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A homeless army veteran from Holloway who is part of the Windrush generation has told of his battle for an ID card and benefits – after the government dubbed him an “illegal immigrant” and drove him into hiding.

Transport bosses were today scrambling to defend Highbury’s famous The Garage music venue after a backlash against plans to demolish it and expand the Tube station.

The Gunners pub bosses say the pub is no longer “under threat” after a mysterious licensing meeting at the town hall on Tuesday evening.

The queer archive at Islington Museum has gathered some incredible artefacts since the Gazette last visited in 2016 – but it needs more memories to continue flourishing.

TfL’s “shambolic” management of work at Highbury Corner has come under fire after bosses admitted contractors had made a mistake and the area would need to be paved again – after three years of roadworks.

A wheelchair-bound Highbury man with brain damage forced the government to admit it was wrong to say he was fit for work.

A Clerkenwell chippy has closed down for the summer after neighbours complained about its smell.

Some of the busiest roads in Islington will become 20mph zones between now and 2024 after a Transport for London shake-up led by Sadiq Khan was announced today.

Ten complaints about Islington Council to the ombudsman were upheld in the last year, a report reveals.

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

Some 200 Muslims gathered in central London in a show of defiance against Donald Trump’s visit today.

Jeremy Corbyn and Finsbury Park Mosque chairman Mohammed Kozbar have supported this afternoon’s London protests against Donald Trump’s visit to the UK.

In a first of its kind role in a UK town hall, Cllr Sue Lukes is now Islington’s ‘migrants champion’. She tells the Gazette what it means – and why it’s so important.

Islington Labour councillors have destroyed Green attempts to push for proportional representation (PR) in local elections.

Islington’s housing leader has said the council can’t build housing on the former Sir George Robey and Powerhaus site in Finsbury Park because it’s too noisy.

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.

An Islington councillor last night called for the town hall to stop a homeless shelter opening in Upper Holloway.

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.

Jeremy Corbyn this morning praised his “magnificent” community as Islington marked one year since the Finsbury Park terror attack.

Brazen supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has made yet another bid to open in Blackstock Road, Highbury.

A homeless Islington teen has been “lost” after council officers failed to support her, a watchdog has said.

Islington could lose two of its four mental health day centres.

Councillors and Jeremy Corbyn are demanding Transport for London (TfL) makes Crouch Hill station accessible for all.

Councillors will next week be encouraged to get rid of the famous wings sculpture at Angel Central shopping centre.

Islington Council is spending £3.9million less on drug and alcohol treatment services than it was five years ago, new figures reveal.

An incoming councillor will be Islington’s first ever women’s and girl’s champion.

Islington man Andy Tsege is set to be released from Ethiopian prison today – after four years in illegal captivity.

Islington’s new mayor was sworn in last night. Cllr Dave Poyser will use his one year term to raise cash for two worthy Islington charities: homeless shelter CARIS Islington and Holloway’s Freightliners Farm.

Activists who led the fight against a law banning the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in schools came together on Wednesday night, 30 years on from its introduction –and 15 years after its repeal. The Gazette was there to listen and learn.

Survivors of horrific abuse in Islington’s kids’ homes are fighting for compensation decades after at least 100 were allegedly brutalised under the council’s care.

Thousands of patients at a Cally doctors are in limbo with the surgery set to close.

Islington’s transport chief Claudia Webbe is going nowhere after losing out in her bid to be Labour’s candidate in the Lewisham East by-election.

Islington’s transport and environment chief Claudia Webbe will find out tomorrow whether she has been chosen as Labour’s candidate in the Lewisham East by-election.

Islington’s next mayor got an exciting teaser of what his life is going to be like for the next year when he cut a ribbon.

This time last year the Gazette published a front page exclusive reporting on shocking revelations about an ex-mayor of Islington’s past links to pro-paedophile groups.

Islington’s transport chief Cllr Claudia Webbe would resign the cabinet should she be selected to stand for Parliament in Lewisham East, she has confirmed.

Islington’s transport chief Claudia Webbe has announced her bid to be the Labour candidate in the Lewisham East by-election.

Islington Labour retained complete control of all but one ward in the local elections, in what re-elected leader Richard Watts said was “only the second time in our borough’s history we’ve seen a repeat landslide”.

It’s “as you were” inside the Islington Town Hall chamber for the next four years, but sole opposition councillor Caroline Russell prevented a Labour whitewash by winning a huge majority.

The Gazette will be bringing you live updates from the local election count at the Sobell Leisure Centre. It starts at midday with results expected from mid-afternoon onwards.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

Islington Council has said its cheap energy tariff is safe – despite being linked to a company which lost £7.59million in the last financial year.

Islington Council and the government have won a landmark affordable housing case at the High Court.

Ukip’s Pete Muswell wanted to take part in the Gazette’s hustings on Monday. We said no. It would have been unfair when he is one of only two Ukip candidates in the May 3 local elections – while the four main parties are fielding a full slate of candidates.

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