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For those who grew up watching Takeshi’s Castle and The Crystal Maze, the prospect of working in one of their inner-city equivalents, escape rooms, is tantalising. Riddles and puzzles Escape games—based on the Japanese online game ‘Takagism’—do away with the...
The average price of a home in Islington has fallen by 3.8 per cent in the last year. The figures from Rightmove, one of the UK’s biggest property websites, reveal the average house price in the borough dropped by an...
Every woman at some point in their life has met (or been) a “bathroom girl”. The “bathroom girl” is the girl you meet among the toilet stalls on a night out - usually when you’re quite drunk - with...
For many, old age is an opportunity to sit down and put their feet up. But 73-year-old Sheila Field sees her senior years as an opportunity to campaign for human rights. The grandmother spent Wednesday outside Highbury & Islington...
City University strikes are set to continue until tomorrow after UCU members overwhelmingly rejected Universities UK’s new pension offer. This has left hundreds of students without contact hours. Reviewed proposals “The offer wasn’t good enough so we’ve decided to return to...
Golden Lane Residents have labelled Islington councillors’ vote in favour of building a new school next to their estate ‘appalling’ as it nears final review. The scheme was approved despite more than 130 objections and claims from Golden Lane...
Sanitary products are taxed as a ‘non-essential, luxury item’, unlike ‘alcoholic jellies’ and ‘exotic meats’. This ‘tampon tax’ means that women are denied access to basic hygiene products every day. Islington was last year named ‘the worst place to be...
The owner of Oriental Food supermarket in Archway claims he needs to ask customers for ID to protect his own safety. But visitors to the shop feel like they are being judged based on the colour of their skin.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not on the weekend though. That’s when brunch takes the spotlight, and Islington is not short on fantastic places for the occasion. Whether you're an N1 resident, or...
The head of City, University of London earns more than twice the salary of Islington’s council and health chiefs, Islington Now can exclusively reveal. An analysis of the University's audited accounts has allowed Islington Now to outline for the first...