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This weekend, TfL is celebrating the half-century of the Victoria line. Ahead of that celebration, we spoke to the transport body’s former heritage chief, Mike Ashworth, for the lowdown on its origins.

Hackney Council has urged Transport for London to scrap a series of “unacceptable” cuts to bus services that would see the 48 shelved completely and several others scaled back.

Transport bosses were today scrambling to defend Highbury’s famous The Garage music venue after a backlash against plans to demolish it and expand the Tube station.

A four-year standoff over a 100-yard stretch of road will finally end when a missing piece of Cycle Superhighway 1 is built – in spring 2019.

TfL’s “shambolic” management of work at Highbury Corner has come under fire after bosses admitted contractors had made a mistake and the area would need to be paved again – after three years of roadworks.

Some of the busiest roads in Islington will become 20mph zones between now and 2024 after a Transport for London shake-up led by Sadiq Khan was announced today.

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

Construction work for the radical overhaul of Highbury Corner will begin on Thursday next week.

Council officers recently announced a minimum 100 bike hangars a year will be installed for the next four years: the first 50 between now and autumn, the next cohort between autumn and March 2019, writes Meg Howarth, Ellington Street, Holloway.

Councillors and Jeremy Corbyn are demanding Transport for London (TfL) makes Crouch Hill station accessible for all.

A seven-year campaign finally came to fruition on Friday when a plaque (and flowerbed) was unveiled for Bill Little: the flower seller who brightened Highbury Corner for three decades. Among the invited guests were members of his family, Arsenal old boy Charlie George, and – of course – the Gazette. Sam Volpe reports

Transport chiefs have agreed to review the frequency of buses on a Finsbury Park route after farcical pictures showed dozens of people queueing during rush-hour.

Transport for London has said it has a “zero tolerance” policy towards “vandalism” and vowed to get police involved after an Overground train was sprayed with graffiti.

These are the first confirmed pictures of what the radical Highbury Corner overhaul will look like – with work to begin this summer.

The town hall has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles in another step to deal with Islington’s foul air.

Starting from March 2018, all local road schemes will be evaluated by Transport for London according to their “healthy streets” indicators, writes Anita Frizzarin, Wedmore Gardens, Archway.

Old Street roundabout could soon be the site of the UK’s second tallest building – or a copy of Stonehenge.

Islington’s 153 bus route has gone fully electric in an attempt to clean up London’s terrible air.

“Highbury Corner plans welcomed” reads the Gazette headline. Changes to the roundabout are afoot. Campaigners battle to save a 100-year-old tree and urge people to support plans that would see the link between Upper Street and Holloway Road closed. The date? December 20, 2007.

Police horses are putting cyclists in danger – because they are pooing all over a major bike route.

This council administration is committed to making Islington a fairer place for all, writes Cllr Claudia Webbe, environment and transport boss, Islington Council.

Weekend blizzards made work for young snowman builders in Highbury Fields – and street gritters on the borough’s road network.

Weather warnings have been issued across London following heavy snowfall overnight and this morning.

Plucky underdogs are being given the chance to redesign the roundabout at the centre of Europe’s biggest tech community in a startling competition run by transport and planning bosses.

A person died at King’s Cross St Pancras Tube station this morning after being hit by a Victoria line train.

Cycling activists held a second “die-in” in the space of two months last night, bringing Upper Street to a standstill as they lay in the middle of the road for five minutes.

Changes to the cycling system in Archway have done little to improve safety, cyclists have said.

Road safety campaigners want traffic bosses to install a pair of pedestrian crossings at a “scary” crossroads on the Holloway Road.

Neighbours in Hornsey Rise say the new-look Archway gyratory is funnelling too much traffic down their residential streets.

Islington’s council leader has questioned why police did not know, or tell the council about, the huge number of travelling FC Koln fans coming to The Emirates last night.

Ticket offices on the Overground network are set to be reviewed, with the network’s operator claiming there will be no “compulsory redundancies”.

Up to 10,000 visiting away fans inadvertently blocked Highbury Corner this afternoon as they travelled to see Arsenal play FC Köln at the Emirates stadium.

Radical cycling activists brought a major Holloway A-road to a standstill last night.

A radical cycling action group has arranged a “die-in” protest over the “horrendous” safety of Camden Road in Holloway.

Overground passengers are invited to attend public information sessions ahead of a five-week closure of the Barking to Gospel Oak line.

A pensioner was hit by a moped at The Angel junction just days after the pedestrian crossings were switched off for Thames Water to repair the pipe that burst last year.

It’s divided opinion, but the pedestrianised Archway town centre is officially here to stay.

Road users are braced for three months of disruption in Islington while Thames Water replaces the water main that burst in December.

The firm that installed ill-fated “smart benches” across Islington without planning permission says the town hall is to blame – for telling it no permission would be needed.

Four council-backed “smart benches” with built-in phone chargers are to be torn down – because no one thought to get planning permission and the police fear they could be crime magnets.

Islington councillors will tomorrow gather at Archway Bridge and demand Transport for London “pulls its finger out” over anti-suicide measures.

Plans for the long awaited “anti-suicide” barrier on Archway Bridge finally look set to be signed off.

Transport bosses are investigating whether statistics given to the Gazette about the number of closures at Finsbury Park station are accurate.

Islington stations will be hit by three sets of closures to the Victoria and Overground lines during the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Many hotel guests are greeted with complimentary chocolates and mints on their pillows. But an Archway bed and breakfast is now doling out free earplugs. The reason? The gyratory, of course.

The Overground line between Barking and Gospel Oak is set to reopen tomorrow.

Abandoning a major rail project after spending £3m would be a disaster today, let alone the ’50s. The Gazette finds how a Finsbury Park Tube extension failed.

Calls for action to be taken against drivers going the wrong way through a one-way bridge in Stroud Green Road have led to confusion over who actually enforces the rules.

Detectives investigating a knifepoint robbery at a convenience store in Islington have released CCTV images as they appeal for information, writes Det Cons Alex Simmons, of Islington Police.

A project that aims to get young women more interested in cycling has launched in Islington.

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