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A damning report by health inspectors has revealed a culture of “harassment and bullying” in London’s ambulance service and called for it to be placed into special measures.

Andy Hull

Jobs will be lost as a result of the budget cuts announced in Wednesday’s Spending Review, a councillor has said.

Yesterday, 15:52
Ashley Walters at the launch of the Radio 1 and 1Xtra Academy at Stoke Newington School in 2012. Picture: Carmen Valino

Rapper and actor Ashley Walters will appear at crown court over two accusations of threatening behaviour and one of racially aggravated harassment in Upper Street’s Hilton Hotel on May 3.

Yesterday, 12:49
Cllr Richard Watts

More than 1,000 of Islington’s unemployed have found jobs in the last year, thanks to a council-led scheme.

Yesterday, 10:48
Mélanie Lambert works at Le Sacré Coeur restaurant in Islington

A French waitress working in Islington says she is trying to stay strong after two of her friends were killed in the Paris terror attacks.

Yesterday, 09:00
The attack occured on the junction of Northdown Street and Pentonville Road. Picture: Google Street View

Crimestoppers and BT Openreach have launched an appeal for information after damage to a telecommunications network in King’s Cross left nearby businesses and homes without telephone and broadband services.

Yesterday, 07:00
Mayor of London Boris Johnson discusses knife crime with Brooke and Deborah Kinsella on Tuesday

Before 2015 is out, knife crime in Islington is already at its highest rate since 2010.

Wed, 16:00
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.


Yesterday, 18:36

English cricket will break with tradition in 2016 after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced a new rule which will see the forsaking of the toss.

Yesterday, 07:06
Michael Peart (yellow/black shorts) defeated Kristian Laight at York Hall. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Islington lightweight ‘Mustard’ Mike Peart made a successful step up to six rounds as he comfortably outpointed Kristian Laight on Saturday at York Hall.

Wed, 17:46
Islington BC's Simon Collins

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.

Wed, 17:38
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.

Wed, 17:34
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.

Wed, 17:27
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.

Wed, 16:02
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.

Wed, 15:58
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.

Wed, 11:30
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.


Yesterday, 17:30

Reportedly the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts and electrical goods at a reduced price ahead of the festive season. Here we share the discounts on offer at Great British Life available 27 - 30 November 2015

Frank Turner. Picture: Yui Mok/PA

Back in his hometown of Islington, the folk musician tells Charlotte Beale about his moral conundrum of mixing politics and art.

Jennifer Lawrence and Natalie Dormer in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Picture: Murray Close

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.

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