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Evacuation at London’s Kings Cross Station causing rush hour chaos as thousands of commuters make for exits 

23 Feb

There are no details as yet about the cause of the evacuation, but commuters have posted images on social media of crowds being directed to the exits...

Islington start-ups: Dame gives women everything they need for a ‘happy period’ 

21 Feb

Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington.

Holloway Prison: Sian Berry fears ‘expensive flats’ following new government report 

20 Feb

A leading campaigner for the “community” development of Holloway Prison has called on the government to commit to affordable housing on the site – after a new report made no mention of it.

Sutton United v Arsenal: Community teams celebrate unlikely union ahead of FA Cup game 

20 Feb

It’s the archetypal FA Cup tie.

Islington planning officers ask committee to defy Jeremy Corbyn over Crouch Hill basement development 

20 Feb

Islington Council officers have asked a town hall planning committee to defy its own leader – as well as Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn.

Finsbury Park restaurant Dotori to reopen 

20 Feb

Foodies rejoice! Much-loved Finsbury Park restaurant Dotori will reopen next week after a six-month closure.

Man and woman punched in the face in north London pub assault 

20 Feb

Detectives in Islington continue to appeal for information and witnesses after a couple out watching football were punched in the face.

This week 30 years ago: Pentonville Prison ‘at breaking point’ 

20 Feb

A Pentonville Prison officer feared the Caledonian Road jail was “on the brink”.

De Beauvoir jam session is helping kids into media careers 

19 Feb

An acoustic jam session that helps youngsters get their media training is returning for a new run.

Start-up of the week: Charity boutique pops up in Archway 

18 Feb

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Hackney/Islington.

Made in Islington: Sweet smell of success for Highbury honeymaker 

18 Feb

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington.

‘Scandal’ of the unfinished £3m Northern line extension from Finsbury Park 

18 Feb

Abandoning a major rail project after spending £3m would be a disaster today, let alone the ’50s.

Jailed: Drug dealer who posted LOADED GUN through letterbox during Newington Green police chase 

17 Feb

A drug dealing teenager who posted a loaded gun through a letterbox while trying to get away from police has been sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute.

Islington councillors step down from committee roles 

17 Feb

Two senior councillors in Islington have stepped down from their committee roles.

Watch moment cat burglar kidnaps Islington Nisa’s pet tabby Bella 

17 Feb

A shop in the heart of Islington has launched a desperate appeal for help after a crook kidnapped its cat.

Street artist unveils 'Lie Lie Land' sketch of Theresa May and Donald Trump waltzing on Islington wall 

17 Feb

A street artist has daubed an Islington wall with an image of Theresa May waltzing with Donald Trump - labelling it Lie Lie Land.

Lauric Lebato: Man charged with murder of aspiring fashion designer from Manor House 

17 Feb

A 20-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Lauric Lebato from Manor House.

Mark Peacock: Call 999 if you spot mental health patient who gave minders the slip, police urge 

17 Feb

Police are urging people to call 999 immediately if they spot a man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Manor House.

King’s Cross stabbing: Boy, 17, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder 

17 Feb

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the groin on Wednesday.

Finsbury Park bar Zelman Drinks looks to continue reputation of Silver Bullet with live music 

16 Feb

The bar that replaced independent music venue The Silver Bullet is to start hosting gigs three times a week, bosses have revealed.

Contraband ‘lines’ dangle over walls of Pentonville prison today – in latest security breach 

16 Feb

These exclusive pictures show “lines” that could be used to smuggle contraband goods into HMP Pentonville dangling over the prison walls this morning.

Pentonville prison: Ropes dangle over jail’s walls in latest security breach 

16 Feb

These exclusive pictures show “lines” that could be used to smuggle contraband goods into HMP Pentonville dangling over the prison walls this morning.

Pentonville prison: Plot to smuggle package into jail is foiled as pink ropes seen dangling over wall 

16 Feb

Prison bosses say they have stopped an illicit package being smuggled into HMP Pentonville today.

Charles Goodson-Wickes: The man with a finger in every Islington pie 

16 Feb

Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes is Islington’s representative to the Royal Family.

Holloway prison: Campaigners to protest against plan to turn historic jail into luxury flats 

16 Feb

Campaigners are planning a demonstration outside Holloway prison, which closed last year, to demand it be used for the community rather than turned into luxury flats.

Upper Holloway woman ‘living in fear’ of raw sewage shooting out of kitchen sink 

16 Feb

A pensioner is “living in fear” of jets of human faeces shooting out of her kitchen sink.

Archway Road crash: Motorcyclist in hospital after bike collides with bus 

15 Feb

A motorcyclist is in hospital after his bike collided with a 390 bus in Archway Road.

Whittington Hospital: Norovirus outbreak closes surgery and orthopaedic ward 

15 Feb

A surgical ward at the Whittington Hospital has been closed after the vomiting and sickness bug norovirus spread among patients and staff.

Highbury Fields Bandstand facing closure after four decades 

15 Feb

Retiring school teachers often muse at how they’ve taught more than one generation of the same family.

Clerkenwell woman and Highbury man charged with assaulting police officers at train stations 

15 Feb

A woman and man from Islington have been charged with spitting at police officers on Monday.

This week 60 years ago: Holloway jeweller suspected of Hatton Garden heist 

15 Feb

A Holloway man was among three suspects in a Hatton Garden burglary.

Neighbours fear tech professionals ‘causing chaos’ if City Road office block gets booze licence 

15 Feb

Neighbours of an office block in one of Islington’s main party zones are scared of tech and startup professionals going on the rampage if their workplace is given an alcohol licence.

York Way stabbing: Police urge ‘numerous’ witnesses to come forward 

15 Feb

A man was stabbed in King’s Cross this morning.

‘Real leadership’ expected of Islington’s new youth bosses 

14 Feb

Islington’s “invaluable” new youth leaders were announced today.

Sainsbury’s Blackstock Road bid officially dumped by town hall 

14 Feb

Campaigners have won their battle to stop Sainsbury’s opening a Local store in the old Highbury Vale police station.

Islington fire chief at Holloway School: ‘Brigade needs more diversity’ 

14 Feb

Islington’s fire boss is campaigning for a more diverse fire brigade.

Blackstock Road greengrocer furious at illegal street stall selling Valentine’s Day gifts 

14 Feb

There was no love lost between a greengrocer and the two women who set up an illegal street stall selling Valentine’s Day gifts next to his shop.

Holloway Road fire: Old record shop goes up in flames days after drugs raid 

13 Feb

An abandoned record shop in Holloway Road went up in flames on Saturday morning – less than 48 hours after police stormed the building in a drugs raid.

Theo Walcott at Brecknock Primary: ‘Working in community is what Arsenal is about’ 

13 Feb

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott gave a group of excited young Gooners a PE lesson to remember during a visit on Thursday.

Fun for all the family! Barbican shows X-rated erotic thriller Fifty Shades Darker at parent and baby film club 

13 Feb

It’s rated 18 – but the Barbican today screened controversial erotic thriller Fifty Shades Darker to a room full of babies.

Lauric Lebato murder: Manor House man stabbed to death after party in Leicester 

13 Feb

A young man who was murdered in Leicester city centre has been named as Lauric Lebato from Manor House.

Islington Green memorial for Upper Holloway sergeant’s ‘extreme courage’ in First World War 

13 Feb

The “conspicuous bravery” of an Upper Holloway sergeant in the First World War has been marked with a new memorial stone in Islington Green.

This week 30 years ago: Cruel ‘your son may have AIDS’ letters circulate in Islington 

13 Feb

A mother received an official looking letter saying her son was gay and potentially had AIDS.

Housing issues, not crime, now the main worry for Islington people 

13 Feb

Thirty-two years ago, researchers decided to conduct a groundbreaking survey on victimisation in the multicultural borough of Islington – and now it’s been done again.

Exhibition and book planned to mark 110 years of 5th Islington Scout Group 

12 Feb

For its 110th anniversary, the 5th Islington Scouts are planning a book and exhibition.

New Highbury Roundhouse approved by Islington Council 

11 Feb

Work is to start on building a new Highbury Roundhouse community centre.

No more council tax for care leavers in Islington 

11 Feb

Islington has scrapped council tax for care leavers to help them avoid debt as young adults.

Man bitten in ear at Highbury and Islington station 

10 Feb

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was bitten in the ear during a brawl in Highbury and Islington Tube station.

‘These man r moving like Django’ – Twitter reacts to ancient gun haul by Islington police 

10 Feb

Cops’ efforts to make the streets safer saw this haul of antique guns handed in – and Twitter has found it hilarious.

Jemma Jones missing: Police appeal for information about woman, 32, last seen in the Cally 

10 Feb

Police are appealing for help tracking down a missing woman last seen near the Cally.

Free Andy Tsege! Family of abducted Islington man urge Downing Street to secure release from Ethiopia 

10 Feb

“Next year, we’ll be celebrating with Andy!” In a freezing cold Whitehall last night, Yemi Hailemariam was defiant.

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Heidi Rice: romantic novelist 

14 Feb

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Dame Evelyn Glennie kicks off musical residency 

8 Feb

Today (Wednesday 8 February) Dame Evelyn Glennie officially launched her residency as the PRS Foundation King’s Cross Musician in Residence to the general public with pop up interactive performances.

Pochettino urges Spurs stars to chase Chelsea as Kane penalty seals hard-fought win 

5 Feb

Published: 5 February, 2017 by DAN CARRIER at White Hart Lane Premier League SPURS 1, MIDDLESBROUGH 0 read more...

Wenger questions referee as Arsenal’s title hopes suffer a heavy blow at Chelsea 

4 Feb

Arsene Wenger: 'Referees are much stricter with tackles on the ground, but they let elbows to the face go.

NHS campaigners’ fury as private firms net £2m from secret cuts proposals 

3 Feb

Plan to slash health and social care spending has led to a cash bonanza for a string of companies http://www.

NHS campaigners’ fury as private firms net £2m from secret cuts proposals 

3 Feb

Plan to slash health and social care spending has led to a cash bonanza for a string of companies http://www.

Turning the tide – Peckwater Tenants Association fight on 

2 Feb

Potting to beat the drop: (from left) Rabih Melki, Danny Hylton, Matthew Reid and Keith Fletcher; (front) Jane Havell, David Fletcher with daughter Amelia and Dean Morgan (Shannon Ray absent) read more...

Holly Peterson: Gothic Valley WI 

1 Feb

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MUSIC: Oh! You pretty Ding’ – big plans for iconic venue 

30 Jan

Hardwicke Circus will play the Dingwalls Live night on February 16 Published: 30 January, 2017 by RISN GADELRAB read more...

FEATURE: Loss of public loos is a shock to the cistern 

30 Jan

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THEATRE: Animal rights are no joke in Raising Martha 

30 Jan

Image: Gwyneth Keyworth in Raising Martha .

EATING OUT: Café adds a touch of Turkish delight 

30 Jan

Feature Image (main): The Village Cafe brings the best of London Turkish food to NW5 Published: 30 January, 2017 by TOM MOGGACH read more...

MOVIES: A timely return journey for cult hit Trainspotting 

30 Jan

Main Image: Ewen Bremner, Ewan MacGregor, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle in T2 Trainspotting Published: 30 January, 2017 by DAN CARRIER read more...

Walcott praises speech by boss as inspirational 

30 Jan

Published; 30 January, 2017 by STEVE BARNETT

Hat trick thriller – West End put on five-star display 

30 Jan

Main sports: West End FC Published 30 January, 2017 by STEVE BARNETT read more...

SCORE BLIMEY: Be careful what you wish for, all you Wenger Outs! 

30 Jan

Published: 30 January, 2017 by TOM FOOT WENGER Out, Wenger Out! Out.

Bassi takes on former Commonwealth Games fighter as Islington boxers return to the ring 

27 Jan

Main sports: Islington Boxing Clubs youngsters who gained valuable experience at a special event in the new Lion ABC gym in Shoreditch read more...

OFF THE SHELF: Lamela tweets his loyalty 

27 Jan

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IN THE GROVE: Ban looms for Wenger 

27 Jan

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Sports fun yours for peanuts! 

27 Jan

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Shock exit of school’s ‘head guru teacher’ in wake of Ofsted inspection 

27 Jan

Departure of Tom Sherrington comes after just over two years in charge at struggling school http://www.

Sheona Josiah & Zi Liang: artists 

25 Jan

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Magnificent Seven living the dream 

20 Jan

Main sports: FA Cup kings: The boys celebrate after beating Yeovil Town Published: 20 January, 2017 by STEVE BARNETT read more...

Good as gold! Swimmers set to compete in Olympic pool 

20 Jan

Main sports: Published: 20 January, 2017 by STEVE BARNETT read more...

Striker Giroud urges Arsenal gaffer to sign up and stay 

20 Jan

Main sports: Olivier Giroud: I hope that he is going to stay.

‘Lessons aren’t being learned,’ says widow of scientist who was stabbed to death by student suffering psychotic illness 

20 Jan

Dr Jeroen Ensink was the victim of a brutal attack outside his home http://www.

Dame Evelyn Glennie launches residency at King’s Cross 

18 Jan

Yesterday (Tuesday 17 January 2017) Dame Evelyn Glennie launched her residency as the King’s Cross Musician in Residence.

Maria North: sibling poet 

18 Jan

How do you stay in touch with your family when meet-ups are rare, or impossible? Email and Skype can work well, but Maria North and her three sisters went a step further – they challenged each other to write poems.

Flood: water firm chiefs to face grilling as traders demand to know why it happened 

13 Jan

Angry victims set to descend on the Town Hall to quiz Thames Water officials http://www.

FA Cup a big priority for us, says Wenger 

6 Jan

Main sports: Published: 6 January, 2017 by STEVE BARNETT read more...

Fighting fit! Karate kids on 2017 medals trail 

6 Jan

Main sports: Published: 6 January, 2017 by STEVE BARNETT THERES no doubting 2017 is going to be a big hit for karate brothers Luan, Liam and Luca Veras.

SCORE BLIMEY: Olivier ‘Scorpion’ Giroud is not such a deadly striker 

6 Jan

Published: 6 January, 2017 YOU may think the scorpion kick goal against Crystal Palace was the best thing that could have happened to Olivier Giroud.

‘Warn the kids about these deadly drugs,’ coroner tells Fabric clubber death inquest 

6 Jan

Comments come as Farringdon venue prepares to reopen after five-month closure http://www.

Joe Hagland: remembers N7 in the 1950s 

5 Jan

Everyone has a story.

The future of the gyratory, both sooner and later 

24 Dec

At the meeting of the Forum on 22 November, Lisa Young of Transport for London outlined the main conclusions from the consultation on the initial proposals for eliminating the gyratory and returning roads to two way working.

Generous Tribune readers make it a season to remember for everyone as hampers bring festive cheer 

22 Dec

Christmas comes early for elderly residents across the borough as special deliveries go out http://www.

Ray Coggin: taxi driver 

21 Dec

Everyone has a story – but taxi drivers surely have the most.

Pick your Christmas tree at King’s Cross 

16 Dec

Don’t forget that this year, Christmas trees will be on sale at the Wallpaper* Hygge Christmas Market, courtesy of The Lighterman until Sunday 18 December.

Council tax: Town Hall warns residents could face two years of soaring bills 

16 Dec

Green councillor calls for even bigger hike to care for Islington’s ‘oldest and poorest’ http://www.

Crossrail contractors to face court over tunnel death of worker hit by falling concrete 

16 Dec

Rene Tkacik was killed in 2014 while working deep beneath Holborn http://www.

Maple & King’s to open at King’s Cross 

15 Dec

Following the success of Maple Fitz, Adria Wu will open a second store, Maple King’s in Pancras Square at the beginning of 2017.

Lisa Burrell: St Luke’s communications manager 

13 Dec

St Luke’s Community Centre, tucked off City Road, is a place people want to go.

King’s Cross Christmas tree unveiled 

12 Dec

‘Fighting fire with ice cream’, a giant Christmas tree enveloped in a seven-metre ‘cube of ice’, has been unveiled at King’s Cross.

Thames Water faces traders’ fury as bill for flood devastation is expected to run into millions 

9 Dec

'Angel Tsunami' caused by a burst in a major pipe in Upper Street http://www.

Illustrators’ Christmas Fair returns 

7 Dec

Don’t miss the Illustrators’ Christmas Fair with House of Illustration , returning to King’s Cross this year and bigger than ever.

Comments on the plans for the Sports Hall 

6 Dec

At its meeting on 5 July the Forum heard from the architects Bennetts Associates about the plans for the Sports Hall.

Russell Selway: cycle shop assistant manager 

6 Dec

What if you get your dream job – in a cycle shop – and then discover that being on the busy, traffic choked, siren-wailing Holloway Road has some lethal downsides? That’s why Russell Selway from Cycle Surgery Highbury discusses air pollution in...

Hygge Christmas market 

5 Dec

Get a taste of Scandinavian Christmas as the  Wallpaper* Hygge Market comes to King’s Cross this December.


5 Dec

Residents helped from water as burst water main causes chaos http://www.

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