<![CDATA[News]]> 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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