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It’s been a bad season for Arsenal – but it could still end with a trophy parade around Highbury on Sunday.

Rats, mice and cockroaches plagued 13 Islington restaurants last year, according to council papers.

Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals for infants has been slammed by opposition parties in a heated debate at St Mary Magdalene Academy this morning.

A craft brewery expects to attract a “more affluent” kind of customer to Old Street if it’s allowed to open a new cafe.

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

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 cheese growing out of them.

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.

Plans for a 13-metre phone mast overlooking Highbury Fields have been submitted.

A third Islington school has been given an “inadequate” Ofsted rating in the space of six months.

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

A record 10 candidates are standing for the Islington North seat in next month’s general election.

Survivors of the horrific child abuse scandal that rocked Islington Council in the 1990s have called for police to lead a fresh inquiry as the Gazette today publishes explosive new revelations.

Islington Council has promised to set up an inquiry led by a top lawyer to examine new evidence relating to a former mayor of Islington’s pro-paedophile past.

Some 30 people left Islington to fight in the Spanish Civil War in the late 1930s. The Gazette visits Islington Museum to hear their stories.

Climate protesters will face down these “monsters” in Upper Street on Saturday in the hope of getting Islington Council to listen to their demands.

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).

A Lambretta-riding councillor died at the age of 56.

Islington Council has spent £6.2million buying back housing stock it had sold for less than £1.3m through the Right to Buy scheme, new figures reveal.

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.

Caroline Russell last night claimed she was the only realistic candidate to contest Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat in June’s general election.

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.

Devastated parents have made a desperate attempt to stop the closure of a children’s centre cafe that has for years acted as a sanctuary during hard times.

It’s been a bleak few months for Highbury Fields Bandstand.

Gazette letters: Prison land and BBQs

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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.

A leading domestic violence charity has applauded Islington Council’s bold decision to evict a tenant who was seen attacking his ex-partner – even after he was acquitted in court.

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