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Abandoning a major rail project after spending £3m would be a disaster today, let alone the ’50s. The Gazette finds how a Finsbury Park Tube extension failed.

Retiring school teachers often muse at how they’ve taught more than one generation of the same family. There’s a similar feeling with Highbury Fields Bandstand.

A Holloway man was among three suspects in a Hatton Garden burglary.

Campaigners have won their battle to stop Sainsbury’s opening a Local store in the old Highbury Vale police station.

The “conspicuous bravery” of an Upper Holloway sergeant in the First World War has been marked with a new memorial stone in Islington Green.

A mother received an official looking letter saying her son was gay and potentially had AIDS.

For its 110th anniversary, the 5th Islington Scouts are planning a book and exhibition. SAM GELDER got the leaders’ attention for a quick sneak peak.

A suspected knifeman hid his blade in a wasteground, Old Street Magistrates’ Court heard.

Headteachers at Highbury Grove and Highbury Fields Schools joined forces in a battle to save their sixth forms.

In the heart of Clerkenwell is a hidden palace. The Gazette went along as Charterhouse opened its doors for the first time in 660 years.

A magistrate told a crook who was hit over the head with a mallet: “That’s one of the occupational hazards of being a thief.”

For Gena Turgel, recounting her experience as a Holocaust survivor is the most painful – but necessary – thing to do.

Bogus bobbies with detailed knowledge of police operations were preying on vulnerable pensioners and fleecing them of cash.

As Chinese New Year festivities begin on Saturday, the Gazette speaks to Dr Stephen Ng, CEO of the award-winning Islington Chinese Association.

The Cally’s Westbourne Estate celebrated its 40th anniversary on Saturday. the Gazette hears how it was reclaimed from the hands of drug dealers.

A Barnsbury woman who made bullets in munitions factories during the war celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday.

A very different kind of matchday programme is doing the rounds at Emirates Stadium games this season. The Arsenal History Programme focuses on forgotten facts, and the Gazette speaks to its mastermind, Paul Matz.

Tenants trying to pay their rent were “hopping mad” after being locked out of Islington Council offices.

A 14-year-old girl needed 29 stitches after being attacked in a moment of “inhuman cruelty” – by her father.

You’ve probably walked past these buildings – and ignored them – dozens of times.

Police were hunting a knife-wielding gang of 15 youths who attacked and stabbed two men in Islington.

A hero postman was praised in court for chasing an attempted robber – even after he got on a bus.

“No one deserves a knighthood more than Sir Don McCullin.” That’s the view of Terry Silvester, a childhood friend of the legendary photographer, after he was named in the New Year Honours list on Saturday.

An Islington Council official disciplined for alleged racial harassment was paid £16,000 to “go quietly”.

Guest writer Bill Patey argues the case for a permanent memorial to the 73 people killed when a V2 landed on a Holloway pub on Boxing Day 1944.

Does this sound familiar? Just as in 2016, Islington Council ended 1956 fighting a Conservative government’s housing policies.

In 1963, The Beatles began a festive residency of Finsbury Park. We found it was an era when all the best bands played in Seven Sisters Road.

St Mary’s Church in Upper Street was finally restored – 16 years after it was wrecked by a Second World War bomb.

Doctors who sent a young mum home to die didn’t know she was suffering from a severe abdominal infection.

Behind the front door of an Islington townhouse, the sounds of a different age ring out. The Gazette hears how Jukebox London is bringing the past to life.

Celebrated film director and LGBT activist Derek Jarman was announced as an Islington people’s plaque winner today.

Parents worried about neighbour noise complaints covered their baby’s cot with a blanket – with tragic results.

Furious campaigners have lodged a formal complaint over the granting of £2million in Lottery cash to the Cally Park clock tower visitors’ centre.

Controversial plans to build a visitor’s centre at the foot of the Caledonian Park clock tower have won £2million in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Finsbury Park’s running track has endured a troubled recent history. But years of hard work mean our athletics clubs have an exciting future, the Gazette hears.

An Archway man who stole a policeman’s motorbike after a drinking session was chased by the bobbie’s colleague – and found hiding underneath a car.

A man’s attempt to fight a fire in his room went disastrously wrong as five people were forced to jump out of a window.

Jeremy Corbyn tonight said the Holloway Prison site is the “biggest opportunity” in his 33 years as MP to help solve Islington’s housing crisis.

When people think of Islington landmarks, the town hall is at the top of most lists. Built in 1922, the Gazette finds it has defined power in the borough ever since.

A 79-year-old man died trying to save his pet budgie from his blazing home.

Relatives of Islington soldiers killed in the Battle of the Somme unveiled a memorial plaque to mark the centenary of the conflict.

A shotgun attack at a Highbury Corner night spot left four people injured.

A Holloway postman who stole money sent from a bookmaker to winning punters was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

A row erupted after a “gay” wreath was laid at the Islington Green war memorial.

Remembrance isn’t just for November. After Sunday’s parade, James Morris reports on Islington Veterans Association’s year-round work.

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