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Hospital strike action continues in pay battle

Health workers protesting outside Whittington Hospital today

Health workers protesting outside Whittington Hospital today 

Published: 24 November, 2014
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

RADIOGRAPHERS, midwives and nurses joined forces today in the latest bout of strike action over low pay. 

Prints charming? Kate graffito ‘tongue in cheek’

The artwork on the front of Faith Inc studios in Caledonian Road

Published: 22 November, 2014
by MARK GATFORD and ALINA POLIANSKAYA

As radical initiative to tackle soaring rates of violence is launched, police tell domestic abuse culprits: ‘We’ll get you’

Chief Superintendent Gerry Campbell

Chief Superintendent Gerry Campbell: ‘There is an unmistakable rise in reported domestic abuse’

Published: 22 November, 2014
by ANDREW JOHNSON

FORUM: 'I’m not homeless, I’m living free!' - brought to tears by plight of The Sheriff

Simon Harvey, vicar of St Mary’s in Upper Street, Islington.

Simon Harvey, vicar of St Mary’s in Upper Street, Islington

Published: 22 November, 2014
by THE REV SIMON HARVEY

Surge in fly-tipping ‘leaves Islington streets strewn with rubbish’

Tracy Ismail and Alex Cox

Tracy Ismail and Alex Cox with dumped rubbish in Tufnell Park Road

Published: 22 November, 2014
by PETER GRUNER

Quiet revolutionary Town Hall leader who puts cleaning streets before flying the red flag

Richard Watts

Richard Watts at the town hall. ‘We sell it best by showing it works.’ he says

Published: 22 November, 2014
by ANDREW JOHNSON

King’s Cross night shelter brings in extra beds for Christmas

Mable Mary joins Sheila Scott, third from left, at the shelter

Mable Mary joins Sheila Scott, third from left, at the shelter

Published: 22 November, 2014
by PETER GRUNER

On song! Vox Holloway choir’s fifth anniversary is marked by collaboration

Justin Butcher, Harvey Brough and Ben Okafor

Justin Butcher, Harvey Brough and Ben Okafor

Published: 22 November, 2014
by PETER GRUNER

Staff could create business enterprises in bid to secure future of Islington adventure playgrounds

Cllr Joe Caluori

Cllr Joe Caluori: ‘We have incredibly dedicated and skilled staff working in our adventure playgrounds and I’m looking forward to seeing their proposals’

Former coroner’s court homes off Holloway Road ‘will not be sold on open market’

Christine Clements, Val Hammond, Tom Rand and David Trillo

From left: Christine Clements, Val Hammond, Tom Rand and David Trillo from the Friends of St Mary Magdalene Gardens

Published: 22 November, 2014
by PETER GRUNER

‘I’ve been lucky,’ says Golden Girl who toured the world as a model at 96

Irene Sinclair, left, with Florence ‘Dolly’ McGrath and Eileen Bacchos

Ethel Stuckey, Martisa Tsangarides and Inez Spencer

Published: 22 November, 2014
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

ISLINGTON PEOPLE: It’s not just the good life in Islington; Old Street is London’s answer to Brooklyn; And child’s play on ‘rundown’ Upper Street

Published: 21 November, 2014

Jonathan Davies, 24, works as a fundraiser for The National Autistic Society, based near Angel tube. “It’s great going out to see the difference that the charity makes, it’s really rewarding,” he said. He lives in Peckham because he can’t afford to live in Islington and feels there’s another side to the borough: “A lot of people don’t realise that Islington is one of the most deprived boroughs. Behind the facade of Upper Street, all the cupcake shops and coffee shops, there is a lot of poverty that we might not be doing enough to tackle.”

Jessica Meyer, who works at a pop-up chilli sauce shop in Old Street station, described Islington as “the Brooklyn of London”.