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What a difference a year makes. Despite Jack Wilshere’s ankle ligament strain at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night after he attempted to block a Danny Drinkwater cross during the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg, the future looks bright for the talented Arsenal midfielder who turned 26 on New Year’s Day. A fay cry from this time 12 months ago as he watched from the stands as Arsenal played Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

It’s true the Islington Gazette brings you closer to the action when we cover Arsenal matches – but now we can also say we bring you closer to Arsene Wenger too!

Competition to grow from four leagues to 16 over the next three years

A gang who take over the homes of addicts in an Essex town to deal crack and heroin have been jailed for more than 40 years.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting new businesses in Hackney. This week we speak to Jamie Bolding who has launched delivery-only restaurant Twisted London

New: Arsenal Q&A: Gav from She Wore

Friday, December 8, 2017

It’s back by popular demand – our Friday Q&A. For this week we have a fifth generation Gooner, Gav from She Wore.

Read on for his hard-hitting take on all things Arsenal as well as opinions and memories which will chime for a lot of fans, including this correspondent...

A “jazz” lounge in Dalston could close after repeated reports of weapons and drugs at the venue – despite it claiming it has a “0% fight” policy.

Christmas can be a difficult time for care leavers, says Lemn Sissay. That’s why he decided to start organising Christmas dinners for them

Arsenal legend Ian Wright created so many happy memories for fans across the planet, but he also upset the club’s loyal supporters in Australia this week by comments on Twitter – prompting them to raise the money for his airfare Down Under so he can experience their passion first-hand.

A social media appeal to find a dog that went missing in Haggerton three weeks ago has gone viral, after being shared by comedian Sue Perkins.

Arsenal stand 15 points behind leaders Manchester City but Arsene Wenger has refused to officially rule the club of out the race for the 2017-18 Premier League title blasting: ‘I’m not Mauricio Pochettino’.

My concern is in the proposals of the redevelopment of the Britannia leisure centre, writes Michael Jones, Bridport Place, Hoxton.

MOBO nominated artist Not3s went back to the school where he took music lessons as a teenager for a secret gig.

A Mare Street business founder who made her name running prize draws for other firms has launched a campaign to stop people falling victim to scams.

Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers will meet at the O2 Arena on January 11

Arsenal’s 4-2 win in Belarus against BATE Borisov in Europa League Group H was memorable for lots of reasons, not least because Olivier Giroud hit his 100th goal for the club.

The odds of a white Christmas in Haggerston Park have been slashed after Winterville withdrew its planning bid to run the annual Christmas festival there.

With the Premier League season nearly upon us today sees the return of our popular series Friday Fanzone where we quiz loyal Gooners about their views on all things Arsenal. Read on for Pierre Hertin from the Sweden Arsenal supporters club and their banner, an Arsenal trophy prompting his first taste of alcohol – and the best answer we’ve had so far to ‘what’s your biggest scrape as a fan’...

Stour Space in Hackney Wick is calling for submissions from any women who want to share their voice

It’s just as likely that you know Rev Sue Makin from social media as from St Mary of Eton in Hackney Wick. She tells Emma Bartholomew how the church can be an ‘unshockable’ listening ear



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