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Holloway Road letting agent first in UK to be convicted of issuing ‘sham licences’ 

19 Aug

Holloway Road letting agent first in UK to be convicted of issuing ‘sham licences’ 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An Archway letting agent has been billed £20,000 after giving tenants “sham licences” that claimed they had no right to ...


Islington man Sunny’s running, cycling and hiking challenge will help raise £250k for Mental Health UK 

19 Aug

Islington man Sunny’s running, cycling and hiking challenge will help raise £250k for Mental Health UK 36 minutes ago Atina Dimitrova --> An Islington man is raising money for Mental Health UK by hiking up a mountain, cycling 100 miles and running...


Camden Passage nail bar London Grace sparks uproar (and confusion) by applying for licence to sell alcohol 

18 Aug

Camden Passage nail bar London Grace sparks uproar (and confusion) by applying for licence to sell alcohol 4 minutes ago James Morris --> Another booze licence row has erupted in Camden Passage – this time after a nail bar applied to sell alcohol.


Jail for Islington men who brandished knives in 5am Archway brawl 

18 Aug

Jail for Islington men who brandished knives in 5am Archway brawl 23 minutes ago James Morris --> Two men who brandished knives during a brawl in Archway have been jailed.


Caledonian Road crash sees moped ‘abandoned’ 

18 Aug

Caledonian Road crash sees moped ‘abandoned’ 8 minutes ago James Morris --> A moped was abandoned after a collision with a car in Caledonian Road last night.


Two men arrested as armed police recover bottle of ‘noxious fluid’ from car in Canonbury 

18 Aug

Two men arrested as armed police recover bottle of ‘noxious fluid’ from car in Canonbury 35 minutes ago James Morris --> Two men have been arrested after armed police recovered a bottle of “suspected noxious fluid” from a car in Canonbury.


A-level results 2017: Multi-talented Central Foundation Boys’ School students excel over range of subjects 

17 Aug

A-level results 2017: Multi-talented Central Foundation Boys’ School students excel over range of subjects 53 minutes ago James Scott --> The dexterity of students at Central Foundation Boys’ School was revealed this morning after sixth formers ...


Sobell Leisure Centre: Even trampolinists don’t want the controversial new trampoline park 

17 Aug

Sobell Leisure Centre: Even trampolinists don’t want the controversial new trampoline park 8 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The growing list of people opposing the installation of a trampoline park at the Sobell Leisure Centre now includes Islington ...


A-level results 2017: Art animation whizz-kid among star performers at Highbury Grove School 

17 Aug

A-level results 2017: Art animation whizz-kid among star performers at Highbury Grove School 3 minutes ago James Scott --> A student who has been dreaming of studying art animation for the best part of a decade was one of the high achievers at ...


Old Street cycle death: Rider says he didn’t know having no brakes was illegal and denies being thrillseeker 

17 Aug

Old Street cycle death: Rider says he didn’t know having no brakes was illegal and denies being thrillseeker 27 minutes ago Sam Gelder at the Old Bailey --> A cyclist on trial for killing a mother in Old Street today denied he was a thrillseeker ...


A-level results 2017: North Bridge House Canonbury students dazzle in English literature and art 

17 Aug

A-level results 2017: North Bridge House Canonbury students dazzle in English literature and art 19 minutes ago James Scott --> Students at North Bridge House Canonbury have excelled in both art and English literature after collecting a stellar set ...


Islington Council fined for huge data breach…costing taxpayer £56k 

17 Aug

Islington Council fined for huge data breach...


A-level results 2017: City and Islington College student ‘ecstatic’ and ready to ‘save lives’ 

17 Aug

A-level results 2017: City and Islington College student ‘ecstatic’ and ready to ‘save lives’ 42 minutes ago James Scott --> A City and Islington College student is ‘ecstatic’ at the prospect of being able to ‘save lives’ after ...


City of London Academy Islington A-level results: ‘Phenomenal year’ ends in school’s best results yet 

17 Aug

City of London Academy Islington A-level results: ‘Phenomenal year’ ends in school’s best results yet 42 minutes ago James Morris --> City of London Academy Islington was celebrating the best results in its nine-year history this morning.


Old Street cycle death trial: Having brakes on bike ‘wouldn’t have made a difference’, claims cyclist in dock 

17 Aug

Old Street cycle death trial: Having brakes on bike ‘wouldn’t have made a difference’, claims cyclist in dock 11 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A young cyclist accused of killing a mother-of-two by hitting her on a racing bike today told jurors ...


Ex-Islington Operations Superintendent John Sutherland on the trauma faced by police 

17 Aug

Ex-Islington Operations Superintendent John Sutherland on the trauma faced by police 31 minutes ago Laura Gozzi --> John Sutherland, former Islington Operations Superintendent, on his career in the Met and Blue: A Memoir, his first book John ...


Islington Council ordered to act over ‘fire trap’ Spa Green Estate – after 7 years of warnings from estate manager 

17 Aug

Islington Council ordered to act over ‘fire trap’ Spa Green Estate – after 7 years of warnings from estate manager 41 minutes ago James Morris --> Thomas Cooper, manager of the Spa Green Estate, says he has been complaining about fire safety ...


This week 60 years ago: Man threatens Holloway cinema staff with knife, gets subdued by torch 

16 Aug

This week 60 years ago: Man threatens Holloway cinema staff with knife, gets subdued by torch 35 minutes ago James Morris --> A cinema-goer who pulled a knife on a member of staff was subdued – by a torch.


Canonbury street artist’s kit saved by ‘Louis the cab driver’ 

16 Aug

Canonbury street artist’s kit saved by ‘Louis the cab driver’ 40 minutes ago James Morris --> A Canonbury street artist’s kit has been returned – two weeks after it was “stolen”.


Council draft plan for Holloway Prison includes 50% ‘genuinely affordable’ housing 

16 Aug

Council draft plan for Holloway Prison includes 50% ‘genuinely affordable’ housing 53 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Council has today started consulting on its draft plan for the future of the Holloway Prison site.


A-Level results day 2017: Everything you need to know 

16 Aug

A-Level results day 2017: Everything you need to know 11 minutes ago James Scott --> Tomorrow marks A-Levels results day, when students at sixth forms and colleges across Islington will finally know more about what comes next.


Maureen Collins: ‘My 50 years caring for Islington’s elderly’ 

16 Aug

Maureen Collins: ‘My 50 years caring for Islington’s elderly’ 40 minutes ago James Morris --> Highbury carer Maureen Collins has dedicated 50 years – her entire working life – to Islington’s elderly.


Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston had right of way and victim was not using pedestrian crossing, court told 

15 Aug

Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston had right of way and victim was not using pedestrian crossing, court told 34 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> The cyclist on trial for killing a pedestrian as she crossed Old Street had right of way because...


Boy, 15, sentenced for carrying knife at Highbury and Islington 

15 Aug

Boy, 15, sentenced for carrying knife at Highbury and Islington 9 minutes ago James Morris --> A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to four months’ detention for possession of a 12-inch blade at Highbury and Islington station.


Old Street cycle death trial: Crash that killed mum-of-two ‘sent fixie rider flying through air’, court hears 

15 Aug

Old Street cycle death trial: Crash that killed mum-of-two ‘sent fixie rider flying through air’, court hears 31 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> A cyclist on trial over the death of a pedestrian in Old Street was thrown through the air when the ...


Rail disruption across London as fare increase revealed 

15 Aug

There were reports of minor injuries to five people in the King's Cross and Waterloo incidents.


This week 30 years ago: Janet Street-Porter in bizarre row with Islington Council 

15 Aug

This week 30 years ago: Janet Street-Porter in bizarre row with Islington Council 37 minutes ago James Morris --> TV personality Janet Street-Porter was pleading with Islington Council to move a lamp-post – so she didn’t miss out on her beauty ...


Dominic White: Coroner slams Whittington Hospital over care of man who fled A&E before falling to his death 

15 Aug

Dominic White: Coroner slams Whittington Hospital over care of man who fled AE before falling to his death 8 minutes ago Emma Youle --> A coroner has criticised the Whittington Hospital over its care of a young father who fled AE before falling to ...


Road users set for months of disruption as Thames Water replace Upper Street pipe 

14 Aug

Road users set for months of disruption as Thames Water replace Upper Street pipe 28 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Road users are braced for three months of disruption in Islington while Thames Water replaces the water main that burst in December.


Man in hospital after Holloway Road hotel attack 

14 Aug

Man in hospital after Holloway Road hotel attack 48 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man was attacked in a hotel room in the early hours of this morning.


Old Street cycle death: Fixie rider Charlie Alliston ‘yelled at victim to get out of way before hitting her at 20mph’ 

14 Aug

Old Street cycle death: Fixie rider Charlie Alliston ‘yelled at victim to get out of way before hitting her at 20mph’ 25 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> A young cyclist who knocked over and killed a mum-of-two while riding an illegal fixed-gear ...


Pictures show some of London’s creepiest and weirdest abandoned buildings 

14 Aug

An abandoned pub (Picture: Paul Talling / mediadrumworld.


Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston, 20, to stand trial over death of Kim Briggs, 44, in Hoxton 

14 Aug

Old Street cycle death: Rider Charlie Alliston, 20, to stand trial over death of Kim Briggs, 44, in Hoxton 54 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> The trial of a cyclist accused of running over and killing a mother-of-two in Old Street begins today.


Man searching for stranger who saved him from drowning in the Finsbury Park pond in 1963 

14 Aug

Man searching for stranger who saved him from drowning in the Finsbury Park pond in 1963 24 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man is trying to track down the stranger who saved his life 54 years ago when he was drowning in the Finsbury Park boating pond.


Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Sunny spells but chilly mornings 

12 Aug

Video: Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Sunny spells but chilly mornings 39 minutes ago Matthew Clemenson --> Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


‘Show anyone a red shirt with white sleeves and they think of The Arsenal’: A brief history of Gunners kits 

11 Aug

‘Show anyone a red shirt with white sleeves and they think of The Arsenal’: A brief history of Gunners kits 39 minutes ago James Morris --> Modern day football gripe, number 2,376.


There’s no beer garden, but revamped Lady Mildmay is CAMRA’s pub of the summer 

11 Aug

There’s no beer garden, but revamped Lady Mildmay is CAMRA’s pub of the summer Yesterday, 16:22 James Morris --> A Newington Green boozer has been named the best summer pub in north London – even though it doesn’t have a beer garden! A ...


Firm that installed ill-fated ‘smart benches’ without planning permission shifts blame back to Islington Council 

11 Aug

Firm that installed ill-fated ‘smart benches’ without planning permission shifts blame back to Islington Council 59 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> The firm that installed ill-fated “smart benches” across Islington without planning permission ...


Good Samaritan moved by Gazette story gives £400 to Canonbury artist who had all his gear stolen 

11 Aug

Good Samaritan moved by Gazette story gives £400 to Canonbury artist who had all his gear stolen 46 minutes ago James Morris --> We live in a borough blighted by inequality, where it’s nearly impossible for most people to own their own home and ...


CCTV released by police after late-night stabbing near Old Street 

11 Aug

CCTV released by police after late-night stabbing near Old Street 25 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A late-night argument near Old Street left a man lying in hospital after being stabbed.


Business of the week: Young Actors Theatre, the Barnsbury drama school churning out Hollywood stars 

11 Aug

Business of the week: Young Actors Theatre, the Barnsbury drama school churning out Hollywood stars 38 minutes ago Atina Dimitrova --> Each week, we profile a company that’s caught our eye doing business here in Islington.


Police watchdog IPCC finishes investigation into death of moped rider Lewis Johnson in Clapton Common 

10 Aug

Police watchdog IPCC finishes investigation into death of moped rider Lewis Johnson in Clapton Common 25 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Prosecutors are weighing up whether to charge two police officers with driving offences over the death of Lewis ...


Appeal after exposure incident between Canonbury and Highbury and Islington 

10 Aug

Appeal after exposure incident between Canonbury and Highbury and Islington 11 minutes ago James Morris --> Detectives are appealing for information after an Overground passenger exposed themselves to a victim between Canonbury and Highbury and ...


‘Don’t leave your cooking unattended’: Brigade warning after Holloway block blaze 

10 Aug

‘Don’t leave your cooking unattended’: Brigade warning after Holloway block blaze 30 minutes ago James Morris --> Five people had to be treated after a flat blaze in Holloway last Wednesday.


Four of Islington’s five council-backed ‘smart benches’ to be ripped up because of phone snatch fears 

10 Aug

Four of Islington’s five council-backed ‘smart benches’ to be ripped up because of phone snatch fears 21 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> The Met says people could get their phones snatched while they’re charging.


Neighbours concerned about Finsbury Leisure Centre plans tell council: ‘Listen to us’ 

10 Aug

Neighbours concerned about Finsbury Leisure Centre plans tell council: ‘Listen to us’ 54 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Neighbours of Finsbury Leisure Centre fear their concerns over its flagship redevelopment project will be ignored.


It ain’t easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen 

10 Aug

It ain’t easel: Canonbury street artist has kit stolen 32 minutes ago James Morris --> A popular street artist is appealing for information after a callous thief nicked his work – and his kit.


Revealed: Scale of moped crime outside Archway station 

9 Aug

Exclusive: Revealed: Scale of moped crime outside Archway station 34 minutes ago James Morris --> There have been 274 moped-enabled thefts and robberies outside Archway station since January.


Anna Scher: Legendary Islington theatre teacher (and one-time Gazette writer) looks back on half century of drama 

9 Aug

Anna Scher: Legendary Islington theatre teacher (and one-time Gazette writer) looks back on half century of drama 59 minutes ago Atina Dimitrova --> Anna Scher’s drama classes have been a pillar of Islington for 49 years.


Holloway Road takeaway closes after being given Islington’s biggest ever fly-tip fine 

9 Aug

Holloway Road takeaway closes after being given Islington’s biggest ever fly-tip fine 35 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An independent Caribbean takeaway has been forced to close after being billed £11,000 for fly-tipping – Islington’s biggest ...


Highbury and Islington station hit by flooding 

9 Aug

Breaking News: Highbury and Islington station hit by flooding 27 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Highbury and Islington is closed because heavy rain has flooded the ticket hall.


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Farida Ahmed: graduate with PhD plans 

2 Aug

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FestiWell comes to King’s Cross 

27 Jul

King’s Cross is being transformed into a hub of health for a free one-day wellness festival.


Paul A Young: chocolatier 

26 Jul

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Chris Stuchbery: Big Issue London Regional Manager 

19 Jul

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& Other Stories joins list of leading brands at King’s Cross 

17 Jul

Other Stories, the one-stop styling destination, is the latest major retailer to announce its arrival at King’s Cross.


Circumference Circus chooses King’s Cross 

11 Jul

Circumference, a cutting-edge contemporary circus company, has moved into the ground floor retail unit of the Tapestry building at King’s Cross, to use it as a rehearsal and creation space over the summer.


Follow Hansel and Gretel on Sunday 16 July 

6 Jul

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David Wingrove: Science Fiction writer 

5 Jul

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Carhartt Work In Progress coming to King’s Cross 

4 Jul

Carhartt Work In Progress (WIP), a European evolution of American heritage brand Carhartt, is the latest major retailer to announce a move to King’s Cross: it will open a 2,500 sq ft store on King’s Boulevard in September 2017, designed by ...


Cubitt Sessions returns to King’s Cross with an electrifying summer music programme 

30 Jun

Cubitt Sessions, a pop-up venue and bar, returns to Lewis Cubitt Square in King’s Cross from 26 July –13 August with a free live music programme across an eclectic mix of genres – classical music, immersive theatre, surreal comedy, street ...


Radio London now open at King’s Cross 

28 Jun

Radio London Hair Salon and Gallery, one of London’s best boutique salons, is now officially open in the heart of King’s Cross.


Continue to tend the garden in Thornhill Square on Saturday 1 July 

27 Jun

Filed under: Parks and gardens , Social activities...


Jigsaw announces new opening in King’s Cross 

26 Jun

British fashion retailer Jigsaw, which was originally founded in Hampstead in 1972, is to open a new store in King’s Cross, in Three Pancras Square on King’s Boulevard.


Hear about local improvements on Tuesday 27 June 

17 Jun

Filed under: Caledonian Ward Partnership , Meetings...


Pull up a deckchair: watch Wimbledon at King’s Cross this summer! 

13 Jun

Strawberries and Screen, the outdoor screen showing the best matches of the tournament, will return to King’s Cross this summer.


Come to the summer party on Saturday 17 June 

11 Jun

Filed under: Social activities , Thornhill Square Association...


Sarah Matthias: author 

7 Jun

When Highbury local Sarah Matthias isn’t busy as membership secretary of the Islington Choral Society she’s writing books.


Google submits plans for proposed King’s Cross office 

1 Jun

Google has submitted an application for planning permission to Camden Council for its proposed King’s Cross Campus.


The new details of the plans for the Google Zone 

29 May

At its meeting on 11May the Forum heard about the detailed plans for Zone A of King’s Cross Central (along the railway lines to the south of Goods Way).


Start to tend the garden in Thornhill Square on Saturday 3 June 

29 May

Filed under: Parks and gardens , Social activities...


King’s Cross announces line-up for May Canopy Market 

22 May

The monthly market, delivered in collaboration with Real Food Festivals , is located under the restored Victorian West Handyside Canopy, runs on the last weekend of every month and is free to attend.


Dr Michael Eades: Being Human Festival 

17 May

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18montrose to open at King’s Cross 

16 May

Fashion and lifestyle concept store 18montrose will become the first retailer to open in the Coal Drops Yard complex in London’s King’s Cross, it has been announced.


Magnum Photos chooses King’s Cross 

10 May

Magnum Photos, the international agency representing some of the world’s most renowned photographers, has announced the public programme of its 70th anniversary events, to include a main exhibition at King’s Cross.


Joey Jarossi: YATI acting coach 

10 May

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Carole Kenrick: scientist & inventor-in-residence at Gillespie Primary School’s Lab_13 

3 May

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Start to tend the garden in Thornhill Square on Saturday 6 May 

1 May

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Do not try to hear about local improvements on Thursday 27 April 

26 Apr

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Plans for the Google Zone and public spaces 

22 Apr

At its next meeting, on 11 May, the Forum will hear from Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Heatherwick Studio and Argent about the plans for the Google office next to the railway.


Hear about local improvements on Thursday 27 April 

20 Apr

Filed under: Caledonian Ward Partnership , Meetings...


Canopy Market returns 

20 Apr

Canopy Market is returning to King’s Cross next week after the success of last year’s pop-up events, and this time it’s here to stay: bigger, better and tastier than before! The market, in collaboration with Real Food Festivals , is located ...


Jan Dorling: Islington Boat Club 

19 Apr

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Classic Car Boot Sale – only two weeks to go 

10 Apr

Get into gear and clutch yourself a bargain as the Hemingway Designs’ Classic Car Boot Sale (CCBS) returning to King’s Cross N1C on 22nd 23rd April 2017.


Canopy Market set to return to King’s Cross 

6 Apr

Following the success of last year’s pop-up events, Canopy Market is returning to King’s Cross from April (28th – 30th) and this time it’s here to stay! Canopy Market is a collaboration with Real Food Festivals , and gathers together quality ...


Ilario Guidu: from prisoner to life coach 

5 Apr

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Start to tend the garden in Thornhill Square on Saturday 1 April 

30 Mar

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Sofia Larrinua: cookery school manager 

29 Mar

Central Street Cookery School celebrates its 5th birthday this April.


Westminster terror attack: ‘everything suddenly went very still’ 

23 Mar

Our reporter James Somper recalls the experience of being in Westminster yesterday afternoon.


Karate expert gears up for Tokyo 2020 

23 Mar

A karate expert from Holloway has set his sights on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Shoreditch Grind licence plans delayed 

23 Mar

A popular espresso bar and restaurant has been forced to prolong its wait for a late night music licence after a council hearing over the issue has been delayed.


Meet the author of Hornsey Road art project 

23 Mar

Bright yellow polystyrene figures hanging off objects have appeared in Hornsey Road over the past few days.


TfL U-turn over Highbury Overground staff cuts 

23 Mar

Rail bosses yesterday decided not to remove staff from Highbury Islington Overground station after customers expressed safety concerns.


Street brawls highlight gang problem 

23 Mar

Earlier this month, a group of mainly young women brawled in the middle of Goswell Road, throwing chairs and punches and bringing traffic to a halt .


Islington’s secret LGBT history 

22 Mar

There is a rich history of LGBT+ action in Islington, from the first gay rights demonstration in the 1970s to the first openly gay MP.


How a bad reaction to the contraceptive implant ruined my career 

22 Mar

Two years ago aspiring actress Francesca Mann, 19, from Islington, had an allergic reaction to the contraceptive implant resulting in life changing consequences.


How Islington’s toxic air is slowly killing our children 

22 Mar

What links Upper Street, Pentonville Road, Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road? As well as being the busiest traffic thoroughfares in Islington, these places are also the borough’s most toxic pollution hotspots.


Inside the Muslim community centre that’s helping Syrian refugees resettle 

22 Mar

Tucked down the side of Finsbury Park station is an unassuming group of buildings known as Muslim Welfare House .


Pricked out: Critic explores sexuality and Shakespeare in new play 

22 Mar

Theatre critics are notorious for their sharp wit and acerbic style.


Sex, murder and betrayal: Who were the real Borgia family? 

22 Mar

It’s well-known among history buffs and the average TV viewer alike that the Borgias were the most notorious family of Renaissance Italy.


5 places to go for Waffle Day in Islington 

22 Mar

Ahead of  Waffle Day  this weekend, Islington Now went to discover the best places to have a waffle-off in the heart of Islington.


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