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

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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 Community College. Hackney Library, English as another Language books. Photo credit: Valerie Browne   A spokesperson from Hackney Community College (HCC) says they doubt they will receive any More...

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By Ghazzala Zubair On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Islington Boxing Club: The Beating Heart of the Community

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

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By Daria Casalini On Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
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Islington and the Refugee Crisis

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 More...

High spirits despite the gloomy weather at the protest, there was plenty of chanting and beeping car horns. Photo credit: Valerie Browne
By Valerie Browne On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Save our NHS: St Barts Junior Doctor Strike

The Junior Doctors from St Bartholomew’s Hospital joined the third industrial action British Medical Association strike yesterday. Dr Kyle McBeath has chosen to take a year out of training because of the More...

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By Mollie Zsigo On Saturday, March 5th, 2016
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The Knowledge – Vital Driving Test or “Too Much of a Slog”?

Image Credit: Premium Tours “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. More...

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By Silvia Maresca On Sunday, February 28th, 2016
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Islington and the Refugee Crisis

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 had on the More...

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By Chloe Darnaud On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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Second Shot: tackling homelessness one coffee at a time

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 from selling brownies More...

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By Alexandra Davis On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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Duchess of Cambridge becomes patron for Islington charity

Credit: Flickr Ricky Wilson 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 More...

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By Hannah Stanworth On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016
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“Sometimes I forget what I look like” – What it’s like to be homeless and female in Islington

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 for the human More...

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By Eleanor Rudd On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Clerkenwell’s hidden history: the great and gruesome

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. Throughout Clerkenwell More...