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The government’s huge hike in business rates looks set to close our local high streets down, writes Christine Lovett, chief exec of the angel.london business improvement district.

Parents have joined Highbury Grove teachers to rally against the school being turned into an academy.

It has been a tough week for Highbury Grove School – but at least their pupils did it proud.

A damning Ofsted report has sent “outstanding” Highbury Grove School tumbling into special measures, meaning it will be forced to become an academy.

Divisive Highbury Grove head Tom Sherrington, who came under fire last year over job cuts, finances and discipline, has left the school with immediate effect.

A mental health trust “missed opportunities” to check whether a vulnerable woman had access to the gas she used to kill herself, a coroner has ruled.

Plans to turn a Highbury office block into a secondary free school on the doorstep of two comprehensives were this week greeted with scorn by the community.

A sapling from Anne Frank’s favourite tree is now growing in Highbury Fields after her friend planted a chestnut originally brought over from Amsterdam.

Highbury Grove School has expelled pupils from Years 7 and 8 for carrying knives, Islington’s first safer schools roadshow heard.

Islington NUT is holding a public meeting as part of a campaign to defeat the government’s plans for all schools to become academies by 2022.

Students from Highbury Grove School met their south London counterparts in a soccer scheme to build bridges between youngsters from different areas of London.

Hundreds of angry teachers and parents staged an emergency protest yesterday (Wed) over government plans to turn schools into academies.

Thousands of Islington schoolchildren are breathing in filthy air that is way above the EU pollution limit, “shocking” new tests have revealed.

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