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Islington Boxing Club’s Connor Daly and Ruhel Miah both struck gold at the annual Celtic Box Cup in Dungarvan, Ireland.

Islington Council is in discussions about buying Clerkenwell Fire Station for use as affordable housing and workspace – as the cost to the taxpayer of keeping it shut approaches half a million pounds.

A wheelchair-bound Highbury man with brain damage forced the government to admit it was wrong to say he was fit for work.

Many thanks to the Gazette for reporting last week how at the full council meeting Islington Labour tore up Caroline Russell’s motion to promote proportional representation (PR) in local elections, writes Andrew Myer, Islington Green Party.

A confrontational approach from the Met is the prime reason behind a 65 per cent reduction in moped crime in Camden and Islington according to the police officer leading the crackdown.

The people of Islington have spoken, writes Cllr Tricia Clarke, St George’s ward.

Islington Council and the government have won a landmark affordable housing case at the High Court.

We held a local elections hustings last night. Sadly, barely anyone turned up. There was still good debate, though. James Morris reports from St Mary’s Church in Upper Street.

Islington Boxing Club had more to cheer as five of their boxers combined to earn wins on different shows this past week.

I am a lifelong supporter and member of the Labour Party, and also as a member of the Islington in Europe group, writes Angela Neustatter, Cross Street, Islington.

The town hall has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles in another step to deal with Islington’s foul air.

As a resident close to the development, writes James Grierson, Islington, full address supplied, I can say that the regeneration of King’s Cross has been a fantastic thing (“King’s Cross is now ‘vital piece’ of London economy after regeneration, concludes study paid for by developers”, Gazette, December 12).

At various times since the EU referendum, Islington In Europe has been out on the streets of Islington persuading members of the public to maintain opposition to Brexit, writes Nick Turton, chairman, Islington In Europe.

Plucky underdogs are being given the chance to redesign the roundabout at the centre of Europe’s biggest tech community in a startling competition run by transport and planning bosses.

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.

These incredible scenes unfolded in Holloway as 50 riot police stormed a tiny kebab shop and off-licence looking for drugs and stolen goods.

Council officers slapped £400 fines on fly-tippers this month in a crackdown on environmental crime in the heart of Islington.

We would like to invite readers to a walk from the Angel to Somerset House on Saturday at 11am, write Islington Living Streets.

Islington Council has commissioned two specialist charities to tackle youth violence.

Rent rises may have slowed across London, but private tenants in Islington still have to stump up 65 per cent of their salaries in rent.

Former Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan has the potential to become British champion – but time is not on his side, the club’s chairman has warned.

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).

Billy Osborn scored two goals and set up another as Islington Under-11s beat Camden 4-2 to clinch their first Kay Trophy since 2003.

A lettings agent and four landlords have been slapped with court bills totalling £20,000 for abusing houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) license practices.

Islington Under-11s have booked their place in the Kay Trophy final after holding off a second-half Lewisham comeback to secure a 3-2 victory.

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

Islington’s community champions were honoured at an “inspiring” ceremony at Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday.

A woman who died after being stabbed in the throat on Sunday night has been named.

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