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Six dead in horror multi-vehicle crash in Birmingham 

17 Dec

Cars involved in the crash in Birmingham remain at the scene this morning (Picture: SWNS) Six people have been killed and a seventh is critically injured after a major multi-car  crash in Birmingham.


Christmas dinner plea from homeless charity that helped 1,936 in Islington this year 

16 Dec

Christmas dinner plea from homeless charity that helped 1,936 in Islington this year 25 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> For most of us, Christmas is about spending time with loved ones and indulging ourselves – but for some, it brings an acute feeling ...


Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Frosty, cold, but mostly dry 

16 Dec

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Frosty, cold, but mostly dry 25 minutes ago Matthew Clemenson --> Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


Two arrests made in Finsbury Park rape investigation 

15 Dec

Two arrests made in Finsbury Park rape investigation 52 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police investigating a rape in Finsbury Park have made two arrests.


Why Meg Howarth has campaigned so relentlessly in Islington for 36 years 

15 Dec

Why Meg Howarth has campaigned so relentlessly in Islington for 36 years 9 minutes ago James Morris --> Meg Howarth is a relentless Islington campaigner and prolific Gazette letter writer.


Islington carer Chris Meadows gets MBE after fostering 80 children over 30 years 

15 Dec

Islington carer Chris Meadows gets MBE after fostering 80 children over 30 years 40 minutes ago James Morris --> Foster carer Chris Meadows has been awarded an MBE after 30 years of service in Islington.


Black cab co-operative Taxiapp UK offers free Christmas rides to Whittington Hospital 

15 Dec

Black cab co-operative Taxiapp UK offers free Christmas rides to Whittington Hospital 35 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A London black cab co-operative is offering free rides to Homerton Hospital over Christmas, to support families with loved ones ...


‘Everyone wants us to move’: Archway Market plans Navigator Square relocation 

15 Dec

‘Everyone wants us to move’: Archway Market plans Navigator Square relocation 11 minutes ago James Morris --> Archway Market is planning a permanent move into the newly pedestrianised town centre.


Islington Council gives in to cycle campaigners and removes ‘dangerous’ Central Street bike markings in ‘door zones’ 

14 Dec

Islington Council gives in to cycle campaigners and removes ‘dangerous’ Central Street bike markings in ‘door zones’ 5 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Controversial bike markings painted in “door zones” along Central Street in Finsbury have ...


Osborne Grove: Closure of Finsbury Park nursing home where residents hadn’t been bathed in months ‘is a travesty’ 

14 Dec

Osborne Grove: Closure of Finsbury Park nursing home where residents hadn’t been bathed in months ‘is a travesty’ 23 minutes ago Jonathan King --> Council chiefs ignored campaigners’ pleas and decided to shut a care home after finding ...


Book publisher based opposite HMP Pentonville gives printing discount to prison reading charity 

14 Dec

Book publisher based opposite HMP Pentonville gives printing discount to prison reading charity 8 minutes ago James Morris A Cally book publisher has partnered with a prison reading charity to cut its printing costs.


Speak Street cafe celebrates 3 years of travelling around Islington teaching people English 

14 Dec

Speak Street cafe celebrates 3 years of travelling around Islington teaching people English 56 minutes ago James Morris --> A travelling language cafe is celebrating three years of making a difference in Islington.


Islington Council staff lobby Islington Council to stop investing pensions in fossil fuels 

14 Dec

Islington Council staff lobby Islington Council to stop investing pensions in fossil fuels 21 minutes ago James Morris --> A group of Islington Council staff have ordered their employers to “stop funding climate change”.


Islington Council unable to sanction McDonald’s over hijab incident 

14 Dec

Islington Council unable to sanction McDonald’s over hijab incident 07:27 James Morris --> Islington Council has been knocked back in its plans to restrict opening hours of McDonald’s restaurants in the borough.


Penton Street cycle lane protest: Campaigners form human shield to protect cyclists from rat runners 

13 Dec

Penton Street cycle lane protest: Campaigners form human shield to protect cyclists from rat runners 13:12 James Morris --> Cyclists deliberately put their lives on the line this morning to raise awareness of Islington’s “horrible” ...


Islington’s talking newspaper for blind people celebrates another successful year – but appeals for more volunteers 

13 Dec

Islington’s talking newspaper for blind people celebrates another successful year – but appeals for more volunteers 43 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington’s brilliant talking newspaper for blind and partially sighted people celebrated ...


Woman in hospital after being hit by car near Old Street roundabout 

13 Dec

Woman in hospital after being hit by car near Old Street roundabout 6 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A woman in her 20s is in hospital this morning after being hit by a car near the Old Street roundabout.


This week 60 years ago: Clerkenwell factory fined £20 after worker loses his fingers and a thumb 

13 Dec

This week 60 years ago: Clerkenwell factory fined £20 after worker loses his fingers and a thumb 9 minutes ago James Morris --> A Clerkenwell factory was fined £20 (equivalent of £440 today) after one of its workers lost the fingers and thumb on ...


Islington’s Highbury Grove formally sworn in to City of London Academies Trust family 

12 Dec

Islington’s Highbury Grove formally sworn in to City of London Academies Trust family 54 minutes ago James Scott Highbury Grove’s journey to academy status has been completed after the government confirmed the City of London Academies Trust is ...


Arsenal players visit Whittington Hospital to spread some festive cheer 

12 Dec

Arsenal players visit Whittington Hospital to spread some festive cheer 41 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Arsenal continued its long standing Christmas tradition of spreading some festive cheer at the Whittington Hospital last week.


Arsenal v Newcastle: Players and Wenger to donate £250k in Gunners’ charity matchday 

12 Dec

Arsenal v Newcastle: Players and Wenger to donate £250k in Gunners’ charity matchday 41 minutes ago James Morris --> Arsenal’s annual charity matchday returns to Emirates Stadium on Saturday.


Brave-faced Arts and Media School, Islington student wins public speaking contest 

12 Dec

Brave-faced Arts and Media School, Islington student wins public speaking contest 4 minutes ago James Scott --> A 15-year-old has bagged the top prize in a public speaking competition – with a talk on teeth.


Holloway arts charity in £20,000 appeal for permanent home 

12 Dec

Holloway arts charity in £20,000 appeal for permanent home 53 minutes ago James Morris --> A Holloway arts charity is fundraising to build a recording studio and permanent workspace.


King’s Cross is now ‘vital piece’ of London economy after regeneration, concludes study paid for by developers 

12 Dec

King’s Cross is now ‘vital piece’ of London economy after regeneration, concludes study paid for by developers 29 minutes ago James Morris --> King’s Cross was once a hotspot for crack cocaine and prostitution – now an independent study (...


St Mary’s Path estate: Plenty of questions but few answers as tenants quiz landlord over demolition 

12 Dec

St Mary’s Path estate: Plenty of questions but few answers as tenants quiz landlord over demolition 42 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A housing association that has suggested demolishing a historic Islington estate because it has “too many” damp ...


‘Amazing’ work by King’s Cross care home rewarded by CQC 

12 Dec

‘Amazing’ work by King’s Cross care home rewarded by CQC 41 minutes ago James Morris --> The Gazette has exposed a number of care home horror shows in Islington this year.


Mayor’s civic awards and Ben Kinsella Award 2018: How to nominate Islington’s unsung heroes for a big thank-you 

11 Dec

Mayor’s civic awards and Ben Kinsella Award 2018: How to nominate Islington’s unsung heroes for a big thank-you 24 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Believe it or not, it’s a year since the town hall and the Gazette asked you to nominate Islington...


Islington Council honour Charles Train: Hero Highbury soldier who saved his battalion in First World War 

11 Dec

Islington Council honour Charles Train: Hero Highbury soldier who saved his battalion in First World War 48 minutes ago James Morris --> A soldier from Highbury has been honoured 100 years after winning the Victoria Cross for “bravery under heavy ...


Snow in Islington: Council gritters take to the streets as blizzards continue 

11 Dec

Snow in Islington: Council gritters take to the streets as blizzards continue 33 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Weekend blizzards made work for young snowman builders in Highbury Fields – and street gritters on the borough’s road network.


Police CCTV appeal following alleged rape carried out by men the victim met at Finsbury Park festival 

11 Dec

Police CCTV appeal following alleged rape carried out by men the victim met at Finsbury Park festival 49 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Detectives investigating the alleged rape of a woman have released CCTV footage of two men they wish to speak to.


Islington Council to consider future of McDonald’s restaurants in borough following Seven Sisters Road hijab incident 

11 Dec

Islington Council to consider future of McDonald’s restaurants in borough following Seven Sisters Road hijab incident 16 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Council is considering the future of McDonald’s restaurants across the borough after a...


This week 30 years ago: Holloway man robbed £144,000 as he ‘couldn’t stand’ sponging off his wife 

11 Dec

This week 30 years ago: Holloway man robbed £144,000 as he ‘couldn’t stand’ sponging off his wife 36 minutes ago James Morris --> A Holloway couple’s romance ended in heartbreak – at the Old Bailey.


Heavy snowfall brings disruption to roads and public transport in London 

10 Dec

Heavy snowfall brings disruption to roads and public transport in London 50 minutes ago Laura Adams --> Weather warnings have been issued across London following heavy snowfall overnight and this morning.


Campaigners protest Finsbury Leisure Centre plans – by playing football in front of Islington Town Hall 

8 Dec

Campaigners protest Finsbury Leisure Centre plans – by playing football in front of Islington Town Hall 32 minutes ago James Morris --> Here in Islington, we are used to creative forms of protest outside the town hall.


Swanky hotel’s battle to remove burger van from spot of 22 years 

8 Dec

On TripAdvisor, one review reads: ‘Lovely hotel, shame about the burger van.


Police appeal after two boys threatened in knifepoint robbery at Drayton Park station 

8 Dec

Police appeal after two boys threatened in knifepoint robbery at Drayton Park station 32 minutes ago James Morris --> Do you know these men? Police today released images of two people wanted in connection with a knifepoint robbery at Drayton Park ...


Islington housing boss rejects Airbnb ban calls 

8 Dec

Islington housing boss rejects Airbnb ban calls 9 minutes ago James Morris --> The town hall will not ban Airbnb in Islington.


Torture survivors host charity carol singing concert in Holloway 

8 Dec

Torture survivors host charity carol singing concert in Holloway 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Torture survivors staged a festive choir concert on Wednesday in Holloway.


Islington cycling row: Claudia Webbe refuses to make pledge ‘aiming for zero deaths on roads’ 

8 Dec

Islington cycling row: Claudia Webbe refuses to make pledge ‘aiming for zero deaths on roads’ 46 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington Council’s transport boss refused to make a pledge aiming for zero people to be killed on the borough’s ...


Sotheby Mews: Over 2,000 sign petition against closure of Highbury day centre 

8 Dec

Sotheby Mews: Over 2,000 sign petition against closure of Highbury day centre 42 minutes ago James Morris --> A 2,303-strong petition against the closure of Sotheby Mews Day Centre was presented to Islington Council last night.


Archway couple say they can’t adopt because council hasn’t fixed leak – after 18 months 

7 Dec

Archway couple say they can’t adopt because council hasn’t fixed leak – after 18 months 54 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A couple say their wish to adopt is being held up because the town hall hasn’t fixed a leak from the flat above theirs for ...


Business of the week: Linden Stores, the wine shop bringing Scarborough to Highbury 

7 Dec

Business of the week: Linden Stores, the wine shop bringing Scarborough to Highbury 11 minutes ago James Morris --> A new shop is promising Islington’s most “glugable” wine list.


12 Islington restaurants ask diners to spare £1 to help combat homelessness in borough 

7 Dec

12 Islington restaurants ask diners to spare £1 to help combat homelessness in borough 14 minutes ago James Morris --> In a period of outrageous excess, 12 Islington restaurants are trying to give something back to our community this Christmas.


Burger off! Posh hotel’s complaints could force fast food van out of Finsbury Square after 22 years 

7 Dec

Burger off! Posh hotel’s complaints could force fast food van out of Finsbury Square after 22 years 16 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A couple could be forced to stop flipping burgers in Finsbury Square after 22 years because the posh new hotel built ...


Community backs council’s demands that half of homes on Holloway Prison site are ‘genuinely affordable’ 

7 Dec

Community backs council’s demands that half of homes on Holloway Prison site are ‘genuinely affordable’ 9 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> More than 500 people have backed the council’s demand that half of the homes built on the Holloway Prison ...


Highbury Grove teen dazzles in Lithuania at International Dance Championships 

6 Dec

Highbury Grove teen dazzles in Lithuania at International Dance Championships 27 minutes ago James Scott --> A nimble-footed Islington teenager has danced his way to a gold medal after a show-stopping performance in eastern Europe.


The Queen visits St Mary’s Church in Upper Street for special Scripture Union service 

6 Dec

The Queen visits St Mary’s Church in Upper Street for special Scripture Union service 36 minutes ago James Morris --> The Queen this afternoon made her first ever visit to St Mary’s Church in Upper Street.


‘Stunning victory for common sense’ as Islington Council reject ‘outrageous’ King’s Cross office redevelopment 

6 Dec

‘Stunning victory for common sense’ as Islington Council reject ‘outrageous’ King’s Cross office redevelopment 36 minutes ago James Morris --> Campaigners have hailed a “stunning victory for common sense” after planning chiefs turned ...


Democracy is alive in Islington – as youth council is elected with record turnout 

6 Dec

Democracy is alive in Islington – as youth council is elected with record turnout 39 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington is famous for being a politically active borough.


Union Chapel clock is fixed – just in time for 140th birthday celebrations tonight 

6 Dec

Union Chapel clock is fixed – just in time for 140th birthday celebrations tonight 11 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> It’s been a long time coming but the Union Chapel clock has been repaired just in time for the venue’s 140th birthday.


The Clerkenwell explosion, and why the Fenians mattered 

5 Dec

One hundred and fifty years ago, Irish revolutionaries carried out the largest terrorist attack in 19th century Britain.


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Major study reveals social and economic value of King’s Cross regeneration 

6 Dec

The ongoing regeneration of King’s Cross has supported over 10,000 jobs to date and in excess of £600m in added value to the economy per year, according to an independent study which focuses on the economic and social benefits of the development ...


Resolution Rethink 

5 Dec

Writer – Natasha Daniels XHEADX RESOLUTION RETHINK XHEADX XSTANDFIRSTX You don’t have to go far to add some pizzazz to your January goals, writes Natasha Daniels XSTANDFIRSTX XBODYX Brain Food The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB bl.


A Feast for the Senses 

5 Dec

Taste may be the most important sense when it comes to food, but cooking — and eating — involves every one of them.


Come Home to Music 

5 Dec

Wrap your ears in soothing sounds from Stable Street’s Spiritland, King’s Cross’ shrine to music and the ultimate destination for those that search for quality in sound, food and drink and an atmosphere that’s as cosy as a velour tracksuit.


KX Academy – a Sensory Study 

5 Dec

New School, New Rules Meeting the different emotional needs of young children is a key aim for King’s Cross Academy’s head teacher Emyr Fairburn.


A Luminous Lightscape for Dark Days 

5 Dec

If you were lucky enough to wander King’s Cross during the 2016 Lumiere festival, perhaps carrying sticks of neon candy floss, you’re sure to have noticed the fluorescent graffiti zigzagging the ground.


Let the Light In 

5 Dec

As anyone who has gazed at the sun rising or setting can attest, sunlight can have a transformative affect on us, inspiring a sense of awe and wonder.


Five Years of Festive Firs 

5 Dec

2017 – Joanne Tatham + Tom O’ Sullivan Does The Iterative Fit Artists, Tatham and O’Sullivan, have been collaborating since the mid-nineties and are famous for their large-scale, colourfully theatrical objects.


German Switch Craft 

5 Dec

Magician, disruptor, prankster: German artist Tobias Rehberger is at Gasholders with  Almost Everybody The German artist Tobias Rehberger likes to bedazzle, bother and bewilder, but always in the best ways possible.


Left Handed Slaters 

5 Dec

Coal Drops Yard was once where London received delivery of its coal.


What should happen to the Forum? 

4 Dec

Should the Forum disband? If so, should any of its activity continue? These are the questions for the next meeting of the King’s Cross Development Forum (on 13 December).


News 

1 Dec

**Special news** 22 /11/2017 – *** Christmas Children’s party Special 2017*** Tickets £1! Surprise visit from Father Christmas himself! 22/11/17 Here’s your invitation to register for garden club in spring 2018! 31/10/2017 – A marvellous ...


White Ribbon Day: Islington residents say no to domestic violence 

30 Nov

There are 6,500 girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation, according to the Met The post White Ribbon Day: Islington residents say no to domestic violence appeared first on Islington Now .


Hero rescues young girl from moped maniacs 

30 Nov

A data analyst grabbed the girl just moments before the would-be attackers were able to snatch her phone The post Hero rescues young girl from moped maniacs appeared first on Islington Now .


Men’s club helps rebuild lives in twilight years 

30 Nov

The ‘Men’s Shed’ in Bunhill aims to bring together men who have lost confidence in later life.


Come to the winter party on Tuesday 5 December 

29 Nov

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


Carhartt WIP opens a Special Projects store at King’s Cross 

27 Nov

Carhartt Work In Progress (WIP), a European evolution of American heritage brand Carhartt, opened at King’s Cross on Friday 24 November.


Christmas comes to King’s Cross with carols, a festive pop-up and an alternative Christmas tree 

27 Nov

This Christmas head to King’s Cross to eat, drink, shop and be merry, alongside a backdrop of festive lights, carols and a very special alternative Christmas tree.


Film school is a ‘David vs. Goliath’ victory for council 

24 Nov

A councillor has defended a controversial decision to approve planning permission for a film school in Highbury, despite criticism from secondary schools in the area.


It’s KXMas! 

24 Nov

Where: King’s Boulevard, King’s Cross, N1C Date: Wednesday 29 November – Saturday 2 December Time: 5pm-10pm on Wednesday; 7:30am-8:30am then 10:30am-10pm Thursday-Saturday To celebrate the shopping experience now available on King’s Boulevard...


Council prepares bid to become London’s ‘Borough of Culture’ 

24 Nov

Islington Council’s bid to become London’s first Borough of Culture reached its final stages on Wednesday night as the council looks to secure more than £1m of funding to stage a programme of cultural events and initiatives in 2019.


Calls for affordable housing on old Holloway Prison site 

23 Nov

The future of the ten acre estate formerly home to Holloway prison is still up in the air, 12 months after closing.


Try a ceilidh on Friday 1 December 

17 Nov

Filed under: Local groups , Social activities...


Where to see the best Christmas lights switch on in Islington 

16 Nov

The festive season is fast approaching, so it’s time for Islington to get the tinsel out and turn on the sparkling Christmas lights.


Momentum member selected as Mildmay Labour candidate 

16 Nov

Santiago Bell-Bradford is a Group Development and Volunteer Coordinator from Momentum.


Hundreds protest against the Eritrean regime outside London embassy 

16 Nov

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Eritrean Embassy in London on 10 November to protest against a recent government crackdown in the country.


More than 1200 sign petition calling for a safe crossing at ‘terrifying’ Holloway junction 

16 Nov

More than 1200 people have signed a petition calling for a safe pedestrian crossing at a busy Islington junction, which has been dubbed as “terrifying” by supporters of the campaign.


EVELYN GLENNIE TO PREMIERE ECHOES FROM THE BIRDCAGE – THE CULMINATION OF HER 2017 MUSICIAN IN RESIDENCY AT KING’S CROSS 

14 Nov

Venue : The Platform Theatre, 1 Handyside St, Kings Cross, N1C 4AA Date Time : Friday 22 nd December 2:30pm 7:30pm Tickets : Concessions £10, Adults £18 On Friday 22 nd December, Dame Evelyn Glennie will premiere Echoes from the Birdcage , the ...


Care-leavers stage their story in a car-park 

7 Nov

A theatre troupe of recent care-leavers will begin a month-long run of a play about the experience of leaving care on Wednesday, performing in the carpark under Smithfield Market.


Yemi Hailemariam: #freeandytsege 

1 Nov

Everyone has a story.


Planning permission granted for Mossessian Architecture’s second building at King’s Cross 

27 Oct

London, 27 October 2017 – King’s Cross Limited Partnership (KCCLP) has been granted planning permission by Camden Council for a new 11-storey office building designed by Mossessian Architecture.


Mick Fitzgerald: growing up by Chapel Market 

25 Oct

Everyone has a story.


Mick Fitzgerald: growing up by Chapel Market 

25 Oct

Everyone has a story.


Sam Clarke: Prisoners Abroad fundraiser 

18 Oct

Everyone has a story.


Halloween at King’s Cross 

17 Oct

On All Hallows Eve, the underworld is coming out to play for a ghoulish Halloween Light Parade and Party at King’s Cross.


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...


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