Author Archives: Jessica Walford

Everything you need to know about The Crystal Maze in Islington

FANS of the hit 90s TV game show The Crystal Maze can now have a go at cracking the maze themselves, after a new immersive experience opened in Islington on Tuesday. A replica set has been built behind Angel station, giving Londoners the opportunity to have a go in the infamous Crystal Dome. The nostalgic

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Hundreds of Islington residents joined national demo against Housing Bill

Residents rallied to the cries of ‘kill, kill the Housing Bill’ as they marched on Parliament on Sunday to protest legislation which could force locals from their homes. Over a hundred locals marched from Mount Pleasant to Lincoln’s Inn Fields to join thousands of protesters from around the country to oppose a bill some have

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Islington residents call on Council to boycott controversial proposed Housing Bill in heated public meeting

An Islington mum says the Government’s Housing Bill will leave her unable to care for her disabled daughter, describing the legislation as an “attack on working people”. The bill, scheduled to go before Parliament in April 2016, will force London council tenants earning more than £40,000 per household to pay market-rate rents. But Emma and

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Junior doctors strike at Whittington Hospital in fight against new contract

Junior doctors in Islington were out in force this morning as they joined the national strike against a new contract. They gathered outside Whittington Hospital to demonstrate against the the contract that Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary, has threatened to impose later this year. The new contract aims to make the NHS a 24-hour, seven-day a

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Breaking: Fire at building in Old Street VIDEO

Updated: 8 fire engines and 58 firefighters from attended the scene. Fire under control by10.15am. A fire broke out at the old Royal Mail building on Old Street this morning. According to tweets from the London Fire Brigade, six fire engines and 35 firefighters attended the scene on the corner of Banner Street and Old

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AFRUCA Summit

Africans Unite Against Child Abuse (AFRUCA), a charity based in Canonbury, is holding its third annual summit on Saturday. The theme of the summit is “Safeguarding: Everyone’s Responsibility” and will be explored through a series of workshops on youth crime and female genital mutilation. Saater Ikpaahindi, AFRUCA’s project officer, told Islington Now: “There has been

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