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Camden Passage neighbours have urged Islington Council to stop the “dismemberment” of the famous antiques street – after an upmarket deli called “Le Coq Epicier” applied to sell wine.

Council tenants in Finsbury were facing rents hikes as the council was forced to make up a £23,000 deficiency in its coffers.

The Islington Centre for Refugees and Migrants has turned 20. The Gazette hears how it has helped people on the brink – as well as surviving the brink itself.

A man convicted of a grisly Islington double murder claimed he was being punished for continuing to claim his innocence.

As London Metropolitan University plans a multi-million overhaul of its campus, the Gazette learns about 121 years of history in Holloway Road.

Islington North’s Conservative candidate for the next general election was announced.

A police officer fell 60ft from a roof – and survived.

This week in 1957, William Davies, of Caledonian Road, was fined £2 for selling washing powder on a Sunday.

Jacqueline Czelny thinks Clerkenwell has been ‘land grabbed’ by developers only interested in a quick buck. She is fighting back against ‘£3 coffee culture’ by leading a new tenants and residents’ association.

Upper Street’s Hope and Anchor is legendary to music fans thanks to its enviable gig roster in the ’70s and ’80s. The Gazette swung by to find out why it was a stepping stone for so many famous bands.

Knives, catapults, billiard balls and even CS gas cartridges were among the weapons confiscated by police at Arsenal’s Highbury Stadium.

Finsbury Library in St John Street is a hub: for kids, history buffs and journalists to name a few. Five decades after it opened, the Gazette finds out why it is still important.

The people of Upper Holloway and Archway said goodbye to the “little old lady who was always smiling”.

The Duke of Edinburgh met his “brother” when he visited an ancient Clerkenwell almshouse today, jokingly telling his sibling: “you look starved”.

A mystery virus killed seven elderly care home residents in the space of a month.

A contractor who fell 40ft from a church roof collapsed at an inquest – after he was brought from hospital to give evidence.

A Pentonville Prison officer feared the Caledonian Road jail was “on the brink”.

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.

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