Islington crime and safety summit: Role for ‘active participation’ of community, says council

March 29, 20140

Islington Council and the local police led a crime and safety summit at Islington Town Hall last Saturday [22 March], encouraging the community to take action in preventing and reducing crime
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The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker: Tradition with a makeover

March 28, 20140

Next in our St John Street At Work series is The Blacksmith & The Toffeemaker. We talked to B&T’s Brooke Streatfield who has lived in the area all her life

Video: A vintage experience in Clerkenwell

March 27, 20140

Since its birth in 2009, Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair has become one of London’s biggest fairs for second hand clothing. We visited the fair at Old Finsbury Town Hall to
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Clerkenwell cafés unflapped by Waitrose coffee offer

March 25, 20140

Despite concern elsewhere, local shops are not worried by supermarket giving out free hot drinks

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

Flashback: Selling vinyl in the digital age

March 17, 20141

Despite the rise of online downloading, there is still demand for a physical product, says Mark Burgess, founder of Essex Road’s Flashback Records

The journey of an Islington entrepreneur

March 12, 20142

Last year Avin Rabheru decided to launch his own business in Clerkenwell after working as a venture capital investor for five years. He tells us about the journey of his
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