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Finsbury Park has been stripped of its Green Flag status after a damning “mystery shopper” report by an environmental charity.

It used to be the most polluted primary in Islington – now St John Evangelist is the first school to ban cars at pick-up and drop-off times.

Police want to speak to this woman over £1,500 worth of damage to a minicab caused by two passengers.

Eastenders actor and Celebrity Masterchef winner John Partridge will be switching on the Archway Christmas lights.

A 61-year-old man threatened to fetch his gun while arguing with a shopkeeper in King’s Cross Road on Sunday, it is claimed.

A sports academy is offering free sessions to Islington children every Sunday morning at Market Road Football Pitches.

A discount card supporting local independent businesses has expanded into Islington.

Firefighters rescued a man from his bedsit above the Archway Tavern this morning after it went up in flames.

A Clerkenwell publican says noise complaints have “absolutely divided the community” and could force his popular business to close.

Crime & Court

35 minutes ago

Police want to speak to this woman over £1,500 worth of damage to a minicab caused by two passengers.

Friday, November 16, 2018

An Islington man has been jailed for his role in the “callous” knifepoint robbery of a rolex watch – but police are still hunting his knife-wielding accomplice.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A teenager was stabbed off the Holloway Road this afternoon.

Health

Monday, November 12, 2018

The head chef at a Holloway care home is in the final of a national cooking competition.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Elderly and vulnerable people could be exposed to excess pollution if the council limits traffic outside an Upper Holloway school, claims a neighbour.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Great Ormond Street nurse joined an Islington couple to raise money in memory of their baby son, who died two years ago.

Environment

Finsbury Park has been stripped of its Green Flag status after a damning “mystery shopper” report by an environmental charity.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Elderly and vulnerable people could be exposed to excess pollution if the council limits traffic outside an Upper Holloway school, claims a neighbour.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Wireless promoter Live Nation has been given the green light to carry on holding the festival in Finsbury Park after a licensing review – but extra security will be on the streets and artists will be “encouraged” not to swear.

Politics

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Politicians and dignitaries across Islington are urging people to take part in a demonstration against fascism and racism taking place on Saturday.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The plug has been pulled on a tri-borough ICT partnership between Islington, Haringey and Camden due to “different local priorities”.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Sandy Marks’ future membership of the Labour Party is uncertain even after a QC-led review confirmed the Gazette’s revelations about the ex-mayor’s pro-paedophile past.

Education

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It used to be the most polluted primary in Islington – now St John Evangelist is the first school to ban cars at pick-up and drop-off times.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Schoolchildren who escaped the fire which gutted the Highbury Leisure Centre were rewarded for their bravery with a meeting with the Mayor of Islington.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

An incoming Islington film school will “reflect the diversity and cultural richness of London”, according to the illustrious names in the movie industry backing the project.

Heritage

Friday, November 16, 2018

A Routemaster bus will take 72 passengers on a journey through Greek Cypriot history, via Camden and Holloway, on Sunday.

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Clerkenwell exhibition remembers what life was like “on Islington’s home front” during the First World War – it’s an essential experience ahead of Sunday’s centenary.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Children and veterans were among hundreds of people who marched together down Upper Street as part of celebrations marking the centenary of the Armistice yesterday.

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