Yesterday, 14:12

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.

When Mike Prout discovered a stained, fragile copy of the Gazette down the side of an old chair, he rang up to find out if we wanted it.

Google the phrase “culture in Archway” and you will be directed to websites about arches in Chinese and Moorish culture, but next to nothing about Islington’s most maligned neighbourhood.

When George Osborne announced the closure of Holloway Prison a year ago, many people darkly muttered three words: ‘Expensive luxury flats.’ But it doesn’t have to be this way, community campaigners told James Morris.

Given Islington’s radical history, it’s no surprise rebels once plotted to overthrow the elites from a Clerkenwell park. James Morris looks at the Spa Fields riots 200 years ago.

Chapel Market without a pie and mash shop is not Chapel Market!

A Battle of the Somme memorial leads Islington’s Remembrance events this month.

Islington’s Black History Month celebrations concluded in style with a bash at a hospital.

Parents rounded on “dictators” who planned to move their children to different schools.

For 40 years, Quality Fish Bar has been a staple of Finsbury Park. Owner Tony Harmanda tells James Morris: ‘I wish I could’ve frozen the things I’ve seen...’

A squatter forced a family to flee in terror from the Barnsbury Estate.

A woman took a bite of a cheese roll – and found a broken razor blade embedded in it.

Newington Green Unitarian Church is in desperate need of repair. Nothing unusual there. What sets it apart, finds James Morris, are the 300 years of radical history witnessed by its crumbling walls.

Archeologists have incredibly discovered remains of up to 2,000 people dating back to the 16th century at a Finsbury building site, the Gazette can today reveal.

A 63-year-old newsagent scared off two soldiers who were allegedly trying to rob her at gunpoint.

It may not be the most attractive building, but 55-61 Brewery Road in Holloway is still home to 300 worshippers at York Way Masjid. With demolition on the cards, director Mukhtar Osman asks James Morris: ‘Where else is there?’

The Old Red Lion is Islington’s oldest pub – and possibly London’s, too. From cow dung to sword duels, James Morris delves into its 601-year history.

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