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This week 30 years ago: Man on trial for stabbing Tony McCrane to death 

22 May 17

This week 30 years ago: Man on trial for stabbing Tony McCrane to death 10 minutes ago James Morris –> A distraught mum swore revenge on her son’s alleged killer in an Old Bailey courtroom, shouting: “I’m going to kill you for murdering my boy.


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JJ McPhillips stabbing: Murder detectives make seventh arrest in hunt for young dad’s killer 

22 May 17

JJ McPhillips stabbing: Murder detectives make seventh arrest in hunt for young dad’s killer 28 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street have made a seventh arrest.


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Emily Thornberry tells Islington South and Finsbury hustings: ‘It’s either Labour or Tories’ 

22 May 17

Emily Thornberry tells Islington South and Finsbury hustings: ‘It’s either Labour or Tories’ 32 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington South and Finsbury incumbent Emily Thornberry told voters it was a straight choice between Labour and the …


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265 people pack St Mary’s Church at heated Islington South and Finsbury hustings 

22 May 17

265 people pack St Mary’s Church at heated Islington South and Finsbury hustings 17 minutes ago James Morris –> Candidates for Islington South and Finsbury clashed with each other – and the audience – at a heated hustings in St Mary’s Church…


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General Election 2017: Gazette’s Islington South hustings to take place tomorrow 

20 May 17

General Election 2017: Gazette’s Islington South hustings to take place tomorrow 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Still unsure of which way to vote on June 8? Come along to the Gazette’s hustings at St Mary’s Church in Upper Street tomorrow to see…


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Food hygiene ratings: Rats, mice and cockroaches found in 13 Islington restaurants last year 

19 May 17

Food hygiene ratings: Rats, mice and cockroaches found in 13 Islington restaurants last year 24 minutes ago Jack Dyson –> Rats, mice and cockroaches plagued 13 Islington restaurants last year, according to council papers.


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General Election 2017: Islington South candidates slam Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals 

19 May 17

General Election 2017: Islington South candidates slam Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals 30 minutes ago James Scott –> Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals for infants has been slammed by opposition parties in a heated debate at…


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Holloway’s Nag’s Head Market still going… 25 years after last ditch bid to save it 

19 May 17

Holloway’s Nag’s Head Market still going…


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Ken Friar: ‘I still get a tingle working for The Arsenal’ 

18 May 17

Ken Friar: ‘I still get a tingle working for The Arsenal’ 34 minutes ago James Morris –> Ken Friar’s 71-year (and counting) tie to Arsenal began with a mis-kicked football in the street.


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Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 

18 May 17

Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 42 minutes ago Josh Cheetham –> A Newington Green mum is raising awareness of a rare condition that cost her baby son’s life in February.


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Craft brewery promises ‘affluent’ and ‘desirable’ clientele in new Old Street cafe 

18 May 17

Craft brewery promises ‘affluent’ and ‘desirable’ clientele in new Old Street cafe 17 minutes ago James Morris –> A craft brewery expects to attract a “more affluent” kind of customer to Old Street if it’s allowed to open a new cafe.


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Islington kids’ homes scandal: Why did police pull plug on new child abuse probe? 

18 May 17

Exclusive: Islington kids’ homes scandal: Why did police pull plug on new child abuse probe? 21 minutes ago Emma Youle –> There are more than two dozen names that could hold the key to prosecutions, and boxes of papers that may contain vital …


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St Stephen’s Church volunteer Kemi Buraimoh is ‘one of Britain’s top 3 cooks’ 

17 May 17

St Stephen’s Church volunteer Kemi Buraimoh is ‘one of Britain’s top 3 cooks’ 6 minutes ago James Morris –> For 10 years, Kemi Buraimoh has volunteered her cooking skills for homeless people.


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This week 60 years ago: Finsbury man ‘goes blank’ and kills his wife 

17 May 17

This week 60 years ago: Finsbury man ‘goes blank’ and kills his wife 23 minutes ago James Morris –> A husband “went blank” and strangled his wife to death, a court heard.


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Holloway care home ‘is robbing elderly people of their dignity’ 

17 May 17

Holloway care home ‘is robbing elderly people of their dignity’ 7 minutes ago James Morris –> A watchdog has taken action against a Holloway care home after reports of elderly people stuck in their rooms and not getting their medicine.


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‘Scandal’ of 100 flats empty for 25 years – as Islington suffers housing crisis 

17 May 17

‘Scandal’ of 100 flats empty for 25 years – as Islington suffers housing crisis 21 minutes ago James Morris –> Tower blocks at the back of Pentonville Prison could be housing Islington families in desperate need of a home.


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Jail for man who crashed Pentonville Prison drug drone 

16 May 17

Jail for man who crashed Pentonville Prison drug drone 13 minutes ago James Morris –> A man who tried to fly drugs and phones into Pentonville Prison has been jailed.


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‘Yuppies will take over Barnard Park when the sports pitch is carved up. It’s kids from the estates who lose out’ 

16 May 17

‘Yuppies will take over Barnard Park when the sports pitch is carved up.


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‘Disappointment’ over plans for 13-metre mast overlooking Highbury Fields 

16 May 17

‘Disappointment’ over plans for 13-metre mast overlooking Highbury Fields 15 minutes ago Tom Horton –> Plans for a 13-metre phone mast overlooking Highbury Fields have been submitted.


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Survey shows people feel safer in Islington than they did 30 years ago 

15 May 17

Survey shows people feel safer in Islington than they did 30 years ago 42 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> People in Islington feel a lot safer on the streets than they did in the mid-Eighties, new research shows.


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Hungerford Primary School given Islington’s third ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating in space of six months 

15 May 17

Hungerford Primary School given Islington’s third ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating in space of six months 36 minutes ago James Scott –> A third Islington school has been given an “inadequate” Ofsted rating in the space of six months.


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Islington kids Arlo and Darcey inspire 20-strong Ben Nevis attempt in aid of Dravet Syndrome research 

15 May 17

Islington kids Arlo and Darcey inspire 20-strong Ben Nevis attempt in aid of Dravet Syndrome research 9 minutes ago Tom Horton –> Two nine-year-old Islington boys with a rare severe form of epilepsy have inspired no fewer than 20 fundraisers to …


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Officer found guilty of excessive use of force during King’s Cross arrest 

15 May 17

Officer found guilty of excessive use of force during King’s Cross arrest 22 minutes ago Jon King –> A British Transport Police officer who used excessive force during an arrest has been found guilty of gross misconduct.


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General Election 2017: Partner of abducted Andy Tsege stands against Theresa May in Maidenhead 

15 May 17

General Election 2017: Partner of abducted Andy Tsege stands against Theresa May in Maidenhead 9 minutes ago James Morris –> The partner of abducted Upper Holloway man Andy Tsege feels so hopeless about his illegal imprisonment that she has resorted…


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This week 30 years ago: Girl dragged and attacked by two men in Holloway – and witnesses do nothing 

15 May 17

This week 30 years ago: Girl dragged and attacked by two men in Holloway – and witnesses do nothing 25 minutes ago James Morris –> A furious mum blasted passers-by who stood and watched as her daughter was attacked.


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General Election 2017: Chapel Market punter bets £10k on Jeremy Corbyn becoming PM 

12 May 17

General Election 2017: Chapel Market punter bets £10k on Jeremy Corbyn becoming PM 46 minutes ago James Morris –> A brave Chapel Market punter has bet £10,000 on Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister in next month’s General Election.


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Cally councillor ‘so pleased’ at becoming new Islington mayor 

12 May 17

Cally councillor ‘so pleased’ at becoming new Islington mayor 57 minutes ago James Morris –> Cllr Una O’Halloran has promised to “throw herself into the role” after being sworn in as Islington’s new mayor.


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Whittington Hospital not affected as NHS hit by cyber attack 

12 May 17

Whittington Hospital not affected as NHS hit by cyber attack 23 minutes ago Iain Burns –> The Whittington Hospital has not been affected by a cyber attack on NHS organisations across the country.


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Newington Green church slams ‘racist’ graffiti on Black Lives Matter banner 

12 May 17

Newington Green church slams ‘racist’ graffiti on Black Lives Matter banner 19 minutes ago James Morris –> A radical church in Newington Green has denounced “racist” graffiti on its Black Lives Matter banner – after the offender crossed …


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Queen approves Highbury vicar’s transfer to St Paul’s Cathedral 

12 May 17

Queen approves Highbury vicar’s transfer to St Paul’s Cathedral 35 minutes ago James Morris –> Rev Jonathan Brewster has an exciting new role at St Paul’s after 14 years in Highbury.


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General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat attracts record number of candidates 

11 May 17

General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat attracts record number of candidates 31 minutes ago James Morris –> A record 10 candidates are standing for the Islington North seat in next month’s general election.


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Finsbury Park toddler death: Strangers raise thousands for grieving mum 

11 May 17

Finsbury Park toddler death: Strangers raise thousands for grieving mum 43 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew –> Strangers have donated thousands of pounds to help the mum whose family was ripped apart by a hammer attack in their Finsbury Park home.


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Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past 

11 May 17

Exclusive: Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past 14 minutes ago Emma Youle and Ramzy Alwakeel –> Survivors of the horrific child abuse scandal that rocked Islington Council in the 1990s have called for…


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Islington kids’ homes scandal: Council promises lawyer-led inquiry into new evidence 

11 May 17

Exclusive: Islington kids’ homes scandal: Council promises lawyer-led inquiry into new evidence 16 minutes ago Emma Youle –> Islington Council has promised to set up an inquiry led by a top lawyer to examine new evidence relating to a former mayor…


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Secret papers show how Archway was nerve centre for child sex apologists in early 1980s 

11 May 17

Exclusive: Secret papers show how Archway was nerve centre for child sex apologists in early 1980s 18 minutes ago Emma Youle and Ramzy Alwakeel –> Investigations journalist EMMA YOULE explains how a stash of newly uncovered documents linked former …


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Islington Council to get rid of full-size Barnard Park pitch 

10 May 17

Islington Council to get rid of full-size Barnard Park pitch 30 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington has lost its last free full-sized sports pitch.


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Boy, 14, missing from Canonbury since Friday 

10 May 17

Boy, 14, missing from Canonbury since Friday 43 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Police are appealing for help to find missing teenager Kimaunie Samson, last seen at his home in Canonbury at 6am on Friday.


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How Islington fought fascism and paid price for its bravery 

10 May 17

How Islington fought fascism and paid price for its bravery 10 minutes ago Josh Cheetham –> Some 30 people left Islington to fight in the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s.


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Essex Road pedestrian crash: Sixth person charged 

10 May 17

Essex Road pedestrian crash: Sixth person charged 26 minutes ago James Morris –> A sixth person has been charged in connection with the incident in Essex Road where a car ploughed into four pedestrians.


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This week 60 years ago: Vicar leaves Islington to fight apartheid in South Africa 

10 May 17

This week 60 years ago: Vicar leaves Islington to fight apartheid in South Africa 43 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington lost one of its most distinguished community figures – after he left to fight apartheid in South Africa.


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Another ‘outstanding’ Ofsted for Samuel Rhodes School 

9 May 17

Another ‘outstanding’ Ofsted for Samuel Rhodes School 42 minutes ago James Scott –> A Highbury special school has been given an “outstanding” Ofsted rating for the second time in a row.


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Business of the week: Cup the Market, commercialising your morning coffee while saving the environment 

9 May 17

Business of the week: Cup the Market, commercialising your morning coffee while saving the environment 3 minutes ago Josh Cheetham –> In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


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General Election 2017: Gazette to hold hustings for Islington South and Finsbury candidates 

9 May 17

General Election 2017: Gazette to hold hustings for Islington South and Finsbury candidates 20 minutes ago James Morris –> Live in the Islington South and Finsbury constituency and don’t know who to vote for in next month’s general election? The…


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Climate protesters call on Islington Council to stop investing pension fund in fossil fuels 

9 May 17

Climate protesters call on Islington Council to stop investing pension fund in fossil fuels 54 minutes ago Josh Cheetham –> Climate protesters will face down these “monsters” in Upper Street on Saturday in the hope of getting Islington Council …


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Michelle McPhillips: ‘It gets harder and harder the longer JJ’s killer is at large’ 

8 May 17

Michelle McPhillips: ‘It gets harder and harder the longer JJ’s killer is at large’ 34 minutes ago James Morris –> The mum of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips is finding it “harder and harder” to deal with her loss as his killer remains at …


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Man, 20, charged with holding imitation firearm in street next to Emirates Stadium 

8 May 17

Man, 20, charged with holding imitation firearm in street next to Emirates Stadium 23 minutes ago James Morris –> A man has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm after a huge police incident in the shadow of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.


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General Election 2017: Tory candidate for Islington South promises ‘strong and stable government’ 

8 May 17

General Election 2017: Tory candidate for Islington South promises ‘strong and stable government’ 17 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Conservatives this afternoon took the fight to Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry by announcing their …


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‘People are desperate’: Islington Foodbank referrals up 60 per cent in a year 

8 May 17

‘People are desperate’: Islington Foodbank referrals up 60 per cent in a year 13 minutes ago James Morris –> Don’t run away with the idea that everyone in Islington is living the life of Riley.


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This week 30 years ago: Highbury Grove School headteacher quits 

8 May 17

This week 30 years ago: Highbury Grove School headteacher quits 57 minutes ago James Morris –> Anxious parents feared for their children’s education after the headteacher of Highbury Grove School quit.


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Holloway Road’s Eroma Cafe owner made to pay £1,000 for blocking pavement with tables and chairs 

7 May 17

Holloway Road’s Eroma Cafe owner made to pay £1,000 for blocking pavement with tables and chairs 46 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Ignoring repeated demands to move tables and chairs that were blocking the pavement has earned a Holloway Road cafe …







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