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

24 Mar

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 ...


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

24 Mar

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 ...


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

24 Mar

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.


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

23 Mar

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 ...


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

23 Mar

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


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

23 Mar

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 ...


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

23 Mar

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.


Huge development plans for Golden Lane Estate panned by campaigners 

23 Mar

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.


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

22 Mar

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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Hyperlocal »

Westminster terror attack: ‘everything suddenly went very still’ 

23 Mar

Our reporter James Somper recalls the experience of being in Westminster yesterday afternoon.


Karate expert gears up for Tokyo 2020 

23 Mar

A karate expert from Holloway has set his sights on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Shoreditch Grind licence plans delayed 

23 Mar

A popular espresso bar and restaurant has been forced to prolong its wait for a late night music licence after a council hearing over the issue has been delayed.


Meet the author of Hornsey Road art project 

23 Mar

Bright yellow polystyrene figures hanging off objects have appeared in Hornsey Road over the past few days.


TfL U-turn over Highbury Overground staff cuts 

23 Mar

Rail bosses yesterday decided not to remove staff from Highbury Islington Overground station after customers expressed safety concerns.


Street brawls highlight gang problem 

23 Mar

Earlier this month, a group of mainly young women brawled in the middle of Goswell Road, throwing chairs and punches and bringing traffic to a halt .


Islington’s secret LGBT history 

22 Mar

There is a rich history of LGBT+ action in Islington, from the first gay rights demonstration in the 1970s to the first openly gay MP.


How a bad reaction to the contraceptive implant ruined my career 

22 Mar

Two years ago aspiring actress Francesca Mann, 19, from Islington, had an allergic reaction to the contraceptive implant resulting in life changing consequences.


How Islington’s toxic air is slowly killing our children 

22 Mar

What links Upper Street, Pentonville Road, Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road? As well as being the busiest traffic thoroughfares in Islington, these places are also the borough’s most toxic pollution hotspots.


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Comment »

Imagine 

27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...


Combustion in the trouser department 

16 Feb

In primary classrooms, Sunday schools, Madrassas, Gurdwaras, Synagogues, Temples and nurseries across the planet the message is simple; if you tell a lie you will always be found out...


COMETH THE HOUR, COMETH THE MEN … By Jim Thomas 

30 Jan

I sat in the Kings Cross Taxi Centre last night chatting to my normal crowd, most in their mid 60's to early 70s.


Constant sorrow 

20 Jan

In an infinite, expanding and increasingly bizarre universe where strangeness and what once passed for normality have become blurred, the prospect of George Clooney forming a ZZ Top tribute band to perform at the inauguration of a racist con man as ...


Picking cherries 

18 Jan

Thank heavens, thank goodness, thank all our lucky stars and thank you sweet baby Jesus for giving us at long last some clarity and a time scale as to how the British government is systematically taking leave of its senses...


Asteroid 

16 Jan

After a journey of trillions of miles taking thousands of light years, on Saturday 15th January 2017 an object about the size of a sofa originating in the Kuiper belt far beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune approached Earth at great speed...


Annus horribilis 

30 Dec

There are and will be many eloquent eulogies, obituaries and retrospectives of those who breathed their last during 2016 and although some might find the deification of dead celebrities somewhat mawkish, this years` harvest of notable souls has been ...


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Features »

PikaPika at Home: Sway Gallery London, April 2017 

23 Mar

PikaPika at Home: Japanese Accents for London Living 5 – 29 April 2017 Sway Gallery London Contemporary art and interior...


Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours 

21 Mar

Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.


Could you lead Impact Hub Islington through its next phase? Find out more! 

21 Mar

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Union Hand-Roasted Coffee | Wednesday Guest Launch 

21 Mar

This Wednesday at Jacks Café we have an exciting guest...


What’s a ‘work life balance’ anyway? 

20 Mar

Guest blog by  Chris Rolls Impact Hub Islington is holding a series of events exploring what ‘good’ work means in the modern world.


Q&A with Jon Barton writer of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf 

17 Mar

We caught up with Jon Barton, writer of our brand new production Red Riding Hood and the Wolf , to ask him about what inspires him as a writer.


London’s Street Trees 

16 Mar

Following a data release of Southwark’s publically maintained trees a couple of years back, the Greater London Authority recently published a map which shows street trees (trees along roads and public paths, and trees in public open spaces, such as...


Thinking of becoming a certified B Corp? 

16 Mar

If you’re thinking of becoming a certified B Corp and are looking into the workshop’s we’re running here at the Hub, you might have a few questions! We’ve done our best to answer as many as we can below, but if there’s anything we haven...


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Politicians »

Labour NEC Report- March 2017 

24 Mar

Labour’s NEC met on 21 March.


Islington united 

23 Mar

Following the tragic incidents at Westminster on Wednesday 22nd March, Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, made the following statement -  Yesterday, an act of horrific barbarism came to the streets of London once again.


Islington Gets a Thorough Spring Clean 

21 Mar

This March, Islington has been undergoing a serious spring clean.


Tackling the air pollution crisis in Cally 

13 Mar

Caledonian Road has about 18,000 vehicles a day Caledonian Road (south) air pollution monitoring stations London is suffering an air pollution crisis which may be worse than the great smogs of the 1950s.


Islington Town Hall to fly Irish flag to mark St Patrick’s Day 

13 Mar

Councillors, members of the Irish community in Islington, representatives of Irish organisations in London, and council staff, joined together on Monday 13 th March ahead of the Town Hall flying the Irish flag to mark St Patrick’s Day on 17 th ...


Labour NEC: Report from the JPC, Equalities, Disputes and Organisational Committees 

10 Mar

This report includes updates from the March NEC Equalities, Disputes and Organisation Committee meetings, as well as the National Policy Forum Joint Policy Committee meeting.


Calls for Mayor to ban diesel vehicles from London 

9 Mar

Labour-run Islington Council has become the first council in the capital to call for all diesel vehicles to be banned from London.


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Off duty firefighter saves man’s life at St Patrick’s Day Parade 

24 Mar

An off-duty firefighter saved the life of a man who stopped breathing at the start of London’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.


Statement on incident at Westminster 

22 Mar

Statement on an incident in Westminster on 22 March 2017.


New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.


New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.


Off duty firefighter who saved Euston cardiac arrest man talks for first time 

20 Mar

The off duty firefighter who helped save the life of a man at Euston station on Saturday 4 March has talked for the first time about the rescue.


Wandsworth firefighters take part in fundraising walk in aid of colleague with terminal cancer 

20 Mar

Firefighters have raised 3,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity...


New chemical suits to protect firefighters against hazardous materials 

15 Mar

Crews responding to incidents involving hazardous materials and terrorism will have new protective clothing.


Brigade reissues hoverboard blaze warning following child death in US 

15 Mar

We’re reissuing our hoverboard fire warning after a girl died in a blaze in Pennslyvania, USA thought to be the first death in the US as a result from a blaze caused by the battery operated toy.


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Events »

July Talk at The Dome | Live review 

10 Mar

Some bands work best in the studio, and some bands are made to perform.


Theatre News: Exclusive: Full cast announced for The Treatment at the Almeida 

24 Feb

Lyndsey Turner returns to the Islington venue to direct the first London revival of Crimp's satire in 24 years...


Chef Mazzei set to open new Italian restaurant in Islington: Radici 

2 Feb

This April, celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei will open Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington, the area of London he has made his home.


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Schools »

Red Nose Day tomorrow 

23 Mar

A quick reminder that tomorrow, Friday 24 March 2017, is Red Nose Day.


Fair Funding For All Schools – The Government Consultation ends TODAY. Take Action Now… 

22 Mar

Please complete the Department of Education consultation that ends TODAY.


KS1 raised £170.50 and had a blast! 

17 Mar

KS1 raised £170.50 today from their rocket themed cake and snack sale.


Year 3 Roman Feast 

16 Mar

As an exit point to our Roman topic, Year 3 took part in a Roman feast.


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