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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.


Woman who was beaten up in City Road shares images of her attacker – after police fail to 

18 Oct

Woman who was beaten up in City Road shares images of her attacker – after police fail to 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A woman who had her nose broken during a shocking late-night attack in City Road has handed the Gazette clear images of the thug...


Woman who was beaten up in City Road shares images of her attacker – after police fail to 

18 Oct

A woman who had her nose broken during a shocking late-night attack in City Road has handed the Gazette clear images of the thug who punched her – after the police failed to.


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 ...


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


A Criminal’s Career 

31 Oct

On Thursday 22nd of August, 1901, 21-year-old Charles Stuart, whose occupation was given as “cabinet maker,” appeared before Mr Loveland-Loveland, K.


loti eats | breddos kingly street 

24 Oct

Breddos Tacos have opened a new spot slap bang in the middle of town, on Kingly Street, so now we can all get our taco fix in Soho.


A Creative Clerkenwell Christmas 2017 

17 Oct

Join us this December for a Creative Clerkenwell Christmas! A series of festive pop-up shops for design enthusiasts, curated by Charlene Lam of The Creative Edit, featuring independent designers and makers.


The church still recovering from WW2 damage 

17 Oct

In leafy Clerkenwell is a mighty church that externally looks as polite as a Clerkenwell church should look, but inside is still showing the massive scars left by WW2.


“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.



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