The heroic Islington firefighters who rescued Angel flood victims joined the Pearly King and Prince of Finsbury to be given the freedom of the borough last night.

It’s disappointing that Derryck John was able to perceive the potential consequences of giving up his co-conspirator to police, but not the consequences of throwing a high-strength corrosive in the faces of six people.

Leo Andrade is forced to travel 70 miles just to see her son.

It’s no overstatement to say Islington’s new air quality manifesto is bold.

The town hall has been pilloried – sometimes in this column – for not doing enough to clean up the filthy air we breathe and promote walking and cycling. Well, not this week.

Islington Survivors Network has received donations totalling £320 since the Gazette’s front page appeal, but it desperately needs more.

A man appeared in court today charged with the murder of young dad Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street nearly a year ago.

The horribly named Veganuary may be over, but there’s still plenty on the menu at Thai Square for anyone who wants to cut out meat and dairy.

This week’s Islington Gazette is almost certainly the first official “women’s edition” in the paper’s 161-year history.

It’s just as well we thought to ask the Crown Prosecution Service about Lewis Johnson, or we’d still have no idea that criminal action was being considered against the officers involved in his pursuit – or that it had been dropped.

Islington Council has appointed a top family lawyer to begin its probe into a former mayor’s alleged links to a pro-paedophile group.

A father whose car was crushed by a falling tree during high winds early this morning says he had already warned the authorities the horse chestnut was at risk of collapsing onto his home.

When I gave up meat as a first-year student, I did so not just because of nascent first-world guilt about the environment and factory farming, but because it was cheaper.

A BMW went up in flames this morning after a nearby gas cylinder was knocked over and caught fire in Offord Road, Barnsbury.

It’s hard to specifically fault the council’s workaround for getting homeless people off the waiting list, but inevitably it does feel like rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic.

Clare Wood was strangled and set on fire by her abusive ex-partner George Appleton in Salford nine years ago.

Well, there we are, as Emily Thornberry would say. 2017 is all but wrapped up and I’m gearing up for what will, terrifyingly, be my third year editing your newspaper.

Apologies if today’s front page puts anyone off their Christmas dinner.

Absolutely no end was served by the re-wording of Cllr Caroline Russell’s motion to full council last week.

Believe it or not, it’s a year since the town hall and the Gazette asked you to nominate Islington’s biggest community champions for the 2017 civic awards.

Weekend blizzards made work for young snowman builders in Highbury Fields – and street gritters on the borough’s road network.

It’s good, though not dreadfully surprising, that Islington Council has won backing for its Holloway Prison plan.

A teenage boy was today being held on suspicion of murder following a fatal attack in a Seven Sisters Road cafe.

Police fail to show up to a community meeting about tackling moped crime. The reason? One of their officers has just been attacked by moped riders.

Ian Barker repeatedly sexually assaulted boys he was meant to care for. That is horrendous enough. But it isn’t all he did.

A Holloway drug dealer has been jailed for nearly six years – after dodging bail and being arrested a second time with even more drugs.

A rugby coach sprinted 50 yards down an Islington cycle track to foil a suspected bike thief.

On first glance, the eviction of a Barnsbury congregation doesn’t seem dreadfully Christian.

A month without lifts for a block full of elderly and disabled people is quite obviously not acceptable.

The council wants creative sorts to help it bid for a top culture award – which comes with £1.1million to help people currently missing out on Islington’s rich arts and heritage.

The promoter behind Field Day has ruled out holding the three-day festival in Finsbury Park next year – despite having applied to Haringey Council for permission to do so.

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