Author Archives: Amitai Winehouse

Clarke Carlisle pleads guilty to drink driving offence

Former Premier League star Clarke Carlisle pleaded guilty to a drink driving offence at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court today. Police saw Carlisle, 35, “swerving” his Mercedes car in Pentonville Road on 20 December at 7am, almost hitting a lorry in the process. Zahid Hussain, prosecuting, told the court that Carlisle’s car was “swerving in the

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Candoco explores the concept of dance through the nature of disability

Watch a performance by the Candoco Dance Company, and the first thing that strikes you is the sheer power of the performers. You soon realise that you are witnessing something out of the ordinary. Some of the performers are on crutches, others are wheelchair-bound. One of these dancers is Toke Broni Strandby, who is missing

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MATCH REPORT: Welbeck haunts former side as Arsenal beat Manchester United

A feisty encounter saw Danny Welbeck come back to haunt his old team and manager as Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-1 in the sixth round of the FA Cup. It can’t be forgotten that Welbeck was forced out by Louis van Gaal on deadline day, moving to north London for £16 million, with the Dutch

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Islington Council vows to stop “slum landlordism”

Islington Council is beginning a consulation to crack down on rented properties on Holloway Road and Caledonian Road that are considered to be unfit for habitation. A member of the council has hailed the consultation as the first step in a battle to “stop slum landlordism” in the area. Holloway Councillor Paul Smith expressed his

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In Pictures: The Kindness Offensive’s big day out

An Islington-based community group has called for the area’s elderly to be provided with more opportunities to enjoy themselves. The Kindness Offensive, a collective based in Holloway dedicated to random acts of kindness on a large scale, took a group of older people on a day trip to Eltham Palace last week. But James Whitaker,

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Historic clock tower set for facelift

A historic Holloway landmark is set to undergo significant renovations after the project met widespread approval from the public. Islington Councillor Paul Smith has been pushing for improvements to the Caledonian Park Clock Tower, and nearly 97 per cent of all respondents to a recent survey approved the plans to carry out maintenance. Officials intend to add

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