A British Transport Police officer was today fired for using “excessive and unnecessary force” on a member of public during an arrest at St Pancras station.

Camden Passage neighbours have urged Islington Council to stop the “dismemberment” of the famous antiques street – after an upmarket deli called “Le Coq Epicier” applied to sell wine.

Former council leader Terry Stacy is a loud Lib Dem activist, but also does a tonne of community work. The Gazette hears about his fascinating past.

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry was stood just 30 yards away from this afternoon’s apparent terrorist incident in Westminster.

Many hotel guests are greeted with complimentary chocolates and mints on their pillows. But an Archway bed and breakfast is now doling out free earplugs. The reason? The gyratory, of course.

Council tenants in Finsbury were facing rents hikes as the council was forced to make up a £23,000 deficiency in its coffers.

The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants has turned 20. The Gazette hears how it has helped people on the brink – as well as surviving the brink itself.

Islington had the fourth highest rate of noise complaints in London last year.

In a new weekly feature, we highlight a fascinating or quirky company doing business here in Islington. And what better place to start than Backgrounds, a warehouse which stocks half a million food props.

A man convicted of a grisly Islington double murder claimed he was being punished for continuing to claim his innocence.

Extraordinary police footage shows the moment a prolific Highbury moped crook tried to escape from cops – by driving on the wrong side of the M11.

As London Metropolitan University plans a multi-million overhaul of its campus, the Gazette learns about 121 years of history in Holloway Road.

Terrified Chapel Market stallholders this morning said they fear for their safety after the latest gang brawl in the heart of Islington.

Fourteen neighbours of Canonbury Primary School have urged the town hall to throw out plans for a new football pitch.

Police were yesterday called to break up yet another brawl in the heart of Islington – thought to involve City and Islington College students.

Enraged homeowners and tenants have complained to the Gazette about missed bin and recycling collections ever since new times were introduced on February 6 – but figures show it’s only a tiny percentage.

Islington North’s Conservative candidate for the next general election was announced.

Every week, we take to the streets to find a start-up business right here in Islington. This week, we spoke to an instructor who is running fitness classes for new mums in a Highbury church.

Islington police officers will now patrol the streets with body warn video cameras.

A police officer fell 60ft from a roof – and survived.

The Muslim Welfare House is one of Islington’s most widely used community centres. The Gazette speaks to its CEO, Toufik Kacimi.

City and Islington College has launched an investigation after three huge brawls broke out around Angel station this week.

A 47-year-old man was arrested last night after a mass brawl in Hornsey Road, Holloway.

Islington Council is helping two people a week into apprenticeships, new figures show.

From Pentonville Road, Rosy Greenlees plots and schemes... to promote the joys of craft. After her OBE award last week, the executive director of the Crafts Council spoke to the Gazette.

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Islington. This week, we found a studio that is giving people the platform to make their own pottery.

This week in 1957, William Davies, of Caledonian Road, was fined £2 for selling washing powder on a Sunday.

Jacqueline Czelny thinks Clerkenwell has been ‘land grabbed’ by developers only interested in a quick buck. She is fighting back against ‘£3 coffee culture’ by leading a new tenants and residents’ association.

Upper Street’s Hope and Anchor is legendary to music fans thanks to its enviable gig roster in the ’70s and ’80s. The Gazette swung by to find out why it was a stepping stone for so many famous bands.

Knives, catapults, billiard balls and even CS gas cartridges were among the weapons confiscated by police at Arsenal’s Highbury Stadium.

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