Author Archives: Alex Green

Karate expert gears up for Tokyo 2020

A karate expert from Holloway has set his sights on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Last June, the Olympic Committee announced that karate would be included as an Olympic sport for the first time. This announcement signalled a number of significant changes in how the sport is governed. Alton Brown, who trains at Ringcross

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Street brawls highlight gang problem

  Earlier this month, a group of mainly young women brawled in the middle of Goswell Road, throwing chairs and punches and bringing traffic to a halt. The scene was captured on film by one bystander, who posted it on Facebook. Only days after, another fight was captured on camera, this time on Upper Street.

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Pricked out: Critic explores sexuality and Shakespeare in new play

Theatre critics are notorious for their sharp wit and acerbic style. Writers such as Michael Billington of The Guardian and Ben Brantley of the New York Times are known for their reluctance to take prisoners.   It takes a brave critic to take up a pen and write a play, knowing it will be judged

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5 shops to buy Mother’s Day gifts

Still undecided what to get to your mother for Mother’s Day this weekend? Islington Now has you covered: here are some possible options. The stress of buying the perfect present for Mother’s Day can leave even the strongest of us a shivering wreck. Have we spent enough on our dear beloved? Have we bought her something she has

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Feeling ruff? These local dogs will cheer you up

On Sunday night in Birmingham a hundred thousand people flocked to see pooches of all shapes and sizes compete for Crufts ‘Best in Show’. The yearly event, held this year at the NEC arena, attracts the best-bred specimens. This year’s winner was ‘Miami Afterglo Ink’, who looked suspiciously like well-groomed pop star Sia.   But

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