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Islington Council could fit sprinklers into its tower blocks and has called on the government to foot the bill for all fire safety work.

24 minutes ago

It was party time at a Highbury New Park care home at the weekend when the whole community was invited down for a summer bash.

Residents of Braithwaite House, where cladding similar to death trap Grenfell Tower was this week being urgently torn down, say they complained in vain about inadequate fire safety three years ago.

Yesterday, 15:48

The “devastated” family of a teenager who went missing nine years ago aged just 16 have made a fresh appeal for information to discover what happened to him.

Yesterday, 15:20

A social worker for Islington Council has been suspended for a host of gaffes – including telling a colleague “British people are so lazy”.

Yesterday, 12:30

A headteacher is “incredibly pleased” after her Holloway Road special needs school successfully shrugged off a lingering negative Ofsted report.

Yesterday, 09:59

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was the guest of honour on a day dedicated to gardening at Ambler Primary School.

Yesterday, 09:49

Architects the world over may be in awe of the Golden Lane Estate, but people living there have their work cut out trying to stop a private development “ruining” its historic design.

Tue, 18:47

A prolific moped criminal found himself back in court – for keeping an exotic monkey in his bedroom.

Sport

51 minutes ago

Openers put defending champions on back foot

Openers Cook and Browne share record stand

41 minutes ago

The NR F1 Podcast takes to the airwaves to bring you its 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix review.

Yesterday, 16:00

Maxwell misses out this time around

Yesterday, 08:41

County Championship Division One: Essex (106-0) trail Middlesex (246) by 140 runs

Tue, 17:00

Hornsey earned the local bragging rights over North London in their Middlesex League Division Two derby.

Tue, 13:00

Hampstead had too much batting power for rivals Brondesbury in their Middlesex League Premier Division derby.

Tue, 10:30

Bowlers surprised by performance in day/night contest

Entertainment

Inspired by the peaceful protests by Argentinean mothers over the fate of the “disappeared” Amy Draper brings her unique blend of political cabaret, woven around an intimate family narrative

Organised by the Illustrated World Series (IWS), the annual championship revolves around a live tournament

Camden resident Jamie Willcocks has created the London-centric card game and is looking for backing through Kickstarter

Music From Around the World at Islington Assembly Hall on July 3 is a tonic for harmony during troubled times

A round up of events around Islington and Hackney celebrating Pride Festival

‘For me, creating a book with black characters was a no-brainer,’ says author of Riley Can Be Anything

It’s been a whirlwind few years for a capella group, Sons of Pitches.

Stoke Newington author and journalist Jonathan Freedland talks to Zoe Paskett about his new book, To Kill the President under nom de plume Sam Bourne

Juliet Stevenson says her fears about playing Hamlet’s mother were allayed by Robert Icke’s rich and passionate production

A special three course dinner at The Round Chapel in Hackney is the brand new menu by migrant and refugee women chefs on June 27

From June 19 to 25, Refugee Week is back with arts and educational events around the country to raise awareness and hope for a better way of dealing with the ongoing crisis, and Islington and Hackney are no exceptions

Bridget Galton talks to Kevin Macdonald about his iconic movie ahead of Touching The Void Live at Barbican Hall

You can count on few fingers the number of bands who’d be able to make you cry using the words “on the rail replacement bus”.

Hackney singer Ade Omotayo talks singing with Amy Winehouse, his band Equals and the democratisation of music

It’s taken two years for Nikolai Foster’s production of Annie to transfer from Leicester’s Curve to the West End. It’s a pity it wasn’t sooner.

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