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Finsbury taxi driver crushed by building collapse was working to buy husband present

A taxi driver crushed to death by falling masonry only went out to work in “horrendous” weather to pay for her beloved husband’s birthday present.

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The Whittington Hospital in Archway (Picture: Steve Parsons)

Islington immunisations up 40 per cent in two years thanks to Whittington campaign

Children in borough are among the best vaccinated in the London after a targeted assault on inoculations by Whittington Health.

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Freightliners farm wants your vote Pic: Dieter Perry

Holloway’s animal farm bids for £50,000 bonanza

A much-loved urban animal centre is in the running for a £50,000 cash bonanza.

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The Emirates Stadium will host the UK's biggest ever learning disability conference

Country’s biggest ever learning disability conference heads to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium

The UK’s biggest ever conference for people with autism and learning difficulties is heading to the Emirates Stadium.

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Xavier Stuart-Samaroo, ten, achieves an A in his GCSEs on maths.

Holloway 10-year-old disappointed at not getting GCSE star marks

But Xavier still earns A in maths... and he’s back in class

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Park Theatre

Finsbury Park theatre and Highbury gallery among best Victoria Line attractions

Two of the borough’s best-loved centres of art are among a select group of tourist attractions included in a new map encouraging Londoners to explore the city.

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Archway Tower's flats are set to go ahead even if the Goverment reverse their decision

Government admits blunder in Islington’s office to flat fight

A blunder by the Government could help the town hall land a decisive blow against controversial new office to flat conversion rules.

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Revellers flood the streets around Finsbury Park at illegal rave - photo by Jono Kenyon

Finsbury Park to close early in the wake of violent “block party”

Finsbury Park will be closing its gates earlier in the wake of a “block party” which ended with a police officer being taken to hospital.

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The Met is cracking down on homeless people and beggars (PA)

Homeless people and beggars targeted in tough crackdown by Met

Homeless people and beggars in six London boroughs will be targeted by police today in a “robust” operation focussed on “disrupting and deterring rough sleeping.”

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Flare toting Besiktas fans in Holloway Road

Video: Three Besiktas fans arrested during Arsenal Champions League clash

Three Besiktas fans were arrested last night as the away supporters marched through the borough with flares prior to Arsenal’s Champions League clash with the Turkish side.

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Malcolm Levy, of Alwyne Estates, is upset at Islington council as they are not allowed to use the public charging points for their electric car.

Islington Council ‘stopping us going green’ says Highbury businessman

Environmentally-friendly businesses are not getting enough support from Islington Council, an estate agent has claimed.

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Pensioners and Holloway Post Office staff demonstrate to save the branch Pic: Isabel Infantes

Closure of Holloway Post Office ‘dark day’ – town hall

The decision to close a Crown post office and move it’s services into a coffee shop have been slammed as a “dark day” by the town hall.

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Finsbury Park Mosque

HSBC hints money-laundering scandal behind Finsbury Park Mosque account closure rubbished

Claims a money-laundering scandal led to HSBC closing Finsbury Park Mosque’s bank account have been rubbished this week.

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Ashley Fagan was warned he may face jail.

Upper Street axe feud was fight between rival gangs

An axe fight that left a teenager’s hand hanging from his wrist, was a spat between members of two rival gangs, a court was told.

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Kirsty Aston, 6, with Pc Phil Clark at the open day in June. Pic:Tony Gay

Crime-busting tips and helmet-wearing opportunities at Islington Police open day

Crime-busting tips and the chance to wear a helmet are two of the big attractions at a police open day next month.

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Anthony John Kenny, 25

Police hunt one-eared man in connection with Newington Green attack

A man with no left ear and “North London” tattooed on his hand is wanted by police in connection with a vicious attack in Newington Green.

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Mr Kozbar claims he was worried about

Boss of Finsbury Park mosque hits back at imprisonment claims

The boss of Finsbury Park Mosque has hit back at claims he imprisoned a journalist for asking awkward questions.

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Exhibit B - photo by Sofie Knijff

1,000 sign petition to cancel ‘racist’ exhibition at Barbican

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition to cancel a “racist” exhibition due to be displayed at the Barbican.

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More than £10million has been raised in 3 months from selling Islington Ccouncil properties

More than £10million raised in 3 months selling off Islington Council house sales - but cash could disappear down ‘black hole’

More than £10million has been raised in just three months selling off Islington Council homes - but the lion’s share could disappear into a Government “black hole”.

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Calvin Mersereau

Holloway boy, 10, with rare genetic disorder given charity cash boost

A ten-year-old boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder has been given a vital cash boost from a charity.

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Battle Bridge will celebrate King's Cross's rich Roman history

Fighting gladiators and ancient haircuts at celebration of King’s Cross’s Roman history

Fighting gladiators, ancient treasures and 1000 year old hairstyles hit King’s Cross this weekend in a celebration of the area’s rich Roman history.

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Aerial view of proposed Bishopsgate development

Super-rich properties will kill Tech City say Shoreditch entrepreneurs

A “ghetto of super-rich and overseas investors” will be created if an £800million plan for 1,500 flats goes ahead, according to a Tech City petition.

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Michelin-star chef Alfred Prasad cooks with volunteers at FoodCycle

Top Chef rustles up meal from Islington’s rubbish

A Michelin-star chef joined volunteers to use wasted food to cook up a delicious meal for vulnerable people.

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The Black Beret protesting outside  Islington Town Hall

Parking vigilante who targeted Islington council hangs up his cape

A masked crusader who spent years fighting for downtrodden motorists is finally hanging up his cape.

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Former Trust Meat factory in Camden Road

Safety investigation follows Holloway families’ fears over asbestos

Families are fearing for their health over concerns of “irresponsible” disposal of asbestos at a building site in Holloway.

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Dick Whittington's cat will call up passing pedestrians

Dick Whittington statue starts chatting to strangers in Archway

Two statues are set to come to life this week as part of a year-long celebration of London’s history.

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Children enjoyed a fun fair at the Partners Fun Day

Sun shines on Highbury fun day

More than 500 youngsters came out to enjoy the sun at a special fun day in Highbury.

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Archway Tower's flats are set to go ahead even if the Goverment reverse their decision

Facelift for infamous Archway Tower defeats town hall opposition

The controversial recladding of an often derided Islington landmark has been given the go-ahead despite plans not reducing the building’s infamous wind blight.

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Ali Gunes at work in Conisbee

Young engineer scoops prestigious Finsbury placement

An engineering student has secured a traineeship at an award-winning design firm.

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Residents say visitors to XOXO often cause trouble

Policeman left in fear of violent women at Islington nightspot

A mass brawl in which girls allegedly punched and kicked each other before intimidating a police officer has led to a club’s hours being slashed.

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Peter Owen

Islington Labour candidate kicked out of national party – council deny knowledge

A Labour election hopeful has been booted out of the national party after allegations of inappropriate conduct.

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Pupils at St Mary Magdalene open their results. By Max Hodgkinson

GCSE results: St Mary Magdalene Academy buck English trend and hit high grades

Nearly a quarter of grades at St Mary Magdalene Academy were A* to A grades this year as the school also excelled in languages and Science.

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Maria Andreou, 82

Found: Pensioner with dementia, 82, who went missing from Highbury in bare feet

An 82-year woman who went missing in bare feet in the early hours of Wednesday morning has been found safe and well.

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Maria Andreou, 82

Fears grow for pensioner with dementia, 82, who went missing from Highbury in bare feet

Fears are growing for the safety of an 82-year woman who went missing in bare feet in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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St Aloysius' College boys celebrating their GCSEs with Cllrs Richard Watts (right) and Joe Caluori (left)

GCSE results: 60 per cent hit benchmark, drop of 3 per cent, but comparisons difficult say Islington Council

Pupils the length and breadth of Islington are celebrating their GCSE results today.

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Highbury Grove pupils jump for joy celebrating A and A* grades in their GCSEs

GCSE results: Pupils at Highbury Grove cock-a-hoop over grades

Cock-a-hoop youngsters were celebrating some top notch GCSE results at Highbury Grove.

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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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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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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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