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Islington Council is “looking for alternatives” to a controversial private firm that concluded a homeless refugee who had been tortured was not vulnerable and did not qualify as being in “priority need” for housing.

A man who fatally stabbed his “friend” in self-defence after robbing him at knifepoint was cleared of his murder at the Old Bailey today.

A 25-year-old man died after being stabbed twice with a “fearsome” 30cm combat knife in Tufnell Park on September 18, the Old Bailey heard today.

Islington Council must pay a disabled worker more than £10,000 after she was made to hot desk in Finsbury Park, a tribunal has ruled.

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.

A delivery driver who was on drugs when he knocked down and killed an 83-year-old woman in Old Street was jailed for four-and-a-half years on Tuesday.

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.

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

Reece Williams took Marcel Campbell’s knife from him and stabbed him to death in self-defence, a jury heard.

A witness broke down in tears as she spoke of the real life “horror movie” that was Marcel Campbell’s fatal stabbing in Upper Street.

Cumberland Netball Club maintained their winning form in Premier League 2 with a 48-41 success against The Downs.

Newly promoted Cumberland started their National Premier League season in style with a 50-37 win over Clan at Wycombe Leisure Centre.

The mental state of Jeroen Ensink’s schizophrenic knife killer was not recorded in police custody paperwork, an inquest heard today.

Nashon Esbrand’s family has been made to wait a fourth time for justice – after one of his murderers didn’t turn up at the Old Bailey for sentencing today.

The grieving family of Canonbury murder victim Nashon Esbrand has been forced to cope with further torment – after the sentencing of his killers was delayed for a third time.

Teenager Ahmed Hashi has been convicted of Mohammed Hersi’s brutal killing in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park.

The sentencing of Nashon Esbrand’s three killers has been delayed – for a second time.

England’s men and women both celebrated wins in their latest matches at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

With judges poised to make a ruling after last week’s judicial review, Harry Taylor looks back at the dispute between Mary Hassell and north London’s faith communities –and speaks to the families affected by her ‘cab-rank’ system

With eerie similarity to life in modern day Islington, a 17-year-old was caught stealing a moped.

Islington Council’s failure to keep a traffic bollard clean may have cost a motorist his life, an inquest heard.

“They finally got me, dad. Don’t let mum see me.”

Two young men – Dillon Zambon and Jhon Berhane – were this afternoon convicted by an Old Bailey jury of murdering new dad Nashon Esbrand in Canonbury.

Dillon Zambon, one of the two young men accused of being part of Nashon Esbrand’s murder in Canonbury last year, this afternoon told a jury: “I never intended for Nashon to get hurt.”

Nashon Esbrand was found dying in a neighbour’s front hall, a court heard today.

A Holloway domestic violence charity has helped to get serial killer Theodore Johnson’s life sentence increased after saying the 26-year term he was given was too lenient.

A judge has given the go-ahead for a judicial review into how deaths are dealt with by the senior coroner for Inner North London, Mary Hassell.

Competition to grow from four leagues to 16 over the next three years

BT Sport and NBA League Pass broadcasting five games on December 25, including Bostik Celtics against Washington Wizards

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced the Jr NBA World Championship, a first-of-its kind global youth basketball tournament for teams aged 14 and under from around the world.

With the NBA London 2018 clash between Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers at the O2 Arena only a month away, excitement is growing on the other side of the Atlantic.

Three inmates have today been cleared of stabbing a new father to death in a war over phones and drugs smuggled into Pentonville Prison.

Arsenal defender Rob Holding got the better of Saracens fly-half Owen Farrell in their semni-final of the NBA Celebrity Gaming Tournament recently.

Bradley Wood has been found guilty of murdering best friend Lee Jay Hatley in Canonbury.

Lee Jay Hatley’s alleged murderer accidentally knifed him in a “scuffle”, a court heard today.

Boyhood Arsenal fan and NBA star OG Anunoby wants to inspire the next generation of young Great British basketball players.

Lee Jay Hatley’s alleged murderer was “jealous” of his long-term friend, a court heard today.

A Finsbury Park man was hauled before the courts after telling the government on his National Insurance form: “I don’t need these cards – I haven’t worked for 14 months. I get my living by thieving.”

A scout leader from Islington raped a young boy in a field while on camp and made him pose naked inside the troop’s church hall base, a court heard today.

A delusional man has been locked up indefinitely for bludgeoning his young son to death with a claw hammer in Finsbury Park after becoming obsessed his partner was being unfaithful.

A man bludgeoned his baby son to death with a hammer after telling his partner it was a “special night”, a court has heard.

An alleged killer went “crazy” and repeatedly stamped on a fellow inmate at Pentonville Prison as he lay mortally injured on the floor, a court heard.

A 21-year-old inmate was killed at Pentonville Prison in a bloody battle to control the wing’s “lucrative” contraband route, a court heard.

A cyclist on trial for killing a mother in Old Street today denied he was a thrillseeker who didn’t use a front brake or helmet because it was “stylish” not to.

With the Premier League season nearly upon us today sees the return of our popular series Friday Fanzone where we quiz loyal Gooners about their views on all things Arsenal. Read on for Pierre Hertin from the Sweden Arsenal supporters club and their banner, an Arsenal trophy prompting his first taste of alcohol – and the best answer we’ve had so far to ‘what’s your biggest scrape as a fan’...

A Finsbury Park woman who faced a court hearing over rent owed to her landlord took her own life, an inquest heard.

Ward positive after Wimbledon exit

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Two prisoners who escaped Pentonville Prison by sawing through a metal bar, clambering over the roof and swinging round a CCTV pole on a bed sheet will have to spend even longer behind bars.

A distraught mum swore revenge on her son’s alleged killer in an Old Bailey courtroom, shouting: “I’m going to kill you for murdering my boy. You’re as good as dead.”

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