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By Yannic Rack On Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Heating costs, refugees and a new fly-tipping app: our round-up of the second Leader’s QT

Cllrs. Paul Convery, Andy Hull, Claudia Webbe and Richard Watts answer questions from Islingtonians at the second Leader’s Question Time   Yesterday saw the second round of Islington’s Leader’s More...

Cali Shen, the Chinese god of prosperity, wandered around the room to wish everyone well - and stroke his beard
By Yannic Rack On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Islington celebrates Chinese New Year

With good wishes, lots of food and a traditional lion dance, hundreds of Islingtonians rang in the Year of the Sheep today. Mayor of Islington, Cllr. Theresa Debono watches the puppet show, flanked by her husband More...

An aerial view of the proposals for the Bishopsgate Goodsyard
By Yannic Rack On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Hackney mayor launches bid against Shoreditch tower development

The mayor of Hackney, Jules Pipe, today launched a petition urging Boris Johnson to withdraw his support for luxury skyscrapers to be built in the middle of Tech City. An aerial view of the proposals for the Bishopsgate More...

By Yannic Rack On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Radical change needed for Islington’s unemployed, report says

Pioneering measures were proposed today to get the borough’s unemployed into jobs  More...

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By Yannic Rack On Friday, November 21st, 2014

Islington Lib Dems condemn Thornberry tweet

Islington’s  Liberal Democrats seized the opportunity to condemn Labour’s Emily Thornberry after the MP for Islington South and Finsbury resigned from her post as Shadow Attorney General yesterday. “For More...

Interactive map of The Streets they Left Behind
By Yannic Rack On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Poppy map shows homes of First World War soldiers in Islington

The poppies are taking over Islington on a new interactive map of the borough’s WWI fatalities   Poppies are popping up all over Islington as a new map is unveiled that aims to show where the borough’s More...

By Yannic Rack On Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Dead fascinating – the art of stuffing animals

If your Halloween was just the same old hat this year, why not ditch the traditional pumpkin-carving for something a little more macabre? Gutting a mouse will do the trick and could even turn into a hobby Did More...

Brendan and Deirdre Clunky with two of their three children in 2004
By Yannic Rack On Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Anger as veteran landlord thrown out after 25 years – local boozer to turn into gastropub

Brendan and Deirdre Cluskey with two of their three children in 2004 © Brendan Cluskey   A popular landlord is set to lose his job and family home of 25 years to make way for a gastropub chain. Brendan Cluskey, More...

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By Yannic Rack On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

New £2m CCTV control centre opens in Islington

London’s newest CCTV control centre and one of the city’s most advanced opened on April 9 in Islington Council’s offices on Upper Street. We wanted to know what the people of Islington think about More...

By Yannic Rack On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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 newly opened butcher’s shop Turner & George  More...