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The historic Whittington and Cat pub in Archway may be converted into shops and offices after Islington council abandoned its objection to redevelopment plans. The pub has been closed since 2012, when the owners submitted a planning proposal to turn...
Pentonville Prison has banned prisoners from smoking as part of a rollout of a smoke-free prison policy in England and Wales. Pentonville tweeted on Sunday: “Another historic milestone as Pentonville goes non-smoking from today. Months of planning have led up...
Islington residents have told how delays to repairs by housing association Family Mosaic and its contractors have left them feeling “like my mind is being played with”. Family Mosaic manages 26,000 affordable rented homes and houses around 45,000 people across...
Local pubs have backed calls by CAMRA, the national Campaign for Real Ale, to implement tax breaks for UK pubs, a year on from the 2017 revaluation of business rates. Islington’s pubs have seen their rateable value, a figure based...
Women are paid “more generously” than men at Islington Council. Surprise figures bucking the national trend, released this week reveal that, on average, women get 12.61 per cent more than men, and bonuses that are 32 per cent higher.. Chairing...
The best local store in the country is the Upper Street branch of Budgens - and that’s official. The shop was named Convenience Retailer of the Year last weekend at a national awards ceremony hosted by Convenience Store Magazine. Paul...
Sajid Javid recently revealed that 770,000 people living in England cannot speak English or can speak it hardly at all. In Islington, over a third of residents were born outside the UK and more than 6,000 cannot speak English...
#OldStreet: Old Street roundabout is getting a makeover! Earlier today @IslingtonBC announced the best ideas for the transformation. Check out @tomasdoh's video to see the new looks that impressed the judges most. Which one do you like best? pic.twitter.com/wgZPEhtYZq—...
A charity toyshop has been broken into for the second time exactly a week after the first break-in. The Toy Project, based in Archway, tweeted yesterday: “We’ve had the door of the shop smashed again! That’s two mondays in...
Islington Council has refused to reveal the location of 44 buildings being investigated over possible Grenfell-style flammable cladding because of the risk posed by arsonists and terrorists. A spokesperson feared that in the “wrong hands” the information would leave...