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The stillness of an early morning on the weekend – before the cars have begun to disturb the peace up the A1, but after the last freight trains have barged their way through the Dalston night; the last fox slinking behind the shed and the first gulls barking awake amid the chimneypots, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

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The bravery of Sarah Doone is a poignant reminder that cycling infrastructure isn’t just an abstract concept.

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What is there to write of when the sun has turned everything to crisp and dust? writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

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We’ve taken some stick for our reporting of the collision at Old Street roundabout that left a woman fighting for her life, and while I normally assume readers don’t care about the actual day-to-day of our jobs I’m curious as to what everyone else thinks we should have done.

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I have just read the article on the Quietway 10 campaign by Cycle Islington, writes Steve Woods.

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There has been a troubling amount of news coverage regarding the rise in violent crimes in recent weeks, much of it taking place in inner city London, including Islington, and almost always involving young men.

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Many thanks to the Gazette for reporting last week how at the full council meeting Islington Labour tore up Caroline Russell’s motion to promote proportional representation (PR) in local elections, writes Andrew Myer, Islington Green Party.

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The treatment of workers on the Dover Court Estate is outrageous.

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As Jenny Kassman’s article in the Tribune last month pointed out (who or what is this “Tribune” you speak of? – Ed), the Ministry of Justice has yet to find a buyer for the Holloway Prison site, writes Will McMahon, from the Community Plan for Holloway group.

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The term “gentrification” was coined by sociologist Ruth Glass about Islington in the 1960s. She was describing middle class families buying homes in working class neighbourhoods – and seeing the value of those homes grow massively.

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