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<![CDATA[News]]> http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk Fri, 26 May 2017 18:54:53 +0100 <![CDATA[Islington headteachers slam funding cuts to education on day of ‘big assembly’ park protests]]> /news/education/islington-headteachers-slam-funding-cuts-to-education-on-day-of-big-assembly-park-protests-1-5037286

An army of 51 headteachers from schools across Islington have slammed funding cuts to education on an afternoon in which families came in their droves to the borough’s parks for the nationwide ‘big assembly’.

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1.5037286 Fri, 26 May 2017 18:54:53 +0100
<![CDATA[Business of the week: Piebury Corner’s long-awaited opening in King’s Cross]]> /news/business-of-the-week-piebury-corner-s-long-awaited-opening-in-king-s-cross-1-5037026

It was the most anticipated Caledonian Road shop opening in a generation.

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1.5037026 Fri, 26 May 2017 16:56:35 +0100
<![CDATA[How Clerkenwell and Islington’s pubs are changing with the times]]> /news/heritage/how-clerkenwell-and-islington-s-pubs-are-changing-with-the-times-1-5036837

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.

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1.5036837 Fri, 26 May 2017 15:58:55 +0100
<![CDATA[London Met student given 15 years for planting bomb on Tube]]> /news/crime-court/london-met-student-given-15-years-for-planting-bomb-on-tube-1-5036277

A London Metropolitan University student has been jailed for 15 years for planting a home-made bomb on a busy Tube train.

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1.5036277 Fri, 26 May 2017 12:49:47 +0100
<![CDATA[Catholic priest who worked at Balls Pond Road church faces jail for raping and assaulting boys]]> /news/crime-court/catholic-priest-who-worked-at-balls-pond-road-church-faces-jail-for-raping-and-assaulting-boys-1-5035659

A Catholic priest who repeatedly raped and assaulted boys is facing jail.

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1.5035659 Fri, 26 May 2017 07:48:33 +0100
<![CDATA[Neighbours’ revolt as lesbian members’ club applies to open in Holloway Road]]> /news/politics/neighbours-revolt-as-lesbian-members-club-applies-to-open-in-holloway-road-1-5035473

Scars of the past have yet to heal for neighbours of a controversial former Holloway Road nightclub. After seeing off the People’s Club for good last year, they are now protesting after Islington Council received a new application for a lesbian social club in the same premises.

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1.5035473 Thu, 25 May 2017 17:42:46 +0100
<![CDATA[Pollution levels in Islington are up to three times the EU limit, parents’ air testing suggests]]> /news/environment/islington-air-quality-parts-of-borough-hit-triple-eu-limit-for-no2-pollution-green-party-and-tufnell-park-parents-find-1-5035227

The results are in after Islington Greens and Tufnell Park Parents unleashed “citizen science” to measure air pollution levels across the borough.

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1.5035227 Thu, 25 May 2017 16:10:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Phone snatching: How Islington Police Station has become a showroom for stolen mopeds]]> /news/crime-court/phone-snatching-how-islington-police-station-has-become-a-showroom-for-stolen-mopeds-1-5035178

The courtyard at Islington Police Station currently doubles as a showroom for stolen mopeds.

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1.5035178 Thu, 25 May 2017 15:58:13 +0100
<![CDATA[Man ‘calmly’ escapes from crane during blaze at building site off Caledonian Road]]> /news/man-escapes-from-crane-during-blaze-at-building-site-off-caledonian-road-1-5034747

A man “calmly” escaped from a 30ft crane as fire crews tackled a blaze at a building site off the Caledonian Road.

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1.5034747 Thu, 25 May 2017 13:19:23 +0100
<![CDATA[Overground users face eight weekends of closures as electrification work begins...again]]> /news/overground-users-face-eight-weekends-of-closures-as-electrification-work-begins-again-1-5034493

The Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line will be closed for eight weekends as electrification work continues.

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1.5034493 Thu, 25 May 2017 11:57:34 +0100
<![CDATA[St John Street pipe burst: Islington tenants with no water ‘left to roast’ on hottest day of year]]> /news/st-john-street-pipe-burst-finsbury-tenants-with-no-water-left-to-roast-on-hottest-day-of-year-1-5034303

The hottest day of the year came at the worst possible time for tenants in Finsbury – who’ve now had no water for 24 hours thanks to a burst pipe.

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1.5034303 Thu, 25 May 2017 10:53:10 +0100
<![CDATA[Axed footballers denied ‘proper consultation’ over trampoline park at Sobell Leisure Centre]]> /news/health/axed-footballers-denied-proper-consultation-over-trampoline-park-at-sobell-leisure-centre-1-5034273

Campaigning five-a-side players have been bounced back in their calls for a “proper” consultation over the installation of a trampoline park at Sobell Leisure Centre.

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1.5034273 Thu, 25 May 2017 10:21:25 +0100
<![CDATA[Islington kids’ home survivors speak out about horrific abuse still ruining their lives today]]> /news/politics/islington-kids-home-survivors-speak-out-about-horrific-abuse-still-ruining-their-lives-today-1-5033655

They suffered beatings, starvation and the worst imaginable kinds of neglect. In the third of our special series on Islington’s notorious kids’ homes, Emma Youle meets survivors – and hears how their lives were torn apart by the very institutions that should have protected them

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1.5033655 Wed, 24 May 2017 17:32:23 +0100
<![CDATA[St John Street pipe burst: Finsbury and Islington properties left with no running water]]> /news/st-john-street-pipe-burst-finsbury-and-islington-properties-left-with-no-running-water-1-5033505

A burst water main has left homeowners and tenants without running water in the south of Islington today.

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1.5033505 Wed, 24 May 2017 16:54:47 +0100
<![CDATA[Archway Tavern set to reopen... as cocktail bar]]> /news/archway-tavern-set-to-reopen-as-cocktail-bar-1-5033326

The Archway Tavern is set to open later this year as a cocktail bar, the Gazette can reveal.

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1.5033326 Wed, 24 May 2017 15:59:01 +0100
<![CDATA[Arsenal cancels planned FA Cup parade after Manchester terror attack]]> /news/crime-court/arsenal-cancels-planned-fa-cup-parade-after-manchester-terror-attack-1-5033004

Arsenal FC has cancelled Sunday’s potential FA Cup parade in light of Monday’s terror attack in Manchester.

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1.5033004 Wed, 24 May 2017 14:09:20 +0100
<![CDATA[Your chance to pick Islington’s market trader of the year]]> /news/your-chance-to-pick-islington-s-market-trader-of-the-year-1-5032816

Roll up! Shoppers are being asked to nominate their favourite market trader for the Islington’s Market Trader of the Year Award 2017.

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1.5032816 Wed, 24 May 2017 13:06:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Thornhill Primary School on the up after receiving “good” Ofsted rating]]> /news/education/thornhill-primary-school-in-islington-receives-good-ofsted-rating-1-5032644

An Islington school has improved its Ofsted rating – despite the headteacher being at home with meningitis when the inspection took place.

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1.5032644 Wed, 24 May 2017 11:59:47 +0100
<![CDATA[How the Industrial Revolution (kind of) started at City University]]> /news/heritage/how-the-industrial-revolution-kind-of-started-at-city-university-1-5032632

The man who invented “the single most important contribution to the Industrial Revolution” has been honoured with a blue heritage plaque.

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1.5032632 Wed, 24 May 2017 11:53:15 +0100
<![CDATA[This week 60 years ago: Former Arsenal player Leslie Compton duped at his own pub]]> /news/heritage/this-week-60-years-ago-former-arsenal-player-leslie-compton-duped-at-his-own-pub-1-5032298

A pubgoer was jailed for four months after duping former Arsenal and Middlesex player Leslie Compton out of £20.

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1.5032298 Wed, 24 May 2017 09:28:28 +0100
<![CDATA[Teenager stabbed at Finsbury Park petrol station]]> /news/crime-court/teenager-stabbed-at-finsbury-park-petrol-station-1-5031216

A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the leg at the BP garage in Finsbury Park last night.

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1.5031216 Tue, 23 May 2017 14:41:58 +0100
<![CDATA[Girl rescued by mum in Goswell Road flat fire]]> /news/girl-rescued-by-mum-in-goswell-road-flat-fire-1-5031059

A mum rescued her daughter in their Goswell Road home last night. An unattended tealight had set the little girl’s bedroom alight.

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1.5031059 Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:25 +0100
<![CDATA[‘An exciting day for Islington’: Town hall announces Arsenal FA Cup parade (if they win)]]> /news/an-exciting-day-for-islington-town-hall-announces-possible-arsenal-fa-cup-parade-1-5030746

It’s been a bad season for Arsenal – but it could still end with a trophy parade around Highbury on Sunday.

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1.5030746 Tue, 23 May 2017 11:44:26 +0100
<![CDATA[‘Holloway Road is polluted and ugly. We could make it beautiful and busy’]]> /news/holloway-road-is-polluted-and-ugly-we-could-make-it-beautiful-and-busy-1-5030006

Neighbours and community groups joined architects and planners on Saturday to shape a new “vision” for the section of the A1 between the Odeon and Holloway Road Tube station.

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1.5030006 Mon, 22 May 2017 17:59:13 +0100
<![CDATA[This week 30 years ago: Man on trial for stabbing Tony McGrane to death]]> /news/heritage/this-week-30-years-ago-man-on-trial-for-stabbing-tony-mccrane-to-death-1-5029158

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.”

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1.5029158 Mon, 22 May 2017 14:16:46 +0100

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