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Islington Council reaffirms commitment to work towards safer streets in Islington 

14 Dec

Last week at Full Council (7 th December), Islington Labour councillors repeated their commitment to make streets in Islington safe for local people and eliminate all deaths and injuries on roads in the borough.

Islington Labour councillors pledge to make Council dementia friendly 

8 Dec

Islington Labour councillors have voted to work towards making Islington Council dementia-friendly at Full Council (7 th December) this week.

Islington Labour councillors urge government action over flawed approach to Universal Credit 

8 Dec

Islington Labour councillors called on the Tory Government to pause and fix the rollout of Universal Credit at Full Council this week (7 th December).

Islington Labour calls on the Tory Government to stop cutting funding for the police 

4 Dec

Islington Labour councillors are urging the Tory Government to rethink its damaging cuts to police funding, which have led to a steep fall in officer numbers and damaged community policing on the ground.

Councillors’ funding award to school’s healthy eating scheme enters eighth year 

1 Dec

Holloway Ward councillors have awarded funding to a local school’s scheme that encourages healthy eating and activities among young people.

Labour NEC Report – November 2017 

30 Nov

Last weekend the NEC met in Glasgow for our annual Away-day.

Islington Labour Steps Up Fight for Rights of Local People from Countries in the EU 

28 Nov

Islington Labour has joined forces with Labour colleagues across London to step up its campaign calling on the Tory Government to immediately guarantee the full rights of people from other countries in the European Union.

Helping people like you 

27 Nov

Islington Labour is on the side of local people and is making a difference for the many, not the few, on the issues that matter most.

Labour councillor helps to drum up local excitement for Whitecross Street Christmas lights switch-on 

24 Nov

  Christmas has come early for three pupils at Prior Weston Primary School, who have been announced as the winner and runners-up of an art competition aimed to promote the Whitecross Street Christmas lights switch-on event.

A Tory Budget for the few 

22 Nov

Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, writes about today's Budget announced by the Tory Government.

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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...

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.

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Help Our Elves! 

4 Dec

Hello everyone The Tufnell Park Elves are extremely busy this week and require a bit of assistance.

Help make the Winter Wonderland Fair great! 

26 Nov

Can you help to make the Winter Wonderland a great event for the kids? If you can, please sign up to help on the sign-up sheets , currently up in the school foyer.

Amazing Raffle Prizes to be Won! 

24 Nov

Raffle tickets went out today.

A Great Children in Need Day! 

17 Nov

A huge thanks to all the Tufnell Park parents, kids and staff who helped make our Children in Need day such a big success! We raised £447.23 Great job, everyone and congratulations to Delphinus for presenting their first ever school assembly on the ...

Children in Need fundraising fun! 

13 Nov

Join in the fun this Friday with our Children in Need campaign.

Halloween Update 

28 Oct

We hope everyone had had a great half term! Things to look forward to next week: Wear Something Spooky to school on Tuesday 31 st  October , voluntary £1 contribution.

Happy Diwali 

19 Oct

Our new nursery children have been making cards to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights.

PTA News from AGM Meeting 

17 Oct

We are happy to welcome a new co-chair, Jennie Potts , and a new head of Resources (Mistress of the PTA shed), Hannah Codling .

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.

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Abianda’s Star Project to continue for two more years 

14 Dec

Abianda offers one-to-one, group work and employment opportunities to gang-affected young women.

Young Grant-Makers Announcement 

14 Dec

We are delighted to announce that funding for the pilot of our exciting Young Grant-Makers programme has now been agreed.

Festive events South, North and East 

13 Dec

I should've written about the first two of these before they happened, not after.

Macquarie Group and the Macquarie Group Foundation: Investing in Islington 

12 Dec

Macquarie’s European Head Office sits just inside the borders of the Borough of Islington.

the drunken butler is open 

11 Dec

Chef Yuma Hashenmi, who’s worked everywhere from Berlin to San Francisco, has settled in Clerkenwell with his new restaurant The Drunken Butler.

loti eats | tanakatsu 

11 Dec

Tonkatsu (deep fried breaded pork chops) is something we fell is love with over in Japan but it’s not something you see very often in London.

Treat 11 special people to a gift that’s good for the world this Christmas! 

11 Dec

Our friends at Junxion, Adam Garfunkel and Shayla Meyer, who helped us become a Certified B Corporation, have put together this list of good Xmas goodies to inspire all of us when we go shopping.

Calls for design to revamp Old Street roundabout 

10 Dec

Plans to revamp the tired Old Street roundabout have taken a small step forward, with a call for a design proposal to be set in to Islington council.

Islington Giving an “effective example” of place-based approaches to poverty 

8 Dec

A new report by the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) highlights the leading role of Islington Giving in funding local, place-based solutions to help alleviate the affects of poverty and isolation.

The Do’s and Don’ts of ‘Communication’ in Growing Teams – Part 1 

8 Dec

Welcome to the first article, of the series:  Do’s and Don’ts: Communication in Growing Teams.

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Events »

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...

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.

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