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It’s true what they say it’s not over until the last whistle, which would be the best way to describe the NBA 2019 London Game.

When a young out-of-work DJ and producer came across Tileyard Studios in Kings’ Cross six years ago, he was given the opportunity to hone his skills free of charge.

A Old Street publican is urging the community to make more “generous donations” to his new collection point for Islington Food Bank.

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal feels London is becoming a hub for American sports ahead of his side’s clash with New York Knicks this weekend.

Gifted youngsters were given medals and grants during a glitzy community awards ceremony at Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday.

Washington Wizards point-guard Tomas Satoransky believes the NBA 2019 UK match against the New York Knicks at London’s O2 Arena will be an ‘unknown’.

New York Knicks center Luke Kornet is excited to have the opportunity of playing in the NBA UK match this week.

Union chiefs fear plans to franchise the Upper Holloway Crown post office will dilute workers rights, threaten their pensions and lower customer standards – and they are organising a protest for January 26.

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.

Islington has became “the first council in the country” to pledge it will reimburse all its EU national workers who successfully register their right to remain in the UK after Brexit.

Vulnerable children from Hackney and Islington are being groomed to deal drugs hundreds of miles away – and rented out to gangs.

Arsenal are tracking Hector Herrera. Read on for ten facts about the player who has already tasted glory in England.

A pioneering housing model founded on the belief that a home is a basic human right is being trialled by Islington Council.

Stressed and confused by a stack of court fines he had inherited from his late brother, north Londoner David spiralled into ill health and loneliness.

An imam who asked people not to hurt a far-right terrorist after he ploughed his car into worshippers in Finsbury Park has been commended for his bravery in the New Year’s Honours list.

An Islington library boss is to be awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of nearly 40 years spent working in the community.

Emily Thornberry helped postal workers sort parcels at a Holloway sorting office last week – and she told the Gazette she wants a good Brexit deal and nationalised Royal Mail for Christmas.

A woman left infertile after bungled tests at the Whittington failed to spot that she had cervical cancer has been awarded the cost of having children by surrogate in the USA.

An Islington man who was detained on death row in his native Ethiopia for four years is spending his first Christmas of freedom with his family since the ordeal.

A union rep has lambasted the “heartless” Mothercare chain for the planned closure of its Holloway Road branch which leaves staff faced with redundancy or relocation.

Simon Russell Beale’s nuanced performance carries Hill-Gibbins’ heavily abridged, heavy handed production

A Finsbury Park plumbing firm has joined a network of more than 200 businesses helping to find missing children.

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has today opened the public ballot for 2019’s international Test Matches at Lord’s, including the second England v Australia Specsavers Ashes Test.

A Christmas appeal is raising cash to support “hundreds of homeless young people” in King’s Cross and the surrounding area over the festive period.

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

Cumberland Netball Club dug deep to claim a 65-61 win over Birmingham club Linden in their latest Premier League outing at the weekend.

West Hampstead youngster Ben Jones helped Great Britain’s university tennis team bag a silver medal at the Master ‘U BNP Paribas event in France.

Set in 1988, Dandelion tells the story of two LGBTQ people and their struggle to adapt to an uncertain new world. It opens at King’s Head Theatre this weekend.

The folks at Brewhouse & Kitchen have every reason to raise a beer in celebration after the company achieved two high-profile successes in the same week.

The Ham&High columnist reminds us of our deep rooted connection to trees as he writs about Poplar’s missing poplars

Councillors met with pupils from a Finsbury primary school to celebrate a commitment to resettle 100 asylum-seeking children over the next 10 years.

Jordan Nobbs, the world class Arsenal and England midfielder will miss the 2019 Women’s World Cup after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee it has been confirmed.

Research from the MS Society has shown that 60 per cent of people who live with multiple sclerosis feel lonely – that’s 12 times the national average.

Councillors will clash over the best way to influence a Brexit negotiations they have no direct control over at a town hall meeting tonight (Thu).

More than 50 volunteers scoured the roads of Islington to count rough sleepers and create a “snapshot” of the borough’s street homeless population on Friday.

Jamaican police searching for a missing Islington woman have found a body, according to a parish police chief.

Inland surfing set for London?

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Surfing could be coming to London, according to plans announced by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) and inland surfing specialists, The Wave.

“School streets” are designed to encourage parents to walk or cycle with their children to school by removing cars, reducing pollution and creating a sociable community-focussed atmosphere at the school gate at drop off and pick up each day, writes Cllr Caroline Russell (Green), Highbury East.

The Islington Street Cricket Project won the NatWest No Boundaries award at the Chance to Shine awards last week.

Islington has more people treated under the mental health act than anywhere else in England, according to “shocking” new NHS stats.

The Metropolitan Police are warning internet shoppers across north London to stay alert and avoid being a victim of fraud ahead of one of the busiest days of the year for online shopping.

Arsenal youngsters continued to impress while wearing the Three Lions for England’s age-group teams during the international break.

Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi admits Danny Welbeck’s serious ankle injury could force the club to rethink their January transfer plans.

While many expert commentators will soon begin announcing their tips and pointers for 2019, we offer only one: to keep an eye out for Kate Maxwell’s debut novel.

After an altercation with a bouncer outside a central London nightclub in March 2012, Julio Osorio was handed a five-year sentence in Wandsworth Prison.

Arsenal’s Nobbs ruled out for season

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Arsenal Women’s Jordan Nobbs has been ruled out of the rest of the WSL season and could miss next summer’s World Cup in France after rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament, writes Joshua Bunting.

England hosted Croatia at Wembley in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s match report.

Arsenal Women look to make it a perfect 10

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Unbeaten Arsenal Women will look for a 10th straight win in all competitions when they return to action with a trip to Everton this weekend.

A man has been convicted over the “senseless” stabbing of a Dutch man in Camden Lock in 2016.

Burhan Sonmez had survived an attempted murder by police in Turkey before he was exiled in Britain and supported by an Islington charity.

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