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 2015, ten Syrian refugees arrived in the borough as part of the Government’s pledge to resettle 20,000 over the next five years. Around three million more migrants are predicted More...

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By Tom Buxton On Friday, May 6th, 2016

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 concludes his two-part investigation into how Boris Johnson’s tenure affected More...

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By Tom Buxton On Thursday, May 5th, 2016

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 affected Islington… Few documents enable the public to hold their leaders to More...

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By Katarina Poensgen On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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 party that thinks terrorists are More...

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By Katarina Poensgen On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

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 Khan and the Conservatives’ Zac Goldsmith, More...

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By Mike Stavrou On Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Are 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, but will a lack of funding prove detrimental for those who need it the most? More...

By Tom Buxton On Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Review: ‘What’s in a Name’ at Museum of London

Image Credit: Museum of London Hot on the heels of recent celebratory events timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, Tom Buxton visits the Museum of London’s new Shakespeare-themed More...

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By Jessica Williams On Friday, April 29th, 2016

The Outsiders’ View of Britain: Photographs of a Nation

Martin Parr, one of the most renowned documentary photographers of modern life, is not everyone’s cup of tea. When Henri Cartier-Bresson – the grandfather of street photography – attended an exhibition of More...

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By Julia Martincic On Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

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?” The press officer for Islington council chokes on his words on the other side of More...

By Ghazzala Zubair On Friday, March 18th, 2016

Islington Boxing Club: The Beating Heart of the Community

Lenny Hagland, chairman and proprietor of Islington Boxing Club. Photo courtesy of   At the end of a long corridor, as though illuminated through a keyhole, Lenny Hagland can be seen More...