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Forget the classic saying that if “you snooze; you lose”. March is National Bed Month so it’s time to get comfortable, turn off your alarm clock and snore to your heart’s content. The month, organised by The Sleep Council,...
I walked into Little Bat, a trendy cocktail bar, absolutely shaking. I’d already wandered around for ten minutes in Highbury and Islington, attempting to feign a fashionably late entrance yet all it had achieved was an increased trepidation for...
Taken over by extremist Abu Hamza and his supporters in the late-90s, the Finsbury Park Mosque’s congregation dwindled to a handful of radicalised Jihadists. In the decade since Hamza’s removal, chairman Mohammed Kozbar has reverse the mosque’s fortunes and...
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...
  It may not be officially Spring until Monday, but thanks to a warm spell Islington is already enjoying longer, sunnier days. Here’s five signs spring has sprung: The daffodils are out in force. These yellow beauties are popping up all...
On Sunday night in Birmingham a hundred thousand people flocked to see pooches of all shapes and sizes compete for Crufts ‘Best in Show’. The yearly event, held this year at the NEC arena, attracts the best-bred specimens. This...
We've taken on the mission of finding the best pubs in Islington. After much taste-testing, ambiance-feeling and a few hangovers,  here are our favourites: 1) The Earl of Essex, Angel Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Angel is...
Seamus O’Boyle was leader of London’s gay Catholic Mass for six years, until it came to an end under pressure from the Vatican in 2013. Now a parish priest in the borough, Monsignor O’Boyle speaks to Michael Cox about...
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...
On International Women’s Day at Archway Library historian Roz Currie is taking the crowd on an inspirational romp through the history of the suffrage movement in Islington. But these aren’t just any suffragettes, these are the Jewish Suffragettes. Currie,...