There are more than two dozen names that could hold the key to prosecutions, and boxes of papers that may contain vital evidence. In the second of our special series on the Islington kids’ home scandal of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, EMMA YOULE asks why police are not bringing the perpetrators to justice
Barnard Park sports pitch on a sunny evening last Wednesday. At one end, a group of mates play eight-a-side football using coats for goalposts. At the other end, a dad and his two kids play cricket. In the middle, a couple run widths of the pitch. This was 24 hours after Islington Council’s planning sub committee voted to get rid of it.
In the UK, there are currently 6.5 million people who provide unpaid care for older, disabled and seriously ill relatives and friends, writes Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council’s health and social care boss (Labour).
The south of Islington has extraordinary heritage sites. But as more skyscrapers spring up, are these being ruined? The issue was again brought up on Thursday as the town hall approved a 28-storey tower.
Islington Council “failed” a vulnerable teen who was stabbed to death in the supported housing he shared with his killer. That’s the belief of Lance Scott Walker’s heartbroken family, who saw his killer locked up this week.
With Holloway and Pentonville prisons, there are two very large areas of land in public ownership, write Andrew Gardner and Zena Sullivan, Islington Archaeology and History Society and Rachel Krish, Margins Project, Union Chapel, Islington.