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There are no pets in Islington’s newest library, despite its name. Islington Museum curator Roz Currie tells Rhiannon Long where the Cat and Mouse Library got the title – and how some Suffragettes got the upper hand using martial arts

Spear Islington has spent a year providing young people with the skills they need to find work. To mark its first birthday. The Gazette spoke to two of the Cally project’s most recent graduates to find out how it kickstarted their careers.

Baroness Hussein-Ece of Highbury was the first Turkish-Cypriot woman to be elected to public office in the UK. The Lib Dem equalities spokeswoman tells the Gazette what makes her tick.

School’s out for Brian Bench – after 36 years.

An Islington music group is handing the mic to talented young homeless people.

‘Knife sweeps’ in Islington’s green spaces are a key method of taking potentially deadly blades off the borough’s streets. The Gazette accompanied police and church volunteers to Wray Crescent, not far from the Andover Estate.

Migrants who arrive in Islington face a daunting prospect: mountains of government paperwork in a language they often aren’t familiar with; a ban on getting certain state benefits; and no legal help.

Sadiq Khan has rejected thousands of calls to bid for the empty Holloway Prison site – but said yesterday it would be an “outrage” if it ended up as vacant luxury housing.

Hundreds gathered in Islington yesterday morning to remember those who died fighting for our country.

Changes to the cycling system in Archway have done little to improve safety, cyclists have said.

Highbury Brewhouse and Kitchen has made it into CAMRA’s (Campaign for Real Ale) Good Beer Guide for the first time.

Neighbours in Hornsey Rise say the new-look Archway gyratory is funnelling too much traffic down their residential streets.

A London council hasn’t set up an energy supplier for more than 100 years – but last week, Islington launched Angelic Energy, a not-for-profit provider designed to help those in poverty cope with soaring energy prices. The Gazette looks back to when the council first began supplying Islington’s energy, in 1896.

Fruit fans celebrated all things apple at Gillespie Park’s annual harvest festival.

Islington couple Emily and Pete Shaw have raised more than £100k in one year in memory of their baby son, who died in October 2016.

In a weekly feature, we profile a company doing business here in Islington. This week, we hear from Indiebeer – a new craft beer shop and tasting room in the Holloway Road.

The “Supreme Young Voices” stormed to victory in the Peace Cup football tournament in the Cally.

The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. We spoke to a carer who’s been looking after people for eight years, and found out why it’s just as rewarding after nearly a decade in the industry.

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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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