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Tara Button: buy me once campaigner Everyone has a story. Tara Button wants MPs to bring in a simple law that stops companies making products built to break – and she’s asking us to help her by signing a 38 Degrees petition that got 8,000 signatures within a fortnight of its launch.  Can she get 100,000…
Jeremy Corbyn, MP: a tribute to the brilliant Islington North MP Everyone has a story. Jeremy Corbyn, 66, has been North Islington’s popular local MP since 1983. He lives in the borough – in Finsbury Park – and is hugely respected for the care he gives to us lot, his constituents. Here are some reasons Islington Faces Blog has found to love what…
Everyone has a story. Islington has 48 councillors elected by the people of Islington. In addition Islington’s young people are represented by an elected youth council, who serve a two-year term in office. All the youth councillors are aged 13-17. The youth councillors elect amongst themselves the Young Mayor and…
Everyone has a story. The golden days of pubs may be over but Islington is lucky – some of the new landlords, like Ade Clarke at The Lamb Beer & Liquor know how to mix music, real ale and people to create pubs that make you feel just like a…
Stephanie Leonard: community organiser Everyone has a story. Stephanie Leonard hopes to turn 50 young people into community organisers. Here’s how she’s doing it in Islington and Camden by empowering first-, second- and third-generation migrants’ knowledge of blood, sweat and tears. Interview by Nicola Baird. We meet in a sweet cafĂ© by Highbury & Islington tube, Sawyer &…
Chloe Holmes: Elizabeth House centre director Everyone has a story. Elizabeth House – part of Islington’s community hub network*– is getting a spring makeover that looks set to see even more locals making use of the classes, classrooms and after-school clubs says new director Chloe Holmes. So where is Elizabeth House? Interview by Nicola Baird. “We’re…
Carlos Torres: film maker & photographer Everyone has a story. Film maker Carlos Torres reckons living in Islington will give him the film making opportunities he needs to develop his career.  Interview by Nicola Baird. Spaniard Carlos Torres has been in the UK for three years but is happy to call Islington – and more specifically Archway – his home. Carlos is…
Everyone has a story. Filmmaker and BAFTA winner Jonas Grimas grew up in Sweden but it is Islington where his career took off.   Interview by Nicola Baird. “February 1989: It was early in the morning and I was living off Essex Road. I nipped out to get milk and a newspaper.…
Barry Causton: events manager Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Oxjam Islington Takeover Manager & film extra, Barry Causton, 38, has been working and living in Islington for nearly 10 years. “Islington is like a northern town, small enough that you always bump into people you know, yet big enough to have so much packed into…
Everyone on Islington Faces Blog has a story.  Who knew Islington boasted several Pearly families or what Pearlies even do? Super-fast Cockney wit, a love of London and a great photographic smile are key skills for London’s Pearlies. But as the Pearly King of Finsbury John Walters explains there’s a lot more to being…