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Islington start-ups: Dame gives women everything they need for a ‘happy period’ 

21 Feb

Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington.


Holloway Prison: Sian Berry fears ‘expensive flats’ following new government report 

20 Feb

A leading campaigner for the “community” development of Holloway Prison has called on the government to commit to affordable housing on the site – after a new report made no mention of it.


Sutton United v Arsenal: Community teams celebrate unlikely union ahead of FA Cup game 

20 Feb

It’s the archetypal FA Cup tie.


Islington planning officers ask committee to defy Jeremy Corbyn over Crouch Hill basement development 

20 Feb

Islington Council officers have asked a town hall planning committee to defy its own leader – as well as Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn.


Finsbury Park restaurant Dotori to reopen 

20 Feb

Foodies rejoice! Much-loved Finsbury Park restaurant Dotori will reopen next week after a six-month closure.


Man and woman punched in the face in north London pub assault 

20 Feb

Detectives in Islington continue to appeal for information and witnesses after a couple out watching football were punched in the face.


This week 30 years ago: Pentonville Prison ‘at breaking point’ 

20 Feb

A Pentonville Prison officer feared the Caledonian Road jail was “on the brink”.


De Beauvoir jam session is helping kids into media careers 

19 Feb

An acoustic jam session that helps youngsters get their media training is returning for a new run.


Start-up of the week: Charity boutique pops up in Archway 

18 Feb

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney/Islington.


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Hyperlocal »

Heidi Rice: romantic novelist 

14 Feb

Everyone has a story.


Dame Evelyn Glennie kicks off musical residency 

8 Feb

Today (Wednesday 8 February) Dame Evelyn Glennie officially launched her residency as the PRS Foundation King’s Cross Musician in Residence to the general public with pop up interactive performances.


Pochettino urges Spurs stars to chase Chelsea as Kane penalty seals hard-fought win 

5 Feb

Published: 5 February, 2017 by DAN CARRIER at White Hart Lane Premier League SPURS 1, MIDDLESBROUGH 0 read more...


Wenger questions referee as Arsenal’s title hopes suffer a heavy blow at Chelsea 

4 Feb

Arsene Wenger: 'Referees are much stricter with tackles on the ground, but they let elbows to the face go.


NHS campaigners’ fury as private firms net £2m from secret cuts proposals 

3 Feb

Plan to slash health and social care spending has led to a cash bonanza for a string of companies http://www.


NHS campaigners’ fury as private firms net £2m from secret cuts proposals 

3 Feb

Plan to slash health and social care spending has led to a cash bonanza for a string of companies http://www.


Turning the tide – Peckwater Tenants Association fight on 

2 Feb

Potting to beat the drop: (from left) Rabih Melki, Danny Hylton, Matthew Reid and Keith Fletcher; (front) Jane Havell, David Fletcher with daughter Amelia and Dean Morgan (Shannon Ray absent) read more...


Holly Peterson: Gothic Valley WI 

1 Feb

Everyone has a story.


MUSIC: Oh! You pretty Ding’ – big plans for iconic venue 

30 Jan

Hardwicke Circus will play the Dingwalls Live night on February 16 Published: 30 January, 2017 by RISN GADELRAB read more...


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Comment »

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 ...


Ministry of Magic 

18 Dec

Of all the government departments labouring away in the dark recesses of Whitehall, none is more expert at artifice, trickery and prestidigitation than the secretive Ministry of Magic...


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Features »

loti eats: perilla 

21 Feb

After first impressing us at their pop-up down south, Perilla moved into our neighbourhood, located in a pretty site on Newington Green with big windows, rickety wooden furniture and a warm, cosy feel.


Epic Lea Valley Hike from Leytonstone to Hertford 

21 Feb

7.30am and the dog has pissed in my boot.


Tube station closures due to non-availability of staff 

17 Feb

Last month I queried what was going on with station closures on the District line, and how much of this might be down to staffing issues.


Do you love conversations and making stuff happen? We’re looking for a Community Lead! 

15 Feb

Do you love conversations and making stuff happen? We’re looking for a Community Lead! We are looking for a passionate individual, who has a love for connecting people and helping them flourish whilst keeping on top of weekly activities, to step ...


Love and peace – not just for Valentine’s day 

14 Feb

In a back street within the Peabody Estate to the side of Whitecross Street market there is a mosaic on a wall.


New Showrooms at the BDC! 

13 Feb

We would like to welcome a few new faces to the venue...


Queeropolis requests your presence 

13 Feb

Citizens of Queeropolis, lend us your dancing shoes! We request your presence for an evening of top entertainment.


The first and last London postcode 

13 Feb

I received this email last week from a reader.


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Politicians »

Do you want to be a Councillor? 

20 Feb

The Fabian Women’s Network  have launched an excellent new booklet full of practical tips and information for people wanting to stand to be Councillors.


Freeze business rates hike 

14 Feb

Islington Labour backs calls for Government to freeze business rates hike Islington Labour is supporting calls by local business groups for the Tory Government to freeze the implementation of higher business rates across the borough.


Islington Labour marks LGBT History Month 

7 Feb

The iconic LGBT flag will be flying over Islington Town Hall once again this February to mark LGBT History Month.


Islington Labour councillors secure more Archway concessions from TfL 

3 Feb

Islington Labour councillors have secured significant concessions on the Archway transformation works from Transport for London (TfL) on behalf of residents and passengers.


Islington schools in the top 20 in the country for pupil progress 

26 Jan

Islington now ranks in the top 20 in the country for boosting pupils’ attainment, new figures released this week reveal.


Labour NEC Report – January 2017 

26 Jan

Leader’s Report Jeremy Corbyn’s NEC report included updates on Labour’s response to Brexit, opposing a second Independence Referendum in Scotland, reaction to the election of Donald Trump, the rise of fake news and how this is changing politics...


Labour NEC: Report from January’s Equalities, Disputes and Organisational Committee meetings 

19 Jan

Labour NEC Equalities, Disputes and Organisational Committee meetings took place on Tuesday 17 th January.


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LocalGov »

Loose & noisy utility cover in road, 21st February 

21 Feb

Loose utility cover in front of 201 St.


Graffiti appearing on shop shutter, 21st February 

21 Feb

Graffiti on shop shutter on Hargrave Road at the hairdressers beyond number 59.


Reduced overall benefit cap- numbers and average benefit deduction 

21 Feb

Follow up sent to Islington Borough Council by Robert Claridge on 21 February 2017 .


Reduced overall benefit cap- numbers and average benefit deduction 

21 Feb

Response by Islington Borough Council to Robert Claridge on 21 February 2017 .


School places 2017 

21 Feb

Response by Islington Borough Council to Christina Savage on 21 February 2017 .


Inspection of Islington Childrens Homes by Croydon 

21 Feb

Response by Islington Borough Council to Ann McNeil on 21 February 2017 .


Teacher agency spend 2015-2016 

21 Feb

Request sent to Islington Borough Council by Joe inglis on 21 February 2017 .


Mud being washed onto road by MY Construction, 20th February 

20 Feb

MY Construction are building in Hermes Street.


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999 »

No working smoke alarms in vast majority of 2017 fatal fires 

17 Feb

Over half of all dwelling fires that the Brigade attended last year did not have a smoke alarm that worked or sounded.


Right place right time as off-duty Stuart assists collapsed ferry passenger 

16 Feb

Proving our firefighters are never truly off duty, Stuart McDonald from Battersea blue watch was travelling on an Isle of Wight ferry recently when he stepped in to assist a fellow passenger who had keeled over with severe chest pains.


Leadership team strengthened with two new non-executive directors 

13 Feb

Badge...


‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


Brigade battles domestic violence with arson proof letterbox drive 

10 Feb

Firefighters providing 400 arson proof letterboxes across Bexley...


Firefighter recruitment frequently asked questions 

10 Feb

Information about the selection process...


Off duty firefighter uses scarf to save woman on bridge 

9 Feb

A mystery man in a ‘business suit and tie’ hailed as the ‘real hero’ of a dramatic rescue attempt by a cabbie who went to the aid of a distressed woman on Lambeth Bridge has been revealed as an off duty firefighter.


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Events »

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.


Train at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

1 Feb

It was gig of high emotion in Islington last night, as American rockers Train played to a sold-out crowd – with one couple even getting engaged on the stage.


The five best restaurants in London to celebrate Burns Night 

25 Jan

Tonight is the night to honour Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, with a whisky, some haggis and a little bit of poetry.


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Schools »

Welcome back! February and March news 

20 Feb

We hope you had a good half term break and are raring to go after today’s inset day.


Nightingale Super-chefs! 

9 Feb

This week Year 1 have been learning how to write instructions.


Cake sale to raise funds for years 3/4 this Friday 10 February/PTA news 

8 Feb

Please donate cakes and snacks and/or come and buy them from the after school cake sale on Friday 10 February .


Happy Birthday Ziba! 

1 Feb

The final part of the birthday trilogy!!! We all celebrated with party games and the most bizarre talent show ever seen in Wales.


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