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Police hunt cyclist who attacks pedestrians he crashes into on pavement in City Road 

2 Oct

Police are hunting a thug who rode his bike on the pavement crashing into pedestrians in Shoreditch—then attacked them after falling off.


Police hunting thug who attacked group in City Road after night out 

2 Oct

Police hunting thug who attacked group in City Road after night out 27 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police are hunting a man who rode into three people on his bike before knocking one of them out and leaving another with a broken nose.


Police hunting thug who attacked group in City Road after night out 

2 Oct

Police hunting thug who attacked group in City Road after night out 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police are hunting a man who rode into three people on his bike before knocking one of them out and leaving another with a broken nose.


Police hunting thug who attacked group in City Road after night out 

2 Oct

Police are hunting a man who rode into three people on his bike before knocking one of them out and leaving another with a broken nose.


Emily Thornberry pushes breast cancer screening drive after her own appointment at Whittington Hospital 

28 Sep

Emily Thornberry pushes breast cancer screening drive after her own appointment at Whittington Hospital 52 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry has backed a Whittington drive to raise awareness of breast ...


Fatal Shoreditch crash: Man, 44, arrested for drug driving after pedestrian ‘struck by lorry’ in City Road 

19 Sep

Fatal Shoreditch crash: Man, 44, arrested for drug driving after pedestrian ‘struck by lorry’ in City Road 10 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A lorry driver has been arrested for drug driving after a female pedestrian was killed in a crash in ...


City Road death: Lorry driver, 44, arrested on suspicion of drug driving following crash that killed pedestrian 

19 Sep

City Road death: Lorry driver, 44, arrested on suspicion of drug driving following crash that killed pedestrian 57 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A lorry driver was today being held on suspicion of drug driving after a collision that killed a woman...


WITNESS APPEAL: Woman killed in City Road in incident with lorry 

19 Sep

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman pedestrian died in Shoreditch in an accident involving a lorry along City Road.


Crash closes City Road near Old Street 

18 Sep

Breaking News: Crash closes City Road near Old Street 40 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A serious crash has closed City Road near Old Street.


Clerkenwell Green transformation to include Sylvia Pankhurst statue 

18 Sep

Clerkenwell Green transformation to include Sylvia Pankhurst statue 42 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A campaign to erect a statue of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst in Islington’s “most radical street” looks to have succeeded.


Bert Rossi: Clerkenwell ‘gangland boss’ laid to rest following service at St Peter’s Italian Church 

2 Aug

Bert Rossi: Clerkenwell ‘gangland boss’ laid to rest following service at St Peter’s Italian Church 31 minutes ago Abbas Panjwani --> The Clerkenwell funeral of self-proclaimed “gangland boss” Bert Rossi, once a key mentor of the Kray twins...


Emily Thornberry: ‘Manze closure is so sad – it’s part of what Islington represents’ 

26 Jul

Emily Thornberry: ‘Manze closure is so sad – it’s part of what Islington represents’ 58 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry tonight joined the hundreds of people bemoaning the closure of M.


The truth about ‘drug-addled hotheads’ the Krays – revealed by rival gangster the General of Clerkenwell 

21 Jul

Bert Battles Rossi became known as the General of Clerkenwell and said his dealings with Reggie and Ronnie Kray showed him they were neither sensible or quiet enough to be in charge - in his words they were just show-offs...


Can you help Kenneth track down long-lost pals he grew up with in Clerkenwell during the Second World War? 

11 Jul

Can you help Kenneth track down long-lost pals he grew up with in Clerkenwell during the Second World War? 42 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man is searching for the long-lost pals he grew up with in Clerkenwell during the war.


Embracing Little Italy in Clerkenwell 

7 Jul

Embracing Little Italy in Clerkenwell 43 minutes ago Valeria Fiore --> Do you know what an Italian sagra is? There’s no need to book a flight to Italy, because you can go to one right here in Islington.


Road sweeper bursts into flames in front of shocked onlookers in the City 

7 Jul

A road sweeper burst into flames in front of shocked bystanders in the City of London.


City Road and York Road: Story of Islington’s abandoned Tube stations 

24 Jun

City Road and York Road: Story of Islington’s abandoned Tube stations 15 minutes ago --> Spooky shells of two Underground stations survive to this day in Islington.


Campaigners’ joy as Old Sessions House plans rejected again 

23 Jun

Campaigners’ joy as Old Sessions House plans rejected again 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Campaigners are thrilled after yet again seeing off developers looking to turn a Grade II-listed building in Clerkenwell Green into a late-night private ...


Do you know these men? Police release CCTV grab of moped riders after City Road crash that left woman critical 

19 Jun

Do you know these men? Police release CCTV grab of moped riders after City Road crash that left woman critical 41 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Police urgently want to find these men after a moped rider ploughed into a young woman in City Road and ...


Woman, 20, fighting for her life after being hit by moped in City Road, Islington 

15 Jun

Woman, 20, fighting for her life after being hit by moped in City Road, Islington 29 minutes ago James Morris --> A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a moped in City Road, Islington.


Emily Thornberry thanks ‘beautiful’ Islington South and attacks ‘squatter’ Theresa May 

9 Jun

Emily Thornberry thanks ‘beautiful’ Islington South and attacks ‘squatter’ Theresa May 48 minutes ago James Morris --> Emily Thornberry this evening thanked “intensely beautiful” Islington South and Finsbury for re-electing her with a ...


General Election 2017: Live coverage of Islington counts 

8 Jun

General Election 2017: Live coverage of Islington counts 5 minutes ago James Morris --> After seven weeks of campaigning, the election results for Islington North and Islington South and Finsbury will be announced in the early hours.


Clerkenwell campaigners ‘priced out’ of fight against Farringdon Road Premier Inn 

31 May

Clerkenwell campaigners ‘priced out’ of fight against Farringdon Road Premier Inn 33 minutes ago James Morris --> Campaigners reckon they are being priced out of their fight against the “social cleansing” of Clerkenwell.


How Clerkenwell and Islington’s pubs are changing with the times 

27 May

How Clerkenwell and Islington’s pubs are changing with the times 44 minutes ago James Morris --> Think you’re an expert on Islington’s boozers? Well, pub fanatic Johnny Homer knows more.


Emily Thornberry tells Islington South and Finsbury hustings: ‘It’s either Labour or Tories’ 

22 May

Emily Thornberry tells Islington South and Finsbury hustings: ‘It’s either Labour or Tories’ 32 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington South and Finsbury incumbent Emily Thornberry told voters it was a straight choice between Labour and the ...


265 people pack St Mary’s Church at heated Islington South and Finsbury hustings 

22 May

265 people pack St Mary’s Church at heated Islington South and Finsbury hustings 17 minutes ago James Morris --> Candidates for Islington South and Finsbury clashed with each other – and the audience – at a heated hustings in St Mary’s Church...


General Election 2017: Gazette’s Islington South hustings to take place tomorrow 

20 May

General Election 2017: Gazette’s Islington South hustings to take place tomorrow 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Still unsure of which way to vote on June 8? Come along to the Gazette’s hustings at St Mary’s Church in Upper Street tomorrow to see...


General Election 2017: Islington South candidates slam Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals 

19 May

General Election 2017: Islington South candidates slam Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals 30 minutes ago James Scott --> Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals for infants has been slammed by opposition parties in a heated debate at...


Business of the week: Cup the Market, commercialising your morning coffee while saving the environment 

9 May

Business of the week: Cup the Market, commercialising your morning coffee while saving the environment 3 minutes ago Josh Cheetham --> In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


General Election 2017: Gazette to hold hustings for Islington South and Finsbury candidates 

9 May

General Election 2017: Gazette to hold hustings for Islington South and Finsbury candidates 20 minutes ago James Morris --> Live in the Islington South and Finsbury constituency and don’t know who to vote for in next month’s general election? The...


General Election 2017: Tory candidate for Islington South promises ‘strong and stable government’ 

8 May

General Election 2017: Tory candidate for Islington South promises ‘strong and stable government’ 17 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Conservatives this afternoon took the fight to Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry by announcing their ...


Hyperlocal & blogs

“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.


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.


Met Police hunt cyclist after “needless assault” on pedestrians 

3 Oct

Pic: Wikimedia.


Plans to use heat from tube tunnels to warm homes 

21 Sep

An experiment is under way that will soon see heat from tube train tunnels being used to heat homes and businesses around parts of Islington.


I am now a Clerkenwell and Islington badge flasher 

15 Sep

It's been official since I passed the last exam on July 15th but I now have physical proof.


Lovely oak sideboard for sale 

1 Sep

Oak.


burberry to host major photography exhibition 

29 Aug

Following their LFW show Burberry is set to host a major photography exhibition exploring the British character and way of life their new venue in Clerkenwell.


loti eats: monohon ramen 

7 Aug

We’ll keep this short and sweet, just like the menu at Monohon Ramen.


Rubbish in street, 26th July 

26 Jul

This Rubbish was left out at the weekend and remains there now Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 121 City Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Faringdon lane abandoned bike, 18th July 

18 Jul

Faringdon lane abandoned bike Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 54 Farringdon Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Exam day tomorrow – soon I will be leading guided walks of Islington 

14 Jul

For the past six months I have been doing the usual juggling – mixing a bit of graphic design with clay pipe jewellery making, card and print selling, taking photos and writing this blog.


The Creative Edit Pop-Up Shop, 18-23 July 2017 

7 Jul

The Creative Edit: Clerkenwell 18 – 23 July 2017 Join us for Creative Clerkenwell’s last pop-up in the beloved Gallery at Craft Central, as the charity prepares to move out of the area.


breddos to open second site 

5 Jul

After the success of the Clerkenwell site, Breddos have announced the opening of a brand new taqueria on Kingly Street and we couldn’t be more excited.


London’s weekly railway news #207 

29 Jun

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Unbuilt London: The High-Speed Railplane Monorail London Underground City Road and York Road: Story of Islington’s abandoned Tube stations Islington Gazette London Underground is to increase ...


click and investaurant 

23 Jun

Think you’re a risk taker? Well, prove it! Click Invest are opening the UK’s first restaurant that will put your ‘appetite for risk’ to the test, and you could end up eating anything from a cheeseburger to crocodile.


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.


get a chinese takeaway for 10p 

7 Jun

It’s been 110 years since the first Chinese restaurant in London, Maxim’s in Soho, opened so to celebrate hungryhouse is teaming up with Mr Chan’s in Clerkenwell to offer a range of dishes for just 10p, the same price you would have paid for ...


50% Off Your Meal at The Localist with CityMunch 

30 May

Here’s a review of a delicious meal I had recently at new(ish)ly opened The Localist in Clerkenwell along with an offer for you to get 50% off your visit if you book through CityMunch.


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.


A clog of abandoned bicycles, 25th May 

25 May

A clog of abandoned bicycles - no tyres.


Clerkenwell Design Week 2017: P is for POP-UP 

23 May

At Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, Creative Clerkenwell presents P IS FOR POP-UP, transforming a vacated studio at Craft Central St...


Clerkenwell Design Week 2017: Top Picks by The Creative Clerkenwell Edit 

23 May

Our round-up of highlights and top picks during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017, to be updated throughout the festival, Tue-Thu 23-25...


Clerkenwell Design Week 2017: Open Studios at Craft Central 

23 May

Select studios at Craft Central’s two buildings will be open during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 as part of the Fringe.


Literary Clerkenwell launch: charity fund-raiser and book launch 

17 May

Join us to celebrate the launch of challenging and essential new works by writers working at City, University of London.


Cultures of Clerkenwell: Diamond Geezers and Garibaldi Biscuits 

15 May

Featuring award-winning authors Rachel Lichtenstein and Boyd Tonkin.


Made in Clerkenwell open studios at Craft Central, 11-14th May – the final edition! 

14 May

Craft Central welcomes visitors to its two Victorian buildings in the heart of EC1 for the final Made in Clerkenwell...


loti eats | grind 

7 May

Grind has come along way since opening their first coffee and cocktail shop in Shoreditch and are now moving away from a cafe concept to a full blown restaurant offering.


In the Showcase: The Creative Clerkenwell Edit 

21 Apr

Introducing The Creative Clerkenwell Edit, our newest project for connecting creatives.


Old China Hand 

3 Apr

No old Chinese hands used in the decor.


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 ...



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