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Upper Street flooding: Traders still in dark over vital insurance payouts 

29 Mar

Upper Street flooding: Traders still in dark over vital insurance payouts 29 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Business owners in Angel whose livelihoods were destroyed by the Upper Street flooding in December have no idea when their much-needed insurance ...


Neighbours’ wishlist for future of Finsbury Park laid out at five-hour conference 

29 Mar

Neighbours’ wishlist for future of Finsbury Park laid out at five-hour conference 8 minutes ago Tom Horton --> Politicians, businesses and neighbours met on the fringe of Finsbury Park on Saturday for a five-hour discussion about the area’s ...


Business of the week: Sunday, the cafe people queue for in Hemingford Road 

29 Mar

Business of the week: Sunday, the cafe people queue for in Hemingford Road 17 minutes ago James Morris --> In a new weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington.


This week 60 years ago: Court tells Highbury dad of nine to visit Family Planning Association 

29 Mar

This week 60 years ago: Court tells Highbury dad of nine to visit Family Planning Association 16 minutes ago James Morris --> An unemployed Highbury man was grilled in court about why he had so many children.


Michelle McPhillips: ‘Two girls have lost their dad… I want JJ’s killer to see me carrying his coffin’ 

29 Mar

Michelle McPhillips: ‘Two girls have lost their dad...


Revealed: Mysterious Essex Road lifesaver is scaffolder who jumped out of a cab to give CPR 

28 Mar

Revealed: Mysterious Essex Road lifesaver is scaffolder who jumped out of a cab to give CPR 48 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The mysterious “Billy” who saved a man’s life in Essex Road by performing CPR is a scaffolder from Essex who was passing ...


Essex Road crash: Four charged after car smashes into pubgoers 

28 Mar

Essex Road crash: Four charged after car smashes into pubgoers 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Four people have been charged with “aggravated vehicle taking” after a car smashed into pubgoers in Essex Road on Saturday night.


Man sexually assaulted on packed rush-hour Tube from Finsbury Park 

28 Mar

Man sexually assaulted on packed rush-hour Tube from Finsbury Park 26 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man was subjected to a prolonged sexual assault on a packed rush-hour Tube last week after getting on at Finsbury Park.


Whittington calls for ‘altruistic’ men to make deposits at its new not-for-profit sperm bank 

28 Mar

Whittington calls for ‘altruistic’ men to make deposits at its new not-for-profit sperm bank 40 minutes ago Anna Behrmann --> The Whittington Hospital’s fertility centre is opening its own sperm bank and calling for men between 18 and 40 to ...


New Beacon Books – UK’s first black bookshop saved after crowdfunder smashes £10k target 

28 Mar

New Beacon Books – UK’s first black bookshop saved after crowdfunder smashes £10k target 56 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Thousands of pounds have been donated to save New Beacon Books from closure.


Police search for heroic teen who saved man’s life in Essex Road with CPR – then walked off 

27 Mar

Police search for heroic teen who saved man’s life in Essex Road with CPR – then walked off 49 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police are hoping to track down a heroic teenager who saved the life of an old man by performing CPR – before casually ...


Islington Labour and Green parties come together for road safety in Highbury 

27 Mar

Islington Labour and Green parties come together for road safety in Highbury 38 minutes ago James Morris --> The photo has been long in the making, amid growing tension between colleagues.


City and Islington College students take to catwalk for alternative clothes show 

27 Mar

City and Islington College students take to catwalk for alternative clothes show 11 minutes ago Sam Corbishley --> The Alternative Clothes Show returned to Crouch End on Saturday as City and Islington College joined models to showcase outfits crafted...


Police called to mugging minutes before car mowed into crowd in Islington 

27 Mar

Four people were injured in the incident (Picture: W8 Media) Police investigating why a car rammed into a crowd of pedestrians outside a pub in Islington have said they were called to an attempted robbery minutes before.


Essex Road crash: ‘I left pub and saw bodies on the floor’ 

27 Mar

Essex Road crash: ‘I left pub and saw bodies on the floor’ 24 minutes ago James Morris --> Bodies were strewn over the pavement after a car ploughed into pedestrians in Essex Road, a pubgoer said this afternoon.


George Kinsella: ‘Thousands of kids have pledged never to carry a knife in Ben’s name – but it’s not enough’ 

27 Mar

George Kinsella: ‘Thousands of kids have pledged never to carry a knife in Ben’s name – but it’s not enough’ 48 minutes ago James Morris --> Nine years on from Ben Kinsella’s horrific murder, his family is as determined as ever to fight ...


Essex Road crash: Fifth arrest after car ‘ploughs into revellers’ outside the Old Queen’s Head 

27 Mar

Essex Road crash: Fifth arrest after car ‘ploughs into revellers’ outside the Old Queen’s Head 50 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A fifth person has been arrested after a car ploughed into a group of people queuing outside the Old Queen’s ...


This week 30 years ago: Islington Council staff take 20 sick days a year 

27 Mar

This week 30 years ago: Islington Council staff take 20 sick days a year 07:00 James Morris --> The average Islington Council worker was taking 20 sick days a year, an investigation revealed.


Drayton Park Primary School students dazzle in maths competition 

26 Mar

Drayton Park Primary School students dazzle in maths competition 41 minutes ago James Scott --> Budding mathematicians at Drayton Park Primary School blew away the competition in the first number-crunching challenge hosted by exclusive boarding ...


“Knocked over like dominoes”: Four men ‘with knives’ arrested after car ploughs into queue outside pub ‘at 50mph’ 

26 Mar

The incident, where a car reportedly 'mounted a pavement', occurred on Essex Road in Islington late last night - but police say it was not terror related...


Car ploughs into drinkers outside Islington pub 

26 Mar

Three people have been taken to hospital after the car mounted the pavement and sent bodies "into the air".


Essex Road incident: Police rule out terror as car ploughs into revellers 

26 Mar

Essex Road incident: Police rule out terror as car ploughs into revellers 31 minutes ago James Morris --> Four people have been arrested after a car ploughed into revellers outside Essex Road’s Old Queen’s Head pub last night.


Four arrested after car mows down crowd of people on busy London street 

26 Mar

Three people have been injured after the incident (Picture: Glen Gratton) Three people have been injured after a car rammed into a crowd outside a pub in Islington knocking them over ‘like dominoes’.


Thornhill Primary School staff, students and parents rally against funding cuts 

25 Mar

Thornhill Primary School staff, students and parents rally against funding cuts 15 minutes ago James Scott --> The deputy head of an Islington primary school has warned funding cuts could leave schools unable to afford the most experienced teachers.


King’s Cross St Pancras police officer sacked for using ‘excessive force’ during arrest 

24 Mar

King’s Cross St Pancras police officer sacked for using ‘excessive force’ during arrest 23 minutes ago James Morris --> A British Transport Police officer was today fired for using “excessive and unnecessary force” on a member of public ...


Homeowners fear ‘demise’ of Camden Passage – because an upmarket deli called Le Coq Epicier wants to sell fine wine 

24 Mar

Homeowners fear ‘demise’ of Camden Passage – because an upmarket deli called Le Coq Epicier wants to sell fine wine 44 minutes ago James Morris --> Camden Passage neighbours have urged Islington Council to stop the “dismemberment” of the ...


Terry Stacy: Former Islington Council leader turned community activist and Lady Gaga’s best mate 

24 Mar

Terry Stacy: Former Islington Council leader turned community activist and Lady Gaga’s best mate 26 minutes ago James Morris --> Former council leader Terry Stacy is a loud Lib Dem activist, but also does a tonne of community work.


Scheme launches building careers of dozen learners from minority ethnic backgrounds in Finsbury Park 

23 Mar

Scheme launches building careers of dozen learners from minority ethnic backgrounds in Finsbury Park 13 minutes ago James Scott --> A scheme to boost the skills of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds has set the foundation of 12 adult ...


Dignity in Care Awards: ‘Carers don’t get enough recognition or pay…to get an award was fantastic’ 

23 Mar

Dignity in Care Awards: ‘Carers don’t get enough recognition or pay...


Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das appears at Old Bailey on murder charge 

23 Mar

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das appears at Old Bailey on murder charge 49 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A dad accused of murdering his one-year-old boy and trying to kill his twin sister at their Finsbury Park home appeared at the Old ...


JJ McPhillips: Murder detectives make fourth arrest over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 

23 Mar

JJ McPhillips: Murder detectives make fourth arrest over Upper Street stabbing of young dad 6 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Detectives investigating the killing of Jonathan “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street have made a fourth arrest.


Huge development plans for Golden Lane Estate panned by campaigners 

23 Mar

Huge development plans for Golden Lane Estate panned by campaigners 49 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> ‘Show some respect’ is the message from people on the Grade II-listed Golden Lane Estate to Islington Council and the City.


Westminster attack: Islington MP Emily Thornberry tells how she was yards away as drama unfolded 

22 Mar

Westminster attack: Islington MP Emily Thornberry tells how she was yards away as drama unfolded 20 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry was stood just 30 yards away from this afternoon’s apparent terrorist ...


Islington Labour criticised over ‘cash for canvassing’ tactics 

22 Mar

Exclusive: Islington Labour criticised over ‘cash for canvassing’ tactics 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The Islington Labour Group has come under fire for offering paid positions to councillors based on the amount of political campaigning they do.


Highbury Grove School puts on barnstorming production of Les Miserables 

22 Mar

Highbury Grove School puts on barnstorming production of Les Miserables 16 minutes ago James Scott --> A group of parents believe a barnstorming production of Les Miserables stands in stark contrast to a school’s damning Ofsted report.


Archway hotel owner offers free earplugs to guests – because of gyratory noise 

22 Mar

Archway hotel owner offers free earplugs to guests – because of gyratory noise 16 minutes ago James Morris --> Many hotel guests are greeted with complimentary chocolates and mints on their pillows.


Sir Ian McKellen brings back Gandalf to raise funds for the Park Theatre 

22 Mar

Sir Ian McKellen brings back Gandalf to raise funds for the Park Theatre 47 minutes ago Zoe Paskett --> Forget blockbusters Beauty and the Beast, X Men or Lord of the Rings – fringe theatre is where it’s at, as Sir Ian McKellen steps in to offer ...


This week 60 years ago: Rent hike for 1,500 council homes in Finsbury 

22 Mar

This week 60 years ago: Rent hike for 1,500 council homes in Finsbury 47 minutes ago James Morris --> Council tenants in Finsbury were facing rents hikes as the council was forced to make up a £23,000 deficiency in its coffers.


Demi Williams’ family calls for new police probe into ‘suicide DVD’ death in Archway 

21 Mar

Demi Williams’ family calls for new police probe into ‘suicide DVD’ death in Archway 50 minutes ago Emma Youle --> The family of a young woman who killed herself have accused police of failing to properly investigate a disturbing DVD on ...


Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants celebrates turning 20 – and helping 2,000 people 

21 Mar

Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants celebrates turning 20 – and helping 2,000 people 10 minutes ago James Morris --> The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants has turned 20.


Islington is ‘fourth worst’ in London for noise nuisance 

21 Mar

Islington is ‘fourth worst’ in London for noise nuisance 38 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington had the fourth highest rate of noise complaints in London last year.


Dog dies in St John Street flat fire 

21 Mar

Dog dies in St John Street flat fire 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A dog died and two women were rescued by firefighters during a late-night blaze in a block of flats.


Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das charged with murder of one-year-old boy 

21 Mar

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das charged with murder of one-year-old boy 31 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man has been charged with the murder of a one-year-old boy and the attempted murder of a girl of the same age after a “domestic ...


Highbury Grove School: City of London trust to reopen troubled secondary as an academy in September 

20 Mar

Highbury Grove School: City of London trust to reopen troubled secondary as an academy in September 43 minutes ago James Scott --> Troubled Highbury Grove School is a step closer to becoming an academy after the City of London Corporation formally ...


Business of the week: Backgrounds prop hire, Brewery Road 

20 Mar

Business of the week: Backgrounds prop hire, Brewery Road 44 minutes ago James Morris --> In a new feature, we highlight a fascinating or quirky company doing business here in Islington.


Alice Brindley: Missing Suffolk girl, 13, caught train to Islington 

20 Mar

Alice Brindley: Missing Suffolk girl, 13, caught train to Islington 58 minutes ago Chris Shimwell --> Parents of a missing 13-year-old girl from Suffolk have pleaded with her to come home after discovering she caught the train to Islington.


This week 30 years ago: Convicted murderer ‘punished for claiming innocence’ 

20 Mar

This week 30 years ago: Convicted murderer ‘punished for claiming innocence’ 37 minutes ago James Morris --> A man convicted of a grisly Islington double murder claimed he was being punished for continuing to claim his innocence.


Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das arrested on suspicion of murder 

20 Mar

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das arrested on suspicion of murder 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after a one-year-old boy died and his twin sister was critically injured ...


Pictured: Man sought by cops after baby dies and twin sister left fighting for life – as Hackney neighbours heard mum scream: ‘Someone killed my kid’ 

19 Mar

Pictured: Man sought by cops after baby dies and twin sister left fighting for life - as Hackney neighbours heard mum scream: ‘Someone killed my kid’ Yesterday, 15:15 Emma Bartholomew --> Police have released the image of the man they are ...


Finsbury Park toddler death: Murder police hunt suspect after one-year-old boy dies 

19 Mar

Finsbury Park toddler death: Murder police hunt suspect after one-year-old boy dies 40 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A one-year-old boy has died and a girl of the same age is fighting for her life after they were found with critical injuries at a ...


Complaints Crouch Hill shut for roadworks – yet workers are not to be seen 

18 Mar

Complaints Crouch Hill shut for roadworks - yet workers are not to be seen 36 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Shops are losing money and bus users are “stranded” due to month-long roadworks in Crouch Hill – yet builders haven’t been seen ...


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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.


5 recipes from Islington Faces 

22 Mar

Everyone has a story but some also have a significant dish they love to cook.


Somper on Sarnies: Max’s sandwich shop, Finsbury Park 

21 Mar

I think I awoke covered in Special Brew.


Meet Labour’s first elected transgender politician, Osh Gantly 

21 Mar

At a time when trans activists and celebrities are more visible than ever, you’d probably expect to hear more about the Labour Party’s first elected transgender politician.


The city that never sleeps: What your sleeping position says about you? 

21 Mar

We’ve all been there.


The city that never sleeps: 5 easy steps to better night’s sleep in London 

21 Mar

Londoners need sleep to fuel their long weeks but shut-eye can be hard to come by in the capital.


Dating column: Thanks god he was a leftie 

21 Mar

I walked into Little Bat, a trendy cocktail bar, absolutely shaking.


Murder suspects released on bail 

20 Mar

A man and a woman being held after the murder of Jonathan McPhillips were released on bail today pending further enquiries.


Arsenal Ladies run riot against North London rivals 

20 Mar

Arsenal Ladies moved a step closer to retaining their F.


Arsenal in trouble after match against West Bromley 

19 Mar

Arsenal’s mounting woes continued as West Brom inflicted a morale-sapping defeat, pegging them back in their fight to maintain their top-four place.


5 of the most expensive Islington properties 

16 Mar

With the average house price at a staggering £859,175 , Islington Now have done some house hunting and found the five most expensive properties on offer in Islington.


Arsenal club mascot thrills pupils at Hargrave Park School 

16 Mar

Arsenal double-winner Nigel Winterburn and the club mascot Gunnersaurus Rex thrilled pupils at Hargrave Park School in Archway on Monday when they helped open a state-of-the art all-weather astro-turf pitch in the playground.


Where to go for St Patrick’s Day in Islington? 

16 Mar

Toast the luck of the Irish with a pint of Guinness, a double Jameson, a shot of Baileys or all of the above at one of these lively venues.


Will Holloway’s rich history survive gentrification? 

16 Mar

If Highbury Corner is Islington’s beating heart, then the Holloway Road is its aorta, the main artery through which people and traffic are funneled through the borough.


Shelter’s charity runners dash to success 

16 Mar

Last Thursday more than 1200 people ran Vertical Rush .


Finsbury Park Mosque: “Its more than just a mosque now” 

16 Mar

Taken over by extremist Abu Hamza and his supporters in the late-90s, the Finsbury Park Mosque’s congregation dwindled to a handful of radicalised Jihadists.


Chicken shops to vegan cafes: the slow gentrification of Holloway road 

16 Mar

What happens when gentrification strikes in your local neighbourhood? Look around, and you will probably be able to spot the telltale signs.


Review: Praise for Madame Butterfly in the pub 

16 Mar

It’s not often the best seat in an opera house is right at the back.


Dating column: Pavey takes on Tinder 

16 Mar

It was 11am on a Saturday morning and I was feeling vulnerable.


5 signs spring has sprung in Islington 

15 Mar

It may not be officially Spring until Monday, but thanks to a warm spell Islington is already enjoying longer, sunnier days.


Mikhail Braunhofer: Pop Coffee at the Whittington 

15 Mar

If you believe that good food is a key part of good health then meet gardener and chef, Mikhail Braunhofer, who runs the coffee and hot meal spot, Pop Coffee, by the Whittington Hospital.


Quiz: Which Arsenal player are you? 

14 Mar

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Radio London comes to King’s Cross 

14 Mar

Radio London Hair Salon and Gallery, one of London’s best boutique salons, will open its largest space yet in the heart of King’s Cross in May 2017.


Arsenal ends Lincoln City’s FA Cup dream 

13 Mar

Arsenal secured a place at Wembley with a resounding victory against Lincoln City.


Classic Car Boot Sale roars into King’s Cross 

13 Mar

Classic Car Boot Sale roars into King’s Cross 22nd 23rd April – complete with live broadcast by Soho Radio, life size 3D cars peep boards, and a record breaking hand built single wheel motorcycle and the best in timeless design, plus much more! ...


Arsenal take a walk on the wild side 

13 Mar

The abundant species of football’s diverse and complex ecosystem prowled the long grass of north London’s streets this weekend.


7 best pubs of Islington 

13 Mar

We’ve taken on the mission of finding the best pubs in Islington.


Mum pleads with council to help bring her boy home 

9 Mar

An Islington mum is begging the council to help bring her severely autistic son home after alleged abuse in psychiatric institutions around the UK left him bloodied and bruised.


The priest who welcomed the LGBT community into his church 

9 Mar

Seamus O’Boyle was leader of London’s gay Catholic Mass for six years, until it came to an end under pressure from the Vatican in 2013.


London’s first black bookshop under threat from closure 

9 Mar

London’s groundbreaking first black bookshop could close after 50 years unless it finds a significant cash injection.


Your reactions to the budget 

9 Mar

Philip Hammond delivered the budget on Wednesday with a number of key changes that will affect Islington residents.


Rates rise could be final nail in the coffin for businesses 

9 Mar

Phillip Hammond promised eagerly-anticipated relief for Islington’s small businesses in yesterday’s budget announcement.


Cheerleading: How hard can it be? 

9 Mar

City, University of London’s cheerleading team has seen its fair share of accolades over the years.


Spillikin review: Provocative, emotional, worth seeing 

9 Mar

The books on the shelves behind the humanoid robot slowly disappear throughout the play.


The history of Chapel Market 

9 Mar

Islington’s Chapel Market officially dates back to the 1860s but it’s likely they were serving pie and mash there long before.


The Suffragettes that knew jiu-jitsu 

8 Mar

On International Women’s Day at Archway Library historian Roz Currie is taking the crowd on an inspirational romp through the history of the suffrage movement in Islington.


Farmers stand up to the supermarkets 

8 Mar

Urban Islington wouldn’t usually be the first place that comes to mind when buying farm-fresh fruit, meats and cheeses sold by local farmers themselves.


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