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Five sentenced over police chase that saw car plough into pubgoers outside Old Queen’s Head in Essex Road 

16 Oct

Five sentenced over police chase that saw car plough into pubgoers outside Old Queen’s Head in Essex Road 49 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Five young men who were in a stolen car when it rammed into pubgoers outside The Old Queen’s Head in Essex ...


Revealed: How much house prices per square metre have increased in Islington over 10 years 

16 Oct

Revealed: How much house prices per square metre have increased in Islington over 10 years 41 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> The price of housing in Islington, measured by square metre, more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 according to new ...


Marx Memorial Library hosts exhibition on Tolpuddle Martyrs 

16 Oct

Marx Memorial Library hosts exhibition on Tolpuddle Martyrs 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Clerkenwell’s Marx Memorial Library is hosting an exhibition documenting the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs – who were sent to Australia as criminals for ...


Shoplifters and vandals may dodge justice after police say probes ‘impractical’ 

16 Oct

Shoplifters and vandals may dodge justice after police say probes ‘impractical’ 31 minutes ago Press Association --> A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal ...


Do you know this man? Police appeal over William Hill armed robbery in Upper Street 

16 Oct

Do you know this man? Police appeal over William Hill armed robbery in Upper Street 38 minutes ago James Morris --> Police today launched an appeal for information on a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Upper Street’s William Hill ...


Highbury’s Park View Estate to get 40 new homes – 22 at social rent 

16 Oct

Highbury’s Park View Estate to get 40 new homes – 22 at social rent 39 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Forty new homes will be built on Highbury’s Park View Estate – 22 of which will be for social rent.


Jeremy Corbyn to speak out against Islington hate crime tonight 

16 Oct

Jeremy Corbyn to speak out against Islington hate crime tonight 59 minutes ago James Morris --> Muslim women will share their experiences of hate crime at Finsbury Park Mosque tonight.


This week 30 years ago: Islington Labour council accused of being ‘Tory agents’ 

16 Oct

This week 30 years ago: Islington Labour council accused of being ‘Tory agents’ 16 minutes ago James Morris --> Campaigning kids marched on Islington Town Hall with their mums and dads to protest against cuts.


Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Summer’s back, but only temporarily 

14 Oct

Video: Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Summer’s back, but only temporarily 33 minutes ago Matthew Clemenson --> Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


Islington head of the table for work to tackle food poverty 

13 Oct

Islington head of the table for work to tackle food poverty 42 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Islington has been named the best borough in London for its work tackling food poverty.


Barnard Park: Council withdraws controversial plan to split up Islington’s last free full-size football pitch 

13 Oct

Breaking News: Barnard Park: Council withdraws controversial plan to split up Islington’s last free full-size football pitch 20 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Islington Council’s controversial application to split up the borough’s last free-to-...


Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das locked up indefinitely for killing son 

13 Oct

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das locked up indefinitely for killing son 52 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A delusional man has been locked up indefinitely for bludgeoning his young son to death with a claw hammer in Finsbury Park after ...


Islington Council draws up plans to tackle sexual harassment in pubs and clubs 

13 Oct

Islington Council draws up plans to tackle sexual harassment in pubs and clubs 37 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Pubs, bars and clubs across Islington could be told to do more to stop women being sexually harassed on a night out.


London Met fire: All teaching resumes and open day going ahead following blaze 

13 Oct

London Met fire: All teaching resumes and open day going ahead following blaze 15 minutes ago James Scott --> Teaching at London Met University has resumed this morning (Friday) in the aftermath of a blaze which saw dozens of firefighters called to ...


Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das killed son with hammer on ‘special night’ with partner, court hears 

13 Oct

Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das killed son with hammer on ‘special night’ with partner, court hears 51 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> A man bludgeoned his baby son to death with a hammer after telling his partner it was a “special ...


Human barrier around Yerbury Primary School protests funding cuts that ‘will cost school two teachers’ 

13 Oct

Human barrier around Yerbury Primary School protests funding cuts that ‘will cost school two teachers’ 25 minutes ago James Scott --> Protesting against education cuts took on a new shape at Yerbury Primary School as parents and children linked ...


Deselected Islington Labour councillor vows to fight on after disappointment 

12 Oct

Deselected Islington Labour councillor vows to fight on after disappointment 53 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An Islington Labour councillor who was deselected from her ward has vowed to fight on as she bids to become a candidate in another.


Stroud Green Road bridge: David Lammy says women living on street is ‘scandal’ and blasts ‘incapable’ council 

12 Oct

Stroud Green Road bridge: David Lammy says women living on street is ‘scandal’ and blasts ‘incapable’ council 37 minutes ago Loretta Thomas --> MP David Lammy has accused Haringey Council and the Met Police of being “incapable of helping...


Every second counts! TfL agrees to cut pedestrians’ waiting time at Highbury Corner traffic lights – by 8 seconds 

12 Oct

Every second counts! TfL agrees to cut pedestrians’ waiting time at Highbury Corner traffic lights – by 8 seconds 14:53 Sam Gelder --> Every second counts when you’re waiting to cross Highbury Corner – and now eight of them have been shaved ...


Seconds count! TfL agrees to cut pedestrians’ waiting time at Highbury Corner traffic lights – by 8 seconds 

12 Oct

Seconds count! TfL agrees to cut pedestrians’ waiting time at Highbury Corner traffic lights – by 8 seconds 20 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Every second counts when you’re waiting to cross Highbury Corner – and now eight of them have been ...


Twelve Islington Labour councillors won’t stand at next year’s local elections 

12 Oct

Twelve Islington Labour councillors won’t stand at next year’s local elections 44 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> More than a quarter of sitting Labour councillors in Islington will not contest their seats at next year’s local elections.


David Pattinson missing from Islington 

12 Oct

David Pattinson missing from Islington 32 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police are appealing for help in finding an Islington man who has been missing for four days.


Academy trust making ground in battle to shake off Highbury Grove School’s ‘special measures’ Ofsted tag 

12 Oct

Academy trust making ground in battle to shake off Highbury Grove School’s ‘special measures’ Ofsted tag 13 minutes ago James Scott --> An academy trust has been given a pat on the back by Ofsted inspectors after taking “swift action” to ...


King’s Cross woman who stole £30 of chocolate from Euston is banned from visiting three major railway stations 

12 Oct

King’s Cross woman who stole £30 of chocolate from Euston is banned from visiting three major railway stations 29 minutes ago Harry Taylor --> A chocolate thief from King’s Cross has been banned from visiting three major railway stations in ...


London Met fire: Uni building shut and roads closed as firefighters tackle blaze in IT room 

12 Oct

London Met fire: Uni building shut and roads closed as firefighters tackle blaze in IT room 7 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Dozens of firefighters are tackling a blaze on the ground floor of London Met’s Tower complex in the Holloway Road.


Tom Palin: Finsbury Park campaigner and son of Michael Palin talks Wireless Festival and Monty Python 

12 Oct

Tom Palin: Finsbury Park campaigner and son of Michael Palin talks Wireless Festival and Monty Python 23 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The man leading a campaign to protect Finsbury Park from a growing number of music festivals and events says he got ...


Vicious Charterhouse Street attack: Police release images of three men to try and trace culprits 

12 Oct

Vicious Charterhouse Street attack: Police release images of three men to try and trace culprits 45 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Detectives have released images and of three men they want to trace following an unprovoked vicious assault on a man ...


‘Car share drivers in Islington are nicking spaces we pay huge amounts for’ 

12 Oct

‘Car share drivers in Islington are nicking spaces we pay huge amounts for’ 25 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Drivers in Islington already pay through the nose for parking permits, but now they are having to battle it out with car share vehicles that...


Teen moped gang from Islington who stole 100 phones jailed for 13 years 

11 Oct

Video: Teen moped gang from Islington who stole 100 phones jailed for 13 years 17 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A moped gang from Islington who snatched 100 phones over five days have been jailed for a total of 13 years.


Road rage driver who ‘bit woman’s ear off’ offers to take lie detector test 

11 Oct

Hammond is accused of biting another woman’s ear off (Picture: Central News) A driver accused of biting a woman’s ear off in a road rage incident has offered to take a lie detector test.


Islington’s historic St Mary’s Path Estate could be flattened ‘because of damp issues’ 

11 Oct

Islington’s historic St Mary’s Path Estate could be flattened ‘because of damp issues’ 46 minutes ago Sam Gelder and Rhiannon Long --> People who have lived on an Islington estate their whole life have been told they may be forced out of ...


Innovative cooking academy inspired by Nuno Mendes set to launch in basement of Old Street office block 

11 Oct

Innovative cooking academy inspired by Nuno Mendes set to launch in basement of Old Street office block 12 minutes ago James Scott --> A cooking academy inspired by an innovative Portuguese chef is set to be launched in Old Street.


Finsbury Park Empire: The forgotten music hall and variety theatre gets memorial plaque 

11 Oct

Finsbury Park Empire: The forgotten music hall and variety theatre gets memorial plaque 56 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> One of Islington’s forgotten gems, the Finsbury Park Empire, has been commemorated with a memorial plaque.


Islington firm Isledon has hired 100 youngsters in six years 

11 Oct

Islington firm Isledon has hired 100 youngsters in six years 59 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> One firm doing its best to tackle unemployment in Islington has now given jobs 
to 100 youngsters in the last six years.


Friends of Finsbury Park campaigners could restrict private events in parks across London 

10 Oct

Friends of Finsbury Park campaigners could restrict private events in parks across London 53 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Legal action by campaigners trying to stop Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park could end up restricting events across the whole of ...


Rapist who lured victims to Finsbury Park after nights out faces jail 

10 Oct

Rapist who lured victims to Finsbury Park after nights out faces jail 14 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man who raped two women near his home in Finsbury Park after pretending to be helping them on a night out is facing years in jail.


Man seriously injured in fight outside Upper Street pub The White Swan 

10 Oct

Man seriously injured in fight outside Upper Street pub The White Swan 35 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A man suffered serious injuries in a fight outside Upper Street pub The White Swan on Friday afternoon.


Stroud Green Road rough sleepers: How bereavement, drug addiction and domestic abuse left two women homeless 

10 Oct

Stroud Green Road rough sleepers: How bereavement, drug addiction and domestic abuse left two women homeless 35 minutes ago Loretta Thomas --> In recent months, two women have been sleeping on mattresses under the Stroud Green Road bridge.


Business of the week: Holloway Road’s craft beer scene grows with opening of shop and tasting room Indiebeer 

10 Oct

Business of the week: Holloway Road’s craft beer scene grows with opening of shop and tasting room Indiebeer 27 minutes ago Rhiannon Long --> In a weekly feature, we profile a company doing business here in Islington.


Autistic board game designer from Canonbury debuts his first creation at launch event 

9 Oct

Autistic board game designer from Canonbury debuts his first creation at launch event 14 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> An autistic man who has started designing his own board games to help others overcome social anxiety debuted his first creation on ...


Paint Highbury Pink: Annual fundraiser raises more money than ever in memory of breast cancer campaigner 

9 Oct

Paint Highbury Pink: Annual fundraiser raises more money than ever in memory of breast cancer campaigner 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Friends and family of a breast cancer campaigner who died in January came together to carry on her good work – ...


Golden Lane Estate campaigners hang banners protesting luxury block being marketed in Hong Kong at £725k plus 

9 Oct

Golden Lane Estate campaigners hang banners protesting luxury block being marketed in Hong Kong at £725k plus 49 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Campaigners who say a luxury housing block will ruin their historic estate are using their own homes directly...


Drawing on lived experiences of social care can shape research and practice 

9 Oct

By Lorna Stabler Growing up in in foster care, I experienced the positives, and negatives, of being a looked-after child.


Two men charged with assaulting police after ‘large fight’ on Mayville Estate, Newington Green 

9 Oct

Two men charged with assaulting police after ‘large fight’ on Mayville Estate, Newington Green 25 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Two men were charged with assaulting police after a large fight on the Mayville Estate that left a man in hospital ...


Belgian filmmakers search for Islington man who embarrassed his girlfriend on TV after England 1990 World Cup game 

8 Oct

Belgian filmmakers search for Islington man who embarrassed his girlfriend on TV after England 1990 World Cup game 11 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Filmmakers in Belgium are hoping to track down a cheeky Islington football fan who embarrassed his ...


Apple Day 2017: Gillespie Park’s annual fruit festival returns on October 15 

7 Oct

Apple Day 2017: Gillespie Park’s annual fruit festival returns on October 15 49 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Show off your apples at Gillespie Park’s annual apple festival on October 15.


City and Islington College: Police called to Goswell Road campus after two people assaulted 

6 Oct

City and Islington College: Police called to Goswell Road campus after two people assaulted 49 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Two people have been assaulted outside City and Islington College in Goswell Road.


Pentonville murder trial: Court hears how friend of stabbed inmate was left ‘hysterical and crying’ 

6 Oct

Pentonville murder trial: Court hears how friend of stabbed inmate was left ‘hysterical and crying’ 41 minutes ago Thomas Hornall --> A prisoner was left “hysterical, crying and screaming” as his friend lay dying from a deep stab wound in his...


Islington couple raise £100,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of baby son James, who died a year ago 

6 Oct

Islington couple raise £100,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of baby son James, who died a year ago 57 minutes ago Rhiannon Long --> Islington couple Emily and Pete Shaw have raised more than £100k in one year in memory of their baby ...


Lord Palmerston: Popular Tufnell Park pub WILL reopen in November despite scrawled sign in window, brewery confirms 

6 Oct

Lord Palmerston: Popular Tufnell Park pub WILL reopen in November despite scrawled sign in window, brewery confirms 41 minutes ago Nathalie Raffray --> The owners of the Lord Palmerston have reassured customers the pub will open next month after ...


Man wanted over sexual assault on 43 bus in Holloway Road 

5 Oct

Man wanted over sexual assault on 43 bus in Holloway Road 53 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> This man is wanted by police after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on a bus in Holloway Road.


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Business rate relief scheme “not enough” 

13 Oct

Funds to help struggling businesses cope with rate rises have been criticised by the local business association as “too little and too late”.


Apple Day returns to Islington 

13 Oct

Organisers are hoping up to 800 apple lovers will gather this Sunday for the fourth edition of Gillespie Park’s Apple Day, which celebrates the coming of autumn with Britain’s favourite fruit.


“No” vote for Pankhurst statue on Clerkenwell Green 

13 Oct

Some concerned citizens are opposing plans for a statue of Sylvia Pankhurst, famed suffragette, to be erected on Clerkenwell Green.


Islington Faces: treasured interviews 

10 Oct

Everyone has a story.


Kevin Zhang: Peking opera 

4 Oct

  Everyone has a story.


Get ready for a jam-packed autumn of activity at King’s Cross 

3 Oct

King’s Cross is hosting a spectacular season of events this autumn, featuring food, culture and everything in between – celebrating the season and the neighbourhood.


Cubitts and Lost Property of London return to their roots at Coal Drops Yard 

27 Sep

London, 29 th August 2017 – King’s Cross today announces that two locally-founded fashion brands, Cubitts and Lost Property of London , will return to the heart of the area by opening new stores at Coal Drops Yard, a major new shopping quarter in...


Dominic Bennet: furniture restorer 

20 Sep

Who do you turn to when a much-loved chair breaks – head to (a) Islington Waste Centre or (b) find a furniture restorer? If your instinct is to save and repair stuff then you need to meet local cabinet maker and furniture restorer Dominic Bennet.


TOM DIXON TO RELOCATE HEADQUARTERS TO KING’S CROSS 

18 Sep

London, September 2017 – The King’s Cross Partnership has announced today that internationally renowned design brand Tom Dixon will move from its current home at Portobello Dock to King’s Cross in March 2018.


DESIGNJUNCTION 

14 Sep

Every September, the London Design Festival takes over the UK’s capital, filling the city with the latest in UK product design and both architectural and international innovations.


home is where the art is 

14 Sep

As an artist and a passionate North Londoner, it is apt that Catherine Borowski has been involved in bringing public spaces to life in King’s Cross from the start of its rebirth.


“START EACH DAY EXPECTING IT TO BE WONDERFUL” 

14 Sep

Zoran Marjanović, 43, moved to the United Kingdom 17 years ago and has since worked at a number of London’s five-star hotels.


Roshni Shah: 8 Plates supper club 

13 Sep

Everyone has a story.


Robert Shrubsall & Andrew Greer: St Thomas’ church organ 

6 Sep

Over a cup of tea, two of St Thomas’ super-musical organists, Robert Shrubsall and Andrew Greer, explain why they’ve launched the St Thomas’ Organ fund to raise £80,000 for essential repairs.


Return to the garden in Thornhill Square on Saturday 2 September 

31 Aug

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


Dhevdhas Nair: musician 

23 Aug

Everyone has a story.


Farida Ahmed: graduate with PhD plans 

2 Aug

Everyone has a story.


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

Everyone has a story.


Chris Stuchbery: Big Issue London Regional Manager 

19 Jul

Everyone has a story.


& 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

Filed under: Barnsbury Wood , Music and drama...


David Wingrove: Science Fiction writer 

5 Jul

Everyone has a story.


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

Everyone has a story.


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

Everyone has a story.


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

3 May

Everyone has a story.


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

1 May

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


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

26 Apr

Filed under: Caledonian Ward Partnership , Meetings...


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

Everyone has a story.


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 ...


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