Marks and Spencer's bid to sell alcohol every day from 8am at a new Archway store has angered police and Islington Council due to the high number of street drinkers in the area - but the shop says it doesn't stock the kind of booze that attracts alcoholics.
Try this for peak Islington: a luxury Japanese-themed dog kennel, complete with exposed beams and traditional straw matting, has been handcrafted by a Southgate Road architect to raise cash for charity.
In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week, the Gazette was intrigued, to say the least, about a Nag's Head Market stall selling vegan Korean/Italian fusion food. We visited Vegan Yes.
Some people consider "peak Islington" to be Upper Street's generous range of artisan gluten-free bakeries. Others reckon it's the Holloway homeowner who built a £2,500 cat glamping enclosure in her yard. But there was another contender on the steps of Islington Town Hall last night.
In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week, we hear from Universal, a family-run laundry shop in Brecknock Road now offering "organic" dry cleaning.