Kings Cross

£500K road to close for 18 months just a year after reopening

£500K road to close for 18 months just a year after reopening

A road that cost over half a million pounds to redevelop will be closed for 18 months to allow for further construction, just 15 months after reopening. Islington Council spent £510,000 on converting a section of Caledonian Road to a two-way road, according to a Freedom of Information request. The road reopened in December 2014. […]

I was a comedian for a day

I was a comedian for a day

Still reluctant to step in, here I am standing in the dark at the colourful high gate with a mysterious inscription “Calthorpe Project”. I am about to attend my first improvisation comedy workshop. None of my colleagues have dared to join me, so my herd instinct is betrayed. It turns out to be fine, since […]

TfL’s new plans in King’s Cross “ignore cyclists’ safety”

TfL’s new plans in King’s Cross “ignore cyclists’ safety”

The London Cycling Campaign (LCC) has slammed Transport for London’s redevelopment proposals for the busy King’s Cross junction, claiming they do not adequately respond to the safety concerns of London cyclists. The lack of interconnected and protected cycle lanes in every direction of the proposed gyratory system particularly stood out as dangerous, the campaign group […]

19 things that happened when our reporter went to a Notorious B.I.G. twerking event

19 things that happened when our reporter went to a Notorious B.I.G. twerking event

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 an aggressive performance while two dancers twerked in front of him, grinded against him and […]