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).
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.
Very pleased to see your paper (and mayor Sadiq Khan) acknowledging the work of Haringey and Islington Councils to save unnecessary deaths by setting up anti-suicide measures on Archway Bridge writes Cllr Dave Poyser (Hillrise, Lab).
The events reported in your article about commercial waste being dumped on the Holloway Prison site are a direct consequence of the Ministry of Justice’s unwillingness or inability to deal with the site both quickly and for public/social benefit, writes Reclaim Holloway.
Remember Cãnas y Tapas in Upper Street? It was that bar where people used to have massive brawls all the time. With its licence under review, it suddenly shut in January. In June, Franco Manca took over the premises. From now on, it’s safe to say Islington’s cops will be paying fewer visits.