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Labour NEC Report – 6 March 2018 

16 Mar

The NEC Equalities, Disputes and Organisational Committees met on 6 March 2018 to discuss a range of topics: Increasing Diversity in local and national government I recently blogged about ideas Labour are discussing to increase diversity in local ...

Expanded street cleaning service for Islington 

13 Mar

A new, expanded street cleaning service has been announced by Islington Labour-run Islington Council.

Transforming the lives of Syrian refugees 

13 Mar

Islington Labour councillors are supporting the Council’s appeal to landlords to provide accommodation in the borough to Syrian refugees.

Islington Labour pledges to appoint Women and Girls Champion 

8 Mar

Islington Labour councillors have welcomed the announcement that the Council intends to appoint a Women and Girls Champion.

New genuinely affordable workspaces for local businesses 

7 Mar

Islington Labour councillors have welcomed new plans to create more genuinely affordable workspaces in the borough, where local people can work for free or at a significantly reduced rent.

Ideas to improve diversity in local government 

5 Mar

For many years, the Labour Party has been working hard to ensure our elected representatives reflect the diversity of the communities we represent.

Celebrating Reading with Islington’s Libraries 

27 Feb

Islington Labour councillors are celebrating reading during Islington Reads Week (26 February – 4 March), as well as the Council keeping open all libraries in the borough, with a wide range of activities.

Local elections 2018 – What does a Councillor actually do? 

19 Feb

A local Councillor is elected to serve and represent their local community, mainly in interactions with the Local Council, but also with other public bodies such as the NHS, TFL, Thames Water, and The Canal and River Trust, to name but a few.

Making Islington the best possible place to grow up 

19 Feb

Islington Labour councillors have welcomed the recommendations of a flagship report exploring how to make Islington the best possible place in the UK for children and young people to grow up.

One step closer to Old Street’s transformation 

16 Feb

Islington Labour has been campaigning for years for the removal of the dangerous Old Street Gyratory and had repeatedly called on the previous Mayor of London and TfL to prioritise funding towards the transformation of Old Street.

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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.

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...

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Tufnell Park News 

20 Mar

Sports Relief – Friday 23rd March Wear Something Sporty, or dress as your favourite sports person, £1 voluntary donation.

We got quizzical 

19 Mar

The sequins and glitter were out in full force for the inaugural TPS PTA Music Quiz night last Friday.

Tufnell Park PTA Music & quiz night this Friday 

12 Mar

This Friday (16/03) sees the inaugural Tufnell Park Primary Quiz Night .

PTA Update 

4 Mar

Tickets for our  Music   Quiz  night on Friday 16th March are now available to buy from Andrea.

Book Swap Fun after School Today! 

1 Mar

We’re really loving all the World Book Day costumes in school today.

We need your books 

27 Feb

Just a reminder to bring in your books for the World Book Day Swap after school on Thursday 1 March.

Music Quiz Tickets – On Sale Tomorrow! 

25 Feb

Tickets for our Music Quiz night on Friday 16th March will be available to buy from Andrea from tomorrow.


25 Feb

No need to panic – instead come along with your kids on Monday 26th February from 3.30-4.45pm in URSA classroom, where we are holding a workshop to help create costumes.

WORLD BOOK DAY – March 1st 

20 Feb

It’s   WORLD BOOK DAY   next THURSDAY 1st MARCH and there are all sorts of great things going on at Tufnell Park School! Look out for tokens for a FREE World Book Day book in school bags, these should be coming home this week.

Fundraising Friday total: £126 

12 Feb

Big thanks to everyone who supported the Fundraising Friday stall last week with donations or buying! We raised £126 for Junior Classes...

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Lessons in Marketing a Social Impact Brand (Part #2) 

20 Mar

Daniel Stanley – Cohere Partners Welcome back to part 2 of this brilliant blog series by Hubber, Daniel Stanley, where he shares new ways of thinking and approaching marketing when building a social impact brand.

Walking the Circle line 

16 Mar

I've had a go at walking round the Circle line.

Programme launch: re-designing paid work experience for young people in Islington 

15 Mar

We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of ReDesign , a 3-year social action programme that brings together young people from Islington aged 17-24 to shape and re-think different areas that affect their lives.

Islington Giving’s International Women’s Day Celebrations featured on the BBC 

12 Mar

Inspiring Islington women attending our celebration of International Women’s Day have been featured on the BBC.

Currell share their stories from #IWD2018 

9 Mar

Two of the team from local family run estate agents Currell celebrated International Women’s Day with Islington Giving.

Our Core Values: An Employee Insight 

9 Mar

Find out what happened when we asked our team what it's like to work at the BDC...

Experiences of a first time volunteer at Islington Giving: Helen Beach, Bolt Burdon 

8 Mar

Leading local solicitors Bolt Burdon support Islington Giving in a number of ways.

Mary Tealby 

8 Mar

Mary Tealby, 1801-1865, founded the Home for Lost Starving Dogs (now Battersea Dogs Cats Home) that stood on this site, 1860 - 1871.

tom oldroyd to open the duke of richmond 

7 Mar

We’ve been wondering what was happening with the site of The Richmond since it closed down last year and we couldn’t have imagined much better news than this: Tom Oldroyd has taken ownership and is turning the place (back) into a proper old pub.

London antipodes 

7 Mar

Where's your London antipodes ? That's the point in London directly opposite where you are.

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Events »

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 ...

Nuno Mendes’s The Kitchens tried and tasted: High-end food stalls at Old Spitalfields Market 

30 Oct

This month, Nuno Mendes – chef of Chiltern Firehouse, Taberna do Mercado and formerly of Viajante – has launched a game-changing project at Old Spitalfields Market named The Kitchens.

Cattle and Cane: An interview with Joseph Hammill and Helen Hammill 

18 Oct

Officially formed in 2009, Cattle and Cane are a family led indie/folk band making themselves known for their soaring vocals and intricately picked acoustics.

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...

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