Yesterday, 17:22

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.

Saturday’s eighth annual Whitecross Street Party was hailed as the “best ever”.

An annual Arsenal photo exhibition transported old-school Gooners back to life before the Emirates. The Gazette caught up with organiser John Clubb, and features some of the best photos from years gone by.

A jilted lover who clubbed his rival 13 times on the head with a claw hammer was jailed for five years at the Old Bailey.

A docker was remanded in custody after he was caught breaking into a shop. And his pain was made even worse when he realised he had broken into the wrong one.

Archway’s makeover shows no sign of slowing after plans were unveiled for a 20-floor block on the old Whittington Hospital site.

A man is searching for the long-lost pals he grew up with in Clerkenwell during the war.

Since 1977 an Islington charity has run a mentoring service for children in need of support – now it wants to hear from anyone who has benefited from it.

Wireless Festival wasn’t the only all-day party in Finsbury Park yesterday.

Building worker Paul Reilly, 20, was acquitted by a jury of manslaughter at the end of a three-week trial.

Do you know what an Italian sagra is? There’s no need to book a flight to Italy, because you can go to one right here in Islington.

The town hall is documenting Islington’s rich LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, trans) history with a new archive.

Not many people still have a legacy 500 years after they die. But thanks to his generous will, Richard Cloudesley does. The Gazette learns about five centuries of an Islington charity founded in his name.

A Hornsey Rise man died after accidentally swallowing a meat bone while he was enjoying a meal.

Emergency services were attacked by yobs as they tackled a massive factory fire.

Spooky shells of two Underground stations survive to this day in Islington.

The Stapleton Tavern was transported back to the 1770s on Saturday – and now the area has a new mayor (sort of) to show for its efforts. The Gazette found out how a badge in the V&A and a mysterious Sir Thomas Legg led to this moment.

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.

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