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Finsbury Park: normally much more peaceful [Photograph by Panhard]

One stabbed and police officer’s face slashed at illegal pre-Notting Hill Carnival rave in Finsbury Park

A pre-Notting Hill Carnival ‘block party’ in Finsbury Park turned nasty on Wednesday night when a teenager was stabbed and a police officer was slashed in the face.

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Students from City of London Academy Islington celebrate last year's results

GSCE results: Live coverage as pupils across Islington find out their grades

Pupils across Islington find out if they made the grade in their GCSE results today.

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Students of City of London Academy Islington celebrating their GCSE results on Thursday 21 August 2014. Picture by Tolga Akmen.

GCSE results: Bumper results for transformed City of London Academy , Islington

An Islington academy has celebrated a bumper year of exam results for the second year running.

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Students of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School celebrating their GCSE results on Thursday 21 August 2014.

GCSE results: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson maintains high results

Glowing GCSE results above the national average were maintained at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington.

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Highbury Fields high achievers Tanjina Uddin, Anjuma Uddin, Lola May, Billie Sophoclides and Olivia Smith

GSCE results: Blockbusting English grades for Highbury Fields School

An impressive set of results at Highbury Fields school saw 95 per cent of girls score A* to C in the crucial subject English Language.

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Pupils at Central Foundation Boy's School with their record breaking results

GCSE results: Central Foundation Boys’ School trump last years record-breaking grades

Students at Central Foundation Boys’ School have topped last year’s remarkable results with 84 per cent of pupils at the school achieving five A* to C grades with maths and English.

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Georgia Stephenson and Calvin Francis, head boy and girl at Islington Arts and Media School

GCSE results: Islington Arts and Media School students score top grades in core subjects

Pupils at Islington Arts and Media School were delighted with their results today as the school scored impressive grades in the core subjects.

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Maria Andreou, 82

Missing Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferer last seen in Highbury

Police are growing concerned over the wellbeing of an Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferer who was last seen in Highbury.

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Gaza rally at Finsbury Park on Saturday

Islington shows support for Gaza with Finsbury Park protest

Hundreds of protestors were in Finsbury Park on Saturday to show their anger at Israel’s attacks on Gaza.

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Patrons of the Admiral Mann show their support for the boozer

Campaign to save much-loved Holloway boozer

Loyal punters have pledged to fight hard to save their much-loved watering hole which is in danger of closing after 133 years.

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Will young visits LGTB+ youngsters

Will Young visits LGBT youngsters in Hackney for Holloway charity

Will Young visited members of a Hackney youth group to show his support for lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer youngsters.

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Police want to speak to this man after a theft in which a man posed as a courier

Cheeky thief poses as courier in Finsbury and makes off with £3,000 photography gear

A cheeky thief who posed as a courier to steal £3,000 worth of photographic equipment is being hunted by police.

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Lillian Ladele Pic: Johnny Green/PA

Human rights watchdog calls for evidence after Islington registrar refuses same sex unions

A human rights watchdog has called for evidence about religion in the workplace after a Christian registrar was disciplined by Islington Council for refusing to conduct gay civil partnerships.

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Have you seen this man?

Thug hunted after cowardly late night Islington assault

A thug who was part of a gang that punched and kicked two men outside a popular Islington night spot in being hunted by police.

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Kim Thamh Chiem, 38, was jailed for burglary

Islington police search for burglar who breached parole

A burglar who has breached parole is wanted by police to put back behind bars.

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Great Britain's Desiree Henry crosses the line to win the women's 4x100m relay final during day six of the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich. By Adam Davy/ PA

Islington teenager Desirèe Henry wins European gold in 4X100m

A teenage Islington sprinter has helped Great Britain to it’s greatest ever European Championships medal haul.

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The Honourable Artillery Company fire a 21-Gun twilight salute at the Tower of London as part of the commemorative events marking the outbreak of the First World War.  Pic: Jackie Pringle

Twilight 21 gun salute fired by Finsbury regiment marks outbreak of WWI

A special 21-gun salute was held by Islington’s Honourable Artillery Company to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.

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The flats above Waitrose, in St John Street

Probe ordered into luxury Finsbury flats ‘used as a hotel’

A probe has been launched into luxury flats allegedly being let to wealthy businesses without permission.

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Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Battersea Dogs Home founder wins vote for this year’s Islington people’s plaques

The founder of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, a historic synagogue and a beloved children’s author are set to be immortalised on the borough’s streets.

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Ella and her mother, Elly Chapple.

Pink pedallers beat Hurricane Bertha to raise £12,000 for Finsbury eye charity

Twenty riders clad in baby-pink lycra braved the elements to raise nearly £12,000 for Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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Delphine Reynaud, left, and Karine Duverneuil who own French boutique Hexagone in Camden Passage.

Best of French puts Camden Passage store among Islington’s favourites

Unique gallic boutique blazing a trail among London’s independent shops

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Staff from Royal Mail Group, Post Office Ltd and the British Postal Museum & Archive observe a two minute silence, 4 Aug 2014 ©BPMA

Postal staff remember WW1 dead at Clerkenwell Mount Pleasant memorial

Thousands of postal workers who died in the First World War were remembered in Clerkenwell – 100 years after the conflict began.

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Arsenal footballer Tomas Rosicky with charity members at the Emirates Stadium

Arsenal score for charity

A charity helping vulnerable youngsters is celebrating a £25,000 cash windfall following Arsenal’s Community Shield victory.

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Protesters outside HSBC

Hundreds protest outside HSBC in anger at Finsbury Park Mosque account closure

Around 300 worshippers from Finsbury Park Mosque staged a protest outside HSBC this afternoon in anger at the bank’s decision to close their account.

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Natu Hadish (BBC) and Jamie Nee (BCD) collect their results at St Aloysius College

A-level results: Results on the up at improving St Aloysius sixth form

Staff at St Aloysius College in Archway are hoping that some stand out results this year will help encourage students to stay at the school for sixth form after their GCSEs.

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The House of Wolf account has been hacked

Posh restaurant House of Wolf has Twitter and website hacked by ex-employee

The website and Twitter account of posh Islington restaurant and bar House of Wolf was hacked by what appears to be an ex-employee with an axe to grind over not being paid.

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Nadejah Williams

Charity launch party remembering cancer victim denied life-saving treatment

A charity started by a tragic young cancer victim, who died after being denied potentially life-saving treatment, will be launched five months after her death.

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Children enjoying Play Day 2014

Hundreds of children enjoy Holloway playtime adventure

About 1,800 people turned up to a free play day.

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Mike Power at London Triathlon

Holloway granddad raises £7,000 for Gaza children in father’s memory

Mike Power never knew his father who died before he was born in the Second World War

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Hosanna Makanda, 20, who moved to the UK from Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011 and achieved A*AAB

A-level results: City and Islington College student from war-torn Congo to study law

Hundreds of students were celebrating at City and Islington College this morning as they matched last year’s impressive 98 per cent pass rate.

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The document propose as series of dramatic, cash-saving cuts

Confusion surrounds leaked Islington Council document proposing a swathe of dramatic cuts

Confusion surrounds a leaked document which details a swathe of potential closures across Islington – including half the borough’s libraries, a swimming pool and a much-loved ecology centre.

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Dilan Ciftci (left) and Sevilay Korkmaz

Screams of joy as Highbury Fields girls hit the high grades

Screams of delight echoed round the corridors of Highbury Fields schools as the girls scored a 100 per cent pass rate.

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Highbury Grove A-level students celebrate with the Mayor of Islington Cllr Teresa Debono

A-level results: Highbury Grove get higher than 99 per cent pass rate

Students at Highbury Grove School did themselves proud achieving an estimated A-level pass rate of the more than 99 per cent.

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Students at Highbury Grove celebrate their results last year.

A-level results: Students across Islington eagerly await results

Students across the borough are collecting their A-level results this morning.

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Cllr Caroline Russell:

No improvement in Islington’s child obesity levels

Crucial targets to tackle childhood obesity – a serious health risk which affects more than one in five youngsters – have been missed, according to a town hall report.

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Nawal Msaad has been acquitted Photo: John Stillwell

Video: Holloway student who stashed €20,000 in condom cleared of funding terrorists in Syria

Nawal Msaad, 27, posted song on YouTube as part of campaign over innocence

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Joe Meek in his Holloway Road studio in 1966. Pic: David Peters

Islington’s rich pop history celebrated in new series of podcasts

The rich history of popular music in Islington is celebrated in new series of podcasts.

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Councillor Terry Stacy, leader of Islington Liberal Democrats

Islington Council faces lack of scrutiny, warns beaten Lib Dem leader

The leader of Islington’s former Liberal Democrat opposition has said Labour can no longer be held to account after his party was wiped out in last Thursday’s election.

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