Despite a potential safety risk, Islington Council has rejected calls from Ambulance chiefs to enforce its “people-friendly streets” road closures entirely with cameras, instead of bollards, “because of the cost”.
One of the best meals of the week, a leisurely brunch can’t be beat – however you like your eggs. Here are the best cafes and restaurants in Islington serving up full English breakfasts, eggs benedict and all the brunch options in between.
Arsenal take on Rennes at the Emirates Stadium in the second leg of their Europa League last-16 tie, needing to overturn a 3-1 deficit to reach the quarter finals. Can they do it? Keep up to date on the action with the Islington Gazette’s live blog to find out.
An axe-wielding gang of seven moped robbers have been jailed for a combined total of more than 40 years for a string of crimes across Camden, Islington, Westminster and the City – including a £90,000 heist at a handbag store and the terrifying attempted robbery of a West End jewellery shop.
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.
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.
We look back at the last 12 months to bring you the highlights and lowlights of Islington’s year. Tragedies, celebrations, planning battles, Arsene Wenger’s resignation – 2018 has seen it all, and so have we (well, most of it).
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.
A chatty Big Issue seller who died alone in a hostel room. A table tennis-playing “teddy bear” who killed himself. At least four people who were homeless in Islington have died over the last 12 months, but no one is recording their deaths.
This weekend, TfL is celebrating the half-century of the Victoria line. Ahead of that celebration, we spoke to the transport body’s former heritage chief, Mike Ashworth, for the lowdown on its origins.
There has been a troubling amount of news coverage regarding the rise in violent crimes in recent weeks, much of it taking place in inner city London, including Islington, and almost always involving young men.
Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder. His sister, Brooke, spoke frankly to James Morris about the impact it continues to have on her family and the state of knife crime in Islington in 2018.