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£2.7m bill for controversial Controlled Parking Zone review ‘beggars belief’

Transport chief Councillor Claudia Webbe

Transport chief Councillor Claudia Webbe said: ‘Space is at a premium in Islington.

New film explores history of Milner Square in Barnsbury

An archive image of Milner Square in the 1960s as seen in the Through the Hole in the Wall movie 

Published: 4 September, 2015
By ROSE NUGEE

A NEW film, to be released next week, explores the colourful history of a square in Barnsbury, introducing viewers to the real people that have inhabited it throu

Town Hall’s ‘open your doors to Syrian refugees’ plea – but council homes won’t be offered to those fleeing violence

Richard Watts and Caroline Russell

Cllr Richard Watts: ‘I believe Britain needs to do its bit’. Cllr Caroline Russell: ‘Ways in which council can coordinate things’

Angel pensioner pleads guilty to role in Hatton Garden heist

The hole in the wall at Hatton Garden after the heist

John Collins from Bletsoe Walk pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle 

Published: 4 September, 2015 
By KOOS COUVÉE

A PENSIONER from Angel is among four men who have admitted their role in masterminding the Hatton Garden heist, in which £10million worth of valuables were stolen from a safe deposit firm in

Antiques dealer pleads for return of parrot Charlie

Charlie, ‘not the best flyer and a bit lazy’

Charlie, ‘not the best flyer and a bit lazy’

Published: 4 September, 2015
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Bob, the streetcat who befriended an Angel tube station busker, inspires a major feelgood film

James Bowen with Bob, stars of a series of books now to become a film

James Bowen with Bob, stars of a series of books now to become a film

Published: 4 September, 2015
by ALINA POLIANSKAYA

Parents band together in bid to save ‘unique’ centre for disabled young people in Holloway

Parents band together in bid to save ‘unique’ centre

From left, parents Paul Formosa, Eydarus Sharif, Etienne Makosso, Aysha Sparks, Kelly Waller, Leonora Stewart, Adelina Hernandez and Marley Travis

Grilling for Islington Council chief in Archway

Published: 4 September, 2015

TOWN Hall leader Richard Watts will face the public at a Question Time-style event in Archway on Thursday.

Teenagers set to pick their own ‘politicians’ as youngsters campaign to become youth councillors

Youth Council members

Youth Council members, from left, Abu Mensah, Tanjina Uddin, Hiba Warsame, Christiane Pangula, Zenari Singh, Isaiah Fadeyi, Ryan Mackin, Anastasia Aidoo and Taiga Asada

10-year term for burglar who followed elderly women home from shopping trips

William Beggs

William Beggs, 45, targeted 19 women between July and December last year

Published: 4 September, 2015
by KOOS COUVÉE

‘We will not be moved!’ – communal group protest against housing association that’s trying to evict them

The community has lived at the address since 1976

The community has lived at the address since 1976. Below: Islington Park Street tenants take to the streets to protest against eviction.  

 Islington Park Street tenants take to the streets to protest against eviction.

Published: 4 September, 2015
by KOOS COUVÉE

Church: ‘A third of congregation will stay away if new parking controls are brought in’

Marek Tomas at the Church of Our Lady Czestochowa and St Casmir

Marek Tomas at the Church of Our Lady Czestochowa and St Casmir, which opposes the proposed controls

Published: 4 September, 2015
by JOE COOPER

‘Jobs on prescription’ scheme to offer coaching sessions to unemployed at doctors’ surgeries

Published: 4 September, 2015

UNEMPLOYED people with long-term health conditions are to be offered one-to-one employment coaching at Islington doctors’ surgeries.

Barry’s ‘Stag Bol’ sculpture breaks down in the street

Sculptor Barry Lewis with his ‘Stag Bol’

Sculptor Barry Lewis with his ‘Stag Bol’

Published: 4 September, 2015
by ROSE NUGEE

‘Take me away, I’ve killed her,’ man told cops in Holloway street after shooting his girlfriend

Leeann Foley and Richard Conroy

Leeann Foley was a former Highbury Fields School pupil. Richard Conroy faces a minimum of 24 years and six months in jail

Published: 4 September, 2015
by JOE COOPER

Shops hope Holloway Road pedestrian crossing will bring trade boost

Published: 4 September, 2015

SHOPS have welcomed a new pedestrian crossing across Holloway Road at Nag’s Head.