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Your chance to pick Islington’s market trader of the year 

24 May

Your chance to pick Islington’s market trader of the year 11 minutes ago James Pitman --> Roll up! Shoppers are being asked to nominate their favourite market trader for the Islington’s Market Trader of the Year Award 2017.


Thornhill Primary School on the up after receiving “good” Ofsted rating 

24 May

Thornhill Primary School on the up after receiving “good” Ofsted rating 25 minutes ago James Scott --> An Islington school has improved its Ofsted rating – despite the headteacher being at home with meningitis when the inspection took place.


How the Industrial Revolution (kind of) started at City University 

24 May

How the Industrial Revolution (kind of) started at City University 32 minutes ago James Pitman --> The man who invented “the single most important contribution to the Industrial Revolution” has been honoured with a blue heritage plaque.


This week 60 years ago: Former Arsenal player Leslie Compton duped at his own pub 

24 May

This week 60 years ago: Former Arsenal player Leslie Compton duped at his own pub 19 minutes ago James Morris --> A pubgoer was jailed for four months after duping former Arsenal and Middlesex player Leslie Compton out of £20.


Teenager stabbed at Finsbury Park petrol station 

23 May

Teenager stabbed at Finsbury Park petrol station 55 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the leg at the BP garage in Finsbury Park last night.


Girl rescued by mum in Goswell Road flat fire 

23 May

Girl rescued by mum in Goswell Road flat fire 39 minutes ago James Morris --> A mum rescued her daughter in their Goswell Road home last night.


‘An exciting day for Islington’: Town hall announces Arsenal FA Cup parade (if they win) 

23 May

‘An exciting day for Islington’: Town hall announces Arsenal FA Cup parade (if they win) 25 minutes ago James Morris --> It’s been a bad season for Arsenal – but it could still end with a trophy parade around Highbury on Sunday.


‘Holloway Road is polluted and ugly. We could make it beautiful and busy’ 

22 May

‘Holloway Road is polluted and ugly.


This week 30 years ago: Man on trial for stabbing Tony McCrane to death 

22 May

This week 30 years ago: Man on trial for stabbing Tony McCrane to death 10 minutes ago James Morris --> A distraught mum swore revenge on her son’s alleged killer in an Old Bailey courtroom, shouting: “I’m going to kill you for murdering my boy.


JJ McPhillips stabbing: Murder detectives make seventh arrest in hunt for young dad’s killer 

22 May

JJ McPhillips stabbing: Murder detectives make seventh arrest in hunt for young dad’s killer 28 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street have made a seventh arrest.


Emily Thornberry tells Islington South and Finsbury hustings: ‘It’s either Labour or Tories’ 

22 May

Emily Thornberry tells Islington South and Finsbury hustings: ‘It’s either Labour or Tories’ 32 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington South and Finsbury incumbent Emily Thornberry told voters it was a straight choice between Labour and the ...


265 people pack St Mary’s Church at heated Islington South and Finsbury hustings 

22 May

265 people pack St Mary’s Church at heated Islington South and Finsbury hustings 17 minutes ago James Morris --> Candidates for Islington South and Finsbury clashed with each other – and the audience – at a heated hustings in St Mary’s Church...


General Election 2017: Gazette’s Islington South hustings to take place tomorrow 

20 May

General Election 2017: Gazette’s Islington South hustings to take place tomorrow 13 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Still unsure of which way to vote on June 8? Come along to the Gazette’s hustings at St Mary’s Church in Upper Street tomorrow to see...


Food hygiene ratings: Rats, mice and cockroaches found in 13 Islington restaurants last year 

19 May

Food hygiene ratings: Rats, mice and cockroaches found in 13 Islington restaurants last year 24 minutes ago Jack Dyson --> Rats, mice and cockroaches plagued 13 Islington restaurants last year, according to council papers.


General Election 2017: Islington South candidates slam Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals 

19 May

General Election 2017: Islington South candidates slam Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals 30 minutes ago James Scott --> Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals for infants has been slammed by opposition parties in a heated debate at...


Trans people are being blocked from registering to vote in the general election 

19 May

People arrive to cast their votes in the EU referendum at Islington district of London in United Kingdom on June 23, 2016 (Picture: Getty) Members of the UK’s trans community are struggling to register ahead of the June 8 general election.


Holloway’s Nag’s Head Market still going… 25 years after last ditch bid to save it 

19 May

Holloway’s Nag’s Head Market still going...


Ken Friar: ‘I still get a tingle working for The Arsenal’ 

18 May

Ken Friar: ‘I still get a tingle working for The Arsenal’ 34 minutes ago James Morris --> Ken Friar’s 71-year (and counting) tie to Arsenal began with a mis-kicked football in the street.


Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 

18 May

Rare pregnancy condition cost Newington Green mum her son 42 minutes ago Josh Cheetham --> A Newington Green mum is raising awareness of a rare condition that cost her baby son’s life in February.


Craft brewery promises ‘affluent’ and ‘desirable’ clientele in new Old Street cafe 

18 May

Craft brewery promises ‘affluent’ and ‘desirable’ clientele in new Old Street cafe 17 minutes ago James Morris --> A craft brewery expects to attract a “more affluent” kind of customer to Old Street if it’s allowed to open a new cafe.


Islington kids’ homes scandal: Why did police pull plug on new child abuse probe? 

18 May

Exclusive: Islington kids’ homes scandal: Why did police pull plug on new child abuse probe? 21 minutes ago Emma Youle --> There are more than two dozen names that could hold the key to prosecutions, and boxes of papers that may contain vital ...


St Stephen’s Church volunteer Kemi Buraimoh is ‘one of Britain’s top 3 cooks’ 

17 May

St Stephen’s Church volunteer Kemi Buraimoh is ‘one of Britain’s top 3 cooks’ 6 minutes ago James Morris --> For 10 years, Kemi Buraimoh has volunteered her cooking skills for homeless people.


This week 60 years ago: Finsbury man ‘goes blank’ and kills his wife 

17 May

This week 60 years ago: Finsbury man ‘goes blank’ and kills his wife 23 minutes ago James Morris --> A husband “went blank” and strangled his wife to death, a court heard.


Holloway care home ‘is robbing elderly people of their dignity’ 

17 May

Holloway care home ‘is robbing elderly people of their dignity’ 7 minutes ago James Morris --> A watchdog has taken action against a Holloway care home after reports of elderly people stuck in their rooms and not getting their medicine.


‘Scandal’ of 100 flats empty for 25 years – as Islington suffers housing crisis 

17 May

‘Scandal’ of 100 flats empty for 25 years – as Islington suffers housing crisis 21 minutes ago James Morris --> Tower blocks at the back of Pentonville Prison could be housing Islington families in desperate need of a home.


Jail for man who crashed Pentonville Prison drug drone 

16 May

Jail for man who crashed Pentonville Prison drug drone 13 minutes ago James Morris --> A man who tried to fly drugs and phones into Pentonville Prison has been jailed.


#Grime4Corbyn is this election’s unexpected fandom 

16 May

Grime4Corbyn promise a London rave (Picture: Grime4Corbyn) In the same way that Ed Miliband won the hearts of teenage girls up and down the country two years ago, Jeremy Corbyn has also found support from an unlikely source.


‘Yuppies will take over Barnard Park when the sports pitch is carved up. It’s kids from the estates who lose out’ 

16 May

‘Yuppies will take over Barnard Park when the sports pitch is carved up.


‘Disappointment’ over plans for 13-metre mast overlooking Highbury Fields 

16 May

‘Disappointment’ over plans for 13-metre mast overlooking Highbury Fields 15 minutes ago Tom Horton --> Plans for a 13-metre phone mast overlooking Highbury Fields have been submitted.


Survey shows people feel safer in Islington than they did 30 years ago 

15 May

Survey shows people feel safer in Islington than they did 30 years ago 42 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> People in Islington feel a lot safer on the streets than they did in the mid-Eighties, new research shows.


Hungerford Primary School given Islington’s third ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating in space of six months 

15 May

Hungerford Primary School given Islington’s third ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating in space of six months 36 minutes ago James Scott --> A third Islington school has been given an “inadequate” Ofsted rating in the space of six months.


Islington kids Arlo and Darcey inspire 20-strong Ben Nevis attempt in aid of Dravet Syndrome research 

15 May

Islington kids Arlo and Darcey inspire 20-strong Ben Nevis attempt in aid of Dravet Syndrome research 9 minutes ago Tom Horton --> Two nine-year-old Islington boys with a rare severe form of epilepsy have inspired no fewer than 20 fundraisers to ...


Officer found guilty of excessive use of force during King’s Cross arrest 

15 May

Officer found guilty of excessive use of force during King’s Cross arrest 22 minutes ago Jon King --> A British Transport Police officer who used excessive force during an arrest has been found guilty of gross misconduct.


General Election 2017: Partner of abducted Andy Tsege stands against Theresa May in Maidenhead 

15 May

General Election 2017: Partner of abducted Andy Tsege stands against Theresa May in Maidenhead 9 minutes ago James Morris --> The partner of abducted Upper Holloway man Andy Tsege feels so hopeless about his illegal imprisonment that she has resorted...


This week 30 years ago: Girl dragged and attacked by two men in Holloway – and witnesses do nothing 

15 May

This week 30 years ago: Girl dragged and attacked by two men in Holloway – and witnesses do nothing 25 minutes ago James Morris --> A furious mum blasted passers-by who stood and watched as her daughter was attacked.


General Election 2017: Chapel Market punter bets £10k on Jeremy Corbyn becoming PM 

12 May

General Election 2017: Chapel Market punter bets £10k on Jeremy Corbyn becoming PM 46 minutes ago James Morris --> A brave Chapel Market punter has bet £10,000 on Jeremy Corbyn becoming prime minister in next month’s General Election.


Cally councillor ‘so pleased’ at becoming new Islington mayor 

12 May

Cally councillor ‘so pleased’ at becoming new Islington mayor 57 minutes ago James Morris --> Cllr Una O’Halloran has promised to “throw herself into the role” after being sworn in as Islington’s new mayor.


Whittington Hospital not affected as NHS hit by cyber attack 

12 May

Whittington Hospital not affected as NHS hit by cyber attack 23 minutes ago Iain Burns --> The Whittington Hospital has not been affected by a cyber attack on NHS organisations across the country.


Newington Green church slams ‘racist’ graffiti on Black Lives Matter banner 

12 May

Newington Green church slams ‘racist’ graffiti on Black Lives Matter banner 19 minutes ago James Morris --> A radical church in Newington Green has denounced “racist” graffiti on its Black Lives Matter banner – after the offender crossed ...


Queen approves Highbury vicar’s transfer to St Paul’s Cathedral 

12 May

Queen approves Highbury vicar’s transfer to St Paul’s Cathedral 35 minutes ago James Morris --> Rev Jonathan Brewster has an exciting new role at St Paul’s after 14 years in Highbury.


General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat attracts record number of candidates 

11 May

General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat attracts record number of candidates 31 minutes ago James Morris --> A record 10 candidates are standing for the Islington North seat in next month’s general election.


Finsbury Park toddler death: Strangers raise thousands for grieving mum 

11 May

Finsbury Park toddler death: Strangers raise thousands for grieving mum 43 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Strangers have donated thousands of pounds to help the mum whose family was ripped apart by a hammer attack in their Finsbury Park home.


Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past 

11 May

Exclusive: Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past 14 minutes ago Emma Youle and Ramzy Alwakeel --> Survivors of the horrific child abuse scandal that rocked Islington Council in the 1990s have called for...


Islington kids’ homes scandal: Council promises lawyer-led inquiry into new evidence 

11 May

Exclusive: Islington kids’ homes scandal: Council promises lawyer-led inquiry into new evidence 16 minutes ago Emma Youle --> Islington Council has promised to set up an inquiry led by a top lawyer to examine new evidence relating to a former mayor...


Secret papers show how Archway was nerve centre for child sex apologists in early 1980s 

11 May

Exclusive: Secret papers show how Archway was nerve centre for child sex apologists in early 1980s 18 minutes ago Emma Youle and Ramzy Alwakeel --> Investigations journalist EMMA YOULE explains how a stash of newly uncovered documents linked former ...


Islington Council to get rid of full-size Barnard Park pitch 

10 May

Islington Council to get rid of full-size Barnard Park pitch 30 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington has lost its last free full-sized sports pitch.


Boy, 14, missing from Canonbury since Friday 

10 May

Boy, 14, missing from Canonbury since Friday 43 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Police are appealing for help to find missing teenager Kimaunie Samson, last seen at his home in Canonbury at 6am on Friday.


How Islington fought fascism and paid price for its bravery 

10 May

How Islington fought fascism and paid price for its bravery 10 minutes ago Josh Cheetham --> Some 30 people left Islington to fight in the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s.


Essex Road pedestrian crash: Sixth person charged 

10 May

Essex Road pedestrian crash: Sixth person charged 26 minutes ago James Morris --> A sixth person has been charged in connection with the incident in Essex Road where a car ploughed into four pedestrians.


This week 60 years ago: Vicar leaves Islington to fight apartheid in South Africa 

10 May

This week 60 years ago: Vicar leaves Islington to fight apartheid in South Africa 43 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington lost one of its most distinguished community figures – after he left to fight apartheid in South Africa.


Another ‘outstanding’ Ofsted for Samuel Rhodes School 

9 May

Another ‘outstanding’ Ofsted for Samuel Rhodes School 42 minutes ago James Scott --> A Highbury special school has been given an “outstanding” Ofsted rating for the second time in a row.


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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

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 ...


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.


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.


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