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Firefighter fears as false alarms dominate calls

False alarms are responsible for more than half of all call-outs answered by the firefighters working in Islington’s Junction ward. That wastes time and...

Calls for footy funding to keep kids off streets

Essex Road Giants football club says it could reach more vulnerable kids if it had its own training venue. Ryan Hassan and Lewis Yeboah, who...

Residents plagued by fire hazards and fly-tipping ‘sleep with one eye...

Residents of a building for vulnerable adults say the company running it, Central and Cecil,   and the Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association, are ignoring...

Features

One of Islington's top Escape Room games

Space Nazis and rogue A.I. in Angel? Don’t worry, it’s only an escape room!

For those who grew up watching Takeshi’s Castle and The Crystal Maze, the prospect of working in one of their inner-city equivalents, escape rooms, is tantalising. Riddles and puzzles Escape games—based on the Japanese online...

Mary Wollstonecraft: the ‘first feminist’

At 227a Upper Street sits New Unity, a non-religious church which boasts a unique connection to the women’s suffrage movement. The church, which is now comprised of a majority atheist congregation, can call Mary...
Nightclub toilets

How hiring a life coach is like talking to a drunk girl at 3am

Every woman at some point in their life has met (or been) a “bathroom girl”. The “bathroom girl” is the girl you meet among the toilet stalls on a night out - usually when...

Sport

Calls for footy funding to keep kids off streets

Essex Road Giants football club says it could reach more vulnerable kids if it had its own training venue. Ryan Hassan and Lewis Yeboah, who grew up on the Marquess estate, created the club in...

Islington’s John Ryder set to box at the O2 Arena in May

Islington-born super-middleweight John Ryder is set to face fellow Brit Jamie Cox on the undercard of David Haye and Tony Bellew’s rematch at London’s O2 Arena. Ryder, who trained at Angel Amateur Boxing Club where...

Arts

Ramsey Walk tackles fly-tipping with guerrilla gardening

A guerrilla gardening group has succeeded in eradicating fly-tipping in Ramsey Walk thanks to the initiative of one resident. It all started in February 2017, when Paola, the founder of Ramsey Flowers decided she had...

Ghostly hoards prove worth of council revamp

Ghosts, ghouls, vampires and zombies all visited Archway’s Navigator Square for the Halloween Spooktacular; with their unearthly presence a slightly surprising signal of the area’s revival. The event, was complete with face-painters, pumpkin carving, monster-mask...

Business

Budgens in Upper Street named best local store in UK

The best local store in the country is the Upper Street branch of Budgens - and that’s official. The shop was named Convenience Retailer of the Year last weekend at a national awards ceremony...

REVEALED: Offshore tax havens with a grip on multimillion pound Islington properties

More than 1600 properties in Islington are owned by companies registered in the world’s most notorious tax havens, Islington Now can exclusively reveal. Analysis of the Land Registry has shown the extent of offshore investment...

Islington life

Toys wanted: Christmas appeal for kids in need

A charity that gives away thousands of toys every month to disadvantaged children has launched its Christmas appeal for donations. The Toy Project, which operates from a shop on Junction Road in Archway, says...

Annual Tufnell Park yard sale brings more than 80 houses together

Families in Tufnell Park joined forces on Sunday afternoon to host a “Yard Sale Bonanza.” More than 80 households across 14 streets took part in this community event, selling their wares to neighbours. Whilst most...