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Jeremy Corbyn addresses the crowd in Clerkenwell Green to mark the May Day rally. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn today became the first Labour leader in 50 years to address the May Day rally in Clerkenwell Green.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Sam Parrington of the Pilion Trust at the exhibition in Caledonian Road on Wednesday. Picture: Andy Commons (andycommonsimages.com)

It isn’t just older people who fall on hard times. James Morris finds out about the sad reality of homeless young people in the capital – and how charities like The Pilion Trust and Project One Zero are working in Islington to give them a creative outlet.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Cricket fan: David Pearce (Picture: Ken Mears)

A wheelchair-bound Canonbury pensioner must fork out £450 for a season of matches he cannot attend – or face exclusion from the elite cricket club that runs Lord’s.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Protesters release balloons outside HMP Holloway yesterday (Picture: Jade Jackman)

More than two hundred people lit flares and released balloons outside Holloway Prison in protest against violence towards women in government institutions.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Caledonian ward councillors are calling for HGVs to stop using Copenhagen Street as a shortcut. Picture: Cally Labour

Cement mixing company Cemex has instructed its drivers to comply with the HGV ban in Copenhagen Street, near King’s Cross.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Islington NUT members at a previous demonstration against the academisation plans. Picture: Ken Muller

Islington NUT is holding a public meeting as part of a campaign to defeat the government’s plans for all schools to become academies by 2022.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Islington Boat Club 'Upperdeckers'. Picture: Amanda Corcoran

Islington Boat Club has launched free weekly sessions for over-50s.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Teacher Daire Fitzharris is climbing Mount Everest next year and is preparing by camping on the Brecknock school roof every night this week. Picture: Ken Mears

A good teacher leads by example. Daire Fitzharris, a Year 2 tutor at Brecknock Primary School, realised this as he sought to introduce his pupils to the wonders of camping. So rather than just stand at the front of the class talking about it, he has set them an example – by sleeping on the school’s roof every night this week.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Year nine students from Deptford Green School travelled to Highbury Grove School to understand a different perspective of London. Picture: London Football Journeys

Students from Highbury Grove School met their south London counterparts in a soccer scheme to build bridges between youngsters from different areas of London.

Sport

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Arsenal's Gabriel Paulista celebrates Danny Welbeck's winner against Norwich

Arsenal 1 Norwich City 0

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla of Arsenal (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Although they spurned the chance to win the league title, Arsenal Under-21s still have a chance to reach the top tier of second-string football via the play-offs.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
James Harris in action for Middlesex

Middlesex seamer James Harris feels squad rotation is essential if the club are to successfully negotiate a punishing schedule during the coming weeks.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Local league players and officials at Market Road with coaches Sarah Cleary (right, front row) and Natasha Ademakinwa (second from right, back row).

Female coaches are backing a campaign to give Islington girls what they never had – a genuine opportunity to play competitive football in the borough.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Islington & Camden Under-15s

Islington & Camden Under-15s gained revenge for their English Schools Trophy defeat as they won 3-2 at Barnet and clinched the Middlesex championship with two games to spare.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Islington CC cyclists in action

Islington Cycling Club plan to celebrate their third birthday and continue their expansion by establishing a junior section later this year.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The Veras Academy squad at the EKF National Championships. Back row, left to right: Sensei Alton Brown, Sam Mrabet, Sensei Raphael Veras. Front row (l-r): Luan  Veras, Seyhan Cinar, Liam Veras, Luca Veras.

Islington-based Veras Academy secured a total haul of 10 medals – including one gold – at the English Karate Federation National Championships in Sheffield.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Arsenal Ladies' Leah Williamson

Leah Williamson has dismissed suggestions that Chelsea’s league victory over the Gunners will give them a psychological advantage when the teams clash again at Wembley.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino admits ‘the gap is big’ between his Tottenham side and Leicester but says they mustn’t give up on their fading Premier League title hopes.

Entertainment

Frightened Rabbit album cover

Anyone unfamiliar with Frightened Rabbit’s output would be wise to heed the glowering grey skies, bleak landscape and anonymous industrial outpost of the cover art; this is no fanciful flutter through the lighter musings of heart and mind.

The Caretaker at the Old Vic. Picture: Manuel Harlan

Of all the shows that Harold Pinter has influenced, Steptoe and Son wouldn’t spring to mind, yet the first half hour of The Caretaker is almost exactly that; a generational odd couple skirting round each other’s anxieties in a filthy, ramshackle apartment.

captain america

One of Marvel’s cleverest achievements was the sly way they brought their most problematic figure, Captain America, to the screen by turning the jingoistic flag waver into a representative of the country’s lost ideals.

Field Day in Victoria Park

Bringing politics into music can be a dangerous game. As much as the likes of Billy Bragg and The Killing Joke have found enduring success, there is an equal risk in becoming known as a rent-a-gob, and descending into caricature.

The Flick. Picture: Mark Douet

In the States, Annie Baker is the biggest thing since sliced bread – buttered with Bard.

A scene from Son of Saul

The winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Film in a Foreign Language is a Holocaust film. It’s also objectively, indisputably, as-clear-as-the-nose-on-your-face a brilliant piece of film making.

Turtle Bay, Dalston

Turtle Bay has an important place in my heart. A chain of Caribbean restaurants that is slowly expanding across the UK, I was previously a regular at its Nottingham branch, as was my friend who joins me tonight in the new Dalston restaurant.

A scene from The Suicide. Picture: Johan Persson

In the age of social media, viral videos and the seemingly all-pervasive climate of shock and sensation, it is probably worth asking ourselves if we are becoming desensitised to, well, pretty much everything.

The Mystery Jets. Picture: Tom Beard

Back in the days when kids still bought the NME and Johnny Borrell could headline major summer festivals, Mystery Jets were riding high on the last wave of mainstream British indie.

Arabian Nights Volume 1

This is a long film, six hours across its three parts.

The Future of Sex. Picture: Jack Offord

In Wardrobe Ensemble’s vibrant 1972: The Future of Sex ‘Little earthquakes and little earthquakes after that’ are what define every generation as they discover sex and blithely imagine they reinvent it.

North by Northwest

Four months ago, I reviewed The Alma, sister pub of North by Northwest. I left raving about its delicious food and Lagunitas “Lags” IPA on tap. The fact that my Gazette review is now part of the gents toilets’ wallpaper decorations only added to my fondness. So I’m excited for the newly opened North by Northwest, in New North Road.

The Heavy - The Hurt and the Merciless

A decade into their career and Bath quartet The Heavy have achieved what many of their contemporaries can only dream of, racking up more than 100million streams online and having their polyglot music featured in Hollywood hits The Big Short and The Hateful Eight.


A scene from The Sugar-Coated Bullets Of The Bourgeoisie Writer
. Picture: Nobby Clark

Are the Chinese inscrutable? Exotic? Alien? Or very like us?

The Ruggeds, an eight-strong crew from Eindhoven which won the B-Boy Championships world final last year, will be performing at Breakin' Convention at Sadler's Wells. Picture: Belinda Lawley

Breakin’ Convention, the critically acclaimed hip-hop dance theatre festival, is back at Sadler’s Wells this weekend.

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