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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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.

A group of Islington Council staff have ordered their employers to “stop funding climate change”.

Islington’s transport boss has been criticised for removing a pledge to cut deaths on the borough’s roads from the wording of a council motion.

A couple could be forced to stop flipping burgers in Finsbury Square after 22 years because the posh new hotel built metres behind their van says it’s a “nuisance”.

A campaign group has lost its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park – but has promised to appeal yet again by taking the case to the Supreme Court.

DJs and clubbers are fighting to keep Old Street’s Magic Roundabout open after its licence expires at the end of the year.

Drivers of diesel vehicles will soon be charged £2 an hour for short-stay parking in Islington.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

A campaign group has been made to wait in its battle to restrict music events in Finsbury Park.

The promoter behind Field Day has ruled out holding the three-day festival in Finsbury Park next year – despite having applied to Haringey Council for permission to do so.

When Islington Council approved its own application to spruce up Caledonian Park last year, outraged opponents to the plans said it was a “wonderful opportunity” for drug dealers and prostitutes.

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

A man who successfully challenged a fine for putting his recycling out at the wrong time has called the whole thing a farce.

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

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.

The man leading a campaign to protect Finsbury Park from a growing number of music festivals and events says he got his passion from his father – Michael Palin.

Legal action by campaigners trying to stop Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park could end up restricting events across the whole of London.

Kids in Archway have been getting stuck into their new £500,000 play area after it was officially reopened on Saturday.

A row has erupted over a private school bus that sits “idling” in Highbury Barn every day while other children breathe in its diesel fumes.

The leader of Islington Council refused to be drawn into the Highbury Fields barbecue row last night – because of the legal action which has been taken against the town hall.

Nominations are in for naming the new Archway town centre – and Squarey McSquareface is officially off the cards.

A campaign to build a statue of Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst in Islington’s “most radical street” looks to have succeeded.

Islington’s council leader has questioned why police did not know, or tell the council about, the huge number of travelling FC Koln fans coming to The Emirates last night.

Sadiq Khan launched his plans to clean up London’s air at a primary school in the south of the borough, which will be the first to be undergo an air quality audit.

Mayor of Islington Cllr Una O’Halloran can vouch for how important the annual Islington in Bloom ceremony is.

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