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Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: PA Wire/PA Images

A Finsbury Park man raped a woman in her sleep before his co-accused kicked her in the back, a court heard.

Julia Cheng, founder of House of Absolute. Picture: Vladmir Gruev

For a 13th successive year, Breakin’ Convention, the UK’s biggest hip-hop dance theatre festival, returned to Sadler’s Wells at the weekend. James Morris spoke to one performer, Julia Cheng, and found out her 15-minute piece required 15 days of preparation.

The London Charterhouse will be open to the public in November 2016 for the first time in its 660-year history

The London Charterhouse is set to open its doors to the public this autumn for the first time in its 660-year history.

islington town hall

A lettings agent and four landlords have been slapped with court bills totalling £20,000 for abusing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) license practices.

Grafton Primary School went on strike at Freightliners Farm, Holloway, as part of the national campaign against SATs in Key Stage 1. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

It’s 10am and the placards are out. The faces are youthful, but determined. They are on strike against government policy. But these are no junior doctors.

Monty looking sorry for himself at Harmsworth Animal Hospital, Holloway

A severely injured kitten found callously dumped in an Archway bin store late last year has this week become the first pet to be rehomed overseas by the RSPCA.

Holloway Prison

Two hundred inmates at Holloway Prison are today preparing to move 20 miles away to Downview prison in Surrey.

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.

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.

Crime & Court

13:42
Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: PA Wire/PA Images

A Finsbury Park man raped a woman in her sleep before his co-accused kicked her in the back, a court heard.

Yesterday, 09:35
Holloway Prison

Two hundred inmates at Holloway Prison are today preparing to move 20 miles away to Downview prison in Surrey.

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.

Health

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

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Junior Doctors strike outside the Royal Free Hospital 06.04.16.

The Royal Free and Whittington hospitals are preparing for the first ever full walk-out of junior doctors as the dispute over contract changes remains unresolved.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Missed appointments: The Whittington Hospital (Picture: Nigel Sutton)

Patients who miss appointments at the Whittington Hospital are costing the cash-strapped NHS £4.6million a year and increasing waiting times for others, a Gazette investigation can reveal.

Environment

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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Main stage at the Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park in 2015

Finsbury Park campaigners have hit back after the director of this year’s Wireless Festival branded them “nimbys” as they launched legal action to get the festival banned.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
The famous elephant hedges in Blackstock Triangle, a previous winner of Best Small Neighbourhood

The annual hunt – sponsored by the Gazette – is on in 11 categories, including prettiest pub display, greatest garden, best balcony and most creative container garden.

Politics

Sunday, May 1, 2016
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.

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.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Caledonian ward Cllrs Paul Convery and Una O'Halloran outside 325 Caledonian Road last year. They were protesting plans for a new Paddy Power betting shop. The application was later turned away by the council. Picture: Vickie Flores

Islington Council leaders last night agreed a limit to the number of takeaways, betting shops and payday loan shops that can be opened in the borough.

Education

Yesterday, 17:10
Grafton Primary School went on strike at Freightliners Farm, Holloway, as part of the national campaign against SATs in Key Stage 1. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

It’s 10am and the placards are out. The faces are youthful, but determined. They are on strike against government policy. But these are no junior doctors.

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
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.

Heritage

12:21
The London Charterhouse will be open to the public in November 2016 for the first time in its 660-year history

The London Charterhouse is set to open its doors to the public this autumn for the first time in its 660-year history.

Monday, April 18, 2016
Tim Gill performing at Highbury & Islington station yesterday. Picture: Benedict Johnson

“Get in, don’t talk to me, do NOT block me on the escalator, get out.” That’s the philosophy of most Londoners in our busy train and Tube stations. Certainly, they are not associated with joy and music.

Monday, April 18, 2016
The Wireless crowd watch David Guetta perform in Finsbury Park last year. But it was not all smiles. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Campaigners are ready to launch legal action as they fight to stop Wireless Festival being held in Finsbury Park.

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