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Heavy traffic contributes to air pollution.

Eight per cent of Islington deaths caused by smog

Air pollution has killed 84 people in the borough in four years, according to Public Health England.

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Children from Gillespie Primary School with their winning Easter Eggs 04.04.14. Pictured front left Marwa (Yr 1) and right Libby (Yr 2) with the other prize winners from reception Ruby and Ahmed, Yr 1 Isla, Yr 2 Inigo, Yr 3 Edie and Rosie, Yr 4 Aisha and Zarrin, Yr 5 Faduma and Sissy and Yr 6 Issy and Jannat. Pictured with Headteacher Mark Owen.

Islington youngsters decorate World Cup themed eggs for Easter

Pupils at Gillespie Primary School in Highbury decorated eggs themed on the football World Cup and countries of the world to celebrate Easter.

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Tom Hickox

Highbury-born talent who turned his back on classical path to be next Leonard Cohen

Son of leading conductor is on track to fulfil dream and see his name in lights as a singer

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CHRISTIAN BALE as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller “THE DARK KNIGHT RISES,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. TM & © DC Comics.

Plans to turn Islington’s Farmiloe building into offices given green light

A landmark Victorian warehouse which has been used to film blockbuster movies including The Dark Knight and Inception, is set to be turned into offices and shops.

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Islington Town Hall

Plans to demolish community centre for houses is approved by Islington Council

Plans to a demolish a community centre and replace it with houses have been approved by Islington Council.

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Artist Cullin Bantock

Crouch Hill artist with Hackney studio prepares for first exhibition – after taking up painting in his retirement

Having enjoyed a long career working as an ecologist, Cuillin Bantock would have been forgiven for using his retirement as a well-earned chance to put his feet up.

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Company director of the Tutor Pages, Henry Fagg

Old Street start up businessman gets award nomination

An Old Street entrepreneur is celebrating success after his business was nominated for a UK business award.

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Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn

Islington MP pays tribute to Tony Benn legacy in people’s parliament

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn was among those who spoke at a discussion of the political legacy of former Labour Lord Tony Benn.

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Phil Paris

Transport enthusiast in campaign to re-open Hornsey Road Overground station

A transport enthusiast has mounted a campaign to re-open a station on the London Overground that was demolished during the Second World War.

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Old Queen's Head British Fair

Great British fair today at Islington’s The Old Queen’s Head

Magicians, bearded ladies and acrobats will all be at The Old Queen’s Head today for its annual Great British Fair.

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Youngsters at Islington's Disability Sports Festival.

Islington’s disabled youngsters show off their sporting talents

A group of 30 disabled youngsters, aged five to 19, tried their hand at boccia, dance, football, indoor athletics, new age kurling and sitting volleyball at Islington’s Disability Sports Festival.

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Cem Duzgan, right, was 'executed' by Blaize Lunkula (top right), who was assisted by Arslan (top left), Makusu (bottom right) and Barabutu (bottom left)

Gang jailed for 114 years for revenge killing of Islington man in Clapton

Gang members who "executed" an innocent man in a burst of sub-machine gun fire have been jailed for a total of 114 years.

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Douglas Carter with his 5 yr old daughter Jasmine Carter Chew, pictured with their new I pad interactive app which  on your phone, brings animations to life

Islington Dad set to publish interactive children’s book

Two fathers are raising money to publish their own children’s book with illustrations that come to life.

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Cathy Newman: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Highbury man accused of stalking Cathy Newman sent 100,000 tweets

A man accused of stalking a well-known TV presenter for two years, bombarding her with more than 100,000 tweets, has denied charges of harassment.

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Islington In Bloom poster comptetion winner Orla MacCarron

Islington in Bloom open for entries from green-fingered heroes

Gardeners on estates, in schools and in businesses are picking up their trowels and trimmers for this year’s Islington in Bloom competition.

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Islington Town Hall

More than 500 Islington children denied first place primary school spot

More than a quarter of Islington’s children starting in September will not be at their first choice school.

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Finsbury Park station (Picture: PA Images/Andrew Stuart)

Commuters in Islington warned London Underground workers are to stage five days of strikes

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out from 9pm on Monday April 28 for two days and again from 9pm on Monday May 5 for three days in a long-running row over Tube ticket office closures.

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Stephen Campbell Moore in Chimerica, which scooped an impressive five Olivier awards

Islington’s Almeida Theatre sweeps the board at the Olivier Awards

Islington’s intimate Almeida Theatre beat competition from multi-million-pound West End productions at London’s most prestigious awards ceremony for the stage – winning a third of the trophies up for grabs.

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You could win two members tickets and a three course lunch at Royal Windsor Horse Show 2014.

Win two members tickets and a three course lunch at Royal Windsor Horse Show

As far as venues in the South East go, it’s up there with the most spectacular and it won’t be long before the gates of Windsor Castle are thrown open.

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The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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