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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.

When the sound of rockets was heard across north London on November 11, 1918, some feared for their lives.

The Royal British Legion has been helping veterans and their families for almost 100 years.

The big news last month was from the climate change experts, writes Nicola Bird, Islington Green.

Cumberland Netball club have gone back to their winning ways with a hard-fought win against Essex Open, bouncing back after a loss to top of the table Hucclecote last week.

Freddie Ljungberg’s Arsenal U21 side travelled to Forest Green Rovers in the Checkatrade Trophy on Wednesday evening. Read on for Layth Yousif’s match report on a bitterly cold night in deepest Gloucestershire.

A playful comedy which gives ageing a good kick up the arse is on all this week at the Pleasance Theatre.

An incoming Islington film school will “reflect the diversity and cultural richness of London”, according to the illustrious names in the movie industry backing the project.

Islington’s rough sleeper population has surged by close to 40 per cent in the past three months, according to City Hall stats.

Former Great Britain manager and goalkeeping coach, John Hurst who helped the team win gold at the Rio Olympics, will be offering goalkeeping hopefuls training on Sunday 18 November from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on the Olympic pitch in Lee Valley (Stratford, London).

Arsenal announced a new partnership this week, which sees renowned Italian coffee company The Lavazza Group joining as its official coffee partner in the UK.

Untold Stories New Writing Festival brings a fresh line-up of work from emerging playwrights to the Pleasance Theatre next weekend.

A Clerkenwell estate was created with “a vision that council housing can be of the best possible quality” – and its design could provide a blueprint for building homes beyond the borrowing cap.

Islington business chiefs have welcomed the “much needed relief” after Philip Hammond slashed business rates for small firms in Monday’s Budget.

Arsenal U21 boss Freddie Ljungberg has been speaking after his side’s trip to Cheltenham Town in the Checkatrade Trophy. Read on for an extensive Q&A with the Gunners legend

A record crowd of 85,870 NFL fans descended on Wembley Stadium to enjoy an electric atmosphere as the Philadelphia Eagles sealed a 24-18 victory against Jacksonville Jaguars, writes Jacob Ranson.

Highbury Community Nursery has become the first childcare setting in Islington to be awarded Millie’s Mark.

Hate crimes against Islington’s disabled, LGBTQ+ and Jewish communities surged in the past 12 months – but Islamaphobic incidents have nearly halved.

TeamUp to help London PE teachers

Monday, October 29, 2018

Ensuring PE lessons are fun and engaging is a key way of ensuring girls get the most out of sport during school and develop passions that will continue beyond.

Washington Wizards and NBA All-Stars duo John Wall and Bradley Beal are excited about being given the chance to play a match against the New York Knicks in London.

The talented all-rounder claimed two accolades during a dinner at Lord’s Nursery Pavilion

Hannah Somerville’s investigation into the deaths of homeless people in Islington makes extremely sad reading.

Islington Council is backing businsses in their “save our shops” campaign, which calls on the chancellor to slash business rates for the borough’s smallest firms.

Islington Council is three years away from making serious cuts to front-line services without a government u-turn on funding, leader Richard Watts told the Gazette.

A star photographer reflects on his expectations of England, industrial action, and how he flourished while working at the UK’s first national black newspaper in Newington Green.

North Middlesex and Hampstead had players in the Timed Cricket and Limited Overs Cricket teams of the season

Islington has enrolled in national anti-sugar campaign to battle tooth decay and unhealthy diets.

New Arsenal v Leicester City preview

Monday, October 22, 2018

Arsenal host Leicester City at the Emirates on Monday evening. Read on for Layth Yousif’s match preview.

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been discussing various topics with Layth Yousif during his exclusive interview this week. The talented 26-year-old invited Layth to his house for an in-depth discussion on a wide-ranging number of issues as the star prepares to launch his first soccer school at the end of this month. Read on for more...

West Ham United Hammers midfielder Jack Wilshere says there is far more to come from Manuel Pellegrini’s side this season.

Volunteers from a Finsbury Park charity that uses surplus food to cook for people in need have scoooped an award for their “outstanding” meals.

Wembley Stadium plays host to the second of its three NFL games of the season on Sunday and fans will be hoping that they are treated to a better game than last week’s one-sided contest between the Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders.

Bookworms could get their names in works by high-profile authors such as Margaret Atwood and Lee Child and raise money for a Holloway torture charity at the same time.

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored and provided two assists as Armenia ran out 4-0 winners over Macedonia in the UEFA Nations League on Tuesday, writes Joshua Bunting.

New York Knicks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is excited about returning to London to play in front of the British crowd when they play against Washington Wizards in the NBA London 2019 match.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sky Sports today announced a new four-year broadcast and multiplatform partnership that will see Sky Sports become the NBA’s exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the UK and Ireland.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Norwegian announced today a partnership that sees the award-winning airline named presenting partner of the NBA London Game 2019.

Arsenal’s academy youngsters had a fine night on international duty for their respective teams, writes Joshua Bunting.

Washington Wizards point-guard Tomas Satoransky is excited to return to his European roots when his side play in the NBA 2019 UK match against New York Knicks.

Meet the Highbury-born library boss who represented the borough in Parliament. She spoke about the huge range of services on offer at Islington’s ‘street corner universities’, from taekwondo to help claiming Universal Credit. The Gazette found out more.

Leading medical expert, Dr Rosemary Leonard, says that the ‘great coaching’ taking place across the UK is helping to improve people’s mental well-being.

Eoin Morgan insists he would not think twice about dropping himself if it helped England’s chances of winning the World Cup.

Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos insists the team will be ready for their match at Fulham on Sunday – despite their long-haul Europa League jaunt.

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

Islington’s only walk-in health service could close when the contract runs out next year as chiefs “explore options” surrounding same-day appointments.

Arsenal’s Danielle Carter paid a surprise visit to Christ the King RC Primary School in Islington to join pupils in their after-school football club, one of the sessions provided by Arsenal in the Community as part of Premier League Primary Stars.

Middlesex batsman Nick Compton has announced his retirement from cricket.

Newly promoted Cumberland started their National Premier League season in style with a 50-37 win over Clan at Wycombe Leisure Centre.

Hockey: Great Britain 2 Belgium 1

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sam Ward netted his 49th and 50th international goals as Great Britain defeated world number three Belgium 2-1 in the Toshiba TVs Anniversary International at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.

We talk to comedian, runner and all-round-good-guy Rob Deering about the return of Shake With Laughter

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