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    Grand opening – Musicians and dancers get together to take new Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre for a ‘spin’

    Centre staff and volunteers celebrate

    Published: 4 March 2010
    by JOSH LOEB

    BREAKDANCING and spinning on decks jazzed up the grand opening of a new com­­munity centre this week.

    One in three children miss out on preferred secondary school in places scramble

    Marylebone school

    Pictured: Students at Marylebone School celebrate top marks in their A-level exams last year

    March 2, 2010

    By JAMIE WELHAM

    Sir Peter Dixon: ‘Disgrace’ to sell Finsbury Health Centre

    Finsbury Health Centre

    English Heritage branded ‘too wet‘ to protect iconic building

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by TOM FOOT

    A TOP health boss has attacked plans to sell Finsbury Health Centre as an “absolute disgrace”.

    Terror of gunshots and brawl at N1 Centre

    The N1 Centre in Angel

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    Coming soon: £1.4m Screen on Green auction

    Iconic: Screen on the Green in Upper Street

    Cinema leasehold to go under hammer amid assurances that its future is secure

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    Piya Piya nightclub told to close earlier

    Piya Piya nightclub

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    Dr Mark Spencer warns of homes threat to ‘secret’ garden’s rare plants

    Dr Mark Spencer with Caroline Russell and resident Chris Ashby

    Trailing St John’s wort found at overgrown area campaigners hope to save

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Plaque marks building where struggle against apartheid was plotted

    Councillor Terry Stacy with South Africa High Commissioner Dr Zola Skweyiya

    Bombers targeted office of exiled ANC supporters

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Woman dies in blaze at Panther House artists’ studios

    Panther House, scene of fatal fire

    Late-night fire in workshop at block due for renovation leaves ‘terrible cloud over everyone’

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    I believe in you, First Lady tells pupils

    Students return from White House visit with hand-signed message from Michelle Obama

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    ZSL director Ralph Armond fears that World Cup "fan fest" go-ahead will pose serious threat to welfare of animals

    ‘Exceptional noise levels’ caused by football fans could disturb zoo animals

    ‘Exceptional noise levels’ caused by football fans could disturb zoo animals

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by JAMIE WELHAM

    ‘You couldn’t make it up’ – the department that penalises itself

    Barrie Segal

    Council accused of wasting ‘time and money’ on internal parking fine appeals

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    Remains of the DNA – Skull discovered in Hugh Myddelton's playground

    Skull

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    POLICE were called in after a skull was discovered under a primary school playground.

    Home Secretary Alan Johnson joins Karen Buck on walkabout at revitalised Prince of Wales junction off the Harrow Road

    Karen Buck with Alan Johnson and Julie Bundy of the Harrow Road Neighbourhood Pa

    Kidulthood and crack to safe streets and happy locals following Neighbourhood Partnership regeneration

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by JAMIE WELHAM

    Market force – Chapel Market Traders’ champion sets out stall

    David Twydell and his wife Pamela

    Published: 26 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    MEET the new chairman of Chapel Market Traders Association, David Twydell and his wife Pamela.

    Kate Ambler’s back on the road (with a ‘little help’ from her friends)

    Kate Ambler with the remains of her old bike

    Final act in crushing bike drama as supermarket giant goes from villain to hero

    Published: 25 February 2010
    by DAN CARRIER

    Parking: how Town Hall ‘steals’ motorists’ money

    Councillor Chris Knight

    New pressure group names borough as one of worst offenders

    Published: 25 February 2010
    by RICHARD OSLEY

    Tragedy of killer blaze at Wellesley Road Home for Older People

    Wellesley Road Home for Older People

    Calls for probe into emergency procedures after fire death

    Published: 25 February 2010
    by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS

    Sell-off: Is it the end of Crown glory on Cumberland Market estate?

    Mary and Bill Greenleaf

    Residents on estate that has provided haven since 1920s fear possible sale threatens homes

    Published: 25 February 2010
    by DAN CARRIER

    Priests and pensioners help to block plan for a lap-dance club

    Julian Fulbrook

    Bid to launch new venue ‘near schools and churches’ thrown out at Town Hall

    Published: 25 February 2010
    by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS

    Sarah Brown’s salute – PM’s wife hails ‘extraordinary’ £1.5m New Horizon Youth Centre

    Kathy Lette, Rory Bremner, Shelagh O’Connor, Jon Snow, Sarah Brown, Fitsum Alemu

    Published: 25 February 2010
    by CHARLOTTE CHAMBERS

    THE dream of opening a new centre for homeless and vulnerable young people has come true in triumphant style.

    Health News - Mental Health - Lucy Whitman's new book 'Telling Tales About Dementia: Experiences of Caring'

    Lucy Whitman says the personal stories in her book are ‘heart-warming'

    Author’s book records the moving tales of those faced with the challenge of mental illness

    LUCY Whitman’s mother, Elizabeth, led a happy and fulfilling life until, bit by bit, things began to change.

    Royal Free stroke unit wins award

    Royal Free stroke unit

    Wednesday February 24, 2010

    By TOM FOOT

    CHINESE NEW YEAR - The new film City Of Life And Death depicting the Chinese slaughter by Japanese Troops in Nanjing December 1937

    Nanjing comes under attack in the powerful film City of Life and Death

    A new film that tells the story of a massacre little known outside China, the Rape of Nanjing, often described as the forgotten Holocaust of World War Two, has already moved critics after a good sh

    CHINESE NEW YEAR: Wildlife Charity says tiger conservation has been hit by demand for the trade in animal parts

    Tiger conservation has been hit by demand for the trade in animal parts

    Save China's Tigers group celebrates animal's year in spotlight as zoo expert calls for extra funding to boost conservation

    Tiger conservation has been hit by demand for the trade in animal parts

    Published: 19 February 2010
    by AMAH ROSE-ABRAMS

    CHINESE NEW YEAR: West End's Chinatown gateway gets the go-ahead

    An artist’s impression of how the new Chinatown gateway will look in the West En

    Impressive new look for Wardour Street landmark was designed in Beijing

    Published 19 February 2010
    by JAMIE WELHAM

    CHINESE NEW YEAR - Chinese cuisine - The Art of cooking and the spice of life

    A New Year’s painting Celebrating the Lantern Festival portrays the festive scen

    Lifting the lid on a mouth-watering history of Chinese food. There’s a lot more to it than chow mein and sweet and sour sauce 


    Published: 19 February 2010
    By DAN CARRIER

    CHINESE NEW YEAR - Local Entrepreneur John Mills' recalls his business trips to Shanghai and the rest of China in the 1980s

    Shanghai’s futuristic skyline now rivals New York

    John Mills recalls his business trips to China in the 1980s, before the economy reinvented itself and roared to into life

    My first business trip to China was in 1981. Chairman Mao had died in 1976.

    CHINESE NEW YEAR: Acrobatics and fireworks welcome in the Year of the Tiger

    CHINESE NEW YEAR: Acrobatics and fireworks welcome in the Year of the Tiger

    Events across London include tea-tasting and craft workshops

     Last year’s celebrations in Trafalgar Square

    Published: 19 February 2010
    By JAMIE WELHAM

    GUNG HEY FAT CHOY! Happy New Year and welcome to the Year of the Tiger. 

    CHINESE NEW YEAR: What's on and where this weekend

    Map of Chinatown with First Aid, stalls and lost children areas

    Published: 19 February 2010 

    Chinese New Year 2010 Programme - SUNDAY 21st FEBRUARY

    Indie music star Gena Dry found dead on rail tracks

    Gena Dry was a former member of the band Colour Noise

    Woman’s body discovered on train line 30 miles from her home

    Published: 19 February 2010
    by ROISIN GADELRAB

    Great art grows on trees! Hugging Trees by Avis Saltsman at Islington Museum

    Avis Saltsman

    Campaigner’s new exhibition inspired by borough’s green spaces

    Published: 19 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    ‘Fights and noise’ put Piya Piya nightclub licence in danger

    Piya Piya nightclub in City Road

    Neighbours call for review after closing-time brawl

    Published: 19 February 2010
    by PETER GRUNER

    A FINSBURY nightclub is threatened with the loss of its licence following a series of complaints by angry neighbours.

    Count Alexander von Beregshasy: ‘It’s time to spread my sparkle to angels’

    Michael Lynton with the Count’s three favourite necklaces. Inset Count Alexander

    A final message from Count of Many Crystals as mourners holding roses pay their tributes

    Published: 19 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    Islington students' trip to meet First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House

    Islington secondary school pupils chat with Michelle Obama in the White House

    Teenagers travel to United States after President wife’s trip to an Islington school last year

    Published: 19 February 2010
    by RÓISÍN GADELRAB

    Shock at burglary figures - Break-in levels in deprived and affluent wards remarkably similar

    Deprived - Penfold Street in the Church Street ward
    Affluent - Queensborough Terrace in Bayswater

    Published: 19 February 2010
    by JAMIE WELHAM

    BY EVERY yardstick Bayswater and Church Street are worlds apart.