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Five sentenced over police chase that saw car plough into pubgoers outside Old Queen’s Head in Essex Road 

16 Oct

Five sentenced over police chase that saw car plough into pubgoers outside Old Queen’s Head in Essex Road 49 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Five young men who were in a stolen car when it rammed into pubgoers outside The Old Queen’s Head in Essex ...

Revealed: How much house prices per square metre have increased in Islington over 10 years 

16 Oct

Revealed: How much house prices per square metre have increased in Islington over 10 years 41 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> The price of housing in Islington, measured by square metre, more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 according to new ...

Marx Memorial Library hosts exhibition on Tolpuddle Martyrs 

16 Oct

Marx Memorial Library hosts exhibition on Tolpuddle Martyrs 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Clerkenwell’s Marx Memorial Library is hosting an exhibition documenting the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs – who were sent to Australia as criminals for ...

Shoplifters and vandals may dodge justice after police say probes ‘impractical’ 

16 Oct

Shoplifters and vandals may dodge justice after police say probes ‘impractical’ 31 minutes ago Press Association --> A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal ...

Do you know this man? Police appeal over William Hill armed robbery in Upper Street 

16 Oct

Do you know this man? Police appeal over William Hill armed robbery in Upper Street 38 minutes ago James Morris --> Police today launched an appeal for information on a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Upper Street’s William Hill ...

Highbury’s Park View Estate to get 40 new homes – 22 at social rent 

16 Oct

Highbury’s Park View Estate to get 40 new homes – 22 at social rent 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Forty new homes will be built on Highbury’s Park View Estate – 22 of which will be for social rent.

Jeremy Corbyn to speak out against Islington hate crime tonight 

16 Oct

Jeremy Corbyn to speak out against Islington hate crime tonight 59 minutes ago James Morris --> Muslim women will share their experiences of hate crime at Finsbury Park Mosque tonight.

This week 30 years ago: Islington Labour council accused of being ‘Tory agents’ 

16 Oct

This week 30 years ago: Islington Labour council accused of being ‘Tory agents’ 16 minutes ago James Morris --> Campaigning kids marched on Islington Town Hall with their mums and dads to protest against cuts.

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Summer’s back, but only temporarily 

14 Oct

Video: Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Summer’s back, but only temporarily 33 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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Hyperlocal »

Business rate relief scheme “not enough” 

13 Oct

Funds to help struggling businesses cope with rate rises have been criticised by the local business association as “too little and too late”.

Apple Day returns to Islington 

13 Oct

Organisers are hoping up to 800 apple lovers will gather this Sunday for the fourth edition of Gillespie Park’s Apple Day, which celebrates the coming of autumn with Britain’s favourite fruit.

“No” vote for Pankhurst statue on Clerkenwell Green 

13 Oct

Some concerned citizens are opposing plans for a statue of Sylvia Pankhurst, famed suffragette, to be erected on Clerkenwell Green.

Islington Faces: treasured interviews 

10 Oct

Everyone has a story.

Kevin Zhang: Peking opera 

4 Oct

  Everyone has a story.

Get ready for a jam-packed autumn of activity at King’s Cross 

3 Oct

King’s Cross is hosting a spectacular season of events this autumn, featuring food, culture and everything in between – celebrating the season and the neighbourhood.

Cubitts and Lost Property of London return to their roots at Coal Drops Yard 

27 Sep

London, 29 th August 2017 – King’s Cross today announces that two locally-founded fashion brands, Cubitts and Lost Property of London , will return to the heart of the area by opening new stores at Coal Drops Yard, a major new shopping quarter in...

Dominic Bennet: furniture restorer 

20 Sep

Who do you turn to when a much-loved chair breaks – head to (a) Islington Waste Centre or (b) find a furniture restorer? If your instinct is to save and repair stuff then you need to meet local cabinet maker and furniture restorer Dominic Bennet.


18 Sep

London, September 2017 – The King’s Cross Partnership has announced today that internationally renowned design brand Tom Dixon will move from its current home at Portobello Dock to King’s Cross in March 2018.

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Comment »

Trust in me 

1 Sep

Even when a mature democracy becomes a little dog-eared around the edges and the very definition of democracy presents wear and tear in more urgent need of refurbishment than a crumbling Palace of Westminster, the basic premise of the relationship ...

TfL Have Revoked 42 Operator Licenses So Far This Year. Guess Which One Is Not On The List? 

6 Aug

TfL have always come under fire over the alleged unsavoury relationship they have with the ride-share app Uber.

Poached sushi 

28 Jul

When, on a cold and frosty morning, a car refuses to start when being late is simply not an option or the first intestinal rumblings indicate that the recently consumed piece of fish might have spent too long in the fridge, hope rapidly follows faith...

Westminster Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway, Accuses LTDA Of Lying Over Machine Gun Found In Uber Car. 

16 Jul

Westminster Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway, accused the LTDA of spreading complete and utter Lies, after their twitter post claimed that an Uber driver had appeared in Wimbledon Magistrates Court, after a Machine Gun was found along with ...

Tears of a clown 

16 Jul

Only a complete fool would dare to suggest that extracting the fifth largest economy on the planet from the largest single market on Earth would be a simple undertaking and such a daunting task would probably freeze the blood of even the most skilful...

Ich bein ein Hamburger 

10 Jul

Perhaps the most enduring and delightfully amusing myths generated by the cold war, is the continued belief that a President of the United States stood before a crowd in West Berlin and described himself as a jam-filled doughnut...

Air sick 

3 Jun

As the English language continues to gloriously expand and evolve, it has yet to create an adequate word or phrase to capture the true essence of what it means to be a spectator of political campaigning...

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Features »

Lady’s Quick Guide to London’s Islington 

16 Oct

After nearly three weeks of traveling, my great British road trip has taken me home to London for a mid-journey break.

Balance: September 2017 

12 Oct

New chapters I’ve always loved September.

13 Nice Things To Do After Work Instead Of Going Straight Home 

12 Oct

It’s been Quite A Week round here.

veuve clicquot widow series returns 

12 Oct

The Veuve Clicquot Widow Series is back for it’s third instalment and this time Carine Roitfeld is curating it.

World Mental Health Day: Perfectionism, financial anxiety, and what it’s really like to be sectioned 

10 Oct

Today, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day.

Guided Walks in Islington led by Yours Truly 

10 Oct

I wrote recently about how I'd spent much of the first six months of this year doing a course to become a Clerkenwell and Islington guide and how last month I collected my badge and a surprise award for the best designed walk.

New Islington 

10 Oct

Whistlestop Manchester: New Islington Where? immediately east of central Manchester Population Around 1700 homes (whatever that equates to) How to get there? one tramstop from Piccadilly Why? that's a very good question When Manchester was ...

loti eats | macellaio rc northcote road 

9 Oct

When does a group of restaurants turn into a soulless chain? Not on its fourth restaurant if Macellaio RC on Northcote Road, restaurateur Roberto Costa’s latest addition to his successful family of Italian steak restaurants, is anything to go by.

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Politicians »

Help for small businesses to cope with Government rate rise 

12 Oct

Help is on the way for Islington's small businesses that are being hit by massive Tory Government increases in business rates bills, courtesy of a new 'relief scheme' designed by Labour-run Islington Council.

New help for people to quit smoking in Islington 

4 Oct

Last week, Cllr Janet Burgess, Executive Member for Health and Social Care, attended Nag’s Head Shopping Centre for the launch of a new free service to help smokers in Islington kick the habit for good.

Council Leader attacks ‘short-term cost-cutting’ STP process 

29 Sep

The Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Richard Watts, has slammed NHS plans that have become a "short-term cost-cutting exercise".

Islington Labour councillors call for ban on letting fees 

28 Sep

Last week at Full Council (21 September), Islington Labour councillors called on the Tory Government to bring forward plans to ban rip-off letting fees to private renters, which they promised to do so several months ago.

Labour NEC Report – September 2017 

20 Sep

Leader’s Report Jeremy Corbyn updated the NEC on his work in parliament, praising the PLP for working together to defeat the government on NHS pay and student fees.

Islington Labour’s mission to build more genuinely affordable homes 

20 Sep

Islington Labour is building more genuinely affordable homes for local people in the borough.

Closing landlords’ council tax loophole 

13 Sep

Labour-run Islington Council has become one of the first local authorities in the country to close a council tax loophole that landlords have been exploiting for years.

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LocalGov »

Traffic survey Data for Highbury West Ward 

16 Oct

Response by Islington Borough Council to Vivian Buffard on 16 October 2017 .

Council costs 

16 Oct

Response by Islington Borough Council to OW on 16 October 2017 .

Education information 

16 Oct

Response by Islington Borough Council to Lily Kerrigan on 16 October 2017 .

Traffic survey Data for Highbury West Ward 

14 Oct

Request sent to Islington Borough Council by Vivian Buffard on 14 October 2017 .

More better banners.., 14th October 

14 Oct

Why do you tolerate Better desecrating our parka with their advertising? Fine them and remove this eyesore.

Rubbish outside 28 Amwell Street, 13th October 

13 Oct

Incredible amount of rubbish dumped outside 28 Amwell Street Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 36 Amwell Street, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...

Council costs 

12 Oct

Request sent to Islington Borough Council by OW on 12 October 2017 .

Planning Data 

12 Oct

Response by Islington Borough Council to Mr Wilde on 12 October 2017 .

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999 »

“There is no such thing as a Fireman” says Brigade Chief 

16 Oct

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton is urging the nation to stop using the outdated term ‘Fireman’ as part of a drive to encourage more women to become firefighters.

Statement on incident in South Kensington 

7 Oct

Peter McKenna, Deputy Director of Operations, said: "At just after 2.20pm today, (7 October), we received reports of an incident at Cromwell Road, South Kensington...

Brigade ‘butts’ into vaping campaign 

29 Sep

The Brigade welcomes Public Health England’s support for e-cigarettes as a key way to help smokers quit tobacco smoking to help reduce the number of smoking related fire deaths.

Medics reunited with premature twins they helped to safely deliver 

28 Sep

Medics from London Ambulance Service who helped deliver premature twins have been reunited with the baby boys.

Brigade trials light blocking solution for solar panel fires 

26 Sep

The Brigade is the first fire service in the world to trial a specially designed light blocking coating to tackle emergencies involving solar panels.

Brigade backs national fire safety door campaign 

25 Sep

We are reminding landlords and tenants about the crucial role played by fire safety doors after new statistics reveal the shocking extent to which this potentially life saving piece of engineering is being misused.

Deadly delay in calling 999 warns new Brigade report 

21 Sep

The Brigade was called immediately in only two of the 39 accidental fatal dwelling fires last year...

Don’t turn your back on fridge fire risk warns Brigade 

21 Sep

Fridges and Freezers must have fire resistant back...

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Events »

Theatre News: Casting announced for Fever Pitch the Opera 

19 Jul

The first ever musical staging by Highbury Opera Theatre marks 25 years since Nick Hornby's book was first published...

Chris Shiflett: An interview with the Foo Fighters Guitarist 

23 Jun

Chris Shiflett is most commonly known as the lead guitarist in legendary American rock band Foo Fighters.

Wheatus at Islington Academy | Live review 

3 Jun

On the Islington night of their 32-date UK and Ireland tour, Wheatus delivered another blazing jam-packed set to the adoring London crowd last night.

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Schools »

Stone Age Hunter Gatherers 

12 Oct

As an introduction to our Stone Age Topic Year 3 made Stone Age Tools.

Upcoming PTA meeting – Friday 

9 Oct

International Evening was a roaring success and a big thank you to Sandra Ibrisim (School Home Support Practitioner), for organising the event.

What makes a difference in Careers – The Research 

3 Oct

One of the major hurdles to schools developing effective Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance CEIAG has always been the lack of hard proof of its effectiveness.

International Evening – This Thursday 

3 Oct

Hello all! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Tufnell Park School International Evening, from 5pm on Thursday.

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