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Mental health support must be available at school so all kids “can be the best they can be”, according to Islington headteachers.

As artists are ramping up for Edinburgh Fringe, Robyn Darbyshire talks to local comedians and venues about the charm of works in progress.

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

The loyalty of Arsenal fans knows no bounds. Grampian Gooner – aka Danny Coyle – shares the trials and tribulations in braving the Beast from the East and Storm Emma during his epic trip from northern Scotland to England’s south coast to see his beloved team lose 2-1 to Brighton on Sunday.

The Hackney and Dalston based actor and musician talk to Zoe Paskett about a new musical starring a young woman navigating through a messy, complicated and relatable life

With the travel chaos caused through snowstorms and artic-like conditions read how one intrepid Arsenal fan – Danny Coyle, aka Grampian Gooner – made it from Scotland to the south coast for the game at Southampton on Sunday.

The Homerton performer’s show is back for a week in December, with a modern and “ridiculous” retelling of the New Testament

Emma D’Arcy talks to Zoe Paskett about the return of Callisto: a queer epic to the Arcola Theatre

Today, it’s the pricey trampoline park that has the Sobell in the headlines. Four (and a bit) decades ago, it opened amid similar protests about how much it would cost. In between, it played a crucial role in Britain’s decision to join and then leave the EEC and the EU. The Gazette chats to 1970s Sobell manager Hywel Griffiths.

Alan Davies is an instantly recognisable face whether you know him from Jonathan Creek, a panellist on QI or as a stand-up comedian.

Comedian turned playwright Stuart Laws talks about his first play The Journey at the Pleasance and why funny people flourish in Islington

The Union Chapel’s monthly comedy variety night Live at the Chapel will play host to another star-studded line up of comedians on November 11

Joseph Morpurgo’s Hammerhead is couched as the televised post-show discussion for an obscenely indulgent vanity project based on Frankenstein.

Drivers in Islington already pay through the nose for parking permits, but now they are having to battle it out with car share vehicles that can be parked anywhere.

Johnathan McGarrity talks to Zoe Paskett about his experience in The Merchant of Venice, changing careers and moving to Hackney

Veronica Thompson’s show, Fancy Chance Flight of Fancy, is showing on September 10 at 5pm

Queer Season returns to the King’s Head and Zoe Paskett talks LGBTQI+ theatre with Adam Spreadbury-Maher and playwright Bertie Darrell

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