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5 shops to buy Mother’s Day gifts

Still undecided what to get to your mother for Mother’s Day this weekend? Islington Now has you covered: here are some possible options. The stress of buying the perfect present for Mother’s Day can leave even the strongest of us a shivering wreck. Have we spent enough on our dear beloved? Have we bought her something she has

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Mother’s day in Islington: what are you going to do?

Ahead of Mother’s Day this weekend, Islington Now spoke some people around Islington about their plans (or lack of) for the day itself. Faruk, 23 – “I knew that it was coming this weekend. I’m not going to do anything special for it, I’ll probably get her some gifts as I work in retail. Things

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Somper on Sarnies: Max’s sandwich shop, Finsbury Park

I think I awoke covered in Special Brew. At least I hope it was. I feel like I’ve had a small golf ball embedded in my skull for the last 24 hours. I need food. Sustenance will solve all. It was with this in mind that I decided to brave the streets of North London

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Two people held in murder investigation are released on bail

A man and a woman being held after the murder of Jonathan McPhillips were released on bail today pending further enquiries.   Two people bailed #Islington murder investigation- enquiries continue. https://t.co/n2uvE8HVwe pic.twitter.com/5Xwdca4X4E — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) 20 March 2017 The man, aged 19, was arrested on Thursday last week on suspicion of murder on Upper

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Arsenal Ladies run riot against North London rivals

Arsenal Ladies moved a step closer to retaining their F.A. Cup title after a 10-0 demolition of arch rivals Tottenham. FULL-TIME: Arsenal 10-0 Tottenham Hotspur North London is pic.twitter.com/FVtbK6YOB4 — Arsenal Ladies (@ArsenalLadies) March 19, 2017 The win ended Spurs’ 27-game run without a defeat and the Gunners will face Birmingham City in the quarter

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5 of the most expensive Islington properties

With the average house price at a staggering £859,175, Islington Now have done some house hunting and found the five most expensive properties on offer in Islington. Get ready for some eye-watering figures. 1. City Road, London, EC1V. Anton Page: £11,500,000. Situated on the 26th floor, this open plan 3000 square foot penthouse in Old Street

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Will Holloway’s rich history survive gentrification?

If Highbury Corner is Islington’s beating heart, then the Holloway Road is its aorta, the main artery through which people and traffic are funneled through the borough. The name, Hollow Way, comes from the ‘hollow’ that cattle made in the road as they made their way from the countryside to the markets of London. The

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Shelter’s charity runners dash to success

Last Thursday more than 1200 people ran Vertical Rush. Vertical Rush is a unusual charity run: instead of jogging on the green, the participants run the 932 steps that lead to the panoramic view of of Tower 42m, the third highest skyscraper of the City in Old Broad street. People from 17 to 70 came

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Chicken shops to vegan cafes: the slow gentrification of Holloway road

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 even a vegan cafe or two. They will take pride in telling their friends that their

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Things to do in Islington this week

Spring is just around the corner, and there’s plenty to do in Islington this week. Here’s our handy guide to what’s on.   1. It’s British Pie Week! Celebrate by going out and treating yourself to a savoury pie at Piebury Corner on Holloway Road, where you can eat among Arsenal fans, or for a spicier

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