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With regard to the rejection of the appeal in the planning application for a Sainsbury’s Local in Blackstock Road (“Sainsbury’s sent packing as Blackstock Road store appeal is rejected”, Gazette) we see a small step in the right direction, writes Mike Crowson, Islington Green Party.

A chocolate thief from King’s Cross has been banned from visiting three major railway stations in north London.

In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visit Highbury Vintners, which has gone from off-licence to award-winning wine merchant.

The chain store takeover of Caledonian Road continues. Coffee giant Starbucks has confirmed it will open a new shop across the road from Caledonian Road Tube station this month.

It’s a much-loved market that has served Holloway for decades, and it’s 25 years since it went indoors. This week, the Gazette visited the Nag’s Head to talk shop with traders.

Chapel Market has seen businesses come and go – but Dave Jackson, fruit and veg stall owner for 45 years, has remained a constant.

In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visit 308 Hobbies, which has been selling radio-controlled models in Holloway Road since 1946.

I live at the corner of Tufnell Park Road and Holloway and I’m really annoyed that two buses are not serving this part, writes Mary Wash, full address supplied.

Sainsbury’s has angered campaigners by making a fresh bid to open a second shop in Blackstock Road.

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