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King’s Cross St Pancras police officer sacked for using ‘excessive force’ during arrest 

24 Mar 17

King’s Cross St Pancras police officer sacked for using ‘excessive force’ during arrest 23 minutes ago James Morris –> A British Transport Police officer was today fired for using “excessive and unnecessary force” on a member of public …


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Homeowners fear ‘demise’ of Camden Passage – because an upmarket deli called Le Coq Epicier wants to sell fine wine 

24 Mar 17

Homeowners fear ‘demise’ of Camden Passage – because an upmarket deli called Le Coq Epicier wants to sell fine wine 44 minutes ago James Morris –> Camden Passage neighbours have urged Islington Council to stop the “dismemberment” of the …


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Terry Stacy: Former Islington Council leader turned community activist and Lady Gaga’s best mate 

24 Mar 17

Terry Stacy: Former Islington Council leader turned community activist and Lady Gaga’s best mate 26 minutes ago James Morris –> Former council leader Terry Stacy is a loud Lib Dem activist, but also does a tonne of community work.


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Scheme launches building careers of dozen learners from minority ethnic backgrounds in Finsbury Park 

23 Mar 17

Scheme launches building careers of dozen learners from minority ethnic backgrounds in Finsbury Park 13 minutes ago James Scott –> A scheme to boost the skills of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds has set the foundation of 12 adult …


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Dignity in Care Awards: ‘Carers don’t get enough recognition or pay…to get an award was fantastic’ 

23 Mar 17

Dignity in Care Awards: ‘Carers don’t get enough recognition or pay…


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Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das appears at Old Bailey on murder charge 

23 Mar 17

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das appears at Old Bailey on murder charge 49 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A dad accused of murdering his one-year-old boy and trying to kill his twin sister at their Finsbury Park home appeared at the Old …


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JJ McPhillips: Murder detectives make fourth arrest over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 

23 Mar 17

JJ McPhillips: Murder detectives make fourth arrest over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 6 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Detectives investigating the killing of Jonathan “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street have made a fourth arrest.


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Huge development plans for Golden Lane Estate panned by campaigners 

23 Mar 17

Huge development plans for Golden Lane Estate panned by campaigners 49 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> ‘Show some respect’ is the message from people on the Grade II-listed Golden Lane Estate to Islington Council and the City.


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Westminster attack: Islington MP Emily Thornberry tells how she was yards away as drama unfolded 

22 Mar 17

Westminster attack: Islington MP Emily Thornberry tells how she was yards away as drama unfolded 20 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry was stood just 30 yards away from this afternoon’s apparent terrorist …


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Islington Labour criticised over ‘cash for canvassing’ tactics 

22 Mar 17

Exclusive: Islington Labour criticised over ‘cash for canvassing’ tactics 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> The Islington Labour Group has come under fire for offering paid positions to councillors based on the amount of political campaigning they do.


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Highbury Grove School puts on barnstorming production of Les Miserables 

22 Mar 17

Highbury Grove School puts on barnstorming production of Les Miserables 16 minutes ago James Scott –> A group of parents believe a barnstorming production of Les Miserables stands in stark contrast to a school’s damning Ofsted report.


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Archway hotel owner offers free earplugs to guests – because of gyratory noise 

22 Mar 17

Archway hotel owner offers free earplugs to guests – because of gyratory noise 16 minutes ago James Morris –> Many hotel guests are greeted with complimentary chocolates and mints on their pillows.


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Sir Ian McKellen brings back Gandalf to raise funds for the Park Theatre 

22 Mar 17

Sir Ian McKellen brings back Gandalf to raise funds for the Park Theatre 47 minutes ago Zoe Paskett –> Forget blockbusters Beauty and the Beast, X Men or Lord of the Rings – fringe theatre is where it’s at, as Sir Ian McKellen steps in to offer …


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This week 60 years ago: Rent hike for 1,500 council homes in Finsbury 

22 Mar 17

This week 60 years ago: Rent hike for 1,500 council homes in Finsbury 47 minutes ago James Morris –> Council tenants in Finsbury were facing rents hikes as the council was forced to make up a £23,000 deficiency in its coffers.


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Demi Williams’ family calls for new police probe into ‘suicide DVD’ death in Archway 

21 Mar 17

Demi Williams’ family calls for new police probe into ‘suicide DVD’ death in Archway 50 minutes ago Emma Youle –> The family of a young woman who killed herself have accused police of failing to properly investigate a disturbing DVD on …


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Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants celebrates turning 20 – and helping 2,000 people 

21 Mar 17

Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants celebrates turning 20 – and helping 2,000 people 10 minutes ago James Morris –> The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants has turned 20.


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Islington is ‘fourth worst’ in London for noise nuisance 

21 Mar 17

Islington is ‘fourth worst’ in London for noise nuisance 38 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington had the fourth highest rate of noise complaints in London last year.


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Dog dies in St John Street flat fire 

21 Mar 17

Dog dies in St John Street flat fire 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A dog died and two women were rescued by firefighters during a late-night blaze in a block of flats.


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Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das charged with murder of one-year-old boy 

21 Mar 17

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das charged with murder of one-year-old boy 31 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A man has been charged with the murder of a one-year-old boy and the attempted murder of a girl of the same age after a “domestic …


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Highbury Grove School: City of London trust to reopen troubled secondary as an academy in September 

20 Mar 17

Highbury Grove School: City of London trust to reopen troubled secondary as an academy in September 43 minutes ago James Scott –> Troubled Highbury Grove School is a step closer to becoming an academy after the City of London Corporation formally …


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Business of the week: Backgrounds prop hire, Brewery Road 

20 Mar 17

Business of the week: Backgrounds prop hire, Brewery Road 44 minutes ago James Morris –> In a new feature, we highlight a fascinating or quirky company doing business here in Islington.


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Alice Brindley: Missing Suffolk girl, 13, caught train to Islington 

20 Mar 17

Alice Brindley: Missing Suffolk girl, 13, caught train to Islington 58 minutes ago Chris Shimwell –> Parents of a missing 13-year-old girl from Suffolk have pleaded with her to come home after discovering she caught the train to Islington.


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This week 30 years ago: Convicted murderer ‘punished for claiming innocence’ 

20 Mar 17

This week 30 years ago: Convicted murderer ‘punished for claiming innocence’ 37 minutes ago James Morris –> A man convicted of a grisly Islington double murder claimed he was being punished for continuing to claim his innocence.


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Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das arrested on suspicion of murder 

20 Mar 17

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das arrested on suspicion of murder 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a one-year-old boy died and his twin sister was critically injured …


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Pictured: Man sought by cops after baby dies and twin sister left fighting for life – as Hackney neighbours heard mum scream: ‘Someone killed my kid’ 

19 Mar 17

Pictured: Man sought by cops after baby dies and twin sister left fighting for life – as Hackney neighbours heard mum scream: ‘Someone killed my kid’ Yesterday, 15:15 Emma Bartholomew –> Police have released the image of the man they are …


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Finsbury Park toddler death: Murder police hunt suspect after one-year-old boy dies 

19 Mar 17

Finsbury Park toddler death: Murder police hunt suspect after one-year-old boy dies 40 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A one-year-old boy has died and a girl of the same age is fighting for her life after they were found with critical injuries at a …


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Complaints Crouch Hill shut for roadworks – yet workers are not to be seen 

18 Mar 17

Complaints Crouch Hill shut for roadworks – yet workers are not to be seen 36 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew –> Shops are losing money and bus users are “stranded” due to month-long roadworks in Crouch Hill – yet builders haven’t been seen …


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RUDY I LOVE YOU: Mystery surrounds enormous love letter scrawled in Northampton Park, Canonbury 

17 Mar 17

RUDY I LOVE YOU: Mystery surrounds enormous love letter scrawled in Northampton Park, Canonbury 37 minutes ago Tom Horton –> A giant love letter scrawled in lavender paint on a Canonbury street has neighbours scratching their heads.


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Mayor’s Civic Awards: Volunteers’ amazing achievements celebrated at town hall bash 

17 Mar 17

Mayor’s Civic Awards: Volunteers’ amazing achievements celebrated at town hall bash 15 minutes ago Andrew Messios –> The Gazette was very proud to help dish out Islington’s civic awards to the cream of Islington last night.


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Top cadet Sgt Sarah Adegboyega wins Ben Kinsella Award for Islington’s rising star 

17 Mar 17

Top cadet Sgt Sarah Adegboyega wins Ben Kinsella Award for Islington’s rising star 49 minutes ago Andrew Messios –> Sgt Sarah Adegboyega earned her stripes by constantly challenging herself and those around her to push their boundaries and develop…


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Watch moment Highbury moped crook flees cops at 90mph – on wrong side of motorway 

17 Mar 17

Video: Watch moment Highbury moped crook flees cops at 90mph – on wrong side of motorway 4 minutes ago James Morris –> Extraordinary police footage shows the moment a prolific Highbury moped crook tried to escape from cops – by driving on the …


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Pentonville Prison escape: Man charged with assisting offender 

17 Mar 17

Pentonville Prison escape: Man charged with assisting offender 12 minutes ago Catherine Wylie –> A man has been charged in relation to November’s inmate escape from Pentonville Prison.


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JJ McPhillips: Murder police make two more arrests over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 

16 Mar 17

JJ McPhillips: Murder police make two more arrests over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 21 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Murder detectives investigating the killing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips have made two more arrests.


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121 years of London Met in Holloway Road: A university by the community, for the community 

16 Mar 17

121 years of London Met in Holloway Road: A university by the community, for the community 6 minutes ago James Morris –> As London Metropolitan University plans a multi-million overhaul of its campus, the Gazette learns about 121 years of history in…


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Highbury cafe billed £2,500 for lying about food hygiene rating 

16 Mar 17

Highbury cafe billed £2,500 for lying about food hygiene rating 50 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A Highbury café has been left with a bill for £2,500 after claiming it had a top food hygiene rating of 5 – when the actual rating was 1.


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Chapel Market stallholders fear ‘someone will die’ after gang violence erupts again in Islington 

16 Mar 17

Chapel Market stallholders fear ‘someone will die’ after gang violence erupts again in Islington 19 minutes ago James Morris –> Terrified Chapel Market stallholders this morning said they fear for their safety after the latest gang brawl in the …


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Canonbury Primary School neighbours protest against new 3G pitch and ‘shouting’ footballers 

16 Mar 17

Canonbury Primary School neighbours protest against new 3G pitch and ‘shouting’ footballers 44 minutes ago James Morris –> Fourteen neighbours of Canonbury Primary School have urged the town hall to throw out plans for a new football pitch.


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More Islington brawl chaos as police break up another ‘student’ fight 

15 Mar 17

More Islington brawl chaos as police break up another ‘student’ fight 54 minutes ago James Morris –> Police were yesterday called to break up yet another brawl in the heart of Islington – thought to involve City and Islington College students.


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Islington Council: ‘Waste collection is 99.87% on time’ 

15 Mar 17

Islington Council: ‘Waste collection is 99.87% on time’ 37 minutes ago James Morris –> Enraged homeowners and tenants have complained to the Gazette about missed bin and recycling collections ever since new times were introduced on February 6…


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Caledonian Road and Barnsbury: Boy, 15, jailed for four years over station stabbing 

15 Mar 17

Caledonian Road and Barnsbury: Boy, 15, jailed for four years over station stabbing 21 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A 15-year-old boy has been jailed for four years over a gang stabbing at Caledonian Road and Barnsbury Overground station last summer …


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This week 60 years ago: Tory candidate for Islington North ‘dislikes kissing babies’ 

15 Mar 17

This week 60 years ago: Tory candidate for Islington North ‘dislikes kissing babies’ 22 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington North’s Conservative candidate for the next general election was announced.


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Upper Street flooding: Thames Water report delayed until April 

14 Mar 17

Upper Street flooding: Thames Water report delayed until April 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A report into the Upper Street flooding has been delayed until April, Thames Water has said.


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Community orchard at Holloway care home will help mental health recovery 

14 Mar 17

Community orchard at Holloway care home will help mental health recovery 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A Holloway care home got a therapeutic community orchard thanks to the greenfingered people who live there.


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Ex-Gunner Nigel Winterburn pitches in to launch project at Hargrave Park Primary School 

14 Mar 17

Ex-Gunner Nigel Winterburn pitches in to launch project at Hargrave Park Primary School 17 minutes ago James Scott –> An ex-footballer who was part of Arsenal’s legendary back four in the 1990s opened a new pitch at Hargrave Park Primary School on…


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Exclusive City Road tower block scheme ‘shows how affordable housing is being moved into ghettos’ 

14 Mar 17

Exclusive City Road tower block scheme ‘shows how affordable housing is being moved into ghettos’ 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A 22-storey building straddling the Hackney and Islington border could provide six floors of office space and 100 …


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Islington start-ups: ‘Warriorrr’ classes for mums in Highbury 

14 Mar 17

Islington start-ups: ‘Warriorrr’ classes for mums in Highbury 20 minutes ago James Morris –> Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington.


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Islington cops to record incidents with body cameras 

14 Mar 17

Islington cops to record incidents with body cameras 24 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington police officers will now patrol the streets with body warn video cameras.


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Newington Green Primary School students ‘blown away’ by trip into virtual reality thanks to Crowdfunding scheme 

13 Mar 17

Newington Green Primary School students ‘blown away’ by trip into virtual reality thanks to Crowdfunding scheme 52 minutes ago James Scott –> Newington Green Primary School has taken the lead in a scheme to bring cutting-edge technology …


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This week 30 years ago: Cop survives 60ft roof fall in Finsbury 

13 Mar 17

This week 30 years ago: Cop survives 60ft roof fall in Finsbury 22 minutes ago James Morris –> A police officer fell 60ft from a roof – and survived.


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Inside Muslim Welfare House: Islington’s ‘biggest community centre’ 

12 Mar 17

Inside Muslim Welfare House: Islington’s ‘biggest community centre’ 27 minutes ago James Morris –> The Muslim Welfare House is one of Islington’s most widely used community centres.







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