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Friday, November 16, 2018

Islington life

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...
Islington Council’s bid to become London’s first Borough of Culture reached its final stages on Wednesday night as the council looks to secure more than £1m of funding to stage a programme of cultural events and initiatives in 2019. Outstanding cultural initiatives The...
A Chapel Market fruit and vegetable seller and a Whitecross Street food vendor have been chosen by the public as the Islington Market Traders of the Year. Dave Jackson, a trader on Chapel Market for more than 45 years, and...
The festive season is fast approaching, so it’s time for Islington to get the tinsel out and turn on the sparkling Christmas lights. This year there’s plenty of choice in the borough to see the lights turned on and...
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...
Organisers are hoping up to 800 apple lovers will gather this Sunday for the fourth edition of Gillespie Park’s Apple Day, which celebrates the coming of autumn with Britain’s favourite fruit. The annual event, co-organised by Friends of Gillespie Park,...
A karate expert from Holloway has set his sights on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Last June, the Olympic Committee announced that karate would be included as an Olympic sport for the first time. This announcement signalled a number...
A popular espresso bar and restaurant has been forced to prolong its wait for a late night music licence after a council hearing over the issue has been delayed. Shoreditch Grind is looking to be able to play recorded music past...