Now, I’m not a fan of sob stories but Great Ormand Street Hospital saved my life, writes Joseph Pullen-Coles, 17, Islington.
Rush hour in St Paul’s Road. You can hardly move for couriers on mopeds picking up takeaways and preparing to zip them across Islington.
A friend who lives on Highbury Crescent has just sent me the following writes Tim Sayer, full address supplied.
Hats off to Islington Council for standing firm by its policy that 35 per cent of homes in new developments should be for genuine social rent, with a further 15pc cheaper than market rates.
If sometimes I am struck by the way the behaviour of my friends resembles that of animals, this week challenged me to see it from the other side, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.
It was billed as a “service of hope”, to honour the victims of the terror attack two weeks ago.
Some 180 people attended a minute’s silence for the victims of last week’s attack outside the Muslim Welfare House on Monday.
It’s a great thing, though it comes at a terrible cost, that social housing has at last been pushed up the national agenda.
It’s a sad fact that it often takes a tragedy to open our eyes to the good around us.
The route between my house in Dalston and Hampstead Heath, and between my office off the Essex Road and the heath, were my most trodden this week, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.
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