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The price of housing in Islington, measured by square metre, more than doubled between 2004 and 2016 according to new government figures.

Islington Council’s controversial bid to split up the borough’s last free-to-use full size football pitch has been withdrawn following protests from users and a call-in from the government.

Dozens of firefighters tackled a blaze this morning at London Met University, in the shadow of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

When it applied for permission to demolish the old Bernard Morgan House and build 104 luxury flats with a private cinema on the Golden Lane Estate, Taylor Wimpey argued that it couldn’t afford more than a £1.5million contribution towards “affordable” housing.

Two men face trial for allegedly assaulting police after a large fight on the Mayville Estate.

Show off your apples at Gillespie Park’s annual apple festival on October 15.

Two people have been assaulted outside City and Islington College in Goswell Road.

I sat in the town hall on Thursday with the Islington Survivors Network. I heard first-hand the most awful testimonies of rape, abuse and neglect directed at young children.

An injured pensioner went missing last night after an argument at his care home in New North Road turned violent.

The original whistleblower on the kids’ homes scandal said she was pleased to “have a voice” in the town hall for “the first time ever” – but warned: “We are here for however long it takes.”

The appalling child abuse scandal that shames Islington’s past was not just limited to kids under the council’s care, it has been claimed.

Two men are being held by police after a fight in Newington Green that allegedly saw a man bottled in the head.

I welcome news that a QC will be appointed to review this newspaper’s investigation into former chair of social services Sandy Marks’ alleged links to pro-paedophile activists.

Kim Briggs’ family are grieving for a young wife and mother. Her death was a heartbreaking shock I cannot pretend to imagine.

Arsenal will foot the bill for cleaning up Highbury Fields after last week’s Cologne match that saw thousands of fans unexpectedly descend on the park.

Daniel Culver hits the nail on the head when he describes the peculiar new uniform policy at Highbury Grove as farcical.

Up to 10,000 visiting away fans inadvertently blocked Highbury Corner this afternoon as they travelled to see Arsenal play FC Köln at the Emirates stadium.

I guess I was hoping the drain cleaner wouldn’t do anything.

A van driver arrested yesterday after a crash that killed a cyclist in Holloway has been released.

A cyclist in his 30s has died and a van driver has been arrested following a crash in Camden Road, Holloway.

Police are investigating footage of a couple apparently openly having sex on an Overground platform at Hackney Downs station.

I understand the argument that the council has no statutory duty to consult on the conversion of half the Sobell sports hall into a trampoline park.

The council’s controversial decision to shut Islington’s last free full-size football pitch has been challenged by the government.

Two months have passed since Grenfell Tower went up in flames.

The firm that installed ill-fated “smart benches” across Islington without planning permission says the town hall is to blame – for telling it no permission would be needed.

Four council-backed “smart benches” with built-in phone chargers are to be torn down – because no one thought to get planning permission and the police fear they could be crime magnets.

“Modernisation” – there’s a loaded word.

I’ll admit I welled up the first time I read about Dennis Elmore.

The Gazette echoes Dr Liz Davies’ caution over the appointment of two senior lawyers to look into our evidence linking a former mayor to a pro-paedophile campaign group.

The town hall has taken a step towards reopening an investigation into the child abuse scandal that still blackens Islington’s name – thanks to evidence uncovered by the Gazette.

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