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London Cocktail Week gets underway from Monday and plenty of local bars are getting involved. Here’s five of our favourites

Even by Islington’s radical standards, Rev Andy Pakula stands out. A non-religious minister!

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.

I heard about Marcel Campbell’s death while driving on Monday evening. My heart fell to my feet. I lost concentration and nearly crashed the car.

Police are hunting two suspects after another young man was stabbed to death in Upper Street last night.

Chapel Market was evacuated this morning after a gas leak.

Islington, as the Gazette has reminded its readers on about 654 occasions over the past two years, has a massive heritage of activism and protest.

We held a local elections hustings last night. Sadly, barely anyone turned up. There was still good debate, though. James Morris reports from St Mary’s Church in Upper Street.

Burrito-munching revellers will inevitably cause trouble if a Mexican joint in central Islington is allowed to sell takeaway booze, neighbours believe.

The mum of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips is holding a candlelit vigil on Wednesday to mark one year since he was stabbed to death in Upper Street.

If plans for a new Pret a Manger in Upper Street are to be passed, the town hall would need to go against planning guidance.

Fifteen people were evacuated from a block after a fire in Crouch Hill’s Holly Park Estate this morning.

A top lawyer leading a new public inquiry into alleged historic links between an ex-mayor of Islington and a pro-paedophile group today appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

In a weekly feature, we profile an established or unusual Islington business. This week we take a look at the foundations of Michael Jones’ flooring company in St Paul’s Road.

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).

Two men were last night trapped in a car after a collison in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, last night.

As Gary Power points out, it’s rare to see an artist in the middle of the street behind an easel. He tells the Gazette the story of his Canonbury street art.

The mum of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips has admitted her son’s murder has “destroyed” her – as she prepares for her first Christmas without him.

Migrants who arrive in Islington face a daunting prospect: mountains of government paperwork in a language they often aren’t familiar with; a ban on getting certain state benefits; and no legal help.

The bottom of Holloway Road will be closed for three weeks over Christmas while the Highbury Corner bridge is demolished – and Overground services will also be affected.

The lack of a safe crossing at Palmer Place and many other accessways to Holloway Road is putting ordinary people in danger Gazette, writes Pierre Delarue, Islington Liberal Democrats.

Islington business owner Laura Mariana is helping women smash sexist career barriers. She tells James Morris WHAT SHE REALLY, REALLY WANTS.

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.

His new album Gary Williams at the Movies is a combination of classics

One of Islington’s hidden shopping gems is closing next month after 30 years.

In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visit After Noah – the Upper Street shop that does just about everything.

Road users are braced for three months of disruption in Islington while Thames Water replaces the water main that burst in December.

Outside Finsbury Park Post Office on a Saturday morning, a group of union activists are campaigning. They are asking people to make a pledge. A pledge not to buy stationery.

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.

A racing driver with kids at Laycock Primary School is using his experience on the road to pass safety tips to students.

BRIDGET GALTON visits Radici which takes over the site where the Almeida restaurant used to be, with Francesco Mazzei as head chef

Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips was given a huge Islington send-off today.

Emotional tributes have been laid for Upper Street murder victim Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips at a memorial outside his Milner Square home.

On Monday night, between the silhouetted trees lining the New River Path, I saw a couple of pipistrelles (London’s most common species of bat), writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Police want an unassuming tapas bar in Upper Street to be stripped of its licence after being repeatedly called to deal with its brawling customers.

Martyn Jacques of the Tiger Lillies recalls honing their unique sound ahead of their show at the Roundhouse, finds Zoe Paskett

Detectives investigating a knifepoint robbery at a convenience store in Islington have released CCTV images as they appeal for information, writes Det Cons Alex Simmons, of Islington Police.

It’s not often you see a group of middle-aged women flashing their knickers in the middle of the street.

This column originally appeared in the Gazette in August 2016 following a consultation on changes to Highbury Corner.

As someone who cycles round Highbury Corner twice a day, I’m overjoyed this dastardly junction is one step closer to being ripped apart.

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