Author Archives: Tanveer Mann

This charity is improving the prospects of Islington’s young people

Young people search for jobs almost as much as they search for bargains in supermarkets. Job-hunting can be an extremely disheartening process, and can last months if not years. Those elusive jobs will likely go to those who got the best grades in school, or went to university. But what if you were one of

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Flowers, chocolate and VW Vans: Islington welcomes Country Living Spring Fair 2015

For all city locals yearning for a quick escape to the country, Angel is the place to be this weekend. The highly anticipated Country Living Magazine Spring Fair 2015 is in full swing, offering a switch up to the London way of life. Taking place at the Business Design Centre in Angel, the Spring Fair

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Dining at the Dolls House’s private members’ club

The latest offering to Islington’s Upper Street is the Dolls House, a stylish restaurant and inconspicuous private members’ club, which is now the permanent home of the glamorous Hoxton pop-up. Situated by Islington Town Hall in a rustic three-storey Victorian townhouse, this whimsical restaurant boasts debauchery on another level. Screams of laughter from the “members

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Skyrocketing rent forces Frame Factory to close after 30 years

The Frame Factory Limited is facing closure following claims that it can no longer afford the rent. The company, based on Cross Street in St Mary’s, confirmed the closure in a statement on its website: “We regret to announce that the Frame Factory Islington will cease to trade in April this year. Over the next

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The 5 best quirky cafés in Islington

From Mexican Wahaca canapés to Turkish delights in Antepliler, Basil-infused pizzerias at La Porchetto to the aromas of Thai Square, Islington is hardly short of places to dine, particularly with the array of cafes and restaurants lining the famous ‘Supper Street’. But more prominent than ever is the demand for ‘themed’ restaurants – in essence,

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Islington children set for merry Christmas thanks to police scheme

Officers launched the Christmas Tree Project at Islington Police Station and Angel and Archway tube stations last Thursday. Christmas trees have been set up at the stations and are decorated with tags. Members of the public are encouraged to take the tags and follow the instructions on them to find out how to donate a

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Police launch domestic abuse clinic to combat increasing violence against women

A new domestic advice clinic aims to tackle the increasing cases of abuse against women in Islington. The first session took place at the Islington Police Station in Tolpuddle Street on Thursday. The clinic is open to women from the borough who need legal advice and practical support. Solace Women’s Aid, a charity that works

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Hobbit star leads theatre campaign to get kids off streets

Hobbit star Andy Serkis was guest of honour at the launch night of a pioneering youth theatre campaign in Barnsbury. The actor and director, who is the new president of the Young Actor’s Theatre Islington (YATI), said the 360 campaign would raise funds for young people who currently cannot afford to pay for acting classes. He

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Britain’s smallest home has been sold for £275,000

A 188 square feet Barnsbury flat that is one fifth the size of an average home has sold for more than £275,000 after three weeks on the market. The converted flower shop is located on Richmond Avenue, in Barnsbury, a short walk from Tony Blair’s former residence on Richmond Crescent. The tiny property has the

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Pub owner’s India trek raises £12,500 for charity

The owner of a Barnsbury pub has raised £12,500 for charity by cycling 400km in blistering heat across India.  Drapers Arms owner Nick Gibson, 47, along with a team of world-renowned chefs, completed the five-day cycle challenge from Agra to Jaipur from 10th October until 15th October. The proceeds from the India Cycle Challenge ride

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