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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.

Two rogue landlords have been prosecuted for dangerous and sub-standard conditions after Islington Council found 35 people living in a two bedroom flat in Grosvenor Avenue.

A 47-year-old man caught with a kitchen knife at Finsbury Park station after getting into an argument has been jailed for four months.

Three young men have been charged in relation to two moped smash and grabs after police executed search warrants across Islington, Camden and Haringey.

A dad fearing for his daughter’s safety in Canonbury’s Marquess Estate gave her a shotgun for protection, a court heard.

One hundred Islington people pledged to will their eyes after being moved by a play about blindness.

A man has been convicted of possessing three knives after failing to stop for police in Pentonville Road last week.

A social housing fraudster has been found guilty of illegally sub-letting a home in Islington.

A Holloway street trader tried to get away with not paying National Insurance because “business wasn’t very good”.

A blind man has been left with life-changing injuries after being repeatedly stabbed in his Upper Holloway home.

A man appeared in court today charged with the murder of young dad Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street nearly a year ago.

A suspected moped criminal has been charged with numerous driving and drug offences after being arrested in Hornsey Lane, Archway.

A police manhunt is underway for a 21-year-old with links to Islington who failed to turn up to court on seven charges of robbery.

A 21-year-old man faces seven charges including a botched raid on Bar Esteban tapas bar in Crouch End and a smash and grab raid on Gail’s bakery in Highgate.

A traumatised veteran who was once tortured in a Japanese prison camp had to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court for kicking a police cadet in the face.

A Clerkenwell factory was fined £20 (equivalent of £440 today) after one of its workers lost the fingers and thumb on his right hand.

A teenager has been charged with the theft of a laptop from under its owner’s nose in an Archway cafe.

A youth aged 17 has been charged with the murder of 40-year-old Mohammed Hersi following a fatal attack in a café in Seven Sisters Road.

A youth worker shipped in Diazepam from overseas to run a drug-dealing operation from her home in Finsbury Park.

A man who tried to smuggle mobile phones and drugs into HMP Pentonville using a drone has instead landed himself behind bars.

The leader of Islington Council refused to be drawn into the Highbury Fields barbecue row last night – because of the legal action which has been taken against the town hall.

The Highbury Fields barbecue row has reached new heights – with activists preparing to take legal action against Islington Council.

One year ago today, Islington Council shut Farringdon nightclub Fabric. The councillor who delivered the decision, Flora Williamson, suffered horrific abuse in the ensuing storm. She speaks out on the saga for the first time with the Gazette.

A man and a boy have been charged with murdering Islington man Nashon Esbrand.

Policemen were called “angels” by a 75-year-old woman accused of being drunk in Seven Sisters Road.

A 57-year-old man must pay £1,390 after racially abusing a member of staff at Finsbury Park station.

A cinema-goer who pulled a knife on a member of staff was subdued – by a torch.

An independent Caribbean takeaway has been forced to close after being billed £11,000 for fly-tipping – Islington’s biggest ever fine for the offence.

A policeman who tried to raid an Upper Holloway club was told: “Get back in the queue. I will serve you as quick as I can.”

Four men were busted for gambling on the steps of the Archway Tavern.

A former world flyweight boxing champion denied he assaulted a hotel receptionist, saying: “I was so drunk, I could not lift my arms to hit anybody.”

A pubgoer was jailed for four months after duping former Arsenal and Middlesex player Leslie Compton out of £20.

A sixth person has been charged in connection with the incident in Essex Road where a car ploughed into four pedestrians.

A 48-year-old woman kidnapped a two-year-old girl in Caledonian Road.

A private hire vehicle driver who caused “horrific injuries” to the cyclist he ran over while distracted using his mobile phone has been found guilty of careless and inconsiderate driving.

Sleepy criminals will be dragged to court before breakfast under controversial plans to begin hearings at the crack of dawn.

A fifth person has been charged in relation to Saturday’s crash in Essex Road.

A man has been charged in relation to November’s inmate escape from Pentonville Prison.

This week in 1957, William Davies, of Caledonian Road, was fined £2 for selling washing powder on a Sunday.

A woman and man from Islington have been charged with spitting at police officers on Monday.

Two Islington men have been charged after a series of dawn raids targeting suspected moped-riding criminals.

A magistrate told a crook who was hit over the head with a mallet: “That’s one of the occupational hazards of being a thief.”

A third man has been charged with the murder of Jamal Mahmoud in Pentonville Prison.

An anti-Fabric Islington councillor thinks the town hall is on a “slippery slope” after the Farringdon club was allowed to re-open.

An Islington councillor has accused the town hall of showing “no confidence” in its own licensing policy after the decision to close Farringdon club Fabric was overturned in court.

An Archway man who stole a policeman’s motorbike after a drinking session was chased by the bobbie’s colleague – and found hiding underneath a car.

Farringdon “superclub” Fabric will reopen, it was confirmed this afternoon – but 18-year-olds will be banned.

Farringdon nightclub Fabric could this afternoon win the right to reopen at a last-minute appeal hearing.

A drug dealer – jailed for eight years on Friday – had been bailed after police caught him with £2,000 of cocaine and heroin in Holloway.

A student who overdosed on ecstasy in Farringdon superclub Fabric died after going “blue in the lips” and suffering violent seizures, an inquest heard today.

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