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Today, it’s the pricey trampoline park that has the Sobell in the headlines. Four (and a bit) decades ago, it opened amid similar protests about how much it would cost. In between, it played a crucial role in Britain’s decision to join and then leave the EEC and the EU. The Gazette chats to 1970s Sobell manager Hywel Griffiths.

14:09

Ever had that feeling when you’re the only one not invited to the party?

11:57

Jermain Jackman is relentless. This activist/musician/student is not your typical reality TV winner. He tells the Gazette what drives him.

12:28

In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week, the Gazette was intrigued, to say the least, about a Nag’s Head Market stall selling vegan Korean/Italian fusion food. We visited Vegan Yes.

10:29

A young violinist from Archway has described the moment she was accepted into the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) as like “a dream come true”.

09:15

A beekeeper had to deal with 60,000 bees which had settled on top of a Canonbury house.

Police have launched an appeal to help trace a missing vulnerable man who was last seen in Islington, headed in the direction of Highgate.

Lee Jay Hatley’s alleged murderer was “jealous” of his long-term friend, a court heard today.

Yesterday, 11:04

A rugby coach sprinted 50 yards down an Islington cycle track to foil a suspected bike thief.

Sport

53 minutes ago

Times ABC’s Zaki Hussain was celebrating after winning the North West London challenge belt at 52kg with victory over Tayyip Noor (Two Kings).

14:18

Arsenal will be aiming to seal their position at the top of their UEFA Europa League group on Thursday when they visit rock-bottom Cologne.

12:00

Boyhood Arsenal fan and NBA star OG Anunoby wants to inspire the next generation of young Great British basketball players.

Yesterday, 09:30

England’s women proved too strong for China to book a quarter-final place at the Hockey World League Final in New Zealand.

Mon, 12:04

Arsenal have announced a link-up with a rising success story in women’s youth football.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Spurs captain disappointed with defeat to north London rivals Arsenal, but keen not to blame referee Mike Dean for the loss at the Emirates

Sunday, November 19, 2017

For the final word on the superb victory over Spurs on Saturday here’s Ella Meadwocroft’s must-read column as she hails Arsenal, saying North London is still very much red...

Sunday, November 19, 2017

England’s women were edged out by a solitary in their second match at the Hockey World League Final in New Zealand.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hailed his team after they outclassed and outfought bitter rivals Spurs 2-0 at the Emirates on Saturday.

Entertainment

Third outing for Noel and friends is surprising in a good way – even (whisper it) fun.

Whilst this is not a play loaded with a huge depth, it successfully captures a Machiavellian culture and as a piece of thumpingly entertaining satire, offers a sound, sound deal

James Kermack talks about his new Hackney-based feature film, Hi-Lo Joe, and its intimate portrayal of mental illness

When two Russian agents allegedly slipped radioactive poison into a cup of tea, Alexander Litvinenko wasn’t the only victim.

Michael-James Dent and Chris Jones of Homerton band The Dolce Vita talk about gigging locally and releasing music via cassette, ahead of their show on November 24

Essential viewing at the Smithfield Meat Market, this play tells a harrowing tale of life after care

Foxlow’s Clerkenwell branch in St John Street is offering a vegan menu during November. The Gazette is impressed.

Kathy Burke has directed the play starring Samuel Anderson, Yasmine Akram and Adam Deacon

With over 40 events across six days, London’s queer film and arts festival Fringe! returns to east London

The 19 year old singer’s first headline show goes off with a bang at the Stoke Newington venue

‘I think many artists of colour feel frustrated at this lack of representation’

Comedian turned playwright Stuart Laws talks about his first play The Journey at the Pleasance and why funny people flourish in Islington

‘We’re not short on female talent. It’s just not having an unbiased platform for females to be able to perform and showcase their talent’

The Islington theatre company that supports care leavers and young people at risk are staging a reimagining of their debut play at Smithfield Meat Market

The Retreat stars Samuel Anderson, Adam Deacon and Jasmine Akram and runs until December 2

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