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Neighbours have described the terrifying moment a man was shot on Highbury Fields – moments before a “huge crowd” tore up the tarmac to escape police.

A family woodland event took place this weekend in Barnsbury Wood – the capital’s smallest local nature reserve.

A dog could have “bled out” and died in Whittington Park after suffering a gash to its knee on a metal wall.

Wireless could be forced out of Finsbury Park if a campaign group’s latest efforts to see off the festival are successful.

Rapid chargers for electric cars cluttering up Islington’s pavements could spell disaster for visually impaired people, a councillor has warned.

The town hall has promised to consider a zebra crossing at a “dangerous” crossroads after a campaigner complained she was being ignored.

Large sections of Finsbury Park are closed off for music festivals this summer – but they’re not the only areas out of bounds at the moment.

Islington Council’s transport leader has promised to “engage” after an action group lobbied for a new cycle route to be closed to the majority of traffic.

Islington Council this morning sensationally announced it would scale back barbecue use in Highbury Fields.

Cyclists will lobby Islington Council to remove the “majority of traffic” from a major new cycle route between Finsbury Park and Clerkenwell.

Islington Council has refurbished football pitches in three of its parks.

Twenty-four Islington Church of England churches will receive £600,000 in grants this year to help cut use of electricity and gas.

Construction work for the radical overhaul of Highbury Corner will begin on Thursday next week.

Barnard Park in Barnsbury is one of Islington’s biggest – and therefore most important – green spaces. Naturally, people have been quarrelling about it from the very offset. The Gazette looks through the archives to see how the park developed.

A 10-year-old girl has beaten developers in the battle to save Islington Central’s “beautiful” Angel Wings sculpture, after councillors voted her way on Thursday.

Islington will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Islington has its first “word garden”, where the benches are covered in poetry and the plants are designed for people with sensory impairments to enjoy.

A seven-year campaign finally came to fruition on Friday when a plaque (and flowerbed) was unveiled for Bill Little: the flower seller who brightened Highbury Corner for three decades. Among the invited guests were members of his family, Arsenal old boy Charlie George, and – of course – the Gazette. Sam Volpe reports

“Stop throwing rubbish on the floor – NOW!” These strong words come from a nine-year-old girl who is sick and tired of people littering in Finsbury Park.

A community summer fete will return again this year after being given more than £9,000 by the Big Lottery Fund.

Pond dipping, penalty shootouts, bee hive tours and a foraging walk – it’s all going on at the Gillespie Park spring celebration party this weekend.

Police have urged Haringey Council to make a host of safety improvements to Finsbury Park following the killing of barmaid Iuliana Tudos.

Leafy Canonbury is on the verge of a tree tragedy.

Islington in Bloom has begun.

Islington has foul air, poor cycling infrastructure and some dangerous pedestrian zones. So last night’s healthy streets hustings should have been a chance to find out more from local elections candidates. James Morris was baffled by the outcome.

One of the world’s leading architects has tabled a radical plan to pedestrianise Upper Street.

“Pretty much every day when I walk outside my building, all I can see is dog shit.”

The UK’s first scheme banning the dirtiest vehicles from roads will be rolled out in July across areas of Shoreditch and Old Street.

These are the first confirmed pictures of what the radical Highbury Corner overhaul will look like – with work to begin this summer.

The town hall has revealed plans to clean up Islington’s dirty streets.

The town hall has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles in another step to deal with Islington’s foul air.

Parents could be banned from driving and parking outside schools when they pick up and drop off their kids.

“Something weird” is delaying the Highbury Corner overhaul.

Futuristic phone boxes that have “come out of the blue like a plague of locusts” have angered Islington’s top heritage group.

Deliveroo faces censure after Islington Council found it has been operating a kitchen “unlawfully” in Roman Way Industrial Estate.

Neighbours and campaigners say the new Highbury Leisure Centre extension is an eyesore – and doesn’t match the plans that were originally agreed with the council.

An Islington man has started a lone crusade to rid every pub, bar and restaurant in the borough of plastic straws.

Old Street roundabout could soon be the site of the UK’s second tallest building – or a copy of Stonehenge.

Islington’s 153 bus route has gone fully electric in an attempt to clean up London’s terrible air.

Islington Council has pledged to switch all 11,350 of its street lights to environmentally friendly LEDs – saving £400,000 a year.

A Finsbury pub has sacked off all meat and dairy to go 100 per cent vegan.

Police horses are putting cyclists in danger – because they are pooing all over a major bike route.

Rail bosses have apologised after work near the Highbury railway line led to the destruction of an award-winning community garden.

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