Jeremy Corbyn this morning praised his “magnificent” community as Islington marked one year since the Finsbury Park terror attack.

Whittington Hospital was turning pregnant women away as its maternity ward couldn’t cope with a north London baby boom.

Nashon Esbrand’s family has been made to wait a fourth time for justice – after one of his murderers didn’t turn up at the Old Bailey for sentencing today.

Thousands of people returned to Caledonian Road for its glorious street party yesterday.

Barnard Park in Barnsbury is one of Islington’s biggest – and therefore most important – green spaces. Naturally, people have been quarrelling about it from the very offset. The Gazette looks through the archives to see how the park developed.

It’s the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s senseless murder on June 29. The anti-knife crime trust set up in his name is marking the tragedy with a 10k walk in his memory.

Robbery offences increased by 73 per cent in Islington in the past year, new figures show.

Brazen supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has made yet another bid to open in Blackstock Road, Highbury.

The World Cup kicks off tonight. That means two things: a month of seriously dull football matches which remind you why international football isn’t very good, and restaurateurs flogging World Cup-themed burgers.

A Cally homeless charity has announced plans to move to Upper Holloway.

A homeless Islington teen has been “lost” after council officers failed to support her, a watchdog has said.

A dry cleaner’s has made the sad decision to leave Horsney Rise after 38 years in the “family”.

A Cally school pupil became a national hero after she helped prevent a tragedy in her PE lesson.

Islington could lose two of its four mental health day centres.

It’s the first anniversary of the Finsbury Park terror attack on Tuesday next week. And Islington is ensuring its victims, in particular Makram Ali, are remembered.

Do you know this man? Police are appealing for information after a man was hit by a car in Penton Street yesterday.

A market could be coming to Archway’s Navigator Square three times a week.

In 2012, there was a minor uproar when Islington Council said the Elthorne Estate “lacked identity”.

Islington Labour councillors faced disqualification from political office.

Newlon Housing Trust has been accused of ‘astonishing’ neglect of the Barnsbury Estate. Tenants in other Newlon blocks elsewhere in Islington have alleged the same. The Gazette asked neighbours and campaigners: ‘What’s going on?’

Councillors and Jeremy Corbyn are demanding Transport for London (TfL) makes Crouch Hill station accessible for all.

Islington Faiths Forum has been given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service: the most prestigious honour a volunteer group can get.

A dad fearing for his daughter’s safety in Canonbury’s Marquess Estate gave her a shotgun for protection, a court heard.

Loads of cops were called to Whitehall Park in Archway last night after someone thought they saw a firearm – but it was a false alarm.

Councillors will next week be encouraged to get rid of the famous wings sculpture at Angel Central shopping centre.

The grieving family of Canonbury murder victim Nashon Esbrand has been forced to cope with further torment – after the sentencing of his killers was delayed for a third time.

Craft beer giant BrewDog is opening a new bar in Essex Road tomorrow.

An Islington man attacked a cafe owner because a jukebox didn’t play any music.

An elderly man was hospitalised and two people had to be rescued after a fire in Highbury this morning.

A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of preventing a lawful burial after suspected skeletal remains were found in Blackstock Road, Highbury, yesterday.


Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

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