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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.

Rush hour in St Paul’s Road. You can hardly move for couriers on mopeds picking up takeaways and preparing to zip them across Islington.

Fifty years ago, homosexual acts were illegal and this public toilet in Highbury Fields was a “cottaging” hotspot – a meeting point for gay men looking for sex.

Hats off to Islington Council for standing firm by its policy that 35 per cent of homes in new developments should be for genuine social rent, with a further 15pc cheaper than market rates.

It’s a great thing, though it comes at a terrible cost, that social housing has at last been pushed up the national agenda.

A prolific moped criminal found himself back in court – for keeping an exotic monkey in his bedroom.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing on the Dover Court Estate left a man fighting for his life.

It’s a sad fact that it often takes a tragedy to open our eyes to the good around us.

Police urgently want to find these men after a moped rider ploughed into a young woman in City Road and left her fighting for her life.

I imagine I am not the only journalist who has mixed feelings about the idea of a second General Election.

A 12-year-old girl went missing from her home in Islington last night.

You can count on few fingers the number of bands who’d be able to make you cry using the words “on the rail replacement bus”.

Islington Gazette front page from July 1973.

The story of what vicar Eugene Fitzpatrick did to two children is appalling.

So too are the testimonies in the final part of our series on the Islington kids’ homes scandal.

As I’m writing this, campaigning for the General Election has been suspended in the wake of Monday night’s atrocity in Manchester.

People who pay forensic attention to newspaper design might have spotted that we’ve had a small clean-up.

The revelations published in today’s Gazette make agonising reading.

As our pictures prove, Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips’ family had something to smile about on Saturday.

Newspapers aren’t meant to say this sort of thing, but I don’t believe we paint the most accurate picture of housing in Islington.

Most of my free time and spare money has been swallowed up by record shops since I was about eight years old, so it’s a joy to read Flashback’s success story.

Green and Lib Dem candidates are no threat to Labour in Islington – despite warning signs the party’s stance on Brexit could damage it locally, a senior party source has insisted.

The letter sent by the Stuart Low Trust to an alleged victim of sexual harassment is astonishing.

Those playing Local News Bingo with the Gazette this week will have observed a perennial favourite: the Sham Consultation.

We have received a number of letters this week about our coverage of the violence that broke out across Islington last week.

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