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An Islington man has started a lone crusade to rid every pub, bar and restaurant in the borough of plastic straws.

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.

Islington Survivors Network has received donations totalling £320 since the Gazette’s front page appeal, but it desperately needs more.

Every Monday morning Elizabeth Madrid kisses her husband Colin Jones goodbye not knowing if it will be the day she is locked up and sent for deportation.

A trio of Islington teenagers are drawing inspiration from the plight of the Suffragettes as they take their first steps into politics.

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

Inner London’s first trampoline park will finally open this weekend at the Sobell Leisure Centre.

The first baby-friendly co-working space in London is set to open in Farringdon.

Islington hate crime victims were suffering in silence – because they were afraid of the police.

Spear Islington has spent a year providing young people with the skills they need to find work. To mark its first birthday. The Gazette spoke to two of the Cally project’s most recent graduates to find out how it kickstarted their careers.

As Gary Power points out, it’s rare to see an artist in the middle of the street behind an easel. He tells the Gazette the story of his Canonbury street art.

Believe it or not, it’s a year since the town hall and the Gazette asked you to nominate Islington’s biggest community champions for the 2017 civic awards.

Ian Barker repeatedly sexually assaulted boys he was meant to care for. That is horrendous enough. But it isn’t all he did.

A rugby coach sprinted 50 yards down an Islington cycle track to foil a suspected bike thief.

When two Russian agents allegedly slipped radioactive poison into a cup of tea, Alexander Litvinenko wasn’t the only victim.

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.

A campaign has been launched to save Angel Central’s famous wings sculpture – by a 10-year-old girl.

It’s no wonder composer Jo Thomas was chosen as a face of Islington’s London Borough of Culture bid. She discusses her artistic flair with the Gazette.

Tottenham Hotspur duo went to Canonbury Primary School and City of London Academy Highbury Grove and should give local children more belief

Council spending on domestic violence refuges has fallen by up to 75 per cent across London since 2010, leaving Cally charity Solace Women’s Aid trying to do more with less. Chief exec Mary Mason tells investigations journalist Emma Youle about the pressures faced by her charity – and what happens when women can’t get help

Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association still hasn’t responded to our requests for comment on the St Mary’s Path estate.

A London council hasn’t set up an energy supplier for more than 100 years – but last week, Islington launched Angelic Energy, a not-for-profit provider designed to help those in poverty cope with soaring energy prices. The Gazette looks back to when the council first began supplying Islington’s energy, in 1896.

Four police officers who followed Henry Hicks before his fatal crash have been acquitted in a gross misconduct hearing.

Are you suffering a burning injustice? This man wants to hear about it.

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