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Rapid chargers for electric cars cluttering up Islington’s pavements could spell disaster for visually impaired people, a councillor has warned.

In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visited Gadz Cafe in Finsbury Park, which pays tribute to ‘amazing’ MP Jeremy Corbyn.

The term “gentrification” was coined by sociologist Ruth Glass about Islington in the 1960s. She was describing middle class families buying homes in working class neighbourhoods – and seeing the value of those homes grow massively.

As chief reporter at the Islington Gazette when Ben Kinsella was murdered, Meyrem Hussein had a better insight into Islington’s knife crime problem than most. She recalls how Ben’s death caught the attention of the national press – but says too little has changed in the decade since.

More than 15 per cent of Islington Clinical Commissioning Group’s cancer patients waited at least two months to start treatment following GP referral, according to NHS figures.

Seven film club pupils from Vittoria Primary School in Barnsbury made their own film – and had it shown in Paris at the Cinémathèque Française, the French equivalent of the BFI.

In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we made a long overdue visit to popular Essex Road bakery Raab’s.

Camden Passage restaurant and bar The Elk in the Woods has shut after 15 years in Islington.

With an exhibition running at Islington Museum until Tuesday, the Gazette finds out how our borough played a part in fighting the oppression of black South Africans.

Islington property sales were £414,000 above the national average in the last year.

Neighbours and faith groups carried out a sweep for knives around Wray Crescent, a playground and cricket pitch 10 minutes’ walk from Finsbury Park, on Saturday.

Young graduate Alice Feilden found it hard to forge a career in the arts – so she took matters into her own hands. She tells the Gazette about her childhood in Archway and her ambitions for the Hustle Club.

A fire that filled a Highbury tower block with acrid smoke has forced occupants to find alternative accommodation.

Twenty parents and carers have been benefitting from business start-up coaching sessions in Holloway.

An alcohol subscription service is being run out of a workspace above Blighty Cafe in Blackstock Road.

Long established tailor Minerva Ibraham, 65, tells the Gazette about the origins of her business and how it became a staple of Fonthill Road in Finsbury Park.

Aaron Henriques now owns a successful call answering and web call business. But it wasn’t always like that.

Doctors need to communicate better about the risks associated with childbirth if women are to fully exercise their right to informed consent.

Hortensia Celis moved to London from Mexico 30 years ago and has lived in Holloway for 26 years. She’s now decided to turn her passion for food into a business by opening an authentic Mexican store.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot today. The Gazette looked through the Gazette archives to find out how Islington has celebrated previous royal weddings throughout the years.

A “sadistic” predator has been jailed for life for killing barmaid Iuliana Tudos in Finsbury Park as she made her way home at Christmas.

Cally man Dan Storey gave up art at 15 despite loving it. Now 42, he tells the Gazette about his first exhibition, which is running until June.

Remember Jubilee Photographica in Pierrepoint Row? A collection of its former sale items made thousands at auction last week. Owner Beryl Vosburgh’s daughter, Amy, tells the Gazette what made her mum such a character of Camden Passage.

Veteran Cally tattoo artist Lord Montana-Blue (part of that is his real name) shares the sage advice he gives anyone who enters parlour Jolie Rouge on a whim.

Islington Labour retained complete control of all but one ward in the local elections, in what re-elected leader Richard Watts said was “only the second time in our borough’s history we’ve seen a repeat landslide”.

A council tenant says she feels helpless and isolated after eight years in a mouldy, damp-ridden home on Canonbury’s Marquess Estate.

A restored century-old cart was the centrepiece of an anniversary trek by the 5th Islington Scout Group on Sunday morning.

A PR firm staffed by former journalists – including the Gazette’s one-time food editor – was one of two Islington businesses to scoop a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise on Saturday.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 20-year-old was knifed to death in Finsbury Park..

Fans outside Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium today greeted news of Arsene Wenger’s resignation with relief – but also spoke of sadness at the end of an era.

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