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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 ...


‘Skyscrapers are ruining historic landmarks like Bunhill Fields’ 

3 May

‘Skyscrapers are ruining historic landmarks like Bunhill Fields’ 29 minutes ago James Morris --> The south of Islington has extraordinary heritage sites.


Clerkenwell Green: Why this small patch of land is venue for massive May Day rallies 

2 May

Clerkenwell Green: Why this small patch of land is venue for massive May Day rallies 19 minutes ago James Morris --> On Monday, protesters and campaigners gathered at Clerkenwell Green for the May Day rally – as they have done since every year ...


Corrupt Clerkenwell prison officer ‘made up to £1k’ each time she smuggled contraband 

25 Apr

Corrupt Clerkenwell prison officer ‘made up to £1k’ each time she smuggled contraband 45 minutes ago James Morris --> A corrupt former prison officer from Clerkenwell has been sentenced after she was caught smuggling 117 grams of cannabis and ...


General Election 2017: Terry Stacy steps down as Lib Dem candidate for Islington South and Finsbury 

20 Apr

General Election 2017: Terry Stacy steps down as Lib Dem candidate for Islington South and Finsbury 57 minutes ago James Morris --> Terry Stacy tonight stood down as Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury.


General Election 2017: Emily Thornberry rubbishes Lib Dems’ Brexit approach 

19 Apr

Poll: General Election 2017: Emily Thornberry rubbishes Lib Dems’ Brexit approach 30 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry has rubbished the Liberal Democrats’ approach to Brexit after a rival candidate ...


General Election 2017: Caroline Russell says Islington North voters are ‘at their wits’ end’ with Corbyn over Brexit 

18 Apr

General Election 2017: Caroline Russell says Islington North voters are ‘at their wits’ end’ with Corbyn over Brexit 13:44 James Morris --> The likely Green candidate for Islington North this afternoon said voters are at their “wits’ end...


General Election 2017: Lib Dem candidate Terry Stacy says backing Brexit could cost Emily Thornberry Islington South 

18 Apr

General Election 2017: Lib Dem candidate Terry Stacy says backing Brexit could cost Emily Thornberry Islington South 31 minutes ago James Morris --> The Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury this afternoon said Emily Thornberry...


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 ...


Exclusive City Road tower block scheme ‘shows how affordable housing is being moved into ghettos’ 

14 Mar

Exclusive City Road tower block scheme ‘shows how affordable housing is being moved into ghettos’ 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A 22-storey building straddling the Hackney and Islington border could provide six floors of office space and 100 ...


Exclusive City Road tower block scheme ‘shows how affordable housing is being moved into ghettos’ 

14 Mar

A 22-storey building straddling the Hackney and Islington border could provide six floors of office space and 100 private-rented flats – but no on-site “affordable” housing.


Exclusive City Road tower block scheme ‘shows how affordable housing is being moved into ghettos’ 

14 Mar

Exclusive City Road tower block scheme ‘shows how affordable housing is being moved into ghettos’ 5 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A 22-storey building straddling the Hackney and Islington border could provide six floors of office space and 100 ...


Clerkenwell Parochial Primary School to be converted into academy after “inadequate” Ofsted report 

10 Mar

Clerkenwell Parochial Primary School to be converted into academy after “inadequate” Ofsted report 17 minutes ago James Scott --> A primary school is set to be converted into an academy after receiving an “inadequate” rating in its latest ...


New Clerkenwell community group: ‘Developers think they are unstoppable around here – we have to fight back’ 

8 Mar

New Clerkenwell community group: ‘Developers think they are unstoppable around here – we have to fight back’ 7 minutes ago James Morris --> Jacqueline Czelny thinks Clerkenwell has been ‘land grabbed’ by developers only interested in a ...


Duke of Edinburgh to Charterhouse brother: ‘You look starved!’ 

28 Feb

Duke of Edinburgh to Charterhouse brother: ‘You look starved!’ 33 minutes ago Tony Jones --> The Duke of Edinburgh met his “brother” when he visited an ancient Clerkenwell almshouse today, jokingly telling his sibling: “you look starved”.


Clerkenwell woman and Highbury man charged with assaulting police officers at train stations 

15 Feb

A woman and man from Islington have been charged with spitting at police officers on Monday.


Neighbours fear tech professionals ‘causing chaos’ if City Road office block gets booze licence 

15 Feb

Neighbours of an office block in one of Islington’s main party zones are scared of tech and startup professionals going on the rampage if their workplace is given an alcohol licence.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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 ...


5 of the most expensive Islington properties 

16 Mar

With the average house price at a staggering £859,175 , Islington Now have done some house hunting and found the five most expensive properties on offer in Islington.


Stripped bike, 16th March 

16 Mar

Unrideable bike.


The Crown Tavern: Traditional British pubs still the choice for imbibers at Clerkenwell 

15 Mar

We hear nightmare stories for pub owners that 27 close a week in the UK, but thankfully when they are run well and supported by the local community, they are an absolute joy for the neighbourhood .


2 loose manhole covers – dangerous and noisy!, 11th March 

11 Mar

The manhole covers on city road at the junction with colebrook row have become loose and are getting more and more noisy each day.


sample sale: margo selby 

6 Mar

Give your home a re-fresh without spending all your pennies at the Margo Selby sample sale.


Rusted bikes and wheels being stored on the street, 3rd March 

3 Mar

A bike stand is being used to store(?) unrideable bikes and wheels.


THMs Feb 2017 Newsletter 

2 Feb

All the news from the borough and beyond for February 2017.


River Fleet Square 

29 Jan

Unlock regeneration potential with a new public space inspired by the River Fleet River Fleet Square proposes a high-quality public square to capitalise on the wasted space created by the railway cutting at the junction of Farringdon Road and ...


Clerkenwell School of Ballet 

16 Jan

We’ve teamed up with the Clerkenwell School of Ballet to offer a free trial to THMs members and one lucky little one will Win a Term of lessons! Some say ballet is like dreaming with your feet.


Drains need cleaning as road flooding, 15th January 

15 Jan

Road is flooded with rain water drains need cleaning as spilling onto foot path Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): City Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Another HCLC success at Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court! 

9 Jan

HCLC housing solicitor Jamille Mohammed ( pictured right ) was recently on duty at Clerkenwell Shoreditch County Court.


Potholes, 8th January 

8 Jan

Pelican crossing uneven and bumpy littered with pot holes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 75 City Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Farringdon rd plastic cover been there for months, 4th January 

4 Jan

Farringdon rd plastic cover been there for months Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 96 Farringdon Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Last-Minute Gift Guide: Stress-Free Shopping in Clerkenwell 

20 Dec

Last-minute Christmas shopping CAN be stress-free! Our Xmas pop-up shop is in the gallery at Craft Central through Friday 23rd...



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