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Historic pub set to be converted after six year battle against...

The historic Whittington and Cat pub in Archway may be converted into shops and offices after Islington council abandoned its objection to redevelopment plans. The...

Pentonville Prison imposes smoking ban on inmates

Pentonville Prison has banned prisoners from smoking as part of a rollout of a smoke-free prison policy in England and Wales. Pentonville tweeted on Sunday:...

Residents across Islington plagued with issues from housing association

Islington residents have told how delays to repairs by housing association Family Mosaic and its contractors have left them feeling “like my mind is...

Features

The Labour archipelago

There is something enticingly Koestlerian about meeting political exiles in small cafes to discuss the place of dissent. It’s a romantic image, albeit one inevitably disenchanted by reality. But I can claim my Rubashov...
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...

Sport

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...

Arsenal to play CSKA Moscow in Europa League quarterfinal

Arsenal will face CSKA Moscow in the quarterfinal of this year’s Europa League, in a tie which will include a crucial second leg trip to the Russian capital amid political tensions between the UK...

Arts

Gerard Touren – ‘Tokyo – Ordinary People in Tokyo Streets’ review

Paris-based photographer, Gerard Touren, was handed his first camera at the age of 12 by his father who taught him how to take photographs and develop film in darkrooms. Five decades on, Touren, now 62,...

Hardeep Pandhal – ‘Liar Hydrant’ Review

Hardeep Pandhal’s work is designed to inspire unease. The 33-year-old Glasgow-based artist employs animation, video work, embroidery and sculpture to interrogate his identity as a second generation British Asian, often all at once. He...

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

Islington pubs support CAMRA in campaign for tax breaks

Local pubs have backed calls by CAMRA, the national Campaign for Real Ale, to implement tax breaks for UK pubs, a year on from the 2017 revaluation of business rates. Islington’s pubs have seen their...

Council rewards Islington charity worker for over 10 years of youth garden projects

A woman who has spent ten years volunteering with children in the great outdoors has had her work recognised with a prestigious local award.   Rosey Lyall, 67,  is a founding trustee of the Garden...