It's 50 years since the Peter Bedford Housing Association was founded off the back of a project set up by a Pentonville Prison officer to boost ex-offenders' self-worth. Emma Bartholomew speaks to an original tenant who remembers the pioneering, supportive communities established as a result
To mark the centenary of the 1919 Housing Act, which paved the way for the widespread roll-out of social homes, Islington's housing chief took us on a tour of flats being built on the Redbrick Estate, outlining what he says is the council's vision for the future of the sector. Lucas Cumiskey wore a hard hat (on the hottest day of the year)
Staff at Union Chapel have begun trawling through an array of archive material dating back to the building's 19th century origins, also featuring plenty of signed posters, scribbled notes and ticket stubs from concerts which took place in the years since 1992.
Suffragettes learning jiu-jitsu to fight cops, an MP going behind fascist lines to deliver vital medical aid and Britain's first black community centre where Bob Marley filmed Is This Love - are all part of Islington's rich history.
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.
History buff John Leo Waters runs the Archway Revisited Facebook group, where people share their memories of the area. Here he recounts Mr Van Hooydonk's journey from Brussels to Islington, Hampstead and Highgate at the turn of the last century.
Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry are seething over the imminent closure of a historic Holloway women's centre - they say its "tragic" loss is just the latest mental health service casualty to central government cuts.
The grandfather of Islington's soon-to-be education chief Kaya Comer-Schwartz was seized for putting furniture back into a Jewish family's home and taken to Dachau concentration camp. Here, she recounts his story of survival and not seeking revenge.
When members of the Jewish community moved out of the cramped East End and into Islington in the 18th and 19th centuries some said "Heichner Fenster": a Yiddish term which, in German dialect, means tall window.
Most people presume jellied eels are slimy. Or wobbly. Or wobbly and slimy. But surprisingly, it turns out jellied eels are quite chewy and extremely bony. In some pie and mash shops the tradition remains of sprinkling sawdust on the floor to stop customers slipping on the discarded bones.
A singer-songwriter has penned the "dramatic history" of a rowdy pub and pleasure house in Highbury - and hopes his songs can redeem its immoral past by raising money for the mayor of Islington's chosen charities.
Roz Currie is eager to reflect on the successes of what was "more than a passion project" - the ground-breaking Echoes of Holloway Prison exhibition, which finished a three-month run at Islington Museum last month.