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50-year-old bandstand will close in December

A children's bandstand that offers play sessions for kids under five is being forced to close this winter. Highbury Fields Bandstand has been a part...

Three charts that expose the cost of childcare in Islington

Islington parents are struggling with a lack of free care for their children as the cost of nurseries, crèches and childminders soars. The government offers...

Vicar warns of a borough divided by child deprivation

A vicar has warned of “two Islingtons” after a report revealed that one in three local children live in income-deprived households. The borough has the...

Islington children set for merry Christmas thanks to police scheme

Officers launched the Christmas Tree Project at Islington Police Station and Angel and Archway tube stations last Thursday. Christmas trees have been set up at...

Happy times with Sylvanian Families in Islington

The staff at the Sylvanian Families shop remember Laurette McFarlane fondly. Her mother had owned a toy museum, which gave her a lifelong love...

Toddlers and Tchaikovsky

Bach to Baby is a parent-toddler music group with a difference

Catwalk show on the horizon for young designers

An ambitious fashion design course for schoolchildren in Barnsbury that was launched last month will culminate in a catwalk show in trendy Shoreditch. The five-month...

Parents fear Highbury Fields homeless are endangering children

Homeless people are being moved from Highbury Fields by Islington Borough Council after a playground fence was broken

Islington has highest rate of state school truants in London

5.8 per cent of state school pupils from Islington were classed as persistent absentees

What’s On over Easter for the family

Islington Now scout out the best Easter goings-on to keep the whole family entertained