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.
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 .
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.
This year there has been a lot of campaigning within our borough against the Tories’ draconian Housing and Planning Bill, which has now been made into an act to be implemented in April 2017, writes Mark Still, Highbury (full address supplied).
What better way for Sadiq Khan to honour his pre-election promise not to place “political cronies” in senior mayoral positions than by appointing the Green Party’s Sian Berry as deputy mayor for housing? writes Meg Howarth, Ellington Street, Islington.