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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.

Local councillors improve accessibility to New River Walk 

4 Aug

  Canonbury councillors have ensured improvements to New River Walk, a small picturesque park along a stretch of the New River.

Why join a trade union 

31 Jul

Part of my role as our university UCU membership secretary is to help recruit new members.

Bikehangars roll-out encourages more Islington residents to cycle 

28 Jul

Labour-run Islington Council is rolling out more on-street bicycle parking to residents as part of its plans to encourage cycling in the borough.

Community demands end to TfL’s Archway Bridge delays 

21 Jul

Labour councillors, local vicars, local residents, staff from the Whittington Hospital and Catherine West MP, have joined together to demand an end to Transport for London’s (TfL) delays in installing suicide prevention barriers on Archway Bridge.

Lift replacement at Caledonian Road tube station completed – without an 8 month station closure! 

20 Jul

Caledonian and Holloway councillors: Una O’Halloran, Diarmaid Ward, Paul Smith and Paul Convery with Claudia Webbe (lead councillor for transport) Caledonian ward councillors joined their Holloway ward colleagues this week to mark the completion of...

Councillors celebrate completion of Caledonian Road Station lift replacements 

20 Jul

Local councillors and Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport, Cllr Claudia Webbe, gathered this week (Wednesday 19 th July) to celebrate the completion of works at Caledonian Road Station to replace both lifts whilst ...

Labour NEC Report – July 2017 

20 Jul

2017 General Election Jeremy Corbyn thanked everyone who contributed to June’s amazing election result.

Islington Council’s support for vulnerable children and families praised by Ofsted 

18 Jul

Labour-led Islington Council’s services for vulnerable children and families have received a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, and praise for ‘Outstanding’ leadership and governance.

Labour NEC Sub-Committees Report – July 2017 

6 Jul

Campaign selfie with Councillors Alice Perry and Martin Klute during the General Election Reflecting on the General Election The full NEC met for the first time since 8 th June.

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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...

Breakfast, dinner and tea 

4 May

For all their blindingly obvious failings, it is still possible to feel some sympathy for arrogant career politicians forced out onto the streets and into radio and television studios to explain themselves to an unworthy and inferior electorate...

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Ahoy There Reception! 

19 Jul

Reception enjoyed their very own Pirate Day on Monday.

Have a great summer… 

19 Jul

The Friday fundraiser last week run by Lucy Sivaraman made £305 for Grief Encounters, the charity which supports bereaved children and their families.

Year 6 Animation Exhibition 

13 Jul

Year 6 were very lucky to take part in an animation workshop with local artists from the Bomb Factory gallery in Upper Holloway.

Friday Fundraiser & Used Uniform Giveaway tomorrow 

13 Jul

The last Friday Fundraiser of the school year is tomorrow, Friday 14 July, straight after school.

Silent Auction for Latitude Tickets ending tonight (Tuesday) at 9pm 

11 Jul

We have a pair of weekend tickets for Latitude Festival this weekend, 13 – 16 July.

The Fun Run 2017 Gallery is here 

10 Jul

It is time to relive the Fun Run… a huge congratulations to everyone who ran, or helped to make it such a success.

Latitude tickets available 

9 Jul

We have a pair of weekend tickets for Latitude Festival next weekend, 13 – 16 July.

The circus came to town! 

9 Jul

What a fabulous summer fair it was yesterday afternoon.

See you all tomorrow at the Circus Summer Fair 

7 Jul

You’re all invited to the Summer Fair tomorrow from 2-5pm .

David and Ronda Armitage visit Year 2! 

4 Jul

After reading ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ this term, Year 2 got the chance to meet both the author and illustrator! What a great time we had! We even had our own illustrations made for us...

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Open House pre-booking 

17 Aug

Open House is returning to London in a month's time, specifically Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September.

Borough – Newington and Trinity 

16 Aug

Thenorth west corner is Borough The north east corner is The north east corner is Borough Bermondsey borders The south west corner is Borough Newington Post to the north Bankside Post to the west St,George and Waterloo Post to the south Walworth Post...

Open House London tickets released this week 

15 Aug

Details about which buildings will be opened to the public for Open House London weekend will be published later this week.

Tickets Alert: The London Month of the Dead 

12 Aug

October is the month of the dead, a now annual festival of all things macabre and spooky.

Recent writing: A moment that changed me 

11 Aug

In July I wrote for The Guardian about two very special people in my life.

London’s weekly railway news #213 

11 Aug

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Double-deck trains proposed for Waterloo station lines London Underground A Dagenham-based farm has opened London’s first fruit and veg stall inside a Tube station.

loti eats | humble grape 

10 Aug

Humble Grape has opened up its third wine bar and shop in Islington and we’re pretty happy to have it nearby as it’s the perfect neighbourhood wine bar: relaxed and with great food and drinks.

Press Statement: Camden & Islington LGBT Forum Reassures LGBT Disabled in Access Row 

8 Aug

8th August 2017 Press Statement Camden Islington LGBT Forum Reassures LGBT Disabled in Access Row Following the rather inflammatory article which appeared on BuzzFeed UK, Camden Islington LGBT Forum wishes to issue the following clarification.

AXA Corporate Responsibility Week 2017: Challenge accepted! 

8 Aug

During Corporate Responsibility Week this year, AXA employees voted for their favorite social entrepreneur initiative featuring an innovative prevention solution to facilitate users’ everyday lives.

A lost letterbox in Upper Holloway, and some other posbos conunundrums 

8 Aug

Last month I posted about the reveal of the Brymay ad opposite Upper Holloway Station which happened after the new bridge was finished on Holloway Road and followed a year of upheaval including diversions and tail backs such that the Archway ...

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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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