London Mayoral Election: Boris’ Manifesto, Four Years On (Part 2)

May 6, 20160

With just a few hours remaining until the new Mayor of London’s identity is revealed, Tom Buxton concludes his two-part investigation into how Boris Johnson’s tenure affected the borough of
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London Mayoral Election: Boris’ Manifesto, Four Years On (Part 1)

May 5, 20160

Tom Buxton investigates whether London’s ex-mayor fulfilled his electoral pledges and how his actions affected Islington… Few documents enable the public to hold their leaders to account more than the electoral
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Opinion – London Mayoral Election: Who’s The Safer Pair of Hands?

May 4, 20160

“On Thursday, are we really going to hand the world’s greatest city to a Labour party that thinks terrorists are its friends?” was the controversial headline of Conservative mayoral candidate
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Opinion – London Mayoral Election: How Will The TfL Policies Affect The Common Londoner?

May 4, 20160

There is only a day left to decide which candidate to vote for in the mayoral election as Boris Johnson steps down as London Mayor. The two front-runners, Labour’s Sadiq Khan and the
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Are Islington Council ‘All In’ For Disabled Sports?

May 4, 20160

Sport provides invaluable opportunities for the disabled community of Islington, but will a lack of funding prove detrimental for those who need it the most? Mike Stavrou investigates… Often caught
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Review: ‘What’s in a Name’ at Museum of London

May 2, 20160

Hot on the heels of recent celebratory events timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, Tom Buxton visits the Museum of London’s new Shakespeare-themed exhibit to
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The Outsiders’ View of Britain: Photographs of a Nation

April 29, 20160

Martin Parr, one of the most renowned documentary photographers of modern life, is not everyone’s cup of tea. When Henri Cartier-Bresson – the grandfather of street photography – attended an
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The Clerkenwell Italian Community: A History

April 27, 20161

“It all started with immigrants coming over on foot, for they couldn’t afford to use any other transport. They walked through Europe and then got a boat in Calais or near
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Sex as a Commodity: Exploring Local Responses to the Sex Industry

April 26, 20160

  “If we… Sex… What?” The press officer for Islington council chokes on his words on the other side of the phone when asked if he knows anyone who’d be
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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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