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Fabric has won its appeal against Islington Council

Eddy Frankel

It’s a Christmas miracle. All year we’ve had horrifying news story after horrifying news story about London venues. They’re all being closed and turned into estate agents or rare-bean coffee shops. But good news everyone, one venue has kicked back against the man and come out victorious! Islington Council wanted to enforce ID checks on people entering Fabric, and also chuck sniffer dogs into the mix to make sure no one could sneak in with any drugs or wearing Brut. After a whole year of legal wrangling, Fabric’s gone and bloody won! ID checks were deemed unsuitable as underage drinking isn’t perceived to be a problem at the venue, and sniffer dogs were seen as less effective than Fabric’s already thorough searches.

In other news, you might have to buy tickets for Notting Hill Carnival for the first time ever.

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