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Festive fun! Law firm’s Christmas party at the Barbican

From left, Sean McCallion from charity Back Up, Hugh Stallard, director the French property company AOS, and from Leigh Day: Adrian Jewitt, Carol Day, Sean Humber, Rebecca Davis and Richard Stein. 

Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South, met Richard Stein, a senior figure at Leigh Day who made the headlines last week – including the Tribune’s – by joinin

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

Published: 12 December, 2014
by AMY SMITH

Haynes Mechanix meet the MG Midget challenge

EIGHT young people have stepped up to the challenge of restoring a 1969 MG Midget in just 10 weeks. The only catch is that they have no prior car mechanic experience. This will be the second Haynes Mechanix project following a successful pilot in Islington earlier this year. The group aged 15-25 will work on bringing the classic car out of commission at Prospex Youth Club in Holloway with the help of Haynes manuals. “We hope that this will become a rolling programme for young people in Islington,” says Richard Frankland, youth services manager at Prospex. “The MG will be a challenge as it has sat unstarted for a number of years but that makes it more satisfying when they get it working.” The course will also count towards a certificate in car mechanics. 

Sofia, 6, at the Packington Estate party

Children living in fear after bathroom ceiling collapse at their Barnsbury home

Dwight Semple in the room where ceiling collapsed 

Published: 12 December, 2014
by PETER GRUNER

Highbury Corner bridge set to be replaced

Published: 12 December, 2014
by AGNES CHAMBRE

A 100-year-old bridge at Highbury Corner will be replaced in major works beginning next year.

Woman cyclist flown to hospital after being hit by lorry in Clerkenwell

Published: 12 December, 2014

A FEMALE cyclist was rushed to hospital by helicopter on Tuesday morning after being hit by a lorry in Clerkenwell.

‘Walk that way to help the hospital that saved my life’ – ‘Jimmy Juice’ raises £1,400 by charging passers-by who ask for directions

Fundraiser James Roche tells passers-by: ‘No money and you stay lost’

Published: 12 December, 2014
by EMILY HODGKIN

There’s no sign of a sign to direct audiences to Finsbury Park theatre, thanks to TfL

Jez Bond, below, the man behind the Park Theatre. Picture: Charlie Ward

Published: 12 December, 2014
by PETER GRUNER

Islington pensioners toast a festive treat during Christmas lunch at the Town Hall

Cllr Watts with, from left, Edna Haynes, Phyllis Mallin and Barbara Carroll

Published: 12 December, 2014

UP to 100 pensioners tucked into a Christmas lunch on Wednesday, courtesy of the Town Hall. 

Historians to the rescue after arsonists torch prefab museum

Published: 12 December, 2014

ISLINGTON Archaeology and History Society has stepped in to help launch a book after a fire closed London’s Museum of Prefab Housing.

‘Noise and nuisance misery’ of Holloway couple with a school at the end of their garden

Lucy and Giovanni Puglia in the garden that adjoins school. ‘We hear everything,’ said Mrs Puglia

Here’s Johnny! Hollywood A-lister pops into graffiti artist’s Caledonian Road exhibition and picks up £25,000 work

Lenny Villa and his daughters Kate and Nina with Johnny Depp

Published: 12 December, 2014
by PETER GRUNER

ISLINGTON PEOPLE: Why Edward knows all about life in Camden Passage; How Alberto came from Spain to make Upper Street his office; And dressing a super model for her big day

Published: 12 December, 2014

Edward Green, 27, works at Gorilla Perfume in Camden Passage. “I love the invisible design of perfume, the former menswear design student says. “It only exists through the nose. Its a totally different method of creation which can be based on anything, from books to people and personal experiences.” He describes the area as a “a little village in the middle of a city”: “There’s a great diversity here – with the fish mongers, the vintage shops and the markets. There’s a great mix of people and so many cultures. You can get all kinds of world food. It attracts a much younger crowd.”

Alberto Sáez, who sells the Big Issue at Angel station, moved here in August from Burgos, Spain. “When I came to London I had £12,” he says.