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FGM is practiced in parts of Africa and the middle east. Pic: Julien Behal/PAto

Nursery staff trained to spot risk of genital mutilation in babies thanks to pioneering Islington scheme

Children and babies under four years old are being watched for signs of female genital mutilation (FGM) in a pioneering new scheme.

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Richard MacKenzie, who went missing on Wednesday

Family fears over uncharacteristic disappearance of King’s Cross man

The family of a 29-year-old King’s Cross man who has been missing for four days are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.

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Officers from the Met's POLSAR unit search for disgarded weapons in Ampton Street

Dawn raids target Finsbury’s ‘Easy Cash’ gang linked to smash and grabs at The Dorchester in Mayfair

A violent gang linked to high profile smash and grab robberies across the city were hit by police in dawn raids across the borough this morning.

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Wireless 2014

Dodgy traders fined for laughing gas sales at Finsbury Park’s Wireless Festival

Selling legal highs at Finsbury Park’s Wireless Festival became no laughing matter for three men, who have each been landed with a £700 bill by the courts.

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Police have charged a man in connection wtih a £20million herion bust

Islington man charged in connection with £20million heroin ring

An Islington man has been charged in connection with a £20million heroin ring.

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Mihail Tache

Pair who used hidden camera in a bid to steal pin numbers at King’s Cross station jailed for 3 and a half years

A man and a woman who used a hidden camera to try and steal people’s pin numbers have been caged for three and a half years.

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Kyriacos Phantis was apprehened in Cyprus after an international manhunt

Holloway minicab driver who took knife gang to murder innocent student caught after international manhunt

A Holloway minicab driver who ferried a knife gang around as they hunted and brutally murdered an innocent student has been jailed after an international manhunt.

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Galatasaray fans with flares in the stands - Pic John Walton

Seven arrested as flare toting Galatasaray fans cause havoc at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

Police made seven arrests last night as Galatasaray fans threw lit flares on the pitch at the Emirates Stadium and outside a Holloway Pub.

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Mohammed Kozbar, manager of Finsbury Park Mosque

Mosque leader gives hate crime warning after Archway attack

A leader of Islington’s Muslim community has voiced his fear that the attempted murder of an Archway shopkeeper may have been fuelled by Islamophobia following the atrocities committed by extremist group Isil.

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The 35-year-old appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court today

Archway man charged with attempted murder of Holloway Road shopkeeper

An Archway man has been charged with attempted murder following an attack on a Holloway Road shopkeeper.

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Police line

Search for gang who hospitalised staff at Kings Cross bar

Police are hunting a dozen men who hospitalised staff at a bar in Kings Cross.

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The woman was hit by a train at Finsbury Park Tube station. Picture: Stephen Moore

Woman in hospital after being hit by train at Finsbury Park station

A woman is being treated in hospital after being hit by a train at Finsbury Park station.

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Jeff Emmanuel was given a 17-month sentence suspended for two years

Pair deny Tottenham murder of Polish builder from Finsbury Park

Two men accused of killing a Polish builder whose body was found in undergrowth in Tottenham have denied murder.

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Ky-Shan Muir, 18, known as

Thug threatened party goers with “Rambo” knife on Holloway estate

A violent thug who rapped about robbing and stabbing people at parties has been jailed for four years for his part in a disturbance at a Holloway estate.

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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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