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Bunhill councillors welcome plans to significantly improve the Triangle Estate 

21 Jun

  Bunhill Ward councillors have welcomed news that plans to tackle crime and build more homes on the Triangle Estate have been approved by the Council.

Shoulder to shoulder 

19 Jun

Cllr Richard Watts', Leader of Islington Council, statement on the terrorist attack in Finsbury Park -  It is with sadness that I write this statement today, following the dreadful events in Finsbury Park in the early hours of this morning.

The 7th annual Cally Festival this Sunday “will be the best so far” 

16 Jun

One fantastic thing happens this weekend alongside all the Great Together events: the 7th annual Cally Festival, the pinnacle event to an all-year-around programme of improvement to our neighbourhood and high street.

Grenfell Tower Fire – How you can help 

16 Jun

   Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, writes about the Grenfell Tower fire and how Islington residents can help -  We have all seen the devastating pictures of the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington, and on behalf of Islington ...

Pledging to reduce air pollution in Islington on National Clean Air Day 

15 Jun

On Thursday 15 th of June, Islington Councillors joined in to mark the UK’s first ever National Clean Air Day outside the Town Hall.

The spirit of London 

5 Jun

Following the terrible attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday 3 June, Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, issued the following statement: "Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts are with the people killed, injured and ...

How Labour Party women’s forums can encourage the next generation of female activists 

31 May

The 2017 general election sees the highest number of female candidates contesting parliamentary seats.

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.

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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...

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.

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Schools »

PTA Meeting / Summer Fair Planning 

22 Jun

Last night’s PTA Meeting went really well…we discussed the progress on the forthcoming summer fair , which is now less than 3 weeks away! Saturday 8 July 2pm – 5pm .

PTA Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday 21 June at 8pm. Everyone welcome. 

20 Jun

A quick reminder for the PTA Meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday 21 June at 8pm in Tufnell Park Tavern .

The Fun Run has begun 

8 Jun

The rain held off and the Fun Run began, and wow, how they ran.

Ready, Steady, Go! Fun Run starts tomorrow 

7 Jun

Good luck to EVERYONE.

Fun Run on 8 & 9 June 2017 

28 May

Don’t forget to donate online to sponsor the children for the Fun Run: https://mydonate.

Hungry Caterpillar cake sale result and 2017 Fun Fun 

25 May

The Cygnus Nursery sale last week made £133, thank you for all your support.

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...

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Recent writing: Early menopause, cancer and fertility, and pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder 

23 Jun

The more I write about women’s health – and particularly hormonal issues – the more I see the same patterns repeated over and over again.

Day 23: Words and Pictures 

23 Jun

Friday 23 June: As Word2017 reaches the end of it’s 4 week there is still time to catch some beautiful and inspiring exhibitions at House of Illustration and Islington Museum.

Day 22: SLAMbassadors Showcase 

22 Jun

Thursday 22 June:   7-9pm @ Free Word Centre  To celebrate the culmination of their spoken word youth workshops in Islington, The Poetry Society present a talent-packed evening of new work by SLAMbassadors hosted by the irrepressible SLAM legend...

london life afloat 

21 Jun

How would you like to wake to the sun rising over the water, ducks quacking outside and the relaxing ripples of water gently lapping outside? For more and more Londoners this is becoming reality as they have chosen to experience living on a canal ...

Work isn’t working – Can we co-create a radical vision for the future of ‘good’ work? 

21 Jun

Work isn’t working – Can we co-create a radical vision for the future of ‘good’ work? What do we mean by ‘good’ work? A huge multi-faceted question we’ve been asking ourselves for a while now.

Day 21: Word Association…National Writing Day 

21 Jun

Wednesday 21 June: National Writing Day aims to inspire people across the UK to discover the pleasure and power of writing.

See the Flying Scotsman steaming through Nth London on Saturday 

20 Jun

Probably the world’s most famous steam locomotive, the Flying Scotsman will be arriving at King’s Cross station on Saturday.

Week 4: Free Word of the Week 

19 Jun

19-25  June 2017: Broaden your lexical horizons during the festival by spotting Free Words of the Week around the borough – or join in by putting them on display where you work! There will be a new word for every week of the festival tying into ...

Week 4: Word Associations… Refugee Week 

19 Jun

19-25 June 2o17: Refugee Week – Different Pasts Shared Futures  Refugee Week is celebrated in the UK each year to coincide with World Refugee Day on 20 June .

Day 18: Cally Festival : ) 

18 Jun

Sunday 18 June 12-6pm: Story Street @ Cally Festival   Story Street is part of the Cally Festival, a huge one-day street party on the Caledonian Road.

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Events »

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...

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.

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