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Help for small businesses to cope with Government rate rise 

12 Oct

Help is on the way for Islington's small businesses that are being hit by massive Tory Government increases in business rates bills, courtesy of a new 'relief scheme' designed by Labour-run Islington Council.

New help for people to quit smoking in Islington 

4 Oct

Last week, Cllr Janet Burgess, Executive Member for Health and Social Care, attended Nag’s Head Shopping Centre for the launch of a new free service to help smokers in Islington kick the habit for good.

Council Leader attacks ‘short-term cost-cutting’ STP process 

29 Sep

The Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Richard Watts, has slammed NHS plans that have become a "short-term cost-cutting exercise".

Islington Labour councillors call for ban on letting fees 

28 Sep

Last week at Full Council (21 September), Islington Labour councillors called on the Tory Government to bring forward plans to ban rip-off letting fees to private renters, which they promised to do so several months ago.

Labour NEC Report – September 2017 

20 Sep

Leader’s Report Jeremy Corbyn updated the NEC on his work in parliament, praising the PLP for working together to defeat the government on NHS pay and student fees.

Islington Labour’s mission to build more genuinely affordable homes 

20 Sep

Islington Labour is building more genuinely affordable homes for local people in the borough.

Closing landlords’ council tax loophole 

13 Sep

Labour-run Islington Council has become one of the first local authorities in the country to close a council tax loophole that landlords have been exploiting for years.

New Archway public space officially opens 

29 Aug

After years of campaigning for the Archway public space, Islington Labour councillors alongside Jeremy Corbyn MP and the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross, opened the new Archway public space on 22 nd  August 2017.

AWS alone can’t solve women’s representation – we need to train and support candidates 

23 Aug

This week’s Labourlist poll asked if all women shortlists should be used more in local government selections.

Junction councillors award funding to exciting Foxham Gardens educational project 

18 Aug

  Junction Ward councillors are supporting an exciting educational project in Foxham Gardens, which aims to raise awareness of the park’s wildlife and history.

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Trust in me 

1 Sep

Even when a mature democracy becomes a little dog-eared around the edges and the very definition of democracy presents wear and tear in more urgent need of refurbishment than a crumbling Palace of Westminster, the basic premise of the relationship ...

TfL Have Revoked 42 Operator Licenses So Far This Year. Guess Which One Is Not On The List? 

6 Aug

TfL have always come under fire over the alleged unsavoury relationship they have with the ride-share app Uber.

Poached sushi 

28 Jul

When, on a cold and frosty morning, a car refuses to start when being late is simply not an option or the first intestinal rumblings indicate that the recently consumed piece of fish might have spent too long in the fridge, hope rapidly follows faith...

Westminster Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway, Accuses LTDA Of Lying Over Machine Gun Found In Uber Car. 

16 Jul

Westminster Conservative Councillor Richard Holloway, accused the LTDA of spreading complete and utter Lies, after their twitter post claimed that an Uber driver had appeared in Wimbledon Magistrates Court, after a Machine Gun was found along with ...

Tears of a clown 

16 Jul

Only a complete fool would dare to suggest that extracting the fifth largest economy on the planet from the largest single market on Earth would be a simple undertaking and such a daunting task would probably freeze the blood of even the most skilful...

Ich bein ein Hamburger 

10 Jul

Perhaps the most enduring and delightfully amusing myths generated by the cold war, is the continued belief that a President of the United States stood before a crowd in West Berlin and described himself as a jam-filled doughnut...

Air sick 

3 Jun

As the English language continues to gloriously expand and evolve, it has yet to create an adequate word or phrase to capture the true essence of what it means to be a spectator of political campaigning...

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.

Which side are you on? 

26 May

I have to admit that until Monday evening, I had never heard of Ariana Grande and even now, more than 72 hours later, I remain completely unfamiliar with her work but recognise that her talent and status make her important as an icon and role model ...

Stockton-on-Tees syndrome 

7 May

After being forcibly abducted, illegally deprived of liberty, brutalised and threatened with violence and death, it is beyond belief that a hostage would regard a hostage-taker with anything other than complete contempt and utter loathing...

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Stone Age Hunter Gatherers 

12 Oct

As an introduction to our Stone Age Topic Year 3 made Stone Age Tools.

Upcoming PTA meeting – Friday 

9 Oct

International Evening was a roaring success and a big thank you to Sandra Ibrisim (School Home Support Practitioner), for organising the event.

What makes a difference in Careers – The Research 

3 Oct

One of the major hurdles to schools developing effective Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance CEIAG has always been the lack of hard proof of its effectiveness.

International Evening – This Thursday 

3 Oct

Hello all! We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the Tufnell Park School International Evening, from 5pm on Thursday.

Welcome Picnic 2017 

28 Sep

We all had a bouncing time at the 2017 Tufnell Park PTA Welcome Picnic for new children and families who are joining us in the reception and nursery this year! We hope to see some of these new faces again at our International Evening , next week.

A Sailor Went to Sea! 

19 Sep

Year 2’s topic ‘A Sailor Went to Sea’ took us to the National Maritime Museum and aboard the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

We are Year 2 Scientists! 

19 Sep

Year 2 kicked off their Science topic on ‘Materials and their Uses’ by testing the absorbency of different fabrics.

International Evening on Thursday 5 October 5 – 7pm – date for the diary 

19 Sep

Tufnell Park School’s famous International Evening is back on Thursday 5th October.

Year 6’s Victorian Entry Point 

15 Sep

Year 6 took part in our topic entry point today to get a taster of what we will be learning this term! We looked at a range of primary and secondary resources to find out more about Victorian households, school life, work and industry, clothes, toys ...

World War 2 

14 Sep

This term the Year 5 topic is World War 2.

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Lady’s Quick Guide to London’s Islington 

16 Oct

After nearly three weeks of traveling, my great British road trip has taken me home to London for a mid-journey break.

Balance: September 2017 

12 Oct

New chapters I’ve always loved September.

13 Nice Things To Do After Work Instead Of Going Straight Home 

12 Oct

It’s been Quite A Week round here.

veuve clicquot widow series returns 

12 Oct

The Veuve Clicquot Widow Series is back for it’s third instalment and this time Carine Roitfeld is curating it.

World Mental Health Day: Perfectionism, financial anxiety, and what it’s really like to be sectioned 

10 Oct

Today, 10 October, is World Mental Health Day.

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.

New Islington 

10 Oct

Whistlestop Manchester: New Islington Where? immediately east of central Manchester Population Around 1700 homes (whatever that equates to) How to get there? one tramstop from Piccadilly Why? that's a very good question When Manchester was ...

loti eats | macellaio rc northcote road 

9 Oct

When does a group of restaurants turn into a soulless chain? Not on its fourth restaurant if Macellaio RC on Northcote Road, restaurateur Roberto Costa’s latest addition to his successful family of Italian steak restaurants, is anything to go by.

salon spy | strip 

9 Oct

Waxing is never going to be as enjoyable as going for a massage or a manicure but there are salons out there that have managed to make it a much more luxurious (and bearable) experience and Strip is one of them.

Failure? What’s that? 

8 Oct

Normally it’s an honour to be asked to speak at an event.

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Events »

Theatre News: Casting announced for Fever Pitch the Opera 

19 Jul

The first ever musical staging by Highbury Opera Theatre marks 25 years since Nick Hornby's book was first published...

Chris Shiflett: An interview with the Foo Fighters Guitarist 

23 Jun

Chris Shiflett is most commonly known as the lead guitarist in legendary American rock band Foo Fighters.

Wheatus at Islington Academy | Live review 

3 Jun

On the Islington night of their 32-date UK and Ireland tour, Wheatus delivered another blazing jam-packed set to the adoring London crowd last night.

Matt Gresham at the Islington | Live review 

27 May

In a small space at the Islington last night, a young man quietly stepped onto the stage, picked up an acoustic guitar, then proceeded to blow us away with his transcendently stunning, soulful voice.

Francesco Mazzei to open modern Italian restaurant Fiume at Battersea Power Station 

17 May

The Italian chef Francesco Mazzei is set to open Fiume, a new modern Italian restaurant at Battersea Power Station this summer.

The Garage in Islington relaunches after extensive refurbishment 

20 Apr

Highbury’s legendary live music venue, The Garage, is reopening this spring with a sleek new look and three new spaces designed to appeal to the hardcore gig-goer and the casual passerby alike.

Timber Timbre at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

19 Apr

Canadian band Timber Timbre performed an impressive concert last night at Islington Assembly Hall.

Sting at Eventim Apollo | Live review 

10 Apr

In top form, Sting was phenomenal last night at Eventim Apollo, the 38 th performance on his 57 th and 9 th world tour, highlighting his first true rock album in 13 years.

July Talk at The Dome | Live review 

10 Mar

Some bands work best in the studio, and some bands are made to perform.

Theatre News: Exclusive: Full cast announced for The Treatment at the Almeida 

24 Feb

Lyndsey Turner returns to the Islington venue to direct the first London revival of Crimp's satire in 24 years...

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