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Dover Court Estate stabbing: Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man, 29, left fighting for his life 

26 Jun

Dover Court Estate stabbing: Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man, 29, left fighting for his life 17 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing on the Dover Court ...

Drug users and massive hedge blamed for increase in crime around Tufnell Park 

26 Jun

Drug users and massive hedge blamed for increase in crime around Tufnell Park 10 minutes ago Valeria Fiore --> Neighbours in Tufnell Park say anti-social behaviour by drug users is making their lives a misery – and has been exacerbated by an ...

Boost your CPD by booking your free place at Community Care Live 

26 Jun

Registration is now open for Community Care Live London 2017 , offering social workers and other professionals free essential learning on key practice issues across children’s services, adult care and management.

Hazellville Road supermarket tackling kids’ obesity one apple at a time is told: Your stall is illegal 

26 Jun

Hazellville Road supermarket tackling kids’ obesity one apple at a time is told: Your stall is illegal 9 minutes ago James Morris --> A generous shopkeeper giving free fruit to kids every morning has been told by planning chiefs to rip down the ...

Teen admits almost killing man in stabbing over ‘trivial argument’ in Pentonville Road 

26 Jun

Teen admits almost killing man in stabbing over ‘trivial argument’ in Pentonville Road 52 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A teenager has admitted leaving a stranger fighting for his life after stabbing him in the groin in Pentonville Road.

Minute’s silence held across country for victims of Finsbury Park terror attack 

26 Jun

As part of UK-wide minute's silence, Islington remembers everyone affected by the Finsbury Park terror attack pic.

Islington Council wins landmark affordable housing case 

26 Jun

Islington Council wins landmark affordable housing case 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Islington Council has won a landmark case that could stop developers across the country skimping on their affordable housing offering.

Cyclist suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Upper Street lorry crash 

26 Jun

Cyclist suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Upper Street lorry crash 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A cyclist has suffered serious injuries after a lorry collided with his bike in Upper Street.

Barnard Park pitch closure: Islington Council to face fury of parents 

26 Jun

Barnard Park pitch closure: Islington Council to face fury of parents 12 minutes ago James Morris --> Fury at Islington Council’s decision to shut the Barnard Park sports pitch is set to resurface on Thursday.

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Jigsaw announces new opening in King’s Cross 

26 Jun

British fashion retailer Jigsaw, which was originally founded in Hampstead in 1972, is to open a new store in King’s Cross, in Three Pancras Square on King’s Boulevard.

Hear about local improvements on Tuesday 27 June 

17 Jun

Filed under: Caledonian Ward Partnership , Meetings...

Pull up a deckchair: watch Wimbledon at King’s Cross this summer! 

13 Jun

Strawberries and Screen, the outdoor screen showing the best matches of the tournament, will return to King’s Cross this summer.

Come to the summer party on Saturday 17 June 

11 Jun

Filed under: Social activities , Thornhill Square Association...

Sarah Matthias: author 

7 Jun

When Highbury local Sarah Matthias isn’t busy as membership secretary of the Islington Choral Society she’s writing books.

Google submits plans for proposed King’s Cross office 

1 Jun

Google has submitted an application for planning permission to Camden Council for its proposed King’s Cross Campus.

The new details of the plans for the Google Zone 

29 May

At its meeting on 11May the Forum heard about the detailed plans for Zone A of King’s Cross Central (along the railway lines to the south of Goods Way).

Start to tend the garden in Thornhill Square on Saturday 3 June 

29 May

Filed under: Parks and gardens , Social activities...

King’s Cross announces line-up for May Canopy Market 

22 May

The monthly market, delivered in collaboration with Real Food Festivals , is located under the restored Victorian West Handyside Canopy, runs on the last weekend of every month and is free to attend.

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Comment »

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...

Addison Lee Could Be Making Paddington Or Clerkenwell Their New Home 

27 May

Private hire company, Addison Lee, looking for new headquarters in either Paddington or Clerkenwell.

Which side are you on? 

26 May

I have to admit that until Monday evening, I had never heard of Ariana Grande and even now, more than 72 hours later, I remain completely unfamiliar with her work but recognise that her talent and status make her important as an icon and role model ...

Stockton-on-Tees syndrome 

7 May

After being forcibly abducted, illegally deprived of liberty, brutalised and threatened with violence and death, it is beyond belief that a hostage would regard a hostage-taker with anything other than complete contempt and utter loathing...

Breakfast, dinner and tea 

4 May

For all their blindingly obvious failings, it is still possible to feel some sympathy for arrogant career politicians forced out onto the streets and into radio and television studios to explain themselves to an unworthy and inferior electorate...

Sixth Republic 

26 Apr

At the end of the Second World War, the Fourth French Republic was established and governed with an unstable mix of Gaullist and Communist elected representatives until 1958 when the colonial civil war in Algeria, the debacle in Indochina and revolts...


10 Apr

Ask any legitimate gathering of jellyfish, amoebas, plankton, protozoa and an accredited assortment of single-cell organisms making a living as newspaper editors and politicians and they will all agree that Bashar al-Assad, the 19th President of ...

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Donation to Islington Giving from Macquarie Capital London Staff 

26 Jun

Staff from the Macquarie Capital London office have voted to donate $AUD2000 to Islington Giving this year, after winning Team of the Year at the annual Macquarie Group Foundation Staff in the Community Awards.

Brymay ghostsign revealed at Upper Holloway 

25 Jun

Well, finally! It's been uncovered for all to see: This can be found overlooking the railway on Holloway Road opposite Upper Holloway station BRITISH MATCHES FOR BRITISH HOMES ( BRYMAY ) SAFETY MATCHES I am not sure whether this is a permanent ...

Week 5: Free Word of the Week 

25 Jun

26 June 2017: Broaden your lexical horizons during the festival by spotting Free Words of the Week around the borough – or join in by putting them on display where you work! There will be a new word for every week of the festival tying into its ...

Day 24: Generations together at Arsenal 

24 Jun

Saturday 24 June: All Change and Arsenal in the Community come together for a day of intergenerational celebrations and creativity with two special events.

Recent writing: Early menopause, cancer and fertility, and pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder 

23 Jun

The more I write about women’s health – and particularly hormonal issues – the more I see the same patterns repeated over and over again.

Day 23: Words and Pictures 

23 Jun

Friday 23 June: As Word2017 reaches the end of it’s 4 week there is still time to catch some beautiful and inspiring exhibitions at House of Illustration and Islington Museum.

Day 22: SLAMbassadors Showcase 

22 Jun

Thursday 22 June:   7-9pm @ Free Word Centre  To celebrate the culmination of their spoken word youth workshops in Islington, The Poetry Society present a talent-packed evening of new work by SLAMbassadors hosted by the irrepressible SLAM legend...

london life afloat 

21 Jun

How would you like to wake to the sun rising over the water, ducks quacking outside and the relaxing ripples of water gently lapping outside? For more and more Londoners this is becoming reality as they have chosen to experience living on a canal ...

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Politicians »

Bunhill councillors welcome plans to significantly improve the Triangle Estate 

21 Jun

  Bunhill Ward councillors have welcomed news that plans to tackle crime and build more homes on the Triangle Estate have been approved by the Council.

Shoulder to shoulder 

19 Jun

Cllr Richard Watts', Leader of Islington Council, statement on the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park -  It is with sadness that I write this statement today, following the dreadful events in Finsbury Park in the early hours of this morning.

The 7th annual Cally Festival this Sunday “will be the best so far” 

16 Jun

One fantastic thing happens this weekend alongside all the Great Together events: the 7th annual Cally Festival, the pinnacle event to an all-year-around programme of improvement to our neighbourhood and high street.

Grenfell Tower Fire – How you can help 

16 Jun

   Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, writes about the Grenfell Tower fire and how Islington residents can help -  We have all seen the devastating pictures of the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington, and on behalf of Islington ...

Pledging to reduce air pollution in Islington on National Clean Air Day 

15 Jun

On Thursday 15 th of June, Islington Councillors joined in to mark the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day outside the Town Hall.

The spirit of London 

5 Jun

Following the terrible attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday 3 June, Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, issued the following statement: "Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts are with the people killed, injured and ...

How Labour Party women’s forums can encourage the next generation of female activists 

31 May

The 2017 general election sees the highest number of female candidates contesting parliamentary seats.

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LocalGov »

Pavements In Stroud Green Road need jet washing, 26th June 

26 Jun

Several areas of pavement in Stroud Green Road are stained with waste material leaked from waste bags and need jet washing again please.

Average rent one bed 

26 Jun

Response by Islington Borough Council to Pope on 26 June 2017 .


26 Jun

Response by Islington Borough Council to angela on 26 June 2017 .

Abandoned trailer, 26th June 

26 Jun

A market trading trailer has been abandoned for a number of years.

ERP Systems 

26 Jun

Response by Islington Borough Council to Richard Paramo on 26 June 2017 .

Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

26 Jun

Response by Islington Borough Council to Mr Wilde on 26 June 2017 .

Finsbury st ropemakers tactile paving missing, 25th June 

25 Jun

Finsbury st ropemakers tactile paving missing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 20 Finsbury Street, EC2 Report on FixMyStreet...

ERP Systems 

23 Jun

Request sent to Islington Borough Council by Richard Paramo on 23 June 2017 .

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Commissioner urges housing providers to get on front foot with fire safety 

26 Jun

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton is today calling on all the capital’s housing providers to urgently check they have an up to date fire risk assessment to ensure their buildings and residents are safe...

Latest statement regarding Charcot Estate in Camden 

24 Jun

Our highly trained Inspecting Officers, working very closely with Camden Council, yesterday determined that essential works are required in these four buildings on the Charcot Estate.

Warning to keep safe during summer after dozens of calls to barbecue fires 

23 Jun

We’re urging Londoners to keep safe when cooking on barbecues this summer.

Brigade reissues essential fire safety advice on white goods following Grenfell Fire 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade is reissuing essential advice to people on white goods safety following the announcement that the Grenfell Tower fire started in a fridge freezer.

Brigade statement regarding evacuation at Chalcots Estate in Camden 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade will continue to work with Camden Council...

Brigade set to carry out safety checks following Prime Minister’s announcement on panels 

22 Jun

Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister today it is important for Londoners who live in high rise properties to understand what it means for them.

Brigade reissues tower block safety advice 

22 Jun

We're stressing essential advice to help Londoners understand high rise safety following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower...

Thousands more emergency calls during hottest week of the year 

21 Jun

The sweltering conditions in the capital have caused a 40 per cent increase in 999 calls for ambulances.

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Events »

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.

Matt Gresham at the Islington | Live review 

27 May

In a small space at the Islington last night, a young man quietly stepped onto the stage, picked up an acoustic guitar, then proceeded to blow us away with his transcendently stunning, soulful voice.

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Schools »

PTA Meeting / Summer Fair Planning 

22 Jun

Last night’s PTA Meeting went really well…we discussed the progress on the forthcoming summer fair , which is now less than 3 weeks away! Saturday 8 July 2pm – 5pm .

PTA Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 21 June at 8pm. Everyone welcome. 

20 Jun

A quick reminder for the PTA Meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday 21 June at 8pm in Tufnell Park Tavern .

The Fun Run has begun 

8 Jun

The rain held off and the Fun Run began, and wow, how they ran.

Ready, Steady, Go! Fun Run starts tomorrow 

7 Jun

Good luck to EVERYONE.

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