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Islington and the Refugee Crisis

March 16, 20160

Islington and the Refugee Crisis: The Islington Refugee Centre’s Struggle to Survive In the latest instalment of our special series on the refugee crisis, Daria Casalini discovers how the Islington Centre for Refugees and
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Podcast: Wake up and Smell the Coffee Culture

March 6, 20160

Today around one in five people visit a coffee shop on a daily basis in the UK. Proof – if it was needed – that coffee shops are continuing their
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The Knowledge – Vital Driving Test or “Too Much of a Slog”?

March 5, 20160

“They just don’t have the knowledge,” Fiona Henderson chats away, her eyes swimming with passion for her cause whilst still fixed on the journey she is making towards King’s Cross.
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Breathe Easy in Islington

March 1, 20160

Breathing easy has never been so simple in London. The British Lung Foundation – a charity which supports people affected by lung disease and works with “Breathe Easy” groups –
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Islington and the Refugee Crisis

February 28, 20160

Islington and the Refugee Crisis: The Borough’s Response In the first instalment of our special series on the refugee crisis, Silvia Maresca takes a wider look at the impact war in Syria has
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Duchess of Cambridge becomes patron for Islington charity

February 22, 20160

The Duchess of Cambridge has become a Patron for the children’s mental health charity, the Anna Freud Centre. According to statistics by Young Minds, 1 in 10 children aged between 1
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Holloway Prison Set to Close

February 8, 20160

Western Europe’s largest women’s prison is set to close. Inspectors who visited the Victorian prison labelled it as “a very difficult establishment run” while Justice Secretary, Michael Grove, concluded it
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Islington Named London’s Greenest Borough

January 6, 20160

Many people walking around the cobbled streets of Islington surrounded by buildings and traffic find it hard to connect the term “green borough” with “Islington”. Aaron Casanova, studying at City
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“Sometimes I forget what I look like” – What it’s like to be homeless and female in Islington

January 6, 20160

Note: names marked with a * in this article have been changed to preserve the interviewees’ anonymity. Imagine yourself in one of the most physically demanding and vulnerable states possible
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Islington and Hackney’s Top 6 Christmas Light Displays

December 2, 20150

Text by Tom Buxton, Images by Valerie Browne It’s that time of year again – the advent calendars are out, the tinsel’s already been draped across every available wall, John
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