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Vandals threw a brick through the window of the Archway charity shop

Vandals throw brick through Archway charity shop window days before grand reopening

Vandals threw a brick through a charity shop window just days before it was due to hold a grand reopening to celebrate its extensive refurbishments.

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Parkside estate summer pop-up choir: Esther Golley, Caitlin Wallace, Christopher Woodhouse, Kim Seongsil, Mike Power, Sharla Spence, Anna Bent, Nina Temple, Simon Bent, Tom Watson, Eileen Carnell, Claudia Graham, Carina Wrapson, Lizzy Muggeridge, Carol Grimes (musical director) and Dan Moriyama (pianist)

Pop up choir sing for hundreds of people in Caledonian Park

A pop-up choir sang for hundreds of their neighbours in Caledonian Park.

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Canonbury singer nominated in Unsigned Music Awards

A city worker turned singer songwriter has beaten thousands of other acts to be named in the UK’s top ten unsigned female artists.

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Yoga flash mob in St John's Square, Clerkenwell: Photo, Mike Usiskin

Yoga flash mob takes over Clerkenwell

Yogis in the borough reclaimed the streets of Clerkenwell on Friday.

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Sisters Rajveen (left) and Harleen Takhar

Islington sisters nominated for prestigious business award

Two sisters who set up an online clothing business together have been nominated for a prestigious industry award.

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The Cally Festival took place on Sunday as part of a festive weekend across Islington

Thousands attend fourth annual Cally Festival

Thousands of people poured out onto Caledonian Road to join in with the festivities of an annual event.

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The human fruit machine at the Arlington Summer Fete

Islington summer fete raises almost £4,000 for charity

Hundreds of people stepped out into the sunshine to enjoy an annual summer event which raised almost £4,000 for charity.

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Holloway Neighbourhood Group's cheif executive, Lucy Bingham, celebrated the Stress Project's 20th anniversary

Holloway mental health project celebrates 20 years of supporting the community

A community mental health project celebrated its 20th anniversary this week with an evening of merriment and special guests.

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The boating lake at Finsbury Park, which kept its Green Flag award this year.

Finsbury Park fun day a chance to get to know your neighbours

Try out a host of activities and get to know your neighbours during a free afternoon of fun in Finsbury Park.

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TfL staff show their support with a rainbow zebra crossing

Rainbow crossing placed outside Arsenal Tube in support of anti-homophobia campaign

A rainbow zebra crossing has appeared outside Arsenal Tube station to support a national anti-homophobia football campaign.

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Tony Benn at home in Holland Park in 2008. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Islington gets exclusive first look at new Tony Benn film

An exclusive screening of an award-winning film telling the story of eminent politician Tony Benn will be played in Islington before it hits screens across the country.

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Moorfields Eye Hospital

Genetic link to blindness discovered by Islington doctor

A genetic link to blindness has been discovered by a group of scientists including a Finsbury consultant.

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Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally in Hyde Park

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn warns Parliament against military action in the Middle East

Joining the US in air strikes against jihadist group Isil would be a mistake, Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn warned Parliament yesterday.

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An artist's impression of what the new academy will look like

Primary school academy set to open in King’s Cross

Admissions for a primary academy school at the heart of a multi-billion pound development in King’s Cross have been opened for applications.

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The 7-storey clock tower offers magnificent views over London

Residents asked their opinion on Cally clock tower renovation

An audacious plan to renovate and reopen an historic clock tower has been put to the public for their opinions.

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The Passport Office has targeted parts of Hackney and Islington

Hackney and Islington postcodes targeted by Passport Office for ‘additional checks’

A hundred postcode districts across the country have been highlighted by the Passport Office as areas to prioritise for fraud investigations - nearly a quarter of which are in Hackney and Islington.

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Leo Andrade with her sons Joshua (left) and Stephen.

Holloway Mum’s plea to save autistic son locked up in mental hospital hours from home

A mother whose severely autistic son is being detained in a mental hospital more than 60 miles away has issued a plea to let him come home.

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The Auld Triangle Pub, Google

Finsbury Park pub’s bid to extend licence a ‘joke’, say neighbours

A pub’s bid to have its alcohol licence extended into the early hours has been branded a “joke” by families living nearby.

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Forensics officers at the scene in Shepperton Road Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Islington knifeman was killed by two bullets from same officer

A man who was killed by police in Islington on Friday was hit by two bullets fired by the same officer.

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Clerkenwell fire station

Last chance to comment on future of Clerkenwell Fire Station

The chance to have your say on the future of Clerkenwell’s 140-year-old fire station will end on Sunday.

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Paul Johnston and Andy Daniel married in the Rover Return on the former Coronation Street set

Islington couple celebrate their Coronation Street wedding

Legendary soap Coronation Street has had its fair share of weddings over the years and it saw its first legal ceremony as an Islington couple said their “I do’s” inside the Rovers Return on Monday.

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Mary Portas and Save the Children chief executive Justin Forsyth at the opening of her new shop on Upper Street

Mary Portas opens new Save the Children shop in Islington

The queen of shops Mary Portas has opened her new store in Islington.

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Serving school dinners.

Free school meals roll out will save Islington Council £700,000

The town hall’s budget will be £700,000 lighter thanks to a government move to fund free-school meals in Primary Schools.

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Ex England and Arsenal Ladies captain Faye White

Former Arsenal captain joins celebrations for community sports scheme

The former England and Arsenal women’s football captain joined young people to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a community sports scheme in Islington.

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Rebecca Stretch

Holloway woman reports back from Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone

A Holloway woman risking her life in west Africa to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus has reported back from the front line.

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Jazz Mino (centre) played with her band, Harriet Jospeh on violin and Katt Newlon on cello

UK’s biggest street music search ends with grand final

Talented musicians from Hackney and Islington made the grand final of the biggest busking competition in the country on Sunday.

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The agent says the property would 'make an ideal pied-a-terre' (Picture: Zoopla)

Tiny flat with bed on a shelf above the kitchen goes on sale in Barnsbury for £275,000

A miniscule flat with a shelf for a bed on sale for £275,000 is the latest example of Islington’s astronomical house prices.

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Drug dealer Nicola Gibbs, has six months to pay the outstanding £19,814

Police confiscate more than £100,000 from Finsbury Park cocaine dealer

A cocaine dealer who is serving a six-year jail sentence has had £111,000 confiscated by police under the proceeds of crime act.

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The Angel Canal Festival

In Pictures: Angel Canal Festival

The sun shone brightly over Regent’s Canal for a one day waterway festival yesterday.

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Highbury Station's 1872 facade

Transport chiefs back Highbury and Islington station restoration plan - if someone else pays

Transport chiefs have agreed to consider redeveloping the facade of Highbury and Islington station – but only if someone else pays for it.

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Photographer Claudia Janke’s Packing up Packington exhibition to open tomorrow

An international photographer will be showcasing her new exhibition which highlights the human story of urban regeneration in an Islington estate.

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John Deboo of St Mary Magdalene Academy receiving his free fruit with Francesco Puglisi from Budgens of Islington

Free fruit for Islington school children

School children in the borough can get free fruit on the way to school as part of a promotion from Budgens to get kids eating healthily.

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Business Design Centre team complete Angel2Angel cycle ride

Islington conference centre staff raise £30,000 in six day cycle

A team of fundraisers from an Islington conference centre raised nearly £30,000 for charity by cycling 375 miles in six days.

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George Smith (in white) is presented with a football trophy by fellow blind veteran Ian Fraser

Highbury’s blind footballing veteran remembered

The “indomitable spirit” of a Highbury soldier who captained the first British blind football team after being injured in the First World War has been commended.

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Big Busk finalist, 15-year-old Maya Delilah, from Islington

15-year-old Islington singer songwriter in grand final of Big Busk competition

A five month search for fresh musical talent will reach its climax this weekend as 18 acts take to the stage for the grand final of a busking competition.

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Police want to speak to this man in connection with the attempted robbery in Archway

Police hunt thug who grabbed female by throat in Archway

Customer came to aid of shop worker who was on her own at time of attack

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Cllr James Murray outside the property in Holloway Road where Islington Council  has made prohibition orders on 19 undersized flats

Action over 19 tiny flats found in single Holloway building

A building in Holloway has been hit with an order to stop 19 tiny bedsits inside it from being rented out.

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Police at the scene in Shepperton Road Pic: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Man shot dead by police in Islington allegedly breached restraining order and threatened woman’s life

A man who was shot dead by police last night had threatened to kill a woman and a police officer, the Gazette understands.

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Local Elections See all

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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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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