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Hortensia Celis moved to London from Mexico 30 years ago and has lived in Holloway for 26 years. She’s now decided to turn her passion for food into a business by opening an authentic Mexican store.

A restored century-old cart was the centrepiece of an anniversary trek by the 5th Islington Scout Group on Sunday morning.

Islington’s Labour machine has another challenger. Nikki Uppal, the Women’s Equality Party’s sole candidate in May’s local elections, tells the Gazette that the borough needs more ‘political diversity’.

The two police officers driving the cars chasing Lewis Johnson before he crashed his Vespa and died in Clapton Common will not face charges, the Gazette can reveal.

Believe it or not, it’s a year since the town hall and the Gazette asked you to nominate Islington’s biggest community champions for the 2017 civic awards.

More than 500 people have backed the council’s demand that half of the homes built on the Holloway Prison site should be “genuinely affordable”.

It’s good, though not dreadfully surprising, that Islington Council has won backing for its Holloway Prison plan.

School’s out for Brian Bench – after 36 years.

Sadiq Khan has rejected thousands of calls to bid for the empty Holloway Prison site – but said yesterday it would be an “outrage” if it ended up as vacant luxury housing.

Road safety campaigners want traffic bosses to install a pair of pedestrian crossings at a “scary” crossroads on the Holloway Road.

Alan Sefton has been the brainchild of Arsenal’s brilliant community programme for 31 years. He tells the Gazette why it’s his dream job.

It is refreshing to see so many people interested in making sure that the Holloway Prison site is used for the benefit of the local community. write Cllr Gary Heather, Finsbury Park ward and Islington Trades Union Council.

In a weekly feature, we profile a company doing business here in Islington. This week, we hear from Indiebeer – a new craft beer shop and tasting room in the Holloway Road.

St Mary Magdalene Academy headteacher Vicky Linsley was concerned about Michael Gove’s strange new grading system – but she needn’t have worried.

Prosecutors are weighing up whether to charge two police officers with driving offences over the death of Lewis Johnson in a chase last year.

BRIDGET GALTON talks rock docs, politics and the thrill of playing live with the folk punk singer

An exhibition of art created by people with learning disabilities went so well that the storage company who hosted it has decided to make a permanent display.

A Holloway man believes the actions of a crop of City and Islington College students are putting his family’s safety in jeopardy.

A Holloway man killed in a terrorist attack on his hotel in Somalia can be pictured for the first time.

Two men have been arrested in on suspicion of murder after a “loving father-of-two” from Holloway was stabbed to death in Camden on Sunday.

CCTV released today by police shows the moment before a Holloway man was fatally stabbed on a night out – and shows a group of women who may hold “vital information” about his death.

Neighbours today woke up to the sound of windows smashing as a massive fire ripped through a second floor flat in Crowland Terrace, Canonbury.

The founder of the male strip act The Dreamboys tells Sophie Inge about his career

Tributes have continued to pour in for 18-year-old Lewis “lighty Lew” Johnson, who died on Tuesday after his motor scooter collided with a van following a police chase.

For many drinkers, the closure of the Moray Arms pub in 2007 meant Arsenal matchdays have never been the same since.

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