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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Islington life

An Islington city farm, founded 40 years ago to bring the countryside to inner London, warned today that it may not “keep open” without additional funding, depriving children of a taste of the natural world. Elizabeth McAllister, Chief Executive of...
Islington, with its rich and long history, has been home to many famous people and landmarks over the years. Did you know that one of the world’s most famous film directors started his career in Islington? Or that Europe’s...
Finding the greenery in Islington, London’s least green borough, Jane Parker leads walking tours to reacquaint locals with their surroundings.
Islington is home to some of the best kebab houses in London. We've narrowed the choice down to 6 of the best cheap-eat kebabs in the borough.
In Islington's Centre 404, a charity organisation involved in community outreach for people with disabilities, is getting people out onto the ice. The charity hosts a weekly event in Sobell Leisure Centre which gives locals the opportunity to skate on...
In November, a fleet of over 400 brightly coloured dockless bikes from two rival Chinese companies – Mobike and Ofo – descended upon the streets of Islington. The borough is the first to allow two dockless bike firms to...
You never know what death is going to throw at you. For bereaved families, the task of sifting through, packing up or throwing away the possessions of the relative you’ve lost is often a poignant, sad affair. The clothes,...
Clifford Farrell OBE of Paradise Passion Cliff was appointed an OBE by the Queen for saving lives in his native country of Montserrat following the volcanic eruption in 1997. He was working as a firefighter on upper street before...
Former staff and inmates of Holloway Prison are sharing their memories of the jail in a series of oral histories, films, and workshops. Holloway prison project The Echoes of Holloway Prison project is aiming to preserve the history of what was once...
Cover photo by Owain Caruana-Davies It's been a week since the Beast from the East transformed London into a winter wonderland, and the snow already seems like a distant memory. But let's not forget our brief icy interlude. Here are...