Here in Islington, we are used to creative forms of protest outside the town hall. In September, for instance, Sotheby Mews Day Centre campaigners rallied with their own version of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall”.

Do you know these men? Police today released images of two people wanted in connection with a knifepoint robbery at Drayton Park station, in the shadow of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

The town hall will not ban Airbnb in Islington.

Islington’s transport boss has been criticised for removing a pledge to cut deaths on the borough’s roads from the wording of a council motion.

A 2,303-strong petition against the closure of Sotheby Mews Day Centre was presented to Islington Council last night.

A new shop is promising Islington’s most “glugable” wine list.

In a period of outrageous excess, 12 Islington restaurants are trying to give something back to our community this Christmas.

The Queen this afternoon made her first ever visit to St Mary’s Church in Upper Street.

Campaigners have hailed a “stunning victory for common sense” after planning chiefs turned down controversial plans to redevelop a King’s Cross office block.

Islington is famous for being a politically active borough. You only have to look back to this year’s general election, with 69 per cent turnout in Islington South and Finsbury and 73pc in Islington North.

Moped crooks preyed on 24 victims in the space of an hour around Essex Road last night.

A teenager has been charged with the theft of a laptop from under its owner’s nose in an Archway cafe.

An Islington man is calling on the town hall to ban Airbnb across the borough.

Islington Council chiefs planning a New Year package of rent rises and service cuts were asking tenants: “How shall we share out the misery?”

A new exhibition at Islington Museum celebrates the borough’s rich art heritage. Curator Mark Aston tells the Gazette that without these paintings, there would be massive gaps in our history.

Lee Jay Hatley’s murderer was this morning jailed for life, with a recommendation he serve at least 28 years.

The Queen is set to visit St Mary’s Church in Upper Street on Wednesday next week.

Barnsbury actress Lisa Hammond is famous as Donna in EastEnders, but she also works with young people in the south of Islington where she grew up. She tells the Gazette why this work is so important.

The fate of a Finsbury Park Mosque trustee is still up in the air – three weeks after it was alleged that he is a member of a terrorist organisation.

A murder investigation is under way after a man was fatally attacked in a Seven Sisters Road cafe on Tuesday night.

A man is currently fighting for his life after a serious assault in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, last night.

Cafes and restaurants selling booze in Camden Passage has become the archetypal Islington row.

The Queen is coming to Islington a week today.

A magistrate got into a row in court with a Canonbury man who stole a Bible.

A Canonbury man has urged people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register – after his wife won a posthumous award for saving three lives.

Bradley Wood has been found guilty of murdering best friend Lee Jay Hatley in Canonbury.

Islington Council made £19million from vehicle parking in the last financial year.

A man from the Cally has been jailed for manslaughter.

Police are trying to find a man who went missing from Archway’s Whittington Hospital yesterday.

In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. Though the Gazette usually objects to shopfronts with the Comic Sans font, The Children’s Bookshop in Chadwell Street gets away with it – because of its brilliant policy of selling books at just £1 a pop.


“With teenagers there’s a lot of banter, and you can really establish a relationship. You have to trust teenagers to make their own decisions.”

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