Upper Street’s famous King’s Head Theatre pub could move into a “trendy neighbourhood bar” for more than 18 months until its new site is ready, a new report reveals.

Islington in Bloom has begun.

Islington Council faced having to pay back more than £1million of traffic fines issued at a controversial width restriction.

Momentum activists could have a significant impact on the doorsteps of north London ahead of May’s election. The Gazette asked activists from four north London boroughs how socialism is bedding in.

“The best souvlaki in London” could be coming to Clerkenwell.

Two hundred people this afternoon said goodbye to an Islington legend: Ron Hagland.

A social housing fraudster has been found guilty of illegally sub-letting a home in Islington.

Housing campaigners have accused the Ministry of Justice of “misleading” people about the use of Holloway Prison’s visitor centre.

Thirteen per cent of secondary school pupils in Islington say they know someone who carries a weapon.

Islington councillors are fighting the closure of Essex Road’s beloved Market Garden grocer’s.

I’m delighted that all four of Islington’s biggest political parties will be attending our hustings event at St Mary’s Church later this month.

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused to say whether a law that allowed a new luxury flat complex in Archway to be created without any affordable flats should be axed.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette is bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. After hearing from Labour and the Lib Dems already, James Morris spoke to the Greens ahead of the party’s manifesto launch today.

Jenny Kassman, Julia Bard, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Louisa S Kaplin, Julian Lousada, Sue Lukes, Prof Mica Nava, Jenny Richardson, David Rosenberg, Monika Schwartz, Prof Lynne Segal, Annabelle Sreberny, Ruth Steigman, Annette Thomas, Dr Gillian Yudkin and Prof John S Yudkin write:

Premier Inn has won permission to build a 180-room hotel in Clerkenwell – after the UK’s top planning authority cast aside the concerns of community campaigners.

The latest project in the transformation of Archway is creating another 150 flats for the area – and because of arcane planning laws not one of them will be affordable.

Freightliners City Farm in Holloway is celebrating its 40th anniversary amid a funding crisis. Chief exec Liz McCallister explains how it became such a valuable community asset over those four decades.

Islington Council’s failure to keep a traffic bollard clean may have cost a motorist his life, an inquest heard.

Agitated neighbours are trying to stop burger chain restaurant Byron extending its opening hours in Farringdon.

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.

A popular Essex Road greengrocer has been ordered to quit the premises. And there are fears it could become – you guessed it! – expensive luxury flats.

Islington Council has become one of the first town halls to sign a charter to eradicate modern slavery.

I don’t dislike the idea of asking people in expensive homes to contribute extra council tax to a “fairer Islington fund”.

Two weeks ago, we ran a feature on the amazing history of Caledonian Market. In 1967, this was replaced by social housing: the Market Estate. Despite a short lifespan of just 43 years, the Gazette finds its history was just as colourful.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette will be bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. To kick things off, James Morris heard from Labour’s Richard Watts, the current council leader.


“I try and do my best to enhance the young person’s capabilities. I’m very focused on their education, their wellbeing and their cultural needs.”

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