The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants is urgently appealing for more donations in the run-up to Christmas in order to stay open for an extra day each week.

Ligia Stan and Petre Craciun with the Hummingbird

With rising transport costs, increasing numbers of people are choosing to cycle to work these days. But many are still put off by the risk of having their bike stolen, as well as the thought of lugging it on public transport for part of the journey.

The man police want to identify for attempted arson at Finsbury Park Mosque

This is the man police want to identify after an attempted arson at Finsbury Park Mosque on Friday.

Cllr Richard Watts

The leader of Islington Council wants “lively discussion” at a Question Time-style public meeting tomorrow.

Yesterday, 13:57
Police want to talk to this man over an attempted arson at Finsbury Park Mosque

Police are hunting a moped rider suspected of trying to set Finsbury Park Mosque on fire in what is being treated as a “hate crime”.

Saturday, November 28, 2015
Fergus conducting the English National Opera. Picture: Tom Bowles/English National Opera

Anyone can enjoy opera. Shrewsbury Town FC is proof of that.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Year 6 pupils interview the school's Site Manager, Robbie Robinson, about his memories of the Apollo missions

Pupils at Vittoria Primary School, Islington, are keen to talk to people who remember the Apollo space missions and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon for a history project.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Prince Philip presents Dr Alasdair Harris with the Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award

The founder of an Islington-based charity was this week presented with the 2015 Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award for contributions to marine conservation.

Friday, November 27, 2015
Former Dragons' Den star Doug Richard arrives at the Old Bailey, London, for a plea and case management hearing after he was accused of child sex charges. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A former Dragons’ Den star from Islington this morning denied paying a 13-year-old girl for sex after meeting her on a “Sugar Daddy” website.


Yesterday, 18:09
Mesut Ozil puts Arsenal in front at Norwich

Norwich City 1 Arsenal 1

Friday, November 27, 2015
Arsenal fans show their colours and support in the stands. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

In our weekly Arsenal fan column, Alex Bellotti suggests the sanctity of match-going is being replaced by passionate fan communities online.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
Surrey winners of the Division 2 LV County Championship  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

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.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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.


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Johnny Depp looks revitalised in this rather glamorised vision of a Goodfellas-esque Mafia story, says Michael Joyce.

A painting of The Judgement of Paris dinner

Take a trip to Newbury and you’ll find plenty of hidden attractions in the town and the surrounding west Berkshire countryside.

Cate Blanchett in Carol. Picture: Wilson Webb/Studio Canal

This adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s autobiographical novel has all the signs of Academy-baiting, but Carol’s small moments, acting and score make for a perfect fit, says Michael Joyce.


A special Barbican-led night at Oval Space sees acts including the electronic duo discussing social mobility in the arts, finds Alex Bellotti.

The choir of Clare College Cambridge. Picture: Nick Rutter

Concerts in Hampstead Parish Church and and the Union Chapel will be performing Handel’s classic work, says Michael Joyce.

Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Billy Magnusson in Bridge of Spie. Picture: Jaap Buitendijk/DreamWorks

Another safe offering from Stephen Spielberg is saved by the performances of its two leading stars, says Michael Joyce.

Lydia Leonard in Little Eyolf. Picture: Hugo Glendinning

Are women becoming better depicted on stage? At the very least, the career of Lydia Leonard shows signs of progress, finds Alex Bellotti.

Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts at a reduced price ahead of the festive season.

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.

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