Post Tagged with: "Islington"

  • Promoting World Car Free Day in Islington

    Promoting World Car Free Day in Islington

    News September 23, 2012 11:38 am 4 comments

    Clean air campaigners joined forces in Islington on Saturday in order to promote World Car Free Day to reduce air pollution in the borough. The group, including Climate Rush and Green Party activists as well as a very pollution conscious dog, handed out leaflets and chalked slogans in car parking spaces […]

  • Network Rail referred to police on tree felling

    Network Rail referred to police on tree felling

    News June 14, 2012 8:00 am 3 comments

    Campaigners delivered a letter to Network Rail offices yesterday to protest over the behaviour of the organisation which they fear breaches the Wildlife and Countryside Act. The letter, signed on behalf of the Leader of Islington council Cllr Catherine West, was delivered by a delegation including Labour councillors, Green Party […]

  • London’s bookshops: Housmans, a radical bookseller

    London’s bookshops: Housmans, a radical bookseller

    Culture April 10, 2012 3:43 pm 103 comments

    Just round the corner from King’s Cross station, technically on the Camden and Islington border but in reality in the nether space that exists around large stations, lies Housmans bookshop.   Housmans was founded in 1945 as a mail order book club for pacifists. As the fire of world war […]

  • Tasteful Encounters?

    Tasteful Encounters?

    Overflow March 15, 2012 10:39 am no comments

    If ever there was a place for a tasteful encounter… this may not be it.

  • Writing on the wall in Islington

    Writing on the wall in Islington

    Overflow February 5, 2012 12:00 pm no comments

    Whenever a small business shuts down someone should simply write their thoughts on it. They don’t have to be earth shattering, in fact the simpler the better. Every small business grave should be marked in some way.

  • Good on Godfrey’s of Islington

    Good on Godfrey’s of Islington

    Overflow January 29, 2012 3:17 pm no comments

    Godfrey’s butchers in Islington consistently put out warning to drivers of the super  sized puddle (flood) outside their shop so pedestrians don’t get splashed. If the council wont do anything about it a little community action can always help. Good on them! Click pictures to enlarge.

  • Saturday London Links

    Saturday London Links

    Overflow January 21, 2012 4:02 pm no comments

    Scars and stripes has some delightful pics of Camden – with graphics added. While we have some graph action on the Ken vs Boris show at Liberal Conspiracy. Snipe says we should tear up the tube map and start again. Has Downing St scuppered Boris Island? Londonist Road cc points […]

  • Wednesday’s London Links

    Wednesday’s London Links

    Overflow January 18, 2012 9:00 am no comments

    Islington People has a report on reclaiming squats. Facebook people! Why not like Bookswaps for London? Lenin’s Tomb is concerned about Nazi drinking games at LSE. Talking of the LSE our beloved police commissioner was there last night. Follow the twitter debate here. has spotted two new cycle surgery shops in […]

  • The Weekend’s London Links: what the papers say

    The Weekend’s London Links: what the papers say

    Overflow January 15, 2012 12:03 pm no comments

    Hope you’re having a good weekend. Here’s a few  links we spotted out and about that you might find interesting or useful; The Hackney Citizen asks you to use your spare room for good. The Islington Tribune is bigging up the green volunteers. The Camden New Journal hosts Big Smoke […]

  • Islington takes on the “chuggers”

    Islington takes on the “chuggers”

    News January 8, 2012 11:58 am no comments

    Islington council is considering banning street fundraisers (or “chuggers”) from seven key sites in the borough. After numerous complaints about harassment from residents, councillors are looking into cracking down on the phenomenon. The council is consulting lawyers about how to bring in a by-law to stop these teams of “in […]