Taken over by extremist Abu Hamza and his supporters in the late-90s, the Finsbury Park Mosque’s congregation dwindled to a handful of radicalised Jihadists. In the decade since Hamza’s removal, chairman Mohammed Kozbar has reverse the mosque’s fortunes and brought thousands of worshippers through its doors. The door of the Finsbury Park Mosque is open
An attacker who stabbed a passenger at Finsbury Park tube station has been sentenced to five years in prison, at Blackfriars Crown Court. Adeyemi Adekeye, 27, of no fixed address, attacked a man travelling on the Victoria Line without provocation before fleeing to Heathrow airport. The victim was standing on the platform waiting for a
Islington residents gathered at Finsbury Park station to watch one of the world’s most famous steam locomotives make its first journey in over a decade. After a £4m restoration project, the Flying Scotsman embarked on its trip from London King’s Cross to York on Thursday 27 February. The record-breaking locomotive took five hours and 40 minutes to
Local residents are being invited to help create artworks that will change the face of Finsbury Park’s railway bridges. A series of workshops are underway for displays on two main railways on Seven Sisters Road and Stroud Green Road. The project is called Leading Lights, run by Islington Council in partnership with All Change, a
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old died in a crash with a black Ford Focus on Seven Sisters Road. Joe Walker was part of a convoy of five motorcycles that included his brother and three friends. They were heading north on 19 October when the incident occurred. He was hit from behind by
An Islington man has raised more than £4,000 for charity after offering his services as a garden sculptor, creating birds, elephants and even an Arsenal Cannon around the borough. Architect Tim Busche (65) created the elephant topiary masterpieces on the corner of Ambler and Romily Road in 2011, but decided to branch out by offering his
Platform Youth Hub has begun workshops to meet rising demand among Islington teens to explore sexuality amidst rising levels of reported homophobic crimes in the area. The programme, called “Insert Name Here,” uses performance art and group discussion to explore issues of sexuality and is aimed at helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied
Islington Council chopped down eight trees on Monday despite a protest by residents, as it became clear the grassroots campaign was no match for commercial developers. The trees, on Lennox Road and Clifton Terrace in Finsbury Park, were hacked down to make way for student accommodation after an application by developers Spiritbond and Watkin Jones.