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It’s well-known among history buffs and the average TV viewer alike that the Borgias were the most notorious family of Renaissance Italy. Originally outsiders from Spain, they clawed their way to power by ruthlessly murdering anyone who got in...
A theatre troupe of recent care-leavers will begin a month-long run of a play about the experience of leaving care on Wednesday, performing in the carpark under Smithfield Market. The Big House, a theatre company and charity based in Mildmay...
At a time when trans activists and celebrities are more visible than ever, you’d probably expect to hear more about the Labour Party’s first elected transgender politician. But local councillor and trans woman Osh Gantly remains under the radar in...
Islington’s Chapel Market officially dates back to the 1860s but it’s likely they were serving pie and mash there long before. It’s now traditionally considered a home to butchers, bakers and cheesemongers. The first handful of food shops and non-retail...
What happens when gentrification strikes in your local neighbourhood? Look around, and you will probably be able to spot the telltale signs. First come the students and bohemian creatives who bring with them fixie bikes, underground club nights and...
James Bowen and his remarkable feline companion Bob are setting the literary world alight
While covering a hip-hop event last week, one of Islington Now's reporters put himself forward when organisers requested an audience member to join a few dancers on stage. But we weren't quite expecting what happened next. Michael was treated to...
EXCLUSIVE: Our reporter James Somper recalls the experience of being in Westminster on Wednesday afternoon.  I heard three gunshots. I froze. It had been a dull, grey afternoon when I’d got on the tube. I was on my way to an interview...
Saving a few pennies is always a cause for celebration in London. When it comes to comedy or drama however, a common expectation is that what you pay for is what you get. So where does that leave Angel...
We’ve all been there. You spend (what feels like) hours tossing and turning, trying to wriggle into the most comfortable position in bed. You experiment with different angles, throw the duvet on and off and constantly rearrange the pillows....