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Islington and the Refugee Crisis: The Power of Art

The biggest ever Refugee Week is taking place this month with more than 400 events due to take place across the UK. It has a particular More...

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London Mayoral Election: Boris’ Manifesto, Four Years On (Part 2)

Image Credit: The Telegraph With just a few hours remaining until the new Mayor of London’s identity is revealed, Tom Buxton More...

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London Mayoral Election: Boris’ Manifesto, Four Years On (Part 1)

Image Credit: New Statesman Tom Buxton investigates whether London’s ex-mayor fulfilled his electoral pledges and how his actions More...

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Opinion – London Mayoral Election: Who’s The Safer Pair of Hands?

Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith at the London Debate. Photo credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA “On Thursday, are we really going to hand More...

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Opinion – London Mayoral Election: How Will The TfL Policies Affect The Common Londoner?

There is only a day left to decide which candidate to vote for in the mayoral election as Boris Johnson steps down as London Mayor. More...

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Is Islington Council ‘All In’ For Disabled Sports?

Image Credit: Alastair Rae, licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0 Sport provides invaluable opportunities for the disabled community of Islington, More...

One of the many floats from a recent Italian procession in Clerkenwell (Image Credit: Silvia Maresca)

The Clerkenwell Italian Community: A History

One of the many floats from a recent Italian procession in Clerkenwell (Image Credit: Silvia Maresca) “It all started with immigrants More...

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Sex as a Commodity: Exploring Local Responses to the Sex Industry

Campaigning for the decriminalisation of sex work. Photo credit: London Picture Capital   “If we… Sex… What?” More...

Review: ‘London in Video Games’ at the Museum of London

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Image Source: Games Wiki As the Museum of London moves from 150 London Wall to West Smithfield on June 16th, Tom Buxton delivers his verdict on one of the final displays to grace More...

Islington and the Refugee Crisis: The Power of Art

Jon Martyn and Tania Kaczinski, the New Art Studio

The biggest ever Refugee Week is taking place this month with more than 400 events due to take place across the UK. It has a particular resonance for Islington. During December More...

The Rise of the Artisan Craft-maker

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From small shops to large communities, artisan skills are a huge part of Islington today. It is a place where a large community of artists can dare to take a chance on making More...

Khan and Goldsmith debating, Photo credit Daniel Leal-Olivas PA

Opinion – London Mayoral Election: Who’s The Safer Pair of Hands?

Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith at the London Debate. Photo credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA “On Thursday, are we really going to hand the world’s greatest city to a Labour More...

Opinion – London Mayoral Election: How Will The TfL Policies Affect The Common Londoner?

There is only a day left to decide which candidate to vote for in the mayoral election as Boris Johnson steps down as London Mayor. The two front-runners, Labour’s Sadiq More...

Valentines Day for One

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Who said that Valentine’s Day is worth celebrating only if you have a date? Not being in a relationship shouldn’t be More...

Bright Lights, Big City: Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair 2015

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Lies Dormant in the Night, Priya Baxter   On a windswept November weekend, the Candid Galleries – one of More...

hudelmayer.com The Rise of the Artisan Craft-maker

From small shops to large communities, artisan skills are a huge part of Islington today. It is...

20140404_142638 Kurz&Lang: Why bratwurst is more than just a sausage

St John Street is home to bratwurst shop Kurz&Lang, founded by Berlin-born Valentin von Amsberg. We...

DSC03766 Turner & George: The new butcher’s on the block

This week in our series St John Street At Work, we grilled James George, co-founder of...

The future is here: Digital Shoreditch 2015

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This week the central London venue of Shoreditch Town Hall  became the home of Digital Shoreditch, a festival More...

Podcast: Will London become the social media capital?

  The UK has the highest proportion of social media users in the world, even though platforms such as Facebook, Twitter..

Silicon rebrand: Is Tech City still the next big thing?

In November 2010, David Cameron announced that government policies would turn Britain into the most attractive place in the world to..

Islington Named London’s Greenest Borough

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Islington Green. Photograph: Felix Clay/Guardian Many people walking around the cobbled streets of Islington More...

Islington and Hackney’s Top 6 Christmas Light Displays

Text by Tom Buxton, Images by Valerie Browne It’s that time of year again – the advent calendars are out, the..

Clerkenwell’s hidden history: the great and gruesome

While this week sees a celebration of much that is innovative and new in Clerkenwell, one ingenious project reminds us of the..
One of the many floats from a recent Italian procession in Clerkenwell (Image Credit: Silvia Maresca)

The Clerkenwell Italian Community: A History

“It all started with immigrants coming over on foot, for they couldn’t afford to use any other transport. They walked through Europe..
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Review: ‘London in Video Games’ at the Museum of London

As the Museum of London moves from 150 London Wall to West Smithfield on June 16th, Tom Buxton delivers his verdict..
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Last orders? The Decline of the East End Boozer

It seems ironic that one of the defining features of British culture is slipping into an alarming decline. The good old..