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‘It’s something I have to live with,’ says amateur boxer cleared of killing friend with single punch

Matthew Fallon

Matthew Fallon (above) suffered a fatal head injury after falling backwards on the pavement following a punch by Leroy English

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

‘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

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.

Highbury Corner bridge set to be replaced

Published: 12 December, 2014

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

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

Published: 12 December, 2014

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

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

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

‘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

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.

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. 

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

Dwight Semple in the room where ceiling collapsed 

Published: 12 December, 2014