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Islington In Bloom poster comptetion winner Orla MacCarron

Islington in Bloom open for entries from green-fingered heroes

Gardeners on estates, in schools and in businesses are picking up their trowels and trimmers for this year’s Islington in Bloom competition.

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More than 500 Islington children denied first place primary school spot

More than a quarter of Islington’s children starting in September will not be at their first choice school.

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Finsbury Park station (Picture: PA Images/Andrew Stuart)

Commuters in Islington warned London Underground workers are to stage five days of strikes

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out from 9pm on Monday April 28 for two days and again from 9pm on Monday May 5 for three days in a long-running row over Tube ticket office closures.

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Stephen Campbell Moore in Chimerica, which scooped an impressive five Olivier awards

Islington’s Almeida Theatre sweeps the board at the Olivier Awards

Islington’s intimate Almeida Theatre beat competition from multi-million-pound West End productions at London’s most prestigious awards ceremony for the stage – winning a third of the trophies up for grabs.

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Tryphon Georgiou outside his florist in Holloway Road

Holloway florist given £130 fine while loading van for a funeral

A florist has hit out after receiving a parking ticket while loading his van for a funeral.

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Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Szczesny wants Wenger nod for FA Cup final but admits Fabianski is favourite

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny admits he would love to play in the FA Cup final against Hull but insists he won’t have any complaints if manager Arsene Wenger keeps faith with Lukasz Fabianski.

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Bones restaurant

Restaurant review: Bones, Kingsland Road, Hoxton

Kingsland Road’s latest offering, Bones, is a welcome addition to this part of Hoxton, offering up classic meat dishes and some surprisingly original vegetarian ones too.

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Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive.

Win a DVD copy of Sir David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive

David Attenborough introduces you to his favourite extinct creatures as they come alive on one magical night in London’s Natural History Museum.

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