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I attended Barnsbury Boys Upper School in Camden Road, Islington, writes Barry J Page, Ontario, Canada.

No one can doubt the need for vastly more homes in London, but I also note (Gazette) that Dame Alice Owen’s Educational Charity has cast some of its tenants adrift, claiming the need to empty flats so that an extra storey and more homes can be built in Friend Street and St John’s Street, writes Mike Crowson, Islington Green Party.

It’s the use of the definitive article that grabs you when Leah Williamson speaks.

In your history column of August 30, 2018, there is great praise for the inception and construction of the London Underground’s Victoria line, writes Barry J Page, Goderich, Ontario, Canada (former Islingtonian).

Read our World Cup blog which will be featuring over the coming weeks. Lee Power reviews the second of three matches on day two of the tournament

Mural artist and sculptor Louis Masai explains his mission to raise awareness of animals facing extinction

Peter Butcher

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Every journalist will have a mentor in the early part of their career, who helps guide and shape them into the best they can be.

That England could lose the final by 44 points to Australia and emerge from their post-game huddle with beaming smiles said everything about their silver medal in the Commonwealth Games women’s basketball.

England’s women will play for Commonwealth Games gold in the basketball competition after they outplayed Canada in a 65-53 semi-final win on the Gold Coast.

England’s men and women both celebrated wins in their latest matches at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

England’s women made it two wins from two on the Gold Coast with success in their Home Nations battle with Wales.

When you win a medal at the World Championships on your home track, you would think that would signal a successful summer – but not for Newham & Essex Beagles’ Rabah Yousif.

BA coach Vear excited by England role

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Barking Abbey does not only have three former players involved with the England men and women’s basketball teams at the Commonwealth Games, but one of their current coaches too, writes Lee Power.

Tin-Tin Ho is competing in her second Commonwealth Games at the tender age of 19.

My first memories of the Commonwealth Games are from 1982, catching a glimpse of ‘Breakfast from Brisbane’ on TV before heading off to school.

Archant London sports reporter and former Raider of the Year Jacob Ranson jets off to Abu Dhabi to play in the Arab Cup this weekend, writes Lee Power.

From February 1 to 11, the exhibition will showcase some of the world’s most interesting and revolutionary contemporary collagists, looking at redefining how the art form is expressed

Here & There brings together a selection of her works from the past fifteen years

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced the Jr NBA World Championship, a first-of-its kind global youth basketball tournament for teams aged 14 and under from around the world.

Phil Taylor is determined to close out his illustrious career with a 17th world title at Alexandra Palace, writes Ziad Chaudry.

Quirky indie-rockers strengthen their stake towards the genre’s more exciting, adventurous fringes.

Crouch End community campaigner Sue Hessel has compiled a moving testament to wartime decency by publishing her uncle’s letters home to his beloved family

Little Social is being transformed into a forest lodge every three months to celebrate the best of Canadian cuisine. Emma Bartholomew tries it out with a north American friend

Cally woman Rhia Docherty is on a mission to ‘Rhia-djust’ people’s perceptions of female wrestling. A champion herself, she speaks to the Gazette.

Zoe Paskett talks to Andrea Stewart about writing recipes inspired by Twitter

‘For me, creating a book with black characters was a no-brainer,’ says author of Riley Can Be Anything

England 4 Canada 2

England’s men will face Canada for a place in the 2018 World Cup at the Olympic Park’s Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Thursday evening (8pm).

England international buoyed by Rotterdam experience

The NR F1 Podcast takes to the airwaves to bring you its 2017 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix review.

MC-ed by Ed Gamble and supported by Aisling Bea, the monthly Union Chapel comedy showcase returns on April 1

Kerstin Rodgersvisits one of the original Cheddar making families to learn about curd

A Finsbury Park entrepreneur behind one of the UK’s most popular websites yesterday hit a £1million jackpot – just two years after his business went full-time.

World No1 Michael van Gerwen returns to Alexandra Palace this weekend determined to add the icing on the cake after his remarkable year.

I live at the corner of Tufnell Park Road and Holloway and I’m really annoyed that two buses are not serving this part, writes Mary Wash, full address supplied.

It started with a random computer game and developed into a mission to bring his favourite sport to the unlikely surroundings of North Africa.

For 40 years, Quality Fish Bar has been a staple of Finsbury Park. Owner Tony Harmanda tells James Morris: ‘I wish I could’ve frozen the things I’ve seen...’

Ben Caplan talks to ZOE PASKETT about musical kinship, biblical themes and working with Fred Wesley

A stalwart campaigner for social justice who continued going on protest marches into her 90s has died.

Have you ever had a dream where a physically ripped Brian Blessed-lookalike Morris dances balletically in front of you? How about four of them?

Much as I love shopping at the local farmers’ markets, one of the cook’s most indispensable ingredients is not to be found there. Lemons.

If you are white, your race is invisible – so critical discourse informs us.

An Overground line at Highbury & Islington Station will close next week.

Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic primary school showed off their ICT skills during a visit from the Premier of Nova Scotia last week.

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