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Burhan Sonmez had survived an attempted murder by police in Turkey before he was exiled in Britain and supported by an Islington charity.

A greengrocer says the trick to attracting customers is changing up the produce and not selling pre-packed goods.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has accused the German football federation of racism, prompting the 29-year-old to retire from international football.

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has announced he is to quit playing for the German national side, slamming individuals at the country’s football federation, accusing them of revealing their ‘previously hidden racist tendencies’.

So, England finished fourth at the World Cup finals in Russia.

Archant London sports reporter and former London Raiders forward Jacob Ranson is guesting for Algerian side HC Alger Corsaires at the 2018 Arab Cup in Abu Dhabi and writing a blog about the experience.

Walking into her family’s new home in Upper Holloway in winter 2015 was the best moment of Leila’s life.

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.

The doomsday scenario of GLL turning its main sports hall at the Sobell into an “extreme trampoline park” seems to draw ever closer, writes Richard Smith, Highbury Hill, Islington.

From June 19 to 25, Refugee Week is back with arts and educational events around the country to raise awareness and hope for a better way of dealing with the ongoing crisis, and Islington and Hackney are no exceptions

Last Days of Shoreditch returns for a winter run until December 17 every weekend up to Christmas.

Emma Bartholomew discovers a new passion for turkey at Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch.

A Highbury couple are attempting to redefine the boundaries of charity bike rides – by cycling from Highbury Fields to Australia.

Highgate Harriers’ Andy Maud impressed on the international stage by finishing as the second fastest British 10,000m runner at the European Cup final in Turkey.

Olympic dreams will be realised and dashed on the Parliament Hill athletics track on Saturday night as Britain’s top 10,000m runners battle it out for seats on the plane to Rio.

Lance Corporal Constantine Morris lived in Nicholay Road, Archway. He was wounded in the Battle of the Somme on September 15, 1916: the first day of major tank warfare in one of the most devastating battles in history. He returned to his home country for treatment, but died on October 20, aged 33. L-Cpl Morris was with the Coldstream Guards and had a wife, Alice Morris. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, but little more is known about him. And that is the point.

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