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"25.10.2016 17:15:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Broadchurch actor jailed for sexually assaulting sleeping woman at Finsbury Park house party A Broadchurch actor described as a “dangerous sexual predator” who targeted vulnerable women has been jailed for eight years. He was locked up for eight years
"25.10.2016 15:45:58" islingtongazette.co.uk Hornsey Rise wheelchair mum: Bus driver who ran me over should have been banned for life A wheelchair-bound mum today said she is scared to leave the house, as the bus driver who ran her over at a zebra crossing was banned from driving for six months. Bus dragged Rebecca along the road in her wheelchair. Driver was banned for six months.
"25.10.2016 12:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Newington Green Unitarian Church 'at risk' after 300 years of radical politics Newington Green Unitarian Church is in desperate need of repair. Nothing unusual there. What sets it apart, finds James Morris, are the 300 years of radical history witnessed by its crumbling walls. From helping alcoholics to campaigning for gay rights, this is not your typical church...
"25.10.2016 10:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn: 'I'm in the market for a new sock dealer' As one of the busiest news patches in the country, the Gazette always has a long list of important issues to take up with Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn. Ker-lassic Jezza
"25.10.2016 07:57:05" Timeline Photos Barnsbury Employment Exchange, 1989. (Picture: Islington Libraries Twitter/@Islingtonlibs)
"24.10.2016 19:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric: Drug dealer jailed for death threat email to Islington councillor A drug dealer who sent a death threat to the councillor who closed Farringdon superclub Fabric has been jailed for eight months. 'A stupid thing to do'
"24.10.2016 17:36:54" islingtongazette.co.uk Pensioner who kept 50 cats, 4 dogs, parrot and tortoise in filthy Crouch Hill home spared jail A banned pet owner who crammed dozens of animals into her filthy Crouch Hill home has been spared jail – again. This is grim
"24.10.2016 16:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Boy, 13, killed and mutilated in Finsbury A 13-year-old boy was mutilated in an underground garage in Finsbury. The tragic case of Tony McCrane.
"24.10.2016 13:51:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Tia Harrold missing: Girl, 15, last seen in Old Street 11 days ago Police are appealing for help to find 15-year-old Tia Harrold, who was last seen by her mother in Old Street on October 13. PLEASE SHARE: Tia, aged 15, hasn't been seen for 11 days.
"24.10.2016 12:19:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road closure: Town hall secures minor victories but commuters unmoved Islington Council says it has convinced transport bosses to divert traffic away from Tufnell Park Road during the “disastrous” three-month closure of Holloway Road – but motorists remain unimpressed. How's it been for you?
"23.10.2016 08:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Highbury woman, 63, 'fights soldiers at gunpoint' A 63-year-old newsagent scared off two soldiers who were allegedly trying to rob her at gunpoint. No messing with this one...
"22.10.2016 08:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn on Pentonville Prison death: 'Don't blame officers, blame system that under-funds them' Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn today said Jamal Mahmoud's killing at Pentonville Prison is a “tragic warning lesson” – and criticised government “under-funding” of the Caledonian Road jail. Corbyn tells us: "This tragedy should be a warning lesson."
"21.10.2016 14:13:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road arrest: Dozens of armed officers swoop on terror suspect, 19 Police swarmed Holloway Road this afternoon as a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of terror offences. This is why Holloway Road was closed...
"21.10.2016 11:43:21" islingtongazette.co.uk Goswell Road bones: Remains of up to 2,000 people found in King Square, Finsbury Archeologists have incredibly discovered remains of up to 2,000 people dating back to the 16th century at a Finsbury building site, the Gazette can today reveal. EXCLUSIVE: Incredible find in Finsbury building site...
"20.10.2016 15:13:02" islingtongazette.co.uk 28 young people 'sexually exploited' in Islington last year Twenty-eight young people were sexually exploited in Islington last year. The figures were presented to Islington Council's health and wellbeing board yesterday afternoon. It's happening on our doorstep.
"20.10.2016 12:35:01" Timeline Photos People queue in Essex Road during a potato shortage, 1917. (Picture: PA)
"20.10.2016 10:32:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Jamal Mahmoud: Gang member stabbed to death at Pentonville Prison 'had just become a father' The inmate who was stabbed to death at Pentonville Prison has been named as 21-year-old father Jamal Mahmoud. His girlfriend gave birth only two weeks ago.
"20.10.2016 08:26:08" islingtongazette.co.uk York Way Masjid: Mosque faces demolition as owner plans five-storey office block It may not be the most attractive building, but 55-61 Brewery Road in Holloway is still home to 300 worshippers at York Way Masjid. With demolition on the cards, director Mukhtar Osman asks James Morris: 'Where else is there?' Today's front page splash: "Our whole family will be homeless"
"19.10.2016 14:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk 1,000 revellers binge on apples in Gillespie Park One thousand people descended on Gillespie Park on Sunday. The attraction? Apples. Lots of apples. Lovely pics from Gillespie Park on Sunday... More in tomorrow's paper
"19.10.2016 12:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway man jailed over sawn-off shotgun and cocaine offences A Holloway man has been jailed for nine-and-a-half years for possession of a sawn-off shotgun. Police found him hiding in a garden
"19.10.2016 09:54:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Pentonville Prison inmate stabbed to death Two prisoners have been arrested after an inmate was stabbed to death at Pentonville Prison yesterday. Very sad - and worrying.
"19.10.2016 07:50:23" islingtongazette.co.uk King Henry's Walk stabbing: Boy, 18, in hospital after attack in Newington Green A stabbing in Newington Green left a teenage boy in hospital late last night. This is why King Henry's Walk was taped off last night...
"18.10.2016 14:15:21" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road chicken shop hopes 'avocado fries' will discourage crime when it reopens Neighbours have been told not to flap over a Holloway Road chicken shop's plans to sell booze – because it will be serving avocado fries, not greasy thighs. Would you go to 'The Ministry of Chicken'?
"18.10.2016 12:15:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Old Red Lion: Lefty radicals, cow dung and sword duels at Islington's oldest pub The Old Red Lion is Islington's oldest pub – and possibly London's, too. From cow dung to sword duels, James Morris delves into its 601-year history. They used to host sword duels in the beer garden...
"18.10.2016 10:11:54" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Fields and St Aloysius students visit Auschwitz to learn about horrors of Holocaust Sixth-formers from two Islington schools took a trip to Auschwitz as part of a campaign to ensure the terrible lessons of the Second World War are remembered by this generation. The Gazette was there. “The power of seeing everything first-hand really sticks in your mind"
"17.10.2016 15:22:27" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Islington Green School facing closure because of 'unpopularity' Islington Green School was facing closure – because not enough pupils were choosing to study there. Anyone go to this school?
"17.10.2016 09:55:38" Timeline Photos Arsenal FA Cup winners parade at Islington Town Hall, 1930
Picture: PA Archive
"16.10.2016 08:00:02" hamhigh.co.uk Tales of facing cancer and rap battles at true life storytelling festival The Tellit Festival's first year is full of joy and tears, Michael Kossew tells Bridget Galton 'It's a very connective experience. Everyone feels they are going on a journey with the storyteller. It triggers people's own stories.'
"15.10.2016 14:00:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Celebrate Black History Month with African fabrics and visual stories Flo Awolaja is exhibiting with Making Stories Telling Tales during Black History Month at the Park Theatre Check it out at The Park Theatre...
"15.10.2016 08:00:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Rising rents and zero hours contracts in a modern day Cathy Come Home 50 years after airing, BRIDGET GALTON discovers a modern drama inspired by Cathy Come Home 'Some things have got better but frustratingly a lot hasn't changed in 50 years'
"13.10.2016 15:41:53" islingtongazette.co.uk Silver Bullet: Finsbury Park music venue to reopen as 'Zelman Drinks' The venue formerly known as the Silver Bullet will reopen this weekend as Zelman Drinks. Who'll be popping in?
"13.10.2016 12:10:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway postboxes were sealed with black tape 'because Royal Mail lost master key' Postboxes in Archway were sealed with black tape last week leaving locals in a flap – but the mystery may have been solved. whoops
"13.10.2016 11:08:30" hackneygazette.co.uk 'Killer clown craze could kill our business' warns Dalston clown museum curator The “killer clown” craze sweeping the country has been condemned by the curator of Dalston's clown museum – who fears it could put him out of business. Across the border in Hackney, victims of the killer clown craze include... actual clowns, obviously.
"13.10.2016 08:07:19" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road closures: Islington Council threatens to sue TfL over 'last-minute' plans Islington Council is threatening to sue transport chiefs over the “last-minute” announcement Holloway Road will be closed for three months from next week. 'Astonishingly incompetent'
"12.10.2016 10:04:57" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Watches and Madonna music videos at Gleave and Co, St John Street Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Islington. This week, we spoke to watch maker Gleave and Co in Clerkenwell. Clerkenwell has changed...but Gleave and Co remains
"12.10.2016 08:04:00" hamhigh.co.uk Archway Bridge: Bereaved sister's fury as TfL drags heels over safety measures...again The sister of a man who jumped to his death from Archway Bridge is calling for urgent action after rescuing a stranger from the same spot. It comes after she saved a stranger at the same spot where her brother died.
"11.10.2016 11:20:07" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Killer clown' with knife chases woman in Archway A terrified woman was chased down an Archway road in the early hours of yesterday morning by a knife-wielding “killer clown”. Terrifying
"11.10.2016 10:06:19" islingtongazette.co.uk Old Street fire: Brigade scolds construction worker for trying to tackle blaze by himself A construction worker suffered minor burns to his hands after trying to tackle a small fire. He should have remembered the old saying: "Don't try this at home"
"11.10.2016 08:05:39" Timeline Photos Islington High Street, 1981. Near to where RBS/Angel station is today. Things have changed...
Picture: Islington Libraries Twitter (@Islingtonlibs)
"10.10.2016 17:08:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road closures: Commuters face three months of soul-destroying roadworks Commuters are facing three months of utter chaos after a surprise announcement that Holloway Road will be closed for £25million works. BREAKING: If you travel along Holloway Road you will want to read this...
"10.10.2016 15:31:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeroen Ensink stabbing: Young widow Nadja Ensink's heartbreaking victim statement in full Nadja Ensink-Teich, wife of Jeroen Ensink, was tearful at numerous stages of today's sentencing hearing for her husband's killer, Femi Nandap. "I remember saying: 'Don't go now, you can post the letters later.' But Jeroen wanted to make sure they were sent before the new year. He never came back."
"10.10.2016 13:26:46" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeroen Ensink's 'black messiah' killer Femi Nandap sentenced to indefinite detention in mental health hospital A student who stabbed a lecturer to death outside his Holloway home believed he was the “black messiah”. BREAKING: Dr Jeroen Ensink's killer sentenced to indefinite detention in a mental health hospital.
"10.10.2016 11:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Highbury Fields gay rights demo was a watershed moment': Islington Museum to set up first LGBT archive A new LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) archive is being created in Islington. It is fitting in a borough steeped with LGBT heritage, the Gazette discovers. Anyone here remember the rally in 1970?
"10.10.2016 09:56:50" islingtongazette.co.uk Alzheimer's patient from Upper Holloway missing An Alzheimer's patient from Upper Holloway has been missing since walking out of hospital on Saturday and police fear he may be looking to fly to Jamaica. Have you seen Winston? Police fear he may be heading to Gatwick to fly to Jamaica...
"10.10.2016 08:24:09" islingtongazette.co.uk Corbyn's favourite sock seller: I'm shutting my Nag's Head underwear shop to become an Uber driver The Gazette meets Ali Rifat – who also happens to be Jeremy Corbyn's favourite underwear merchant – at the Nag's Head Market on the eve of his final sale. Anyone here remember Ali from the Nag's Head?
"09.10.2016 09:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Yolanda Kettle: 'Anne-Marie Duff and I talk about everything and are very open with each other' Yolanda Kettle talks to Zoe Paskett about Oil, a new play about our depleting resources set to open at the Almeida We spoke to Yolanda Kettle about Oil, a new play about our depleting resources set to open at the Almeida...
"08.10.2016 08:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Little Angel Theatre: Who pulls the strings at 'hidden gem' of Upper Street? From a quiet side street in the heart of Islington, puppets have amused families at Little Angel Theatre for 55 years. James Morris asks how. "People came here as children and now come back with their own kids"
"07.10.2016 14:58:31" islingtongazette.co.uk Goose rescued by RSPCA in Finsbury Park after being painted red A goose was rescued in Finsbury Park – after getting so covered in red paint that she couldn't open her wings. Lucky she was spotted - could have turned nasty for her
"07.10.2016 08:17:17" islingtongazette.co.uk Victim of moped mugger Cavell Hutson: Speed of Exmouth Market phone snatch was incredible One of Cavell Hutson's 21 phone-snatch victims has spoken of the “incredible speed” at which his iPhone was swiped in Exmouth Market. 'I had my back to them and it was the slickest most professional thing'
"06.10.2016 18:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park kebab shop E.Mono grilled by police over illegal hours A famed kebab shop's bid to dish out doners in Finsbury Park until 3am could go up in flames – because it's been doing it illegally for months. Good kebabs though...
"06.10.2016 16:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk 'They are filming us on CCTV!' Chapel Market traders in turf battle with tenants Chapel Market stallholders are embroiled in a row with tenants over noise in the historic street. "They want that buzz of Chapel Market, but don't like what comes with it"
"06.10.2016 13:30:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Warning to parents after woman 'tries to abduct schoolgirl' on way to St John's Highbury Vale Police are investigating an alleged abduction attempt after a woman asked a young girl to “come with her” as she walked to school this week. Parents warned after woman tried to coax schoolgirl - PLEASE SHARE
"06.10.2016 11:08:14" islingtongazette.co.uk Honour for firefighter who died in 1969 Goswell Road tragedy A hero firefighter who died on a job in Finsbury has been honoured with a plaque at his station. “Come on lads, there are kids inside.” Selfless to the end
"06.10.2016 06:35:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Police chase video shows Highbury moped mugger driving through busy market after stealing 21 phones in AN HOUR This dramatic police chase footage shows a moped mugger from Highbury tearing through a bustling market after snatching 21 phones in an hour. VIDEO: Moped mugger who stole 21 phones in an hour tries to flee through packed market. He's now in jail...
"05.10.2016 15:23:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington start-ups: Cookies and Scream, Holloway Road's edgiest dessert parlour Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington. This week, we spotted a vegan and gluten-free dessert shop in Holloway Road. Vegan and gluten-free cookies, ice cream and doughnuts. All in Holloway Road
"05.10.2016 12:50:30" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Sugar free' bakery in Upper Street slapped with court fine – for using sugar A trendy “sugar free” bakery in Upper Street has been slapped with a court bill of £4,000 for a host of offences – including using sugar. Sounds like they wanted to have their cake and eat it too...
"05.10.2016 11:19:08" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Cross-dresser pays boy £5 to throw acid in face of girl in Barnsbury A jealous 32-year-old woman – who posed as a man to “become friendly” with a 17-year-old girl – arranged for a schoolboy to throw acid in the girl's face after a fallout. Sickening story from the archives.
"05.10.2016 08:42:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Hoxton fire: Commuter chaos as Overground train line brought to a halt Commuters have been hit with severe delays this morning due to a suspected fire at Hoxton station. BREAKING: A train is said to be on fire
"04.10.2016 16:58:39" islingtongazette.co.uk Caroline Russell: Life of a sole Green councillor in Labour land of Jeremy Corbyn Labour-controlled Islington Council took a lot of flak last month after shutting Fabric. As the sole opposition member, Green Cllr Caroline Russell was spared this. But, as she tells James Morris, life is difficult in the land of Labour. Islington has 47 Labour councillors and only one Green councillor.
We want your views: would the council be better off with more opposition members?
"04.10.2016 14:46:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric: Court date set for appeal against Islington Council closure Farringdon superclub Fabric will begin its appeal against Islington Council's closure decision at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court next month. It continues...
"04.10.2016 12:43:20" hackneygazette.co.uk Fat Macy's: Finsbury Park supper clubs are a tasty way to tackle homelessness A Finsbury Park social enterprise is tackling homelessness in the capital by giving hostel residents a leg-up in to permanent accommodation. Really good scheme.
"04.10.2016 10:10:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Police appeal over Holloway Road phone snatch Police today launched an appeal for information after a phone snatch in Holloway Road. Yet another one.
"04.10.2016 08:08:35" islingtongazette.co.uk Man 'lucky to be alive' after King's Cross bottle attack An assault victim was lucky not to die after being attacked by up to nine people in King's Cross, police said this morning. PLEASE SHARE
Shocking video shows one of the victims being attacked by five men at once.
"03.10.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos Exmouth Market in 1980
Picture via Islington Libraries Twitter (@Islingtonlibs)
"03.10.2016 14:54:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Laurie Cunningham among nominees for Islington People's Plaque Footballer Laurie Cunningham is one of 10 nominees in this year's Islington People's Plaque awards. Has there ever been a cooler footballer than Laurie Cunningham?
"03.10.2016 12:10:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Business Design Centre at 30: 'We helped Upper Street change for the better' Islington's Business Design Centre celebrates its 30th anniversary – and the regeneration of Upper Street – on Thursday. What are your memories of Upper Street pre-1986?
"03.10.2016 10:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: African cakes for Black History Month Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Islington. This week, we speak to cake baking business owner Cynthia Akinsanya, who has created a new range to celebrate Black History Month. African-inspired ingredients such as coconuts, citrus fruits, bananas and nuts. Try one!
"03.10.2016 07:59:53" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Man killed in Holloway Road hit and run Police were anxious to talk to dance hall revellers after 22-year-old Colin Best died in a hit-and-run in Upper Holloway. Tragic story from the archives.
"02.10.2016 08:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Neil Cowley: 'Adele's Hometown Glory only took one take to record' Pianist Neil Cowley tells Zoe Paskett about his success working with Adele and how we're just Spacebound Apes ahead of Union Chapel show with the Neil Cowley Trio 'I'm the most listened to pianist on the planet - but you've never heard of me'
"01.10.2016 17:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Candlelit Verdi, Puccini and Mozart raise money for St John Ambulance Opera by Candlelight promises an evening of melody, mingling and merriment in support of the St John RISE Young People's Project Opera by candlelight, anyone?
"01.10.2016 08:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Out of line artist creates intimate portraits using electrical tape Benjamin Murphy creates artwork out of electrical tape and titles his pieces based on the work of Plath, Poe and Camus, he tells Zoe Paskett Amazing pictures made using electrical tape - check out a few of them here, but for the full impact head down to Hoxton...
"30.09.2016 12:47:04" islingtongazette.co.uk Old Sessions House plans scrapped over opposition from Clerkenwell Green neighbours Developers trying to transform a Grade-II listed building into a 1,000-capacity private members club have pulled an application for a booze licence at the 11th hour after neighbours objected. 'This isn't Soho or Shoreditch'
"29.09.2016 16:38:11" islingtongazette.co.uk 'He hasn't changed at all': Community leaders' verdict on Jeremy Corbyn in Islington after one year as Labour leader A year ago, Jeremy Corbyn promised Islington North 'won't be forgotten' after he was elected Labour leader. Twelve months on, James Morris asks community leaders across his constituency whether he has kept his word. "Jeremy must be one of the best constituency MPs in the country.”
"29.09.2016 12:45:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Music producer threatened to rape Islington councillor who closed Fabric A music producer told the Islington councillor who shut down Farringdon superclub Fabric: “Your decision has made me come over all rapey.” He was already serving a community sentence for domestic abuse. What a charmer
"29.09.2016 09:09:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Scala shooting victim's mum pleads: Break decade of silence and bring my son's killer to justice The grieving mother of a young man shot dead in a King's Cross nightclub is today pleading for the community to name her son's killer after a decade of silence. 'It's time for the wall of silence to be broken down and for my family to get justice'
"28.09.2016 17:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Islington in council housing and air pollution dilemma Some things never change...
"28.09.2016 17:24:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Meet the incredible Canonbury man with international awards for war photography, water polo and skateboarding Think you've had an interesting life? Meet Carlos Lopez-Barillas. He's an award-winning Guatemalan war photographer, champion skateboarder and water polo player and runs his own newspaper. And comes from a family of political activists. This guy's life story is amazing
"28.09.2016 15:13:02" islingtongazette.co.uk How low can you go? Fury as drum'n'bass fans denied entry to Finsbury Park festival Drum'n'bass fans were left fuming after being refused entry to a Finsbury Park festival because they “turned up too late”. Oh dear
"28.09.2016 13:49:17" Timeline Photos Thornhill Arms, Caledonian Road, in 1974
Picture via Islington Libraries (Twitter/@Islingtonlibs)
"28.09.2016 11:39:37" islingtongazette.co.uk World Car Free Day in Islington: 'We care about the air we share' Islington Council is “not going to stand by” and wait for the transport industry to improve air quality. Penny for the thoughts of people who live near Highbury Fields...
"27.09.2016 11:49:08" islingtongazette.co.uk Thug who slashed ex across face outside London Met in Holloway Road jailed for 21 years A thug who left his ex-girlfriend needing 40 stitches after slashing her across the face with a Stanley knife has been jailed for 21 years. 'Francis has shown no remorse for his violent actions and the long prison sentence is entirely justified'
"26.09.2016 17:24:51" hackneygazette.co.uk Poll: Have you ever used a mobile phone while driving? Police figures show the number of drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is on the rise. Have you ever used a mobile phone while driving? Let us know in our anonymous poll - we'll be running the results as part of a special report in a future issue of the Gazette
"26.09.2016 12:53:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Burning: 'Firefighters face same issues as they did 100 years ago' A superb new exhibition tells the story of firefighting in Islington since 1381. There were plenty of surprises for James Morris, who attended the opening on Thursday. Apart from that they no longer rely on horses...
"26.09.2016 08:31:34" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: IRA supporters come to Islington Town Hall "Rolling out the red carpet"
"25.09.2016 09:08:49" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park plaque for Laurie Cunningham: Footballer who beat the racists One of Islington's most historic footballers has been commemorated with a plaque at his childhood home. Only the second ever footballer to get a blue plaque. The other is Bobby Moore.
"24.09.2016 16:11:43" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn: 'I love Islington North... I'm not going to disappear' Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon offered heartfelt thanks to constituents after his re-election as Labour leader. Exclusive interview after Corbyn's election victory
"24.09.2016 11:19:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Labour leadership: Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn re-elected Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn was this morning re-elected as leader of the Labour Party. Jezza remains as leader. Thoughts?
"23.09.2016 16:52:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric: Drug dealer could face jail after emailing death threat to Islington councillor who shut club A convicted drug dealer who sent a death threat to the councillor who closed Farringdon superclub Fabric could face jail next month. EXCLUSIVE: The email said 'please note you have received an official death threat'
"23.09.2016 13:04:14" islingtongazette.co.uk New bookies is 'step back' for Caledonian Road after Paddy Power wins appeal A new Paddy Power bookies is a “step back” for the Cally. Fill up an ugly, vacant shop unit?
Or wait for something different to another bookies?
"23.09.2016 08:34:50" islingtongazette.co.uk Boy, 17, stabbed in arm outside college in Camden Road, Holloway A 17-year-old boy was stabbed outside City and Islington College in Holloway yesterday afternoon. When will it end?
"22.09.2016 13:43:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Council denies obstructing victims of Islington care home abuse scandal Islington Survivors Network has accused the town hall of being obstructive to historic victims of care home abuse. Seven victims of abuse at Islington care homes have come forward since May.
"22.09.2016 08:27:00" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Stop blaming council tenants for damp and rehome them' Islington health chiefs say Council tenants whose damp, mouldy homes are making them ill should be moved with no questions asked, health chiefs have said. Hope at last for those of you in damp homes...
"21.09.2016 16:38:58" islingtongazette.co.uk Town hall and police to target hate crime in Islington after latest figures revealed A report published ahead of a council meeting this week details the latest crime figures and trends in Islington. The Gazette spoke to the borough's top dogs to find out what is being done to tackle hate crime and moped thefts Wondering what the police are doing about hate crime, moped thefts and youth crime?
"21.09.2016 13:18:31" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington start-ups: magCulture, St John Street In the heart of Finsbury lies one of Islington's most unique shops. MagCulture, which opened in St John Street nine months ago, is solely dedicated to selling independent magazines. Interesting shop here, dedicated to independent magazines.
"21.09.2016 10:08:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway charity to host Doctor Who convention outside its hand-built Tardis A Tardis built by a Holloway charity is hosting a Doctor Who convention this weekend. The Islington Gazette strives to keep you updated on all the important stories
"21.09.2016 07:51:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Cabbies' wheelchair fundraiser for Canonbury cycle crash victim who is 'forced to crawl' Black cabbies are raising money to buy an electric wheelchair for a disabled customer who currently has to “crawl” to and from their taxis. 'My neighbour has found me unconscious a number of times'
"20.09.2016 14:43:41" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Spilling a glass of water on my leg causes unbearable pain': Highbury teenager speaks out on rare condition “Brave” is one of those words lazily over-used by local papers to describe someone in plight. Spilling water on Helena's leg would cause her agonising pain. This is a chilling insight into a little-known condition called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
"20.09.2016 12:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Trident Pottery, Caledonian Road Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Islington. This week, we found a small shop in the Cally has been making ceramics for 38 years. The Cally's answer to Stoke-on-Trent
"20.09.2016 10:25:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington charity gives women ex-offenders a 'working chance' An Islington charity is calling for employers to give women ex-offenders and care leavers a “chance to work”. "If we exclude women with criminal records it only makes our neighbourhoods less safe"
"20.09.2016 08:14:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Bari Bacco: 'Extravagant' Islington founder of Dreamboys strip show jailed for fraud The Islington founder of Dreamboys, a well-known male strip show, was today jailed for tax and benefit fraud. This tax dodger hung out with Princess Diana
"19.09.2016 13:11:49" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Police hunt on after brutal murders in Caledonian Road and Holloway A brutal double killer was at large in Holloway. Anyone remember this?
"19.09.2016 10:20:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Clerkenwell doctor: 'Carbon monoxide alarm saved my life...It can save yours, too' A Clerkenwell woman is today urging people to have carbon monoxide alarms fitted in their homes. Without a carbon monoxide alarm, Sophie would be dead. This is well worth a read.
"19.09.2016 08:10:38" islingtongazette.co.uk Man, 21, stabbed outside Islington Council offices A 21-year-old man was stabbed outside Islington Council's offices off Upper Street yesterday. Another stabbing.
"18.09.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Highbury Stadium, 1979
"17.09.2016 11:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Ed Davey: From Islington Gazette reporter to acclaimed novelist Hiding out from MI6 in Caledonian Road before a slow motion chase on Regent's Canal...
"17.09.2016 08:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Cop attends Holloway house fire, gets punched in the face The defendant was "upset" at the time
"16.09.2016 14:26:54" Timeline Photos Holloway Road street market, 1973
Picture via Islington Libraries/Twitter (@Islingtonlibs)
"16.09.2016 11:59:55" islingtongazette.co.uk St Luke's and Islington Council in town hall clash over £26k early dementia cut It helps 11 people recently diagnosed with dementia, but £26,000 is being taken away
"16.09.2016 10:01:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington in Bloom 2016 is 'grassroots activism' Did your street win?
"15.09.2016 14:23:11" islingtongazette.co.uk The 1990s: When Islington rivalled Soho for clubbing Before Fabric, there was Turnmills...
"15.09.2016 11:06:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric renews vow to appeal licensing decision as town hall conspiracy theory is rubbished Fabric cannot and will not be turned into flats. Here's why...
"15.09.2016 08:45:54" Timeline Photos How would new Islington constituency boundaries affect you?
"14.09.2016 15:20:01" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Sad' Jeremy Corbyn promises to fight abolition of Islington North constituency Fighting to keep a constituency that has existed since 1885
"14.09.2016 13:10:41" islingtongazette.co.uk Woman raped by three men in Finsbury Park Woman raped by three men in Finsbury Park 13:39 14 September 2016 Sam Gelder IMG_5157~1 A woman was raped by three men last night in Finsbury Park. Share Comment Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Police were Shocking
"14.09.2016 09:48:32" islingtongazette.co.uk Loose paving slabs in Barnsbury leave pensioner black and blue after fall Horrific.
"14.09.2016 07:16:38" islingtongazette.co.uk 18 pedestrians shot across Islington in paintball gun spree Were you shot?
"13.09.2016 16:15:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Emily Thornberry on boundary review: 'How on earth can Islington be too small for two MPs?' "I blame the Conservative government for ordering this review as a way of staying in power"
"13.09.2016 14:08:00" hackneygazette.co.uk Man livid over matchday parking ticket due to 'Arsenal pensioners' match Man livid over matchday parking ticket due to 'Arsenal pensioners' match 14:43 13 September 2016 Sam Gelder 665254923DP041_Arsenal_Lege Arsenal have managed to pile misery on someone who doesn't even support them after matchday parking rules were put in 'I gather it was because Arsenal pensioners were playing Milan pensioners, which can surely only be classified as a non-event'
"13.09.2016 13:34:42" Union Chapel The hard work of our Volunteering Matters Heritage Campers getting some well deserved recognition in Islington Gazette!
Well that is a good news story :-)
"13.09.2016 11:23:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council: 'Apprentices should be treated the same as students' Islington Council: 'Apprentices should be treated the same as students' 11:59 13 September 2016 James Morris Cllr Asima Shaikh Apprenticeships have just as much value as college and university courses. That was the official line coming out of Islington Aiming to challenge perceptions of apprenticeships
"13.09.2016 08:52:08" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn's Islington North seat could be abolished, report confirms Islington North constituency would be merged to become Finsbury Park and Stoke Newington.
Jeremy Corbyn is "very unhappy". Your thoughts?
"12.09.2016 10:00:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway music classes can 'beat' hate crime "When people play music together, they feel great"
"10.09.2016 11:00:02" Timeline Photos Gooners at Arsenal station, 1955
"09.09.2016 12:11:19" islingtongazette.co.uk Jean, 85, smashing Angel gym three times a week Half an hour of cardio followed by another half hour of weight training. Just another day in the life of 85-year-old Jean Ju-Pierre. Amazing woman... putting a lot of us to shame!
"09.09.2016 09:16:06" hackneygazette.co.uk Human match makers get paid for each successful coupling on dating app Once Dating site Once doesn't just depend on computer algorithms, but has a team of 170 match makers handpicking one potential love partner for each subscriber every single day. Like Tinder, but you can't sit there all day swiping...
"08.09.2016 17:30:00" edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk Islington Gazette - every Thursday Please click to launch this digital edition. In your Islington Gazette this week: win £100 in cash; win tickets to see East17 star Tony Mortimer at Islington Assembly Hall; win five pairs of bronze tickets to London Fashion Week. PLUS free education magazine, Homes & Interiors pullout, What's On
"08.09.2016 16:27:21" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Upper Street prowler doubles widow's grief Not what you want after a funeral wake
"08.09.2016 12:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeroen Ensink stabbing: Man admits 'vicious' Holloway killing A man today admitted stabbing a Holloway father to death as he posted cards announcing the birth of his baby daughter. So horribly sad. This Holloway father was stabbed to death as he posted cards announcing the birth of his baby daughter. Today a man has been convicted of his killing.
"08.09.2016 09:53:58" hamhigh.co.uk Former Whittington doctor likened patient's mum to prostitute A doctor who worked as a Whittington Hospital locum has been suspended for four months after he sent an 'unacceptable and inappropriate email' "Unacceptable"
"08.09.2016 07:39:58" hackneygazette.co.uk Islington disability activist MBE left homeless for six months A wheelchair-bound activist made an MBE this summer for her disability work has been homeless for six months while the council searches for an adapted house. She was made an MBE in June for helping people fight for disabled access, but she has been homeless for six months waiting for an adapted home
"07.09.2016 15:52:41" hackneygazette.co.uk Man wanted over sex act on Overground train from Islington to Dalston Transport police hunting a passenger caught masturbating on the Overground want to speak to this man. Do you know this man?
"07.09.2016 07:02:18" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric: Farringdon superclub ordered to close by Islington Council Farringdon superclub Fabric is set to close after Islington Council revoked its licence tonight. Islington's most famous nightclub has come to an end.
"06.09.2016 13:31:06" islingtongazette.co.uk Basement on fire in Essex Road Six fire engines and 35 firefighters are currently dealing with a basement fire in Essex Road, Islington. Avoid Essex Road...
"06.09.2016 12:04:41" islingtongazette.co.uk King's Cross: 70 per cent back removal of gyratory Plans to remove the one-way road system around King's Cross station are a step closer. Do you?
"06.09.2016 09:05:18" Timeline Photos Rainbow Theatre in Finsbury Park, 1973.
Screaming teens were hoping to buy tickets for The Osmonds concert... (Picture: PA)
"05.09.2016 12:08:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric licence: MP Emily Thornberry backs campaign to save 'cultural institution' Emily Thornberry has backed the huge campaign to save Farringdon nightclub Fabric, calling it one of the “great cultural institutions” of the borough. 'Surely the answer cannot be to simply shut them down and drive this culture underground'
"04.09.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos Archway Comprehensive School, 1966
"03.09.2016 16:49:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Football meets dance with West Ham on Home Turf at Sadler's Wells Football and dance – an unusual marriage. But Sadler's Wells has never shied away from the irregular. Football and dance - an unusual marriage. This premiers on September 24
"03.09.2016 09:09:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Woman raped at knifepoint after giving man change in horrific attack off Essex Road A woman in her late 50s was raped at knifepoint after giving a man change in a horrific late-night attack off Essex Road. Horrific. Can you help police catch the man who did this?
"03.09.2016 08:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Dangerous driver fined £3 after hitting Archway boy A 10-year-old Archway boy was pinned to a wall by a car after a learner driver who was behind the wheel “lost his head”. Another grim story from 1956...
"02.09.2016 11:28:59" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Full blown brawl' breaks out at birthday party on Highbury Fields Celebrations turned sour at a 30th birthday party on Highbury Fields when a “full blown brawl” broke out. Did you see it?
"02.09.2016 09:15:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Jennifer Miles missing: Police 'increasingly concerned' for Holloway woman Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 71-year-old from Holloway. Please share: Jennifer has mental health issues.
"02.09.2016 08:28:43" Timeline Photos Chapel Market in 1970...
(Picture via Islington Libraries Twitter/@Islingtonlibs)
"01.09.2016 13:56:14" islingtongazette.co.uk £6k fine for dodgy Islington immigration 'adviser' Probably wasn't worth it
"01.09.2016 11:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council 'is sitting on £37m of unspent donations from developers' Islington Council is sitting on £37million of unspent donations, new figures have revealed. The cash is handed over as part of the deal when planning permission is granted - but could the council be doing more with it?
"01.09.2016 09:55:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Lance Scott Walker: Family pays tribute to Islington teen stabbed to death The heartbroken family of an Islington teenager who was stabbed to death in Hayes has announced plans for his funeral. Lance grew up in Holloway
"01.09.2016 08:56:54" Timeline Photos Stay tuned for some exciting news about this old boozer...
"31.08.2016 17:15:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway social worker uncovers amazing Falklands War story A Lough Road social worker gave up his career to become an author – and tells James Morris how he uncovered an amazing Falklands War story. Drag nights with soldiers in the Falklands...
"31.08.2016 15:07:47" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington woman who spent four years in a children's home turns life around to launch sportswear brand An Islington woman who spent four years in a children's home has taken inspiration from Olympic athletes to launch her own sportswear brand, Swaggerlicious. Good story from our business section...
"31.08.2016 12:06:33" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric drug deaths: Club disputes damning police reports, vows to tighten up search policy and retrain staff Farringdon “superclub” Fabric has “strongly contested” claims by police officers that drug abuse behind its doors is widespread – and has proposed a string of changes to its operation to cut the risk of further deaths there. Here's the latest on Fabric
"30.08.2016 15:44:08" islingtongazette.co.uk Two teens found stabbed in Islington square Two teenagers were stabbed in an Islington square on Wednesday night. Yet another stabbing. Shocking
"30.08.2016 09:13:45" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Arsenal fans dice with death at Highbury Daredevil Gooners seeking a bird's eye view of Arsenal games were warned they were dicing with death. Not sure this would happen at the Emirates...
"28.08.2016 12:49:07" islingtongazette.co.uk Painter and decorator lifts lid on 52 years of working in Islington council homes “I was 14 and the career officer came round. He said to me 'right you've got three options; making women's handbags, a dustman or a painter and decorator'.” Has Alan worked on your home?
"28.08.2016 08:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Mayor of Islington to open Angel Canal Festival in celebration of its 30th birthday Local residents are being encouraged to explore Islington's waterworks as part of the 30th Angel Canal Festival. This is next week...
"27.08.2016 08:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Zoey Goto's book celebrates Elvis Presley's influential style Despite not growing up with Elvis on her musical radar, Zoey Goto has devoted the past two and a half years to finding out about his style We think Islington might be home to Elvis's biggest fan...
"27.08.2016 08:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Why are 'bad boy' seagulls stalking Islington's streets? Last week, we revealed that a colony of seagulls is “terroising” St John's Grove in Archway. In a guest column, Will McCallum, of Canonbury-based Greenpeace, explains why the “bad boys of seaside resorts” have found their place on our rooftops. Disturbing weekend reading...
"26.08.2016 18:45:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Caledonian Road and Barnsbury stabbing: Passenger's terror as teen attacked on 91 bus A commuter has described his horror at seeing a boy attacked on a bus in Caledonian Road, in an incident believed to be linked to a stabbing on a nearby Overground platform. 'Everyone knows everyone but people won't open their mouths'
"26.08.2016 16:39:32" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric drug deaths: Damning dossier reveals scale of substance abuse inside Farringdon superclub Two 18-year-old boys who died after taking ecstasy at Fabric had bought the class A drug from strangers inside the Farringdon club, where substance abuse is rife and security lax, an explosive report today alleges. Do you think Fabric should close?
"26.08.2016 14:39:34" islingtongazette.co.uk John Ball death: Fire crews could not have saved alcoholic despite three calls to flats Firefighters called to a housing block three times could not have saved the alcoholic found dead in his soot-covered flat the next day, a coroner has ruled. 'This was clearly very unfortunate and tragic'
"25.08.2016 14:57:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Caledonian Road: Youth stabbed at Overground station, flees onto passing bus A person was stabbed during a group fight at Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station this afternoon – before fleeing onto a passing bus and urging the driver not to open the door. BREAKING: A boy was stabbed after 25 youths descended on Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station this afternoon. More here:
"25.08.2016 12:13:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Man stabbed outside Holloway mosque A man in his late 40s was stabbed outside a Holloway mosque in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon. This is why police were in Parkhurst Road on Tuesday afternoon
"25.08.2016 10:43:23" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"25.08.2016 10:42:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Exam Results News, sport and what's on from the Islington Gazette Know someone who's collecting their GCSE results in Islington today? We're out and about to bring you all the tears and smiles - all our results and analysis will be posted on this page, so keep checking to see if your school is featured!
"24.08.2016 16:22:17" islingtongazette.co.uk Dawood murder: David Robinson 'was shot in music studio row' in Archway Shooting victim has been named
"24.08.2016 12:10:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric: With superclub's future uncertain, we look back on 17 years in Farringdon Farringdon club Fabric is only 17 years old but already has legendary status. With its future uncertain, James Morris asks why it evokes such feeling. "It would be a major, major loss if we were to lose Fabric"
"24.08.2016 10:04:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Legal highs, suicide watch and violence: Report paints damning picture of Holloway Prison's final months Holloway Prison was blighted by the same “legal high” drug abuse as nearby Pentonville Prison, a report said today. It wasn't just Pentonville...
"23.08.2016 16:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway student spends summer launching project for underprivileged girls Many 19-year-olds will be spending the summer partying, travelling or relaxing. But not Victoria Azubuike. "I'm constantly stressed but the thought that I can help just one girl is enough to keep me going"
"23.08.2016 14:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington libraries are now offering Pokémon Go supplies The Pokémon Go craze has swept the world – as well as Islington's 10 libraries. You're reading this correctly...
"23.08.2016 12:12:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Claire Sheppey: Cigarette butts caused fire death of Canonbury 7/7 hero A hero doctor from the 7/7 response team died after discarding a cigarette in a plastic bag – causing a huge fire to rip through her Canonbury flat. Video in story link shows the huge fire that ripped through Dr Sheppey's flat. There was no smoke alarm: leading the coroner to issue a public safety warning at today's inquest.
"23.08.2016 07:35:26" islingtongazette.co.uk 'I am scared of life without it': Finsbury dementia service under threat St Luke's Community Centre in Finsbury is set to lose its annual £26k council grant for a vital early dementia service. James Morris visited sufferers as they made a last-ditch plea for Islington Council to review its decision. "Everybody knows one another. It's like the good old days in Finsbury!"
"22.08.2016 16:45:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Sadiq Khan: 'We cannot afford to go on with Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader' Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has snubbed Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour party. "Jeremy has failed to win the trust and respect of the British people."
"22.08.2016 14:40:51" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Fruit machines swallow postal workers' wages in Upper Street office Fruit machines were swallowing the wages of young postal workers at Islington's Northern District Office in Upper Street. They earned £1,500 a week.
The fruit machines, that is.
"22.08.2016 12:35:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Police intercept drones flying drugs into Pentonville Prison Police today released an appeal for information after recovering two drones carrying mobile phones and drugs in the vicinity of Pentonville Prison in Caledonian Road. Trying to exploit the prison's "shoddy" windows, no doubt...
"22.08.2016 09:36:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway murder: Man, 25, shot dead A 25-year-old man has died after being shot in Archway. Did you know him? Leave your tributes here
"19.08.2016 10:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Corner: A history of attempts to improve notorious junction A majority of people have backed plans to improve the traffic blackspot that is Highbury Corner. But, as JAMES MORRIS finds, Islington has been here many, many times before... Attempts to fix Highbury Corner go back a very, very long way...
"19.08.2016 08:07:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington police officer sacked over indecent images of child, 15 An Islington police officer has been sacked for possessing indecent photos of a 15-year-old child. Police refused to give us a mugshot of him
"18.08.2016 11:30:04" islingtongazette.co.uk Thomas Torpey missing: Police appeal to find Holloway dementia sufferer Police are appealing for help finding 72-year-old Thomas Torpey, last seen at his home in Holloway at 3pm yesterday. PLEASE SHARE
Family last heard from Mr Torpey last night - he said he didn't know where he was
"18.08.2016 08:52:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway neighbourhood terrorised...by seagulls Screeching seagulls are terrorising an Archway neighbourhood – and there's nothing neighbours can do about it. It's like something out of The Birds... maybe.
"17.08.2016 16:40:07" islingtongazette.co.uk Shocking footage shows man kicking and punching dog in Holloway The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man was filmed punching – and at one point kicking – a dog outside a Holloway supermarket on Monday. PLEASE SHARE
Help find this man recorded punching and kicking a dog outside a supermarket
"17.08.2016 14:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Wedding cakes made entirely of cheese in Camden Passage Each week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Islington. This week, we visit cheese shop Pistachio & Pickle, in Camden Passage, to hear about their stinking alternatives to wedding cakes. That's right, ENTIRELY of cheese
"17.08.2016 11:49:48" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Holloway family killed on seaside trip A Holloway family was tragically wiped out on a trip to the seaside. So sad from 1956
"16.08.2016 16:23:06" islingtongazette.co.uk Designer for new Finsbury Leisure Centre announced An Islington architect firm has won a competition to oversee the redevelopment of Finsbury Leisure Centre with the council. New council houses and a GP surgery as part of the planned development
"16.08.2016 11:17:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Arsenal has benefited from Emirates Stadium move...but what about Islington? Ten years ago, Arsenal announced itself as a football superpower by moving to the 60,000-seat Emirates Stadium. While it hasn't resulted in much success on the pitch, James Morris explores the stadium's impact on Islington. It's 10 years since the first competitive match at the Emirates. But has the stadium done Islington any good?
"16.08.2016 08:54:51" hamhigh.co.uk Whittington nurse guilty of misconduct after discarding head injury patient's medical notes A nurse will be suspended for a year after throwing away the medical records of a patient with a dangerous head injury. She had been supervising a student nurse...
"15.08.2016 13:13:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Barnsbury man Raymond Lister, 86, died as he tried to extinguish fire started by 60W bulb in his bed An elderly Barnsbury man collapsed and died while tackling a fire in his bedroom, an inquest heard today. Very sad.
"15.08.2016 10:58:01" hackneygazette.co.uk Burger Bear boss flips at Old Street crowdfunders still waiting for rewards An under-fire burger joint boss who still owes crowdfunders thousands of pounds in free food has called the people complaining about it “f*****g jokers”. 'I couldn't give a damn about those jokers. They ain't getting no coins, just a refund.'
"15.08.2016 07:39:10" islingtongazette.co.uk Clerkenwell security guard helps stop machete jewellery heist A security guard who helped detectives rumble a machete raid at a Piccadilly jewellery store last week said it was like “something out of an action movie”. "It was like something out of an action movie"
"14.08.2016 10:45:00" islingtongazette.co.uk As Arsenal kick off 10th season at Emirates Stadium, Gooner Jeremy Corbyn admits: 'I miss Highbury' At 4pm today, Arsenal FC will begin its 10th season at the Emirates Stadium in a Premier League game against Liverpool. But one of the most famous Gooners has told the Gazette he misses the “special” atmosphere of its former Highbury home. "Highbury had a special joy"
"14.08.2016 08:30:00" hackneygazette.co.uk Hackney spoken word poet M.Artz on taking the “stuffy” stigma from poetry Marcus Haywood is currently shooting his second performance video with the launch of his debut EP on the horizon Meet north London's coolest poet.
"13.08.2016 14:18:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn: 'Labour leadership campaign is good preparation for general election' Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon said he remains confident of winning the Labour leadership election - despite 130,000 party members being excluded from voting. We caught up with Corbyn at Hillrise Summer Festival in Archway
"13.08.2016 08:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Executions at Pentonville Prison: Looking back on capital punishment in Caledonian Road Pentonville Prison: not a place you want to spend time in, if recent reports of its poor conditions are anything to go by. But in the 20th century, 121 inmates faced a far more daunting fate. Some fascinating weekend reading here...
"12.08.2016 13:52:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric nightclub closed until further notice as Islington Council suspends licence over drug deaths Farringdon “superclub” Fabric's licence has today been suspended until further notice after two boys died of drug overdoses there. BREAKING: Fabric is closed until further notice, Islington Council confirmed this afternoon.
"12.08.2016 08:58:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Justice for the Archway One! Arsenal fan Mick Doherty's Emirates ban lifted after four-year campaign “Justice” has been served for the Archway One. Four years ago he was banned from the Emirates Stadium. This weekend, after a campaign that even attracted the support of Jeremy Corbyn, he's going to his first match there since 2012
"12.08.2016 07:47:41" islingtongazette.co.uk My old man's a biomedical scientist: Dustman bins old career, passes medicine at City & Islington Most people looking to work in the field of biomedical sciences follow the same career path. Best story in this week's paper, says our editor
"11.08.2016 16:24:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric closed this weekend after two teenage boys die of drugs overdoses in nine weeks Iconic Clerkenwell club Fabric will be shut this weekend after two 18-year-old boys died of overdoses there in nine weeks. BREAKING: Fabric will be closed this weekend after two teenage boys died there in the space of nine weeks.
"11.08.2016 15:04:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Budgens in Upper Street helps make Islington a fairer place Upper Street supermarket Budgens has been awarded for creating jobs for out-of-work Islington people. Good on them
"11.08.2016 11:32:38" islingtongazette.co.uk London riots five years on: Islington bike shop owner recalls being looted...on his birthday This week five years ago, Jeremy Corbyn was a backbench MP little known beyond his Islington North constituency. Campaigners launched a petition to cut the borough speed limit to 20mph. New Arsenal signing Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain dreamt of developing into "How did I feel when my shop was looted on my birthday? P***** off!"
"11.08.2016 09:05:27" islingtongazette.co.uk 140 forced to vote outside as Islington North Labour members back Jeremy Corbyn as party leader Are you backing Jezza?
"11.08.2016 06:55:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Chapel Market's 'Willy Wonka' gets donations boost after fire at his Damson Chocolate shop Generous strangers have melted the heart of an award-winning chocolatier by donating thousands of pounds to help him rebuild his Chapel Market shop after a devastating fire. Dom may not have to take as much time out as he first feared
"10.08.2016 16:42:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Police hunt Finsbury Park man over firearms offences Detectives have warned people not to approach this Finsbury Park man, who is wanted for firearms offences. Police warning: do not approach this man
"10.08.2016 13:56:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Corner: 'Most people' back removal of one-way roundabout Plans to pedestrianise part of Highbury Corner – and make its roundabout two-way – are supported by most of the public, it was revealed today. Looks like it's going to happen. Thoughts?
"10.08.2016 10:43:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council announces £2million funding to help 'tomorrow's gang members take alternative path' Islington Council has commissioned two specialist charities to tackle youth violence. A response to the killings of Alan Cartwright, Stefan Appleton and Vaso Kakko last year.
"10.08.2016 08:16:31" Timeline Photos Islington High Street in 1964.
Picture from Islington Libraries on Twitter (@Islingtonlibs)
"09.08.2016 16:26:21" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park blogger out to show Islington 'isn't just full of Boris Johnsons and Nick Cleggs' Mum-of-two Nicola Baird is giving the Gazette a run for its money – she's interviewed 200 of Islington's most interesting people to show how diverse our borough really is. "Islington loves diversity"
"09.08.2016 11:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Night Tube: 'Nothing but positives' expected for Islington economy ahead of Victoria line launch Islington Chamber of Commerce expects “nothing but positives” for the borough's evening economy when the Night Tube finally launches next Friday. Looking forward to the Night Tube?
"09.08.2016 09:29:39" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Meet Lizzie, the woman behind Islington Design District, who prints cushions in Camden Passage Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Islington. This week, we speak to Lizzie Evans of Smug about her screen-printed designs. Each week, the Gazette takes to the streets to unearth something being manufactured right here in Islington...
"08.08.2016 15:48:46" islingtongazette.co.uk Pentonville Prison executions: 'People always had a morbid fascination' Pentonville Prison: not a place you want to spend time in, if recent reports of its poor conditions are anything to go by. But in the 20th century, 121 inmates faced a far more daunting fate. "In the moments before he was executed, Jacoby made a point of thanking the governor and prison officers"
"08.08.2016 08:56:29" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Chaos at Archway roundabout as lorry overturns A lorry carrying chemicals overturned at Archway roundabout after crashing into a stationary taxi. Police officers were overcome by fumes from spilled chemicals. Islington Gazette 30 years ago today...
Traffic chaos in Archway...
"07.08.2016 17:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk The UK's first openly gay play opens at the Kings Head Theatre for Queer Season Writer and artist Colin Spencer talks about his play at the Kings Head Theatre, 50 years after its controversial opening "I'm very happy to see now younger people being openly bisexual. In the classical world, everyone was and nobody made a fuss about it."
"06.08.2016 17:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Judith Fautless: 'Adopting my son was the best thing I ever did.' The Thick of It actress talks about her play, Boo Hoo, showing at the Hen and Chickens Theatre “I was 40 and single and hadn't met the right person. Like a lot of women in that position, I was strongly focused on my career and thinking there was still time for family and children. Then I looked around and realised time was running out.”
"06.08.2016 11:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Food review: Cielo Blanco, Exmouth Market The pristine Exmouth Market is arguably Islington's most desirable high street. And that status has only been boosted by superb new Mexican restaurant Cielo Blanco. "It's like eating one-and-a-half mains"
"06.08.2016 09:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway fighter's title bid rescheduled at York Hall Unbeaten Archway light-middleweight Tony Milch is firmly focused on winning his first professional title on Saturday – a week later than expected. Tonight's fight was meant to take place last weekend, but was delayed due to a murder
"05.08.2016 14:49:23" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway: 'We had Irish pubs and five banks. Now they're all gone' We love learning about Islington in times long gone, but what about areas where heritage is vanishing before our eyes? Sam Gelder visits Archway. 'Will all this change benefit the residents of Archway? Or are they trying to get rid of them?'
"05.08.2016 10:42:22" islingtongazette.co.uk Motorists were given almost 200,000 tickets by Islington Council last year: Where does your street rank? Yesterday, we reported Islington Council fined motorists £12.4million in the last financial year – with £5.6m of unpaid notices still to come. Here, in descending order, we list how many tickets were issued on each road and street. Find out how many motorists suffered in your street...
"04.08.2016 17:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Three hospitalised after Finsbury Park estate fire Fifty people were evacuated - and three hospitalised - after a fire in a Finsbury Park flat block last night. Be safe with your candles...
"04.08.2016 15:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway woman bottled girl after telling her she looked like a Made in Chelsea star An Archway woman who smashed a bottle over the head of a girl - after telling her she looked like she was from reality TV show Made in Chelsea - must pay her victim £1,500. Nasty
"04.08.2016 13:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Highbury Fields to Sydney on bikes...with 30kg of luggage...why not?' A Highbury couple are attempting to redefine the boundaries of charity bike rides – by cycling from Highbury Fields to Australia. Good luck... they may need it!
"04.08.2016 10:48:33" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Cycling Club: From 0 to 550 on two wheels David Shannon masterminded Islington Cycling Club's growth from zero to 550 members in just three years. James Morris finds out how. We profile inner London's biggest cycling club
"04.08.2016 07:21:41" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington's drivers are fined £1million a month Islington Council made £12million fining motorists for parking and traffic offences last year. Where does the money go? The council is clearly vigilant, but is it fair? James Morris and Eleanor Peake find out. EXCLUSIVE: Motorists were given almost 200,000 tickets last year.
Reasonable? Or over-zealous?
"03.08.2016 16:20:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park pub sells beer...for dogs A dog walks in to a pub and asks for a pint. The barman demands: “Is this some kind of joke?” Obviously...
"03.08.2016 14:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Brexit: Islington Council leader angry at 'hollow' funding promises The government has refused to back the Islington employment commission – which has helped 1,000 people into work since its launch nearly two years ago. The scheme that brought over 1,000 Islington people into work could be under threat...
"03.08.2016 13:35:43" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"03.08.2016 12:10:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Volunteers are sweeping Islington supermarkets for surplus food and dishing it up Ever wondered what happens to food unfit for sale at supermarkets? You'll be pleased to hear there's a team at hand ensuring it doesn't get binned. Great cause: seven years of cooking meals for people with HIV
"02.08.2016 16:38:38" islingtongazette.co.uk Five escape flats in Archway after Indian restaurant fire Five people escaped injury after a fire in an Archway restuarant in the early hours of Saturday morning. It took three hours for the crews to bring it under control...
"02.08.2016 14:35:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Class War anarchist march on Boris Johnson's Islington house cancelled Anarchists have cancelled a march on Boris Johnson's central Islington house on Friday night. No angry anarchists = a peaceful night's sleep for Boris
"02.08.2016 12:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Serious and silly at King's Cross sports day The spirit of the Rio Olympics comes to Granary Square in King's Cross on Saturday. Want to try something free and fun on Saturday? This is a good bet...
"02.08.2016 10:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Liverpool Road venue to open as pub after removing squatters A former jazz bar in Liverpool Road will reopen next month as a gastropub after a slight delay – caused by squatters locking out builders. This re-opening was not easy...
"02.08.2016 08:07:30" hamhigh.co.uk Pensioner, 88, died in escalator fall at Whittington Hospital, inquest told A man has warned of the dangers escalators pose to vulnerable people after his 88-year-old father died following a fall at the Whittington Hospital last Christmas Eve. Really sad story from the coroner's court.
"01.08.2016 10:29:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Much-loved Finsbury Park restaurant Dotori closes A much-loved family restaurant in Finsbury Park has announced its closure with a heartfelt sign pinned to the front door. Sad times...
"01.08.2016 09:14:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Pokemon Go teens robbed at gunpoint in Upper Holloway park Three teenagers playing Pokemon Go were robbed at gunpoint in an Upper Holloway park. Be careful out there
"31.07.2016 17:00:00" Timeline Photos Please share if you know anyone who might be interested!
We're writing a story about parking tickets and we need your help. Have you been given a ticket recently? Do you think it was fair, and did you pay it? Send us a message or e-mail
"31.07.2016 09:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Reggae singer-songwriter Natty brings the music to you on Candlelit Tour Reggae singer Natty tells Zoe Paskett about never compromising with music and meeting his fans Finsbury Park local reggae singer Natty might sing in your garden on his Candlelit tour
"30.07.2016 09:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Football and quarter-life crises at the Hen and Chickens Theatre Jim and Dave Have Lost The Dressing Room and Botheration are just two of the shows at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington during Camden Fringe "Accessible to all league of football fan... as long as you know who Wayne Rooney is and the fact that England are rubbish at penalties, you'll be fine."
"29.07.2016 16:42:56" Timeline Photos Calling all Islington motorists! We're writing a story about parking tickets and we need your help. Have you been given a ticket recently? Do you think it was fair, and did you pay it? Send us a message or e-mail email@example.com with your tales
"29.07.2016 14:25:00" islingtongazette.co.uk News flashback: Islington Gazette's top stories this week in 1986 and 1956 Every week the Gazette will delve into its archives to see what was happening in Islington 30 and 60 years ago. Every week we delve into our archives to bring you the headlines from 30 and 60 years ago. Anyone remember these stories?
"29.07.2016 12:16:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Family gang jailed for spree of moped street robberies in and around Islington Three members of the same family are behind bars for a “prolific” spree of street robberies across Islington, Camden and Westminster. After these men were arrested, moped crime in and around Islington dropped overnight by a quarter
"28.07.2016 16:30:13" islingtongazette.co.uk First homes in Islington cost 10 times average salary of buyers Islington is one of the least affordable places in the UK to buy a first home. This may not surprise you.
"28.07.2016 14:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Canonbury heroin smuggler jailed for 10 years A Canonbury member of an organised crime gang has been jailed for 10 years. The total haul was worth £10million...
"28.07.2016 11:55:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Pentonville prisoners 'frequently collapse after taking legal highs sent to them by drones' – report Explosive claims that drones laden with “legal highs” are being flown to Pentonville inmates, who frequently collapse in the grounds after taking them, are made in a report this morning. Incredible reading...
"28.07.2016 09:52:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Shame of racism in Islington schools revealed More Islington children were kicked out of school for racist abuse than anywhere else in inner London last year, a new league table of shame reveals. Alarming in light of recent events...
"27.07.2016 16:05:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Spotlighting Islington's lost theatrical past We all love Sadler's Wells. But did you know Islington used to boast many others on the same scale? James Morris finds our borough has an extraordinary theatre heritage. Recognise the building pictured below?
"27.07.2016 14:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Mystery over Highbury free school bid after £33.5million government spend Mystery surrounds controversial plans for a new secondary free school in Highbury. Literally across the road from Highbury Fields School... and up the road from Highbury Grove School!
Does Highbury really need another?
"27.07.2016 11:50:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Class War anarchists in second march on Boris Johnson's Islington home Over 300 anarchists are expected to march on Boris Johnson's central Islington home next Friday night. Anarchists promise to bring super soakers to march
"27.07.2016 09:45:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Angel Comedy Club buys pub lease with help of 1,000 backers who raised £46,000 What do you get if you cross a comedy club's pleas for funding with 1,000 passionate supporters? £45,000 and a new pub. Looking forward to this?
"27.07.2016 07:38:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Thousands visit Highbury Fields for Go Islington sports day In recent months, Highbury Fields has mainly been associated with the almighty row over disposable barbecues. But the tensions – and smoke – briefly evaporated on Saturday afternoon when Go Islington, the council's huge annual sports day, returned. Were you at the Highbury Fields sports day at the weekend? A selection of photos here...
There will also be lots more in our print edition. Pick up a copy tomorrow to see if you, or your child, feature!
"26.07.2016 16:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Knighted City and Islington College principal retires A college principal knighted last year for services to further education has announced his retirement. It wasn't always obvious he would become one of the most respected educators in London - he left school at 15
"26.07.2016 14:25:00" hackneygazette.co.uk Lord Glasman storms out of Highbury Magistrates' Court after two-hour wait to give 'briefcase snatch' evidence An “irate” Labour peer stormed out of court to meet the governor of the Bank of England after being made to wait for almost two hours to give evidence. "He had some strong words for the prosecutor"
"26.07.2016 12:20:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Less books and more computers at Islington libraries Books are being phased out of Islington's 10 libraries in favour of more computers. Response to less people using the 10 libraries in our borough
"26.07.2016 10:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington leader admits: 'Damp problems are getting worse in council homes' Have you suffered similar problems?
"26.07.2016 08:14:22" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway mum's tears after winning fight for autistic son to 'come home' Four years and Leo never gave up
"25.07.2016 14:47:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council fails to help vulnerable arrested teenager - claim A children's charity has launched legal action against Islington Council, accusing it of failing to house a vulnerable 14-year-old boy who being held in police cells. Charity has launched legal action against Islington
"25.07.2016 11:45:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council leader faces your questions tonight Islington Council leader Richard Watts is inviting people to grill him in a Question Time-style meeting tonight. Got a burning question for our council leader? You can ask him yourself tonight. Find out how here...
"25.07.2016 09:42:37" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Love rival cleared of murder in the Cally Lorry driver Stanley Frankland broke down in tears when an Old Bailey jury cleared him of murdering his rival in a “love triangle”. Remember this case?
"24.07.2016 09:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Harry Styles fangirls and foxhunting feature in Angel new writing festival #Festival46 opens at the King's Head Theatre in Islington this weekend The festival runs till the end of the month at the King's Head Theatre
"23.07.2016 09:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Tempting Failure: London's performance art festival where something is bound to go wrong Richard Herrins in on the bill at a festival where artists and audiences are encouraged to take risks Shows include comedian Richard Herring playing himself at snooker, an artist writing Beckett in her own blood, and another completing a marathon musical lipsynch with her vagina.
"22.07.2016 18:07:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Worried parents call on Islington Council to stop childhood services cuts Parents have just hours left to respond to Islington Council's cost-cutting plans for its early childhood service, which many fear could have a damaging effect. Parents: You've got just hours left to respond...
"22.07.2016 14:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Action needed' on over-representation of black youths in Islington criminal justice system Young black people are “over-represented” in Islington's criminal justice system, council leaders will hear on Thursday. Young black people are “over-represented” in Islington's criminal justice system, council leaders heard last night.
"22.07.2016 12:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Squash players strike over Sobell Leisure Centre 'racquet racket' Dozens of squash players went on strike for a month after frustrations with a leisure centre boiled over. Wondering why the squash courts at Sobell Leisure Centre have been looking a little empty recently?
"22.07.2016 10:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway free school Whitehall Park to move to college for a term Children at Islington's £10million first free school will spend next term in a college after being forced out of their portacabins before the new building is ready. Anyone on here got kids at Whitehall Park?
"22.07.2016 08:15:30" Timeline Photos Getting ready for secondary school in September? Check out our fantastic Junior School Leavers picture special in this week's Gazette - and see if your kids made it into the paper!
"20.07.2016 16:21:10" islingtongazette.co.uk Gary Scott: Man guilty of Finsbury Park basketball court murder A man who stabbed a teenager to death on a Finsbury Park basketball court has been found guilty of his murder. BREAKING: Adrian Carpenter has been found guilty of murdering teen Gary Scott in December
"20.07.2016 13:06:50" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Newington Green was a spooky place as a kid...but Besant Court was a safe haven' 'I don't know if I could cope not living here'
"19.07.2016 14:18:47" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Angel station needs a 25ft angel' For 30 years, artist Stephen Flanagan has tried and failed to build a huge angel on top of Angel station. He tells James Morris why he won't give up. A huge angel on top of Angel station: good idea?
"19.07.2016 10:30:57" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Outstanding' Finsbury Park playgroup takes just one year to recover from poor Ofsted Very rare you see such massive improvement...
"18.07.2016 16:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Waiter brother of MP Emily Thornberry turns have-a-go hero after Upper Street attack The brother of MP Emily Thornberry chased three thugs along Upper Street for 40 minutes after they kicked a man unconscious outside his restaurant. 'I was really angry now and got into a boxing stance'
"18.07.2016 12:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Firefighters use ladder to rescue children in Barnsbury flat blaze Five people were rescued after a huge fire ripped through a building in Barnsbury's Samuel Lewis Estate. "This could have had a very different ending"
"18.07.2016 10:22:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Vulnerable elderly woman Fatima Uzma missing from Whittington Hospital A vulnerable woman has been missing from Whittington Hospital since Friday. Please share to help police find Fatima
"18.07.2016 07:37:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Gazette 30 years ago This week 30 years ago: Jeremy Corbyn calls for Whittington Hospital inquiry after Patsy Williams death
"17.07.2016 13:36:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Abdus Samad murder: Victim's grieving sister 'will never accept' violent Canonbury death The sister of Abdus “Kamal” Samad this afternoon said she will never be able to accept the “pure violence” of his murder in Canonbury in 1997. "I have never heard of such violence in my life, not even in a war. This was a public street in Islington."
"15.07.2016 13:53:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Abdus Samad: Jury finds Foyjur Rahman guilty of 1997 murder The family of Abdus Samad today saw their 19-year wait for justice come to an end, after his killer was found guilty of his brutal murder in Canonbury in 1997. BREAKING: The killer of Abdus Samad, who died in a horrifying unprovoked street attack in Canonbury in 1997, has been found guilty of murder
"15.07.2016 10:07:53" hackneygazette.co.uk London Overground delays: Second day of misery for commuters through Hackney and Islington A power failure at Dalston Kingsland this morning left Overground commuters facing a second consecutive day of misery. Delays on the Overground through Islington are apparently caused by Pokemon Go.
"14.07.2016 18:03:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington free school forced out of portacabins before new building is ready Children at Islington's £10million first free school look set to be forced out of their portacabins before the new building is ready. Concerned parents have rallied behind the school
"14.07.2016 14:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington free school forced out of portacabins before new building is ready Children at Islington's £10million first free school look set to be forced out of their portacabins before the new building is ready. Kids left in limbo
"14.07.2016 12:05:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Canonbury father begs for help to trace son's killers The father of Joseph Burke-Monerville – who was shot in the head by a masked and hooded gunman three years ago – has begged for help tracking his killer, as police offered a £30,000 reward for help solving the case. Tragic - and terrifying - story
"14.07.2016 10:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Police hunt 'Chelsea fan' who bottled men in Finsbury Park pub Detectives need help identifying a man suspected of bottling two football fans in a popular Finsbury Park pub. Can you identify him?
"14.07.2016 07:51:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Wells Terrace closure: 'We don't know how we will survive' say Finsbury Park traders Traders fear the closure of the Wells Terrace entrance to Finsbury Park station could spell the end for their businesses. Could this be the end for the businesses in Clifton Terrace?
"13.07.2016 13:33:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Arsenal continue success (off the pitch) It was a troubled year on the Emirates Stadium pitch for Arsenal's first team. But off it, the club continues to thrive around Islington. Arsenal: better off the pitch than on it
"13.07.2016 11:27:05" Timeline Photos Aerial view of the Cally in 1958.
Picture via Islington Libraries Twitter (@Islingtonlibs)
"12.07.2016 18:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk 'I had my kids at Whittington Hospital...but I know so little about it!' From leprosy to Florence Nightingale, budding thespians from Grafton Primary School helped shed light on Whittington Hospital's rich but oft-forgotten history. James Morris was there. Great photos of Grafton Primary School pupils re-enacting the history of Whittington Hospital...
"12.07.2016 14:26:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Cars destroyed in Stroud Green Road fire Police investigating...
"12.07.2016 11:11:46" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury attempted rape: Suspect pictured at Drayton Park station Detectives investigating the attempted rape of a 13-year old schoolgirl in Highbury have this morning released a CCTV image of a male suspect. PLEASE SHARE
Do you recognise this man?
"12.07.2016 08:44:49" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park evacuated: Tube station shut after woman hit by train on Victoria line Finsbury Park Tube station has been evacuated after a woman was hit by a train during the morning rush hour. BREAKING: Finsbury Park station has been evacuated after a woman was hit by a train during the morning rush hour.
"12.07.2016 08:04:47" islingtongazette.co.uk Fresh grief for bereaved siblings as weighty gravestone stolen from St Pancras Cemetery A bereaved Essex Road family is devastated by the theft of the £3,500 marble headstone that had marked their parents' grave for 13 years. This headstone weighs a ton and meant so much to these sisters. Can you help them find it?
"11.07.2016 15:34:21" islingtongazette.co.uk Wells Terrace entrance at Finsbury Park station to close forever next week Commuters are facing three years of travel chaos after it was announced the Wells Terrace entrance of Finsbury Park station will close – from next week. The new entrance will open in 2019. Thoughts?
"11.07.2016 12:33:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington pensioner catches out fake police officers An Islington pensioner tricked a group of conmen who tried to fleece her out of £4,000. They thought she would be an easy victim...
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"09.07.2016 09:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Children's art helps tell some of Islington Museum's best stories What do an elm water pipe, some old shampoo, wartime postcards, defaced library books and a pair of ultraviolet goggles have in common? Get down there today!
"07.07.2016 17:46:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Shoppers and businesses defend 'endangered' Blackstock Road against Sainsbury's Shoppers and business owners are fighting to save the soul of Blackstock Road - as the “threat” of another Sainsbury's looms. 'There's a housing crisis in London, but you would think there's a Sainsbury's crisis - that they must build as many Sainsbury's stores as possible'
"07.07.2016 08:42:14" islingtongazette.co.uk Taxpayer bill for maintaining empty Clerkenwell Fire Station: £264k Taxpayers have paid a “shocking” £264,000 to maintain the empty Clerkenwell Fire Station since 2014. EXCLUSIVE
Clerkenwell Fire Station has cost £264,000 to maintain since it closed two years ago... and it's us that have footed the bill.
"06.07.2016 11:48:33" islingtongazette.co.uk 'It was a miracle they survived': Woman jailed for 'appalling' hit and run in King's Cross A drink driver has been jailed for an “appalling” hit and run in King's Cross, in which three American students suffered life-changing injuries after being thrown 6m down the road. Scary...
"06.07.2016 10:19:23" islingtongazette.co.uk Children's charity the 'Toy Project' searching for new home A children's toy charity is looking for a new home after it was hit by flooding for the fourth time in three years. Do you know somewhere that could help them out?
"05.07.2016 17:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington woman robbed of phone while carrying five-month-old son An Islington woman who had her phone snatched from her hand in broad daylight while carrying her five-month-old son has told the Gazette: “I just don't feel safe here sometimes.” Criminals becoming more brazen as the spate of robberies continues:
"05.07.2016 14:00:48" hackneygazette.co.uk Boxer has shorts from late dad stolen in London Fields An amateur boxer has pleaded with thieves to return the lucky shorts given to him by his late father and worn for each of his 28 fights. Islington boxer pleads: 'I'll offer a reward if I can get them back, they just mean so much to me'
"05.07.2016 10:54:15" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington teachers on picket line strike to stop 'education crisis' Teachers on strike in Islington today say they are taking action to stop a “crisis in the profession”. 'The teaching profession is in crisis'
"05.07.2016 08:46:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington ballet for boys: School grows from five to 150 in two years Islington's London Boys Ballet School continues to go from strength to strength after leaping onto the shortlist for dance school of the year. Parents - would you ever suggest ballet to your son?
"04.07.2016 11:09:54" islingtongazette.co.uk City and Islington production heads to the National Theatre Students at City and Islington College will get the experience of a lifetime tonight as they perform the play 'Children of Killers' in the National Theatre's Olivier Theatre. We wish them best of luck tonight:
"03.07.2016 09:17:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry call for 'extraordinary' Islington to 'set an example' in... Four hundred people descended on Highbury Fields yesterday morning as Islington MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry gave rapturously-received speeches against hate crime. 'We pray for peace on Islington's streets: from Archway to Essex Road to the Cally'
"01.07.2016 13:38:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Dania School girls head to Formula 1 competition national final An all expenses trip to Abu Dhabi is at stake on Wednesday when a team of girls from the Dania primary school on Northampton Road travel to the final of a Formula 1 design competition. We're wishing the girls best of luck on Wednesday:
"01.07.2016 13:31:29" islingtongazette.co.uk www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/crime-court/islington_council_says_no_to_hate_crime_in_emergency_mot Islington Council says 'no to hate crime' in emergency debate. It comes after an increase in xenophobic incidents.
"30.06.2016 12:19:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington: where you can receive lessons on how to flirt Love doctor Cate Mackenzie has been teaching singletons the art of romance in her energetic workshops at the The Joker of Penton Street pub. Only in Islington...
"30.06.2016 08:31:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Labour councillors' support for Jeremy Corbyn questioned Councillors from Islington Labour Group are facing allegations that it doesn't support Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the party. It rumbles on...
"29.06.2016 13:28:17" islingtongazette.co.uk Museum exhibition tells remarkable story of man 'lost' at Battle of the Somme “I have heard of our post being stopped and everything is being censored. Don't be scared or worried if a sentence has had a rubber to wash it out.. Tell mother I received Isobel's letter. I must close now. Love to you all, Vic.” 100 years to the day since his last letter was received:
"29.06.2016 10:20:50" islingtongazette.co.uk 'I am praying for you': Islington vicar's message to burglar jailed for three years after... The crook who stole an Islington vicar's dead wife's jewellery has been jailed for three years - and Rev Simon Harvey last night said he wants to meet him. Rev Harvey's wife had died just nine weeks before this man stole her jewellery.
"29.06.2016 07:38:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Jail for Highbury bike thief who stole woman's phone – but left his own at the scene A bungling robber is today behind bars after he stole a woman's phone – but left his own at the scene. Police couldn't believe their luck...
"28.06.2016 14:38:46" islingtongazette.co.uk Henry Hicks: Officers 'have a case to answer for', says police watchdog The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has recommended that the four police officers involved in the death of teenager Henry Hicks “have a case to answer for gross misconduct”, Islington borough commander Catherine Roper has revealed today. BREAKING: Officers involved in Henry's death 'have a case to answer for' says police watchdog:
"28.06.2016 12:33:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Henry Hicks: Family weep as jury rules teen died in police chase Teenager Henry Hicks died as he was trying to get away from police who were pursuing him in unmarked cars, a jury has ruled. BREAKING: Jury rules Henry was being pursued by unmarked police cars
"28.06.2016 09:15:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Hugh Myddelton Primary School's remarkable turnaround from 'worst in Islington' to stellar SATs... When Hugh Myddelton primary school received an Ofsted rating of “requires improvement” in June last year, many there were surprised. “We were served a warning notice to improve on my first day"
"27.06.2016 07:33:17" islingtongazette.co.uk 'I'm not going to betray voters': Islington MP Corbyn vows to continue as Labour leader Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn will today continue to fight Labour MPs who want him removed as Labour leader. Do you think he should remain or leave? (Pun intended)
"25.06.2016 08:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Watch moment crooks storm Islington shop and steal £25,000 of handbags CCTV footage has captured the moment two thieves stormed an Islington shop and stole £25,000 worth of handbags. A shopper was attacked when he caught the crooks in the act. Can you help identify them?
"24.06.2016 12:09:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Council leader on Brexit: 'Consequences for Islington could be dire' Islington Council leader Richard Watts this afternoon said the authority's affordable housing scheme could be hit by the EU referendum's Leave vote. 'We must respect that the country voted Leave. But Islington is facing an uncertain future'
"24.06.2016 09:58:45" islingtongazette.co.uk Emily Thornberry: 'EU vote is dreadful for Islington...it won't be people like Boris Johnson who... Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry this morning predicted the Conservative government will move “further to the right” after the British public voted to leave the EU - and said it was not good news for Islington. 'Boris won't suffer. It will be those whose heads are only just above water.'
Do you agree with our Islington MP?
"23.06.2016 16:12:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Vaso Kakko murder: 21 years behind bars for Holloway drug dealer who stabbed teen in neck The cannabis dealer who murdered Vaso Kakko by stabbing him in the neck was today given a life prison sentence. BREAKING: We can now picture Vaso's killer for the first time.
"23.06.2016 12:26:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Henry Hicks inquest: Police accused of being 'economical with the truth' over changed statements QC Nicholas Rhodes today accused one of the officers following Henry Hicks on the night of his death of being “economical with the truth,”, after the officer maintained he “did not know” why his initial account of the incident differed from his sworn Two officers have now claimed their initial statements were inaccurate. The inquest continues.
"23.06.2016 09:28:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Man wanted over attempted rape of schoolgirl, 13, in Highbury This is the man police want to trace over the attempted rape of a 13-year-old girl as she walked to school in Highbury. Do you know this man? Please share to help police find him
"23.06.2016 07:18:36" islingtongazette.co.uk EU referendum: Looking back at Islington's role in the 1975 vote The year was 1975. The Bay City Rollers topped the charts with Bye Bye Baby as Margaret Thatcher was elected as the first woman leader of the Conservative Party. Overseas, the Vietnam War was coming to an end after nearly 20 years of brutal violence, and Voting today? Did you know there was an EU referendum in 1975 too? Read about it here:
"22.06.2016 17:05:04" islingtongazette.co.uk Vaso Kakko murder: Canonbury teen's killer found guilty Vaso Kakko's murderer is facing life in prison after today being convicted of stabbing the Canonbury teen to death in Holloway. BREAKING: Vaso Kakko's murderer has been found guilty at the Old Bailey. He'll be sentenced tomorrow.
"22.06.2016 15:26:39" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"22.06.2016 13:23:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury carer wins award but admits: 'It's hard to accept' A Highbury woman has been recognised for the full-time care she gives her father – but said the award was “hard to accept”. Anne is 37 and has cared for her dad for 13 years.
"21.06.2016 13:42:40" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Dangerous' Islington man jailed for stabbing man in the arm An Islington man who attacked two men with a knife, stabbing one of them in the arm, has been jailed for 14 years. This 'dangerous and callous' man will serve a minimum of 10 years in prison.
"21.06.2016 11:27:19" islingtongazette.co.uk DfE launch probe into 'illegal' school in Islington A school in Islington is under investigation by the Department for Education (DfE) for operating illegally. Do you have any information?
"20.06.2016 18:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Faulty train panics passengers at Angel station A faulty northern line train caused passengers to flee from Angel station. Were you there?
"20.06.2016 15:09:31" islingtongazette.co.uk Pictures: 8,000 people hit Caledonian Road for biggest ever Cally Festival Caledonian Road came to life yesterday for the sixth annual Cally Festival. Picture special from yesterday's brilliant Cally Festival in Caledonian Road.
"20.06.2016 13:09:54" islingtongazette.co.uk Moped crooks snatch man's iPhone in Islington...before giving it back to him For years, phone snatching by moped riders has been one of Islington's major issues. Only two weeks ago, police launched a campaign to raise awareness of the problem, with 50 reported offences a week across the borough. But Crouch End man David Burns can Islington's luckiest phone snatch victim?
"19.06.2016 18:59:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry lead emotional town hall vigil in memory of Jo Cox About 400 people, led by Islington MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry, crowded outside the town hall this evening for a vigil in memory of Jo Cox. “Let us stand together in Islington, one community in this wonderful borough"
"17.06.2016 14:11:06" islingtongazette.co.uk Mobile veterinary clinic visits Islington Green Gizmo the Yorkshire Terrier and Pussalina the cat were amongst the patients at the Blue Cross mobile veterinary van on Thursday. Got a pet in need? The Blue Cross' mobile veterinary unit visited Islington Green on Thursday, and we caught up with them:
"16.06.2016 15:03:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Just one of Islington's police officers actually lives in Islington – report Just one of Islington's 571 Pcs actually lives in Islington, a report has revealed. Do you think it matters whether Islington's police officers actually live in Islington? How many do you reckon even live in London? Read on...
"16.06.2016 09:08:11" hackneygazette.co.uk Islington LGBT charity London Friend wins Queen's Award It has provided emotional support for thousands of people when they had nowhere else to turn, now the UK's first LGBT charity has been recognised for its vital work by the Queen. The team have been saving people's lives since 1972 - when London Friend launched as the first LGBT charity in the UK
"15.06.2016 15:56:57" islingtongazette.co.uk Blind musician who's worked with the stars made OBE Baluji Shrivastav is a modest man. He's just been made an OBE for services to music in the Queen's 90th birthday honours list, but remains humble when asked about it. Renowned blind musician Baluji Shrivastav was made an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list. We caught up with Baluji:
"15.06.2016 11:46:35" Timeline Photos "Awesome, in a word" - Arsenal man Ken Friar recalls Muhammad Ali's 1966 fight with Henry Cooper at Highbury:
"15.06.2016 11:11:38" islingtongazette.co.uk Event of the week: Cally Festival 2016 The popular - and free - Cally Festival returns to Caledonian Road on Sunday. Who's going?
"14.06.2016 18:13:20" islingtongazette.co.uk The Silver Bullet in Finsbury Park to close after Burger and Lobster buyout It's the same old song for London's independent music scene with another venue set to close after being bought by an upmarket company. Another one bites the dust...
"14.06.2016 10:50:00" islingtongazette.co.uk 'I'm so proud of my son!': Mum's joy as Essex Road soldier Daniel named 'best recruit' An Islington lad who dreamed of becoming a soldier and spent his childhood “marching round the kitchen” has made his family proud by being named “best recruit” in his platoon. “It's what he's always wanted to do from a young age. He was always marching round the kitchen as a kid, playing with his army figures."
"14.06.2016 08:19:21" islingtongazette.co.uk Henry Hicks inquest begins as family banned from court during police officers' evidence The family of Islington teen Henry Hicks will not be allowed in court when the police officers involved in his death give evidence, it was announced today. Jurors heard witness Christopher Moran describe how his “van actually rocked with the speed the police cars were going” as they pursued Henry down Caledonian Road.
"13.06.2016 11:15:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Royal Mail considering Highbury collection point as hundreds oppose sorting office move A petition against the closure of Highbury sorting office has received more than 600 signatures – as Royal Mail considers keeping a collection point in the area. More than 600 people have signed the petition
"13.06.2016 08:08:54" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park shooting: Police patrols stepped after ambush in Fonthill Road Police patrols will be stepped up in Finsbury Park after a gang of men were shot at in a late-night ambush. Did you see a yellow Toyota Prius in the area on Saturday night?
"10.06.2016 15:00:02" Timeline Photos Planning a street party for the Queen's 90th? Share your snaps with us and we'll feature a selection of the best in the Gazette! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org - we can't wait to see you all having fun.
"10.06.2016 11:47:14" islingtongazette.co.uk Calls to ban Wireless from Finsbury Park dismissed by High Court judges An attempt to ban Wireless Festival from Finsbury Park has been dismissed by High Court judges. The show goes on...
"10.06.2016 10:59:43" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington police officer admits child porn offences after meeting girl on Tinder An Islington police officer who filmed an underage girl performing a sex act on him before sending a photo to three of his friends has been suspended. Islington police officer suspended after pleading guilty to child sex offences
"10.06.2016 08:17:32" islingtongazette.co.uk Could you sponsor brave Upper Holloway schoolgirl's skydive for Médecins Sans Frontières? Betul Arik is taking an unconventional approach to turning 16 this month – the Upper Holloway schoolgirl will be jumping out of a plane for Médecins Sans Frontières. Could you sponsor Holloway girl's charity skydive?
"09.06.2016 13:17:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Savannah Will Walk: Cash appeal for Crouch Hill girl, 4, who is 'trapped in her own body' Little Savannah Keane is like most other four-year-old girls in many ways. She's always smiling, knows what she likes and doesn't like when it comes to her food, and loves spending time with her family. Fundraiser set for girl 'trapped in her own body':
"09.06.2016 12:55:54" islingtongazette.co.uk Essex Road's 'recipe lady' Kay Scorah: Why I love Islington's local shops Locally famed 'recipe lady' Kay Scorah is now selling her popular counter-top cards online. Georgie Conway found out what keeps her coming back to the shops on her doorstep Have you ever picked up one of these recipe cards? What are your favourite independent food shops in Essex Road?
"09.06.2016 10:30:01" Timeline Photos Out today: your Islington Gazette, packed with local news, sport and features - plus a FREE 32-page guide to Euro '16! Cheaper than a burger but won't smell if you keep it in the house all week.
"09.06.2016 07:41:50" hackneygazette.co.uk Revealed: Old Street's Burger Bear still owes crowdfunders thousands of pounds in rewards Hundreds of crowdfunders have “got beef” with a fast food joint on Old Street Roundabout that still owes them thousands of pounds in artisan burgers a year after opening. A flipping nightmare: The owner has broken his silence after being accused of stealing money from 200 crowdfunders...
"08.06.2016 18:13:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Thieves make off with 'substantial amount' after cutting hole in Highbury pie shop door Raiders emptied a safe and left taps running for 10 hours at a pie shop in Highbury after cutting a hole in a door to get in. If you're wondering why Piebury Corner is shut, it's because thieves cut a 12-inch hole in the door, stole cash and CCTV equipment, and then left the taps running for 10 hours. Not on, really.
"08.06.2016 15:55:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Girl, 13, victim of attempted rape in Highbury A 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Highbury this morning before a have-a-go hero confronted the suspect and stopped the attack. This happened in Coach House Lane, Highbury. The man is still at large - please share to help find him
"08.06.2016 11:17:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Local charity wants your old toys for this year's “Big IZ toy give” Got an old toy box that's full of stuff you or your children haven't used in years? Want to help get those toys to kids more in need? Local charity wants YOUR old toys:
"08.06.2016 09:44:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Somalia terror victim Mohamoud Mohamed Gure, of Holloway, pictured for first time A Holloway man killed in a terrorist attack on his hotel in Somalia can be pictured for the first time. First images of Holloway terror victim released:
"07.06.2016 15:34:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Tech City: 'Startup Van' rolls into Old Street to capture Silicon Roundabout's best ideas on film With so many start-ups competing in Tech City, it can be hard to keep track of all the new ideas and entrepreneurs out there. A camper-van/interview room came to Tech City recently:
"07.06.2016 10:05:32" islingtongazette.co.uk Boy's brush with death sets St Luke's Estate mum off on charity trek for Meningitis Now “If we had left it another half hour, it would have been a different story.” Well done Charleine - the walk is on course to raise £1,000 for charity. We think Billy is such a cute little boy too!
"06.06.2016 14:46:01" islingtongazette.co.uk 50 phone snatches a week by moped riders in Islington, police warn as new op launches at Angel Tube Brazen criminals who use bikes and mopeds to snatch mobile phones out of their owners' hands within seconds could be raking in as much as £5,000 a week in Islington alone. Have you ever been a victim of this crime?
"03.06.2016 16:48:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Three 'illegal immigrants' arrested at Deliveroo base in Islington Three men are being held following a Home Office immigration bust at Deliveroo's training centre in Pentonville Road yesterday. It followed allegations from the public that illegal workers were employed by the company.
"03.06.2016 13:10:10" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury day centre in minibus plea: 'So many people rely on us' A popular Highbury lunch club for over-55s could be forced to shut unless the day centre that runs it can cough up thousands for a new minibus. They only have this month to raise £20K.
"03.06.2016 10:54:47" islingtongazette.co.uk Abdillahi brothers missing: Finsbury Park pair disappear after football game Two young brothers are missing after failing to return home from a game of football at a Finsbury Park leisure centre. Please share to help find the boys
"03.06.2016 08:34:00" hamhigh.co.uk Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after man stabbed in Camden Two men have been arrested in on suspicion of murder after a “loving father-of-two” was stabbed to death in Camden on Sunday. Holloway man Romeo Nkansah was a father-of-two.
"02.06.2016 13:27:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Barnsbury author recalls politics before spin...and the truth behind Michael Foot's 'donkey jacket' Keith McDowall served impartially under seven Cabinet ministers. Then came New Labour. He tells James Morris why he penned a book about the political world before spin doctors. Politics before Alastair Campbell...
"02.06.2016 09:47:46" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"02.06.2016 08:26:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Police 'increasingly concerned' about missing dementia sufferer from Canonbury Police are appealing for help to find an elderly man missing from his home in Mildmay Street, Canonbury. Please share. Dementia sufferer Roy doesn't have his medication.
"01.06.2016 18:32:00" hackneygazette.co.uk Dad-to-be from Finsbury Park jailed for attacking pregnant girlfriend with walking stick A father-to-be who attacked his pregnant girlfriend and threatened to “kick the baby” out of her has been jailed for four and a half years. After attacking his pregnant girlfriend with a walking stick, he sent messages threatening to "kick the baby" out of her.
"01.06.2016 16:31:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Man stabbed in Paradise Park, Holloway A teenager is in hospital after being stabbed in Paradise Park, Holloway, this afternoon. BREAKING: Teen stabbed in Holloway park.
"01.06.2016 12:55:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Fields barbecue fallout: 'Burning sausages are invading our homes' An action group last night launched a petition to ban barbecues in Highbury Fields. Barbecues in Highbury Fields: are you for or against?
"01.06.2016 08:59:29" islingtongazette.co.uk Camden Town stab victim named as Romeo Nkansah, of Holloway A man who was stabbed to death in Camden High Street on Sunday morning has been named as 37-year-old Romeo Nkansah, of Holloway. Mr Nkansah, of Holloway, died in hospital on Sunday.
"31.05.2016 17:19:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park Mosque chairman: 'Pork attack is so offensive' The chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque is “very upset” after a bag of pork sausages was thrown into the compound – the second hate attack in six months. The second hate crime in six months.
"31.05.2016 13:36:12" Timeline Photos On this day we remember the 12 Islington men (two aged 17) who died in the Battle of Jutland 100 years ago.
Picture via Islington Museum.
"31.05.2016 11:34:59" islingtongazette.co.uk The Clerkenwell electrician who gets rave reviews...for selling olive oil For Murat Mehmet and his business partner father, selling olive oil from an electrical shop is as natural as the family's organic production farm in Cyprus. Georgie Conway reports. The UK's best olive oil. Sold in a Clerkenwell electrical shop.
"31.05.2016 08:52:52" islingtongazette.co.uk Caledonian Road history snaps are a fascinating trip down memory lane You can take the man out of the Cally... You will never take the Cally out of the man.
"30.05.2016 11:28:09" islingtongazette.co.uk Elderly Crouch End pair have £20,000 life savings stolen by bogus 'gas board' men Two burglars posed as gas board workers to steal £20,000 in cash from an elderly brother and sister in Crouch End. An elderly brother and sister had their life savings stolen on Thursday. Can you help find the men responsible?
"27.05.2016 09:41:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Henry Hicks' family demand answers from police commissioner...but officers won't face charge The family of Henry Hicks last night demanded answers from Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe after it emerged during a heated public meeting that the officers involved in his death will not face charges. “Maybe if they had taken us more seriously from the beginning then my brother would still be alive.”
"26.05.2016 17:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Rabbit fans hopping mad over plans for a 'pop-up bunny cafe' in Chapel Market Animal lovers do not see the bunny side of plans for a pop-up “rabbit cafe” in Islington. Animal lovers do not see the bunny side of plans for a pop-up “rabbit cafe” in Chapel Market
"26.05.2016 14:57:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington vicar photographs 'man who stole his dead wife's jewellery' as he runs off Grieving vicar Simon Harvey today told how he photographed a suspected burglar in his Upper Street home – before discovering his dead wife's jewellery had been stolen. Rev Harvey lost his wife just nine weeks ago. Now priceless keepsakes - including her wedding and engagement rings - have been stolen. Please share to help track this man down.
"26.05.2016 08:41:47" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington child abuse survivor: 'I was abused at this care home...were you?' Like dozens of other children in 20th-Century Islington care homes, Richard was a victim of abuse. A new website is supporting these survivors. This week, he bravely returned to the building of his former care home in Grosvenor Avenue, Highbury. He told 'They trafficked me across London. My memory ends there'
"25.05.2016 17:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Over 500 people join celebrations to mark Gillespie Park's 20th birthday It was all smiles at Gillespie Park on Sunday as more than 500 people joined the great and the good of Islington politics to celebrate its 20th year as a nature reserve. Pick up tomorrow's Gazette to see our amazingly cute picture special. Were you there on Sunday?
"25.05.2016 16:18:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Owen's Field stabbing: Three men bailed as college student describes 'terror' Three men have been bailed until late July after two 18-year-olds were stabbed in Owen's Field on Monday afternoon. Three men bailed after Monday's double stabbing. Student: 'I saw a large group of men running around with knives and other weapons, including a chain and a large wooden block.'
"25.05.2016 12:12:43" islingtongazette.co.uk 36 years at Canonbury Primary is no jail sentence for retiring nursery teacher Jackie A nursery teacher admits she will be “distraught” when she retires after 36 years at Canonbury Primary School. “I teach children of children I taught years ago"
"24.05.2016 14:54:24" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Great news for Islington' as town hall housing boss joins Sadiq Khan Today's appointment of an Islington councillor to London's top housing job is “great news for the borough”. Islington councillor is now London's housing boss 'on the side of working people'. Agree?
"24.05.2016 10:42:31" islingtongazette.co.uk George Orwell's son Richard unveils plaque in Canonbury Square (this time with the correct dates) The son of George Orwell returned to his childhood home in Canonbury for the first time last night. It was where Orwell began to write '1984'...
"23.05.2016 16:33:09" islingtongazette.co.uk City and Islington College evacuated after two men stabbed near Goswell Road campus A street brawl near City and Islington College in Goswell Road saw two men taken to hospital and the campus evacuated by police. UPDATE: Two men are in hospital after being stabbed near City and Islington College's Goswell Road campus. More:
"23.05.2016 08:47:59" london24.com The official Night Tube start date has finally been announced Transport for London (TfL) and City Hall have today announced an official start date for the Night Tube after months of speculation. The Night Tube is coming to Islington this summer...
"21.05.2016 09:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk New Mayor of Islington on Ben Kinsella Trust: 'I want to do more than fundraising' Cllr Kat Fletcher, former manager of the Tufnell Park Tavern, tells James Morris she has knife crime in her sights as mayor. 'People are frightened. We have to tackle knife crime'
"20.05.2016 11:16:15" islingtongazette.co.uk Man, 96, badly injured after mobility scooter 'hit and run' in Archway Police are investigating after a 96-year-old man was run over and knocked unconscious by a mobility scooter - which did not stop. Hit and run... involving a MOBILITY SCOOTER
"20.05.2016 08:49:26" islingtongazette.co.uk 'My great-great-great uncle helped create world as we know it from his Highbury home' Highbury man Sir Francis Ronalds invented the electric telegraph 200 years ago – but at first he was rejected by an establishment that thought flag waving was more effective. Sir Francis Ronalds - the man who Ronalds Road in Highbury is named after - invented the electric telegraph. This was rejected as "wholly unneccessary" by the government in 1816...
"19.05.2016 15:48:29" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"19.05.2016 14:57:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Copenhagen Primary School: From Ofsted disaster to thriving at heart of community Three years ago, Islington's Copenhagen Primary School received an Ofsted report that one councillor said was 'one of the most distressing I have ever read'. Now, as James Morris finds, it is starting to flourish again – and parents are at the centre of Three years ago, Copenhagen Primary School in the Cally area was blasted over homophopic and racist bullying. Now pupils - and parents - are thriving.
"19.05.2016 07:58:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Mother of Stefan Appleton: 'Life without him is indescribably gut-wrenchingly painful' The mother of tragic Stefan Appleton said “a light has gone out in our lives” after his teenage killer was jailed for life. Jenny Appleton: 'Stefan really was the best of the best'
"18.05.2016 10:29:47" islingtongazette.co.uk Battlefields trip by taxi for Drayton Park D-Day veteran, 91 An Islington veteran has spoken of his pride at taking part in a historic trip to First World War battlefields in Ypres, Belgium, which saw 64 cabbies forego their fares to provide transport. "I always shed a tear whenever I hear the Last Post”
"17.05.2016 16:02:17" Timeline Photos Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
Town hall staff, led by council leader Richard Watts, unfurled the rainbow flag in solidarity against discrimination.
Cllr Watts said: “Although Islington is well known for being
"17.05.2016 12:52:33" islingtongazette.co.uk Pizza Friday and smoothies at lunchtime? Grace, 7, becomes New North Academy's headteacher for... A seven-year-old schoolgirl became headteacher on Friday after being democratically elected by her classmates. A Year 2 as headteacher for the day can only end well.
"17.05.2016 09:33:45" islingtongazette.co.uk Ofsted warns over first aid 'risk' at Highbury school club Ofsted has accused a Highbury after-school and holiday club of putting children “at risk”. Penalised after staff member didn't have first aid certificate.
"16.05.2016 15:18:46" islingtongazette.co.uk Arsenal failure inspires Layth to pen book on Copenhagen 1994 Arsenal fans are used to failure. On Sunday, the dubious honour of stealing the Premier League runners-up spot from Spurs was as good as it got this season. "The current Arsenal team could take a leaf out of George Graham's 1994 winners"
"16.05.2016 11:01:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Prison protest: Jeremy Corbyn joins demo calling for social housing to replace jail Jeremy Corbyn joined protesters for a march on Holloway Prison in protest at the government's housing bill. Eighty protesters gave up their Saturday to march on Holloway Prison. Their demand? That the site be turned into social housing. The Gazette - and Jeremy Corbyn - were there.
"16.05.2016 08:13:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Fashion icon Marie Scott named as victim in Holloway moped crash Renowned fashion journalist Marie Scott has been named as the woman tragically killed following a collision with a moped in Parkhurst Road, Holloway, last week. She had returned from a night out in Soho.
"13.05.2016 11:17:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Stefan Appleton trial: Teen Blaise Lewinson jailed for life The teenage killer of Stefan Appleton has been jailed for life – and can be named for the first time as Blaise Lewinson. BREAKING: Stefan Appleton's killer can be named for the first time as Blaise Lewinson, 17. He has been jailed for life and will serve a minimum of nine years. More to follow.
"13.05.2016 08:33:41" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury tenants 'sick of Islington Council excuses' after EIGHT YEARS of leaks Council tenants have been promised compensation after eight years of water leaks. Spare a thought for the people living in Patrick Coman House, where the floor has been soggy since 2008.
"12.05.2016 16:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn: 'It's so important Holloway Prison site doesn't become luxury flats' Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has already pressured new Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to push for affordable housing once the Holloway Prison site is demolished. Corbyn: 'We need to meet the housing needs of people in Islington'
"12.05.2016 10:34:26" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"12.05.2016 08:50:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Weight-loss cat from Holloway seeks home A formerly obese cat who lost a third of his body weight is looking for a new home. Cat that used to be fat seeks new home.
"11.05.2016 14:08:53" islingtongazette.co.uk Police wake up entire Holloway street at 3am to return wandering toddler to parents Baffled Holloway residents were woken up by police shouting through a megaphone at 3am today. "This is the police. A little girl has been found wondering on the streets. Check to see if your children are home as a matter of urgency."
"11.05.2016 12:01:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Prostitute and drug dealer fears over Caledonian Park Drug dealers and prostitutes have been given a “wonderful opportunity” to do business in Caledonian Park, according to an angry residents' group. "A wonderful opportunity for prostitutes and drug dealers"
"11.05.2016 09:23:06" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury & Islington station evacuated over suspect package on bus Police have closed and evacuated Highbury & Islington station after a suspect package was found on a bus outside. UPDATED: Package on 271 bus in Holloway Road was non-suspicious. Highbury & Islington station reopened.
"11.05.2016 08:50:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury & Islington station evacuated over suspect package on bus Police have closed and evacuated Highbury & Islington station after a suspect package was found on a bus outside. BREAKING: Suspect package found on bus in Holloway Road. Highbury & Islington station has been closed.
"10.05.2016 18:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Sex and drugs and frocks and shawls: Chapel Market model tells all From Islington to the catwalks of Milan and back to Chapel Market, Leo Whittaker has had quite the life. Niall Joyce went down to the stalls to hear all about the highs and lows. From the catwalks of Milan... to the stalls of Chapel Market
"10.05.2016 13:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Boat Club: 'If an 89-year-old can sail the canal, so can anyone else' Amanda Corcoran, of Islington Boat Club, thinks older people are ignored in the water sport world. It is why she set up a new club which gets over-50s on to Regent's Canal – for free. Why should age be a barrier to water sports?
"10.05.2016 11:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Fire brigade honours 'Britain's oldest firefighter' Fire chiefs threw a special party to honour a Blitz hero from Clerkenwell thought to be the oldest fire service veteran in the world. “Firemen in those days were perceived to be 'army dodgers'. But of course, those firemen during the Blitz became real heroes."
"10.05.2016 08:31:15" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington activist groups to march on Holloway Prison Campaigners for affordable housing will march on Holloway Prison on Saturday. Who will be there?
"09.05.2016 10:48:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Pensioner killed in early hours crash in Holloway A pensioner in her 70s was killed after being hit by a motor scooter in the early hours of Saturday morning. Awful
"06.05.2016 15:45:27" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"06.05.2016 10:06:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury residents unamused by plans for 'nightmare' comedy festival Homeowners around Highbury Fields have not seen the funny side of plans to hold a comedy event in the park later this year. What do you think?
"06.05.2016 08:05:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Age UK Islington invites people to talk about death over a cup of tea It may not be a typical topic of conversation between strangers, but next week Islington residents are being invited to talk about death and dying over a cup of tea. “With an ageing population and people living for longer with life limiting illnesses, discussing dying is increasingly important.”
"05.05.2016 10:31:14" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway and Finsbury Park conmen tricked 140 pensioners out of £1million A gang of “heartless” Holloway and Finsbury Park conmen have been jailed for a combined 19 years after fleecing pensioners of their life savings in a £1million fraud. One of the victims was a Second World War veteran. He was duped out of £113,000.
"05.05.2016 08:14:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Year 7 and 8 pupils at Highbury Grove School expelled for carrying knives Highbury Grove School has previously expelled pupils from Years 7 and 8 for carrying knives, Islington's first safer schools roadshow heard. Year 7 and 8 pupils expelled for carrying knives at school.
"04.05.2016 18:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk London Charterhouse set to open to the public for the first time The London Charterhouse is set to open its doors to the public this autumn for the first time in its 660-year history. The London Charterhouse is set to open its doors to the public this autumn for the first time in its 660-year history
"04.05.2016 14:41:31" islingtongazette.co.uk From wardrobe malfunctions to waacking: A choreographer's life at Sadler's Wells For a 13th successive year, Breakin' Convention, the UK's biggest hip-hop dance theatre festival, returned to Sadler's Wells at the weekend. James Morris spoke to one performer, Julia Cheng, and found out her 15-minute piece required 15 days of "The tech run was the worst...my costume came off"
"04.05.2016 08:50:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Rogue landlords are handed £20,000 bill by Islington Council A lettings agent and four landlords have been slapped with court bills totalling £20,000 for abusing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) license practices. “Most landlords make sure they follow the law and licensing rules, but we will take action where landlords fail to do this.”
"03.05.2016 16:36:43" islingtongazette.co.uk Grafton Primary School pupils go on strike It's 10am and the placards are out. The faces are youthful, but determined. They are on strike against government policy. But these are no junior doctors. Primary school pupils on strike...
"03.05.2016 13:24:18" islingtongazette.co.uk Abandoned Archway kitten is first to be rehomed overseas by RSPCA A severely injured kitten found callously dumped in an Archway bin store late last year has this week become the first pet to be rehomed overseas by the RSPCA. Monty was found dumped in an Archway bin store late last year.
"03.05.2016 09:32:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway prisoners begin the move to Downview prison in Surrey today Two hundred inmates at Holloway Prison are today preparing to move 20 miles away to Downview prison in Surrey. “It's going to be a big change and improvement for prisoners who previously would have spent their time in custody in a large London female prison."
"01.05.2016 19:14:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn pledges to end 'scandal of zero hour contracts' at May Day rally in Clerkenwell Green Jeremy Corbyn today became the first Labour leader to address the May Day rally in Clerkenwell Green in 50 years. Jeremy Corbyn today climbed a bus in Clerkenwell Green and pledged to end zero hour contracts.
"29.04.2016 13:45:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Crash Pad exhibition gives homeless youngsters a voice through art It isn't just older people who fall on hard times. James Morris finds out about the sad reality of homeless young people in the capital – and how charities like The Pilion Trust and Project One Zero are working in Islington to give them a creative outlet. Art: giving Islington's homeless youngsters a voice.
"29.04.2016 09:21:43" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"29.04.2016 09:14:18" islingtongazette.co.uk Disabled Canonbury man told: Pay £450 to miss year of cricket at Lord's A wheelchair-bound Canonbury pensioner must fork out £450 for a season of matches he cannot attend – or face exclusion from the elite cricket club that runs Lord's. Do you think this is fair?
"28.04.2016 15:43:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Prison protest: Sisters Uncut stage anti-violence rally More than two hundred people lit flares and released balloons outside Holloway Prison in protest against violence towards women in government institutions. If you saw smoke flares and balloons being released outside Holloway last night, here's why...
"28.04.2016 08:16:10" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington NUT calls public meeting over government academisation plans Islington NUT is holding a public meeting as part of a campaign to defeat the government's plans for all schools to become academies by 2022. Public meeting against plans to turn schools into academies...
Parents, will you be attending?
"27.04.2016 13:47:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Brecknock Primary teacher enjoys sleeping on school roof A good teacher leads by example. Daire Fitzharris, a Year 2 tutor at Brecknock Primary School, realised this as he sought to introduce his pupils to the wonders of camping. So rather than just stand at the front of the class talking about it, he has set If you have seen a man sleeping on the roof of Brecknock Primary School this week, here's why...
"27.04.2016 10:53:41" islingtongazette.co.uk North by Northwest review: 'Food Hitchcock would have devoured' Four months ago, I reviewed The Alma, sister pub of North by Northwest. I left raving about its delicious food and Lagunitas “Lags” IPA on tap. The fact that my Gazette review is now part of the gents toilets' wallpaper decorations only added to my Food review: A Hitchcock-themed pub where Hitchcock would have devoured the delicious food...
"27.04.2016 08:28:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington cyclist unveils 'Christmas lights' LED safety gear Much like housing and gang violence, cycle safety is one of those perennial London issues. How to make cycling in Islington safer? Make the wheels flash like Christmas lights...
"26.04.2016 16:36:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Wireless Festival row: Furious Friends of Finsbury Park hit back at 'nimby' accusation Finsbury Park campaigners have hit back after the director of this year's Wireless Festival branded them “nimbys” as they launched legal action to get the festival banned. “Friends of Finsbury Park are barking up the wrong tree. They will not succeed. It's nimbyism, I'm afraid."
"26.04.2016 13:21:47" islingtongazette.co.uk Shaquan Sammy-Plummer murder: Party host killer jailed for 24 years The 20-year-old man who murdered Finsbury Park teenager Shaquan Sammy-Plummer was today jailed for 24 years. This man was today jailed for 24 years. He stabbed a Finsbury Park teenager who refused to hand over a bag of sweets and drinks outside a house party.
"26.04.2016 09:02:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway wheelchair user dragged along road by bus: 'Move this dangerous crossing before someone... A wheelchair-bound woman thought she was going to die when a bus hit her at a zebra crossing. "The bus dragged my wheelchair. I remember thinking: 'Please look at me - I want to live'"
"25.04.2016 14:01:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Shaquan Sammy-Plummer murder: Man who stabbed teen to death over petty dispute found guilty A man who stabbed an Islington teenager to death after refusing to let him attend a party at his house has been found guilty of murder. “The death of Shaquan was a meaningless tragedy. Even when he was turned away from the party, he made no fuss and was in the process of leaving when Williams decided he needed to teach him a lesson."
"21.04.2016 15:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council 'turns away' more than two-thirds of 'homeless' families, Greens claim More than two thirds of people claiming to be homeless in Islington are “turned away” by Islington Council – the highest figure in London. “These figures give some idea of the magnitude of the human misery this housing crisis is creating.”
"21.04.2016 14:07:54" islingtongazette.co.uk Roko Babrovic missing: Fears grow for man last seen in Pentonville Road on Tuesday Police have stepped up the search for an Islington man who has been missing from his Pentonville Road home since Tuesday. Can you help?
"21.04.2016 09:20:36" islingtongazette.co.uk John Ball death: London Fire Brigade 'missed fatal Islington fire three times' The twin of rocker John Ball has demanded answers after it emerged London Fire Brigade attended three separate calls to his Islington flat block the day before he was found dead. 'They missed the fire three times. There is a nagging feeling my twin brother could still have been alive'
"20.04.2016 15:39:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Moreland Primary School praised for its 'exciting' lessons A Finsbury primary school is celebrating its first ever “good” Oftsed score. Moreland Primary: another school in Islington to have transformed its fortunes.
"20.04.2016 12:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway mum hopes week-long campaign will bring autistic son home An Islington mother whose severely autistic son is being detained in a mental health facility more than 70 miles away hopes that a week-long campaign will finally bring him home. “For the past three and a half years I haven't done anything with my son. I can't take him to a supermarket, a restaurant or even McDonald's – he always asks me.”
"20.04.2016 09:03:05" islingtongazette.co.uk EU referendum 'puts a lot at stake for the people of Islington' The Gazette drops in on some campaigners for Islington's branch of the Stronger In Europe campaign as they try to convince locals that Britain should vote to stay within the EU in June What do you think?
"20.04.2016 08:06:51" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Love has deeper meaning than genitals', says Barnsbury producer of new transgender film A Barnsbury producer is fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality with her latest short film. Video: Barnsbury actress is fighting for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights with her latest film.
"19.04.2016 15:08:07" islingtongazette.co.uk Shakespeare-mad Archway woman set for Master's degree...aged 91 An Archway woman is to receive her third university degree tomorrow – at the age of 91. 'I really enjoyed studying with people 60 years younger than me'
"19.04.2016 12:06:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway mum's plea to find lost photos of newborn girl after SD card goes missing in Holloway Road A devastated mother is appealing for the safe return of a priceless SD card containing photographs of her newborn daughter. A tearful new mum is offering £50 for the return of her irreplaceable baby photos. Please share to help reunite her with the pictures!
"19.04.2016 08:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Council could be taken to High Court in Wireless Festival row over Finsbury Park Campaigners are ready to launch legal action as they fight to stop Wireless Festival being held in Finsbury Park. Finsbury Park group is asking people to help fund its £35K legal costs in the High Court to stop Wireless Festival.
"18.04.2016 16:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk London Assembly election: Highbury hopeful Alison Marshall 'heartened' by local support for... Sophie Inge meets Highbury charity worker and Women's Equality Party member Alison Marshall, who is standing as a London-wide candidate for the London Assembly this May "I feel strongly that women's equality issues need the attention they are not getting."
"18.04.2016 14:03:39" islingtongazette.co.uk Cellist soundtracks Arsenal title demise at Highbury & Islington station “Get in, don't talk to me, do NOT block me on the escalator, get out.” That's the philosophy of most Londoners in our busy train and Tube stations. Certainly, they are not associated with joy and music. A cellist soundtracked Arsenal's title demise at Highbury & Islington station yesterday...
"18.04.2016 08:53:47" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Cat ripper' feared to be at large in Archway after five-month old kitten is found dead A five-month-old kitten was brutally killed in Archway this week, sparking a warning to Islington pet owners over letting their animals out at night. “Daffy's death bears all the hallmarks of the animal killer who has been confirmed responsible for the 'murders' of over 20 cats, rabbits and foxes since September 2016."
"16.04.2016 09:00:41" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington tenants sleep rough in latest Housing Bill protest Islington council tenants made another powerful stand against the Housing Bill last night – by sleeping outside the town hall. "I was born in Islington, grew up in Islington, and will die in Islington"
Tenants slept rough outside the town hall last night in the latest Housing Bill protest. Full story here:
"15.04.2016 15:34:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Tree planted in honour of child sex abuse victims in Islington care homes 'will stay': TfL Transport bosses this week moved to dispel fears a tree planted in honour of child sex abuse victims from Islington children's homes would be uprooted as part of development plans for Highbury Corner. “The idea was that they too would grow and flourish with the tree regardless of what happened around them.”
"14.04.2016 19:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park company's 'light sabre' fencing gets nerds into martial arts At the back of a studio in Finsbury Park, a group of children wearing masks are duelling with colourful fluorescent swords. “The benefit of using LED sabres is that we can teach children at a much younger age – and that's what we need."
"14.04.2016 16:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Goalkeeper welcomes proposal for Camden & Islington girls' league There's no hiding place for goalkeepers at any level, but that's even more the case when you're the only girl in your team. There's no hiding place for goalkeepers at any level, but that's even more the case when you're the only girl in your team...
"14.04.2016 14:20:47" islingtongazette.co.uk 'He attacked me with a jug... so we split': Andy Riff fondly recalls life in Islington band The Dark “My name is Andy Socratous, but in the band I was 'The Riff'. I was the rhythm guitarist. After one show, a guy came up to me and said I had the wrong name. He told me I should be called 'The Machine'...” Anyone remember this Islington band? It ended with a water jug attack. We spoke to "The Riff".
"14.04.2016 12:12:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Hugh Dennis at Islington Cemetery: 'There are 300,000 amazing war stories' Lance Corporal Constantine Morris lived in Nicholay Road, Archway. He was wounded in the Battle of the Somme on September 15, 1916: the first day of major tank warfare in one of the most devastating battles in history. He returned to his home country for Did you know there are 300,000 war graves in the UK?
Hugh Dennis has launched a campaign to get us to learn their stories on the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. We heard from him at Islington Cemetery.
"14.04.2016 08:05:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Parkinson's sufferer's plea: 'Donate to charity… I'm too ill to enjoy my 80th birthday... John Duncan won't be receiving any presents on his 80th birthday next week. "Presents of bottles of whisky or wine might have been nice but I would probably shake and drop them.”
"13.04.2016 11:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Poo and used condom fears eased by Holloway Road club Neighbours of a renowned Holloway Road music venue no longer have to worry about clubgoers leaving human waste and used condoms outside their homes during the week. Neighbours had complained of defecation, drug use and used condoms.
"13.04.2016 09:13:29" islingtongazette.co.uk Poorly ex-politician from Islington wants to track down cousins before it's too late A poorly ex-councillor has launched a desperate appeal to track down cousins he lost touch with after his parents divorced. Please share...
David Edgerton is at risk of developing cancer and has no immediate family left. He is trying to track down his cousins before it's too late.
"12.04.2016 15:12:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council is butt of PM's 'overseas investments' jibe in Parliament Islington councillors were forced to defend the ethics of the Town Hall's pension pot after the Prime Minister named the council in Parliament as benefiting from overseas investments. Islington councillors were forced to defend the ethics of the Town Hall's pension pot after the Prime Minister named the council in Parliament as benefiting from overseas investments.
"12.04.2016 13:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Russian Dolls, King's Head Theatre, review: 'Script does not shy away from horrors of gang life' The media is rarely kind to today's youth. Branded lazy and scroungers, even their successes are usually followed by a variation on the phrase: “Well, it was harder in my day”. Fancy a bit of culture? Our theatre critic reckons this hard-hitting show in Upper Street is "80 minutes of flawless, gut-punching theatre". Go check it out!
"12.04.2016 10:37:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court floods for third time in a month Cells at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court have flooded for the third time in a month, leaving staff scrambling to move prisoners out to other courts. All custody cases are being transferred.
"12.04.2016 10:03:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington ADHD support group marks six months A community group set up by volunteers to support families affected by ADHD is celebrating its first six months in action. "Parents are pulling their hair out so much not just because the kids are impulsive, but because of the day-to-day anxiety that comes with it."
"12.04.2016 07:51:07" islingtongazette.co.uk Christ Church Highbury: Vicar 'ecstatic' at grant to fix crumbling spire The reverend at Christ Church Highbury is “ecstatic” after the church managed to secure a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to repair its disintegrating spire. It was a great surprise as we were up against a lot of other urgent at-risk buildings right across London competing for the same pot of money.
"10.04.2016 14:30:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Car 'thrown like a tennis ball' in Finsbury Park station smash A car was caught under a waste lorry and thrown towards the concourse of Finsbury Park station this afternoon. 'The damage was unbelievable'
"09.04.2016 11:01:00" hamhigh.co.uk Hazar House of Meze, Highgate, food review: 'Smart but hearty Turkish fare' Turkish food and fine dining: the concept is almost oxymoronic. Posh meze? Colour us intrigued...
"08.04.2016 16:33:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Tech City: Meet the 25 year old petrolhead behind Car Throttle Tech City is the third largest technology hub in the world, and it's right on our doorstep. Each week, we bring you news from the thriving area around Old Street roundabout. This week Victoria Ibitoye chats to Adnan Ebrahim, the 25-year-old petrolhead who 'My neighbour thought I was a drug dealer when flash cars started turning up outside my house.'
"07.04.2016 15:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn at Islington Somali Banadir Association: 'Diversity is our strength' A 66-year-old man stands at the front of a crowded community hall. His audience offers him thunderous applause – but there is a slight delay after each clap, rather like an expectant football crowd waiting for a free kick to be taken. Jeremy Corbyn grins Jeremy Corbyn admits he spends less time in Islington North these days, but he appears to remain as popular as ever.
Are you happy with his constituency work?
"07.04.2016 13:34:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Retro club night for partygoers in 30s, 40s and 50s comes to Islington Nikki Spencer, 55, is the founder of Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet (HSDY), a club night playing '70s and '80s soul, disco and funk aimed at people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who still want to go out dancing to their favourite music but somewhere where they "We're not like our parents' generation, who led a much more sedate life. We can still move, and so why shouldn't we still dance?"
"07.04.2016 11:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Pay £78 a week for heating and hot water', disabled tenants in Holloway sheltered accommodation... Disabled pensioners in Holloway were sent letters by their housing association threatening a 450 per cent increase in bills. “I was absolutely shocked and horrified. If I had to pay that I'd be left with about £25 a week for food and the rest of my bills."
"07.04.2016 08:42:10" islingtongazette.co.uk Missing Finsbury Park woman 'was heading to Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road' Police are appealing for information after a Finsbury Park woman went missing yesterday afternoon. PLEASE SHARE
Finsbury Park woman missing since yesterday afternoon. She was heading to central London. More info here:
"07.04.2016 07:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway gyratory: Protesters take battle to the High Court Protesters have taken their concerns about the Archway gyratory removal to the High Court in the hope of obtaining a judicial review. What do you think?
"06.04.2016 19:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Anger over proposal to axe Highbury Corner 277 bus service Islington commuters are outraged over proposals to axe a section of the 277 bus route as part of the controversial proposed redesign of Highbury Corner. “We want to see the 277 continuing to serve Highbury and Islington station."
"06.04.2016 18:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington's family-run Desperados is 'best Mexican restaurant in London' A family-run Upper Street restaurant has been named the best Mexican haunt in southern England at the annual Food Awards. “People think big companies are always the best but sometimes the smaller, family-run businesses are better because they are more personal.”
"06.04.2016 16:23:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Grand houses of Highbury are revealed in new tour A Jack the Ripper suspect and a film character played by Hugh Grant are just a few of Highbury's eccentric alumni featured in a new tour, as the Gazette discovers Recognise this Highbury house? Clue: it features in one of the "cheesiest" scenes in cinematic history
"05.04.2016 15:23:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Barnsbury businesswoman on verge of mountaineering world record Ten years ago, Barnsbury company director Masha Gordon couldn't run 5km without collapsing in exhaustion. Ten years ago, this woman from Barnsbury couldn't run a 5K.
In the next month, she will trek the entire North Pole, climb Everest and hopefully set a world record...
"05.04.2016 08:06:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington people's plaque: nominations open for our greatest residents Do you know an Islingtonian who passed away more than a year ago and who you think should be honoured for their services to our borough? Nominations are open to remember Islington's greatest (dead) residents. Who would you vote for?
"04.04.2016 16:26:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington's Shanny is the hottest new rapper in the game... aged NINE Islington has a new hip-hop superstar. Her name is Shanny. And she is nine years old. VIDEO: See for yourself the amazing talent of Islington-based rapper Shanny... who is nine years old!
"04.04.2016 13:38:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Sarah Young: Neighbours of Highbury businesswoman pay tribute after she drowns in Pacific Ocean Amateur sailor Sarah Young “had all sorts of plans for the future” before she died at sea on Friday, neighbours said this afternoon. 'She was just snuffed out like that. It's awful.'
Very sad story. Sarah Young, of Highbury, drowned in the Pacific Ocean on Friday. She was taking part in a world yacht race, and was buried at sea yesterday.
Neighbours pay tribute here:
"04.04.2016 10:36:06" islingtongazette.co.uk No weekend trains on Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line Weekend services have been halted with immediate effect on London Overground's Gospel Oak to Barking line as work starts to electrify the line. Full services are expected to resume in June 2017.
"01.04.2016 11:41:14" islingtongazette.co.uk Stefan Appleton: Pair cleared of murdering teen but boy, 17, guilty of manslaughter Two 17-year-old boys were today cleared of murdering Stefan Appleton in a Canonbury park. BREAKING: Stefan Appleton's killer has been convicted of manslaughter.
"31.03.2016 17:50:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Barnsbury anti-car campaigner Rosalind Readhead bows out of race for London Mayor Anti-car campaigner Rosalind Readhead has announced that she will no longer be standing as an independent candidate for mayor of London. “I hope whoever succeeds as London Mayor will honour their duty of care to all Londoners, including children who make up nearly 25 per cent of the population of the city."
"31.03.2016 16:37:20" islingtongazette.co.uk Zaha Hadid: Clerkenwell firm pays tribute to ‘greatest female architect in the world’ World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has died at the age of 65, her firm has announced. “Zaha Hadid was widely regarded to be the greatest female architect in the world today.”
"31.03.2016 13:30:01" hamhigh.co.uk ‘Reckless’ Whittington weight-loss surgeon struck off after six patient deaths A heartbroken Kentish Town mother said a leading weight-loss surgeon who showed “reckless disregard” whilst caring for her daughter at had “got what he deserved” following news he has been struck off. “I'm happy he's been struck off. You put your lives in these people’s hands and you trust them, you don’t expect them to make mistakes.”
"31.03.2016 11:33:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Congregation collects 1,300kg of food during three-week fast for Islington Food Bank A congregation in Tufnell Park has given up two meals a day for three entire weeks – in order to donate food to the hungry. Instead of eating breakfast and lunch, the congregation were encouraged to donate the food that they would have eaten to Islington Food Bank.
"31.03.2016 11:02:30" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"31.03.2016 10:55:09" islingtongazette.co.uk Man in hospital after alleged drive-by shooting in Finsbury Park Gang police are investigating after a man was allegedly shot by a gunman on a motorbike in Finsbury Park last night. Did you see anything?
"31.03.2016 10:33:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park residents rally to rescue beloved E.Mono kebab shop Concerned Finsbury Park residents have started a petition to save a critically-acclaimed kebab shop from closing down. “There are a lot of big supermarket and coffee chains coming in and taking over and we're losing these small independent businesses that are so crucial in keeping the character of an area.”
"31.03.2016 08:21:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington’s cheapest home is a studio flat above a McDonald’s The cheapest home on the market in the whole of Islington is a poky studio flat How much is the cheapest flat in Islington? Find out here...
"29.03.2016 08:58:09" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Purim celebrations kick off with football-themed fun Members of Islington’s Jewish community celebrated the festival of Purim in style last week at a special football-themed fancy dress event. Members of Islington’s Jewish community celebrated the festival of Purim in style last week at a special football-themed fancy dress event.
"24.03.2016 18:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Meet Elizabeth Jones: 88-year-old ‘powerhouse’ who drives Islington’s talking newspaper We at the Islington Gazette are often guilty of moaning. Moaning about deadlines. Moaning about press officers. Moaning about anything. Truth is, we have it easy. On Monday, perspective dawned as we dropped by at Talking News Islington to help celebrate This is inspiring. Elizabeth Jones is 88, and blind. But it doesn't stop her running Talking News Islington, the audio service for blind/visually impaired people in our borough. She attended a huge 154 meetings to promote it last year. Full feature
"24.03.2016 15:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury street is a hotspot for ‘road rage ruckuses’ A rat run is causing furious motorists to jump out their cars and brawl each other, residents have claimed. Why is this pleasant Highbury street causing so many road rage ruckuses?
"24.03.2016 12:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Revealed: What lurks beneath the murky waters of the Regent’s Canal A sofa, some shopping trolleys and a tin bath are just some of the more unusual items lurking beneath the murky waters of the Regent’s Canal, it has been revealed. Items hauled out of the canal over the years range from an unexploded World War 2 hand grenade to a Volkswagen camper van and Hindu statues
"24.03.2016 11:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Tour uncovers the radical past of Newington Green Tour guide Rob Smith tells the Gazette about the community of dissenters that took up residence in Newington Green 250 years ago – and inspired three US Founding Fathers and women’s rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft A tour guide tells the Gazette about the community of dissenters that took up residence in Newington Green 250 years ago – inspiring women’s rights activist Mary Wollstonecraft
"24.03.2016 08:52:49" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Grove teachers demand answers over job cuts as head Tom Sherrington vigorously defends... Serious concerns have been raised about staff redundancies at an Islington secondary school as the Gazette can today reveal it has come under fire over a “perplexing” black hole in finances. EXCLUSIVE
Teachers demand answers from Highbury Grove School over redundancies - after headteacher comes under fire for a £700K black hole in its finances. Special report here...
"23.03.2016 15:39:23" islingtongazette.co.uk Jones Brothers reunion: salon workers in search of former Holloway Road colleagues Hairdressers who worked at the department store Jones Brothers have launched an appeal to track down their old workmates. Please share!
Hairdressers who worked at the former Jones Brothers department store in Holloway Road (closed 1990) are trying to track down their former colleagues.
"23.03.2016 12:04:07" islingtongazette.co.uk 47 years for Islington robbers who targeted the Midlands and Yorkshire Six Islington men have been jailed for a combined 47 years after targeting jewellers across the country. Six robbers from Islington borough, who targeted jewellers as far out as the Midlands and Yorkshire, have been jailed for a combined 47 years.
"23.03.2016 10:23:43" islingtongazette.co.uk Neville Marshall missing: Elderly man left Finsbury Park home ‘in pyjamas’ Police have joined the search to find an elderly man with dementia who disappeared from his Finsbury Park home – possibly in pyjamas and slippers – last weekend. This man has been missing from his home since Sunday. Have you seen him?
"22.03.2016 15:17:17" islingtongazette.co.uk ‘Our song made Joe Meek fall to his knees’: Honeycombs founder recalls life in Holloway Road... Most people who pass through Holloway Road wouldn’t even register number 304. Just a supermarket on the ground floor, with flats above. Nothing to see here. 'Joe Meek heard our song and fell to his knees. Three months later, it was number one.'
The Honeycombs speak to us about recording in 304 Holloway Road: the infamous studio where producer Meek shot dead his landlady and then turned the gun on himself.
"22.03.2016 13:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Revealed: ‘Shocking’ pollution levels recorded outside 22 Islington schools Thousands of Islington schoolchildren are breathing in filthy air that is way above the EU pollution limit, “shocking” new tests have revealed. How much pollution is your child breathing in? Read the story for the full list of schools and how they ranked for air quality.
"22.03.2016 11:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Biddlestone Road Open Space: Children’s joy as Holloway park reopens Children celebrated the reopening of a green space in Holloway last weekend following a major revamp. Improvements include new lawns, trees, a playground, a basketball hoop, a sandpit, and a new entrance in Holloway Road.
"22.03.2016 09:19:37" islingtongazette.co.uk How Islington’s ‘dine in the dark’ eatery has stayed in the black for 10 years As Clerkenwell restaurant ‘Dans Le Noir?’ celebrates its 10th anniversary, the Gazette chats to the French owner Edouard de Broglie about how dining in darkness challenges the senses and breaks social barriers in the process Think you know veal from tuna or white wine from red? You'll never look at food in the same way again after a visit to this restaurant...
"21.03.2016 11:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk 10” knife found in communal stairwell of Clerkenwell estate Islington police officers seized a 10-inch knife stashed in the public stairwell of a Clerkenwell tower block at the weekend. This 10" knife was found and seized from a communal stairwell by Islington police officers at the weekend.
"21.03.2016 09:53:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Safety warning after child ‘followed to school’ in Islington Islington parents were on Friday warned to be vigilant after a man in a Mercedes reportedly followed a child to school. Islington parents have been warned to be vigilant after a man in a Mercedes reportedly followed a child to school.
"19.03.2016 10:00:01" hamhigh.co.uk High Rise, film review: ‘Tom Hiddleston shines in chaotic 70s tower block terror story’ High Rise is yesterday’s dystopian vision today. Planning a cinema trip this weekend?
"18.03.2016 12:20:06" hackneygazette.co.uk Fears for safety of ‘gang member’ called to testify at controversial inquest There are fears for the safety of an alleged Pembury Boys gang member when he is called to give evidence about his rivals at the inquest of shooting victim Joseph Burke-Monerville. No one was ever brought to justice over the shooting of Joseph Burke-Monerville. Now an inquest is set to hear evidence from an alleged gang member - who fears for his safety if he is identified in court.
"18.03.2016 09:50:53" islingtongazette.co.uk Dodgy Holloway landlords ordered to pay back £98,000 profits by Islington Council Two landlords who breached planning rules in a converted Holloway house have been hit with a £116,000 bill. Islington housing chief warns bad landlords: 'Be prepared to pay back lots of money.'
"18.03.2016 09:38:53" islingtongazette.co.uk ‘Finsbury Park is changing... we needed to make it safer’ A key approach to Finsbury Park station was made safer for pedestrians and cyclists this week. “The Finsbury Park area will undergo big changes in the coming years and the station will only become more popular as new homes are built and more jobs are created."
"17.03.2016 16:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Mayor Civic Awards: ‘Inspiring’ event sees Islington’s unsung heroes awarded Islington’s community champions were honoured at an “inspiring” ceremony at Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday. Islington's unsung heroes: