An afternoon with the Islington Pensioners Forum

February 19, 20180

I felt quite nervous, before my lunch with the Islington Pensioners Forum, but the worries I had of intimidation  vanished as soon as I walked in the room. The homely
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VIDEO – Hackney and Islington propose ban on petrol and diesel cars during peak commuter periods

February 14, 20180

Only seven weeks into 2018 and London has already exceeded its pollution limits for the whole year. In reaction, Hackney and Islington are set to ban petrol and diesel cars
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VIDEO – Islington Council leads the battle against diesel vehicles in London

February 13, 20180

In November last year, Islington Council called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to completely ban diesel vehicles from operating in the City within the next decade. It is a strong
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The people fighting elderly loneliness in Islington

February 11, 20180

Being lonely at an elderly age is something few people can afford to be, after some scientific studies have suggested loneliness to be as damaging to health as smoking or being severely
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VIDEO – Meet the disability campaigners fighting for more Changing Places in London

January 29, 20180

According to the new London Plan, the capital is to get more Changing Places toilets, special facilities for people with multiple and profound disabilities. Standard accessible toilets do not meet
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“Veganuary”: Islington and Hackney become a haven for vegans

January 28, 20180

There are many ways to cleanse yourself and start the new year fresh. ‘Veganuary’, for instance, is an increasingly popular tradition. Perhaps you have already signed up to it, joining
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Review – Flight Club Shoreditch

January 7, 20180

Get in the zone, mind focused, elbows straight, ready to let go – and explode on the dartboard with style. Yes, this isn’t your average bar. This is Flight Club,
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Word on the Street: How Basquiat Conquered the Art World

January 4, 20180

Street art launched the career of Jean-Michel Basquiat, but in his quest for glory, did he forget the essence of what made him unique? Jessie Williams investigates… On the way
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VIDEO: 10-year-old local resident launches campaign to save Angel Wings sculpture

December 14, 20170

A £8m plan to refurbish Angel Central shopping plaza, in North London, will result in the removal of its iconic wings sculpture. A 10-year-old local resident has started a campaign
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The Queen is coming to Islington

December 4, 20170

The Queen will be guest of honour at an Islington church this week, along with soprano Katherine Jenkins and Baroness Floella Benjamin, for a special recording of BBC’s Song of
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