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Holloway Road letting agent first in UK to be convicted of issuing ‘sham licences’ 

19 Aug 17

Holloway Road letting agent first in UK to be convicted of issuing ‘sham licences’ 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> An Archway letting agent has been billed £20,000 after giving tenants “sham licences” that claimed they had no right to …


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Islington man Sunny’s running, cycling and hiking challenge will help raise £250k for Mental Health UK 

19 Aug 17

Islington man Sunny’s running, cycling and hiking challenge will help raise £250k for Mental Health UK 36 minutes ago Atina Dimitrova –> An Islington man is raising money for Mental Health UK by hiking up a mountain, cycling 100 miles and running…


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Camden Passage nail bar London Grace sparks uproar (and confusion) by applying for licence to sell alcohol 

18 Aug 17

Camden Passage nail bar London Grace sparks uproar (and confusion) by applying for licence to sell alcohol 4 minutes ago James Morris –> Another booze licence row has erupted in Camden Passage – this time after a nail bar applied to sell alcohol.


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Jail for Islington men who brandished knives in 5am Archway brawl 

18 Aug 17

Jail for Islington men who brandished knives in 5am Archway brawl 23 minutes ago James Morris –> Two men who brandished knives during a brawl in Archway have been jailed.


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Caledonian Road crash sees moped ‘abandoned’ 

18 Aug 17

Caledonian Road crash sees moped ‘abandoned’ 8 minutes ago James Morris –> A moped was abandoned after a collision with a car in Caledonian Road last night.


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Two men arrested as armed police recover bottle of ‘noxious fluid’ from car in Canonbury 

18 Aug 17

Two men arrested as armed police recover bottle of ‘noxious fluid’ from car in Canonbury 35 minutes ago James Morris –> Two men have been arrested after armed police recovered a bottle of “suspected noxious fluid” from a car in Canonbury.


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A-level results 2017: Multi-talented Central Foundation Boys’ School students excel over range of subjects 

17 Aug 17

A-level results 2017: Multi-talented Central Foundation Boys’ School students excel over range of subjects 53 minutes ago James Scott –> The dexterity of students at Central Foundation Boys’ School was revealed this morning after sixth formers …


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Sobell Leisure Centre: Even trampolinists don’t want the controversial new trampoline park 

17 Aug 17

Sobell Leisure Centre: Even trampolinists don’t want the controversial new trampoline park 8 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> The growing list of people opposing the installation of a trampoline park at the Sobell Leisure Centre now includes Islington …


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A-level results 2017: Art animation whizz-kid among star performers at Highbury Grove School 

17 Aug 17

A-level results 2017: Art animation whizz-kid among star performers at Highbury Grove School 3 minutes ago James Scott –> A student who has been dreaming of studying art animation for the best part of a decade was one of the high achievers at …


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Old Street cycle death: Rider says he didn’t know having no brakes was illegal and denies being thrillseeker 

17 Aug 17

Old Street cycle death: Rider says he didn’t know having no brakes was illegal and denies being thrillseeker 27 minutes ago Sam Gelder at the Old Bailey –> A cyclist on trial for killing a mother in Old Street today denied he was a thrillseeker …


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A-level results 2017: North Bridge House Canonbury students dazzle in English literature and art 

17 Aug 17

A-level results 2017: North Bridge House Canonbury students dazzle in English literature and art 19 minutes ago James Scott –> Students at North Bridge House Canonbury have excelled in both art and English literature after collecting a stellar set …


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Islington Council fined for huge data breach…costing taxpayer £56k 

17 Aug 17

Islington Council fined for huge data breach…


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A-level results 2017: City and Islington College student ‘ecstatic’ and ready to ‘save lives’ 

17 Aug 17

A-level results 2017: City and Islington College student ‘ecstatic’ and ready to ‘save lives’ 42 minutes ago James Scott –> A City and Islington College student is ‘ecstatic’ at the prospect of being able to ‘save lives’ after …


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City of London Academy Islington A-level results: ‘Phenomenal year’ ends in school’s best results yet 

17 Aug 17

City of London Academy Islington A-level results: ‘Phenomenal year’ ends in school’s best results yet 42 minutes ago James Morris –> City of London Academy Islington was celebrating the best results in its nine-year history this morning.


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Old Street cycle death trial: Having brakes on bike ‘wouldn’t have made a difference’, claims cyclist in dock 

17 Aug 17

Old Street cycle death trial: Having brakes on bike ‘wouldn’t have made a difference’, claims cyclist in dock 11 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A young cyclist accused of killing a mother-of-two by hitting her on a racing bike today told jurors …


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Ex-Islington Operations Superintendent John Sutherland on the trauma faced by police 

17 Aug 17

Ex-Islington Operations Superintendent John Sutherland on the trauma faced by police 31 minutes ago Laura Gozzi –> John Sutherland, former Islington Operations Superintendent, on his career in the Met and Blue: A Memoir, his first book John …


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Islington Council ordered to act over ‘fire trap’ Spa Green Estate – after 7 years of warnings from estate manager 

17 Aug 17

Islington Council ordered to act over ‘fire trap’ Spa Green Estate – after 7 years of warnings from estate manager 41 minutes ago James Morris –> Thomas Cooper, manager of the Spa Green Estate, says he has been complaining about fire safety …


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This week 60 years ago: Man threatens Holloway cinema staff with knife, gets subdued by torch 

16 Aug 17

This week 60 years ago: Man threatens Holloway cinema staff with knife, gets subdued by torch 35 minutes ago James Morris –> A cinema-goer who pulled a knife on a member of staff was subdued – by a torch.


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Canonbury street artist’s kit saved by ‘Louis the cab driver’ 

16 Aug 17

Canonbury street artist’s kit saved by ‘Louis the cab driver’ 40 minutes ago James Morris –> A Canonbury street artist’s kit has been returned – two weeks after it was “stolen”.


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Council draft plan for Holloway Prison includes 50% ‘genuinely affordable’ housing 

16 Aug 17

Council draft plan for Holloway Prison includes 50% ‘genuinely affordable’ housing 53 minutes ago James Morris –> Islington Council has today started consulting on its draft plan for the future of the Holloway Prison site.


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A-Level results day 2017: Everything you need to know 

16 Aug 17

A-Level results day 2017: Everything you need to know 11 minutes ago James Scott –> Tomorrow marks A-Levels results day, when students at sixth forms and colleges across Islington will finally know more about what comes next.


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Maureen Collins: ‘My 50 years caring for Islington’s elderly’ 

16 Aug 17

Maureen Collins: ‘My 50 years caring for Islington’s elderly’ 40 minutes ago James Morris –> Highbury carer Maureen Collins has dedicated 50 years – her entire working life – to Islington’s elderly.


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Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston had right of way and victim was not using pedestrian crossing, court told 

15 Aug 17

Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston had right of way and victim was not using pedestrian crossing, court told 34 minutes ago Emily Pennink –> The cyclist on trial for killing a pedestrian as she crossed Old Street had right of way because…


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Boy, 15, sentenced for carrying knife at Highbury and Islington 

15 Aug 17

Boy, 15, sentenced for carrying knife at Highbury and Islington 9 minutes ago James Morris –> A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to four months’ detention for possession of a 12-inch blade at Highbury and Islington station.


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Old Street cycle death trial: Crash that killed mum-of-two ‘sent fixie rider flying through air’, court hears 

15 Aug 17

Old Street cycle death trial: Crash that killed mum-of-two ‘sent fixie rider flying through air’, court hears 31 minutes ago Emily Pennink –> A cyclist on trial over the death of a pedestrian in Old Street was thrown through the air when the …


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This week 30 years ago: Janet Street-Porter in bizarre row with Islington Council 

15 Aug 17

This week 30 years ago: Janet Street-Porter in bizarre row with Islington Council 37 minutes ago James Morris –> TV personality Janet Street-Porter was pleading with Islington Council to move a lamp-post – so she didn’t miss out on her beauty …


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Dominic White: Coroner slams Whittington Hospital over care of man who fled A&E before falling to his death 

15 Aug 17

Dominic White: Coroner slams Whittington Hospital over care of man who fled AE before falling to his death 8 minutes ago Emma Youle –> A coroner has criticised the Whittington Hospital over its care of a young father who fled AE before falling to …


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Road users set for months of disruption as Thames Water replace Upper Street pipe 

14 Aug 17

Road users set for months of disruption as Thames Water replace Upper Street pipe 28 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Road users are braced for three months of disruption in Islington while Thames Water replaces the water main that burst in December.


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Man in hospital after Holloway Road hotel attack 

14 Aug 17

Man in hospital after Holloway Road hotel attack 48 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A man was attacked in a hotel room in the early hours of this morning.


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Old Street cycle death: Fixie rider Charlie Alliston ‘yelled at victim to get out of way before hitting her at 20mph’ 

14 Aug 17

Old Street cycle death: Fixie rider Charlie Alliston ‘yelled at victim to get out of way before hitting her at 20mph’ 25 minutes ago Emily Pennink –> A young cyclist who knocked over and killed a mum-of-two while riding an illegal fixed-gear …


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Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston, 20, to stand trial over death of Kim Briggs, 44, in Hoxton 

14 Aug 17

Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston, 20, to stand trial over death of Kim Briggs, 44, in Hoxton 54 minutes ago Emily Pennink –> The trial of a cyclist accused of running over and killing a mother-of-two in Old Street begins today.


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Man searching for stranger who saved him from drowning in the Finsbury Park pond in 1963 

14 Aug 17

Man searching for stranger who saved him from drowning in the Finsbury Park pond in 1963 24 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A man is trying to track down the stranger who saved his life 54 years ago when he was drowning in the Finsbury Park boating pond.


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Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Sunny spells but chilly mornings 

12 Aug 17

Video: Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Sunny spells but chilly mornings 39 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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‘Show anyone a red shirt with white sleeves and they think of The Arsenal’: A brief history of Gunners kits 

11 Aug 17

‘Show anyone a red shirt with white sleeves and they think of The Arsenal’: A brief history of Gunners kits 39 minutes ago James Morris –> Modern day football gripe, number 2,376.


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There’s no beer garden, but revamped Lady Mildmay is CAMRA’s pub of the summer 

11 Aug 17

There’s no beer garden, but revamped Lady Mildmay is CAMRA’s pub of the summer Yesterday, 16:22 James Morris –> A Newington Green boozer has been named the best summer pub in north London – even though it doesn’t have a beer garden! A …


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Firm that installed ill-fated ‘smart benches’ without planning permission shifts blame back to Islington Council 

11 Aug 17

Firm that installed ill-fated ‘smart benches’ without planning permission shifts blame back to Islington Council 59 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel –> The firm that installed ill-fated “smart benches” across Islington without planning permission …


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Good Samaritan moved by Gazette story gives £400 to Canonbury artist who had all his gear stolen 

11 Aug 17

Good Samaritan moved by Gazette story gives £400 to Canonbury artist who had all his gear stolen 46 minutes ago James Morris –> We live in a borough blighted by inequality, where it’s nearly impossible for most people to own their own home and …


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CCTV released by police after late-night stabbing near Old Street 

11 Aug 17

CCTV released by police after late-night stabbing near Old Street 25 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> A late-night argument near Old Street left a man lying in hospital after being stabbed.


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Business of the week: Young Actors Theatre, the Barnsbury drama school churning out Hollywood stars 

11 Aug 17

Business of the week: Young Actors Theatre, the Barnsbury drama school churning out Hollywood stars 38 minutes ago Atina Dimitrova –> Each week, we profile a company that’s caught our eye doing business here in Islington.


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Police watchdog IPCC finishes investigation into death of moped rider Lewis Johnson in Clapton Common 

10 Aug 17

Police watchdog IPCC finishes investigation into death of moped rider Lewis Johnson in Clapton Common 25 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Prosecutors are weighing up whether to charge two police officers with driving offences over the death of Lewis …


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Appeal after exposure incident between Canonbury and Highbury and Islington 

10 Aug 17

Appeal after exposure incident between Canonbury and Highbury and Islington 11 minutes ago James Morris –> Detectives are appealing for information after an Overground passenger exposed themselves to a victim between Canonbury and Highbury and …


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‘Don’t leave your cooking unattended’: Brigade warning after Holloway block blaze 

10 Aug 17

‘Don’t leave your cooking unattended’: Brigade warning after Holloway block blaze 30 minutes ago James Morris –> Five people had to be treated after a flat blaze in Holloway last Wednesday.


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Four of Islington’s five council-backed ‘smart benches’ to be ripped up because of phone snatch fears 

10 Aug 17

Four of Islington’s five council-backed ‘smart benches’ to be ripped up because of phone snatch fears 21 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel –> The Met says people could get their phones snatched while they’re charging.


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Neighbours concerned about Finsbury Leisure Centre plans tell council: ‘Listen to us’ 

10 Aug 17

Neighbours concerned about Finsbury Leisure Centre plans tell council: ‘Listen to us’ 54 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Neighbours of Finsbury Leisure Centre fear their concerns over its flagship redevelopment project will be ignored.


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It ain’t easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen 

10 Aug 17

It ain’t easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen 32 minutes ago James Morris –> A popular street artist is appealing for information after a callous thief nicked his work – and his kit.


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Revealed: Scale of moped crime outside Archway station 

9 Aug 17

Exclusive: Revealed: Scale of moped crime outside Archway station 34 minutes ago James Morris –> There have been 274 moped-enabled thefts and robberies outside Archway station since January.


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Anna Scher: Legendary Islington theatre teacher (and one-time Gazette writer) looks back on half century of drama 

9 Aug 17

Anna Scher: Legendary Islington theatre teacher (and one-time Gazette writer) looks back on half century of drama 59 minutes ago Atina Dimitrova –> Anna Scher’s drama classes have been a pillar of Islington for 49 years.


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Holloway Road takeaway closes after being given Islington’s biggest ever fly-tip fine 

9 Aug 17

Holloway Road takeaway closes after being given Islington’s biggest ever fly-tip fine 35 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> An independent Caribbean takeaway has been forced to close after being billed £11,000 for fly-tipping – Islington’s biggest …


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Highbury and Islington station hit by flooding 

9 Aug 17

Breaking News: Highbury and Islington station hit by flooding 27 minutes ago Sam Gelder –> Highbury and Islington is closed because heavy rain has flooded the ticket hall.


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Finsbury Park Post Office: Union urges boycott of stationery shop over concern for workers’ rights 

9 Aug 17

Finsbury Park Post Office: Union urges boycott of stationery shop over concern for workers’ rights 43 minutes ago James Morris –> Outside Finsbury Park Post Office on a Saturday morning, a group of union activists are campaigning.







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