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Cycle action group lobbies Islington Council to ban traffic from Quietway 10 route between Finsbury Park and Clerkenwell 

29 Jun

Cycle action group lobbies Islington Council to ban traffic from Quietway 10 route between Finsbury Park and Clerkenwell 10:25 James Morris --> Cyclists will lobby Islington Council to remove the “majority of traffic” from a major new cycle route...


Moped crime in Camden down 44%, but south Islington still a hotspot, police tell public meeting 

13 Jun

Moped crime in Camden down 44%, but south Islington still a hotspot, police tell public meeting 41 minutes ago Lucas Cumiskey --> South Islington remains a hotspot for moped crime, and Finsbury Park is a key hub in moving stolen phones out of the ...


British Heart Foundation gets helping hand from Clerkenwell consultancy firm Curtins 

16 May

British Heart Foundation gets helping hand from Clerkenwell consultancy firm Curtins 12 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A Clerkenwell consultancy firm is aiming to raise £10,000 to support the British Heart Foundation.


This week 30 years ago: Parents fight Clerkenwell school after head’s court case 

1 May

This week 30 years ago: Parents fight Clerkenwell school after head’s court case 24 minutes ago James Morris --> Parents were fighting Clerkenwell Parochial School after the return of its headmaster following seven months’ suspension.


Islington woman jailed for her part in Class A drug enterprise 

27 Apr

Islington woman jailed for her part in Class A drug enterprise 36 minutes ago James Morris --> A south Islington woman has been jailed for 13 years for her part in her boyfriend’s drug enterprise.


This week 30 years ago: Islington South and Finsbury MP Chris Smith offers to be a hostage on hijacked Kuwaiti plane 

23 Apr

This week 30 years ago: Islington South and Finsbury MP Chris Smith offers to be a hostage on hijacked Kuwaiti plane 14 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington South and Finsbury MP Chris Smith offered himself as a “swap” for hostages on a ...


Neglect of south Islington estate makes Guinness Court a ‘burglar’s paradise’ – tenants 

19 Apr

Neglect of south Islington estate makes Guinness Court a ‘burglar’s paradise’ – tenants 55 minutes ago Amy Finch --> Frightened tenants in a south Islington estate say outdoor lighting failures are making it a “burglar’s paradise”.


Greek restaurant wants to open in Farringdon Road, neighbour complains about feral poos 

16 Apr

Greek restaurant wants to open in Farringdon Road, neighbour complains about feral poos 55 minutes ago James Morris --> “The best souvlaki in London” could be coming to Clerkenwell.


Clerkenwell to get 180-room Premier Inn – after government overturns Islington Council rejection 

6 Apr

Clerkenwell to get 180-room Premier Inn – after government overturns Islington Council rejection 26 minutes ago James Morris --> Premier Inn has won permission to build a 180-room hotel in Clerkenwell – after the UK’s top planning authority ...


Duchess of Cambridge opens mental health charity’s new home in Clerkenwell 

12 Mar

Duchess of Cambridge opens mental health charity’s new home in Clerkenwell 34 minutes ago James Scott --> Clerkenwell is the new home of a mental health charity bidding to transform the level of support available to kids at school.


Islington’s gay history landmarks – hidden in plain sight 

16 Feb

Islington’s gay history landmarks – hidden in plain sight 57 minutes ago James Morris --> February is LGBT history month.


Brazen crooks stole £90,000 designer bags and jewellery from City Road flats – in just one day 

14 Feb

Brazen crooks stole £90,000 designer bags and jewellery from City Road flats – in just one day 9 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Two “brazen” crooks who burgled over £90,000 of designer bags and jewellery in one single day have been jailed.


Brazen crooks stole £90,000 designer bags and jewellery from City Road flats – in just one day 

14 Feb

Brazen crooks stole £90,000 designer bags and jewellery from City Road flats – in just one day 42 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Two “brazen” crooks who burgled over £90,000 of designer bags and jewellery in one single day have been jailed.


Brazen crooks stole £90,000 designer bags and jewellery from City Road flats – in just one day 

14 Feb

Two “brazen” crooks who burgled over £90,000 of designer bags and jewellery in one single day have been jailed.


This week 60 years ago: Two Clerkenwell fire station crew members die in Smithfield Market disaster 

31 Jan

This week 60 years ago: Two Clerkenwell fire station crew members die in Smithfield Market disaster 54 minutes ago James Morris --> Two hero firefighters from Clerkenwell Fire Station died in the Smithfield Market disaster.


Business of the week: Clerkenwell’s International Magic Shop showing no signs of disappearing 

22 Jan

Business of the week: Clerkenwell’s International Magic Shop showing no signs of disappearing 50 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Each week, we profile a company doing business here in Islington.


Clerkenwell’s Coach and Horses to reopen as fine dining pub selling pigs’ ear crisps and snail skewers 

22 Jan

Clerkenwell’s Coach and Horses to reopen as fine dining pub selling pigs’ ear crisps and snail skewers 51 minutes ago James Morris --> A Clerkenwell pub is set to reopen as a fine dining restaurant selling pigs’ ear crisps, snail skewers and ...


Burst water main closes City Road near Old Street roundabout 

19 Jan

Burst water main closes City Road near Old Street roundabout 22 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A burst water main has closed City Road near to the Old Street roundabout this morning.


Burst water main closes City Road near Old Street roundabout 

19 Jan

A burst water main has closed City Road near to the Old Street roundabout this morning.


Burst water main closes City Road near Old Street roundabout 

19 Jan

Burst water main closes City Road near Old Street roundabout 40 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A burst water main has closed City Road near to the Old Street roundabout this morning.


Wilmington Square fire: Crews save woman’s life in Clerkenwell flat blaze 

9 Jan

Wilmington Square fire: Crews save woman’s life in Clerkenwell flat blaze 23 minutes ago James Morris --> Firefighters saved a woman’s life in Wilmington Square, Clerkenwell, on Sunday.


This week 60 years ago: Clerkenwell factory fined £20 after worker loses his fingers and a thumb 

13 Dec

This week 60 years ago: Clerkenwell factory fined £20 after worker loses his fingers and a thumb 9 minutes ago James Morris --> A Clerkenwell factory was fined £20 (equivalent of £440 today) after one of its workers lost the fingers and thumb on ...


Democracy is alive in Islington – as youth council is elected with record turnout 

6 Dec

Democracy is alive in Islington – as youth council is elected with record turnout 39 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington is famous for being a politically active borough.


The Clerkenwell explosion, and why the Fenians mattered 

5 Dec

One hundred and fifty years ago, Irish revolutionaries carried out the largest terrorist attack in 19th century Britain.


Clerkenwell Road office block fire tackled 

16 Nov

Eyewitnesses said a crowd gathered to watch the fire at the four-storey block in Clerkenwell Road.


Major fire breaks out in Holborn with smoke billowing over street 

16 Nov

The fire on Clerkenwell Road (Picture: Dan Booth/Twitter) A large fire has broken out in central London sending flames and smoke billowing into the sky.


Islington Council apologises after fining Clerkenwell man for putting out his recycling 

24 Oct

Islington Council apologises after fining Clerkenwell man for putting out his recycling 30 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man who successfully challenged a fine for putting his recycling out at the wrong time has called the whole thing a farce.


Reveller left with fractured jaw after being kicked in head in brutal City Road assault 

23 Oct

Reveller left with fractured jaw after being kicked in head in brutal City Road assault 50 minutes ago James Morris --> Do you know these men? Police are appealing for information after a victim was floored and repeatedly kicked in the head in a ...


Reveller left with fractured jaw after being kicked in head in brutal City Road assault 

23 Oct

Do you know these men? Police are appealing for information after a victim was floored and repeatedly kicked in the head in a brutal City Road attack.


City Road attack: Islington man charged over assault that left man unconscious and broke woman’s nose 

23 Oct

City Road attack: Islington man charged over assault that left man unconscious and broke woman’s nose 40 minutes ago James Morris --> A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault in City Road that left a man unconscious and a woman ...


City Road attack: Islington man charged over assault that left man unconscious and broke woman’s nose 

23 Oct

A man has been charged in connection with a serious assault in City Road that left a man unconscious and a woman with a broken nose.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Day 30: Clowns, Wizards and Storytellers – and Songwriters 

30 Jun

Saturday 30 June 11am: Clowns, Wizards and Storytellers – A Guided Walk for Families –  Clerkenwell Islington Guides’ Association in partnership with Islington Libraries presents a free guided walk for families as part of Islington Reads – ...


Day 25: Circus Walk 

25 Jun

Monday 25 June 6pm:  Life and Times of Joseph Grimaldi: Clerkenwell’s King of Clowns – Guided Walk –  In this one-hour walk, guide and local historian Jiff Bayliss will tell the story of the Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837), the Clerkenwell King ...


The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell 

18 Jun

Sunday evening is such a difficult time to get excited about.


Celebrating Circus 

15 Jun

As part of this year’s Circus250 celebrations, Word2018 has a series of exhibitions, activities and events to enjoy – highlighting local connections and welcoming back festival favourites Upswing who are working with local young parents to create...


London’s Alleys: Passing Alley, EC1 

4 Jun

When all around Clerkenwell was fields and churches, a path ran through the cornflowers.


ETHOS Debate:  The Future of Reporting and Audit With Specific Reference to Social Audit… 

31 May

ETHOS: The Centre for Responsible Enterprise at Cass Business School invites you to debate the future of audit and reporting in the light of the recent report on Carillion ...


City celebrates elegant engineering design and innovation 

25 May

As part of City's Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe Event, engineer and bridge designer, Ian Firth, gave a well-received lecture on 'The Elegance of Bridges'.


Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe Event: The Elegance of Bridges 

22 May

This talk will discuss whether engineers have the right education and training to deliver elegant bridges.


Top structural engineer to speak at City during Clerkenwell Design Week 

4 May

On 23rd May, engineer and bridge designer Ian Firth will give a talk on 'The Elegance of Bridges'.


Word Garden – design preview 

30 Apr

Word2018 will see the launch of a specially commissioned permanent Word Garden at Kings Square Gardens .


ETHOS Debate: … 

29 Apr

Is  Corporate Governance past its sell-by date? When:             Tuesday 22 May January 2018, 18:00-20:30  Where:             Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Room LG002 Registration: Coffee and tea ...


Creating an inclusive economy 

20 Apr

Labour-led Islington Council’s vision is for an inclusive economy which benefits and works for all residents.


London’s Pocket Parks: 15 Clerkenwell Close 

18 Apr

This may be the best hidden pocket park in London, or maybe I wandered onto private property, it’s not entirely easy to be sure which.


Looney Toons Council Plan Pedestrianisation Of Upper Street 

12 Apr

Or "how to kill off local businesses in one foul swoop".


sarona eatery to open in clerkenwell 

11 Apr

We were pretty surprised when Workshop Coffee closed its doors in Clerkenwell last July and we’ve been wondering what would take its place.


Pothole dangerous, 10th April 

10 Apr

Huge pot hole in road.


Joe Lewis Sings The American Song Book 

2 Apr

I hope you're having a good Easter Well, the first Gig date has been confirmed! Friday 25th May at the Horseshoe in Clerkenwell Close, EC1 Come join myself, accompanied by the legendary '17 Piece' Denmark Street Big Band as we revisit those classic ...


deVOL’s Clerkenwell Map 

29 Mar

What do you do when you are a boutique retailer, with two showrooms that are both small and are a ten minute walk away from each other, with some interesting but confusing streets in between? If you are in a rush you just screenshot a Google Maps ...


freak scene to go permanent 

23 Mar

After leaving Kurobuta, Scott Hallsworth opened Freak Scene as a pop-up in Clerkenwell last summer and now we’re pleased to hear that it’s going permanent this month, taking over the old Barrafina site on Frith Street.


The Red Bull, Clerkenwell 

23 Mar

On this day in 1661, Samuel Pepys wrote in his diary: “To the Red Bull (where I had not been since plays came up again) up to the tireing-room, where strange the confusion and disorder there is among them in fitting themselves, … where the ...


Taxi driver consoled by family of motorbike passenger killed in crash 

8 Mar

A 72-year-old Taxi driver who crashed into an oncoming motorbike sending the pillion passenger “somersaulting” through the air before she died was consoled by her family as he was spared jail.


Light on in daylight, 8th February 

8 Feb

Light on in daylight on City Road near Angel junction Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 349 Goswell Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...


50% off the coach 

16 Jan

Henry Harris has already opened Three Cranes in the City and now his new Clerkenwell spot The Coach is swinging open its doors this month with 50% OFF food AND house wine during their soft launch.


the drunken butler is open 

11 Dec

Chef Yuma Hashenmi, who’s worked everywhere from Berlin to San Francisco, has settled in Clerkenwell with his new restaurant The Drunken Butler.


London’s Pocket Parks – Percival Triangle, EC1 

6 Dec

A patch of council housing in Clerkenwell has been recently improved by replacing concrete and cars with grasses and greenery.


Men’s club helps rebuild lives in twilight years 

30 Nov

The ‘Men’s Shed’ in Bunhill aims to bring together men who have lost confidence in later life.


William Blake (1757 – 1827) 

28 Nov

Today marks the anniversary of William Blake ‘s 260th birthday.


Hornsey Road 

28 Nov

4 ♣ Islington Specifically that's the former Metropolitan borough , not the current borough (which also includes Finsbury, south of the City Road).


2-way traffic on 1 lane road, 5th November 

5 Nov

Whoever decided this stretch of road was 2-way probably never drove a car.


Broken manhole cover on city road, 1st November 

1 Nov

A manhole cover at the junction between Colebrooke row and city road is broken.



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