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On the side of private renters 

25 May

As the Islington Labour-run Town Hall secures a £300,000 fine for a private landlord in Junction ward, Cllr Diarmaid Ward writes about why it is so important to be on the side of private renters.


Increasing diversity in local government through extending the use of AWS 

25 May

For the first time in Islington’s history, over 50 per cent of our councillors are women.


Making Islington Council dementia-friendly 

25 May

Labour-led Islington Council has been supporting Dementia Action Week (21-27 May) this week by delivering dementia awareness sessions in the borough.


Cally Councillors campaigning to keep Roman Way doctors service open 

23 May

The GP service at Roman Way Medical Centre is scheduled for closure in August.


Cally councillors in new GP surgery plea 

21 May

Islington Labour councillors for Caledonian ward have called for a new doctor’s surgery to be opened in the local community, as the Roman Way Medical Practice will close in August.


Caledonian Ward’s new Council team elected with record 68% of the vote 

12 May

Sara, Una and Paul pictured as the ballots were counted and the election declared.


High Court victory for genuinely affordable homes 

10 May

Islington Council has secured a hugely important legal victory that will help deliver more new genuinely affordable homes for local people, including at the former Holloway Prison site.


Local Government Reps 2018 Annual NEC Report 

8 May

The last 12 months have been very busy for Labour’s National Executive Committee.


Islington Labour Re-Elected 

4 May

Islington Labour has been re-elected to run Islington Council at the local elections held on Thursday 3rd May.


A fond farewell and grateful thanks to Rupert Perry 

2 May

Paul, Una and Rupert at the Town Hall in May 2016 On the eve of polling day, May 3rd 2018, we mark the moment when Rupert Perry steps down as one of the Cally Councillors.


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Taxi Drivers Rally Round For Knowledge Boy After Horrendous Attack In South London. 

28 Apr

Earlier this week, Karim a young knowledge student was attacked in South London.


Looney Toons Council Plan Pedestrianisation Of Upper Street 

12 Apr

Or "how to kill off local businesses in one foul swoop".


Joe Lewis Sings The American Song Book 

2 Apr

I hope you're having a good Easter Well, the first Gig date has been confirmed! Friday 25th May at the Horseshoe in Clerkenwell Close, EC1 Come join myself, accompanied by the legendary '17 Piece' Denmark Street Big Band as we revisit those classic ...


Taxi driver consoled by family of motorbike passenger killed in crash 

8 Mar

A 72-year-old Taxi driver who crashed into an oncoming motorbike sending the pillion passenger “somersaulting” through the air before she died was consoled by her family as he was spared jail.


Licensed Private Hire, Ride Share And Now Taxi Buses….Everyone Wants A Piece Of Our Action. 

25 Feb

When is a bus not a bus? When it only seats eight people and changes its route on demand.


You Can Buy Diesel/Petrol From Any Garage In UK, But You Won’t Get This With Electric Charging. 

26 Jan

She'll Garrage, Holloway Road...


Ubers Defence Lawyer Quits As ‘24-hour London’ Commissioner 

10 Jan

A lawyer appointed by Sadiq Khan to help save London’s 24-hour economy has stepped down, accusing City Hall of failing to deliver on its promises.


And Now For Something Completely Different : Cyclists In Islington Getting Crap Deal From Police Horses. 

1 Jan

Cyclist are now arguing that Police horses are putting cyclists in danger – because they are pooing all over a major bike route.


More Traffic Khanage On Holloway Road, Plus Another TfL Waste Of Time Consultation. 

13 Dec

From 01:00 on Monday 18 December until 04:00 on Monday 8 January, the A1 Holloway Road will be closed in both directions between Digswell Street and Highbury Corner roundabout.


Redressing The Balance… Letter To TfLTPH From A Grateful Passenger 

31 Oct

The piece below is an extract from a letter sent to TfL by a grateful passenger.


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Schools »

June at Tufnell Park School 

23 May

Our immensely fun Fun Run will be taking place again on the 7th and 8th June .


Online Shopping 

23 May

Have you joined Easyfundraising yet?  It is a super easy way to make money for the school, simply log on and whenever you go online shopping, whether for clothes, groceries, anything really, go to Easyfundraising first, and then choose which online ...


Middle Bay Summer Fun 

17 May

Well done to the Middle Bay classes who raised just over £100 with their Summer Fun themed Friday Fundraiser on a Thursday…look at those delicious snacks, yum.


PTA upcoming events 

14 May

This  Thursday ,  17 May is Fundraising Thursday  (Friday inset day) for the Middle Bay classes, their theme is Summer Fun.


A big roar for animal treats! 

28 Apr

A big thank you to all parents and kids who supported our Fundraising Friday, despite the downpour! The animal themes treats raised £131 for infants classes.


Animal Treats – Fundraising Friday 

25 Apr

Don’t forget, this Friday after school, Fundraising Friday for Infant Classes .


Check out our Easter Hat Parade Gallery! 

19 Apr

Here are some lovely images of our Easter Hat Parade.


Top fundraising at Tufnell Park School 

27 Mar

Huge thanks to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts over the last couple of weeks.


Quiz Night update 

27 Mar

What a blast we had last Friday! Congratulations to team Scarborough ‘not so’ Fair who lifted the trophy as quiz champions of 2018.


Stuck for things to do in the Easter holidays?? 

26 Mar

Hopefully this list of completely free things to do in London will give you some inspiration! FREE THINGS TO DO CLOSE BY… – Adventure playgrounds  https://islingtonplay.


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Features »

jana dowling | the 888 collective 

25 May

The 888 Collective is a social enterprise that supports people with mental health issues on their journey back into the workplace through a range of courses and events, and was set up by founder Jana Dowling after her own experiences with mental ...


London’s weekly railway news #254 

25 May

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct London Underground Light rail or tram system could replace Met Line extension in Watford Watford Observer Drivers on London ...


Anaglypta 

22 May

I have started another collection...


the best british sandwich week specials 

21 May

We bloody love a good sarnie , so when there’s a whole week dedicated to lovely fillings stuffed between two pieces of bread we’re all over it.


London’s Alleys: Gwynne Place, WC1 

21 May

This might not look like much, but this little place and set of steps are rich in history, and deep in subsidence.


London’s weekly railway news #253 

18 May

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Steam Trains return to the Epping Ongar Railway London Underground The most dangerous Tube stations across the capital are all in east London, new figures have revealed.


Recent work: Road to Equality, with Google Arts & Culture and the Mayor of London 

17 May

“What draws men and women together is stronger than the brutality and tyranny which drive them apart.


brother marcus to open in islington 

17 May

There’s another big opening heading to Islington soon ( Jones Sons being the other) as Brother Marcus is heading north, opening a second (and bigger) site in Angel in June.


30,000 children in kinship care in London: Grandparents Plus talk to London Live 

17 May

Over 30,000 children are living in kinship care in London, with many carers unsure of where to turn for support and advice.


The importance of collaboration in making change: Islington Giving and the Vibrant Capital 

15 May

Islington Giving exists thanks to the borough-wide collaborative approach of residents, businesses, community organisations and funders.


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Events »

Lord Huron at the Lexington | Live review 

10 May

Arriving fashionably late to their own show in the cramped setting of Pentonville Road’s Lexington pub, Lord Huron set the tone for an understated, intimate affair with some calm tuning of guitars and a dash of playful interaction with an equally ...


Justin Nozuka at the Garage | Live review 

24 Apr

Justin Nozuka has been busy of late.


Review: Review: The Mikado (The King’s Head Theatre) 

28 Mar

A riot of fun as Charles Court Opera takes a GS ride from Islington to Titipu.


Parker’s Band at the Islington | Live Review 

13 Mar

When there are almost as many people on the stage as there are in the audience, it’s clear that it’s not going to be a boring show.


Jen Cloher at Tufnell Park Dome | Live review 

14 Feb

Two elements beautifully dominated Jen Cloher’s London performance: the vocals and guitar.


Nick JD Hodgson showcases debut album Tell Your Friends at the Islington | Live review 

7 Feb

After leaving the Kaiser Chiefs in 2012 to focus on other projects, Nick JD Hodgson has kept busy, writing for stars ranging from Mark Ronson to Shirley Bassey.


London Art Fair 2018 

18 Jan

The London Art Fair, which celebrates its 30 th anniversary this year, kicks off the art world calendar at the Business Design Centre in Angel.


East at the King’s Head Theatre | Theatre review 

12 Jan

This rendition of Steven Berkoff’s East is a raucous vernacular comedy laced with melancholy and despair, fittingly returned to its original home on Upper street by the Atticist theatre company, winners of the 2016 Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh ...


The Veils at Islington Assembly Hall | Live review 

5 Dec

London based five-piece The Veils are quite an underrated band, as they go.


Salut! in Islington: An ambitious but accessible local restaurant | Restaurant review 

11 Nov

Did you know that, while in France frog legs are a common dish, in certain parts of the world frogs are cooked entirely, sometimes simmered and blitzed into a soup? Perhaps fortunately, it would appear that the people of Islington are not yet ready ...


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