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BEN KINSELLA TRUST

The family of football-loving Ben Kinsella, who would have turned 27 on Saturday, marked his birthday by unveiling a plaque at the Market Road pitches he used to play on.

The victims commissioner is visiting the Ben Kinsella Trust today to learn about its life-saving workshops, which educate young people about the horror of carrying knives.

A cop has teamed up with the Ben Kinsella Trust and Arsenal FC to hold a football tournament against knife crime this Saturday in Queensland Road.

Hundreds of people joined Ben Kinsella’s family for a sponsored 10k walk along the Regent’s Canal on Saturday – with £2,800 so far raised for the anti-knife crime trust set up in his name.

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder. His sister, Brooke, spoke frankly to James Morris about the impact it continues to have on her family and the state of knife crime in Islington in 2018.

The new police chief for Islington and Camden has already launched a taskforce to tackle violence – and said significant reductions are being made in moped crime.

It’s the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s senseless murder on June 29. The anti-knife crime trust set up in his name is marking the tragedy with a 10k walk in his memory.

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

The heroic Islington firefighters who rescued Angel flood victims joined the Pearly King and Prince of Finsbury to be given the freedom of the borough last night.

A remarkable teenager who travelled to Britain on his own and now helps give a voice to kids in care leads the pack at tonight’s civic awards.

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.

A member of the public yesterday found a knife hidden in a bush outside Finsbury Library – where the anti-knife crime Ben Kinsella Exhibition is housed.

The mum of murdered Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips last night claimed children as young as five are carrying knives in Islington.

The dad of murdered Ben Kinsella said “it’s shocking that the kids are doing this” – after finding weapons hidden in an Islington park.

Editor’s comment: Ramzy Alwakeel

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Nearly nine years after his son Ben was stabbed to death in the street, George Kinsella tells us this week we haven’t made enough progress in the fight against knife crime.

Nine years on from Ben Kinsella’s horrific murder, his family is as determined as ever to fight knife crime. The Gazette speaks to his dad George.

The Gazette was very proud to help dish out Islington’s civic awards to the cream of Islington last night.

Islington Admiral have honoured the memory of two former players who died in tragic circumstances by displaying their names on the Under-16s’ new kit.

Cllr Kat Fletcher, former manager of the Tufnell Park Tavern, tells James Morris she has knife crime in her sights as mayor.

Cllr Kat Fletcher has been formally appointed Mayor of Islington.

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