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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Islington life

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...
Bright yellow polystyrene figures hanging off objects have appeared in Hornsey Road over the past few days. Islington Now tracked down the artist and asked him what it was all about. ‘Kit’ has been an artist for about 25 years,...
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...
  Earlier this month, a group of mainly young women brawled in the middle of Goswell Road, throwing chairs and punches and bringing traffic to a halt. The scene was captured on film by one bystander, who posted it on...