Number of Islington opiate addicts seeking help doubles during lockdown
Ed Sheridan, Ldrs Reporter
People seeking opiate drug help more than doubled while fewer dealers were on the streets during the lockdowns, Islington Town Hall figures have revealed. In a trend noted by drug services throughout London, 212 new patients sought treatment in...
Thousands back petition for exemptions in Highbury People Friendly Streets
Nearly 3,000 people have backed a petition calling for residents and businesses to be exempt from the new Highbury low-traffic neighbourhoods (LTN). Traffic schemes, coined People Friendly Streets, have been rolling out in different areas of...
Lockdown Zoom plays by disabled artists 'without constraints'
The latest in a series of Zoom plays from Hackney's Graeae Theatre tackles everything from sibling rivalry to an awkward meeting between ex lovers. Crips Without Constraints Part 2 is the work of deaf and disabled writers and directors, and...
Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn relieved to see Mesut Ozil depart
Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn spoke with relief as Mesut Ozil finally departed the north London outfit to join Turkish side Fenerbahce. Winterburn feels an albatross has been lifted from the shoulders of the club which he says will now allow...
‘If we can’t bring the people back to our building, then we should go to them’
In March, Arcola Theatre - which turned 20 this year - closed its doors to the public, cancelling its anniversary programming and community outreach. Apart from the executive director and accountant, staff were furloughed. "Everything stopped...