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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.


Charterhouse: ‘Hogwarts of Clerkenwell’ opens to public for first time 

1 Feb

In the heart of Clerkenwell is a hidden palace.


Stop the carvery: Clerkenwell pub The White Bear could be serving its last Christmas dinners 

22 Dec

The family who run a traditional Clerkenwell boozer need a show of Christmas spirit to save it from closure – after finding out from neighbours they could be evicted.


Clerkenwell fire station: Charity ‘mystified’ after City Hall blocks bid to buy site 

7 Dec

Charity bosses are “completely perplexed” after being repeatedly knocked back in their bid to buy the Clerkenwell fire station site.


Upper Street fire station commander Winston Douglas retiring after 32 years 

7 Dec

Winston Douglas, commander at Upper Street fire station, retires next week after 32 years of service.


200 years since Islington (nearly) kicked out the elites at Spa Fields Park 

8 Nov

Given Islington’s radical history, it’s no surprise rebels once plotted to overthrow the elites from a Clerkenwell park.


Made in Islington: Watches and Madonna music videos at Gleave and Co, St John Street 

12 Oct

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Islington.


Old Sessions House plans scrapped over opposition from Clerkenwell Green neighbours 

30 Sep

Developers trying to transform a Grade-II listed building into a 1,000-capacity private members club have pulled an application for a booze licence at the 11th hour after neighbours objected.


Car smashes into house in Clerkenwell 

21 Sep

The driver of this car miraculously escaped injury after ploughing it into a terraced house.


Clerkenwell doctor: ‘Carbon monoxide alarm saved my life…It can save yours, too’ 

19 Sep

A Clerkenwell woman is today urging people to have carbon monoxide alarms fitted in their homes.


Emily Thornberry on boundary review: ‘How on earth can Islington be too small for two MPs?’ 

14 Sep

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry this afternoon said “the fight is on” against plans to re-draw constituency boundaries.


Obituary – Colin O’Brien 

30 Aug

Colin O’Brien.


Clerkenwell has the biggest 3D printer in the UK and it’s making models of cities 

15 Jul

A tech company is using the UK’s biggest 3D printer to revolutionise the design industry.


London Life – book review: a wonderful photographic celebration of the city 

11 Jul

Touch of frost: Regent’s Canal freezes over.


‘Nasty’ teen jailed for Clerkenwell rucksack attack 

7 Jul

A “nasty” 19-year-old has been jailed for two years for assaults in Clerkenwell and Holloway.


Taxpayer bill for maintaining empty Clerkenwell Fire Station: £264k 

7 Jul

Taxpayers have paid a “shocking” £264,000 to maintain the empty Clerkenwell Fire Station since 2014.


Look Mum, a cycle-style label… a way to ride out the storm threatening small London businesses? 

28 Jun

MOST PEOPLE occasionally have seemingly bright lightbulb moments.


Cutting-edge technology on the agenda at Clerkenwell design week 

27 May

A unique vehicle powered by a combination of rocket fuel and jet engines was among the highlights of this year’s Clerkenwell design week at City University.


Hundreds oppose bid to sell alcohol ‘till late’ at former Clerkenwell Green courthouse 

12 May

Developers bought up Clerkenwell Green’s Old Sessions House in 2014 and last year had plans approved to turn it into a private members’ club with a rooftop pool.


Fire brigade honours ‘Britain’s oldest firefighter’ 

10 May

Fire chiefs threw a special party to honour a Blitz hero from Clerkenwell thought to be the oldest fire service veteran in the world.


Zaha Hadid: Clerkenwell firm pays tribute to ‘greatest female architect in the world’ 

31 Mar

World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has died at the age of 65, her firm has announced.


The Clerkenwell kebab shop that sells veal and posh cheese but not chips 

9 Mar

The Clerkenwell kebab shop that sells veal and posh cheese but not chips...


This is why you should be extra careful when using your phone outside 

27 Feb

You would think that being stood in a doorway on a quiet street and well away from the road would be a fairly safe place to use your phone.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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...


Lisa Burrell: St Luke’s communications manager 

13 Dec

St Luke’s Community Centre, tucked off City Road, is a place people want to go.


Beans Carriers Ghostsign on City Road 

13 Dec

How long have I been walking and bussing past this and not noticed it?!I only spotted it in November when hunting for signs to use for my Angel Islington card.


Clerkenwell Grind launches in Clerkenwell 

5 Dec

A Lynchian homage of marble, brass and pink velvet, Clerkenwell Grind is more than just a pretty face, it’s a considered and modern tribute to the young professional.


SALON SPY: THE WELL 

5 Dec

Well, well it looks like Clerkenwell has a new spa…meet The Well.


Free – 8 seat teak table, 8 ant chairs 

27 Nov

Free, to pick up from Goswell Road Clerkenwell by 6pm Monday 28 November.


Stripped bike, 3rd November 

3 Nov

Stripped bike on Clerkenwell Rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Clerkenwell Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...


CLERKENWELL GRIND IS COMING 

21 Oct

You’ll never be stuck for coffee in Clerkenwell again because Grind is heading back east and setting up shop in the hood this November.


Farringdon rd pelican refuge no tactile paving, 21st October 

21 Oct

Farringdon road farringdon lane pelican crossing refuge has no tactile paving As per DETR Guidance figures10 11 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 119 Farringdon Road, EC1 Report on FixMyStreet...


Creative Clerkenwell’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop 2016, 13-23 December 

18 Oct

Creative Clerkenwell’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop 13-23 December, 2016 Curated by Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell, featuring great gifts from UK...


BREDDOS TACOS X YARD SALE PIZZA 

14 Oct

Let’s TACO about how Breddos Tacos are taking over town, first they announced a perm site in Clerkenwell with ice cream tacos and now they’ve hooked up with Yard Sale Pizza to bring you The Dead Mex, just in time for Day of the Dead.


LUCA IS COMING 

12 Oct

Rumours have been circulating about the new Clove Club opening in Clerkenwell for the last year or so BUT finally the news is out.


The Clove Club to open Italian sister restaurant Luca in November 

12 Oct

The team behind the Clove Club, one of London’s most renowned restaurant worldwide, have announced the opening of a new restaurant in Clerkenwell next month: Luca.


Tour a Georgian House and Bind Your Wounds with Toasted Cheese 

6 Oct

I stumbled across a nice little diversion for a couple of hours if you're around Old Street.


BREDDOS TACOS COMING TO CLERKENWELL 

5 Oct

First came the news of SMOKESTAK setting up a permanent home and now Breddos Tacos, another street food fave, is FINALLY getting a perm place with four walls.


Rberry ave farringdon ped refuge tactile pave missing, 21st September 

21 Sep

Roseberry avenue at farringdon road the two pedestrian refuges are missing the require tactile paving in accordance with DfT guidelines Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Rosebery Avenue, EC1 Report...



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