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Islington Tribune - NEWS
Published: 15 February 2008

Crucified man in boxer shorts ‘likely to offend‘, rules Underground

UNDERGROUND bosses have banned a poster of a crucified man in boxer shorts advertising a play at Islington’s King’s Head Theatre.
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Border guards thwarted doctor’s mercy dash with Gaza medical aid
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‘You may wake up to a few surprises’ promises street artist
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MP backs campaign to delay deportation
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Inquest fails to establish how ‘The Bear’ died in car crash

Pet Shop Boy musician describes last hours of Arsenal fan before tragedy

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Offices sell-off will force staff to ‘hotdesk’ - THE Town Hall has launched a startling new belt-tightening budget in the wake of the downturn in the economy. > more

Prisoner overcrowding leads to chaos at court - SOLICITORS have described scenes of chaos at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court as prison overcrowding led to... > more

Police search for relatives of fire victims - INQUESTS into the deaths of three people in a Holloway blaze two weeks ago have been adjourned while police try to... > more

Planners back store at antiques arcade - EVICTED antiques traders have failed in a bid to prevent planners granting retrospective permission for a furniture chain... > more

Who will put black teenagers on road to success? - THE search is on for entrepreneurs from Islington’s Afro-Caribbean community who will “inspire” young people... > more

Starved dog dies after rescue - STARVED and weak, a dog with bits of green plastic in its gut died in the arms of an animal welfare officer. > more

Tree felling on hold as streets split over park - A FURIOUS battle between neighbouring streets over plans to axe 20 trees resulted in a park’s £100,000 landscaping... > more

Teenagers sus out candidates’ stance on crime - THREE London mayoral candidates – and one stand-in – were grilled by more than 200 Islington teenagers... > more

Town Hall top job pay up by £30,000 - THE Town Hall has come under fire after approving a massive £30,000 salary increase for whoever replaces chief... > more

Freeman honour for delighted mayor - MAYOR of Islington Barbara Smith has received the Freedom of the City of London at the Guildhall. > more

Swimmers, how far will you go to help charity? - WATER babies and doggy paddlers alike - the time has come for Islington’s annual Swimathon. > more

Mother’s sudden death baffles doctors - THE death of a woman who collapsed at her Highbury home remains a mystery. > more

Gambling licence bid sparks opposition - TOWN Hall decision-makers are being urged to stamp on plans for a gambling parlour in Archway. > more

School to become centre for maths - ST Aloysius College in Archway is to become a specialist mathematics and computing school, it was announced this week. > more

Stars shine at charity auction to raise cash for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital - TV presenter Gail Porter walked away with stuntman Eddie Kid’s... > more

Pledge to help unemployed - EMPLOYERS across Islington have made a firm commitment to tackle unemployment in the borough. > more

School’s Pink rockers meet Floyd star - PINK Floyd drummer Nick Mason jammed with pupils at Bridge School on Friday when he dropped in to open a new... > more

Praise as school just gets better - TEACHERS and pupils at a Finsbury Park school are celebrating one of its best ever Ofsted reports. > more

Free travel goes nationwide - FREEDOM Passes must be renewed by April 1 to allow holders to travel free anywhere in the country. > more

Change at the top of council homes body - HOMES for Islington, the company that maintains council homes, is under new leadership. > more




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