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 Isabella Cordua On Sunday, April 24th, 2016
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Breaking Down the Stigma: The Story of a HIV Positive Woman

Cindy* was diagnosed with HIV when she was only two. When she was told about her condition at the age of 12, her world fell apart. Terrified that her friends would find out, she began to go off the rails. She turned More...

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By Editor On Monday, February 8th, 2016
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Video: Hackney brewery turns bread into beer

Written by Jessica Hutchby An East London Brewery has been turning unused bread from across the capital into beer. Owners of the Hackney Brewery have joined forces with the charity Feedback to use the limitless More...

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By Andrea Kmetova On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Late night levy in Islington

Islington has recently become the first London borough to introduce a late night levy, an annual charge paid by licensed premises that want to sell alcohol between midnight and 6am. With the third highest density More...

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By Editor On Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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Video: Cyberbullying on the rise

Cyberbullying is increasingly entering the public consciousness, with the The Cybersmile Foundation reporting that over 40% of UK high school students have been affected. We asked Londoners whether they think there More...

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By Yannic Rack On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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New £2m CCTV control centre opens in Islington

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 of Islington think about More...

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By Kim Statzner On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Video: Vegan – Can you taste the difference?

Veganism is an increasingly popular lifestyle choice all over the world. With some estimates predicting that the number of vegans in the UK will reach 55% of the population by 2020, we wanted to know: can people More...

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By Martina Andretta On Monday, March 31st, 2014
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Video: The homeless guide to London

A London-based social enterprise is offering tours of the city “as perceived through the lens of homelessness”, led by homeless or formerly homeless guides. Unseen Tours incorporate homeless guides’ More...

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By Adam Mills On Saturday, February 15th, 2014
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Video: Is London ready for its own NFL franchise?

We ask American football fans in London whether it would be a smart move for the NFL to cross the pond  More...

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By Yannic Rack On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
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Smithfield redevelopment inquiry opens

Today (Tuesday) marks the start of yet another public inquiry into the future of Smithfield Market, parts of which have been empty for decades. The General Market and adjacent Fish Market and Red House buildings More...