Islington Gazette to hold readers’ surgery on Thursday

20:43 29 May 2012

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The importance of local newspapers in serving their communities was celebrated last week.

Local Newspaper Week showcased the role publications such as the Gazette play in providing a voice for readers, holding politicians to account and shining a light on positives in areas they serve.

To mark the occasion, the Gazette team will hold a readers’ surgery at Islington’s N1 Centre in Parkfield Street on Thursday to hear your views on what issues you want us to be highlighting.

Established in 1856, we’re one of north London’s oldest established newspapers and pride ourselves on exploring the big and small issues that matter to the borough.

During the past year, major events such as the London Riots, landmark court cases including the recent Sam Hallam appeal and the ongoing impact of council cutbacks have all been covered by the Gazette, as well as the many good news stories about inspiring local people and community events.

And over the next few months, we will be pulling out all the stops to document the community coming together in celebration of two of the biggest events of the century – the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

Come and tell the Gazette your news between 2pm and 4pm.


Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 13:00

A bloodsoaked man stumbled into a supermarket this morning after the fourth stabbing in Dalston in the space of nine days.

Yesterday, 12:13

The teenager arrested by armed police in Holloway Road on Friday over an “explosive device” has been remanded in custody until next month.

Yesterday, 12:05

This is the terrifying moment a heroic shopkeeper risked his life to help a boy chased into his Hoxton newsagents by a knife-wielding maniac.

Yesterday, 11:55

A Highbury cancer patient has dreamt up a fun way of tackling the killer disease with the invention of a new party game.

Yesterday, 09:48

A teenager detained by armed police in Holloway Road on Friday is due in court this morning, after he was charged with making or possessing an explosive substance.

Wed, 14:33

A lorry and a number 17 bus have crashed in Tufnell Park Road, the residential street being used as the main diversion during the A1 closure.

Wed, 14:18

A woman took a bite of a cheese roll – and found a broken razor blade embedded in it.

Wed, 12:37

Council officers slapped £400 fines on fly-tippers this month in a crackdown on environmental crime in the heart of Islington.

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