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Hackney Community College Unlikely to Receive Share of £20m English Language Fund

April 22, 20160

The English Language fund is only a drop in the ocean to reverse the damage done by the cut in funding to English as another language (ESOL) classes at Hackney
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Islington Boxing Club: The Beating Heart of the Community

March 18, 20160

  At the end of a long corridor, as though illuminated through a keyhole, Lenny Hagland can be seen sitting at an enormous desk. It is impossible to enter the
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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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Save our NHS: St Barts Junior Doctor Strike

March 10, 20160

The Junior Doctors from St Bartholomew’s Hospital joined the third industrial action British Medical Association strike yesterday.   It was a drizzly yet impassioned scene; the steps of St Paul’s were filled
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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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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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Second Shot: tackling homelessness one coffee at a time

February 25, 20160

Having established business models since secondary school, Julius Ibrahim, an ambitious economics student at UCL, is about to launch a serious business with a social impact – quite a step-up
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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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“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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Clerkenwell’s hidden history: the great and gruesome

May 20, 20150

While this week sees a celebration of much that is innovative and new in Clerkenwell, one ingenious project reminds us of the rich – and often troubled history that this area has.
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