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Yesterday, 17:51
Mayor of Islington Cllr Kat Fletcher at Go Islington in Highbury Fields on Saturday. Picture: Steve Bainbridge

In recent months, Highbury Fields has mainly been associated with the almighty row over disposable barbecues. But the tensions – and smoke – briefly evaporated on Saturday afternoon when Go Islington, the council’s huge annual sports day, returned.

Tracey and Angel complete their skydive (Picture: Tracey Palmer)

If you glanced upwards over Reading on Sunday, you might have spotted brave Whittington worker Tracey Palmer plummeting through the clouds.

Lord Glasman praised Shomrim's work (Picture: Mike Brooke)

An “irate” Labour peer stormed out of court to meet the governor of the Bank of England after being made to wait for almost two hours to give evidence.

Islington Council leader Richard Watts outside Finsbury Library in January

There will be more focus on computers, rather than books, in Islington’s 10 libraries.

Islington Council leader Richard Watts at last night's leader's questions session in the Jean Stokes Community Centre off Caledonian Road

Islington’s top councillor last night came under fire over damp housing - and admitted there are “real problems” with many of the out-dated buildings.

Leo Andrade and son Josh, nine, with photos of her other son Stephen Andrades-Martinez as a child. (Picture: Polly Hancock).

A mum who has spent four years fighting for her severely autistic son to be brought home from a mental health facility 70 miles away has finally got her wish.

Islington Square Show Apartment

Interior designers Amos and Amos have created a hyper local show home featuring only furniture and accessories they sourced from shops on Upper Street

The vulnerable boy was kept in a cell on multiple occasions since March, but Just for Kids Law claims Islington Council didn't help him. Picture: PA file photo/Paul Faith

A children’s charity has launched legal action against Islington Council, accusing it of failing to house a vulnerable 14-year-old boy being held in police cells.

Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council. Picture: Louise O'Gorman

Islington Council leader Richard Watts is inviting people to grill him in a Question Time-style meeting tonight.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 13:50
Lord Glasman praised Shomrim's work (Picture: Mike Brooke)

An “irate” Labour peer stormed out of court to meet the governor of the Bank of England after being made to wait for almost two hours to give evidence.

Mon, 10:34
Islington Gazette July 25, 1986

Lorry driver Stanley Frankland broke down in tears when an Old Bailey jury cleared him of murdering his rival in a “love triangle”.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Adrian Carpenter

A man who stabbed a teenager to death on a Finsbury Park basketball court has been found guilty of his murder.

Health

Yesterday, 17:51
Mayor of Islington Cllr Kat Fletcher at Go Islington in Highbury Fields on Saturday. Picture: Steve Bainbridge

In recent months, Highbury Fields has mainly been associated with the almighty row over disposable barbecues. But the tensions – and smoke – briefly evaporated on Saturday afternoon when Go Islington, the council’s huge annual sports day, returned.

Yesterday, 10:50
Islington Council leader Richard Watts at last night's leader's questions session in the Jean Stokes Community Centre off Caledonian Road

Islington’s top councillor last night came under fire over damp housing - and admitted there are “real problems” with many of the out-dated buildings.

Yesterday, 07:00
Leo Andrade and son Josh, nine, with photos of her other son Stephen Andrades-Martinez as a child. (Picture: Polly Hancock).

A mum who has spent four years fighting for her severely autistic son to be brought home from a mental health facility 70 miles away has finally got her wish.

Environment

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Members of the Britannia Squash Club outside the the Sobell Leisure Centre. From left Richard Noble, Tim Denis, Tony Lewis, Carlos Lopez Barillas and Adam O'Brien. (Picture: Polly Hancock)

Dozens of squash players went on strike for a month after frustrations with a leisure centre boiled over.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Riza Berktas in his shop Metro Supermarket

Traders fear the closure of the Wells Terrace entrance to Finsbury Park station could spell the end for their businesses.

Monday, July 11, 2016
An artist's impression of Finsbury Park Station's new western entrance

Commuters are facing three years of travel chaos after it was announced the Wells Terrace entrance of Finsbury Park station will close – from next week.

Politics

Yesterday, 10:50
Islington Council leader Richard Watts at last night's leader's questions session in the Jean Stokes Community Centre off Caledonian Road

Islington’s top councillor last night came under fire over damp housing - and admitted there are “real problems” with many of the out-dated buildings.

Mon, 15:39
The vulnerable boy was kept in a cell on multiple occasions since March, but Just for Kids Law claims Islington Council didn't help him. Picture: PA file photo/Paul Faith

A children’s charity has launched legal action against Islington Council, accusing it of failing to house a vulnerable 14-year-old boy being held in police cells.

Mon, 11:28
Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council. Picture: Louise O'Gorman

Islington Council leader Richard Watts is inviting people to grill him in a Question Time-style meeting tonight.

Education

Yesterday, 13:09
Islington Council leader Richard Watts outside Finsbury Library in January

There will be more focus on computers, rather than books, in Islington’s 10 libraries.

Monday, July 18, 2016
Frank McLoughlin with CANDI students

A college principal knighted last year for services to further education has announced his retirement.

Monday, July 18, 2016
St Thomas's Playgroup pupils at the end-of-year graduation ceremony on Friday. Picture: Dieter Perry

When a school or nursery gets a damning Ofsted report, it’s not unusual to see an immediate improvement as staff are whipped into shape. But few have progressed as quickly as St Thomas’s Playgroup in Finsbury Park.

Heritage

Mon, 10:34
Islington Gazette July 25, 1986

Lorry driver Stanley Frankland broke down in tears when an Old Bailey jury cleared him of murdering his rival in a “love triangle”.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Leo Whittaker of Besant Court, Newington Green. Picture: Polly Hancock

Big changes have been mooted for Newington Green’s Besant Court estate, with one block facing demolition. Tenants yesterday reflected on their memories with James Morris.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Stephen Flanagan wants to build a 25ft glass angel on top of Angel station. Picture: Nigel Sutton

For 30 years, artist Stephen Flanagan has tried and failed to build a huge angel on top of Angel station. He tells James Morris why he won’t give up.

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