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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Terry Stacy tonight stood down as Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scorned Islington’s “elitist” stereotype while launching his general election campaign today.

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry has rubbished the Liberal Democrats’ approach to Brexit after a rival candidate claimed her majority would “crumble before her eyes”.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed claims his Brexit stance could cost him Islington North in June’s snap general election.

The likely Green candidate for Islington North this afternoon said voters are at their “wits’ end” with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over his handling of the EU referendum.

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury this afternoon said Emily Thornberry’s Labour majority will “crumble before her eyes” in June’s general election.

A section of the Holloway Road will be shut during Arsenal home matches until mid-June, transport bosses have announced.

Furious homeowners have demanded Islington Council close off a Highbury rat run once and for all.

An “A-list” Camden Passage deli was last night granted an alcohol licence – depsite the protests of neighbours.

Politicians, businesses and neighbours met on the fringe of Finsbury Park on Saturday for a five-hour discussion about the area’s redevelopment. The Gazette was there for all of it.

Former council leader Terry Stacy is a loud Lib Dem activist, but also does a tonne of community work. The Gazette hears about his fascinating past.

Artist Dale Grimshaw talks to Zoe Paskett about his exhibition raising awareness for the situation in West Papua

The Islington Labour Group has come under fire for offering paid positions to councillors based on the amount of political campaigning they do.

Enraged homeowners and tenants have complained to the Gazette about missed bin and recycling collections ever since new times were introduced on February 6 – but figures show it’s only a tiny percentage.

He has been savaged by everyone from the right-wing press to members of his own Parliamentary Labour Party. And now Prof Stephen Hawking has become the latest to have a pop at Islington North MP and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Traders marched on Whitehall this morning to deliver a 12,658-strong petition calling for the government to halt devastating 45 per cent increases in rateable values.

Could Islington be the only authority in the country where the controlling party imposes a 4.99 per cent council tax rise – only for the opposition to suggest doubling it?

Islington Council has been ordered to pay nearly £220,000 after a boy lost part of his finger in a horrifying school accident.

A leading campaigner for the “community” development of Holloway Prison has called on the government to commit to affordable housing on the site – after a new report made no mention of it.

Islington Council officers have asked a town hall planning committee to defy its own leader – as well as Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn.

Neighbours of an office block in one of Islington’s main party zones are scared of tech and startup professionals going on the rampage if their workplace is given an alcohol licence.

Islington’s “invaluable” new youth leaders were announced today.

Islington has scrapped council tax for care leavers to help them avoid debt as young adults.

“Next year, we’ll be celebrating with Andy!” In a freezing cold Whitehall last night, Yemi Hailemariam was defiant.

Islington Council is working with advice groups to offer support to people who may be affected by Donald Trump’s travel ban.

One in 16 people in Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North constituency has backed a petition urging the government not to let US president Donald Trump visit the Queen.

Seven neighbours of a Farringdon chain restaurant are trying to stop it selling alcohol until the early hours.

“County lines” drug dealing could be the next grooming scandal if the government doesn’t step in to help protect vulnerable youngsters.

Islington Council has made yet another data gaffe – by leaking personal information of 559 ex-employees to its own former leader.

Islington homeowners and tenants face a five per cent council tax increase – but town hall leaders promised there will be no cuts to frontline services.

People in Islington are “far more likely” to be affected by the latest increase in rail fares, according to MP Emily Thornberry.

Islington’s education leader has promised that the council is ready to take action against government cuts to schools.

An anti-Fabric Islington councillor thinks the town hall is on a “slippery slope” after the Farringdon club was allowed to re-open.

Three-hundred worshippers are set to lose their mosque after Islington Council’s planning committee approved its demolition.

An Islington councillor has accused the town hall of showing “no confidence” in its own licensing policy after the decision to close Farringdon club Fabric was overturned in court.

Furious campaigners have lodged a formal complaint over the granting of £2million in Lottery cash to the Cally Park clock tower visitors’ centre.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn says he will be “proud” to speak at Finsbury Park Mosque’s anti-hate crime meeting on Tuesday – as today marks one year since it was nearly blown up in an arson attack.

Jeremy Corbyn tonight said the Holloway Prison site is the “biggest opportunity” in his 33 years as MP to help solve Islington’s housing crisis.

Housing campaigners have urged Islington families to continue fighting the Housing Act – despite the government abolishing its hated “pay to stay” policy.

When people think of Islington landmarks, the town hall is at the top of most lists. Built in 1922, the Gazette finds it has defined power in the borough ever since.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

A piece of art by a man who once painted lines on playgrounds hangs in Jeremy Corbyn’s living room – and it’s so good the MP is in the market for another one.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn today said Jamal Mahmoud’s killing at Pentonville Prison is a “tragic warning lesson” – and criticised government “under-funding” of the Caledonian Road jail.

It may not be the most attractive building, but 55-61 Brewery Road in Holloway is still home to 300 worshippers at York Way Masjid. With demolition on the cards, director Mukhtar Osman asks James Morris: ‘Where else is there?’

Labour-controlled Islington Council took a lot of flak last month after shutting Fabric. As the sole opposition member, Green Cllr Caroline Russell was spared this. But, as she tells James Morris, life is difficult in the land of Labour.

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