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TV historian backs petition protest over plan for Caledonian Park visitors’ centre that could ‘ruin’ view of clocktower

Protesters in front of the clocktower, ‘a major feature of the park’

Protesters in front of the clocktower, ‘a major feature of the park’. Below: Actor Tim McInnerny: ‘Clocktower is beautiful’

Actor Tim McInnerny: ‘Clocktower is beautiful’

Published: 22 May, 2015
by PETER GRUNER

Grow for it! King’s Cross primary school’s new roof garden

Teacher Asma Begum, left, and Harsha Patel with pupils.

Teacher Asma Begum, left, and Harsha Patel with pupils. 

Published: 22 May, 2015

Neighbours tell how police swooped on Islington man, 74, charged over Hatton Garden jewellery heist

Published: 22 May, 2015

A 74-YEAR-OLD who lives on a council estate is one of eight men charged over the multi-million pound Hatton Garden jewellery heist.

Neighbours speak out as stabbed teenager remains in ‘stable’ condition following 'gang' attack in Finsbury

Peregrine House

Two friends had been walking home when they were attacked by suspected gang members outside Peregrine House, just before 7pm on Thursday last week.

Highbury hairdresser to movie stars reveals how she wised up to Brando’s games

Vera Mitchell at her Highbury home

Vera Mitchell, above, at her Highbury home. Below, with a heavily-made-up Marlon Brando 

Vera Mitchell with a heavily-made-up Marlon Brando

Published: 22 May, 2015
by PETER GRUNER

ISLINGTON PEOPLE: After French Foreign Legion, Upper Street is next best thing!; Shop that attracts eclectic and eccentric ideas; Fruit and veg customers are good for you

Domantas Vysniauskas

Published: 22 May, 2015

Domantas Vysniauskas, 24, always thought he would be serving in the French Foreign Legion, not in an Upper Street Italian restaurant. Originally from Lithuania, he says: “I always believed that I would follow in my father’s footsteps and serve for the Legion. But two years ago I failed my medical test, and one of my biggest dreams was over.” For the last two years he has worked as a waiter at Cafe La Divina while studying at Middlesex University. “I needed to find another dream for myself,” he said. “And I found it.”

Leo Briski

Angel resident Leo Briski gave up a family stationers business in Liverpool Road to launch a gift and art shop-cum-milkshake bar, Shake Gallery, in Chapel Market.

Caledonian Road artist’s feat of clay goes up for auction

Jim Geddes at work in his studio.

Jim Geddes at work in his studio. His sculptures will be auctioned next week by Nick Carter, below. 

His sculptures will be auctioned next week by Nick Carter, below.

Published: 22 May, 2015
by JOHN EVANS

Paying up! Barbican staff to be paid living wage

Protesters at the Barbican – they will now receive the London living wage

Protesters at the Barbican – they will now receive the London living wage

Protesters at the Barbican – they will now receive the London living wage

Published: 22 May, 2015
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

FORUM: We need power and control at a local level

Councillor Richard Watts

Councillor Richard Watts

Published: 22 May, 2015
by RICHARD WATTS