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Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in central London where he appeared in court, along with Hasan Mohamed, in the first UK prosecution for female genital mutilation.

Whittington doctor in court over FGM charges

A doctor has appeared in court in the first UK prosecution for female genital mutilation.

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Cllr Andy Hull

£13million collected by Islington Council from CCTV traffic fines

CCTV equipment monitoring traffic offences has raised almost £13million for the town hall in five years – a report from campaign group Big Brother Watch has revealed.

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Anu Singh

Whittington Hospital appoints senior council worker as new non-executive director

The Whittington Hospital has announced the appointment of a new non-executive director to its board, following a string of departures in recent months.

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Joel Davis with Justine Greening MP

Islington teen scoops London’s first ever YOPEY award

An Islington teenager has been awarded London’s first Young Person of the Year (YOPEY) for his dedication to helping others in the capital.

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Artan Zeqiri

Brothers get three years for ‘brutal’ attack outside Islington bar

Two brothers who left a man needing major surgery following an attack on Upper Street have been jailed for a total of three years.

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The attack took place at the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch (Picture: PA Images/Yui Mok)

Suspects from Islington and Stroud Green charged as part of attempted murder investigation

An Islington man and two Stroud Green residents have been charged as part of the investigation into the attempted murder of three women at a Marble Arch hotel.

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Konstantinos Aristotelous, Giorgio Japonas and Styliana Vasili

New app from Islington entrepreneur makes London your gym

Aqua spinning and aerial yoga are just two of the classes that will be listed on a forthcoming mobile app, created by a young Islington entrepreneur, which allows people to book in for last-minute gym classes across London.

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Dr Sureshkumar Pandya.

Hoxton doctor cleared of carrying out female genital mutilation in botched surgery

A doctor who bungled a cosmetic “designer vagina” operation was found to have committed a “serious clinical failure”, but it did not amount to female genital mutilation (FGM) a tribunal has ruled.

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David Batchelor’s 20m x 10m brightly coloured artwork, Chromolocomotion

Giant art installation at St Pancras seen by a million a week

A giant tetris-like installation has been suspended from the roof of St Pancras International’s Barlow Shed, the fourth leg of London’s rotational public art spaces.

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Salon owner Paul Federicci with Gazette reporter Rory Brigstock-Barron

‘Singing barber’ adds DJ to his Finsbury Park salon experience

A barber famous for serenading his clients at his Finsbury Park salon has added a DJ to the line up.

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Islington Mayor Cllr Barry Edwards and restaurant owner Getenesh Gabiemichael with other guests at Kokeb in Hollowa

Ethiopian restaurant in Holloway celebrates 15th birthday

An Ethiopian restaurant that counts Islington’s Mayor as one of it’s loyal customers is celebrating 15 years in the borough.

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Green Party, Charlie Kiss, Natalie Bennett (Leader of Green Party), Caroline Russell and Ernestas Jegorovas

More than half of Islington Green Party’s council candidates are women

Islington Green Party has announced its 48 candidates running for council elections in May – 25 of whom are women.

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Tremayne Halsey

Islington teen set to take part in Mini London Marathon to raise money for children’s hospice

One Islington boy is looking to follow in the footsteps of Mo Farah as he lines up in the Mini London Marathon ahead of the main event.

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Richard Bell (right)

Holloway gym manager running marathon in memory of sister and newphew

A gym manager will be running the London Marathon in memory of his sister and nephew who died in 2010 during childbirth.

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Mike Hawthorne

Highbury runner to compete in London Marathon to help other deaf people

A former national gymnastics champion from Highbury is hoping to emulate some of his Olympic heroes by running the London Marathon.

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Elaine Battson defiantly ran the London Marathon at the weekend despite finishing the Boston Marathon days earlier just minutes before a bomb went off

De Beauvior Boston Marathon survivor to run in London tomorrow

Elaine Battson is no stranger to marathons and when she crosses the finish line at The Mall on April 13 she will be celebrating a remarkable anniversary.

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Police are concerned for this man's welfare after he visited the Whittington Hospital on March 21

Islington police concerned over welfare of Whittington Hospital patient

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who attended the Whittington Hospital last month.

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Police line

Gang stabbed and robbed teens outside Finsbury Park station

Robbers stabbed two teenagers and made off with their friends’ phones in Finsbury Park yesterday.

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Samson Ogbeni

Crack cocaine dealers get 14 years following Finsbury flat bust

Two crack cocaine dealers have been jailed for a total of 14 years after being arrested at a Finsbury flat.

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The track is a remix of Kanye West's Bound 2 (Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

London duo Sigma top singles chart

London-based dance duo Sigma have gone straight in at number one in the singles chart with a remix of a Kanye West song.

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