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Santiago Bell-Bradford is a Group Development and Volunteer Coordinator from Momentum. Source: Momentum A member of far-left pressure group Momentum has been selected as Labour candidate for councillor in Mildmay ward ahead of next year’s elections. Santiago Bell-Bradford, 25, son of...
A councillor has defended a controversial decision to approve planning permission for a film school in Highbury, despite criticism from secondary schools in the area. A battle Councillor Osh Gantly described the planning approval as a victory, saying that Islington Council...
At a time when trans activists and celebrities are more visible than ever, you’d probably expect to hear more about the Labour Party’s first elected transgender politician. But local councillor and trans woman Osh Gantly remains under the radar in...
Google has struck a £650m deal with Lendlease Construction to build its new London headquarters, a 10 storey structure set to tower over King’s Cross. The Europe-based branch of the company beat competition from the likes of Mace, Multiplex...
  Earlier this month, a group of mainly young women brawled in the middle of Goswell Road, throwing chairs and punches and bringing traffic to a halt. The scene was captured on film by one bystander, who posted it on...
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...
What links Upper Street, Pentonville Road, Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road? As well as being the busiest traffic thoroughfares in Islington, these places are also the borough’s most toxic pollution hotspots. The cost to some Islington residents is certainly...
While covering a hip-hop event last week, one of Islington Now's reporters put himself forward when organisers requested an audience member to join a few dancers on stage. But we weren't quite expecting what happened next. Michael was treated to...
EXCLUSIVE: Our reporter James Somper recalls the experience of being in Westminster on Wednesday afternoon.  I heard three gunshots. I froze. It had been a dull, grey afternoon when I’d got on the tube. I was on my way to an interview...
We’ve all been there. You spend (what feels like) hours tossing and turning, trying to wriggle into the most comfortable position in bed. You experiment with different angles, throw the duvet on and off and constantly rearrange the pillows....