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Dover Court Estate stabbing: Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man, 29, left fighting for his life 

26 Jun

Dover Court Estate stabbing: Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after man, 29, left fighting for his life 17 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing on the Dover Court ...


Drug users and massive hedge blamed for increase in crime around Tufnell Park 

26 Jun

Drug users and massive hedge blamed for increase in crime around Tufnell Park 10 minutes ago Valeria Fiore --> Neighbours in Tufnell Park say anti-social behaviour by drug users is making their lives a misery – and has been exacerbated by an ...


Boost your CPD by booking your free place at Community Care Live 

26 Jun

Registration is now open for Community Care Live London 2017 , offering social workers and other professionals free essential learning on key practice issues across children’s services, adult care and management.


Hazellville Road supermarket tackling kids’ obesity one apple at a time is told: Your stall is illegal 

26 Jun

Hazellville Road supermarket tackling kids’ obesity one apple at a time is told: Your stall is illegal 9 minutes ago James Morris --> A generous shopkeeper giving free fruit to kids every morning has been told by planning chiefs to rip down the ...


Teen admits almost killing man in stabbing over ‘trivial argument’ in Pentonville Road 

26 Jun

Teen admits almost killing man in stabbing over ‘trivial argument’ in Pentonville Road 52 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A teenager has admitted leaving a stranger fighting for his life after stabbing him in the groin in Pentonville Road.


Minute’s silence held across country for victims of Finsbury Park terror attack 

26 Jun

As part of UK-wide minute's silence, Islington remembers everyone affected by the Finsbury Park terror attack pic.


Islington Council wins landmark affordable housing case 

26 Jun

Islington Council wins landmark affordable housing case 47 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Islington Council has won a landmark case that could stop developers across the country skimping on their affordable housing offering.


Cyclist suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Upper Street lorry crash 

26 Jun

Cyclist suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries in Upper Street lorry crash 10 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A cyclist has suffered serious injuries after a lorry collided with his bike in Upper Street.


Barnard Park pitch closure: Islington Council to face fury of parents 

26 Jun

Barnard Park pitch closure: Islington Council to face fury of parents 12 minutes ago James Morris --> Fury at Islington Council’s decision to shut the Barnard Park sports pitch is set to resurface on Thursday.


The man who gives torture victims Room to Heal 

25 Jun

The man who gives torture victims Room to Heal 32 minutes ago James Morris --> For every terrorist who seeks to divide, there are people like Mark Fish, of Islington torture abuse charity Room to Heal, who unite.


C of E, Catholic, Sikh – and that’s just the director. Meet Roz Miller from Islington Faiths Forum 

24 Jun

C of E, Catholic, Sikh – and that’s just the director.


City Road and York Road: Story of Islington’s abandoned Tube stations 

24 Jun

City Road and York Road: Story of Islington’s abandoned Tube stations 15 minutes ago --> Spooky shells of two Underground stations survive to this day in Islington.


JJ McPhillips stabbing: CCTV released in hunt for young dad’s killer 

23 Jun

JJ McPhillips stabbing: CCTV released in hunt for young dad’s killer 17 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Detectives investigating the murder of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips have released this CCTV footage in the hope of encouraging witnesses to come ...


Braithwaite House: Similar cladding to ACM implicated in Grenfell Tower inferno found on Islington tower block 

23 Jun

Breaking News: Braithwaite House: Similar cladding to ACM implicated in Grenfell Tower inferno found on Islington tower block 52 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel and James Morris --> An Islington tower block is covered in similar cladding to that ...


Finsbury Park terror attack: Darren Osborne charged with murder and attempted murder 

23 Jun

Breaking News: Finsbury Park terror attack: Darren Osborne charged with murder and attempted murder 18 minutes ago James Morris --> A man has been charged following the Finsbury Park terrorist attack.


Fake elections and an ancient booze song? It’s Stroud Green, of course 

23 Jun

Fake elections and an ancient booze song? It’s Stroud Green, of course 30 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The Stapleton Tavern was transported back to the 1770s on Saturday – and now the area has a new mayor (sort of) to show for its efforts.


Campaigners’ joy as Old Sessions House plans rejected again 

23 Jun

Campaigners’ joy as Old Sessions House plans rejected again 36 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Campaigners are thrilled after yet again seeing off developers looking to turn a Grade II-listed building in Clerkenwell Green into a late-night private ...


Cladding: Eight Islington tower blocks under investigation 

23 Jun

Cladding: Eight Islington tower blocks under investigation 59 minutes ago James Morris --> Eight Islington tower blocks are under fire safety investigation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster.


Barge workers kick up a stink over bizarre plan to cut litter along Regent’s Canal by REMOVING bins 

22 Jun

Barge workers kick up a stink over bizarre plan to cut litter along Regent’s Canal by REMOVING bins 20 minutes ago Jon King --> A bizarre plan to reduce littering along the Regent’s Canal has seen barge workers kick up a stink – because it ...


‘Is there an ambulance coming?’: Good Samaritan recalls final words of Finsbury Park terror victim Yakram Ali 

22 Jun

‘Is there an ambulance coming?’: Good Samaritan recalls final words of Finsbury Park terror victim Yakram Ali 19 minutes ago James Morris --> A good Samaritan injured in the Finsbury Park terror attack told how he was the last person to speak to ...


Finsbury Park terror attack: Victim Makram Ali died of ‘multiple injuries’ 

22 Jun

Finsbury Park terror attack: Victim Makram Ali died of ‘multiple injuries’ 10 minutes ago Ryan Hooper --> A 51-year-old victim of the suspected terror attack in Finsbury Park on Monday died from “multiple injuries”, a post-mortem examination ...


Prince Charles delivers Queen’s solidarity in Finsbury Park visit 

22 Jun

Prince Charles delivers Queen’s solidarity in Finsbury Park visit 34 minutes ago Jemma Crew --> The Prince of Wales last night delivered a personal message of solidarity from the Queen to Finsbury Park.


‘Guns N’ Roses ate our pies’: Piebury Corner takes band to pie-radise city 

22 Jun

‘Guns N’ Roses ate our pies’: Piebury Corner takes band to pie-radise city 37 minutes ago James Morris --> A popular Islington pie shop can take some unlikely credit for the spectacular Guns N’ Roses shows at the London Stadium at the weekend.


Tech City College recovering after years of turmoil 

21 Jun

Tech City College recovering after years of turmoil 26 minutes ago James Morris --> Tech City College has officially emerged from Ofsted disaster after its latest inspection report highlighted massive improvements.


This week 60 years ago: Holloway teen jailed for refusing National Service 

21 Jun

This week 60 years ago: Holloway teen jailed for refusing National Service 35 minutes ago James Morris --> A teenager from Holloway was jailed after he refused to sign up for National Service.


Hundreds gather for Finsbury Park vigil urging ‘stop the hate and start talking to people’ 

20 Jun

People gathered on Tuesday (Picture: Fiona Parker; Rex; PA) Over 200 people arrived at a vigil at Finsbury Mosque, the day after a brutal ‘terrorist attack’ left one worshipper dead and eight others injured.


Sainsbury’s appeals after council turns down Highbury Vale police station store bid 

20 Jun

Sainsbury’s appeals after council turns down Highbury Vale police station store bid 6 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Supermarket giants Sainsbury’s are appealing a decision by Islington planners stopping them from opening a second Local store in ...


Finsbury Park care home to close after report finds people hadn’t had a bath for THREE MONTHS 

20 Jun

Finsbury Park care home to close after report finds people hadn’t had a bath for THREE MONTHS 37 minutes ago James Morris --> A Finsbury Park care home where staff didn’t know how to run a bath is to close after a damning inspection report.


200 evacuated after ‘small fire’ in Hornsey Road tower block 

20 Jun

200 evacuated after ‘small fire’ in Hornsey Road tower block 32 minutes ago James Morris --> Two hundred people were evacuated from a block of flats in the early hours of Sunday – but firefighters assured it was nothing to worry about in the ...


This week 30 years ago: MP Chris Smith’s council rent hike warning 

20 Jun

This week 30 years ago: MP Chris Smith’s council rent hike warning 4 minutes ago James Morris --> Rents were set to rocket for Islington Council’s 40,000 tenants after the Conservative election victory.


Finsbury Park terror attack: 400 say ‘no to extremism’ at vigil 

20 Jun

Video: Finsbury Park terror attack: 400 say ‘no to extremism’ at vigil 9 minutes ago James Morris --> Four hundred people crowded outside Finsbury Park Mosque tonight for a vigil in the wake of the Seven Sisters Road terrorist attack.


Do you know these men? Police release CCTV grab of moped riders after City Road crash that left woman critical 

19 Jun

Do you know these men? Police release CCTV grab of moped riders after City Road crash that left woman critical 41 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Police urgently want to find these men after a moped rider ploughed into a young woman in City Road and ...


Police called to shooting on Bemerton Estate 

19 Jun

Police called to shooting on Bemerton Estate 46 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> Police locked down the Bemerton Estate in the Cally yesterday after reports of a shooting.


Finsbury Park terror attack: Suspect named as 47-year-old Darren Osborne 

19 Jun

Breaking News: Finsbury Park terror attack: Suspect named as 47-year-old Darren Osborne 30 minutes ago Simon Angear --> The man arrested after a terror attack at the Muslim Welfare House in Seven Sisters Road is believed to be a father-of-four from ...


Finsbury Park terror attack: Jeremy Corbyn tells mosque worshippers ‘we will not be divided’ 

19 Jun

Finsbury Park terror attack: Jeremy Corbyn tells mosque worshippers ‘we will not be divided’ 12 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The Labour leader followed Theresa May in visiting the mosque, after earlier attending prayers at the Muslim Welfare House ...


Finsbury Park terror attack: Charity boss says Muslim community feared a ‘vengeance attack’ was imminent 

19 Jun

Finsbury Park terror attack: Charity boss says Muslim community feared a ‘vengeance attack’ was imminent 22 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> A charity boss who was at the Muslim Welfare House during this morning’s terrorist attack has revealed there ...


Islington’s message to extremists: ‘One idiot isn’t going to divide us’ 

19 Jun

Islington’s message to extremists: ‘One idiot isn’t going to divide us’ 51 minutes ago James Morris --> Islington’s faith and community leaders responded to the Finsbury Park terrorist attack with typical defiance today, declaring: “Our ...


One dead as van collides with pedestrians in suspected terror attack outside Finsbury Park mosque 

19 Jun

Breaking News: One dead as van collides with pedestrians in suspected terror attack outside Finsbury Park mosque 29 minutes ago Emily Banks --> One man has died and eight people have been injured after a van collided with pedestrians outside the ...


Hundreds flee flats in fear after fire breaks out at flats in Haringey 

18 Jun

Firefighters were called to a fire in Holloway in the early hours of this morning (Picture: Getty) Hundreds of residents fled from their flats in fear last night after a fire broke out on the second floor.


Jeremy Corbyn writes Theresa May damning letter about her Grenfell Tower response 

17 Jun

Jeremy Corbyn hugged local Councillor Mushtaq Lasharie on Thursday (Picture: David Mirzoeff – WPA Pool/Getty Images) Jeremy Corbyn has demanded residents are included in any future inquiry into the Grenfell Tower blaze.


Jeremy Corbyn is set to take to the main stage at Glastonbury 

16 Jun

The iconic Pyramid Stage (Picture: Matt Cardy/Getty Images) Jeremy Corbyn is set to appear at Glastonbury, it was revealed today.


Fatima Hashmi missing: Police join search for Islington girl who ‘walked out after an argument at home’ 

16 Jun

Fatima Hashmi missing: Police join search for Islington girl who ‘walked out after an argument at home’ 48 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> A 12-year-old girl went missing from her home in Islington last night.


How ‘amazing’ Islington responded to Grenfell Tower disaster 

16 Jun

How ‘amazing’ Islington responded to Grenfell Tower disaster 27 minutes ago James Morris and Yvonne McKeown --> The Grenfell Tower disaster happened seven miles away from Islington.


Newington Green’s Alma pub re-opens Soho institution Molly Moggs 

16 Jun

Newington Green’s Alma pub re-opens Soho institution Molly Moggs 7 minutes ago James Morris --> The team behind Newington Green’s much-loved Alma pub has re-opened Soho institution Molly Moggs.


Council’s vision for clean air in Islington 

16 Jun

Council’s vision for clean air in Islington 20 minutes ago James Morris --> Cllr Claudia Webbe likes nothing more than to promote the town hall’s radical green agenda.


Pentonville escape: Inmates used CCTV pole to escape Caledonian Road prison 

15 Jun

Pentonville escape: Inmates used CCTV pole to escape Caledonian Road prison 31 minutes ago Emily Pennink --> Two prisoners who escaped Pentonville Prison by sawing through a metal bar, clambering over the roof and swinging round a CCTV pole on a bed ...


HMP Pentonville escape: Prisoners used CCTV pole 

15 Jun

Staff at the jail did not realise they were gone until 15 hours after they were last seen in their cell.


Finsbury Park teen admits robbing younger boy of £105, saying: I was vulnerable after my father left 

15 Jun

Finsbury Park teen admits robbing younger boy of £105, saying: I was vulnerable after my father left 41 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A 16-year-old boy who robbed his younger friend of £105 blamed his father’s departure for having given him a...


Woman, 20, fighting for her life after being hit by moped in City Road, Islington 

15 Jun

Woman, 20, fighting for her life after being hit by moped in City Road, Islington 29 minutes ago James Morris --> A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a moped in City Road, Islington.


Boy, 17, in court for dealing drugs worth £860 at Wireless Festival 

15 Jun

Boy, 17, in court for dealing drugs worth £860 at Wireless Festival 52 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> A 17-year-old caught dealing class A and B drugs at Wireless Festival could have faced four years in jail were he a year older, a court heard ...


Islington mayor Una O’Halloran: ‘I’m here to make people’s lives fairer’ 

15 Jun

Islington mayor Una O’Halloran: ‘I’m here to make people’s lives fairer’ 40 minutes ago James Morris --> As mayor for the next year, Cllr Una O’Halloran is the face of Islington.


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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 ...


Ilario Guidu: from prisoner to life coach 

5 Apr

Everyone has a story.


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

30 Mar

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


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.


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