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The poet and artist Ruth Sutoyé has co-produced an exhibition of film and photography about black women who choose to shave their heads. She speaks with the Gazette ahead of the launch of Bald Black Girl(s) in Clerkenwell next month.

School photos are a rite of passage: a snapshot in time of bad hairstyles, gappy teeth and that hideous experiment with the blue eyeliner that went on for far too long.

Islington music producer and therapist Jon Hall has been working with patients with acute mental ill health to make confidence boosting songs, raps and videos

The chief exec of Muslim Welfare House has spoken of his relief after a Brexit fanatic who assaulted Jeremy Corbyn was jailed for 28 days.

I don't blame anyone for wanting to buy their council house.

More than three thousand council houses bought under right to buy in Islington have been re-sold at a collective profit of £861million, new figures have revealed.

A Cally gang member who orchestrated the "barbaric" murder of young dad Nashon Esbrand was imprisoned for a minimum of 23 years at the Old Bailey today.

More than 29,000 people in Islington have signed a Brexit petition calling for Britain to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union (EU).

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.

This is the moment an Arsenal fan who suffered a "widow maker" heart attack during the north London derby was reunited with the hero medics who saved his life.

As King's Cross charity New Horizon Youth Centre continues its crusade against youth homelessness, its latest plans include making sure Londoners remember April Fool's Day isn't always funny - and tentatively trying to build a new homelessness shelter.

Hundreds of e-bikes are to be rolled out in Islington and positioned near major stations around the borough.

Old Street and Clerkenwell Road will be shut to through traffic if ambitious new plans to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians go ahead.

Now on at Upper Street's Hope Theatre, The Grenfell Project brings the hurt of that fateful night in June 2017 to the fore.

More than a century after the stars of music hall graced its stage, the Rosemary Branch Tavern on the Regent's Canal is bringing it back for two special nights.

Hundreds of Islington students demonstrated against climate change today as they marched through Highbury Fields to make their voices heard.

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.

Police have played down fears about a "fake snack bar" being sold to kids in Islington that causes them to be "violently sick and have severe hallucinations".

Eight inspirational Islington residents will be honoured in tonight's civic awards at the assembly hall in Upper Street.

A veteran actor has accused Upper Street's famous King's Head Theatre of having the worst backstage conditions he's seen in 50 years - but the venue has defended its hospitality.

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.

Feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut have marked International Women's Day by replacing Tube adverts with poems written by survivors of domestic abuse and state violence.

Food banks for stray cats are on the way in Islington after a small animal charity was given funding to expand its work.

More than 400 homes for social rent will be among 1,000 built on the Holloway Prison site after Sadiq Khan loaned housing association Peabody £42million to buy the land.

North London songsmith heads for new ground on his eleventh studio album

Matteo Guendouzi and Unai Emery have been speaking ahead of Arsenal's Europa League clash with Rennes on Thursday. Read on for what the French midfielder and the Gunners boss discussed including Alex Lacazette's European ban, the north London derby, Rennes' extra preparation time and Hatem Ben Arfa.

Venues around Hackney and Islington are marking International Women's Day in style this year. Starting with a whiskey masterclass and moving on to a special quiz, live music and free massages at the weekend - here are five ways to make the most of your #IWD2019.

On March 26, Northern Ballet's latest creation - Victoria - arrives at Sadler's Wells. Directed and Choreographed by Cathy Marston, this latest creation focuses on the life of one of history's most intriguing women. We spoke to Cathy ahead of the show's five-day run in London.

George Baddeley, 62, of Islington Guided Walks, charts how the Angel grew from a rural settlement just outside London into the home of clowning kings, pleasure gardens, music halls and more.

Islington had the second highest rate of London's Air Ambulance call-outs in the capital last year, according to the charity's data.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking after his side drew 1-1 with Spurs in a hard-fought North London derby. Read on for what he said.

Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno has been speaking about his superb performance against Spurs including one of the best saves in the history of the North London derby.

Arsenal travelled to Wembley Stadium to take on Spurs in the North London derby. Read on for Layth Yousif's match report

Arsenal travelled to Wembley Stadium to take on Spurs in the North London derby. Read on for Layth Yousif's ONE WORD PLAYER RATINGS

Gunners legend Alan Smith has been speaking exclusively with Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif at the London Football Awards, in aid of national charity, Willow ahead of the North London derby on Saturday. Read on for what he said about the eagerly-awaited fixture

Speaking with Bwin, Arsenal legend Robert Pires has given his thoughts on the North London derby as Arsenal travel to Wembley to take on Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow.

Islington boxers had more to cheer on another busy weekend of action.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking about North London derby. Read on for the full transcript of what he said at the club's weekly press conference at London Colney.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been speaking about Mesut Ozil ahead of the North London derby. Read on for what he said at the club's weekly press conference at London Colney.

The GLL Islington Tennis Centre played host to the Metro Blind Sports tennis tournament recently.

Anaconda youngster Tommy Donovan swam for London at the Dave Mccaullagh International Open in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

It's two years today since Canonbury dad Jonathon "JJ" McPhillips was fatally stabbed in Upper Street - and a vigil is being held to honour lives lost to knife crime at St Mary's Church tonight.

The brothers behind Dalston cocktail bar Three Sheets are part of the team which has just launched Top Cuvée; a wine bar and bistro on Highbury's Blackstock Road.

North London Cricket Club have landed a major coup with the signing of Scottish international Olivia Rae.

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.

New Forest is full of enchanting beauty any time of year. Zita Whalley escapes London for a weekend filled with good food, long walks and fresh country air

A fisherman braves tumultuous waves off the coast of Sussex every week so he bring back sacks full of gleaming-scaled fish for Islington market-goers to buy of a Sunday.

A global "investment" scheme that targeted the Muslim community over two years has left some people claiming to be thousands of pounds out of pocket.

Four moped bandits who armed themselves with axes, samurai swords and zombie knives before carrying out a spate of phone snatches and robberies in Islington and Camden were convicted at Blackfriars Crown Court today.

Islington Boxing Club had two winners at the inter region show between London and Southern Counties at The Roundhouse, Dagenham on Sunday.

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