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New £2m CCTV control centre opens in Islington

April 23, 20140

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
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The sound of music in Islington schools

April 16, 20140

Every third child in Islington between 5 and 18 is now involved in some sort of musical activity, thanks to the Islington Music Education Hub. We met the people behind
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Giving a voice to Islington’s youth

April 10, 20140

Islington youth council was created in 2011 to give young people a voice. SJS News met Hiba Warsame, the current youth mayor. She told us about  priorities for the youth
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Turner & George: The new butcher’s on the block

April 9, 20140

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

Islington on screen: The borough as a film location

April 7, 20140

It shouldn’t be news to anyone that London has a special place in the global film industry. But what has Islington to do with Batman, Harry Potter and the English
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Islington in the fight against young drinking

April 2, 20142

With the third-highest density of licensed premises in London, Islington has a vibrant nightlife. As the number of the borough’s young drinkers keep rising, the council and several local organisations
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The Peasant: Weddings and historical mosaics

March 25, 20140

As part of our series St John Street At Work, we talk to Joel Burns, bartender at The Peasant, who has been working at the pub for about five months

Islington Idol: The borough’s famous past residents

March 24, 20140

The borough of Islington is known to be home to many celebrities. That’s nothing new: its history boasts an array of famous and important figures…

Old Red Lion: Theatre and an ‘old-style English boozer’

March 21, 20140

Next in our St John Street At Work series: The Old Red Lion Theatre at the top end of St John Street has enriched Islington culture since the early 70s, while the
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Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Coffee

March 19, 20140

For the first part of our St John Street At Work series we visit recent arrival Jeff & George, a cafe with Belgian roots and musical ambition