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The route between my house in Dalston and Hampstead Heath, and between my office off the Essex Road and the heath, were my most trodden this week, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Political parties have targeted people in Islington almost 100 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

Tim Sayer, Battledean Road, Highbury, writes:

I deliver leaflets for the Greens and need to negotiate this gate.

This beautiful ceanothus graces our neighbours’ garden in Battledean Road, writes Tim Sayer, Battledean Road, Highbury.

In the UK, there are currently 6.5 million people who provide unpaid care for older, disabled and seriously ill relatives and friends, writes Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council’s health and social care boss (Labour).

Green and Lib Dem candidates are no threat to Labour in Islington – despite warning signs the party’s stance on Brexit could damage it locally, a senior party source has insisted.

I would like to ask what Islington Council is playing at with our recycling bins, writes Tracy Hester, Ringmer Gardens, Islington.

The vast amount of potentially toxic waste now decorating the Bush Industrial Estate outside my windows could have been avoided, writes Anita Frizzarin, Wedmore Gardens.

The town hall is planning to help clean Islington’s filthy air by installing 100 roadside electric charging points over the next year.

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?

Impact of air pollution in Islington? “Difficulty exercising.” “Soot getting in one’s nose.”

On Monday night, between the silhouetted trees lining the New River Path, I saw a couple of pipistrelles (London’s most common species of bat), writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

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

I live at the corner of Tufnell Park Road and Holloway and I’m really annoyed that two buses are not serving this part, writes Mary Wash, full address supplied.

When George Osborne announced the closure of Holloway Prison a year ago, many people darkly muttered three words: ‘Expensive luxury flats.’ But it doesn’t have to be this way, community campaigners told James Morris.

I was pleased to see the unacceptable conditions that construction workers in Qatar working on World Cup 2022 projects are currently required to endure exposed at the Emirates Stadium last Saturday, writes Steven Powell, Highbury Station Road, Islington.

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.

I would like to add something to the letter in last week’s Gazette on the subject of the new boundaries for Islington, writes F G Atkin, Pleydell Estate, Radnor Street.

Thirty of our older residents came together on Wednesday last week to enjoy a Mad Hatter-themed garden party at Lampson House in Islington, writes Vicki Driscoll, Peabody senior floating support manager at Lampson House, Islington .

Islington seem to have silently cut back on recycling collections, writes Alison Barlow, Islington, full address supplied.

MoveMe is in the midst of taking 80 Islington residents - aged from eight to 87 - on a journey from their community centres to a public dance event at Islington Assembly Hall July 12 at 6pm, writes Matthew Schmolle from the MoveMe dance company.

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