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Jermain Jackman is relentless. This activist/musician/student is not your typical reality TV winner. He tells the Gazette what drives him.

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.

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.

The leader of Islington Council has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond urging the government to lift legislation which stops the town hall building more council homes.

She’s the rowdy cycling campaigner who doesn’t care what people – particularly Islington Labour councillors – think of her. But what drives Anita Frizzarin’s anger? The Gazette finds out.

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

Cops have accused an Archway massage centre of running as a brothel.

Islington cops are trying to remove the bosses of a Farringdon nightclub after a series of violent brawls – including one which spilled out onto the street with revellers wielding baseball bats and chains.

Islington councillors have been summoned to an emergency budget meeting to discuss making a fresh round of cuts, the Gazette can reveal.

Islington Lib Dems were a major player for so long. Then they disappeared. Alain Desmier has the huge task of regenerating the party before next year’s local elections. He tells the Gazette: “We have stopped feeling sorry for ourselves.”

Council spending on domestic violence refuges has fallen by up to 75 per cent across London since 2010, leaving Cally charity Solace Women’s Aid trying to do more with less. Chief exec Mary Mason tells investigations journalist Emma Youle about the pressures faced by her charity – and what happens when women can’t get help

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

Jeremy Corbyn reunited with his old Islington colleague Chris Smith on Wednesday. The Labour leader presented his friend with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to LGBT equality.

Are you suffering a burning injustice? This man wants to hear about it.

Islington Council has launched its “fair” energy company – which it says could save people up to £277 a year on their bills.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has admitted hate crime towards women still blights his constituency – but he is confident more victims will start to come forward.

Islington community leaders – from Jeremy Corbyn to Rev Jennifer Potter – last night called out the media for helping spread hate crime.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat still faces removal, it has been confirmed.

Jeremy Corbyn is relaxed about his Islington North seat being abolished – as the Labour leader believes he can be in power before Parliament can get rid of it.

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.

An Islington Labour councillor who was deselected from her ward has vowed to fight on as she bids to become a candidate in another.

In recent months, two women have been sleeping on mattresses under the Stroud Green Road bridge. Loretta Thomas tells their stories – and finds out what barriers are stopping them accessing the help they need.

The volunteers who welcome refugees to Islington are appealing for landlords with empty properties to help them settle two more Syrian families.

The original whistleblower on the kids’ homes scandal said she was pleased to “have a voice” in the town hall for “the first time ever” – but warned: “We are here for however long it takes.”

The appalling child abuse scandal that shames Islington’s past was not just limited to kids under the council’s care, it has been claimed.

The leader of Islington Council was tonight forced to admit the town hall was “culpable” for the horrific kids’ homes abuse scandal that blights the borough’s past.

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry has backed a Whittington drive to raise awareness of breast cancer screening, after visiting the hospital for her own appointment.

A home where up to 200 Islington kids were sent between the 1950s and 1970s is being investigated by police over allegations children there were raped and tortured.

Labour’s red flag, which had flown over Islington Town Hall for five years, was dropped by council leader Margaret Hodge.

A councillor is trying to secure free parking for members of the Armed Forces – but the town hall’s transport boss wouldn’t commit.

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.

Some people consider “peak Islington” to be Upper Street’s generous range of artisan gluten-free bakeries. Others reckon it’s the Holloway homeowner who built a £2,500 cat glamping enclosure in her yard. But there was another contender on the steps of Islington Town Hall last night.

A rowdy cycling campaigner made a mockery of Islington Council’s security staff last night.

Islington Council will order an independent inquiry into a former mayor’s alleged links to pro-paedophile groups, thanks to a Gazette investigation.

Elderly people will attack Islington Council at a town hall meeting tonight (Thu).

Islington Council is asking shops to take the lead in stopping the sale of corrosive substances after a spate of acid attacks across London this year.

Islington’s sole competitive swimming club has started a last-ditch campaign to build a pool on the Holloway Prison site.

Islington Council is publishing all fire risk assessments (FRAs) for its high-rise tower blocks.

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.

The Highbury Fields barbecue row has reached new heights – with activists preparing to take legal action against Islington Council.

The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. James Morris and Ellena Cruse explain the issues and chat to Islington’s health chief Cllr Janet Burgess about why the job is so worthwhile.

One year ago today, Islington Council shut Farringdon nightclub Fabric. The councillor who delivered the decision, Flora Williamson, suffered horrific abuse in the ensuing storm. She speaks out on the saga for the first time with the Gazette.

A councillor has called on the town hall to ban goldfish “cruelly” being handed out as prizes in Islington – after witnessing it at the recent Highbury Fields funfair.

People have a few more days to suggest a name for Archway’s new town centre.

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