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"21.04.2017 16:21:42" islingtongazette.co.uk General Election 2017: Brexit no threat to Labour in Islington, party insists – as Greens, Lib Dems prepare for fight Green and Lib Dem candidates are no threat to Labour in Islington – despite warning signs the party's stance on Brexit could damage it locally, a senior party source has insisted. 'I have not spoken to a single human being switching from Labour to the Lib Dems' - senior Labour source
"21.04.2017 09:55:45" islingtongazette.co.uk Stabbing near Canonbury doctor's surgery leaves patient with 'possibly life-changing injuries' A man has potentially life-changing injuries after being stabbed near a doctor's surgery in Canonbury this morning. This is why Elizabeth Avenue is taped off...
"21.04.2017 08:22:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Five-year leak from council flat upstairs leaves desperate Holloway woman 'homeless' The fed-up owner of this sopping Holloway flat says a five-year leak from the council flat above has left her effectively homeless. There is some serious damp in this flat
"20.04.2017 18:33:42" islingtongazette.co.uk General Election 2017: Terry Stacy steps down as Lib Dem candidate for Islington South and Finsbury Terry Stacy tonight stood down as Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury. Shock announcement comes just two days after the election was called
"20.04.2017 16:25:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Rifles commemorated on 100th anniversary of biggest First World War loss Veterans and dignitaries from Islington turned out to commemorate the Finsbury Rifles last night – 100 years on from their biggest loss of the First World War. 'The whole purpose of the event was to commemorate the men that died from the local area'
"20.04.2017 15:49:57" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn: 'Stop thinking everyone in Islington is living the life of Riley' Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scorned Islington's “elitist” stereotype while launching his general election campaign today. "It's true that Islington has capuccino suppers. But it's also true that children live in poverty. It's also true people are homeless"
"20.04.2017 11:55:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Record Store Day 2017: 'I sold my house to keep my store open' says owner of Flashback in Essex Road Flashback Records is one of the top record shop companies in the UK. But like all indie stores, it had to endure some tough times before the vinyl revolution came along. Owner Mark Burgess tells the Gazette about his change in fortunes. Mark Burgess talks Haggle, D.O.C and Harum - who remembers these record stores?
"19.04.2017 20:24:53" islingtongazette.co.uk Domestic violence charity praises Islington Council for evicting 'violent man' even after he was cleared of attacking ex A leading domestic violence charity has applauded Islington Council's bold decision to evict a tenant who was seen attacking his ex-partner – even after he was acquitted in court. 'Ending violence against women and girls is everyone's business. It should never be tolerated, in any form, by any of us'
"19.04.2017 15:37:47" islingtongazette.co.uk Man stabbed in Hornsey Road A 21-year-old man was stabbed this afternoon in Hornsey Road. Paramedics called the police yesterday afternoon
"19.04.2017 09:20:42" islingtongazette.co.uk General Election 2017: Emily Thornberry rubbishes Lib Dems' Brexit approach Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry has rubbished the Liberal Democrats' approach to Brexit after a rival candidate claimed her majority would “crumble before her eyes”. Will Brexit impact your decision at the election? Vote in our poll in the link
"18.04.2017 15:03:42" islingtongazette.co.uk General Election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn says Brexit won't cost his Islington North seat Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed claims his Brexit stance could cost him Islington North in June's snap general election. POLL: Will Corbyn's stance on Brexit influence your vote?
"18.04.2017 12:55:16" islingtongazette.co.uk General Election 2017: Lib Dem candidate Terry Stacy says backing Brexit could cost Emily Thornberry Islington South The Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury this afternoon said Emily Thornberry's Labour majority will “crumble before her eyes” in June's general election. Could Emily Thornberry be in trouble?
"16.04.2017 14:04:08" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council tells Archway shops: 'Protect environment and make more money' The town hall is trying to make Archway businesses more profitable – by cutting air emissions. Is this the future of business deliveries in Archway?
"16.04.2017 09:14:51" islingtongazette.co.uk St Mary's Church: How 'heart of Islington' was destroyed by war and rebuilt in peace St Mary's, the mother church of Islington, needs to be renovated for the first time since the Blitz. The Gazette learns about the impact of that bomb. St Mary's was the first church in London to be destroyed in the Blitz.
"13.04.2017 06:19:46" islingtongazette.co.uk Gillespie Road homeowners demand: 'Close this road rage rat run' Furious homeowners have demanded Islington Council close off a rat run once and for all. VIDEO: They are sick of exhaust fumes... and people getting out of their cars to brawl each other
"12.04.2017 14:31:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury and Islington station evacuated after person hit by train Highbury and Islington station has been evacuated after a person was hit by a train. This is why the emergency services are at the station
"12.04.2017 12:40:35" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington's indie music venues 'may have to abandon new acts' after business rates hike – report Grassroots music venues across Islington could be forced to close or ditch their support for up and coming acts thanks to huge hikes in business rates, a new report claims. Worrying times
"12.04.2017 09:23:38" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Shoeless burglar breaks into Highbury house and takes man's trousers A shoeless burglar crept into a man's bedroom and took his trousers. A ridiculous story from our archives
"12.04.2017 07:08:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Meet the Islington volunteers who party with over-75s to beat loneliness For many, Sundays are a chance to unwind with friends and family. But for some elderly people that just makes it seem all the more lonely. Wonderful scheme.
"11.04.2017 18:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk From pie and mash to salt beef: The changing face of Chapel Market Chapel Market is a true old-school Islington high street. But like it or not, the profile of its shops is slowly changing. The Gazette asks whether the traditional stores can survive as customers' habits change. A swanky new salt beef bar certainly stands out in Chapel Market. But its owner says: 'We must not lose the traditional shops'
"11.04.2017 17:59:53" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Cycling Club recreates team photo taken in Hazellville Road in 1909 A century-old photo of Islington Cycling Club has provided some unlikely inspiration for the refurbishment of a shop in Hornsey Rise, writes David Child. Amazing!
"11.04.2017 14:20:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Keown: Future Arsenal stars can grow on new Ambler Primary pitch As a player, and even now as a pundit, Martin Keown has always divided opinion. Unless you are a Gooner, of course. "Some of these kids are dreaming of playing for Arsenal one day"... great picture
"11.04.2017 12:20:23" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington's Stuart Low Trust charity 'ordered woman who complained of sexual harassment not to go to police' A vulnerable woman has been banned from an Islington mental health charity – after she was seemingly ordered by its chief exec not to report sexual harassment to the police. This boss apparently ordered a woman not to report sexual harassment at her charity premises.
"11.04.2017 09:27:14" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington's Stuart Low Trust charity 'ordered woman who complained of sexual harassment not to go to police' A vulnerable woman has been banned from an Islington mental health charity – after she was seemingly ordered by its chief exec not to report sexual harassment to the police. "I was sexually harassed yet I was turned into the perpetrator"
"10.04.2017 11:35:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Police seize £50k of cannabis from Hornsey Rise bedroom Officers seized over £50,000 worth of cannabis in a Hornsey Rise raid this morning. It came after another big raid in Finsbury Park on Saturday
"10.04.2017 09:35:39" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Mum made boy hang by his arms over 10-foot drop A Newington Green mum admitted torturing her six-year-old son. The boy was saved by hospital staff.
"10.04.2017 06:51:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Copenhagen Street acid attack: Dad, 40, suffers 'life changing injuries' A two-year-old boy also had burns. Horrific
"09.04.2017 08:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park Arts Building to welcome Walnut eatery Liz Lowe meets Emma Duggan, the chef at Walnut, a soon to open eatery in Finsbury Park Coming soon...
"08.04.2017 10:08:46" islingtongazette.co.uk From pie and mash to salt beef: The changing face of Chapel Market Chapel Market is a true old-school Islington high street. But like it or not, the profile of its shops is slowly changing. The Gazette asks whether the traditional stores can survive as customers' habits change. "Chapel Market is the heart of Islington and more people need to frequent it"
"08.04.2017 08:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Ferocious Dog: Our band stands for helping the less fortunate' The punk-slash-folk group plays at The Garage in Highbury on April 8, collecting food and clothes for those in need They look a bit stern in this photo but they've got hearts of gold - they're collecting food and clothes for the needy at their Garage gig tonight
"07.04.2017 10:17:41" islingtongazette.co.uk Brady Dennis Bergkamp Wright: Teenager 'named after two Arsenal legends' admits £4,000 Travelodge rampage A teenager apparently named after two Arsenal legends has admitted causing £4,000 of damage to a Travelodge. His parents *may* be Arsenal fans
"06.04.2017 19:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Drayton Park cafe owner insists: 'I wasn't trying to lie about hygiene score' A disgruntled cafe owner recently given a £2,500 bill for displaying an outdated food hygiene rating has defended his actions, insisting: “I wasn't trying to lie.” He kept his 5-star rating in the window despite four warnings from the council to take it down.
"06.04.2017 18:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Bereaved dad takes on London Marathon so The Whittington Hospital can support more parents of stillborn children A bereaved dad is running the London Marathon for The Whittington – so other parents whose children are stillborn can benefit from the support he did. "We should have been planning to have a newborn baby, but we were transported to an alien world which was almost like a nightmare of planning the total opposite."
"06.04.2017 16:32:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Professional fraudster from Archway guilty of £104,000 wine con A professional fraudster posed as a jet-setting businessman to convince people to invest £104,000 in wine packages – and used the cash to fund his champagne lifestyle. All to fund his champagne lifestyle...
"06.04.2017 15:20:18" hackneygazette.co.uk Thousands rally around Stoke Newington teenager who faces deportation to Bangladesh after 13 years Heartbroken teenagers in Stoke Newington are campaigning to stop their former schoolmate being deported back to his birthplace in Bangladesh. A heartbreaking story from our sister paper the Hackney Gazette...
"06.04.2017 06:26:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Sobell Leisure Centre gives five-a-side football league the boot to make way for trampoline park Footballers are kicking off over plans to move their five-a-side league out of a leisure centre – to make room for a trampoline park. Some of them have been playing at Sobell for 20 years. And this is how they are treated...
"05.04.2017 19:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Pensioner in court over Chapel Market shoplifting A 70-year-old pensioner was fined 10 shillings after she admitted shoplifting from the Chapel Market branch of Woolworths. She got caught nicking ketchup and a jar of coffee from Woolworths
"05.04.2017 12:38:22" islingtongazette.co.uk Drayton Park cafe owner insists: 'I wasn't trying to lie about hygiene score' A disgruntled cafe owner recently given a £2,500 bill for displaying an outdated food hygiene rating has defended his actions, insisting: “I wasn't trying to lie.” "I wasn't doing anything really bad – there weren't mice around”
"05.04.2017 10:40:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway station: Man dies after being hit by Tube train A man died this morning after he was struck by a Northern line train at Archway station. So sad. Police are trying to identify him.
"05.04.2017 08:48:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury shopkeepers plead for CCTV after burglars strike twice in one night Business owners around Highbury Fields are pleading for more protection from burglars after two independent shops became the latest in the neighbourhood to be hit by raiders. Highbury Barn Barber Shop and To Be Established were burgled on Saturday.
"05.04.2017 06:42:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council make Arsenal matchday parking gaffe Drivers living in the shadow of the Emirates Stadium were left fuming after an Islington Council gaffe left them thinking matchday parking controls had been changed to 6am. As if this issue wasn't sensitive enough
"04.04.2017 12:28:21" islingtongazette.co.uk Barnsbury bones: Pubgoer reveals details of gruesome discovery in Cloudesley Square Two “human” leg bones were left on a Barnsbury pavement for the entire street to see, the man who discovered them said today. "Whoever laid the bones there clearly wanted them to be found"
"03.04.2017 16:06:10" islingtongazette.co.uk Jailed: Highbury phone thief who fled wrong way down M11 at 90mph A moped-riding phone snatcher who tried to get away from police by driving down the motorway the wrong way at 90mph is behind bars. What an idiot
"03.04.2017 11:32:44" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Two human bones found in potato bag' opposite Barnsbury pub Police are investigating after human bones were found in a building site opposite The Crown pub in Cloudesley Square, Barnsbury. Bones found in a building site last night. Police investigating
"03.04.2017 09:36:54" islingtongazette.co.uk Business of the week: The ramshackle furniture shop in Northchurch Road beloved of Harry Styles and Paloma Faith In a new weekly feature, the Gazette visits an interesting or unusual company trading here in Islington. This week we pop in to the fascinating Mr All Sorts off Essex Road. Our "business of the week" just off Essex Road
"03.04.2017 07:22:09" islingtongazette.co.uk Man wanted after hospitalising bus passenger in brutal Upper Street assault Police are appealing for information after a 44-year-old man was punched in the face and thrown on the pavement in Upper Street. Horrible. Please share to help find the culprit
"02.04.2017 17:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk One man, 17 roles: Shakespeare gets a makeover Set in the Second World War in a sleepy Devon village, the poignant comedy follows George and an eccentric cast as they take on Henry V. Mark Carey plays all 17 characters in the 90-minute show
"02.04.2017 08:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Sally Emerson: 'For female writers, houses are about the atmosphere' It was a dilapidated house in Baalbec Road, Highbury Fields that inspired Sally Emerson's novel Fire Child How a dilapidated house in Baalbec Road inspired Sally Emerson's novel Fire Child
"02.04.2017 08:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Business of the week: Sunday, the cafe people queue for in Hemingford Road In a new weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visit Sunday in Barnsbury, a cafe so popular that people happily spend hours of their weekend queueing to get in. Would you queue an hour for brunch?
"01.04.2017 17:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Prepare for a Feast of Fiddles at the Union Chapel Featuring top fiddlers from Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and Show of Hands, the folk rock outfit that has been likened to a group of geography teachers takes to the Chapel stage The band includes fiddlers from Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention and Show of Hands, and has been likened to a group of geography teachers (their words)
"31.03.2017 19:00:00" Horrific attack on charity boss in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbur... This chilling footage shows a charity boss being bottled in Finsbury Park last night. Do you know the attacker? http://bit.ly/2nrjHkX
"31.03.2017 17:30:00" hackneygazette.co.uk CCTV captures horrific moment charity boss is bottled after confronting 'drug dealers' in Finsbury Park This is the chilling moment a charity director was bottled after confronting suspected drug dealers outside his Finsbury Park office last night. Watch: The Gazette has obtained CCTV of the horrific attack in Finsbury Park last night
"31.03.2017 15:52:35" islingtongazette.co.uk Jonathon 'JJ' McPhillips: Mum Michelle leads 300 through streets of Islington for funeral of 'my baby boy' Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips was given a huge Islington send-off today. "This world is an empty place without you"
Pictures and full report from JJ's funeral today.
"31.03.2017 11:19:30" Timeline Photos "OUR BOY"
JJ McPhillips funeral procession to St Mary's Church
"31.03.2017 06:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington hit by Victoria line and Overground closures over Easter weekend Islington stations will be hit by three sets of closures to the Victoria and Overground lines during the Easter bank holiday weekend. Four days of disruption
"30.03.2017 19:12:59" islingtongazette.co.uk 'I never had anything like this!' Alex Iwobi celebrates 10 years of Arsenal 'Kicks' at Elthorne Park He is Arsenal's best young talent and has shared a pitch with Lionel Messi at Barcelona's Nou Camp. But even Alex Iwobi was humbled by a visit to Elthorne Park in Hornsey Rise last night. "We have so many success stories. The younger generation see these people as an example"
"30.03.2017 18:23:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Man in hospital after attack in Seven Sisters Road that left pavement 'covered in blood' Police have taped off a section of bloodsoaked pavement in Finsbury Park after a man was attacked this evening. This is why the pavement is taped off
"30.03.2017 16:57:19" islingtongazette.co.uk Lawyers' fury over plans for 8am start at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court Sleepy criminals will be dragged to court before breakfast under controversial plans to begin hearings at the crack of dawn. Hearings could start at 8am...
"30.03.2017 13:39:55" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway drug dealer sent back to jail over passport scam A drug dealer has been sent back to prison after being caught flying to the UK from Spain on a false passport. Happiest mugshot ever...
"30.03.2017 12:27:35" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"30.03.2017 08:25:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Sotheby Mews Day Centre closure: 'This place is our lifeline... we're on the brink of cracking up' Tearful elderly people say they have been “erased” by Islington Council as it shuts their “second home” in Highbury. "The council are being meanies to us. We are living too long and it's annoying them"
"29.03.2017 16:57:46" islingtongazette.co.uk New Beacon Books – UK's first black bookshop saved after crowdfunder smashes £10k target Thousands of pounds have been donated to save New Beacon Books from closure. The Gazette looks at the history of the iconic Finsbury Park shop. Here's to another 50 years!
"29.03.2017 13:37:55" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Court tells Highbury dad of nine to stop having children An unemployed Highbury man was grilled in court about why he had so many children. He just couldn't stop having children
"29.03.2017 08:27:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Michelle McPhillips: 'Two girls have lost their dad... I want JJ's killer to see me carrying his coffin' The family of Jonathon 'JJ' McPhillips will finally be able to grieve at his funeral on Friday. But with his killer still at large, mum Michelle McPhillips says his death has 'ripped the heart' out of her family. She speaks to James Morris. "JJ's death has ripped the heart from us. Someone's mother knows their son did this"
"28.03.2017 12:58:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Revealed: Mysterious Essex Road lifesaver is scaffolder who jumped out of a cab to give CPR The mysterious “Billy” who saved a man's life in Essex Road by performing CPR is a scaffolder from Essex who was passing in a cab, the Gazette can reveal. 'What happened hasn't left my brain since. I was going to pop into the pub on Friday to make sure everything was alright'
"28.03.2017 10:56:06" islingtongazette.co.uk Man sexually assaulted on packed rush-hour Tube from Finsbury Park A man was subjected to a prolonged sexual assault on a packed rush-hour Tube last week after getting on at Finsbury Park. Horrific
"27.03.2017 17:11:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Police search for heroic teen who saved man's life in Essex Road with CPR – then walked off Police are hoping to track down a heroic teenager who saved the life of an old man by performing CPR – before casually walking off. Do you know 'Billy'?
"27.03.2017 16:25:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Labour and Green parties come together for road safety in Highbury The photo has been long in the making, amid growing tension between colleagues. A must read for people who live in Highbury/people who enjoy dodgy Beatles puns
"27.03.2017 14:02:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Essex Road crash: 'I left pub and saw bodies on the floor' Bodies were strewn over the pavement after a car ploughed into pedestrians in Essex Road, a pubgoer said this afternoon. Terrifying
"27.03.2017 11:50:57" islingtongazette.co.uk George Kinsella: 'Thousands of kids have pledged never to carry a knife in Ben's name – but it's not enough' Nine years on from Ben Kinsella's horrific murder, his family is as determined as ever to fight knife crime. The Gazette speaks to his dad George. "We lost our only son. Our lives have never been the same. I still find it difficult to sleep"
"27.03.2017 08:30:46" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Islington Council staff take 20 sick days a year The average Islington Council worker was taking 20 sick days a year, an investigation revealed. 20!
"26.03.2017 08:19:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Essex Road incident: Police rule out terror as car ploughs into revellers Four people have been arrested after a car ploughed into revellers outside Essex Road's Old Queen's Head pub last night. Four people tried to flee after the car ploughed into pedestrians last night
"24.03.2017 15:15:38" islingtongazette.co.uk Homeowners fear 'demise' of Camden Passage – because an upmarket deli called Le Coq Epicier wants to sell fine wine Camden Passage neighbours have urged Islington Council to stop the “dismemberment” of the famous antiques street – after an upmarket deli called “Le Coq Epicier” applied to sell wine. These people think Camden Passage is changing for the worse...
"23.03.2017 16:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Huge development plans for Golden Lane Estate panned by campaigners 'Show some respect' is the message from people on the Grade II-listed Golden Lane Estate to Islington Council and the City. The Gazette found out why plans for a school, private flats and a council tower block have angered them. The Golden Lane Estate straddles the border of Islington and the City. Guess which side the tower block is going on...
"23.03.2017 12:40:00" islingtongazette.co.uk City of London trust to reopen Highbury Grove School as an academy in September Troubled Highbury Grove School is a step closer to becoming an academy after the City of London Corporation formally announced plans to sponsor it. Here's the latest on Highbury Grove turning into an academy...
"23.03.2017 11:40:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Sir Ian McKellen brings back Gandalf to raise funds for the Park Theatre Forget blockbusters Beauty and the Beast, X Men or Lord of the Rings – fringe theatre is where it's at, as Sir Ian McKellen steps in to offer support. There will be a limited number of £10 tickets available on the day...
"23.03.2017 10:40:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Grove School puts on barnstorming production of Les Miserables A group of parents believe a barnstorming production of Les Miserables stands in stark contrast to a school's damning Ofsted report. Looks like a great evening - were you there?
"23.03.2017 09:25:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Labour criticised over 'cash for canvassing' tactics The Islington Labour Group has come under fire for offering paid positions to councillors based on the amount of political campaigning they do. Do you think this is right?
"23.03.2017 07:34:35" islingtongazette.co.uk Huge development plans for Golden Lane Estate panned by campaigners 'Show some respect' is the message from people on the Grade II-listed Golden Lane Estate to Islington Council and the City. The Gazette found out why plans for a school, private flats and a council tower block have angered them. What do you make of the plans?
"22.03.2017 17:00:52" islingtongazette.co.uk Westminster attack: Islington MP Emily Thornberry tells how she was yards away as drama unfolded "The police response was extremely rapid and they dealt with it very well"
"22.03.2017 13:07:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Demi Williams' family calls for new police probe into 'suicide DVD' death in Archway The family of a young woman who killed herself have accused police of failing to properly investigate a disturbing DVD on assisted suicide found in her flat – and called for the case to be reopened. 'It is my belief that the Met Police have failed us as a family'
"22.03.2017 12:02:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway hotel owner offers free earplugs to guests – because of gyratory noise Many hotel guests are greeted with complimentary chocolates and mints on their pillows. But an Archway bed and breakfast is now doling out free earplugs. The reason? The gyratory, of course. Archway gyratory strikes again...
"21.03.2017 19:13:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants celebrates turning 20 – and helping 2,000 people The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants has turned 20. The Gazette hears how it has helped people on the brink – as well as surviving the brink itself. "One girl had fled her war-torn country. She was sleeping on buses. We were able to help. Now she is running her own beauty business"
"21.03.2017 13:12:17" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington is 'fourth worst' in London for noise nuisance Islington had the fourth highest rate of noise complaints in London last year. 48 complaints per every 1,000 people...
"20.03.2017 11:27:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Alice Brindley: Missing Suffolk girl, 13, caught train to Islington Parents of a missing 13-year-old girl from Suffolk have pleaded with her to come home after discovering she caught the train to Islington. Have you seen Alice? Please share to help find her
"19.03.2017 11:20:14" hackneygazette.co.uk Finsbury Park toddler death: Murder police hunt suspect after one-year-old boy dies A one-year-old boy has died and a girl of the same age is fighting for her life after they were found with critical injuries at a Finsbury Park flat. Police were called at 11.10pm last night
"17.03.2017 13:08:26" islingtongazette.co.uk RUDY I LOVE YOU: Mystery surrounds enormous love letter scrawled in Northampton Park, Canonbury A giant love letter scrawled in lavender paint on a Canonbury street has neighbours scratching their heads. A message to you...
"17.03.2017 10:35:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Top cadet Sgt Sarah Adegboyega wins Ben Kinsella Award for Islington's rising star Sgt Sarah Adegboyega earned her stripes by constantly challenging herself and those around her to push their boundaries and develop their self-confidence. This is great: Islington's 2016 Ben Kinsella Award winner.
"17.03.2017 09:24:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Watch moment Highbury moped crook flees cops at 90mph – on wrong side of motorway Extraordinary police footage shows the moment a prolific Highbury moped crook tried to escape from cops – by driving on the wrong side of the M11. VIDEO: Driving on wrong side of M11... at 90mph
"16.03.2017 11:27:55" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury cafe billed £2,500 for lying about food hygiene rating A Highbury café has been left with a bill for £2,500 after claiming it had a top food hygiene rating of 5 – when the actual rating was 1. Said it had a 5... It actually had a 1
"16.03.2017 09:41:33" islingtongazette.co.uk Chapel Market stallholders fear 'someone will die' after 30-strong gang brawl Terrified Chapel Market stallholders this morning said they fear for their safety after the latest gang brawl in the heart of Islington. There was another brawl in Chapel Market last night. What is happening to Islington?
"15.03.2017 14:05:58" islingtongazette.co.uk More Islington brawl chaos as police break up another 'student' fight Police were yesterday called to break up yet another brawl in the heart of Islington – thought to involve City and Islington College students. It's happened AGAIN
"15.03.2017 12:36:10" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council: 'We have only missed 0.13% of waste collections' Enraged homeowners and tenants have complained to the Gazette about missed bin and recycling collections ever since new times were introduced on February 6 – but Islington Council reckons it's not that bad. Sound accurate?
"15.03.2017 10:21:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Caledonian Road and Barnsbury: Boy, 15, jailed for four years over station stabbing A 15-year-old boy has been jailed for four years over a gang stabbing at Caledonian Road and Barnsbury Overground station last summer that left another boy seriously injured. Remember this?
"15.03.2017 07:48:05" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Tory candidate for Islington North 'dislikes kissing babies' Islington North's Conservative candidate for the next general election was announced. Political reporting in the 1950s...
"14.03.2017 10:52:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Martin Keown opens Holloway Road B&Q – but not everyone's happy DIY enthusiasts piled into the UK's smallest B&Q at its grand opening in Holloway Road this morning – but not everyone's happy with the new arrival. A B&Q in Holloway Road... thoughts?
"14.03.2017 08:33:06" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington cops to record incidents with body cameras Islington police officers will now patrol the streets with body warn video cameras. Will this improve your confidence in the police?
"13.03.2017 15:41:00" hackneygazette.co.uk Newington Green Primary School students 'blown away' by trip into virtual reality thanks to Crowdfunding scheme Newington Green Primary School has taken the lead in a scheme to bring cutting-edge technology equipment into the classroom. They didn't have virtual reality headsets when we were at school
"11.03.2017 09:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Singer Nuria Graham: 'A musician's job now is about more than music' Half-Irish, Catalonia-born singer Nuria Graham talks to GREG WETHERALL about her swift ascent in music and her gripes with using social media Nuria headlines the Lexington on Thursday...
"10.03.2017 18:24:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Watch moment violence erupts in centre of Islington as 'college students' brawl and throw chairs City and Islington College has launched an investigation after three huge brawls broke out around Angel station this week. City and Islington College is investigating allegations that the people in the video are students...
"10.03.2017 11:08:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Hornsey Road brawl: Man, 47, arrested after 'horrendous' 15-strong fight A 47-year-old man was arrested last night after a mass brawl in Hornsey Road, Holloway. "They were brawling in the middle of the road. There's never a bloody dull moment around here"
"09.03.2017 17:33:10" islingtongazette.co.uk JJ McPhillips: Murder police arrest man over Upper Street stabbing of young dad Murder detectives investigating the killing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips have made an arrest. A man's been arrested over JJ's killing, but police are still appealing for anyone who knows anything to get in touch.
"09.03.2017 16:23:17" islingtongazette.co.uk Mum has buggy nicked from Islington's South Library while reading to daughter A heartless thief stole a £450 buggy from South Library last week while the owner read to her daughter inside. 'Who steals a buggy?'
"09.03.2017 07:31:49" www.islingtongazette.co.uk All-night Airbnb rave turns Canonbury flat into 'nightclub' – with DJ and bouncer Neighbours had the “worst night ever” after 200 ravers descended on a one-bedroom Airbnb flat in Canonbury for a “nightclub-scale” party – complete with DJ and bouncer. 'It sounded like Fabric was upstairs'
"08.03.2017 16:39:26" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Furious' Islington Council exploring legal action over Upper Holloway fly-tipping “Furious” Islington Council has vowed to take fly-tippers to court after a mountain of potentially toxic commercial waste was dumped in an Upper Holloway industrial estate. It's finally going to be cleared!
"08.03.2017 12:06:26" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Caledonian Road man gets criminal record for selling washing powder This week in 1957, William Davies, of Caledonian Road, was fined £2 for selling washing powder on a Sunday. Of all the weird things we reported on 60 years ago, this tops all of them...
"08.03.2017 09:34:27" islingtongazette.co.uk New Clerkenwell community group: 'Developers think they are unstoppable around here' "Traditional communities are being priced out"
"07.03.2017 18:54:51" hackneygazette.co.uk Revealed: Impact of Wells Terrace closure on Finsbury Park businesses When the Wells Terrace entrance to Finsbury Park station closed in July, shopkeepers who relied on the footfall feared it could force them to close. And many of them were right. Help them out people
"07.03.2017 18:06:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Hope and Anchor: Legendary Upper Street gig venue's star-studded past – and ambitions for the future Upper Street's Hope and Anchor is legendary to music fans thanks to its enviable gig roster in the '70s and '80s. The Gazette swung by to soak up the atmosphere. U2 played here in 1979 in front of nine punters...
"06.03.2017 15:47:43" islingtongazette.co.uk Fly-tippers have now completely covered an Upper Holloway industrial estate in commercial waste How long does it take fly-tippers to fill an industrial estate with potentially dangerous commercial waste? One week, judging by this picture. Wow
"06.03.2017 11:45:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Second Piebury Corner shop to open in Caledonian Road Any Gooner will understand what Paul Campbell means when he says Piebury Corner has “completely outgrown” its current site. Something to make you hungry ahead of lunchtime...
"06.03.2017 09:38:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Thug jailed for unprovoked Finsbury Park cashpoint robbery on woman with learning difficulties A thug has been jailed for a violent attack on a woman with learning difficulties in Finsbury Park. Nasty.
"05.03.2017 14:51:38" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Street flooding: 'Look what we've lost' say neighbours whose homes were ruined It's been three months since the Upper Street flood, but six households in Devonia Road still can't escape it. 'Look what we've lost'
"03.03.2017 12:46:38" islingtongazette.co.uk Highness Cafe raid: 'Scumbag' burglars take £800 and deliberately flood family-run cafe A family-run café that hosts kids' parties in Highbury is facing a bill for hundreds of pounds after “scumbags” broke in and flooded the place. The folks over at Highness Cafe and Little Highness Play Cafe were raided last night. Please share to help track down the thieves who stole £800 and flooded them out
"03.03.2017 10:54:14" islingtongazette.co.uk JJ McPhillips murder: Dad-of-two was stabbed after gang 'approached friends and picked a fight', police believe Murdered Islington dad Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips was stabbed to death after a gang of men approached his friends and picked a fight, police said today. Heartbreaking. Did you know JJ? If you'd like to leave a tribute to him in the Gazette, please contact James Morris: email@example.com.
"03.03.2017 09:54:01" islingtongazette.co.uk PICTURE SPECIAL: Schools across Islington celebrate World Book Day Schoolchildren across Islington have been sharing their love of fiction on World Book Day. Did our photographers visit your children's school yesterday? Check out our cute photo gallery - and send us in your photos if you'd like to see them featured in the Gazette's World Book Day special!
"02.03.2017 17:52:14" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Outrageous' fly-tipping operation creates mountain of waste in Upper Holloway industrial estate An “outrageous” fly-tipping operation has seen a mountain of commercial waste dumped on a disused industrial estate in Upper Holloway – and it's rising by the hour. 'It's outrageous'
"02.03.2017 13:38:46" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Miss you forever': Emotional Milner Square tributes to Islington stab victim Jonathon 'JJ' McPhillips Emotional tributes have been laid for Upper Street murder victim Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips at a memorial outside his Milner Square home. JJ: "One of the most honest and genuine people you will ever meet"
"02.03.2017 08:00:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Teacher plea after Caledonian Road pub attack: 'Help us find this coward' A cowardly thug who nearly cost a teacher his sight – and floored the man's wife with a punch to the face in a Cally Road pub – is still on the loose. "I felt my eye pop"
"01.03.2017 17:01:09" islingtongazette.co.uk Girl, 6, sexually assaulted by man 'with yellow teeth' on Caledonian Road train PLEASE SHARE and help find this man
"01.03.2017 14:07:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Street stabbing: Murder investigation launched after man, 28, dies A murder investigation has been launched after the victim of an Upper Street stabbing died in hospital. Very sad news. The victim has been named locally as Jonathon James McPhillips.
"01.03.2017 13:03:50" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington business bosses take 12,600-strong petition to treasury demanding: Stop rates rises Traders, councillors and business reps paid an early-morning visit to Whitehall today to hand in a petition, signed by thousands, calling for a freeze to massive business rate increases. 'The streets are going to be full of coffee shops and estate agents soon'
"01.03.2017 11:27:17" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Library: Still relevant after 50 years Finsbury Library in St John Street is a hub: for kids, history buffs and journalists to name a few. Five decades after it opened, the Gazette finds out why it is still important. Great archive photos of the library and Finsbury Estate here...
"28.02.2017 17:02:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington fitness trainer declares war on foxes after brutal Chihuahua attack An Islington fitness instructor was forced to fight a fox – to stop it killing her tiny Chihuahua. "There were body parts sticking out of her tummy. I was delirious"
"28.02.2017 11:31:48" Timeline Photos Finsbury Estate paddling pool, 1968. (Picture: Islington Local History Centre)
"28.02.2017 08:23:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Saeed Hersi: Missing boy may be in Holloway Police are appealing for help in finding a 15-year-old boy missing from Islington. Please share to help find Saeed
"27.02.2017 14:10:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council wants motorists to ditch petrol and diesel cars The town hall is planning to help clean Islington's filthy air by installing 100 roadside electric charging points over the next year. Would you get an electric car?
"27.02.2017 12:10:42" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Seven die at Holloway care home A mystery virus killed seven elderly care home residents in the space of a month. Does anyone remember this?
"25.02.2017 09:39:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Street double stabbing: Man, 28, fighting for his life A man is fighting for his life after a double stabbing in Upper Street last night. Upper Street is expected to be closed for most of the day
"24.02.2017 11:41:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington rejects Green bid to double council tax rise to 9.99 per cent Could Islington be the only authority in the country where the controlling party imposes a 4.99 per cent council tax rise – only for the opposition to suggest doubling it? Would you be happy to pay an extra £100 in tax to save council services?
"23.02.2017 17:00:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council fined £220k after boy loses part of his finger in school 'sanding machine accident' Islington Council has been ordered to pay nearly £220,000 after a boy lost part of his finger in a horrifying school accident. "We're very sorry"
"23.02.2017 14:57:33" islingtongazette.co.uk Storm Doris: Council closes all Islington parks All of Islington's parks have been closed with immediate effect due to Storm Doris. BREAKING:
"23.02.2017 11:40:44" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Outstanding' Monty's Montessori School fighting threat of closure after decade of service in Archway A much-loved nursery is fighting the threat of closure after more than a decade of dedicated service in Archway. "I went to the worst school ever growing up so I started this place to give others an opportunity I didn't have"
"22.02.2017 13:47:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park garden which 'drove away crack cocaine and prostitutes' is under threat A community garden that drove away crack cocaine and prostitutes is under threat – but no one will say who from. "It was a bit of a scary place with crackheads and prostitutes running around"
"22.02.2017 11:31:33" islingtongazette.co.uk Pub landlord promises to superglue his face to Archway Road in TfL gyratory protest In December, TfL snubbed popular opinion to change Archway's bus system. Last week, this led to a sickening smash between a motorcyclist and bus. The Gazette spoke to an enraged pub landlord who was first on the scene. "Every day, I feel like I'm being hit in the face with a cricket bat"
"22.02.2017 09:24:59" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Newington Green man collapses after being dragged to inquest from hospital A contractor who fell 40ft from a church roof collapsed at an inquest – after he was brought from hospital to give evidence. People moan about health and safety these days. However...
"21.02.2017 19:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Scandal' of the unfinished £3m Northern line extension from Finsbury Park Abandoning a major rail project after spending £3m would be a disaster today, let alone the '50s. The Gazette finds how a Finsbury Park Tube extension failed. They carried out £3m of work and then sacked it off. That's the same as £75m in today's terms!
"21.02.2017 12:25:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Man arrested on suspicion of trespass at Caledonian Road and Barnsbury station A police chase through the Cally this morning ended with a man being arrested after allegedly running onto tracks at the Overground station. This is why cops were at the station earlier...
"21.02.2017 09:12:09" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington start-ups: Dame gives women everything they need for a 'happy period' Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington. This week, we spotted Dame, a company with a no-nonsense approach to periods. "Too often girls are urged to be 'discreet' by advertisers"
"20.02.2017 18:00:41" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Prison: Sian Berry fears 'expensive flats' following new government report A leading campaigner for the “community” development of Holloway Prison has called on the government to commit to affordable housing on the site – after a new report made no mention of it. "The last thing the community wants is more expensive flats"
"20.02.2017 12:56:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington planning officers ask committee to defy Jeremy Corbyn over Crouch Hill basement development Islington Council officers have asked a town hall planning committee to defy its own leader – as well as Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn. Jezza doesn't want "precedent" set over basement developments.
"20.02.2017 11:21:53" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park restaurant Dotori to reopen Foodies rejoice! Much-loved Finsbury Park restaurant Dotori will reopen next week after a six-month closure. About time!
"20.02.2017 10:12:53" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Pentonville Prison 'at breaking point' A Pentonville Prison officer feared the Caledonian Road jail was “on the brink”. Nothing changes...
"17.02.2017 18:31:49" islingtongazette.co.uk Jailed: Drug dealer who posted LOADED GUN through letterbox during Newington Green police chase A drug dealing teenager who posted a loaded gun through a letterbox while trying to get away from police has been sentenced to seven years in a young offenders institute. Special delivery
"17.02.2017 13:19:56" Cat burglar steals tabby from Nisa in St John Street Islington Please share to help find the man who stole Bella the cat. bit.ly/2kwLcfz
"17.02.2017 12:09:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Watch moment cat burglar kidnaps Islington Nisa's pet tabby Bella A shop in the heart of Islington has launched a desperate appeal for help after a crook kidnapped its cat. "When you steal something in a shop, you take a bar of chocolate or a bottle of Lucozade. You don't steal a CAT"
"17.02.2017 10:25:07" hackneygazette.co.uk Mark Peacock: Call 999 if you spot mental health patient who gave minders the slip, police urge Police are urging people to call 999 immediately if they spot a man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Manor House. Do not approach
"16.02.2017 19:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park bar Zelman Drinks looks to continue reputation of Silver Bullet with live music The bar that replaced independent music venue The Silver Bullet is to start hosting gigs three times a week, bosses have revealed. Will you be going?
"16.02.2017 15:49:08" islingtongazette.co.uk Pentonville prison: Ropes dangle over jail's walls in latest security breach These exclusive pictures show ropes allegedly used to smuggle contraband goods into HMP Pentonville dangling over the prison walls this morning. A man was seen running from the scene...
"16.02.2017 11:57:40" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"16.02.2017 08:01:17" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Holloway woman 'living in fear' of raw sewage shooting out of kitchen sink A pensioner is “living in fear” of jets of human faeces shooting out of her kitchen sink. "Pure sewage. It absolutely stinks the house out"
"15.02.2017 19:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Fields Bandstand facing closure after four decades Retiring school teachers often muse at how they've taught more than one generation of the same family. There's a similar feeling with Highbury Fields Bandstand. "So many parents have taken their kids here"
"15.02.2017 16:39:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway Road crash: Motorcyclist in hospital after bike collides with bus A motorcyclist is in hospital after his bike collided with a 390 bus as it was turning in Archway Road. Sad news from Archway
"15.02.2017 16:31:38" hamhigh.co.uk Whittington Hospital: Norovirus outbreak closes surgery and orthopaedic ward A surgical ward at the Whittington Hospital has been closed after the vomiting and sickness bug norovirus spread among patients and staff. Symptoms include infectious diarrhoea, projectile vomiting, suddenly feeling sick, a fever, headaches, stomach cramps and aching limbs
"15.02.2017 15:39:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Fields Bandstand facing closure after four decades Retiring school teachers often muse at how they've taught more than one generation of the same family. There's a similar feeling with Highbury Fields Bandstand. "So many parents have taken their kids here"
"15.02.2017 14:00:05" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Holloway jeweller suspected of Hatton Garden heist A Holloway man was among three suspects in a Hatton Garden burglary. There was no mention of it being planned in The Castle in Pentonville Road
"15.02.2017 11:58:04" islingtongazette.co.uk Neighbours fear tech professionals 'causing chaos' if City Road office block gets booze licence Neighbours of an office block in one of Islington's main party zones are scared of tech and startup professionals going on the rampage if their workplace is given an alcohol licence. Neighbours enraged at the (supposed) prospect of more fighting, stabbings, used condoms, vandalising graves in Bunhill Fields...
"15.02.2017 09:06:58" islingtongazette.co.uk York Way stabbing: Police urge 'numerous' witnesses to come forward A man was stabbed in King's Cross this morning. No arrests have been made so far...
"14.02.2017 18:15:02" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Real leadership' expected of Islington's new youth bosses Islington's “invaluable” new youth leaders were announced today. "Insight of young people is invaluable to adult councillors"
"14.02.2017 16:04:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Sainsbury's Blackstock Road bid officially dumped by town hall Campaigners have won their battle to stop Sainsbury's opening a Local store in the old Highbury Vale police station. 'I was a bit surprised but I'm very happy the council has listened to us'
"14.02.2017 11:16:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Blackstock Road greengrocer furious at unlicensed street stall selling Valentine's Day gifts There was no love lost between a greengrocer and the two women who set up an unlicensed street stall selling Valentine's Day gifts next to his shop. No love lost here...
"14.02.2017 09:00:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road fire: Old record shop goes up in flames days after drugs raid An abandoned record shop in Holloway Road went up in flames on Saturday morning – less than 48 hours after police stormed the building in a drugs raid. Anyone see this on Saturday morning?
"14.02.2017 07:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Theo Walcott at Brecknock Primary: 'Working in community is what Arsenal is about' Arsenal forward Theo Walcott gave a group of excited young Gooners a PE lesson to remember during a visit on Thursday. Love this picture
"13.02.2017 22:15:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Green memorial for Upper Holloway sergeant's 'extreme courage' in First World War The “conspicuous bravery” of an Upper Holloway sergeant in the First World War has been marked with a new memorial stone in Islington Green. "Under heavy rifle fire, he went forward alone to help a wounded comrade"
"13.02.2017 20:15:01" islingtongazette.co.uk New Highbury Roundhouse approved by Islington Council Work is to start on building a new Highbury Roundhouse community centre. A brand new centre on its original site
"13.02.2017 18:15:02" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Cruel 'your son may have AIDS' letters circulate in Islington A mother received an official looking letter saying her son was gay and potentially had AIDS. Islington on this day in 1987...
"13.02.2017 16:13:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Fun for all the family! Barbican shows X-rated erotic thriller Fifty Shades Darker at parent and baby film club It's rated 18 – but the Barbican today screened controversial erotic thriller Fifty Shades Darker to a room full of babies. Would you show your baby this film?
"13.02.2017 15:37:39" hackneygazette.co.uk Lauric Lebato murder: Manor House man stabbed to death after party in Leicester A young man who was murdered in Leicester city centre has been named as Lauric Lebato from Manor House. Awful news. Did you know Lauric?
"13.02.2017 12:12:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Housing issues, not crime, now the main worry for Islington people Thirty-two years ago, researchers decided to conduct a groundbreaking survey on victimisation in the multicultural borough of Islington – and now it's been done again. What are your biggest worries?
"12.02.2017 09:30:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Palisander recorder quartet launch their debut album, Beware the Spider Lydia Gosnell from Woodberry Down talks about launching the album, playing for 24 hours in a row and raising £4,500 for a six foot recorder These people raised £4,500 for a massive recorder
"11.02.2017 09:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Flamenco Festival returns to Sadler's Wells for 14th year Miguel Marin founded the Flamenco Festival in New York in 2001. Now, it is an annual staple at Sadler's Wells Manuel Liñán is "breaking the stereotype of the macho man" in flamenco dancing. See him in action at Sadler's Wells later this month...
"11.02.2017 09:22:05" islingtongazette.co.uk 'These man r moving like Django' – Twitter reacts to ancient gun haul by Islington police Cops' efforts to make the streets safer saw this haul of antique guns handed in – and Twitter has found it hilarious. Some incredible comments here on the police's recent gun haul
"10.02.2017 15:36:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Man bitten in ear at Highbury and Islington station Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was bitten in the ear during a brawl in Highbury and Islington Tube station. Imagine getting so angry that you actually bite another human being in the EAR
"10.02.2017 13:13:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Free Andy Tsege! Family of abducted Islington man urge Downing Street to secure release from Ethiopia “Next year, we'll be celebrating with Andy!” In a freezing cold Whitehall last night, Yemi Hailemariam was defiant. Imagine what those kids are going through. Terrifying.
"10.02.2017 12:52:53" islingtongazette.co.uk 'These man r moving like Django' – Twitter reacts to ancient gun haul by Islington police Cops' efforts to make the streets safer saw this haul of antique guns handed in – and Twitter has found it hilarious. These are hilarious
"10.02.2017 10:58:16" islingtongazette.co.uk 'These man r moving like Django' – Twitter reacts to ancient gun haul by Islington police Cops' efforts to make the streets safer saw this haul of antique guns handed in – and Twitter has found it hilarious. 'That one ain't even got a trigger, might as well be a bloody boomerang'
"10.02.2017 10:35:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Jemma Jones missing: Police appeal for information about woman, 32, last seen in the Cally Police are appealing for help tracking down a missing woman last seen near the Cally. Have you seen Jemma?
"09.02.2017 16:34:32" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Dangerous idiot' gets lorry stuck driving wrong-way through Finsbury Park bridge Islington Council has pledged to report drivers going the wrong way through the one-way bridge next to Finsbury Park station – but some are ploughing ahead regardless. Wheely stupid
"09.02.2017 11:59:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park entrepreneur makes £1million by giving money away A Finsbury Park entrepreneur behind one of the UK's most popular websites yesterday hit a £1million jackpot – just two years after his business went full-time. Who wants some free money?
"09.02.2017 08:50:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Staff at posh Highbury Stadium flats told grieving Arsenal fan: 'Don't leave your flowers here' A lifelong Arsenal fan was stopped from laying flowers in the posh Highbury Stadium flat complex where his 21-year-old son's ashes were scattered. "It felt like my son had been stolen from us all over again"
"08.02.2017 19:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Food review: La Taberna, Barnsbury Want an authentic alternative to commercial Italian restaurants? Then James Morris advises getting yourself down to La Taberna. Amazing Italian restaurant in Roman Way...
"08.02.2017 17:09:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Eight guns handed to Islington Police as officers urge: 'Keep them coming' These guns were taken off Islington's streets after a firearms amnesty this week. These guns have been taken off the Islington streets...
"08.02.2017 12:55:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Parents join teachers to rally against Highbury Grove School being turned into academy Parents have joined Highbury Grove teachers to rally against the school being turned into an academy. "I am absolutely mortified and feel utterly cheated that the school has let us down"
"08.02.2017 10:40:13" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Stabbing in 20-man Balls Pond Road brawl A suspected knifeman hid his blade in a wasteground, Old Street Magistrates' Court heard. Islington knife crime: also a problem in 1957
"08.02.2017 08:40:43" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council to intervene on aggressive kids who have suffered domestic violence Islington schoolchildren who show signs of aggressive behaviour after experiencing domestic violence are to receive special support. The majority of people in gangs have experienced domestic violence.
"07.02.2017 21:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Choral Society: 'Our music will brainwash you' Choirs can be seen as stuffy or exclusive. But not the Islington Choral Society, which is open to all. The Gazette speaks to chair Jill Broadbent. Brainwash in a good way...
"07.02.2017 19:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Grove pupils dream up Gunnersaurus as next Disney icon It has been a tough week for Highbury Grove School – but at least their pupils did it proud. At least some people have been doing Highbury Grove proud...
"07.02.2017 17:30:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Gospel Oak to Barking Overground: Closures could extend into 2018 after design blunder delays works An engineering design blunder could mean part-closures on the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line stretch into early 2018, Network Rail has announced. Does anyone on here use Upper Holloway or Crouch Hill stations? This is incredible...
"07.02.2017 16:10:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Doors manufactured by and for Islington people Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we found that Islington Council has its own manufacturing arm... This is pretty cool.
Doors made in Upper Holloway... by Islington apprentices... for tenants in Crouch Hill.
"06.02.2017 17:05:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Rattling pipe torments people in Finsbury tower block for two months People in a Finsbury tower block have had to endure two months of torment from a rattling water pipe that makes a relentless hammering sound. A good night's sleep is just a pipe dream for these people
"06.02.2017 15:40:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Moped rider fighting for life after crash in Seven Sisters Road A man in his 20s is fighting for his life after his moped collided with a car in Seven Sisters Road. This is why Seven Sisters Road is closed
"06.02.2017 12:35:11" hackneygazette.co.uk Lewis Johnson death: IPCC believes witness to Clapton Common crash may have vital footage The police watchdog investigating the death of teen moped rider Lewis Johnson wants to speak to a mystery witness who may have vital mobile phone footage. The investigation is 'near completion'
"06.02.2017 09:23:14" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury Grove placed in special measures after damning Ofsted report – meaning it will become academy A damning Ofsted report has sent “outstanding” Highbury Grove School tumbling into special measures, meaning it will be forced to become an academy. The report makes shocking reading
"05.02.2017 09:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk 'It's important to build bridges between cultures so we can understand each other better' Lilac Yosiphon's play, One Last Thing (For Now), is calling for love letters in times of war before opening at the Old Red Lion theatre If you live in Islington, this playwright wants to read your love letters and romantic text messages (don't worry, they won't be read out on stage)
"04.02.2017 17:40:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Anton du Beke: 'I thought Ed Balls was absolutely remarkable' Anton du Beke talks to Zoe Paskett about being with Strictly Come Dancing from the start and dancing with Erin Boag Any Strictly fans on here? You can see Anton Du Beke at the Barbican later this month
"04.02.2017 09:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Bob Stanley on releasing a new Brexit inspired album and delving into the Jazz age Journalist, author and one third of Saint Etienne Bob Stanley talks about researching his forthcoming book and releasing a new album inspired by Brexit Any Saint Etienne fans out there? Their new album Home Counties is about Brexit
"03.02.2017 12:58:38" islingtongazette.co.uk Sainsbury's delivered fresh blow in bid for second Blackstock Road store Campaigners have won the latest round in their battle to stop supermarket giants Sainsbury's opening a store in the old Highbury Vale police station. Latest on the Sainsbury's saga...
"03.02.2017 10:31:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Halt 'devastating' business rates hike until after Brexit, Islington tells government Islington's business sector is fighting crippling 45 per cent rate hikes that would force hundreds of independent traders to shut up shop. This rise would be devastating for local businesses
"02.02.2017 17:32:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Who's enforcing one-way system at Finsbury Park bridge? Calls for action to be taken against drivers going the wrong way through a one-way bridge in Stroud Green Road have led to confusion over who actually enforces the rules. 'There is bound to be an incident or even a fatality there soon'
"02.02.2017 12:28:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington pioneers phone charging 'smart benches' Smartphone addicts will no longer be forced to admire Islington's scenery every time their battery dies – because the benches have been fitted with chargers. Calling all smartphone addicts...
"02.02.2017 07:25:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Barnsbury homeowner's Airbnb hell: 'Noise forced me to sleep in my car' Culture, food, proximity to the City – Islington is a top tourist destination. So there's a huge market for people renting out their homes on Airbnb. But as the Gazette hears, it can be a headache for those who live here full-time. "The sex was thunderous"
"01.02.2017 16:27:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park Mosque chairman on libel payout: 'It's unacceptable to have been labelled terrorists' Finsbury Park Mosque was this afternoon “vindicated” after wrongly being labelled a terrorist organisation by a major online database. Vindicated.
"01.02.2017 11:37:12" islingtongazette.co.uk Charterhouse: 'Hogwarts of Clerkenwell' opens to public for first time In the heart of Clerkenwell is a hidden palace. The Gazette went along as Charterhouse opened its doors for the first time in 660 years. An incredible building. You wouldn't believe it's in Clerkenwell!
"01.02.2017 09:08:31" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Holloway man thanked by court for mallet attack A magistrate told a crook who was hit over the head with a mallet: “That's one of the occupational hazards of being a thief.” Attacking thief with a mallet?
"That's fair enough"
"31.01.2017 16:27:09" gravesendreporter.co.uk Twelve arrested in dawn raids targeting north London moped crime gang Twelve people have been arrested this morning in dawn raids targeting a moped-riding crime gang. Rise and shine!
"31.01.2017 13:19:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Man sectioned after repeatedly stabbing cousin in Holloway A man with paranoid schizophrenia who stabbed his cousin repeatedly in Holloway has been sectioned. BREAKING
"31.01.2017 11:18:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park station: 'Even more disruption' as southbound staircase set to close There's good news and bad news for commuters who travel through Finsbury Park station. Didn't think it could get any worse?
"31.01.2017 09:47:20" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway tenant, 71, takes on rent-hiking landlord A pensioner battling a steep rent hike has told his landlords they'll have to carry him out in a box if they want him to leave the Archway home where he grew up. 'They'll have to carry me out in a box'
"30.01.2017 16:30:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Bread loaver? Finsbury Park microbakery kneads your support A man who began making bread as a distraction from writing his PhD thesis has launched a crowdfunding campaign to open his own bakery. We were really on a roll with the bread puns here...
"30.01.2017 14:57:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Holocaust memorial: Gena Turgel tells Islington pupils 'it's my duty to tell survival story' For Gena Turgel, recounting her experience as a Holocaust survivor is the most painful – but necessary – thing to do. "I witnessed the mass systematic destruction of civilisation"
"30.01.2017 12:51:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Donald Trump petition: Islington North one of most opposed constituencies to state visit Jeremy Corbyn's Islington North constituency has the sixth highest number of anti-Donald Trump petition signatures in the UK. Who would have thought it?
"30.01.2017 11:45:00" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Cruel 'cops' fleece pensioners in Highbury and Holloway Bogus bobbies with detailed knowledge of police operations were preying on vulnerable pensioners and fleecing them of cash. Crooks fleecing pensioners? Nothing changes...
"30.01.2017 09:44:10" islingtongazette.co.uk Smoking increases cost of social care in Islington by nearly £4million Social care for over-50s in Islington is costing an extra £3.9million a year – because of smoking. Smokers: "A significant burden"
"28.01.2017 10:00:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Chinese Association: 'We are here for everyone in the borough' As Chinese New Year festivities begin on Saturday, the Gazette speaks to Dr Stephen Ng, CEO of the award-winning Islington Chinese Association. Today marks the start of Chinese New Year celebrations. Here we profile the work of Islington Chinese Association
"27.01.2017 15:53:32" islingtongazette.co.uk Woman jailed after trying to sneak knife and drugs into Pentonville Prison A woman who tried to smuggle a knife into Pentonville Prison has been jailed. One of the few to have actually been caught...
"27.01.2017 14:30:06" hackneygazette.co.uk 'The men in suits want a bit of the hipster pie': Insurance firm Aviva under fire for Hoxton Square expansion plans Aviva's bid to tap into the trendiness of Hoxton has been savaged by historians and neighbours – who are concerned they will turn the “historic home of the Hackney artist” into a “corporate playground”. What do you think of these plans for Hoxton Square?
"27.01.2017 13:17:35" islingtongazette.co.uk Police considering use of drones to fight crime in Islington, reveals borough commander Catherine Roper Islington's top cop this week suggested she could use drones to fight crime in the borough. Well this is a little unexpected
"26.01.2017 12:30:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road has a new church – in the Nag's Head branch of Costa A vicar has founded a new church – in the back room of Costa Coffee. Only in Islington!
"26.01.2017 10:30:25" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"26.01.2017 10:17:02" islingtongazette.co.uk Man held over 'attempted murder' of policeman in Balls Pond Road A man was tonight being held on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was injured trying to stop a moped rider in Balls Pond Road. "This shows the dangers that officers face on a daily basis"
"25.01.2017 15:27:55" islingtongazette.co.uk Police want Upper Street tapas bar to be stripped of its licence over constant brawls Police want an unassuming tapas bar in Upper Street to be stripped of its licence after being repeatedly called to deal with its brawling customers. Police visited more than 20 times in a year - and not for the patatas bravas
"25.01.2017 09:27:33" islingtongazette.co.uk Sparks fly over Islington Council barbecue rule as report reveals toxic Highbury Fields air Neighbours of Highbury Fields believe a new air quality report means it is time to stick a fork in the town hall's barbecue policy – and told the council leader as much on Monday night. Gazette editor Ramzy Alwakeel was there It's only January, but the Highbury Fields BBQ row is back...
"24.01.2017 11:39:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Emirates Stadium neighbours caught out over 'parking for profit' on Arsenal matchdays Islington Council has taken action against two people in Finsbury Park who sold parking visitor vouchers for profit on Arsenal matchdays – and warned similar measures will be taken against others who abuse the system. Parking around the Emirates is in high demand. These people tried to take advantage...
"23.01.2017 16:45:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury schoolgirl attack: Man jailed for horrific assault on 13-year-old pupil A sexual predator who randomly attacked a teenage girl as she walked to school in Highbury has today been jailed for six years. BREAKING: He was jailed for six years
"23.01.2017 10:52:15" islingtongazette.co.uk Westbourne Estate at 40: Neighbours recall how they reclaimed a Cally neighbourhood from drugs and gangs The Cally's Westbourne Estate celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday. the Gazette hears how it was reclaimed from the hands of drug dealers. Lovely tale. Anyone on here ever lived on the Westbourne Estate?
"21.01.2017 19:53:55" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Devil-worshipper' who raped teenager in his Satan-themed Barnsbury flat jailed for nine years A self-styled devil worshipper who locked a teenager in his Barnsbury flat and raped her has been jailed for nine years. Police believe he may have other victims who haven't yet come forward.
"21.01.2017 12:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Celebrate Chinese New Year with a dumpling making masterclass With Chinese New Year is just around the corner, Zoe Paskett rounds up a few places for you to prepare your palate Looking for a different way to celebrate Chinese new year? Learn to make traditional Chinese dumplings in Upper Street!
"21.01.2017 09:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Traditional cars to be banned from parking in parts of Shoreditch to cut air pollution Traditional cars will be banned from parking and loading in a number roads around Old Street in the hope of cleaning up Shoreditch's filthy air. What do you think of these plans?
"20.01.2017 19:08:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Divisive Highbury Grove head Tom Sherrington leaves school with immediate effect in shock announcement Divisive Highbury Grove head Tom Sherrington, who came under fire last year over job cuts, finances and discipline, has left the school with immediate effect. BREAKING: Highbury Grove head Tom Sherrington has left the school with immediate effect
"20.01.2017 17:00:31" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Police officers 'risked lives' to detain machete-wielding bomb vest man in Highbury Five Islington Police officers have been shortlisted for a Met bravery award for detaining a man waving a machete – and wearing what appeared to be a suicide vest. A feel-good story to start your weekend...
"20.01.2017 14:57:46" islingtongazette.co.uk Meet the students who teach Pentonville Prison inmates about Marxist theory An unlikely combination of university students and inmates have achieved that rarest of feats – a feelgood story about Pentonville Prison. One inmate said: "I never thought the students would want to come back to the jail"
"20.01.2017 10:51:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Jail and bans for Arsenal and West Ham fans after Upper Street Wetherspoons brawl Violent Arsenal and West Ham fans who brawled outside a Wetherspoons pub in Upper Street have been jailed and banned from attending games. Anyone remember this?
"19.01.2017 14:58:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Cancer sufferer, 69, 'shoved in corner for 16 hours' at Whittington A&E A 69-year-old man with stage 3 cancer has claimed he was “shoved in a corner” of A&E for 16 hours after being rushed to hospital with open wounds. "Nobody had time for me, nobody paid me any attention"
"19.01.2017 10:56:06" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Street flooding: Thames Water reveals 10 victims still haven't returned home Ten people whose homes were devastated by the Upper Street flooding at the start of December are still living out of a hotel. Thames Water faced angry questions at the town hall last night
"19.01.2017 09:34:04" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway care home facing closure over 'shocking' conditions – including resident bathed in washing up liquid Staff at a Holloway care home were forced to clean a resident with washing up liquid because of the management's obsession with cutting costs, a damning new report has claimed. Resident at filthy care home had to be bathed in washing up liquid because of cost-cutting...
"18.01.2017 18:14:55" islingtongazette.co.uk Doris Smart at 100: Barnsbury great-great-gran remembers a life of hard work as she clocks up a century A Barnsbury woman who made bullets in munitions factories during the war celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday. Fantastic
"18.01.2017 15:23:50" islingtongazette.co.uk Three years of Hammerton Brewery in Roman Way: 'We started in Islington pubs...now we're selling in Europe' Roman Way Industrial Estate is one place where 'dry January' is not welcome – it's home to Islington's only brewery. Hammerton has only been going for three years, but the Gazette finds it already has international reach. An Islington company doing us proud... and making delicious beer
"18.01.2017 09:58:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council in yet ANOTHER data leak – revealing redundancy pay of 559 ex-employees Islington Council has made yet another data gaffe – by leaking personal information of 559 ex-employees to its own former leader. EXCLUSIVE: These 559 staff were subject to a confidential agreement - or so they thought...
"17.01.2017 17:28:45" hackneygazette.co.uk Manor House: Gunman who threatened to shoot 'brave' police officers still at large Hackney's top police chief has praised his officers for their bravery after they had a gun pointed at them last night in Manor House. Can you help catch the gunman?
"17.01.2017 15:56:46" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park bridge rough sleepers moved on Homeless people who had set up bedrooms under the Finsbury Park bridge in Stroud Green Road have been moved on by Islington Council. For those wondering...
"17.01.2017 14:30:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Arsenal History Programme: 'It feels great to remind Gooners we won two titles at Spurs' A very different kind of matchday programme is doing the rounds at Emirates Stadium games this season. The Arsenal History Programme focuses on forgotten facts, and the Gazette speaks to its mastermind, Paul Matz. “Everyone knows Arsenal won the league at Spurs in 1971, but I doubt as many knew it had been done in 1943"
"16.01.2017 12:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Radical barber Pat back in business after Balls Pond Road fire that cost him his salon and home A barber whose Balls Pond Road salon was destroyed by a fire in November is back in business – despite the fact the blaze made him homeless. Remember this radical barber with the peculiar shop in Balls Pond Road? He's back...
"16.01.2017 10:26:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Man left for dead by hit and run driver near Nag's Head Morrisons store A man in his 60s was left for dead after being run over in Holloway. PLEASE SHARE: Victim was lucky to survive as police hunt hit and run driver
"16.01.2017 09:41:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Stella Stavrou, 75, missing from Highbury – without vital diabetes and mental health medication Police have joined the search for a 75-year-old woman who went missing in Islington yesterday – without vital medication for her diabetes and mental health disorders. Update: Stella has been found safe and well
"15.01.2017 11:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk London International Mime Festival will have you lost for words The festival stages shows at Sadler's Wells, Shoreditch Town Hall, the Barbican and Jackson's Lane Our entertainments top pick for this week: the London International Mime Festival is at Sadler's Wells and the Barbican until February
"14.01.2017 12:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk An artist's insight into First World War Italy The Estorick Collection reopens following a five month refurbishment with new exhibition of rarely displayed artwords After some culture? The Estorick Collection in Canonbury Square reopens this weekend after a five-month refurb
"14.01.2017 09:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Grave robbery, drug abuse and a family frog farm Joel Fry, actor known for Plebs, WIA and You, Me and the Apocalypse, talks to Bridget Galton about Raising Martha on at the Park Theatre An absurdist farce featuring grave robbery, drug abuse and a family frog farm gets its world premiere in Finsbury Park... http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/entertainment/theatre/grave_robbery_drug_abuse_and_a_family_frog_farm_1_4843128
"13.01.2017 10:02:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Archway drug dealer's real estate dream ends with jail – at age of 18 An Archway teenager planned to invest in real estate from the proceeds of his drug dealing. He had big plans
"12.01.2017 13:15:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Man flees bus in Islington Green after sexually assaulting woman, 24 Police have today released an image of a man wanted after a woman was sexually assaulted on the 341 bus in Islington Green. PLEASE SHARE: Suspect touched her before running off the bus
"12.01.2017 11:38:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Tenant's despair over 23 years of damp and mould on the Andover Estate A council tenant is at his wits' end after enduring damp and mould problems in his Andover Estate home for 23 years. 'I hate living like this. It's affecting my health'
"12.01.2017 09:50:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road chaos will now go on until SPRING Despairing commuters expecting an end to the traffic hell around Holloway Road on Monday will instead have to wait until spring, the Gazette can reveal. Surprise!
"11.01.2017 18:01:54" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington council tax set to go up 5pc from April Islington homeowners and tenants face a five per cent council tax increase – but town hall leaders promised there will be no cuts to frontline services. "If we didn't increase council tax, we would have to cut our services"
"11.01.2017 16:46:49" islingtongazette.co.uk 'We don't want A-listers here' – neighbours oppose ambitious plans for iconic Essex Road cinema The prospect of paparazzi shutters clicking as A-listers waltz into the old Carlton Cinema in Essex Road has not exactly been welcomed by locals. 'We would love to see George Clooney and Amal in Islington, but if they could go somewhere else that would be great'
"11.01.2017 14:23:18" islingtongazette.co.uk Converted house damaged after flat fire in Grosvenor Avenue, Highbury Six fire engines and 35 firefighters were called to a flat fire in Grosvenor Avenue, Highbury, this morning. 35 firefighters were needed...
"11.01.2017 11:51:39" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington family pays tribute to 'queen' Peggy Liddiard – who leaves 92 grandchildren An Islington family is “broken” after the death of its “queen” – who left behind 101 children and grandchildren. What an amazing woman.
"11.01.2017 08:48:07" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: 'Inhuman cruelty' from Holloway father who poured hot tea over teenage daughter A 14-year-old girl needed 29 stitches after being attacked in a moment of “inhuman cruelty” – by her father. He only got five years.
"09.01.2017 17:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Campaigners win right to appeal against Wireless in Finsbury Park The Friends of Finsbury Park group will return to the High Court in its campaign against Wireless Festival and other music events. "Cash-strapped councils are doing what they can to generate money. This over-commercialisation means we could lose our green spaces"
"09.01.2017 14:59:57" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Street homeowners beg Islington Council: 'Don't let gluten-free bakery sell booze' Upper Street homeowners are pleading with the town hall not to grant an alcohol licence to an artisan gluten-free bakery. Neighbours concerned about the amount of shops selling booze in Upper Street. Is it too many? Or fine as it is?
"09.01.2017 13:42:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Vegetable charcoal pizza at Zia Lucia, Holloway Road Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we found grey pizza bases, a hip new hangover cure at Holloway Road pizzeria Zia Lucia... Grey pizza bases, a hip new hangover cure from Holloway Road
"09.01.2017 09:56:40" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Man knifed in forehead in Packington Estate Police were hunting a knife-wielding gang of 15 youths who attacked and stabbed two men in Islington. Unprovoked attack by a gang of 15.
"06.01.2017 10:14:06" islingtongazette.co.uk Grieving daughter could be made homeless by Islington Council A grieving woman could be made homeless if Islington Council decides she has no right to keep the flat her family lived in for 39 years. 'I haven't had time to grieve'
"05.01.2017 17:41:22" islingtongazette.co.uk Watch moment moped crooks mount Pentonville Road pavement and yank iPhone from 15-year-old girl A mother this afternoon urged people to keep their phones hidden from view – after her 15-year-old daughter became one of the latest victims of Islington's moped snatching shame. "The fact they mounted the pavement shows the risks these people will take"
"05.01.2017 12:35:09" islingtongazette.co.uk Passengers' horror at Holloway Road Tube fight Terrified train passengers were trapped inside a bloodsoaked carriage, while windows smashed around them, when a fight broke out at Holloway Road station on New Year's Eve. Today's front page story... "I had blood on my shoes"
"04.01.2017 17:07:47" islingtongazette.co.uk Girl, 16, missing from Islington Fears are growing for a teenage girl who has been missing from Islington since New Year's Day. Can you help find Tia?
"04.01.2017 16:21:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Highbury man part of gang jailed for importing drugs disguised as fruit and veg A Highbury man is among a gang of drug dealers jailed for importing cocaine and cannabis disguised as fruit and veg. That's cannabis, not yams
"04.01.2017 14:25:58" islingtongazette.co.uk Jack Crossley death: Heart was beating 'twice as fast as normal levels' after overdosing on MDMA in Fabric An 18-year-old student died after smuggling MDMA into Farringdon club Fabric – before buying more inside, an inquest heard today. Jack's heart rate was measured at 190 beats per minute. A normal level is between 60 and 90.
"04.01.2017 10:17:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Politician: 'I was lost in Upper Street – then I saw a horse getting on a bus' A politician stumbled across the bizarre scene of a police horse climbing onto the 43 bus in Upper Street. Only in Islington...
"04.01.2017 08:40:29" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Hero postman chases bus down Islington High Street to catch attempted robber A hero postman was praised in court for chasing an attempted robber – even after he got on a bus. Crook escapes on bus. Postman chases bus. Postman catches up with bus.
"03.01.2017 17:04:52" islingtongazette.co.uk Sir Don McCullin: 'No one is more deserving of a knighthood', says Finsbury Park childhood friend “No one deserves a knighthood more than Sir Don McCullin.” That's the view of Terry Silvester, a childhood friend of the legendary photographer, after he was named in the New Year Honours list on Saturday. His career kickstarted with a famous shot of the Finsbury Park Guvnors gang.
"30.12.2016 17:43:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Lifelong Arsenal fan Phyllis, 96, finally sees her team in action – and wins her bet “I don't know why they don't shoot at the goal as soon as they see it. They seem to pass around too much and miss opportunities.”Football pundits and fans alike have been saying it about Arsenal for years, and now 96-year-old Phyllis Mallin can see the 'I don't know why they don't shoot at the goal as soon as they see it. They seem to pass around too much and miss opportunities'
"30.12.2016 16:09:22" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"30.12.2016 15:09:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Drink less booze and exercise more, says Islington Council Islington Council's health leader has asked people to join her in making a New Year pledge to improve their wellbeing in 2017. Our second booze story of the day
"30.12.2016 12:55:15" islingtongazette.co.uk Kitten found trapped in van engine compartment in Islington This adorable kitten was found trapped in a van's engine compartment in Islington yesterday. Poor thing
"30.12.2016 08:08:21" islingtongazette.co.uk Off-licence objectors tell Islington Council: 'Archway has a booze problem' 'I've witnessed so much anti-social behaviour due to alcohol: drunks vomiting in broad daylight, urinating in very public places and sleeping off hangovers in the library'
"29.12.2016 14:15:47" islingtongazette.co.uk Menorah festival in Islington: 'Our Jewish community was forgotten, but now we are growing again' You couldn't move for people in Islington Green last night, at the annual Menorah lighting festival. Rabbi Mendy Korer tells the Gazette that after decades of inactivity, Islington once again has a vibrant Jewish community. "Since the Barnsbury synagogue closed, the Jewish community in Islington was not catered for”
"29.12.2016 09:15:54" islingtongazette.co.uk Motorcyclist dies on Christmas Day after Holloway Road crash A motorcyclist died in hospital on Christmas Day after a crash in Holloway Road on Christmas Eve. Tragic
"28.12.2016 17:02:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway shop caught charging over the odds for stamps A woman was sent into a rage after realising her local shop had charged her over the odds for 36 second-class stamps. 65p for a second-class stamp...
"28.12.2016 16:01:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Remembering the Mackenzie Road Boxing Day bomb of 1944, which killed 73 Guest writer Bill Patey argues the case for a permanent memorial to the 73 people killed when a V2 landed on a Holloway pub on Boxing Day 1944. 'It seems incredible there is no memorial to commemorate this traumatic event that affected the lives of so many Islington families and friends'
"28.12.2016 13:54:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeroen Ensink: Wife blames 'austerity' one year after tragic knife death outside Holloway home A young mother has blamed “austerity” for mistakes which led to a mentally ill man being free to kill her husband. 'I never even received an apology'
"28.12.2016 11:12:17" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Islington Council battles 'savage' Tory housing bill Does this sound familiar? Just as in 2016, Islington Council ended 1956 fighting a Conservative government's housing policies. Well worth a read if you're a tenant... the parallels between 1956 and 2016 are unbelievable.
"23.12.2016 21:15:32" islingtongazette.co.uk Revealed: The 23 restaurants in Islington with a ZERO hygiene rating Today the Gazette reveals the list of restaurants and takeaways in Islington that have been dubbed the dirtiest in the borough by a food watchdog in 2016. Some surprising names on here...
"23.12.2016 10:01:52" islingtongazette.co.uk Beatlemania started in Finsbury Park? Tell me why... In 1963, The Beatles began a festive residency of Finsbury Park. We found it was an era when all the best bands played in Seven Sisters Road. Warning: This feature has added festive song puns. Snowhere Man, anyone?
"22.12.2016 08:45:54" Timeline Photos Out today: Pick up your Christmas edition of the Gazette, featuring a pub's fight to stay open, a takeaway's nightmare before Christmas, The Beatles and much more
"22.12.2016 08:32:16" islingtongazette.co.uk Stop the carvery: Clerkenwell pub The White Bear could be serving its last Christmas dinners The family who run a traditional Clerkenwell boozer need a show of Christmas spirit to save it from closure – after finding out from neighbours they could be evicted. 'They hadn't told us anything about it. I feel terrible'
"21.12.2016 12:35:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Holloway Network Rail workers told: 'Stop using our car park' Contractors working on the Upper Holloway track have angered neighbours by using their car park as part of the building site. 'I said "you need to stop doing this right now".'
"20.12.2016 18:38:45" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road Caribbean takeaway Papa Winny's has Christmas wages nicked in overnight raid Takeaway staff are hoping for a Christmas miracle after their wages were stolen by heartless thieves in an overnight raid. 'We've got staff with kids that rely on our wages and we can't pay them' - can you help?
"20.12.2016 13:59:49" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road developers fail in bid to reduce affordable housing quota Developers set to build £18million worth of private flats in Holloway Road tried to reduce the number of affordable housing on offer, the Gazette can reveal. They wanted to cut the number from 11 down to 6...
"20.12.2016 09:33:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Dartmouth Park murder: Victim named as Angela Best, 51 A woman murdered in Dartmouth Park Hill on Thursday has been named as Angela Best, 51, of Tottenham. Please leave your tributes to Angela
"19.12.2016 12:19:17" islingtongazette.co.uk Gig venue The Garage to start selling coffee, food and craft beer 'because bands find it too grotty' It's one of the UK's iconic toilet venues for up-and-coming rock bands. 'I'd like you to find me someone who likes The Garage in its current state'
"19.12.2016 10:28:26" hamhigh.co.uk Murder investigation after woman found dead in Dartmouth Park house A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Dartmouth Park. A man has also been taken to hospital
"17.12.2016 15:17:07" islingtongazette.co.uk Meet the Barnsbury software tycoon who gives out secret gifts every Christmas “Father” Christmas lives in Barnsbury - and her real name is Polly Arrowsmith. The Gazette meets Islington's very own secret Santa, whose software firm is distributing anonymous gifts to charities on its doorstep. Um... the secret's out, Polly.
"16.12.2016 11:52:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington councillor slams Fabric re-opening: 'It's incredible we didn't listen to people' An anti-Fabric Islington councillor thinks the town hall is on a “slippery slope” after the Farringdon club was allowed to re-open. 'I find it incredible we didn't listen to people'
"16.12.2016 09:26:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Delivery of dog mess leaves Hornsey Rise man steaming When fed-up Stephen Griffiths put up a sign telling people to clear up dog mess in his road, he didn't mean they should shove two bagfuls through his door instead. 'The size of some of it made me wonder whether people were keeping an elephant as a pet'
"15.12.2016 19:00:00" Budgens raided in Packington Square, Islington 'They are targeting our shop once a week.' Budgens owner in Packington Square after staff were ambushed by the man in this CCTV footage. Story here: bit.ly/2hwEOm5
"15.12.2016 14:54:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Johnathan Roldan Rodriquez missing: Police appeal for Holloway man who suffers from schizophrenia Police are appealing for information about a Holloway man who has been missing for six days. PLEASE SHARE: Johnathan has been missing for six days.
"15.12.2016 12:01:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Elf and safety gone mad! Police's Christmas tree appeal at Archway station removed as it is 'a hazard' A Christmas tree put up in Archway station as part of a festive toy appeal has been given the chop – because some Scrooge says it's a “hazard”. "Christmas is cancelled"
"15.12.2016 11:05:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Raiders hit Islington Budgens store twice in 28 hours Terrified staff are refusing to work evening shifts at an Islington supermarket blighted by smash and grab raids. VIDEO: 'Someone could have ended up getting really hurt'
"15.12.2016 09:15:19" islingtongazette.co.uk Sainsbury's isn't Local – we are, say Blackstock Road campaigners “Go away, Sainbury's” was the defiant message from dozens of protesters who gathered outside Highbury Vale police station on Sunday. Arsenal Wines staff say they would be forced to close after 35 years
"14.12.2016 16:53:47" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Pentonville prisoners pose with a knife' weeks after fatal stabbing inside jail Chilling images purportedly show prisoners at Pentonville brazenly brandishing a deadly weapon – weeks after a fatal stabbing at the embattled jail.
"14.12.2016 15:51:15" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington start-ups: Margaret Moreland bridal shop, New North Road Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington. This week, we spotted a new bridal design shop that is attracting both male and female attention... 'I swear to you, more guys have been stopping by the window than girls'
"14.12.2016 13:16:50" islingtongazette.co.uk York Way Masjid to close after Islington Council approves demolition Three-hundred worshippers are set to lose their mosque after Islington Council's planning committee approved its demolition. It will become an office block.
"14.12.2016 09:07:30" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington NHS 'missed golden opportunity' to prevent young mum's helium death, inquest hears A disturbing assisted suicide DVD was found in Demi's flat.
"13.12.2016 17:04:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Flashing knickers for a good cause: It's Christmas in Islington It's not often you see a group of middle-aged women flashing their knickers in the middle of the street...
"13.12.2016 11:46:58" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Civic Awards and Ben Kinsella Award: Nominate your favourite community heroes now The Gazette is proud to once again sponsor Islington's civic awards. Do you know an unsung hero of Islington who deserves to be awarded? Get voting...
"13.12.2016 09:42:25" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Tragic mum hid infection from Whittington Hospital doctors Doctors who sent a young mum home to die didn't know she was suffering from a severe abdominal infection. She died 30 minutes after being discharged.
"12.12.2016 15:23:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Veggie volunteers challenging food system with Islington delivery service A group of volunteers reckon organic vegetables can boost Islington's economy. Volunteers delivering fresh veggie bags across Islington from £8 a week...
"12.12.2016 10:19:32" islingtongazette.co.uk Fraudster steals blind man's bank card at Angel station Police have launched an appeal after a blind man's bank card was stolen at Angel station. PLEASE SHARE. Victim had £450 stolen
"12.12.2016 09:19:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Meet the Islington couple who restore vintage 1950s jukeboxes in their Colebrooke Row townhouse Behind the front door of an Islington townhouse, the sounds of a different age ring out. The Gazette hears how Jukebox London is bringing the past to life. 'If we don't like you, we won't sell to you'
"09.12.2016 15:49:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Arsenal v Stoke: Islington set for £250k windfall from charity matchday Arsenal's last game before Christmas can only mean one thing: a big fat cash injection for Islington. Arsenal players are donating a day's wages at tomorrow's game. Which means we can expect over £250,000...
"08.12.2016 16:30:02" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Lady Gaga made my cheese and pickle sandwich': Star visits Old Street homeless charity Homeless people at an LGBT charity were “blown away” after Lady Gaga made lunch on a surprise visit. 'It's not often you have a Grammy winner with 64million Twitter followers making your sandwiches'
"08.12.2016 12:55:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington footballers rally around boy battling rare leukaemia Islington footballers are out in force to support a young player in his battle against cancer. 'Tony's so resilient - no matter what's been done to him he's never really complained'
"08.12.2016 10:39:40" islingtongazette.co.uk Clerkenwell fire station: Charity 'mystified' after City Hall blocks bid to buy site Charity bosses are “completely perplexed” after being repeatedly knocked back in their bid to buy the Clerkenwell fire station site. They were even banned from asking about it at City Hall - who deemed their question 'frivolous'
"08.12.2016 09:56:58" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Street flooding: All hands to the pump for Camden Passage clean up The leader of the trader's group around flood-hit Camden Passage has urged the people of Islington to help them rebuild – by going shopping. Our message to all is 'come and support the independent businesses'
"07.12.2016 17:06:09" islingtongazette.co.uk Cat beaten up by gang of seven youths in 'sickening' Barnsbury attack The RSPCA is investigating a “sickening” cat attack in Barnsbury on Saturday night. Please share to help find these 'violent' people
"07.12.2016 11:46:52" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Street fire station commander Winston Douglas retiring after 32 years Winston Douglas, commander at Upper Street fire station, retires next week after 32 years of service. He looks back on his career, which started at Clerkenwell fire station, with the Gazette. He's served at Clerkenwell, Holloway AND Upper Street fire stations...
"07.12.2016 09:11:15" islingtongazette.co.uk Veras Academy karate club in fight for its home as Hyde tries to sell Ringcross Community Centre An Islington Karate Club is fighting for its future amid fears of possible closure. 'Community centres shouldn't be seen as profitable assets'
"06.12.2016 12:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Start-up of the week: Finsbury Park wine bar promises to be a corker Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington. This week, we speak to the borough's latest wine shop. Who'll be popping in?
"06.12.2016 10:26:56" islingtongazette.co.uk Sainsbury's applies to overturn Blackstock Road planning decision so it can open second branch Sainsbury's has angered campaigners by making a fresh bid to open a second shop in Blackstock Road. Do we need another Sainsbury's?
"05.12.2016 17:08:51" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Street flooding: Homeowner saw 'aquarium' outside his window minutes before home was destroyed A man whose home was wrecked by the Upper Street flooding has described the terrifying moment he opened his curtains to see six feet of water about to burst through the glass. Awful account from a man whose home was destroyed by this morning's Upper Street flooding
"05.12.2016 08:03:29" islingtongazette.co.uk Upper Street flood: Roads closed as burst water pipe forces 35 people out of their homes A burst water pipe has caused major flooding in Upper Street and surrounding roads, forcing 35 people to leave their homes. You might want to avoid the area
"02.12.2016 17:46:53" islingtongazette.co.uk Blackstock Road in Finsbury Park closed after suspicious item left on bus Blackstock Road in Finsbury Park is closed while police investigate a suspicious item left on a 106 bus. BREAKING
"02.12.2016 15:20:54" islingtongazette.co.uk TfL snubs popular opinion to drive through Archway bus changes Transport bosses are driving through with changes to the Archway bus network – ignoring 75 per cent of the people whose opinion they asked. 75 per cent of people surveyed were against the plans... but they're going ahead anyway
"02.12.2016 10:56:48" islingtongazette.co.uk Shantel Elvin missing: Search for Islington girl, 17, enters third day The search for a missing teenage girl from Islington has entered its third day. Please share to help find Shantel
"01.12.2016 18:12:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Caledonian Park clock tower gets go-ahead after winning £2m in Heritage Lottery Fund cash Controversial plans to build a visitor's centre at the foot of the Caledonian Park clock tower have won £2million in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. BREAKING: The Cally Park clock tower visitors' centre has been given the go-ahead.
"01.12.2016 15:36:10" islingtongazette.co.uk Jail for man who ran fake credit card factory in Holloway house A crook who supplied fake bank cards to criminals across Europe from his Holloway factory is behind bars after being rumbled by police. He supplied cards to criminals across Europe
"01.12.2016 10:09:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Re-opening of Finsbury Park running track is 'watershed moment for local athletics' Finsbury Park's running track has endured a troubled recent history. But years of hard work mean our athletics clubs have an exciting future, the Gazette hears. Check out the impressive new facilities at Finsbury Park
"30.11.2016 17:10:32" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Ectomorph, latex fetish fashion in Crouch Hill Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we see how fashion is merged with fetish at Ectomorph... Not your typical 'made in Islington'...
"30.11.2016 15:10:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Council promises 'ethical' cold calling as it takes on 'big six' energy suppliers Islington Council will cold-call people to persuade them to switch to its new gas and electricty energy tariff. Would you mind if the council cold called you to switch to its new energy tariff?
"30.11.2016 13:06:25" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park station: Overcrowded commuters face another two weeks of havoc Furious commuters at Finsbury Park station have been warned their misery could last another fortnight. 'We are paying a lot of money - to be treated like cattle'
"30.11.2016 10:35:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington unites against 'weird' hate crime at Finsbury Park Mosque The chair of Islington Faiths Forum has called on people to “get outside their comfort zone” to fight hate crime in the borough. 'If a community has a shortage of housing, as this area does, you could decide to blame a minority and build up the most vile atmosphere. But that doesn't build houses. You haven't solved anything'
"30.11.2016 08:34:53" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park gets facelift to attract more shoppers Town hall bosses are investing in Finsbury Park's high streets to attract more shoppers. 'Independent businesses give Finsbury Park its flavour'
"29.11.2016 14:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway charity Solace Women's Aid: 'Violence against women in Islington is increasing' Crimes against women in Islington are escalating. Sunita Chauhan, of Solace Women's Aid, Holloway, tells the Gazette we must not ignore it. Over 12 months, there were 191 rapes and over 2,000 domestic crimes against women in Islington.
"29.11.2016 11:08:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Pentonville prison neighbours: 'We feel unsafe in shadow of jail' A CCTV camera pointing towards the sky and metal bars being hurled over the walls are just some of the reasons why people with homes next door to HMP Pentonville say they feel unsafe. EMMA YOULE finds out what it's like to live within metres of one of 'I went to the prison office and said someone is doing this every night. They don't seem to take any notice.'
"28.11.2016 18:30:38" islingtongazette.co.uk Packington Community Centre 'too expensive to run' says housing association that built it The Packington Estate's popular community centre faces an uncertain future – because the housing association that built the hub can't afford to run it. Do you use the Arc community centre?
"28.11.2016 16:27:07" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Have-a-go firefigher fails disastrously in Archway blaze A man's attempt to fight a fire in his room went disastrously wrong as five people were forced to jump out of a window. His mattress caught fire. He threw the mattress out the window. He went to sleep. An hour later, his entire room was on fire...
"28.11.2016 14:20:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Patrick 'Patsy' Adams admits shooting man at point blank range in Finsbury A leading member of a notorious Islington crime family has admitted shooting a man in the chest at point blank range after his victim had been accused of being a “f***ing grass”. Finsbury shooting in 2013: bullet went straight through the victim's body.
"28.11.2016 11:25:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Prisoner dies in custody at HMP Pentonville A prisoner has died in custody in a suspected suicide at HMP Pentonville. Sad, disturbing news from Pentonville this morning.
"27.11.2016 17:28:52" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn hails Finsbury Park Mosque one year after 'horrific' arson attack Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn says he will be “proud” to speak at Finsbury Park Mosque's anti-hate crime meeting on Tuesday – as today marks one year since it was nearly blown up in an arson attack. 'The consequences would have been horrific'
"27.11.2016 11:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Look behind you! The panto's back in town Christmas is coming and it's panto time, oh yes it is. We round up Hackney and Islington's best festive family entertainment The only guide to panto in Islington you'll need this Christmas. Get your tickets now!
"26.11.2016 18:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Aled Jones: 'I'm a real sucker for Away in a Manger' Singer and broadcaster Aled Jones talks to Zoe Paskett about dueting with his younger self and loving a traditional Christmas ahead of his festive Barbican show Aled Jones will be performing at the Barbican. Any fans on here?
"26.11.2016 09:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn: 'Holloway Prison site is our biggest opportunity to help solve housing crisis' Jeremy Corbyn tonight said the Holloway Prison site is the “biggest opportunity” in his 33 years as MP to help solve Islington's housing crisis. Holloway Prison campaign in starting to gather pace...
"25.11.2016 15:38:23" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway man says group of City and Islington College students are putting his family's safety in jeopardy A Holloway man believes the actions of a crop of City and Islington College students are putting his family's safety in jeopardy. 'The extremes we've had to deal with are shocking'
"25.11.2016 12:04:53" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington house prices weather Brexit storms to soar 8% in just one month Islington's property prices are weathering political storms to come top of the Rightmove house price index for London this month. Well this is depressing
"25.11.2016 11:19:17" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Lonsdale Stone Precast, the Queen's cast stone manufacturer in Barnsbury Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we found that the Queen and Kate Moss have something in common at Lonsdale Stone Precast. Paving in the Buckingham Palace gardens... made in Barnsbury!
"24.11.2016 16:01:04" Islington gang foiled by detectives trying to raid Piccadilly ... Armed gang from Islington jailed for 50 years over this attempted smash and grab at a Piccadilly jewellery store bit.ly/2fbLuFW
"24.11.2016 13:53:38" Timeline Photos Matilda Street, Islington, 2014. (Picture: PA)
"24.11.2016 09:43:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington housing campaigners: 'People power got rid of Pay to Stay...but we can't stop fighting Housing Act' Housing campaigners have urged Islington families to continue fighting the Housing Act – despite the government abolishing its hated “pay to stay” policy. 'This proves people getting together and fighting for things they believe in can make a difference.'
"23.11.2016 17:56:21" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Boxing Club: Con artists 'fundraising' in our name Youngsters are scamming people out of money all over London by claiming they are raising money for Islington Boxing Club. Do not give your money to people approaching you on the street with this...
"23.11.2016 15:29:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Movie paraphernalia, Lagunitas IPA and an army of regulars: Why The Alma in Newington Green is London's 'most loved' pub How does a pub become the most popular in London? Wes Deaton, manager of The Alma in Newington Green, is the best person to ask. This is a very good pub.
"23.11.2016 12:32:19" islingtongazette.co.uk From Arsenal parades to nuclear bunkers, new tour shares history of Islington Town Hall IN PICTURES: Islington Town Hall has defined power in the borough since 1922.
"23.11.2016 08:36:42" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Islington man dies trying to save his pet budgie A 79-year-old man died trying to save his pet budgie from his blazing home. Tragedy in Sonning Street.
"22.11.2016 19:01:28" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park travel chaos nothing to do with Wells Terrace closure, says TfL Thousands of rush-hour commuters may be enduring soul destroying journeys on a regular basis, but transport bosses insist there's no problem with Finsbury Park station. What do you think?
"22.11.2016 12:43:23" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park music venue The Silver Bullet back with a bang Finsbury Park's independent music venue The Silver Bullet may have closed but that hasn't stopped it hosting events. First Fabric, now the bullet...
"22.11.2016 10:45:21" islingtongazette.co.uk Jeremy Corbyn and veterans pay tribute to Islington's 750 Battle of the Somme dead Relatives of Islington soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme unveiled a memorial plaque to mark the centenary of the conflict. 'We can't commemorate enough the men and woman that have died in conflict.'
"21.11.2016 15:57:52" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric reopens with strict new entry policy banning 18-year-olds Farringdon “superclub” Fabric will reopen, it was confirmed this afternoon – but 18-year-olds will be banned. Fabric WILL reopen, a judge has ruled - but lots of people are banned
"21.11.2016 14:10:31" islingtongazette.co.uk Fabric appeal: Farringdon nightclub could win right to reopen at 2pm today Farringdon nightclub Fabric could this afternoon win the right to reopen at a last-minute appeal hearing. BREAKING: The appeal hearing is taking place now. Follow us on Twitter for updates or check out the website...
"21.11.2016 11:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Prolific' Islington cocaine and heroin dealer jailed for eight years A drug dealer – jailed for eight years on Friday – had been bailed after police caught him with £2,000 of cocaine and heroin in Holloway. Police found £11,000 of cocaine and heroin in his home... after bailing him for carrying £2,000 of cocaine and heroin...
"21.11.2016 09:28:40" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Four people shot in Highbury Corner A shotgun attack at a Highbury Corner night spot left four people injured. "I'm doing fine," a victim said.
"19.11.2016 09:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Christmas in Islington: What's on in your area? It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas in Islington. It begins tonight...
"18.11.2016 13:23:59" islingtongazette.co.uk Man wanted over sexual assault at Highbury and Islington Detectives are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted at Highbury & Islington station. PLEASE SHARE
Police want info on this man after a woman was sexually assaulted at Highbury and Islington station.
"18.11.2016 10:56:35" islingtongazette.co.uk Grieving man billed for rent on dead brother's Holloway house A housing association billed a grieving man in error after his dead brother failed to pay the rent. "Housing association tried to get rent from my dead brother."
"17.11.2016 18:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Pensioners Forum debates: 'Should people with dementia be tagged?' If people with dementia are at risk of going missing, is it right to tag them? It was the thought provoking question debated at an Islington Pensioners Forum meeting today. This was a tough debate. Should people with dementia be tagged in case they go missing?
"17.11.2016 15:50:37" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington start-ups: UK's biggest juice menu at Ginger and Lime, Upper Street Upper Street – and the UK – now has the country's biggest juice menu. Veggie juice...so much more delicious than it sounds!
"17.11.2016 13:15:04" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Holloway Road closure is suffocating my business' Business owners claim they have been suffocated by the closure of Holloway Road. "Holloway Road closure has hit us like an unwelcome bomb."
"17.11.2016 09:52:10" islingtongazette.co.uk WATCH: How contraband goods are smuggled into HMP Pentonville Contraband goods were smuggled into HMP Pentonville through a hole in security netting just hours before an inmate was fatally stabbed, it has been claimed. It's shockingly easy...
"16.11.2016 15:47:49" islingtongazette.co.uk Coach driver guilty of causing M1 hard shoulder death of Newington Green man Allan Evans A coach driver who killed a Newington Green man by ploughing into his parked car on the M1 has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. Tragic. Did anyone know Mr Evans?
"16.11.2016 12:59:42" islingtongazette.co.uk Whittington Hospital and STP: Thornberry, Corbyn and health chiefs face questions on 'keeping NHS public' at town hall Prevent long-term illness to reduce pressure on the Whittington Hospital? Sounds great. It comes with a catch, though, and no one is sure how the plans will play out. James Morris tries to see through the 'smoke and mirrors'. "Can't we be proud of an NHS by the public, for the public?"
"16.11.2016 08:38:13" hackneygazette.co.uk Lewis Johnson moped death: Tragic teen's pillion passenger jailed for stealing five smartphones The pillion passenger of tragic teen Lewis Johnson, who was killed when his motor scooter crashed during a police chase in February, was today jailed for a spree of phone thefts just minutes before the fatal collision. Five phone thefts in a 47-minute spree that ended in tragedy.
"15.11.2016 14:57:14" islingtongazette.co.uk Ryan Browne death: 'People are popping strong ecstasy pills like Smarties', Fabric chief tells coroner A student who overdosed on ecstasy in Farringdon superclub Fabric died after going “blue in the lips” and suffering violent seizures, an inquest heard today. One of Ryan's friends told the inquest today: "You would be surprised at how many people do actually take drugs."
"15.11.2016 10:28:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Moreland Primary School to share its building with new City of London Primary Academy A new academy is set to open in September after Moreland Primary School agreed to let it share its building for two years. Room for a little one?
"15.11.2016 09:52:04" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"15.11.2016 09:52:04" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"14.11.2016 17:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Neglected Archway church hall could find new life as a theatre Google the phrase “culture in Archway” and you will be directed to websites about arches in Chinese and Moorish culture, but next to nothing about Islington's most maligned neighbourhood. "The local support is widespread for bringing the building back into a community use."
"14.11.2016 14:56:44" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington Remembrance Day parade: Wreaths laid as Veterans Association tells of its year-round work Remembrance isn't just for November. After Sunday's parade, James Morris reports on Islington Veterans Association's year-round work. "Turnout is always fantastic at Remembrance services in Islington. It shows how many people care."
See our picture gallery from yesterday's parade here (lots more in the paper on Thursday)...
"14.11.2016 11:28:19" islingtongazette.co.uk Paralysed terror attack survivor Will Pike, of Highbury, shares incredible recovery story to boost crowdfunder Paralysed in a terror attack? Re-learning how to go to the toilet? Highbury man Will Pike knows how to overcome adversity. Will was caught up in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. "I measured my progress by how often I cried."
"14.11.2016 09:11:56" islingtongazette.co.uk 'Dangerous' man jailed after stabbing victim three times in back outside Islington Council offices An Islington man who stabbed his 21-year-old victim three times in the back has been jailed for nine years. "An appalling act of violence that almost cost a man his life."
"13.11.2016 09:42:11" Timeline Photos Over 200 people gathered outside Islington Town Hall to mark Armistice Day on Friday. Many more (including us) will be at today's Remembrance parade, beginning at Highbury Corner at 10am.
"11.11.2016 12:24:15" islingtongazette.co.uk King's Cross abduction attempt sees woman 'grab girl, 10, by arm and try to pull her off 390 bus' A would-be child-snatcher grabbed a 10-year-old girl and tried to pull her off a bus in King's Cross. Please share to help track down this woman
"11.11.2016 11:37:58" islingtongazette.co.uk Hunt for Gazette's first issue goes on after 'paper from 1856' turns out to be 100 years younger than thought When Mike Prout discovered a stained, fragile copy of the Gazette down the side of an old chair, he rang up to find out if we wanted it. whoops
"11.11.2016 09:41:04" islingtongazette.co.uk Missing man found dead in Holloway A man's body was found in Stock Orchard Crescent, Holloway, yesterday afternoon. Did anyone know Mr White?
"10.11.2016 17:40:34" youtube.com Raid on Hornsey Road kebab shop, November 1, 2016 Eighty riot police stormed a kebab shop and off-licence in Hornsey Road, Holloway, on November 1. Video (c) Cesur Demirkiran/Islington Gazette Watch the surreal moment scores of riot police pile into a tiny kebab shop in Holloway in our exclusive video...
"10.11.2016 15:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington school funding cuts: Find out how your child's school could be affected Unions say government plans could leave schools in Islington with a funding crisis. Use this interactive map to find out exactly how funding cuts could affect your child's Islington school.
"10.11.2016 12:13:42" Hornsey Road kebab shop raid One minute, a man is quietly making a kebab. The next, dozens of riot police storm his shop. Why? http://bit.ly/2fUiBP7
"10.11.2016 10:45:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Small Islington restaurant Liman tops TripAdvisor list of 17,400 London eateries A modest Mediterranean restaurant in Islington has become a tourist attraction after reaching number one on TripAdvisor's list of the 17,400 best London eateries. We've not been, but users of TripAdvisor reckon this is the best restaurant in the whole of London. Do you agree?
"10.11.2016 09:33:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Campaigners insist: 'We can stop Holloway Prison becoming expensive luxury flats' When George Osborne announced the closure of Holloway Prison a year ago, many people darkly muttered three words: 'Expensive luxury flats.' But it doesn't have to be this way, community campaigners told James Morris. "Luxury flats are exactly what people in Islington don't need.”
"09.11.2016 19:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Food review: Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Pentonville Road Before doing this review, I had pledged that from the morning after, I would go vegan for a week. So I arrive at Marco Pierre White Steakhouse needing seven days worth of protein. Two fillet steaks and a bottle of wine takes you past £100. Tastes good, though...
"09.11.2016 17:00:01" islingtongazette.co.uk Balls Pond Road fire: Despair of homeless hairdresser after Pat's salon burns down A man who spent 23 years cutting hair for the homeless is walking wounded after seeing his salon burnt to the ground. So sad. Pat was there 23 years. Now he is homeless and "doesn't give a damn".
"09.11.2016 14:53:34" islingtongazette.co.uk Angel Comedy Club set to open new Islington venue The Bill Murray A group of comedians who crowdfunded a pub with £46,000 worth of donations will launch their new venue next week – called The Bill Murray. Okay, campers, rise and shine..
"09.11.2016 11:46:27" islingtongazette.co.uk Meet Islington's volunteer of the year: Bereavement counsellor Chatelle Jeram Chatelle Jeram was crowned 'volunteer of the year' at Voluntary Action Islington's annual awards. Her expertise? Death. Pascale Hughes reports. After a week of prisoners on the run, a station death and Donald Trump, here's something to lift the spirits.
"09.11.2016 09:01:32" islingtongazette.co.uk Pentonville escape: Police ask people helping Matthew Baker and James Whitlock to turn them in If you are assisting Matthew Baker and James Whitlock, you are “potenitally committing a crime”. "If you're helping them, you're potentially committing a crime."
"08.11.2016 14:49:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Finsbury Park station evacuated after person hit by a train Finsbury Park station has been evacuated after a person was hit by a Tube train. BREAKING: This is why the emergency services are there
"08.11.2016 14:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Emily Thornberry on Pentonville: 'If inmates are escaping and being killed, what is the point of this prison?' Emily Thornberry today accused the authorities of neglecting the issue of gangs “controlling” Pentonville Prison. She has a point...
"08.11.2016 11:57:15" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Hops and Glory Pale Ale, Essex Road Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we found a pub brewing its own ale in the cellar. Pretty simple business model: "We brew on Saturday mornings and then sell it in the pub."
"08.11.2016 09:26:57" islingtongazette.co.uk 200 years since Islington (nearly) kicked out the elites at Spa Fields Park Given Islington's radical history, it's no surprise rebels once plotted to overthrow the elites from a Clerkenwell park. James Morris looks at the Spa Fields riots 200 years ago. In 1816, Clerkenwell had 50,000 people, but no MP to represent them. Newtown in the Isle of Wight had 25 people with two people to represent them...
"07.11.2016 18:22:52" islingtongazette.co.uk Pentonville escape: One prisoner is an attempted murderer, police warn Detectives are advising the public not to approach the two men – one an attempted murderer – who escaped from Pentonville Prison in Caledonian Road today. PLEASE SHARE: One of the Pentonville inmates who escaped is an attempted murderer. Police warn the public not to approach either of them.
"07.11.2016 14:19:24" islingtongazette.co.uk Inmates escape Pentonville Prison 'using wirecutters' Two inmates have escaped from Pentonville Prison in Caledonian Road, it has emerged. BREAKING: Two Pentonville prisoners are on the run
"07.11.2016 13:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Five years of Highbury Fields Parkrun: 'The best way to start your Saturday' Getting up early on a Saturday morning, just so you can run 5km? It will sound like madness to many, but organisers of the Highbury Fields “Parkrun” insist: “It's the best way to start your weekend!” Getting up early on a Saturday to run 5k? Organisers insist: "It's much more enjoyable than it sounds."
"07.11.2016 11:19:05" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington start-ups: Eve's Designer Outlet, Islington Green Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington. This week, we spotted a new designer outlet shop in an unlikely location. "I opened the shop because I was sick of working for other people."
"07.11.2016 09:16:08" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Manzes family gone, but pie and mash lives on in Chapel Market Chapel Market without a pie and mash shop is not Chapel Market! An article on this day in 1986: Chapel Market without pie and mash is not Chapel Market!
"05.11.2016 09:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: Vegan chocolate brunch at Jaz and Jul's, Chapel Market Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we found a small cafe that has a vegan-friendly chocolate brunch menu... Vegan chocolate brunch...an alternative to your bacon sandwich this morning?
"04.11.2016 12:00:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington's 750 Battle of the Somme dead to be honoured in Holloway A Battle of the Somme memorial leads Islington's Remembrance events this month. Many Remembrance events in Islington this month...
"04.11.2016 09:49:31" islingtongazette.co.uk Made in Islington: From fabric and needle to Katy Perry at Stitchin Business, Holloway Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we found a man who has made Katy Perry's costumes... Amazing what gets made on our doorstep...in this case costumes for Katy Perry
"03.11.2016 16:03:23" islingtongazette.co.uk The Invisible Dot closes: Stewart Lee pays tribute to King's Cross comedy club Stewart Lee has delivered a fond, if dry, tribute to a much-loved King's Cross comedy club after it closed down. 'It seems entirely appropriate, in the current political climate, that it should close, representing as it did a space for diversity, creativity and big open-minded ideas, all dirty words post-Brexit' says Stewart Lee
"03.11.2016 12:07:36" islingtongazette.co.uk Hackney and Islington stabbings: Why has gang violence erupted and what is being done to stop it? Existing tension between gangs on the border of Hackney and Islington has erupted in a fortnight of worrying attacks. We found out what has caused it, and what is being done to stop it. Here's the exclusive inside story on the stabbings around Dalston and Mildmay
"03.11.2016 10:01:54" islingtongazette.co.uk The Invisible Dot closes: Stewart Lee pays tribute to King's Cross comedy club Stewart Lee has delivered a fond, if dry, tribute to a much-loved King's Cross comedy club after it closed down. 'It seems entirely appropriate, in the current political climate, that it should close, representing as it did a space for diversity, creativity and big open-minded ideas, all dirty words post-Brexit'
"02.11.2016 21:37:13" islingtongazette.co.uk Balls Pond Road fire: Blaze rips through 'squat' hair salon Fire tore through a hair salon in Balls Pond Road this evening, forcing families to flee their homes and shutting the busy street in the middle of rush hour. This is why Balls Pond Road is shut...
"02.11.2016 13:18:33" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington start-ups: Sakura, Japanese restaurant in Caledonian Road Mabel Lee used to get fish and chips at 327 Caledonian Road. Twenty years later, she has opened her own restaurant in the same shop!
"02.11.2016 09:49:10" islingtongazette.co.uk 40 years of Quality Fish Bar in Finsbury Park: 'I gave up a law career for this chippy...I don't regret a thing' For 40 years, Quality Fish Bar has been a staple of Finsbury Park. Owner Tony Harmanda tells James Morris: 'I wish I could've frozen the things I've seen...' "Proper chip shops are dying out"
"01.11.2016 18:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk N1 Women's Institute: Leaving 'jam and Jerusalem' stereotypes in the past N1 Women's Institute is now 10 years old. President Rosie Harvey tells James Morris why the old stereotypes are irrelevant. The first ever Women's Institute to visit a sex shop...
"01.11.2016 16:29:20" islingtongazette.co.uk Free martial arts class brings discipline and joy to Holloway As a born and bred Islington man, Stephen Riley feels as much as anyone the pain that youth violence can bring to our borough. This is a great scheme - and it's free. Anyone aged between 12 and 25 can get involved.
"01.11.2016 12:35:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway entrepreneur keeps retro sweet shops alive...from his spare room A Holloway entrepreneur is celebrating one year in the sweet shop business – after beating depression. Harry was inspired by Mari Long's old sweet shop in Liverpool Road. Anyone remember it?
"01.11.2016 10:31:20" islingtongazette.co.uk Do you know this man? Police appeal after woman, 61, racially abused at Highbury and Islington station British Transport Police have appealed for information after a 61-year-old woman was racially abused at Highbury and Islington station. PLEASE SHARE: 61-year-old woman was racially abused at Highbury and Islington station
"01.11.2016 09:37:36" Timeline Photos The Queen in Highbury Fields, 1977. (Picture: PA Archive)
"31.10.2016 13:07:05" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 30 years ago: Ghost invades Barnsbury Estate Our front page splash on this day 30 years ago. It's barely believable...
"31.10.2016 09:51:58" hackneygazette.co.uk Dalston stabbing: Teen is fifth knife-attack victim in two weeks A teenager was stabbed in a gang fight in Newington Green on Friday night – the fifth stabbing around the Mayville Estate in less than two weeks. They have all been within half a mile of each other, and around the Mayville Estate
"31.10.2016 09:18:29" islingtongazette.co.uk Chapel Market jeans shop that once served Guns N' Roses star Slash set to shut after 40 years A Chapel Market trader who sold jeans to Guns N' Roses guitar legend Slash is shutting up shop after 40 years in business. "A lot of shoppers don't necessarily come up to Chapel Market. They go online."
"29.10.2016 18:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Morcheeba's Ross Godfrey talks about new venture with Skye Edwards Ross Godfrey began as a third of Morcheeba on meeting Skye Edwards at a Hackney party. Now he's half of Skye | Ross Skye and Ross from Morcheeba perform at Islington Assembly Rooms on Wednesday...
"29.10.2016 08:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Halloween roundup: Stranger Things, swing dance and Rocky Horror Where will you spend Halloween weekend? Here are a few options in case you're stuck Where will you spend Halloween weekend? Here are a few options in case you're stuck...
"29.10.2016 08:29:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers come to the Union Chapel Ben Caplan talks to ZOE PASKETT about musical kinship, biblical themes and working with Fred Wesley Ben plays at the Union Chapel on November 10...
"28.10.2016 18:22:20" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road closure: Town hall bans lorries from Tufnell Park Road Lorries are set to be banned from using Tufnell Park Road in response to the utter chaos brought on by the last-minute closure of Holloway Road. Lorries will be banned from Tufnell Park Road from this weekend in response to the utter chaos brought on by the last-minute closure of Holloway Road
"28.10.2016 13:14:45" Timeline Photos Finsbury Park station in the late 1990s. (Picture: Islington Libraries Twitter/@Islingtonlibs)
"28.10.2016 09:29:50" islingtongazette.co.uk King's Cross pub attack on couple leaves teacher with permanent eye injury Two teachers in their 40s were savagely attacked without warning in a King's Cross pub – leaving one with permanent eye damage. Please share to find this "savage" man who attacked two teachers
"27.10.2016 12:10:50" hackneygazette.co.uk Kingsland Road taped off following fourth stabbing around Mayville Estate in nine days Police have shut Kingsland Road following the fourth stabbing in Dalston in the space of nine days. BREAKING: Kingsland Road is shut following the fourth stabbing around the Mayville Estate in nine days
"27.10.2016 11:14:12" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"27.10.2016 11:14:12" Islington Gazette's cover photo
"27.10.2016 09:11:10" islingtongazette.co.uk This week 60 years ago: Islington woman finds razor blade in her cheese roll These Gazette stories from 1956 get more and more bizarre...
"26.10.2016 17:35:11" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road closure: Tufnell Park Road at standstill after lorry and bus crash A lorry and a number 17 bus have crashed in Tufnell Park Road, the residential street being used as the main diversion during the A1 closure. UPDATE: This was the scene in Tufnell Park Road this afternoon...
"26.10.2016 13:45:26" islingtongazette.co.uk Holloway Road closure: Tufnell Park Road down to one lane after 'low-speed' crash Well, that didn't take long. A lorry and van have “crashed” in Tufnell Park Road, the residential street being used as the main diversion during the A1 closure. Well, that didn't take long
"26.10.2016 12:57:03" islingtongazette.co.uk Islington fly-tippers warned: 'Stop doing illegal dumps' Council officers slapped £400 fines on fly-tippers this month in a crackdown on environmental crime in the heart of Islington. "We will not tolerate fly-tipping"
"26.10.2016 10:30:00" islingtongazette.co.uk Lack of staff forced three closures of Highbury and Islington station...in nine days Staff shortages forced Highbury and Islington Underground station to shut three times in the space of nine days over August. "Appalling"...
"26.10.2016 08:22:57" islingtongazette.co.uk Hero neighbour steps in to rescue dying toddler in Upper Holloway A heroic neighbour saved a toddler's life after he turned “white as a ghost” and stopped breathing in his Upper Holloway home. What a guy
"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'