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Even by Islington’s radical standards, Rev Andy Pakula stands out. A non-religious minister!

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of Ben Kinsella’s murder. His sister, Brooke, spoke frankly to James Morris about the impact it continues to have on her family and the state of knife crime in Islington in 2018.

I heard about Marcel Campbell’s death while driving on Monday evening. My heart fell to my feet. I lost concentration and nearly crashed the car.

Police are hunting two suspects after another young man was stabbed to death in Upper Street last night.

Chapel Market was evacuated this morning after a gas leak.

Islington, as the Gazette has reminded its readers on about 654 occasions over the past two years, has a massive heritage of activism and protest.

We held a local elections hustings last night. Sadly, barely anyone turned up. There was still good debate, though. James Morris reports from St Mary’s Church in Upper Street.

Burrito-munching revellers will inevitably cause trouble if a Mexican joint in central Islington is allowed to sell takeaway booze, neighbours believe.

The mum of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips is holding a candlelit vigil on Wednesday to mark one year since he was stabbed to death in Upper Street.

If plans for a new Pret a Manger in Upper Street are to be passed, the town hall would need to go against planning guidance.

Fifteen people were evacuated from a block after a fire in Crouch Hill’s Holly Park Estate this morning.

A top lawyer leading a new public inquiry into alleged historic links between an ex-mayor of Islington and a pro-paedophile group today appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

In a weekly feature, we profile an established or unusual Islington business. This week we take a look at the foundations of Michael Jones’ flooring company in St Paul’s Road.

Very pleased to see your paper (and mayor Sadiq Khan) acknowledging the work of Haringey and Islington Councils to save unnecessary deaths by setting up anti-suicide measures on Archway Bridge writes Cllr Dave Poyser (Hillrise, Lab).

Two men were last night trapped in a car after a collison in Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, last night.

As Gary Power points out, it’s rare to see an artist in the middle of the street behind an easel. He tells the Gazette the story of his Canonbury street art.

The mum of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips has admitted her son’s murder has “destroyed” her – as she prepares for her first Christmas without him.

Migrants who arrive in Islington face a daunting prospect: mountains of government paperwork in a language they often aren’t familiar with; a ban on getting certain state benefits; and no legal help.

The bottom of Holloway Road will be closed for three weeks over Christmas while the Highbury Corner bridge is demolished – and Overground services will also be affected.

The lack of a safe crossing at Palmer Place and many other accessways to Holloway Road is putting ordinary people in danger Gazette, writes Pierre Delarue, Islington Liberal Democrats.

Islington business owner Laura Mariana is helping women smash sexist career barriers. She tells James Morris WHAT SHE REALLY, REALLY WANTS.

The events reported in your article about commercial waste being dumped on the Holloway Prison site are a direct consequence of the Ministry of Justice’s unwillingness or inability to deal with the site both quickly and for public/social benefit, writes Reclaim Holloway.

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