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The city that never sleeps: Londoners told to get more kip

Forget the classic saying that if “you snooze; you lose”. March is National Bed Month so it’s time to get comfortable, turn off your alarm clock and snore to your heart’s content. The month, organised by The Sleep Council, aims to raise awareness of the health benefits of a good night’s kip. It has found

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Dating column: Thanks god he was a leftie

I walked into Little Bat, a trendy cocktail bar, absolutely shaking. I’d already wandered around for ten minutes in Highbury and Islington, attempting to feign a fashionably late entrance yet all it had achieved was an increased trepidation for the torture I called a first date. An edgy bleached blonde bartender ushered me into a

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Two people held in murder investigation are released on bail

A man and a woman being held after the murder of Jonathan McPhillips were released on bail today pending further enquiries.   Two people bailed #Islington murder investigation- enquiries continue. https://t.co/n2uvE8HVwe pic.twitter.com/5Xwdca4X4E — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) 20 March 2017 The man, aged 19, was arrested on Thursday last week on suspicion of murder on Upper

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Arsenal Ladies run riot against North London rivals

Arsenal Ladies moved a step closer to retaining their F.A. Cup title after a 10-0 demolition of arch rivals Tottenham. FULL-TIME: Arsenal 10-0 Tottenham Hotspur North London is pic.twitter.com/FVtbK6YOB4 — Arsenal Ladies (@ArsenalLadies) March 19, 2017 The win ended Spurs’ 27-game run without a defeat and the Gunners will face Birmingham City in the quarter

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Arsenal in trouble after match against West Brom

Arsenal’s mounting woes continued as West Brom inflicted a morale-sapping defeat, pegging them back in their fight to maintain their top-four place. Defender Craig Dawson’s brace helped West Brom to a 3-1 victory over the Gunners, who have now lost four Premier League games in their last five, the only win coming against relegation-threatened Hull.

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5 of the most expensive Islington properties

With the average house price at a staggering £859,175, Islington Now have done some house hunting and found the five most expensive properties on offer in Islington. Get ready for some eye-watering figures. 1. City Road, London, EC1V. Anton Page: £11,500,000. Situated on the 26th floor, this open plan 3000 square foot penthouse in Old Street

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Arsenal club mascot thrills pupils at Hargrave Park School

Arsenal double-winner Nigel Winterburn and the club mascot Gunnersaurus Rex thrilled pupils at Hargrave Park School in Archway on Monday when they helped open a state-of-the art all-weather astro-turf pitch in the playground. Funded by the Arsenal Foundation after a “Legends” match against AC Milan last September raised £1m, the club have set the money

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Will Holloway’s rich history survive gentrification?

If Highbury Corner is Islington’s beating heart, then the Holloway Road is its aorta, the main artery through which people and traffic are funneled through the borough. The name, Hollow Way, comes from the ‘hollow’ that cattle made in the road as they made their way from the countryside to the markets of London. The

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Shelter’s charity runners dash to success

Last Thursday more than 1200 people ran Vertical Rush. Vertical Rush is a unusual charity run: instead of jogging on the green, the participants run the 932 steps that lead to the panoramic view of of Tower 42m, the third highest skyscraper of the City in Old Broad street. People from 17 to 70 came

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