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Islington and the Refugee Crisis: The Power of Art

June 10, 20160

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
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Breaking Down the Stigma: The Story of a HIV Positive Woman

April 24, 20160

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
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Video: Hackney brewery turns bread into beer

February 8, 20160

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
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Late night levy in Islington

June 18, 20140

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.
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Video: Cyberbullying on the rise

April 24, 20141

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
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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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Video: Vegan – Can you taste the difference?

April 11, 20140

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
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Video: The homeless guide to London

March 31, 20141

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’ own
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Video: Is London ready for its own NFL franchise?

February 15, 20140

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

Smithfield redevelopment inquiry opens

February 11, 20140

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
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