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Yesterday, 17:42

Islington Council has announced its fifth “people-friendly streets” neighbourhood will launch in the Amwell Street area in 10 days time.

Yesterday, 17:31

An east London man has taken on a gruelling running challenge to raise vital funds for a London hospice.

Yesterday, 15:43

Islington people gathered for a socially-distanced placard parade to demand their voices are heard over the former Holloway Prison site.

Yesterday, 11:31

A bid for funding to help rough sleepers in Islington has been successful.

Yesterday, 11:00

Long-serving councillor and former deputy leader Janet Burgess was sworn in as Islington’s mayor for the next year at last night’s annual council meeting.

Yesterday, 10:41

An Islington care home has won a national award.

Thu, 16:31

An Islington artist who religiously documented each day of the coronavirus lockdown in her illustrated journal is raising money to publish the work.

Thu, 09:00

The grieving parents of a young man shot dead in a King’s Cross nightclub are pleading for anyone who knows who killed him to “examine their conscience” and name them, after 14 years of silence.

Wed, 14:09

Islington Council has extended the bailout of its leisure centre provider GLL for another six months - but redundancies haven’t been ruled out once the government furlough scheme ends in October.

Sport

Yesterday, 09:00

Arsenal host north London rival’s Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Women’s Cup on Saturday evening with a 5.15pm kick off at Meadow Park.

Thu, 11:00

New Arsenal signing Lotte Wubben-Moy says the “timing feels unbelievable” returning to the Gunners and earning a call up to the England set-up.

Wed, 09:02

Jill Roord continued her fine start to the season as she scored the only goal of the game as the Netherlands won their Euro 2022 qualifier with Russia on Friday.

Tue, 12:23

Arsenal have found out the dates for their Continental Cup group stage matches as last year’s runners up aim to go one step further and lift the 2020-21 trophy.

Mon, 12:35

Tottenham will auction their signed match shirts from Tuesday’s Carabao Cup game with Leyton Orient, with proceeds being donated to the JE3 Foundation, set up in the memory of Justin Edinburgh.

Mon, 12:22

Arsenal duo Jill Roord and Vivianne Miedema have been nominated for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League player of the month for September while manager Joe Montemurro has been put up for manager of the month.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Shaheen Shah Afridi took four wickets in four balls as his five-wicket haul made sure Hampshire ended their horror Vitality Blast campaign with victory over Middlesex.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky to scrape a narrow victory over West Ham as Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score the winner on a poor day at the office for the hosts.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Premier League: Arsenal 2 West Ham 1

Entertainment

Yesterday, 10:41

Set amid the squats of Haggerston, Come Down Heavy is a moving tale of a friendship between two women living chaotic lives and has been nominated for the BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University

With audiences seated at socially distanced tables, month-long Live at Ally Pally also includes gigs by DJ Sasha and The Comet is Coming, and theatre by Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare,

With the low key intimacy of a home movie, Malou Reymann’s autobiographical film about two daughters’ reaction to their trans father is quietly devastating

Craig Roberts’ film presents the world from inside the head of a woman with a mental illness leaving audiences confused and emotionally disconnected

Liz recommends Oz Clark’s brilliant passionate book on English wine and heads to France for a trio of bottles from Vignobles & Signatures group of growers

Mountain wines grown 1,000 feet up beneath the Andes don’t have to be picked by helicopter like some, and the entry prices are down to earth

Jesse and Sofia Sutton Jones started their micro-bakery during lockdown from their Crouch End flat after shielding neighbours begged for good bread, and are now aiming to open their first shop

Reach for the Stars is inspired by NASA astronaut Mae Jemison and will tour to schools in November with live family shows at Little Angel Studios on weekends

After seven months of closure, the pub venue is once again selling tickets for October’s Tales From The Golden Age by Ian Dixon Potter

Paola Somaini’s light and colourful I Can See It With My Elephant’s Eye addresses fears and worries and tries “to find an appropriate way to talk about loss and death”.

As the Islington pub theatre waits to hear if it qualifies for Government rescue funds it has secured a grant to create five new pieces of digital work

Reality is collapsing and civilisation is ending, yet somehow Bill and Ted’s world still seems more benign than ours in a reboot that is charming but uninventive

Film review Monsoon (12A)

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Gentle film about dislocation explores Vietnam’s national identity but its quiet strength becomes aimless by the end

Fourth record for US folk duo is imbued with sparkles of jazz, art-pop, soul and the American Songbook

The Islington based artist name-checks Trump, Elvis and Mark Zuckerberg in The MOST Specialest relationship at Victoria Miro Gallery

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