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Fears over 44 Islington buildings with potentially dangerous cladding

Islington Council has refused to reveal the location of 44 buildings being investigated over possible Grenfell-style flammable cladding because of the risk posed by...

Islington loses out to Lewisham in semifinals of “World Cup” of...

Islington has had its dreams of being crowned the best London borough dashed by Lewisham in the “World Cup" of London Boroughs semi-final. The...

REVEALED: Offshore tax havens with a grip on multimillion pound Islington...

More than 1600 properties in Islington are owned by companies registered in the world’s most notorious tax havens, Islington Now can exclusively reveal. Analysis of...

Features

One of Islington's top Escape Room games

Space Nazis and rogue A.I. in Angel? Don’t worry, it’s only an escape room!

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...

Mary Wollstonecraft: the ‘first feminist’

At 227a Upper Street sits New Unity, a non-religious church which boasts a unique connection to the women’s suffrage movement. The church, which is now comprised of a majority atheist congregation, can call Mary...
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How hiring a life coach is like talking to a drunk girl at 3am

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...

Sport

Arsenal to play CSKA Moscow in Europa League quarterfinal

Arsenal will face CSKA Moscow in the quarterfinal of this year’s Europa League, in a tie which will include a crucial second leg trip to the Russian capital amid political tensions between the UK...
Islington Boxing Club

Founder of Islington Boxing Club dies at 86

Members of London’s boxing community have celebrated the life of revered coach Ron Hagland, following his death on Wednesday night last week. Mr Hagland was a founder of Islington Boxing Club, which opened in 1974,...

Arts

Hardeep Pandhal – ‘Liar Hydrant’ Review

Hardeep Pandhal’s work is designed to inspire unease. The 33-year-old Glasgow-based artist employs animation, video work, embroidery and sculpture to interrogate his identity as a second generation British Asian, often all at once. He...

Theatre review: ‘Shanter’ by Maisie Brooker

Rating: 2.5/5 “Toxic masculinity” has been a hot topic over the last 18 months - but anyone who’s graduated from a British university in the last decade knows the extent it permeates any freshers week...

Business

REVEALED: Offshore tax havens with a grip on multimillion pound Islington properties

More than 1600 properties in Islington are owned by companies registered in the world’s most notorious tax havens, Islington Now can exclusively reveal. Analysis of the Land Registry has shown the extent of offshore investment...
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Angelic Energy potentially more expensive than rival energy providers

Islington council's not-for-profit energy company is just £2 cheaper than British Gas and could prove more expensive for pensioners and people on low incomes. Angelic Energy, the brainchild of Councillor Claudia Webbe, was set...

Islington life

Council rewards Islington charity worker for over 10 years of youth garden projects

A woman who has spent ten years volunteering with children in the great outdoors has had her work recognised with a prestigious local award.   Rosie Lyall, 67, founding trustee of the Garden Classroom, a...

Islington loses out to Lewisham in semifinals of “World Cup” of London boroughs

Islington has had its dreams of being crowned the best London borough dashed by Lewisham in the “World Cup" of London Boroughs semi-final. The “World Cup" of London Boroughs is a Twitter contest run...