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Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Prime Minister Theresa May and home secretary Amber Rudd for trying to “protect communities on the cheap” – following the spate of violent muggings in Archway.

Islington Council will not back away from its quest to build council homes on the Sotheby Mews Day Centre site.

Theresa May’s government “hates” Islington, council leader Richard Watts said last night.

Islington Council this afternoon delayed the closure of Sotheby Mews Day Centre by 12 months – giving campaigners hope they can stop the shutdown for good.

Aldi’s plans to open in Archway could be thwarted because there are so many shops already selling booze in the area.

Deliveroo faces censure after Islington Council found it has been operating a kitchen “unlawfully” in Roman Way Industrial Estate.

Islington Council this week pledged to deal with a damp-ridden estate once and for all.

A top lawyer leading a new public inquiry into alleged historic links between an ex-mayor of Islington and a pro-paedophile group today appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Caroline Russell beat her nearest challenger by just eight votes in the 2014 council election, but it was enough to win her Islington’s only non-Labour seat. So the sight of Jeremy Corbyn canvassing for the ruling party on Sunday was almost too much to stomach for some of her supporters. The Gazette asks: fair game or one-party state?

Islington Council has pledged to switch all 11,350 of its street lights to environmentally friendly LEDs – saving £400,000 a year.

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the first women winning the right to vote, specialist Islington tour guide Jen Pedler tells the Gazette the stories of four key figures from the borough’s history.

A century ago, the first women were finally given the right to vote. Now Emily Thornberry has declared “the time has come” for another group of people whose voices are silenced during elections.

If the Gazette’s pages 100 years ago are anything to go by, Islington’s first women voters were treated as something of a spectacle at the 1918 General Election.

Housing, hate crime and public health. Just some of the issues that disproportionately affect women.

A landmark inquiry into alleged historic links between a former mayor of Islington and pro-paedophile groups has been opened by a top barrister – thanks to a Gazette investigation.

Islington Survivors Network – the group which helps people who were raped and tortured in Islington care homes – could face collapse if it doesn’t get urgent financial help.

An Orthodox Jewish charity today applied to take senior north London coroner Mary Hassell to court over her controversial decision to stop prioritising religious burials.

The town hall this afternoon clarified its position on the planned 2.99 per cent council tax rise – saying funds will protect Islington’s after-school clubs and holiday childcare.

Islington Council has appointed a top family lawyer to begin its probe into a former mayor’s alleged links to a pro-paedophile group.

Sixteen new council houses have been unveiled on top of the new Cat and Mouse Library in Archway.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has demanded a housing policy that deals with rough sleeping in Finsbury Park and under the Stroud Green Road bridge.

Clubbers and campaigners are preparing for another dance-off with Hackney Council over plans to bring in a midnight curfew for all new venues and clamp down further on openings in Shoreditch.

As branch secretary of Islington UNISON, Jane Doolan has an important job standing up for 2,000 public sector workers. She discusses it with the Gazette.

A rise in council tax is on the way as cash-strapped Islington Council looks to balance the books by making cuts to the tune of £32million.

Baroness Hussein-Ece of Highbury was the first Turkish-Cypriot woman to be elected to public office in the UK. The Lib Dem equalities spokeswoman tells the Gazette what makes her tick.

Islington is set to merge its IT services with Camden and Haringey in a move that will save money and “encourage innovation”.

Well, there we are. In 2017, dare we say, Emily Thornberry has become one of the UK’s most popular MPs and is tipped as a future Labour leader. She’s been in the national spotlight for her frank TV interviews and sharp Prime Minister’s Questions performances. But we’re more interested in her day job, as Islington South and Finsbury MP. She talks to the Gazette about a year in her constituency.

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

Islington Council has been knocked back in its plans to restrict opening hours of McDonald’s restaurants in the borough.

Islington Council is considering the future of McDonald’s restaurants across the borough after a woman wearing a hijab was refused service in the Seven Sisters Road branch in Holloway.

Here in Islington, we are used to creative forms of protest outside the town hall. In September, for instance, Sotheby Mews Day Centre campaigners rallied with their own version of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall”.

The town hall will not ban Airbnb in Islington.

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 2,303-strong petition against the closure of Sotheby Mews Day Centre was presented to Islington Council last night.

Campaigners have hailed a “stunning victory for common sense” after planning chiefs turned down controversial plans to redevelop a King’s Cross office block.

Islington is famous for being a politically active borough. You only have to look back to this year’s general election, with 69 per cent turnout in Islington South and Finsbury and 73pc in Islington North.

An Islington man is calling on the town hall to ban Airbnb across the borough.

Islington Council made £19million from vehicle parking in the last financial year.

Islington Council leader Margaret Hodge was trying to find out which political party town hall officials were voting for.

Ever had that feeling when you’re the only one not invited to the party?

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.

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