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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.