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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.

Workers on the Dover Court Estate whose heavy-duty uniforms left them “boiled alive” in the heatwave claim they were laid off for coming to work in shorts.

Ten complaints about Islington Council to the ombudsman were upheld in the last year, a report reveals.

The treatment of workers on the Dover Court Estate is outrageous.

Two years after its closure, an exhibition at Islington Museum explores the prison’s history in Islington.

As Jenny Kassman’s article in the Tribune last month pointed out (who or what is this “Tribune” you speak of? – Ed), the Ministry of Justice has yet to find a buyer for the Holloway Prison site, writes Will McMahon, from the Community Plan for Holloway group.

The term “gentrification” was coined by sociologist Ruth Glass about Islington in the 1960s. She was describing middle class families buying homes in working class neighbourhoods – and seeing the value of those homes grow massively.

The term “gentrification” was coined by sociologist Ruth Glass about Islington in the 1960s. She was describing middle class families buying homes in working class neighbourhoods – and seeing the value of those homes grow massively.

The town hall has promised to consider a zebra crossing at a “dangerous” crossroads after a campaigner complained she was being ignored.

Fears there wouldn’t be enough school places in Tufnell Park for the number of kids in the area have been allayed by a primary school expansion project – costing £14million.

Mental health support must be available at school so all kids “can be the best they can be”, according to Islington headteachers.

With plans submitted to redevelop the famous Holloway Road Odeon, we decided it was time to take a look at its history. Val Cipriani chatted to filmgoers about their memories of the cinema.

Islington Council’s transport leader has promised to “engage” after an action group lobbied for a new cycle route to be closed to the majority of traffic.

An Islington councillor last night called for the town hall to stop a homeless shelter opening in Upper Holloway.

An Islington councillor will tomorrow ask town hall planners to stop a 182-room hotel being built on the site of a famous old Finsbury Park music venue.

Highbury’s crusade against Sainsbury’s in Blackstock Road will continue on the steps of the town hall tomorrow.

Islington Council this morning sensationally announced it would scale back barbecue use in Highbury Fields.

Privately run Aberdeen Park in Highbury became the first road in Islington where wheel clamping operated.

Cyclists will lobby Islington Council to remove the “majority of traffic” from a major new cycle route between Finsbury Park and Clerkenwell.

Islington Council has refurbished football pitches in three of its parks.

The Whittington Hospital today confirmed it will abandon a regeneration agreement made with Ryhurst, whose parent company Rydon worked on Grenfell Tower before last June’s fire.

A young Islington male has been in and out of custody for a series of violent offences. He’s been indentified by Islington’s Integrated Gangs Team as someone entrenched in a criminal lifestyle. But the team also believes he would turn his back on it all, given the chance.

The chapel at Islington’s Trent Park Cemetery in Cockfosters had to close because its windows kept getting smashed – but was able to reopen on Father’s Day.

A huge project to build a social housing block on the Golden Lane estate will go ahead after the council agreed to fund it with £7million of unspent Right to Buy cash.

Robbery offences increased by 73 per cent in Islington in the past year, new figures show.

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