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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.

Ramesh and I are barred from Highbury Fields! writes Róisín Ní Corráin, Islington, full address supplied.

Claudia Webbe said on diesel last year: “We’re committed to improving air quality in Islington,” and “we don’t believe there are any clean diesels,” writes Brendan Holmes, Witherington Road, Holloway.

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).

When I came to Islington in 1969 I could afford to live here even on a junior, very average GLC salary, writes Miranda Perfitt, Islington Green Party.

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.

The decision to continue with this week’s junior doctors’ strikes was not taken lightly, writes Cllr Caroline Russell, Islington Green Party.

More than two thirds of people claiming to be homeless in Islington are “turned away” by Islington Council – the highest figure in London.

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