Members of the Ben Kinsella Trust meeting with Boris Johnson at the Finsbury Library to discuss knife crime in London

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has urged more stop and searches to tackle Islington’s knife shame.

Islington is lit up at Angel Central's festive extravaganza last weekend

Christmas lights switch-on events will bring festive cheer across Islington this month – with each one offering something slightly different.

Holloway Prison. Picture: Rebecca Naden/PA

Holloway Prison is to close, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said this afternoon.

Audrey Bailey celebrating her 90th birthday in the Mayor's Parlour at Islington Town Hall accompanied by her husband George Bailey and her daughter Sara

She was just three weeks old when her mother handed her over to strangers. But now, nearly 90 years on, former Islington resident Audrey Bailey has been welcomed back to her birthplace by the Mayor himself.

Islington trading standards officer Doug Love with bottles of counterfeit alcohol

A tough stance on sale of illicit alcohol and smuggled spirits in Islington is saving the treasury almost half a million pounds in lost duty every year.

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Khayerul Miah, pictured, and his brother have joined IS in Syria

The two young men from Kentish Town who left the UK to fight for Islamic State (IS) in Syria are former pupils of Acland Burghley School.

Yesterday, 15:10
An officer arranges flowers at the stabbing scene in Yoke Close

The 17-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in Holloway last night was found by members of the public.

Yesterday, 14:10
Vallie founders Robin Doble (L) and Nash Islam (R)

Tech City is the third largest technology hub in the world, and it’s right on our doorstep. Each week, we bring you news from the thriving area around Old Street roundabout. This week, reporter Sophie Inge talks to Nash Islam, co-founder of Vallie, the UK’s first on-demand app-based valet parking service.


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Islington BC’s Simon Collins recovered from a difficult start to clinch victory against home boxer Joe Dennison on a Banbury ABC show on Saturday.

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Hanover Primary School's successful squad at the Islington Schools swimming gala

Four Hanover Primary School students secured gold medals as their girls’ team finished triumphant at the Islington Schools swimming gala finals.

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Bethune (blue) beat Young London Meteors 2-1 in the Dickie Davies Cup. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division leaders Mile End are through to the next round of the Dickie Davies Cup after their impressive 9-2 win over Riviera.

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Left to right: Luca, Liam and Luan Veras with their medals at the Belgium Open Kumite Championships. Back: their father and coach, Sensei Raphael Veras

Brothers Luan and Luca Veras both overcame strong competition to pick up gold medals at the International Belgium Open Kumite Championships in Leuven.

Great Britain's James Ward (far right) with Great Britain captain Leon Smith, Jamie Murray and Andy Murray

Great Britain stand on the verge of history in the Davis Cup as they prepare for this weekend’s final, bidding to win the crown for the first time in 79 years.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (right) celebrates with Olivier Giroud after scoring his side's first goal against Dinamo Zagreb.

Arsene Wenger is confident that Arsenal can defy history by overcoming Olympiacos in Greece next month to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (left) celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the game against Dinamo Zagreb. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Uche Amako says the club’s record signing is making the most of his peak years.

Chris Rainsford (left) in action on the road for Highgate Harriers. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers were crowned national champions on Sunday as the prestigious UK 10k road race championships were held as part of the 30th anniversary of the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash.


Friday, November 20, 2015

This admirably political blockbuster frustrates through its uncertain stagger towards a conclusion, writes Michael Joyce.


After feeling overshadowed by her past collaborations, the musician finally has a voice of her own, writes Alex Bellotti

Wolf Alice. Picture: Jenn Five

Ahead of the Mercury Awards, the north London group talk to Alex Bellotti about their early days, recent success and adapting to a digital age.

Tell Spring

This documentary about the Afghan National Army shows soldiers facing the same problems as Western forces, but its fragmented style frustrates, says Michael Joyce.

Steve Jobs. Picture: Universal Pictures

The biopic of Apple’s great revolutionary still leaves Michael Joyce with little idea why this control freak inspired such devotion.

Dinner with Friends. Picture: David Monteith-Hodge / Photographise

This witty take on modern marriage and friends makes you think, but not too deeply, says Jill Truman.

Buen Ayre in Broadway Market

There’s no better eulogy for Argentinean restaurant Buen Ayre than for a native to brand it the ‘most authentic and best’ he knows in London.

Judi Dench (Paulina) and Kenneth Branagh (Leontes) in The Winter's Tale. Picture: Johan Persson

Women triumph in Branagh’s starry rep, but it risks offering more to the actors than its audience, says Marianka Swain.

Popseye, Highgate Hill, food review

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The sharp new steak house could prove more than a match for Hawksmoor, writes Jon Dean.

Lucy Roslyn, The State vs John Hayes. Picture: Jemma Gross

It’s impossible to take your eyes off this charismatic of a murderer destined for the electric chair, says Aline Waites.

Henrietta Imoreh in Electric. Picture: Catherine Ashmore

Ahead of their new show, Electric, Zoe Paskett talks to the company about opening their doors to care leavers.

As You Like It at National Theatre, foreground Paul Chahidi (Jaques). Picture: Johan Persson

Some truly breath-taking set design is backed by plenty of good humour in this new Shakespeare adaptation, says Alex Bellotti.

Maggie Smith in The Lady In The Van. Picture: Nicola Dove

The woman who lived on Alan Bennett’s drive for 15 years provides the muse for a safe but admirable reflection on the artifice of being a writer, says Michael Joyce.

Lucy Roslyn, The State vs John Hayes. Picture: Jemma Gross

Director Jemma Gross and writer/actress Lucy Roslyn talk to Scarlet Hayes about their play depicting a prisoner facing the death penalty.

Anne-Marie Duff in Husbands and Sons. Picture: Manuel Harlan

Three hours of DH Lawrence makes for a spellbindingly intimate epic, says Marianka Swain.

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