Islington Bangladesh Association celebrated its 35th anniversary yesterday. The Gazette learns why it’s still going strong – after the charity helped to unite what had been a divided community in the 1980s.

Nominations are in for naming the new Archway town centre – and Squarey McSquareface is officially off the cards.

A Holloway tenant managed to get a reduction of her “absolutely shocking” rent at a tribunal.

Angry parents slammed school chiefs over a hole in a fence which led a 13-year-old boy to his death.

A campaign to build a statue of Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst in Islington’s “most radical street” looks to have succeeded.

Islington was a very different place when Ben Sclaire opened what is now the Great Health Clinic in Essex Road.

A Caxton House Community Centre day out ended in tragedy when one of its members was killed on the way back from Brighton.

A shopping trip turned into tragedy after a toddler was crushed to death by a bus in Essex Road.

Everyone knows Richard “Dickie” Bull in Barnsbury, after all, he’s been going in and out of their homes for 40 years now.

A two-year-old girl was killed after a pipe fell from a house in Offord Road, Barnsbury.

Islington’s Union Chapel has become a legendary concert venue after 25 years of shows in Compton Terrace. Surprisingly, however, it has suffered numerous setbacks along the way. Ahead of its anniversary concert next week, the Gazette asks how it became so revered.

As we revealed last week, Islington’s famous Angel Canal Festival has been saved from closure. And organiser Beryl Windsor was able to enjoy Sunday’s 31st annual event knowing its future is secure. As usual, hundreds turned up – here are some of our photographer’s best snaps.

One of Islington’s hidden shopping gems is closing next month after 30 years.

Neighbours were trying to ban music shows in Finsbury Park, claiming recent events had ruined their summer.

Islington’s famous annual Angel Canal Festival – which organisers feared would end for good after Sunday’s celebration – is saved, the Gazette can reveal.

If Finsbury Park held a music festival with all the acts to have performed in the N4 postcode area, it would be the greatest gig of all time.

Policemen were called “angels” by a 75-year-old woman accused of being drunk in Seven Sisters Road.

People have a few more days to suggest a name for Archway’s new town centre.

A police suspect told an Old Bailey jury he was brutally beaten by a truncheon-wielding cop.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

He never played for Arsenal, but Alex Morgan – the ‘singing policeman’ – is remembered by Gooners to this day. After he recently died aged 88, son Patrick recalls his legendary dad with the Gazette.

A Cally landlord accused his tenants of being “too lazy” to tend to their gardens.

It’s divided opinion, but the pedestrianised Archway town centre is officially here to stay.

“Reckless” Arsenal fans were criticised after climbing onto the top of Highbury’s North Bank stand to watch the first game of the 1987/88 season.

Theatre historian Matthew Neil introduces the Gazette to Nelly Power – the “forgotten” Victorian music hall, burlesque and panto star whose name will soon be familiar to anyone walking past 97 Southgate Road.

A cinema-goer who pulled a knife on a member of staff was subdued – by a torch.

Islington Council has today started consulting on its draft plan for the future of the Holloway Prison site.

TV personality Janet Street-Porter was pleading with Islington Council to move a lamp-post – so she didn’t miss out on her beauty sleep.

A man is trying to track down the stranger who saved his life 54 years ago when he was drowning in the Finsbury Park boating pond.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Modern day football gripe, number 2,376. Premier League clubs having preposterous kit launches at the start of every season.

Outside Finsbury Park Post Office on a Saturday morning, a group of union activists are campaigning. They are asking people to make a pledge. A pledge not to buy stationery.

A policeman who tried to raid an Upper Holloway club was told: “Get back in the queue. I will serve you as quick as I can.”

Islington was turning into “yuppie” land, councillors claimed.

In 1970, the King’s Head became London’s first theatre pub since Shakespeare’s time – putting Upper Street on the map long before all the fancy restaurants came along. As plans are revealed for the theatre to move, the Gazette looks back at its history so far.

The King’s Head Theatre will move out of its Upper Street pub home and into a purpose-built space in the £400million Islington Square development next year.

Four men were busted for gambling on the steps of the Archway Tavern.

An organised group of squatters took over 10 empty Islington Council flats in Upper Holloway.

Posting a letter in 1927 was the equivalent of using Whatsapp today. It was instant messaging, early 20th century style.

Chapel Market institution M. Manze is to shut after 106 years in Islington.

A Finsbury Park woman who faced a court hearing over rent owed to her landlord took her own life, an inquest heard.

Islington Council’s Social Democrat opposition attacked Labour after it emerged the town hall had been taking in traveller families in the winter.

When three mums set up the Essex Road Pre-School in an old launderette next to the Marquess Estate in 1977, they didn’t expect it to be going strong 40 years later.

Holloway police station could face the axe amid £400m cost-cutting plans for the Met.

Shoreditch police station could face the axe amid £400million cost-cutting plans for the Met.

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