Jeremy Corbyn has criticised “disgusting” treatment of the Windrush generation – including a number of his Islington North constituents.

We held a local elections hustings last night. Sadly, barely anyone turned up. There was still good debate, though. James Morris reports from St Mary’s Church in Upper Street.

Police are appealing for information on Islington teenager Marcus Simmonds, who has been missing from his St Paul’s Road home since Saturday.

In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visited Newington Green’s Acoustic: Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite restaurant.

A parent has called for greater police presence in troubled Rosemary Gardens after a huge brawl yesterday afternoon.

Islington South and Finsbury MP Chris Smith offered himself as a “swap” for hostages on a hijacked Kuwaiti airliner.

A man was stabbed in the Cally’s Outram Estate on Saturday night.

A stunned Jeremy Corbyn this morning thanked Arsene Wenger for his service to Arsenal, saying: “You took our club to a higher plane.”

A 24-year-old man was stabbed in Rosemary Gardens yesterday.

Police are appealing for information after a 41-year-old woman was knifed in a lift in a block on flats on the Hackney and Islington border.

Two young moped riders who crashed in Finsbury Park on Tuesday morning are recovering from their injuries.

Council bosses are set to approve an affordable workspace strategy to support small businesses.

Islington Council faced having to pay back more than £1million of traffic fines issued at a controversial width restriction.

Islington has foul air, poor cycling infrastructure and some dangerous pedestrian zones. So last night’s healthy streets hustings should have been a chance to find out more from local elections candidates. James Morris was baffled by the outcome.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette is bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties. After hearing from Labour, the Lib Dems and Greens already, James Morris spoke to the Conservatives ahead of the party’s manifesto launch today.

Two moped riders were injured in a police chase this morning after crashing outside Finsbury Park station in Seven Sisters Road.

Two people were arrested in Holloway yesterday after plain clothes officers targeted drug use and anti-social behaviour following neighbour complaints.

“The best souvlaki in London” could be coming to Clerkenwell.

The Whittington Hospital was struggling to cope with a baby boom.

Two hundred people this afternoon said goodbye to an Islington legend: Ron Hagland.

Housing campaigners have accused the Ministry of Justice of “misleading” people about the use of Holloway Prison’s visitor centre.

Thirteen per cent of secondary school pupils in Islington say they know someone who carries a weapon.

Islington councillors are fighting the closure of Essex Road’s beloved Market Garden grocer’s.

One of the world’s leading architects has tabled a radical plan to pedestrianise Upper Street.

Is Islington’s working class character being destroyed? As luxury housing blocks spring up and traditional shops are forced out, it feels that way. James Morris spoke to housing and business leaders, asking how they see the borough’s future.

Islington’s brilliant Hammerton Brewery continues to thrive – after one of its signature beers was named as the second best in London.

A hero tobacconist fought off a thug who threatened to knife her and rob her shop.

A Finsbury Park lottery business will probably have to change its name after a “competitor” threatened legal action.

A man who tried to smuggle £23,000 of drugs over Pentonville Prison’s perimeter wall has today been jailed for 27 months.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette is bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. After hearing from Labour and the Lib Dems already, James Morris spoke to the Greens ahead of the party’s manifesto launch today.


“I try and do my best to enhance the young person’s capabilities. I’m very focused on their education, their wellbeing and their cultural needs.”

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