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<![CDATA[News]]> http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:08:00 +0100 <![CDATA[This week 60 years ago: Finsbury couple advertise their six children to escape cramped house]]> /news/heritage/this-week-60-years-ago-finsbury-couple-advertise-their-six-children-to-escape-cramped-house-1-5241027

A Finsbury husband and wife were looking for someone to take in their six children in order to save their marriage.

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1.5241027 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:08:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Sainsbury’s sent packing as Blackstock Road store appeal is rejected]]> /news/sainsbury-s-sent-packing-as-blackstock-road-store-appeal-is-rejected-1-5240112

Campaigners have defeated Sainsbury’s in a David-versus-Goliath battle over a new store in Blackstock Road.

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1.5240112 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:07:32 +0100
<![CDATA[Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Hate crime still rife in Islington North – but we can beat it’]]> /news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-hate-crime-still-rife-in-islington-north-but-we-can-beat-it-1-5239809

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has admitted hate crime towards women still blights his constituency – but he is confident more victims will start to come forward.

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1.5239809 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:06:44 +0100
<![CDATA[Islington leaders tell Finsbury Park Mosque meeting: National media should be held accountable over Islamophobia]]> /news/politics/islington-leaders-tell-finsbury-park-mosque-meeting-national-media-should-be-held-accountable-over-islamophobia-1-5239502

Islington community leaders – from Jeremy Corbyn to Rev Jennifer Potter – last night called out the media for helping spread hate crime.

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1.5239502 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:29:19 +0100
<![CDATA[Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat still faces abolition under revised Boundary Commission plans]]> /news/politics/new-boundaries-islington-north-seat-to-be-abolished-1-5239264

Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat still faces removal, it has been confirmed.

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1.5239264 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:00:33 +0100
<![CDATA[Jeremy Corbyn relaxed over Boundary Commission ‘plans’ to abolish Islington North seat]]> /news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-relaxed-over-boundary-commission-plans-to-abolish-islington-north-seat-1-5239197

Jeremy Corbyn is relaxed about his Islington North seat being abolished – as the Labour leader believes he can be in power before Parliament can get rid of it.

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1.5239197 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:16:33 +0100
<![CDATA[Five sentenced over police chase that saw car plough into pubgoers outside Old Queen’s Head in Essex Road]]> /news/crime-court/five-sentenced-over-police-chase-that-saw-car-plough-into-pubgoers-outside-old-queen-s-head-in-essex-road-1-5238967

Five young men who were in a stolen car when it rammed into pubgoers outside The Old Queen’s Head in Essex Road have been sentenced.

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1.5238967 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:09:39 +0100
<![CDATA[Revealed: How much house prices per square metre have increased in Islington over 10 years]]> /news/revealed-how-much-house-prices-per-square-metre-have-increased-in-islington-over-10-years-1-5238633

The price of housing in Islington, measured by square metre, more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 according to new government figures.

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1.5238633 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:34:40 +0100
<![CDATA[Marx Memorial Library hosts exhibition on Tolpuddle Martyrs]]> /news/marx-memorial-library-hosts-exhibition-on-tolpuddle-martyrs-1-5238490

Clerkenwell’s Marx Memorial Library is hosting an exhibition documenting the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs – who were sent to Australia as criminals for joining a union in 1834.

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1.5238490 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:40:37 +0100
<![CDATA[Shoplifters and vandals may dodge justice after police say probes ‘impractical’]]> /news/crime-court/shoplifters-and-vandals-may-dodge-justice-after-police-say-probes-impractical-1-5238168

A senior police officer has said it is “not practical” for officers to investigate crimes such as shoplifting and criminal damage as his force bids to save £400 million.

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1.5238168 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:15:24 +0100
<![CDATA[Do you know this man? Police appeal over William Hill armed robbery in Upper Street]]> /news/crime-court/do-you-know-this-man-police-appeal-over-william-hill-armed-robbery-in-upper-street-1-5238148

Police today launched an appeal for information on a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Upper Street’s William Hill branch.

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1.5238148 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:08:41 +0100
<![CDATA[Highbury’s Park View Estate to get 40 new homes – 22 at social rent]]> /news/highbury-s-park-view-estate-to-get-40-new-homes-22-at-social-rent-1-5237841

Forty new homes will be built on Highbury’s Park View Estate – 22 of which will be for social rent.

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1.5237841 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:25:50 +0100
<![CDATA[Jeremy Corbyn to speak out against Islington hate crime tonight]]> /news/jeremy-corbyn-to-speak-out-against-hate-crime-in-islington-tonight-1-5237795

Muslim women will share their experiences of hate crime at Finsbury Park Mosque tonight.

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1.5237795 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:05:50 +0100
<![CDATA[This week 30 years ago: Islington Labour council accused of being ‘Tory agents’]]> /news/heritage/this-week-30-years-ago-islington-labour-council-accused-of-being-tory-agents-1-5237763

Campaigning kids marched on Islington Town Hall with their mums and dads to protest against cuts.

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1.5237763 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:55:53 +0100
<![CDATA[Islington head of the table for work to tackle food poverty]]> /news/health/islington-head-of-the-table-for-work-to-tackle-food-poverty-1-5236327

Islington has been named the best borough in London for its work tackling food poverty.

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1.5236327 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:12:42 +0100
<![CDATA[Barnard Park: Council withdraws controversial plan to split up Islington’s last free full-size football pitch]]> /news/politics/barnard-park-council-withdraws-controversial-plan-to-split-up-islington-s-last-free-full-size-football-pitch-1-5235959

Islington Council’s controversial bid to split up the borough’s last free-to-use full size football pitch has been withdrawn following protests from users and a call-in from the government.

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1.5235959 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:51:44 +0100
<![CDATA[Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das locked up indefinitely for killing son]]> /news/crime-court/finsbury-park-toddler-death-bidhya-sagar-das-locked-up-indefinitely-for-killing-son-1-5235851

A delusional man has been locked up indefinitely for bludgeoning his young son to death with a claw hammer in Finsbury Park after becoming obsessed his partner was being unfaithful.

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1.5235851 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:28:51 +0100
<![CDATA[Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Summer’s back, but only temporarily]]> /news/weather/watch-this-weekend-s-weather-forecast-summer-s-back-but-only-temporarily-1-5235841

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

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1.5235841 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:23:59 +0100
<![CDATA[Islington Council draws up plans to tackle sexual harassment in pubs and clubs]]> /news/islington-council-draws-up-plans-to-tackle-sexual-harassment-in-pubs-and-clubs-1-5235626

Pubs, bars and clubs across Islington could be told to do more to stop women being sexually harassed on a night out.

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1.5235626 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:56:22 +0100
<![CDATA[London Met fire: All teaching resumes and open day going ahead following blaze beside Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium]]> /news/london-met-fire-all-teaching-resumes-and-open-day-going-ahead-following-blaze-1-5235570

Teaching at London Met University has resumed today in the aftermath of a blaze that saw dozens of firefighters scrambled to the Tower complex.

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1.5235570 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:27:24 +0100
<![CDATA[Finsbury Park toddler death: Bidhya Sagar Das killed son with hammer on ‘special night’ with partner, court hears]]> /news/crime-court/finsbury-park-toddler-death-father-killed-son-with-hammer-on-special-night-with-partner-court-hears-1-5235240

A man bludgeoned his baby son to death with a hammer after telling his partner it was a “special night”, a court has heard.

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1.5235240 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:08:54 +0100
<![CDATA[Human barrier around Yerbury Primary School protests funding cuts that ‘will cost school two teachers’]]> /news/education/human-barrier-around-yerbury-primary-school-protests-funding-cuts-that-will-cost-school-two-teachers-1-5235174

Protesting against education cuts took on a new shape at Yerbury Primary School as parents and children linked arms to form a line across the playground.

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1.5235174 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:43:27 +0100
<![CDATA[Deselected Islington Labour councillor vows to fight on after disappointment]]> /seasonal/election/deselected-islington-labour-councillor-vows-to-fight-on-after-disappointment-1-5234713

An Islington Labour councillor who was deselected from her ward has vowed to fight on as she bids to become a candidate in another.

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1.5234713 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:39:47 +0100
<![CDATA[Stroud Green Road bridge: David Lammy says women living on street is ‘scandal’ and blasts ‘incapable’ council]]> /news/stroud-green-road-bridge-homeless-david-lammy-islington-council-haringey-council-1-5234669

MP David Lammy has accused Haringey Council and the Met Police of being “incapable of helping” two women sleeping rough under the Stroud Green Road bridge.

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1.5234669 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:03:41 +0100
<![CDATA[Every second counts! TfL agrees to cut pedestrians’ waiting time at Highbury Corner traffic lights – by 8 seconds]]> /news/tfl-agrees-to-cut-pedestrians-waiting-time-at-highbury-corner-traffic-lights-by-8-seconds-1-5234023

Every second counts when you’re waiting to cross Highbury Corner – and now eight of them have been shaved off commuters’ journey time.

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1.5234023 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:53:04 +0100

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