The Independent London Newspaper

Latest News Articles

Prize park! Green Flag award as square blossoms under neighbours’ care

Arlington Square

Arlington Square, where volunteers have planted more than 40,000 bulbs, shrubs, plants and trees

Published: 24 July, 2015

Islington MP Corbyn tells Labour leadership rival: ‘I call everyone friends’

Jeremy Corbyn with the other leadership candidates at the sell-out meeting

Jeremy Corbyn with the other leadership candidates at the sell-out meeting in the JW3 Centre

Published: 24 July, 2015
by RICHARD OSLEY

Blackstock Road magpie mural takes flight from wall of fruit and veg shop

The magpie mural that was on a shop wall in Blackstock Road

Above: the magpie mural that was on a shop wall in Blackstock Road and, below, the now-whitewashed wall

the now-whitewashed wall

Published: 24 July, 2015
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

‘She was so happy she managed to see Arsenal win their 12th FA Cup’ – family’s tribute to lifelong Gunners fan, as Queenie dies at 101

Queenie at her 100th birthday celebrations.

Queenie at her 100th birthday celebrations. Below: As part of her 100th birthday tour of the Emirates Stadium, Queenie met Arsenal legend Charlie George, a club ambassador at the home of the Gunners

Queenie met Arsenal legend Charlie George, a club ambassador

Published: 24 July, 2015
by AMY SMITH

Police watchdog: ‘Did you see cops stop-and-search Henry?’

Henry Hicks and sister Claudia

Henry Hicks and sister Claudia. Eighteen-year-old Henry crashed his moped into cars belonging to members of the public following a chase by two unmarked police vehicles in December

Affordable homes ‘fraud’ crackdown will mean developers are challenged to justify quotas

Cllr James Murray and Tom Copley

Cllr James Murray: ‘We need to correct system’. Right: Tom Copley: ‘I hope others follow suit’. Below: Mount Pleasant site in Clerkenwell

Mount Pleasant site in Clerkenwell

Published: 24 July, 2015
by JOE COOPER

As double killer is handed 32-year sentence, sister of victim says murdered brother should have been in the safety of a hospital

Zeinab Majdouline

Zeinab Majdouline says she was not listened to by the authorities. Below: Leandro Da Silva (left) and Othamane Majdouline

Leandro Da Silva (left) and Othamane Majdouline

As double killer is handed 32-year sentence, sister of victim says murdered brother should have been in the safety of a hospital 

Cops urge Caledonian Road sex attack victim to come forward

Published: 24 July, 2015

DETECTIVES are renewing their appeals for the victim of a sexual assault to come forward.

ISLINGTON PEOPLE: Ice-cream kids are cool; Expect the unexpected at Highbury & Islington station; Owning my own sandwich shop fills my dreams

Tina De Freitas

Published: 24 July, 2015

Tina De Freitas, 48, has run Tina’s Ices – an ice-cream van by Highbury Fields, for 17 years. Stationed opposite the Highbury Fields playground, she has few qualms about the manners of her children customers. “They’re getting better! They’re more polite. There used to be a little bad bunch, but I have no complaints,” she said. Having lived in this country for almost 30 years, Tina recalls how she felt when she arrived here from Madeira. “I lived on an island which is totally different, we lived mainly off the land. London was a culture shock.”

Ash Hussain

Ash Hussain, 60, is the station supervisor at Highbury & Islington station.

‘Doubt’ over evidence of siege cops as shooting inquest is told how officers later wrote accounts of incident together

Scene of the shooting in Shepperton Road

Scene of the shooting in Shepperton Road last September in which Dean Joseph died after holding his ex-partner hostage

OUR NEIGHBOURS: Who’s been making the news round your way this week?

Members of the Kindness Offensive with the now-missing broccoli

Members of the Kindness Offensive with the now-missing broccoli

Published: 24 July, 2015
by AMY SMITH

Islington police urge people to give up their weapons as tougher knife laws come into action

Surrender bins are available at St Mark's Church in Moray Road and All Saints Church in Carnegie Street 

Published: 23 July, 2015 
By ALINA POLIANSKAYA

ISLINGTON'S police chief is urging young people in the borough to give up their weapons, after new laws came in to play on Friday, with tougher sentences for those carrying knives.