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Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette is bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. After hearing from Labour and the Lib Dems already, James Morris spoke to the Greens ahead of the party’s manifesto launch today.

In 1979 an east London schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.

An Islington sports project has helped 15 women become qualified lifeguards.

Transport for London has said it has a “zero tolerance” policy towards “vandalism” and vowed to get police involved after an Overground train was sprayed with graffiti.

I was walking back from work on Friday evening and saw Islington Green looking so beautiful covered in a blanket of white, writes Caspar Willcox.

The 52-year-old looks ahead to the Gunners clash at the San Siro and tells Arsene Wenger’s team not to fear the Serie A club

With the eagerly-awaited Carabao Cup final on Sunday read the latest in our series detailing previous Arsenal League Cup finals by talking to the people who were there. Read on as we recall the shock upset the Gunners suffered against Luton Towin in the 1988 Wembley showpiece as Gus Caesar unfortunately wrote himself into the history books for all the wrong reasons in a crazy game.

Islington Council will not back away from its quest to build council homes on the Sotheby Mews Day Centre site.

Neighbours and campaigners say the new Highbury Leisure Centre extension is an eyesore – and doesn’t match the plans that were originally agreed with the council.

Islington Survivors Network – the group which helps people who were raped and tortured in Islington care homes – could face collapse if it doesn’t get urgent financial help.

Very pleased to see your paper (and mayor Sadiq Khan) acknowledging the work of Haringey and Islington Councils to save unnecessary deaths by setting up anti-suicide measures on Archway Bridge writes Cllr Dave Poyser (Hillrise, Lab).

It’s time for our Arsenal fan Q&A. This week we have a loyal Gooner from down under Micky Brock. Read on Micky’s passionate interview as he shares his favourite player (George Armstrong), scrapes at West Brom, his dear old dad giving him a love of The Arsenal by sharing tales of our 1930s stars and much, much more.

Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates on Friday evening – but Arsene Wenger inadvertently revealed how far the club has fallen on the pitch since the heady days of his favourite clash against the Reds.

For this week’s Friday Q&A we have an old school Arsenal fan and passionate Trade Unionist Frank Radcliffe. There can’t be many Gooners still attending who went to the Winterslag away game but loyal Frank was one of them. Read on for his strong views on the club – as well as being held up at gunpoint as an innocent bystander by German police after Sergio Tacchini gear disappeared on a pre-season trip to Bochum in the 1980s...

A 2,303-strong petition against the closure of Sotheby Mews Day Centre was presented to Islington Council last night.

A new shop is promising Islington’s most “glugable” wine list.

Alan Davies is an instantly recognisable face whether you know him from Jonathan Creek, a panellist on QI or as a stand-up comedian.

‘We’re not short on female talent. It’s just not having an unbiased platform for females to be able to perform and showcase their talent’

Highbury Brewhouse and Kitchen has made it into CAMRA’s (Campaign for Real Ale) Good Beer Guide for the first time.

The Gunners’ 2-0 victory over Brighton may not have been the most riveting match, but it was certainly a day to remember for comedian – and huge Gooner – Matt Lucas during the club’s Arsenal For All Event.

The doomsday scenario of GLL turning its main sports hall at the Sobell into an “extreme trampoline park” seems to draw ever closer, writes Richard Smith, Highbury Hill, Islington.

It’s divided opinion, but the pedestrianised Archway town centre is officially here to stay.

Detectives are appealing for information after an Overground passenger exposed themselves to a victim between Canonbury and Highbury and Islington.

Arguably today’s greatest health problems are food-related and current scientific research points to an unhealthy gut as the source.

If anything symbolises how much of an Islington institution soon-to-close pie and mash shop Manze’s is, it’s the story of Dennis Elmore’s visit.

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