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Whether you're a French national or an out-and-out Francophile, Bastille Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate all things Gallic.

Police have stepped up patrols in the Cally after a man approached a 13-year-old girl in his car to ask how many boys she had been with and whether she wanted a lift home.

Author David Solomons joined the mayor of Islington in cutting the ribbon to officially launch Hungerford Primary School's new library.

Vincent Nguyen shares his compelling 'rags to relative riches' story, telling Emma Bartholomew how he has turned his life around since arriving in the UK as an asylum seeker 17 years ago

Parents in Islington have been warned to be vigilant after a man began acting strangely and blowing kisses to youngsters on a class outing.

Three people are in hospital after a house fire in Green Lanes this morning.

My epic surf moments are sadly few and far between, but there's something about being faced with either ducking under or trying to catch a wave that's meditative, exhilarating and fun - and that floaty feeling when you do catch one defies description.

Dozens of cops were mobilised to Caledonian Road last night after a group of men were reportedly seen brandishing knives.

Dr Eric Fletcher, the MP for East Islington asked the Home Secretary in the House of Commons whether he would reconsider whether to give the public notice of the time fixed for a pending execution, this week 60 years ago.

As we pulled up to the Tivoli Évora my kids and I expressed some scepticism for its eco claims - after all, swanky hotels are some of the most energy intensive facilities on our planet.

US craft beer brewer Brooklyn Brewery has teamed up with the Mexican chain Tortilla to make a tasty beef sauce.

Police are issuing a warning to parents in Islington after a primary school pupil was followed into a Canonbury park and chased by a stranger.

The Catalan winter calçotada festival is being marked at Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch with a special weekend menu throughout February and March.

Fire fighters have warned to buy the appropriate charger for devices, after a chameleon died in a third-floor flat fire.

A drug dealer caught with £800,000 worth of cocaine in the boot of his car has been sentenced to 12 years in jail.

The public has been warned to call 999 immediately if they spot a convicted murderer from Stoke Newington who has escaped from prison.

A "cowardly career criminal" who held vulnerable women at knifepoint during a six-week spree robbing shops has been jailed.

A road normally used as a rat run between Green Lanes and Blackstock Road was closed to traffic on Sunday, as neighbours came together for a street party.

Shocked Shoreditch residents are horrified EE is holding the UK's first ever trial of superfast 5G mobile internet outside their homes.

A man has been charged with murdering Kaltoun Saleh who died following a fire on the Andover Estate in Finsbury Park.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a woman was stabbed in Caledonian Road.

Lise Rossi tells Emma Bartholomew about being a member of Hackney and Islington Amnesty for 34 years and how she came to join the human rights organisation nearly 50 years ago

A murder investigation has been launched after a woman died seven weeks on from being injured in a fire in Islington.

A 20-year-old man who roamed the streets on the back of a moped, targeting people to steal their mobile phones, has been jailed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision at Old Street roundabout between a cement mixer and a cyclist, which has left her fighting for her life.

Farang has put Thai food on the map in Highbury Park in a former Italian trattoria. Emma Bartholomew visits with her family

A man has been charged with robbery after a gang on scooters raided the Watches of Switzerland jewellery store in Regent Street on Tuesday.

Les Nenettes really comes into its own on a bright sunny day.

Hoxton Square pizzeria Radio Alice is showcasing five special pizzas created by guest chefs - with each running on the menu for just one week.

A man aged 95 has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a carer died from head injuries while working at Holloway's Ringcross Estate.

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