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Robert Khan (left) and Tom Salinsky, the writers of Kingmaker

Islington resident Boris Johnson lampooned in latest show from town hall playwright

Mayor of London and Islington dweller Boris Johnson is set to be lampooned in the latest offering from the Town Hall’s resident playwright.

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The woman was groped at Highbruy and Islington station Pic: Anna Bruce

Pervert gropes woman in Highbury and Islingtion station then attacks her pals after they step in

A pervert groped a woman was she walked through a busy Tube station then attacked her friends after they stepped in to protect her.

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The Deputy Mayor with children from Christ the King Primary School

Public can use finsbury Park school’s new games area

Youngsters at a Finsbury Park school are set to enjoy the sunshine on their new playground equipment.

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Jailed: Florin Cozma

Jailed: Holloway man who used Haringey parks to rape and rob prostitutes

A man who embarked on a campaign of raping and robbing prostitutes in Haringey parks has been jailed for a total of 17 years.

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Darren Doolan, who was injured in the collision with a police car

Postal worker suing police for £150,000 over Caledonian Road moped crash

A postal worker whose head was “completely smashed” when he was hit by an unmarked police car is suing British Transport Police for £150,000.

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Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council's executive member for community safety, and Lorraine Dinnegan with pupils from Central Foundation School at launch of CitySafe Havens in Islington's libraries

Libraries in Islington to act as safe heavens for youths in peril

Endangered young people can now go to the borough’s libraries for sanctuary, thanks to the a campaign dedicated to a murdered teenager.

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Forensic teams failed to find to body in Searle Place, Finsbury Park.

Search for body in Finsbury Park garden could have been tip-off from beyond the grave

A garden is being dug up in a search for human remains after a tip-off – possibly from beyond the grave – sparked one of the biggest mysteries to hit the borough for years.

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Police believe these men can help with enquiries

Islington police seek two men connected to Essex road GBH

Police in Islington want to speak to two men they believe can help them with a grievous bodily harm case.

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Cllr Paul Convery, Islington Council's executive member for community safety, and off-licence proprietor Haviz Mohamed Nadeem support the

Off-licences ban cheap super-strength booze in Islington’s problem areas

Shopkeepers have launched a clampdown on street drinkers in the borough by refusing to sell cheap super-strength alcohol.

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Zafer Eren was shot dead outside his Southgate home. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service

£30,000 reward to catch Hackney gang bosses who ordered Tottenham Boys murders

Police are offering a reward of up to £30,000 for information leading to the conviction of the gang boss or members who ordered Tottenham gang lieutenant Zafer Eren’s execution.

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The woman and baby are in a serious condition in hopsital

Woman and baby hit on pavement by car in Finsbury Park - driver arrested

A woman and her eight-month-old baby are in a serious condition in hospital after a car mounted the pavement and hit them in Green Lanes on Friday, before the driver fled the scene.

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Jailed: Jamie Marsh-Smith

Freddy Krueger hitman jailed for life over Tottenham Boys’ Turkish gang war murder

A hitman named after the Nightmare On Elm Street killer was jailed for at least 38 years today as an Old Bailey judge condemned two Turkish families behind London’s bloodiest gang feud.

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The Dorchester hotel in London, after robbers wielding sledgehammers allegedly staged a smash-and-grab at the five star hotel. Photo: PA

King’s Cross brothers charged with Dorchester hotel smash and grab

Two brothers from the King’s Cross area have been charged following an elaborate smash and grab robbery at one of England’s most prestigious five-star hotels.

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Finsbury Park garden is searched for human remains

A garden where human remains are allegedly buried is being excavated by police this morning.

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Scarlett O'Hora will put twerkers through their paces

Twerking 9 to 5 at Finsbury bar for Miley Cyrus inspired dance craze

Staff are twerking 9 to 5 at a Finsbury bar to get ready for the dance craze that’s sweeping the nation.

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Islington Council choir with director Mark Sproson

Islinton town hall choir’s war songs hits right note with veterans

A town hall singing troupe were flying high after their sell-out performance at an ­Islington school.

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Drug bust in Hoxton helped police uncover £5million cocaine stash

A drug dealer was caught with £450,000 worth of cocaine in Hoxton as part of a Met crack-down on a multi-million pound conspiracy.

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Hitman Jamie Marsh-Smith, convicted of murdering Zafer Eren. Picture: Metropolitan Police

‘Freddy Kreuger hitman’ convicted of murdering Turkish gang boss then trying to kill accomplice

A hitman named after Freddy Kreuger, the deranged character in the Nightmare on Elm Street horror films, has today been convicted of shooting dead a Turkish gang boss then trying to bump off the getaway driver from the hit.

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JD Wetherspoon. Picture by PA.

JD Wetherspoon to close Islington pubs early to avoid late-night levy

Wetherspoon pubs in the borough will cut their opening hours at the weekends when the late-night levy is introduced.

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Man, 22, hospitalised by attack yards from Islington Police station

A man was hospitalised in a broad daylight assault yesterday, just yards from Islington Police station.

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Nawal Msaad arrives at the Old Bailey this morning (Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Holloway student hid £16,000 in knickers to fund terrorism, court hears

A Holloway woman tried to smuggle cash in her underwear to fund jihadists fighting in Syria, a court has heard.

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No longer under threat? Smithfield Market

Celeb-backed bid to save Smithfield Market from developers a success

Historians behind a celeb-backed bid to save an 800-year-old market from developers are celebrating after the Government blocked the move.

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Catherine West, Labour's prospective parliamentary candidate in Hornsey and Wood Green.

Two wheels gone bad: ‘Opportunist’ thief steals Catherine West’s bicycle from her Islington front garden

Labour’s Catherine West, set to fight Lynne Featherstone MP for the Hornsey and Wood Green seat next year, has spoken of her frustration after an “opportunist” thief stole her bicycle from right under her nose.

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Jason Welsh

Man caught after leaving inhaler outside scene of Archway burglary

A burglar who was caught after leaving his inhaler near the scene of the crime has been jailed.

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The woman was groped at Highbruy and Islington station Pic: Anna Bruce

Pervert sexually assaulted teenager on tube at Highbury & Islington

A pervert who sexually assaulted a woman on a tube train as it reached Highbury & Islington station has been placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register for 10 years.

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The fight broke out on Friday night.

Teenagers stabbed in Hoxton fight

Two teenagers were stabbed in a fight which broke out in Murray Grove on Friday night.

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Ryan will appear before magistrates on July 18

Islington detective charged over faking rape case evidence

A detective who dealt with Islington’s rape cases has been accused of faking witness statements.

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Veterans march towards Islington Green War Memorial Pic: Dieter Perry

Hundreds head to re-opening of Islington Green War Memorial

Hundreds of people paid their respects to the borough’s war dead on Saturday

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The 21-year-old suspect is led away by police after the raid.

Man, 21, linked to Hampstead moped watch robberies arrested in Islington dawn raid

Police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with a string of violent moped robberies of expensive jewellery and designer watches during an early morning raid.

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Ashley Fagan was remanded in custody to await sentence.

Former London rioter admits Islington knife attack

A teenager faces jail after admitting his part in a rush-hour knife attack which saw an 18-year-old nearly lose a hand.

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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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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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