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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...
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Eritrean Embassy in London on 10 November to protest against a recent government crackdown in the country. Traffic was disrupted along White Lion Street as the protesters filled the road outside the Embassy 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...
There is a rich history of LGBT+ action in Islington, from the first gay rights demonstration in the 1970s to the first openly gay MP. The first openly transgender Labour councillor to be elected, Osh Gantly (Highbury East), is...
More than 1200 people have signed a petition calling for a safe pedestrian crossing at a busy Islington junction, which has been dubbed as “terrifying” by supporters of the campaign. The intersection, which joins Holloway Road, Drayton Park and Palmer...
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...
The future of the ten acre estate formerly home to Holloway prison is still up in the air, 12 months after closing. Over 5000 people signed a petition calling on the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to bid for the...
Some concerned citizens are opposing plans for a statue of Sylvia Pankhurst, famed suffragette, to be erected on Clerkenwell Green. Ann Pembroke, founder of the Clerkenwell Green Preservation Society, is not opposed to Sylvia Pankhurst being celebrated. However, she believes...
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...
Archway Bridge was the scene of a fifth suicide in three years this week. A 28-year-old man died after jumping from the bridge at around 12.30pm on Friday. The man, who was previously known to the police for anti-social behaviour,...