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Dr Clive Richards

Doctor who died after collision with lorry in Archway was ‘best dad in the world’

The death of a respected doctor described as “the best dad in the world” has remained a mystery after an inquest failed to reveal how he was knocked off his bike in a collision with a lorry in Archway.

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Sawn-off shotgun found at Hollins House

Arsenal of weapons including loaded sawn-off shotgun found in Holloway

A sawn-off shotgun was among weapons found when police searched a Holloway estate on Thursday.

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Mmm, we can almost smell the spices from here! [Photo by Mark Sherratt for White Men Can't Jerk]

Jerk off challenge at Finsbury Bar

A Finsbury venue will host be jerking around this weekend as four of the best Jamaican chicken purveyors in town do battle on their rooftop bar.

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The incident happened in Trefil Walk, Holloway (Pic: Google Street View)

Man who died in Holloway treated by police after neighbours heard “broken glass and screams”

A man who died in Holloway yesterday, after treatment from police and paramedics, was found by officers responding to reports of a disturbance.

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The incident happened in Trefil Walk, Islington (Pic: Google Street View)

Man dead in Islington after incident involving police

A man has died after an incident involving police in Trefil Walk, off Parkhurst Road, in Islington.

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The Cathedrals Express will be pulling into Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park revisits the steam age.

In the midst of rampant regeneration, Finsbury Park is winding back the clock and giving people a chance to travel on a vintage steam train.

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Samba drummers making plenty of noise Pic: Dieter Perry

Thousands enjoy free Highbury fields festival

Almost 10,000 people flocked to Highbury Fields for a free funday of music, dancing and learning.

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Problem drinkers face a third bid to curb their antics

Problem boozers face struggle to get drunk in Islington after third bid to curb their antics

Problem boozers and trouble-makers face an uphill struggle to get drunk in Islington after a third new policy to curb their antics.

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Eliott Diffley

Data stick full of child porn falls out of pervert’s bum in Islington

A data stick full of child porn fell out of a pervert’s bottom in Islington Police Station.

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The old Ashmount site has been mired in controversy for years.

Bitter feud over Hornsey Rise free school could finally be at an end

A bitter feud over a new free school could finally be at an end after a deal was thrashed out.

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Thomas Cooper

Helpline set up for Islington residents affected by long-term, unused scaffolding

A helpline has been set up for people whose homes have been blighted by long-term, unused scaffolding.

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Volunteers hard at work

Amateur archeologists dig up ancient black death burial ground in Clerkenwell

Amateur archeologists digging up an ancient burial ground where victims of the black death were laid to rest may have found evidence of a 600-year-old monastery.

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Triangle estate

New security measures planned for crime-ravaged Clerkenwell estate

Security on an estate is to be stepped up after a series of violent incidents led to claims “bullets are flying in the streets of Clerkenwell”.

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Islington police were given six season tickets per year by the club

Arsenal ticket deal ‘broke police rules’

Scotland Yard rules out inquiry into free match passes for officers

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Police are on the hunt for an old man who followed a schoolgirl

Attempted snatch of school girl by old man in Finsbury sparks borough-wide alert

Parents are on high alert after a young girl was grabbed by a stranger on her way to school.

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Do you know this man?

Police seek man after Islington woman sexually touched twice on tube

A man is being sought by police after an Islington woman was groped twice on the Tube.

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Anthony East

Caterer caged for ‘despicable crime’ of selling war hero medals stolen from Finsbury

A caterer who committed the ‘despicable crime’ of selling stolen war medals has been caged for nine months.

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Islington looks set to benefit from £2million worth of new cycle routes

Ambitious £2million plan for new Islington cycle routes given the nod

An ambitious £2million plan to build new cycle routes across Islington was given the nod this week.

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Robert Khan (left) and Tom Salinsky, the writers of Kingmaker

Islington resident Boris Johnson lampooned in latest show from town hall playwright

Mayor of London and Islington dweller Boris Johnson is set to be lampooned in the latest offering from the Town Hall’s resident playwright.

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Arsenal want to increase the number of concerts they can hold at the Emirates

Breaking News: Arsenal’s bid to host more concerts hits the High Court

Arsenal’s bid to host more concerts like the recent sell-out Bruce Springsteen and Green Day gigs has reached the high court.

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Kate Middleton look-a-like sunbathing and enjoying the Gazette Pic: Richard Chambury

Fake Kate Middleton mobbed by fans in Islington as she reads the Gazette in the sunshine

A Kate Middleton look-a-like was over run by fans as she read the Gazette in a photo shoot for Prince George’s birthday.

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Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex walks around the gardens in Arlington Square

Prince Edward presented with jar of homemade jam on visit to Islington garden

His Royal Highness Prince Edward paid a visit to some green-fingered residents to praise the way their garden grows.

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A man was arrested for taking pictures up a woman's skirt at Angel Tube Station on Friday Pic: Anna Bruce

Man arrested for taking pictures up a woman’s skirt at Angel Tube Station

A man who took pictures up a woman’s skirt with a camera at Angel Tube station has been arrested.

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Aija Ustinove, Hasmutch Patel and Jack Charalambous with son Stephen and dad Antonio

Desperate shopkeepers stage protest over ‘business-ruining’ Upper Holloway bus stop

Distraught shopkeepers staged a protest on this morning in a desperate bid to prevent a bus stop they say will ruin their businesses.

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The woman was groped at Highbruy and Islington station Pic: Anna Bruce

Pervert gropes woman in Highbury and Islingtion station then attacks her pals after they step in

A pervert groped a woman as she walked through a busy Tube station then attacked her friends after they stepped in to protect her.

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Pictured from left dancing around a maypole is Issabella 5 mum Tracey Bennett and Annabelle 3

Clerkenwell Tudor house takes residents back to 16th century

Families were transported back to the 16th century at the Charterhouse in Clerkenwell last week.

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The Deputy Mayor with children from Christ the King Primary School

Public can use finsbury Park school’s new games area

Youngsters at a Finsbury Park school are set to enjoy the sunshine on their new playground equipment.

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Jailed: Florin Cozma

Jailed: Holloway man who used Haringey parks to rape and rob prostitutes

A man who embarked on a campaign of raping and robbing prostitutes in Haringey parks has been jailed for a total of 17 years.

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Whitecross Street party

Famous Finsbury street party returns with giant art exhibition

London’s most unique street art experience returns to Finsbury this weekend.

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Forensic teams failed to find to body in Searle Place, Finsbury Park.

Search for human remains in Finsbury Park proves fruitless

A search for buried human remains in Finsbury Park has proved fruitless.

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Darren Doolan, who was injured in the collision with a police car

Postal worker suing police for £150,000 over Caledonian Road moped crash

A postal worker whose head was “completely smashed” when he was hit by an unmarked police car is suing British Transport Police for £150,000.

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Mesut Ozil - Dieter Perry

Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil pays for 23 Brazilian kids operations

Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil celebrated last weekend’s World Cup victory by paying for 23 sick Brazilian children to have surgery.

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St Mary Magdalene in Holloway Road. Picture by John Keogh, www.jv21.com.

Holloway church welcomes Bishop of London for 200th Birthday party

A church at the heart of the Holloway community will celebrate its 200th birthday this weekend.

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Children receive certificates from former  Arsenal player Alan Smith.

Arsenal stars past and present congratulate community heroes

Gunners stars past and present were on hand to congratulate winners at the Arsenal in the Community annual awards on Monday.

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The site in Upper Street

Overgrown, bomb damaged Islington wasteland to be redeveloped

An overgrown wasteland that was bombed in World War II will be brought back to life

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Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council's executive member for community safety, and Lorraine Dinnegan with pupils from Central Foundation School at launch of CitySafe Havens in Islington's libraries

Libraries in Islington to act as safe heavens for youths in peril

Endangered young people can now go to the borough’s libraries for sanctuary, thanks to the a campaign dedicated to a murdered teenager.

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Finsbury Park is set for a raft of changes Picture: Stephen Moore

Timeline for major Finsbury Park regeneration revealed

Details of a plan to wage war on Finsbury Park’s fast food joints and gambling shops were revealed this week.

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Pascal Madoc-Jones design for Mount Pleasant

Third architect releases plans for Mount Pleasant site in Clerkenwell

A third architect’s plans for the Royal Mail’s much-maligned Mount Pleasant project have surfaced just a week after a community group put forward its alternative vision for the site.

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Cllr Paul Convery

Pubs in Islington could close when new tax comes in, landlord says

Pubs in Islington could be forced to close when the council brings in a tax on alcohol sold in the early hours, a landlord has said.

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Forensic teams failed to find to body in Searle Place, Finsbury Park.

Search for body in Finsbury Park garden could have been tip-off from beyond the grave

A garden is being dug up in a search for human remains after a tip-off – possibly from beyond the grave – sparked one of the biggest mysteries to hit the borough for years.

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Local Elections See all

Councillor Terry Stacy, leader of Islington Liberal Democrats

Islington Council faces lack of scrutiny, warns beaten Lib Dem leader

The leader of Islington’s former Liberal Democrat opposition has said Labour can no longer be held to account after his party was wiped out in last Thursday’s election.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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