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Labour romps home in Barnsbury by-election

Cllr Rowena Champion, front, with, from left, Cllr Jilani Chowdhury

Cllr Rowena Champion, front, with, from left, Cllr Jilani Chowdhury, Cllr Champion’s partner Simon Clarke, council leader Richard Watts and Cllr Mouna Hamitouche

Published: 22 July, 2016

A BARRISTER was elected as Labour councillor for Barnsbury ward in a by-election last Thursday.

Charity goes to court over 14-year-old boy’s nights in police cells

Shauneen Lambe

Shauneen Lambe: ‘Children should not be kept in cells other than as a last resort’

Published: 22 July, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

Whittington’s ‘A&E department was closed,’ claims burn victim café owner

The burn suffered by Hussein Jaber

The burn suffered by Hussein Jaber. Mr Jaber says staff at the Whittington’s A&E department asked him to come back later

Published: 22 July, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

Rebel rebel! ‘Nonconformity’ art at street party

A giant puppet from Little Angel Theatre

A giant puppet from Little Angel Theatre. Below: Youngsters from Angel Shed Theatre and Candoco Dance Company at the Whitecross Street Party. Pictures: Karis Mackenzie Photography

Youngsters from Angel Shed Theatre and Candoco Dance Company

Published: 22 July, 2016
by JOE COOPER

NEWS IN BRIEF: Major upgrade plan for art gallery

Published: 22 July, 2016

AN art gallery in Canonbury is launching a major refurbishment of its building and garden.

Parents speak out as ‘unique’ nursery faces fight for survival

Children at the East West Community Nursery fun day

Children at the East West Community Nursery fun day. ‘It’s such a big part of the community,’ said one parent 

Corbyn’s praise for ‘voluntary sector at its best’

Jean Willson, Jeremy Corbyn, Cllr Michelline Ngongo, and Linda McGowan

Jean Willson, Jeremy Corbyn, Cllr Michelline Ngongo, and Linda McGowan, CEO of Centre 404

Published: 22 July, 2016

Sir Frank set to retire after 14 years as college principal

Sir Frank McLoughlin with students at City and Islington College

Sir Frank McLoughlin with students at City and Islington College

Published: 22 July, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

Clean-air deal brings peace in towpath war with boaters

Cllr Martin Klute: ‘It’s a very green solution and should be good for everyone’

Cllr Martin Klute: ‘It’s a very green solution and should be good for everyone’

As man is jailed for brutal 1997 murder of father-of-two, family tell of their ‘permanent’ loss

Abdus ‘Kamal’ Samad with one of his two daughters

Abdus ‘Kamal’ Samad with one of his two daughters. He was just 25 when was murdered. Below: Foyjur Rahman has been jailed for life, and right, flowers left at the scene of the killing

Foyjur Rahman has been jailed for life, and right, flowers left at the scene

Published: 22 July, 2016
by JOE COOPER

Protests over ‘prison yard at bottom of our gardens’

Residents Gill Weston, James and Tessa Courage

Residents Gill Weston, James and Tessa Courage. Below, artist’s impression of how the three-storey block will look from the Packington Street gardens 

Artist’s impression of how the three-storey block will look

Published: 22 July, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

Corks pop to aid legal advice charities

Published: 22 July, 2016

A NEW firm of solicitors committed to human rights work is holding a summer party to raise cash for two Islington charities.

Children among five rescued from flat blaze in Barnsbury

Debris outside the blaze flat

Debris outside the blaze flat

Published: 22 July, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

FORUM: Trident vote was shabby, pointless – and reckless

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry

Published: 22 July, 2016
by EMILY THORNBERRY MP

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

The Revd Michael Learmouth and Adam Rachid

The Revd Michael Learmouth and Adam Rachid

Published: 22 July, 2016
by AMY SMITH

Jeremy Corbyn supporters confident of ‘convincing’ victory in Labour leadership contest

Jeremy Corbyn

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn this week launched his second Labour leadership campaign. Labour members and supporters will vote in ­September

Published: 22 July, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

Pentonville: campaigners call for action after latest prison suicide

Pentonville

John Williams, a 54-year-old Pentonville prisoner, killed himself at the end of last month

Carl Foot

Carl Foot was found hanging from the windows bars in his cell in December 2014

Published: 22 July, 2016
by JOE COOPER