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A Holloway Road institution will be shutting forever in the New Year.

An Islington man has been found guilty for his part in 17 moped smash and grab raids on mobile phone stores.

Two moped thugs from Islington have been locked up for more than three years after being chased and caught with 17 stolen phones.

Lee Jay Hatley’s alleged murderer accidentally knifed him in a “scuffle”, a court heard today.

Migrants who arrive in Islington face a daunting prospect: mountains of government paperwork in a language they often aren’t familiar with; a ban on getting certain state benefits; and no legal help.

Two homeless women who had been sleeping under the Stroud Green Road bridge for a year have been offered housing – weeks after the Gazette published the tragic stories of how they had ended up there.

Dozens of new council homes were unveiled on Finsbury’s King Square Estate yesterday as part of a major regeneration.

Islington is notorious for brutally high rent. But a brilliant yoga centre for people with special needs has been given a brand new premises for just £1,000 a year.

It was a lesson in politics for a set of inquisitive youngsters during a visit to the council chamber at Islington Town Hall.

Crime & Court

10:21

An Islington man has been found guilty for his part in 17 moped smash and grab raids on mobile phone stores.

Yesterday, 16:14

Two moped thugs from Islington have been locked up for more than three years after being chased and caught with 17 stolen phones.

Lee Jay Hatley’s alleged murderer accidentally knifed him in a “scuffle”, a court heard today.

Health

Friday, November 17, 2017

The controversial trampoline park being built at the Sobell Leisure Centre to get more youngsters exercising will cost them as much as £10.50 a go.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

She’s the rowdy cycling campaigner who doesn’t care what people – particularly Islington Labour councillors – think of her. But what drives Anita Frizzarin’s anger? The Gazette finds out.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Whittington campaign group has called a public meeting in its campaign to keep a controversial contractor away from the hospital.

Environment

Mon, 13:50

A campaign group has lost its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park – but has promised to appeal yet again by taking the case to the Supreme Court.

Friday, November 17, 2017

DJs and clubbers are fighting to keep Old Street’s Magic Roundabout open after its licence expires at the end of the year.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Drivers of diesel vehicles will soon be charged £2 an hour for short-stay parking in Islington.

Politics

Wed, 11:57

Jermain Jackman is relentless. This activist/musician/student is not your typical reality TV winner. He tells the Gazette what drives him.

Mon, 13:50

A campaign group has lost its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park – but has promised to appeal yet again by taking the case to the Supreme Court.

Education

Wed, 19:01

It was a lesson in politics for a set of inquisitive youngsters during a visit to the council chamber at Islington Town Hall.

Wed, 10:29

A young violinist from Archway has described the moment she was accepted into the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) as like “a dream come true”.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Plans have been approved to turn a Highbury office block into a free school training students in ‘movie-making’.

Heritage

32 minutes ago

A Holloway Road institution will be shutting forever in the New Year.

Wed, 15:42

Today, it’s the pricey trampoline park that has the Sobell in the headlines. Four (and a bit) decades ago, it opened amid similar protests about how much it would cost. In between, it played a crucial role in Britain’s decision to join and then leave the EEC and the EU. The Gazette chats to 1970s Sobell manager Hywel Griffiths.

Wed, 09:15

A beekeeper had to deal with 60,000 bees which had settled on top of a Canonbury house.

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