Author Archives: Neil Brodie

Meet the author of Hornsey Road art project

Bright yellow polystyrene figures hanging off objects have appeared in Hornsey Road over the past few days. Islington Now tracked down the artist and asked him what it was all about. ‘Kit’ has been an artist for about 25 years, but prefers to remain anonymous. “I want people to look at my art, not at

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Two people held in murder investigation are released on bail

A man and a woman being held after the murder of Jonathan McPhillips were released on bail today pending further enquiries.   Two people bailed #Islington murder investigation- enquiries continue. https://t.co/n2uvE8HVwe pic.twitter.com/5Xwdca4X4E — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) 20 March 2017 The man, aged 19, was arrested on Thursday last week on suspicion of murder on Upper

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Rates rise could be final nail in the coffin for businesses

Phillip Hammond promised eagerly-anticipated relief for Islington’s small businesses in yesterday’s budget announcement. Business rates are set to soar by 56% in some wards, making Islington one of the the hardest hit boroughs in the country. Hammond announced three measures to alleviate the pain:           • Businesses losing ‘small business rate

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Police get stoned

A police car’s windscreen was smashed by a rock thrown from the back of a moped late Monday night, injuring one of the officers inside.   Police said their vehicle was travelling at around 20 mph when the incident happened, but could not comment on the speed of the moped. Both officers were able to

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Corbyn “utterly determined” to back Lords

Jeremy Corbyn has told Islington Now he is “utterly determined” to back the Lords’ amendment to the Brexit bill, guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in the UK. Corbyn made the comments at Islington Town Hall last Thursday, adding that the Labour party would be “very, very clear on this”. “All [Labour MPs] are going

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