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Verity Painter is the first woman to become a licensed UK boxing MC. When she isn’t doing that she’s voicing adverts or reading the Gazette to the blind. The ‘Queen of Queensberry’ spoke to Lucas Cumiskey.

15:28

A trailblazing scheme from Islington Council will give small independent businesses the chance to rent top quality workspaces at genuinely affordable prices.

An Islington teen reached the finals of the London Fashion Week in Covent Garden on Monday.

Two rogue landlords have been prosecuted for dangerous and sub-standard conditions after Islington Council found 35 people living in a two bedroom flat in Grosvenor Avenue.

Yesterday, 19:26

Emily Thornberry today branded Universal Credit a “complicated and intimidating system” while speaking at a community conference in Holloway Road.

Yesterday, 17:33

Senior coroner Mary Hassell has today unveiled the new policy that will dictate how her office decides which deaths to deal with first.

Yesterday, 12:57

A former waste worker has rubbished claims drink and drug abuse among staff is partly to blame for the department’s £2million overspend.

Yesterday, 12:31

The queer archive at Islington Museum is collecting memories so it can compile a comprehensive history of LGBTQ+ culture in the borough – and this week the organisers are calling for material on transsexuality, transvestism and transgenderism.

Yesterday, 11:20

Jeremy Corbyn has written to Network Rail bosses expressing his concern about the company selling off its railway arches in the Holloway Road and throughout the country.

Sport

19:27

Sam Robson’s first century of the season saw Middlesex get the better of the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship match with Derbyshire at Lord’s.

11:49

Former Barcelona bigwig Raul Sanllehi has become ‘head of football’ at Arsenal after Ivan Gazidis confirmed his departure to AC Milan on Tuesday morning.

10:58

Ivan Gazidis has left Arsenal to join AC Milan.

09:00

Arsenal under-23s were held to a goalless draw by their Blackburn Rovers rivals at Ewood Park on Monday.

07:52

Vivianne Miedema and Kim Little fired hat-tricks as Arsenal Women showed their class and superior fitness to beat Lewes 9-0 in the FA WSL Continental Tyres League Cup.

Yesterday, 23:01

Arsenal are expecting unsettled CEO Ivan Gazidis to end the speculation about his future as talks with suitors AC Milan are set to reach a conclusion shortly.

Yesterday, 15:30

Johan de Silva discussed the club’s aims for the next campaign and the success they have achieved with All Stars Cricket

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has been analysing his side’s performance after their 2-1 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Second-half goals from Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil led Arsenal to victory in the north east before Ciaran Clark claimed a late consolation for the home side, but the Gunners made it three wins on the bounce. Read Layth Yousif’s player ratings from St James’ Park

Entertainment

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Some of Hackney and Islington’s most popular eateries have joined forces with DesignMyNight.com – a nightlife discovery website – to stage a weekender dedicated to brunch in all its glory.

Born and raised in Islington, the revered music journalist Barry Cain is also a real talent when it comes to fiction writing. His first novel – The Types of Wrath – is available now.

Competition, teamwork and female adolescence: Clare Barron talks to Marianka Swain about her play Dance Nation, soon to arrive at the Almeida Theatre

Casa Campo Viejo serves up a five-course feast with matching wine influenced by the Rioja region of Spain.

A Highbury author has written a thriller based in a near-future Islington where people have no right to privacy

The curtain could finally be raised on a forgotten 400-seat underground theatre beneath Islington Green – a decade after it was built.

“My health is my life and I treasure that to the fullest now,” says Akua Kezia, an Upper Holloway resident and author of The Transplant Girl.

On Wednesday August 22, the Islington branch of Waterstones will open its doors to Beatles fans for a special event hosted by a leading authority on the Fab Four.

You won’t be leaving your pizza crusts behind when it comes to Yard Sale’s latest guest chef collaboration.

The festival, arranged by Hoxton Mini Press, will see a range of celebrated photographers give talks at D&AD between August 17 and 19.

Hundreds of young fans were left disappointed as touts swept up tickets to see Hayley Kiyoko at Islington’s O2 Academy – to sell them for eight times the price.

Laura Wade’s entertaining relationship drama examines the appeal of a retreat from complexity to the more defined certainties of the 50s.

Puttering up the Norfolk Broads on a sunny bank holiday weekend can be like a waterlogged version of Oxford Street.

Beautiful Allotment bring sustainable cocktails and BBQ food to a leafy new open-air hangout

Weather was a mixed bag but a good time was had by all at this eclectic mix of village fete, rave and family friendly music festival

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