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Vandals threw a brick through the window of the Archway charity shop

Vandals throw brick through Archway charity shop window days before grand reopening

Vandals threw a brick through a charity shop window just days before it was due to hold a grand reopening to celebrate its extensive refurbishments.

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The Passport Office has targeted parts of Hackney and Islington

Hackney and Islington postcodes targeted by Passport Office for ‘additional checks’

A hundred postcode districts across the country have been highlighted by the Passport Office as areas to prioritise for fraud investigations - nearly a quarter of which are in Hackney and Islington.

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The Auld Triangle Pub, Google

Finsbury Park pub’s bid to extend licence a ‘joke’, say neighbours

A pub’s bid to have its alcohol licence extended into the early hours has been branded a “joke” by families living nearby.

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Forensics officers at the scene in Shepperton Road Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Islington knifeman was killed by two bullets from same officer

A man who was killed by police in Islington on Friday was hit by two bullets fired by the same officer.

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Drug dealer Nicola Gibbs, has six months to pay the outstanding £19,814

Police confiscate more than £100,000 from Finsbury Park cocaine dealer

A cocaine dealer who is serving a six-year jail sentence has had £111,000 confiscated by police under the proceeds of crime act.

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Police want to speak to this man in connection with the attempted robbery in Archway

Police hunt thug who grabbed female by throat in Archway

Customer came to aid of shop worker who was on her own at time of attack

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Police at the scene in Shepperton Road Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Man shot dead by police in Islington allegedly breached restraining order and threatened woman’s life

A man who was shot dead by police last night had threatened to kill a woman and a police officer, the Gazette understands.

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Forensics officers at the scene in Shepperton Road Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Man shot dead by police in Islington after threatening woman with knife

A 40-year-old man has been shot dead by police in Islington after threatening a woman with a knife late last night.

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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys and Wireless ticket touts receive heavy fines following Finsbury Park gigs

A man arrested for ticket touting at the Wireless festival earlier this year has been ordered to pay out more than £600.

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Michael Thomas had been in a critical condition for a week. Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Police warn residents of bogus callers in Holloway following two incidents

Residents are being warned about letting strangers into their homes after reports of two incidents this week which resulted items being stolen.

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George Michael went missing yesterday afternoon at about 4.45pm

Missing Islington man, George Michael, found

Eighty-three-year-old George Michael who went missing in Islington yesterday has been found.

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George Michael went missing yesterday afternoon at about 4.45pm

Elderly man, George Michael, goes missing in Islington

Police in Islington are growing increasingly concerned over George Michael, 83, who went missing yesterday afternoon.

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Sharnae's chihuahua was stolen

Poorly girl in plea over Islington Dognapping

A seriously ill 11-year-old girl is appealing for the public’s help ­after thieves stole her puppy from the family garden.

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Menelik, in Caledonian Road

Ethiopian eatery vows to fight decision after losing booze license due to ‘violence’

The boss of a popular Ethiopian restaurant stripped of its alcohol licence after police complained about violent crimes says he will fight the decision.

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Ashley Fagan, who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in the fight on Upper Street in March

London rioter maimed by axe jailed for part in Upper Street brawl

A London rioter whose hand was left hanging from his wrist after a gang-fuelled axe attack has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

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Revellers flood the streets around Finsbury Park at illegal rave - photo by Jono Kenyon

Finsbury Park to close early in the wake of violent “block party”

Finsbury Park will be closing its gates earlier in the wake of a “block party” which ended with a police officer being taken to hospital.

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Flare toting Besiktas fans in Holloway Road

Video: Three Besiktas fans arrested during Arsenal Champions League clash

Three Besiktas fans were arrested last night as the away supporters marched through the borough with flares prior to Arsenal’s Champions League clash with the Turkish side.

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Finsbury Park Mosque

HSBC hints money-laundering scandal behind Finsbury Park Mosque account closure rubbished

Claims a money-laundering scandal led to HSBC closing Finsbury Park Mosque’s bank account have been rubbished this week.

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Ashley Fagan was jailed for 18 months.

Upper Street axe feud was fight between rival gangs

An axe fight that left a teenager’s hand hanging from his wrist, was a spat between members of two rival gangs, a court was told.

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Kirsty Aston, 6, with Pc Phil Clark at the open day in June. Pic:Tony Gay

Crime-busting tips and helmet-wearing opportunities at Islington Police open day

Crime-busting tips and the chance to wear a helmet are two of the big attractions at a police open day next month.

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Anthony John Kenny, 25

Police hunt one-eared man in connection with Newington Green attack

A man with no left ear and “North London” tattooed on his hand is wanted by police in connection with a vicious attack in Newington Green.

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Mr Kozbar claims he was worried about

Boss of Finsbury Park mosque hits back at imprisonment claims

The boss of Finsbury Park Mosque has hit back at claims he imprisoned a journalist for asking awkward questions.

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Archway Tower's flats are set to go ahead even if the Goverment reverse their decision

Facelift for infamous Archway Tower defeats town hall opposition

The controversial recladding of an often derided Islington landmark has been given the go-ahead despite plans not reducing the building’s infamous wind blight.

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Residents say visitors to XOXO often cause trouble

Policeman left in fear of violent women at Islington nightspot

A mass brawl in which girls allegedly punched and kicked each other before intimidating a police officer has led to a club’s hours being slashed.

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Maria Andreou, 82

Found: Pensioner with dementia, 82, who went missing from Highbury in bare feet

An 82-year woman who went missing in bare feet in the early hours of Wednesday morning has been found safe and well.

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Maria Andreou, 82

Fears grow for pensioner with dementia, 82, who went missing from Highbury in bare feet

Fears are growing for the safety of an 82-year woman who went missing in bare feet in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Finsbury Park: normally much more peaceful [Photograph by Panhard]

Teen stabbed and police officer punched in face at illegal pre-Notting Hill Carnival rave in Finsbury Park

A pre-Notting Hill Carnival ‘block party’ in Finsbury Park turned nasty on Wednesday night when a teenager was stabbed and a police officer was slashed in the face.

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Maria Andreou, 82

Missing Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferer last seen in Highbury

Police are growing concerned over the wellbeing of an Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferer who was last seen in Highbury.

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Local Elections See all

Councillor Terry Stacy, leader of Islington Liberal Democrats

Islington Council faces lack of scrutiny, warns beaten Lib Dem leader

The leader of Islington’s former Liberal Democrat opposition has said Labour can no longer be held to account after his party was wiped out in last Thursday’s election.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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