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Standing together 

23 May

Following the tragic attack in Manchester on Monday 22nd May, Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, made the following statement: “On behalf of Islington Council and everyone in Islington, I send our deepest condolences to the family and...

Cycle stands or Bike Bunkers? 

20 May

I am extremely uncomfortable about the proposed introduction of so-called 'bike hangers' on Islington streets.

NEC Report: Clause 5 Manifesto Meeting 

15 May

The Labour Party General Election Manifesto is agreed at a special meeting, known as the Clause Five Meeting.

Cally Councillor, Una O’Halloran, is elected Mayor of Islington 

12 May

Una, pictured with husband Ray, has promised to “throw herself into the role” At the Council’s Annual Meeting on May 11th, Cally Councillors, Rupert Perry and Paul Convery expressed great pride as Una O’Halloran became Mayor of Islington for ...

How you can get involved 

21 Apr

To volunteer to help Labour in the General Election, please contact Islington Labour by -  Email - organiser@islingtonlabour.

Report from April’s Emergency NEC meeting 

21 Apr

The Labour NEC met that day after the General Election was announced to discuss candidate selection, campaign strategy, the manifesto and party finances.

New Archway public space nears completion 

12 Apr

Islington Labour councillors have welcomed the progress of the creation of a new public space in Archway and removal of the gyratory, which are part of transformation works from Transport for London (TfL).

Making a difference with less 

7 Apr

                          Despite Islington Council having its funding cut by more than half by the Tory Government since 2010, the Islington Labour-run council has protected vital services, such as keeping all our children’s centres ...

Labour NEC Report- March 2017 

24 Mar

Labour’s NEC met on 21 March.

Islington united 

23 Mar

Following the tragic incidents at Westminster on Wednesday 22nd March, Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, made the following statement -  Yesterday, an act of horrific barbarism came to the streets of London once again.

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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...

Sixth Republic 

26 Apr

At the end of the Second World War, the Fourth French Republic was established and governed with an unstable mix of Gaullist and Communist elected representatives until 1958 when the colonial civil war in Algeria, the debacle in Indochina and revolts...


10 Apr

Ask any legitimate gathering of jellyfish, amoebas, plankton, protozoa and an accredited assortment of single-cell organisms making a living as newspaper editors and politicians and they will all agree that Bashar al-Assad, the 19th President of ...


27 Feb

Imagine that after defying all the odds and confounding both critics and supporters alike, you wake up to find that you have guided Leicester City to unexpected and ultimate success as Champions of the Premier League...

Combustion in the trouser department 

16 Feb

In primary classrooms, Sunday schools, Madrassas, Gurdwaras, Synagogues, Temples and nurseries across the planet the message is simple; if you tell a lie you will always be found out...


30 Jan

I sat in the Kings Cross Taxi Centre last night chatting to my normal crowd, most in their mid 60's to early 70s.

Constant sorrow 

20 Jan

In an infinite, expanding and increasingly bizarre universe where strangeness and what once passed for normality have become blurred, the prospect of George Clooney forming a ZZ Top tribute band to perform at the inauguration of a racist con man as ...

Picking cherries 

18 Jan

Thank heavens, thank goodness, thank all our lucky stars and thank you sweet baby Jesus for giving us at long last some clarity and a time scale as to how the British government is systematically taking leave of its senses...


16 Jan

After a journey of trillions of miles taking thousands of light years, on Saturday 15th January 2017 an object about the size of a sofa originating in the Kuiper belt far beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune approached Earth at great speed...

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Schools »

We are Kayak Crazy! 

19 May

Year 6 had an amazing time at the Islington Boat Club as a celebration of their hard work during SATs.

Year 6 are Pizza Master Chefs! 

19 May

We had great fun making pizza as part of our Design Technology and Healthy Eating curriculum.

Fundraising Friday 19 May 2017 

16 May

This Friday’s cake stall is organised by nursery and Cygnus.

What the PTA talked about on 10 May 2017 

14 May

At our meeting on 10 May we discussed ideas for future learning treats – we have already agreed to fund a Shakespeare themed treat for the Autumn term, but as the Sobell Trip has been postponed for this term due to building works, we are looking at...

PTA meeting tonight at 8pm in the Tufnell Park Tavern 

10 May

Apologies for the short notice but for those of you who have not already heard about it from the newsletter, school noticeboard etc, there is a PTA meeting in the Tufnell Park Tavern at 8pm this evening to discuss plans for the summer fair.

May the 4th be with you! 

5 May

Nursery kicked off the summer term with our topic ‘Space’.

PTA Meeting Wed 10 May at 8pm. 

2 May

The next PTA Meeting will take place at Tufnell Park Tavern on Wednesday 10 May at 8pm.

Bang On 

1 May

We hope you received good feedback from your children about their workshops with Bang On last week, this term’s exciting learning treat funded by the PTA .

Year 4 ‘Fashion’ Entry Point 

27 Apr

For our entry point to our new topic ‘Fashion’, year 4 designed and made outfits out of newspaper.

Bang On Percussion Workshops Wednesday & Thursday 26 & 27 April. 

25 Apr

The PTA Funded Learning Treat will take place in all classes tomorrow and Thursday:  Percussion and music workshops using recycled materials.

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Features »

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.

Alexander McQueen 

22 May

Lee Alexander McQueen, 1969 - 2010, fashion designer, lived here from 2001 - 2005.

loti eats | radici 

22 May

After a big refurb, D&D’s Almeida restaurant which sat opposite the theatre of the same name for 15 years, has now reopened as Radici.

Client profile: Less-Stress London 

18 May

For the third in my series of posts about my small business clients, I’m profiling Less-Stress London, a digital wellbeing hub for the capital, founded and edited by James Langton.

Why Impact Hub King’s Cross is dedicated to becoming a certified BCorp 

18 May

Impact Hub King’s Cross is dedicated to becoming a certified BCorp.

Two Days In Epping Forest 

18 May

I suppose that’s a bit of an exaggeration, we didn’t stay overnight, but it sounds better than two visits or two day trips to Epping Forest.

How can we ensure the world of work works for all women? 

16 May

Written by Adam Garfunkel, founder of Junxion “Step It Up for Gender Equality towards a Planet 50-50 by 2030 by ensuring that the world of work works for all women”.

Tickets Alert: Climb the Cally Tower 

15 May

Next month sees an occasional opening of the Caledonian Park Clock Tower and a chance to climb the narrow steps to the very top for amazing views across North London.

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Events »

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...

Chef Mazzei set to open new Italian restaurant in Islington: Radici 

2 Feb

This April, celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei will open Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington, the area of London he has made his home.

Train at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

1 Feb

It was gig of high emotion in Islington last night, as American rockers Train played to a sold-out crowd – with one couple even getting engaged on the stage.

The five best restaurants in London to celebrate Burns Night 

25 Jan

Tonight is the night to honour Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, with a whisky, some haggis and a little bit of poetry.

London Art Fair 2017 | Exhibition review 

18 Jan

The London Art Fair, held every January at the Business Design Centre in Islington, is one of the earliest art world events of the year.

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