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Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: It will be cold, but will there be snow? 

24 Feb 18

Video: Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: It will be cold, but will there be snow? 16 minutes ago Matthew Clemenson –> Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


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Jeremy Corbyn attacks Theresa May and Amber Rudd over police cuts following violent Archway muggings 

23 Feb 18

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Theresa May and Amber Rudd over police cuts following violent Archway muggings 42 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Prime Minister Theresa May and home secretary Amber Rudd for trying to…


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Diarmaid Ward on Sotheby Mews closure: ‘Building council homes means hard choices’ 

23 Feb 18

Diarmaid Ward on Sotheby Mews closure: ‘Building council homes means hard choices’ 39 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Council will not back away from its quest to build council homes on the Sotheby Mews Day Centre site.


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Conservative government ‘hates’ Islington – council leader Richard Watts as budget is passed 

23 Feb 18

Conservative government ‘hates’ Islington – council leader Richard Watts as budget is passed 50 minutes ago James Morris –> Theresa May’s government “hates” Islington, council leader Richard Watts said last night.


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National Secular Society head gives backing to senior coroner Mary Hassell 

22 Feb 18

National Secular Society head gives backing to senior coroner Mary Hassell 30 minutes ago Harry Taylor –> The chief executive of a secular pressure group has backed under-fire inner north London senior coroner Mary Hassell, saying “religion …


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Archway suffers series of violent muggings – as neighbours bemoan police cuts 

22 Feb 18

Archway suffers series of violent muggings – as neighbours bemoan police cuts 21 minutes ago James Morris –> A masked gang has hit Archway with a series of terrifying muggings.


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Michelle McPhillips invites Islington to JJ church vigil to mark one year since stab death 

22 Feb 18

Michelle McPhillips invites Islington to JJ church vigil to mark one year since stab death 7 minutes ago James Morris –> The mum of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips is holding a candlelit vigil on Wednesday to mark one year since he was stabbed to death…


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Police concern grows for Winston Haynes, 74, missing from Finsbury Park 

21 Feb 18

Police concern grows for Winston Haynes, 74, missing from Finsbury Park 14 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew –> Police officers are appealing to trace a missing 74-year-old man from Hackney who suffers from dementia.


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Islington Society takes aim at digital phone boxes, likens them to ‘plague of locusts’ 

21 Feb 18

Islington Society takes aim at digital phone boxes, likens them to ‘plague of locusts’ 26 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Futuristic phone boxes that have “come out of the blue like a plague of locusts” have angered Islington’s top heritage …


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Noughties music spot Buffalo Bar reopens as 1920s jazz bar after makeover of Highbury Corner’s Famous Cock pub 

21 Feb 18

Noughties music spot Buffalo Bar reopens as 1920s jazz bar after makeover of Highbury Corner’s Famous Cock pub 38 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> An underground music venue that played host to a who’s who of Noughties indie bands has reopened as a …


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Year of the Dog celebrations highlight Islington’s ‘vibrant communities’ 

21 Feb 18

Gallery: Year of the Dog celebrations highlight Islington’s ‘vibrant communities’ 48 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Chinese Association held a huge New Year bash at its Upper Holloway headquarters on Saturday.


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This week 60 years ago: IRA bomb scare at Holloway Road university 

21 Feb 18

This week 60 years ago: IRA bomb scare at Holloway Road university 43 minutes ago James Morris –> Holloway Road’s Northern Polytechnic – now London Metropolitan University – had to be evacuated because of an IRA bomb scare.


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Canonbury man jailed for moped phone snatching rampage across Islington and Hackney 

21 Feb 18

Video: Canonbury man jailed for moped phone snatching rampage across Islington and Hackney 32 minutes ago James Morris –> A Canonbury crook who used his stolen moped to do a series of phone thefts across Islington and Hackney was yesterday jailed.


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Night Overground service extending to Highbury and Islington from Friday 

20 Feb 18

Night Overground service extending to Highbury and Islington from Friday 33 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Business chiefs have welcomed the news that the Night Overground service is extending to Canonbury and Highbury and Islington from Friday.


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Highbury and Islington station: Person dies after being hit by Victoria line train 

20 Feb 18

Highbury and Islington station: Person dies after being hit by Victoria line train 35 minutes ago James Morris –> A person has died after being struck by a tube train at Highbury and Islington station this afternoon.


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Sotheby Mews Day Centre: Islington Council forced to debate closure decision 

20 Feb 18

Sotheby Mews Day Centre: Islington Council forced to debate closure decision 39 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Council has been forced to hold a debate over its controversial decision to get rid of Sotheby Mews Day Centre.


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Volunteers needed at Sue Ryder charity shop in Essex Road 

20 Feb 18

Volunteers needed at Sue Ryder charity shop in Essex Road 44 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Anyone who fancies doing their bit for charity can do so by volunteering at the Sue Ryder shop in Essex Road.


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Islington Council under pressure to reject Aldi alcohol licence in Archway 

20 Feb 18

Islington Council under pressure to reject Aldi alcohol licence in Archway 6 minutes ago James Morris –> Aldi’s plans to open in Archway could be thwarted because there are so many shops already selling booze in the area.


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This week 30 years ago: Gunmen ‘chicken out’ of Finsbury Park restaurant robbery, City University ‘toxic fumes’ row 

20 Feb 18

This week 30 years ago: Gunmen ‘chicken out’ of Finsbury Park restaurant robbery, City University ‘toxic fumes’ row 15 minutes ago James Morris –> A restaurant boss came out on top against raiders who held him at gunpoint.


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Fair Futures Commission: 100 hours’ work experience before age 16, vows council in flagship young people’s policy 

19 Feb 18

Fair Futures Commission: 100 hours’ work experience before age 16, vows council in flagship young people’s policy 18 minutes ago James Scott –> “Putting young people in charge of their own narrative” is the chief aim of a commission bidding …


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Fair Futures Commission: 100 hours’ work experience before age of 18, vows council in flagship young people’s policy 

19 Feb 18

Fair Futures Commission: 100 hours’ work experience before age of 18, vows council in flagship young people’s policy Yesterday, 18:09 James Scott –> “Putting young people in charge of their own narrative” is the chief aim of a commission …


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Fair Futures Commission: 100 hours’ work experience before age of 16, vows council in flagship young people’s policy 

19 Feb 18

Fair Futures Commission: 100 hours’ work experience before age of 16, vows council in flagship young people’s policy Yesterday, 18:09 James Scott –> “Putting young people in charge of their own narrative” is the chief aim of a commission …


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Holloway man wins praise from mental health chiefs for graphic novel drawing on 20-year experience of psychosis 

19 Feb 18

Holloway man wins praise from mental health chiefs for graphic novel drawing on 20-year experience of psychosis 34 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A former journalist who created a graphic novel drawing on his 20-year battle with psychosis has been …


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Man in search for photographer after saving memory card from destroyed camera in Islington Green 

19 Feb 18

Man in search for photographer after saving memory card from destroyed camera in Islington Green 35 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A man who rescued a memory card from a destroyed camera outside Waterstones in Islington Green is hoping to reunite the …


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New Pret a Manger next to White Swan in Upper Street would go against planning guidance 

19 Feb 18

New Pret a Manger next to White Swan in Upper Street would go against planning guidance 12 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> If plans for a new Pret a Manger in Upper Street are to be passed, the town hall would need to go against planning guidance.


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Hyde admits ‘falling short’ after Cally tenant forced to endure terrible living conditions 

16 Feb 18

Hyde admits ‘falling short’ after Cally tenant forced to endure terrible living conditions 29 minutes ago James Morris –> A Cally housing association tenant has accused landlord Hyde of neglect after being forced to endure grim living conditions…


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Deliveroo could face censure for ‘unlawfully’ operating kitchen in Barnsbury industrial estate 

16 Feb 18

Exclusive: Deliveroo could face censure for ‘unlawfully’ operating kitchen in Barnsbury industrial estate 15 minutes ago James Morris –> Deliveroo faces censure after Islington Council found it has been operating a kitchen “unlawfully” in …


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Islington’s gay history landmarks – hidden in plain sight 

16 Feb 18

Islington’s gay history landmarks – hidden in plain sight 57 minutes ago James Morris –> February is LGBT history month.


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Dawood inquest: Mother grills Hornsey Rise music studio manager who she believes killed her son 

15 Feb 18

Dawood inquest: Mother grills Hornsey Rise music studio manager who she believes killed her son 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> The grieving mother of David “Dawood” Robinson today had the chance to grill the man she believes killed her son at a …


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Moped phone snatches: Man, 23, arrested and moped, phones, drugs and cash seized in Canonbury dawn raid 

15 Feb 18

Moped phone snatches: Man, 23, arrested and moped, phones, drugs and cash seized in Canonbury dawn raid 18 minutes ago Jon King –> Cops arrested a man and seized 10 mobile phones thought to have been stolen in moped snatches in a dawn swoop.


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Islington Council promises to deal with chronic damp in Highbury’s Park View Estate 

15 Feb 18

Islington Council promises to deal with chronic damp in Highbury’s Park View Estate 25 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Council this week pledged to deal with a damp-ridden estate once and for all.


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Holly Park Estate fire: Investigaton launched after early morning block blaze 

15 Feb 18

Holly Park Estate fire: Investigaton launched after early morning block blaze 20 minutes ago James Morris –> Fifteen people were evacuated from a block after a fire in Crouch Hill’s Holly Park Estate this morning.


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Dawood inquest: Men inside Hornsey Rise music studio at time of shooting accused of lying after denying they saw gunman 

14 Feb 18

Dawood inquest: Men inside Hornsey Rise music studio at time of shooting accused of lying after denying they saw gunman 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Three cousins who were in a Hornsey Rise music studio when David “Dawood” Robinson was shot and …


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Children’s centre at Archway’s Hargrave Park Primary School rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted 

14 Feb 18

Children’s centre at Archway’s Hargrave Park Primary School rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted 38 minutes ago James Scott –> An Archway children’s centre has been rated “outstanding” across the board in its latest Ofsted report.


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Brazen crooks stole £90,000 designer bags and jewellery from City Road flats – in just one day 

14 Feb 18

Brazen crooks stole £90,000 designer bags and jewellery from City Road flats – in just one day 9 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew –> Two “brazen” crooks who burgled over £90,000 of designer bags and jewellery in one single day have been jailed.


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Drapers Arms: The Barnsbury pub which donates all Valentine’s Day takings to domestic violence charity Refuge 

14 Feb 18

Drapers Arms: The Barnsbury pub which donates all Valentine’s Day takings to domestic violence charity Refuge 28 minutes ago James Morris –> After being rated London’s best “foodie” pub, The Drapers Arms in Barnsbury can be assured of …


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Islington ghost signs: The huge reminders of borough’s manufacturing heritage 

14 Feb 18

Islington ghost signs: The huge reminders of borough’s manufacturing heritage 48 minutes ago James Morris –> There are 33 ghost signs – huge faded adverts from yesteryear painted on the side of buildings – across Islington.


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This week 60 years ago: Islington North MP tributes, Blackstock Road accidents and troubled Holloway market trader 

14 Feb 18

This week 60 years ago: Islington North MP tributes, Blackstock Road accidents and troubled Holloway market trader 51 minutes ago James Morris –> A Holloway street trader tried to get away with not paying National Insurance because “business wasn…


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Blind man left paralysed after being stabbed repeatedly in his Upper Holloway home 

13 Feb 18

Blind man left paralysed after being stabbed repeatedly in his Upper Holloway home 45 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A blind man has been left with life-changing injuries after being repeatedly stabbed in his Upper Holloway home.


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‘It’s good to talk’: Breakfast club for Islington armed forces veterans to launch 

13 Feb 18

‘It’s good to talk’: Breakfast club for Islington armed forces veterans to launch 49 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington’s pageant master Peter McCafferty is also part of Islington Veterans Assocation.


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Highbury Leisure Centre: GLL agrees to cough up after neighbours say new extension is eyesore that doesn’t match plans 

13 Feb 18

Highbury Leisure Centre: GLL agrees to cough up after neighbours say new extension is eyesore that doesn’t match plans 24 minutes ago Kamal Sultan –> Neighbours and campaigners say the new Highbury Leisure Centre extension is an eyesore – and …


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Lucky escape for woman in Bath Street fire ‘caused by discarded cigarette’ 

13 Feb 18

Lucky escape for woman in Bath Street fire ‘caused by discarded cigarette’ 42 minutes ago James Morris –> London Fire Brigade has warned smokers to be 100 per cent sure their cigarette has been stubbed out after an early hours flat fire in Bath …


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Man launches campaign to ban plastic straws in every Islington pub, bar and restaurant 

13 Feb 18

Man launches campaign to ban plastic straws in every Islington pub, bar and restaurant 22 minutes ago James Morris –> An Islington man has started a lone crusade to rid every pub, bar and restaurant in the borough of plastic straws.


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Finsbury Park stabbing: Man in his 50s attacked in Seven Sisters Road 

12 Feb 18

Finsbury Park stabbing: Man in his 50s attacked in Seven Sisters Road 14 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew –> A man in his 50s was stabbed in Seven Sisters Road this afternoon.


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Artwork by New North Academy students brightening up walls of Islington town hall in exhibition 

12 Feb 18

Artwork by New North Academy students brightening up walls of Islington town hall in exhibition 39 minutes ago James Scott –> Artwork created by New North Academy students is brightening up the walls of the Islington town hall lobby this month.


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Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry criticise coroner Mary Hassell for failure to prioritise religious burials 

12 Feb 18

Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry criticise coroner Mary Hassell for failure to prioritise religious burials 49 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry have written a joint letter calling coroner Mary Hassell’…


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Can you assist inquiry investigating evidence of former Islington mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past? 

12 Feb 18

Can you assist inquiry investigating evidence of former Islington mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past? 10 minutes ago Emma Youle –> A top lawyer leading a new public inquiry into alleged historic links between an ex-mayor of Islington and a pro…


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Old Street: UK’s second tallest building and copy of Stonehenge among 39 proposals to transform Silicon Roundabout 

12 Feb 18

Gallery: Old Street: UK’s second tallest building and copy of Stonehenge among 39 proposals to transform Silicon Roundabout 13 minutes ago James Morris –> Old Street roundabout could soon be the site of the UK’s second tallest building – or a …


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Finsbury Park Mosque and Muslim Welfare House to host community open days two weeks after Darren Osborne sentencing 

12 Feb 18

Finsbury Park Mosque and Muslim Welfare House to host community open days two weeks after Darren Osborne sentencing 53 minutes ago James Morris –> Finsbury Park Mosque and Muslim Welfare House are holding their annual open days on Sunday – two …


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Three Islington males sentenced over moped phone snatching spree in Hackney and central London 

12 Feb 18

Three Islington males sentenced over moped phone snatching spree in Hackney and central London 47 minutes ago James Morris –> Two men and one boy from Islington have been sentenced over a spate of moped phone snatches in Hackney, the City and …







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