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Islington Council has finished building seven new council homes at “genuinely affordable” rent – but it’s just a drop in the ocean as it tries to overcome the housing crisis.

As new chairman of Islington’s main swimming club, Andy Iwaniec has big ambitions. From a new pool to a more representative membership, he discusses his future plans with the Gazette.

Islington art organisation Light Eye Mind will display the works of young Spanish artist Ana Pallares.

The Gazette echoes Dr Liz Davies’ caution over the appointment of two senior lawyers to look into our evidence linking a former mayor to a pro-paedophile campaign group.

Concerned about the moped crime epidemic in Islington? And anti-social behaviour in your street or estate?

As mayor for the next year, Cllr Una O’Halloran is the face of Islington. It’s appropriate for someone whose roots are entrenched in this borough.

Tower blocks at the back of Pentonville Prison could be housing Islington families in desperate need of a home. Instead, they are lying vacant with trees growing out of them.

Mildmay Festival of Nature took place over the weekend, London’s “first dedicated festival of nature”, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

It is standing room only. A politician is holding court to a packed room. A line of people snakes out of the building and onto to the pavement outside trying to catch a snippet of her speech.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scorned Islington’s “elitist” stereotype while launching his general election campaign today.

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

Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes is Islington’s representative to the Royal Family. He talks to the Gazette about his work and aspirations for our borough.

Jonnie Gurie’s brace helped to get Islington Under-11s’ campaign back on track as they came from behind to hand neighbours Haringey a 5-1 hammering in the Lester Finch Trophy.

Stephane Mgbada scored twice as Islington Under-11s recovered from a slow start to book their Kay Trophy semi-final place with a commanding 4-0 victory against Tower Hamlets.

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.

Islington’s housing boss today called for further powers from central government to enforce Airbnb’s ban on users renting out entire properties for more than 90 days.

A new park on the Regent’s Canal is the latest chapter in the £170million makeover of the Packington Estate.

Housing campaigners have urged Islington families to continue fighting the Housing Act – despite the government abolishing its hated “pay to stay” policy.

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