Try this for peak Islington: a luxury Japanese-themed dog kennel, complete with exposed beams and traditional straw matting, has been handcrafted by a Southgate Road architect to raise cash for charity.
In recent months, two women have been sleeping on mattresses under the Stroud Green Road bridge. Loretta Thomas tells their stories – and finds out what barriers are stopping them accessing the help they need.
Charity director Natalie Howarth has worked to help people for most of her life. She talked to the Gazette while showing us around Maytree in Finsbury Park – a respite centre for people at risk of suicide.
A young cyclist who knocked over and killed a mum-of-two while riding an illegal fixed-gear bike in Old Street shouted at his victim to “get out of the way” and later said the collision was her fault, a court heard.
Each week, we profile a company that’s caught our eye doing business here in Islington. This week, we visit the Young Actors Theatre in Barnsbury Road, which offers the borough affordable drama classes alongside its charity work.