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Why do we love Islington? There are loads of reasons. Can there be a greater ritual on Earth than tucking into a vegetable burger at Islington Farmers' Market come Sunday brunchtime?The fact that this liberal oasis has not elected...
Clerkenwell firefighters are being forced to commute more than 20 miles despite three floors of family accommodation at their fire station lie derelict and unused. Three floors of the historic Clerkenwell fire station, the oldest working station in Europe have...

Scouts walk for Haiti

A local Scouts group has raised more than £1,600 to help with relief projects for children in Haiti. More than 250 young children completed a sponsored ten lap walk around Arsenal's Emirates stadium on Monday 15 March. All proceeds from...
Residents and businesses could soon see a reduction in their energy bills under new council plans to generate electricity and central heating locally. The scheme, announced at a council executive meeting last week, will see a Combined Heat and Power...
Small firms in Islington will benefit from measures introduced by Alistair Darling in the budget yesterday, business leaders have said. The chancellor outlined a £2.5bn package for small businesses to boost skills and innovation, invest in national infrastructure and key...
Hundreds of prospective housebuyers in Islington will be hit hard by a tax hike on high-end properties. In yesterday's budget, Chancellor Alistair Darling revealed plans to raise stamp duty on homes sold for more than £1m from four to five...
Gunshots were heard on one of Islington's most desirable streets on Tuesday, when armed police arrested four men. Witnesses reported seeing around six police officers carrying sub-machine guns, and wearing body armour and baseball caps, surrounding a white estate car...
Accidents involving passengers at Islington's tube stations have risen by more than half over the past five years, raising concerns that safety standards have slipped. New data for the seven stations in the borough - excluding Finsbury Park which sees...
Graffiti on building sites is often considered dangerous for the perpetrators and antisocial for the rest of us, but a new development on Holloway Road has bucked the trend by inviting graffiti artists to participate in its launch.  The £29m...
Islington Council has promised to review the practice of communal burial, following the revelation that Islington and Camden Cemetery Services bury more people in communal graves than any other borough.  In the last year, 34 children and 32 stillborn babies...