Yesterday, 09:15

A teenager from Holloway was jailed after he refused to sign up for National Service.

Rents were set to rocket for Islington Council’s 40,000 tenants after the Conservative election victory.

It’s been defaced with 127 years’ worth of graffiti and suffers chronic flatulance. But the organ at St Thomas the Apostle Church is one of Islington’s most precious artefacts.

A man suffered racial abuse and was brutally beaten after pub customers took badly to his karaoke in a Caledonian Road pub.

Record store owner Graham Umbo tells the Gazette about the good old days when musicians would pop into his shop – and how the Indian restaurant that replaced it kept getting records in the post.

A young family had to flee their flat after it started falling apart – while they were inside.

A homeowner evicted his 88-year-old lodger because she was making too much noise in the middle of the night.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the face, back of the head and chest after a riot erupted outside a Holloway youth club.

Angel Canal Festival needs fresh blood – or it could face closure.

Campaigners reckon they are being priced out of their fight against the “social cleansing” of Clerkenwell.

A former world flyweight boxing champion denied he assaulted a hotel receptionist, saying: “I was so drunk, I could not lift my arms to hit anybody.”

When Arsenal win a trophy, it’s tradition for thousands of Gooners to have a huge party in the streets of Islington. Back in the day, it would go ahead even if lost an FA Cup final. But after Sunday’s celebration had to be cancelled, the Gazette looks back on 87 years of town hall parades.

An 18-month-old toddler was burnt alive in his Finsbury Park home.

Think you’re an expert on Islington’s boozers? Well, pub fanatic Johnny Homer knows more. He’s written a book about the history of our most interesting watering holes.

The man who invented “the single most important contribution to the Industrial Revolution” has been honoured with a blue heritage plaque.

A pubgoer was jailed for four months after duping former Arsenal and Middlesex player Leslie Compton out of £20.

A distraught mum swore revenge on her son’s alleged killer in an Old Bailey courtroom, shouting: “I’m going to kill you for murdering my boy. You’re as good as dead.”

It’s a much-loved market that has served Holloway for decades, and it’s 25 years since it went indoors. This week, the Gazette visited the Nag’s Head to talk shop with traders.

Ken Friar’s 71-year (and counting) tie to Arsenal began with a mis-kicked football in the street. He tells the Gazette why working there is ‘not a job’.

A husband “went blank” and strangled his wife to death, a court heard.

Barnard Park sports pitch on a sunny evening last Wednesday. At one end, a group of mates play eight-a-side football using coats for goalposts. At the other end, a dad and his two kids play cricket. In the middle, a couple run widths of the pitch. This was 24 hours after Islington Council’s planning sub committee voted to get rid of it.

A furious mum blasted passers-by who stood and watched as her daughter was attacked.

Islington has lost its last free full-sized sports pitch.

Some 30 people left Islington to fight in the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. The Gazette visits Islington Museum to hear their stories.

Anxious parents feared for their children’s education after the headteacher of Highbury Grove School quit.

Guest writer Mike Durham takes the Gazette on a journey through the history of his musical family – who made concertinas in Holloway Road.

A Lambretta-riding councillor died at the age of 56.

The south of Islington has extraordinary heritage sites. But as more skyscrapers spring up, are these being ruined? The issue was again brought up on Thursday as the town hall approved a 28-storey tower.

On Monday, protesters and campaigners gathered at Clerkenwell Green for the May Day rally – as they have done since every year since 1890.

Underground bosses announced a £20million plan to make Angel a “super station”.

In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visit 308 Hobbies, which has been selling radio-controlled models in Holloway Road since 1946.

A 48-year-old woman kidnapped a two-year-old girl in Caledonian Road.

The chairman of Islington Veterans Association admitted he was disappointed that no Australian or New Zealander was present for yesterday’s Anzac Day remembrance.

“The Arsenal wants to knock down homes and expand its capacity by nearly a third. Most people in the community, even if they are fervent Gunners fans, don’t want to see homes demolished to make the people who own the Arsenal even richer. We can stop our community being wrecked if we begin a campaign now.”

A suitcase, believed to be carrying a bomb, was dumped outside Islington Labour headquarters – where Jeremy Corbyn had an office.

Veterans and dignitaries from Islington turned out to commemorate the Finsbury Rifles last night – 100 years on from their biggest loss of the First World War.

An Islington couple were given six-month prison terms – over the death of their four-year-old son.

A 70-year-old widow was raped in her Holloway flat.

St Mary’s, the mother church of Islington, needs to be renovated for the first time since the Blitz. The Gazette learns about the impact of that bomb.

A shoeless burglar crept into a man’s bedroom and took his trousers.

A century-old photo of Islington Cycling Club has provided some unlikely inspiration for the refurbishment of a shop in Hornsey Rise, writes David Child.

A Newington Green mum admitted torturing her six-year-old son.

Chapel Market is a true old-school Islington high street. But like it or not, the profile of its shops is slowly changing. The Gazette asks whether the traditional stores can survive as customers’ habits change.

A 70-year-old pensioner was fined 10 shillings after she admitted shoplifting from the Chapel Market branch of Woolworths.

Police officer and historian Darren O’Brien tells the story of the day in 1917 the Finsbury Rifles suffered their biggest loss during the First World War.

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