Author Archives: Rod Ardehali

Finsbury Park scissor attacker jailed for five years

An attacker who stabbed a passenger at Finsbury Park tube station has been sentenced to five years in prison, at Blackfriars Crown Court. Adeyemi Adekeye, 27, of no fixed address, attacked a man travelling on the Victoria Line without provocation before fleeing to Heathrow airport. The victim was standing on the platform waiting for a

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Muslim community and Met must work together to ‘eliminate hate crime’, says Corbyn at Islamophobia meeting

Jeremy Corbyn has said women in Islington’s Islamic community must work with the Metropolitan Police to ‘eliminate hate crime’, but Muslims in the borough say the Met are yet to earn their trust. The Labour leader was speaking at the Islington Hate Crime and Islamophobia meeting at Finsbury Park Mosque on Friday 4 March, where

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Council is not supporting young people, claim youth workers at Crime and Safety Summit

Youth workers have accused Islington Council of failing the borough’s most vulnerable teenagers by selling off youth centres to turn them into “yuppie cafes”. The charges were made at the annual Islington Crime and Safety Summit on Saturday 5 March. The event, hosted by the Safer Neighbourhoods Board, brought councillors, police and residents together at

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Meet the owner of Islington’s new independent business, MagCulture

What inspired you to open magCulture? In other European cities there are spectacular magazine shops. If you know where to look in London you can find some great magazines, but I felt there needed to be a dedicated shop with specialist and rarer magazines. I came to working in publishing through design and what made

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Holloway Road suit salesmen respond to Cameron’s Corbyn slur

The Prime Minister and his mother might not approve of Jeremy Corbyn’s disheveled appearance, but Islington market traders still love the Labour leader’s unkempt look. Residents have criticised David Cameron’s disparaging remarks about the Islington North MP’s dress sense during last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions. The Conservative leader told Mr Corbyn to “put on a

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Islington boxer Kian Thomas cancels clash over weight dispute

Promising Islington boxer Kian ‘Tec’ Thomas was forced to cancel an important clash over the weekend, after a disagreement over the weight limit.  The  slugger had been hoping to move up the British rankings with a win over Tottenham pugilist Mark McKray at York Hall arena in Bethnal Green. However, Thomas’ team felt that the fight should not

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Finsbury Park mosque arson bid “fuelled by Paris attacks”

An attempted arson of Finsbury Park mosque was part of a “growing trend of anti-Muslim hatred in London following the Paris attacks”, according to its chairman. Video footage showed a white male wearing a hoodie and blue jeans attempting to light a canister before hurling it into the mosque compound and fleeing on a moped,

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Police probe letters that could incite racial hatred in Islington

Offensive letters claiming to be from Finsbury Park Mosque were distributed to Islington residents, police have said. The hoax letters, described as “very inappropriate” by mosque chairman Mohammed Kozbar, were distributed across the borough using the false heading “Welcome to Finsbury Park Mosque”. The letters, seemingly sent from a married couple, urged residents to learn more

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