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The Finsbury Park HQ of an “iconic” family framing business is to shut, with its premises earmarked for office space.

A temporary homeless shelter set to open in Hornsey Road next week is a “unique pilot” mapping out how empty commercial buildings can be used to tackle London’s street sleeping crisis.

The family of a man found hanged in Pentonville prison has thanked the jury for acknowledging how “failures” made by prison and health care staff “contributed” to his death.

“Unsung” Islington hero Jeane Trend-Hill has been recognised by the mayor of London for her voluntary work to help people with inflammatory bowel diseases.

Yesterday, 12:02

A shake-up of Islington’s executive triggered by the education chief standing down will see two new faces leading key portfolios as of March 1.

Yesterday, 10:07

A trailblazing initiative between Islington Council and non-profit Debt Hacker aims to help people get compensation from payday lenders and fix their credit scores.

Yesterday, 10:05

Islington Council has moved to stop “seven Shards” worth of offices in the south of the borough being turned into luxury flats.

Mon, 17:26

A 65-year-old man died after being hit by a train at Archway station this afternoon.

Mon, 16:06

A community group has submitted a rival planning application to develop Archway Methodist Hall and turn it into an arts venue.

Sport

Jeff Green believes Washington Wizards can kickstart their season and reach the play-offs following their stunning last gasp 101-100 NBA London Game 2019 victory over Eastern Conference rivals New York Knicks at The O2, North Greenwich last Thursday.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking ahead of hosting Manchester United at the Emirates on Friday evening in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Gunners reporter Layth Yousif has been at London Colney to hear every word of his press conference. Read on for the full transcript of what Emery had to say.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hailed injury defender Hector bellerin and is convinced the talented Spainish international will come back stronger.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking ahead of Manchester United’s visit to the Emirates in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday. Gunners reporter Layth Yousif has been at London Colney to hear what he had to say on a range of topics. Read on for more.

EXCLUSIVE: Former Arsenal, Manchester United and England right-back Viv Anderson has been speaking exclusively to the Islington Gazette’s Gunners reporter Layth Yousif. Read on for his preview of United’s clash with the North London giants on Friday and see our website all this week for much more from the popular Viv – who is taking part in Prostate Cancer UK’s ride to Amsterdam this summer.

Yesterday, 16:00

EXCLUSIVE: Former Arsenal, Manchester United and England right-back Viv Anderson has been speaking exclusively to the Islington Gazette’s Gunners reporter Layth Yousif. Read on for what his take on the injury to Hector Bellerin and see our website all this week for much more from the popular Viv – who is taking part in Prostate Cancer UK’s ride to Amsterdam this summer.

Yesterday, 11:55

Arsenal have confirmed Hector Bellerin will miss the rest of the season after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligement in his left knee during the 2-0 victory over Chelsea at the Emirates.

Yesterday, 10:00

The latest boxing news from Islington

Mon, 13:58

With Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat set to leave the club next month speculation is rising former Gunners hero Marc Overmars is being courted by the club.

Entertainment

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wild Food Café in Covent Garden has been a staple of London’s vegan food scene for several years now. It’s been serving up plant-based and raw-food dishes – as well as championing foraged ingredients – since well before the explosion in vegan-dining that’s taken hold in the capital lately.

The King’s Head’s very funny revival of Kevin Elyot’s play about sex, love and loyalty between a gay couple transfers to the West End

“These events will be an Espresso rather than an Americano; a short but intense experience of a concert.”

The singer-songwriter from Hertford is hotly tipped as one of the most exciting acts to look out for in 2019. Ahead of his debut album release in April, Ten Tonnes will play a handful of live shows including a date at Scala in February.

No Place For Angels is the debut piece of fiction written by Len Ackerman after his first two books – In Their Footsteps and Now They Are Ghosts – offered a frank look at growing up in Islington throughout the 50’s and 60’s.

Cutting edge puppetry, circus, juggling and live art will be showcased at the inernational event which runs at various venues including the Barbican, Sadlers Wells, Shoreditch Town Hall, and Jacksons Lane

A grown-up, accomplished, funky and fun debut with added mariachi zest.

The Wireless Festival promoter has withdrawn its appeal against Haringey Council’s licensing restrictions after an agreement was reached on sound level monitoring.

Preview: London Art Fair 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The London Art Fair returns to Islington next week for what is the first large scale international art event of 2019.

On what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, we look back at his legendary performances as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, in 1972.

Kings Place is staging a year of concerts dedicated to often forgotten female musical talent

Stem + Glory will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the elegant new Bart’s Square development from Monday, January 14.

If you’re committing to a month free from any alcohol, fair play. Dry January needn’t be a long and arduous slog, especially when you’ve got this list of things to keep you occupied…

A famous jazz musician banned from performing with The Blockheads in Islington after accusations of antisemitism says the saxophonist who appeared wasn’t him – it was Father Christmas.

A joyful, magical and breathtaking spectacle which harks back to the golden age of Edwardian circus shows but minus the seedy freak shows and animal exploitation

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