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Islington Council is in discussions about buying Clerkenwell Fire Station for use as affordable housing and workspace – as the cost to the taxpayer of keeping it shut approaches half a million pounds.

Some “incredibly insensitive” electric car charging points will be removed from a Highbury street because they take up too much pavement space.

A mural mocking Donald Trump and Theresa May has made a triumphant return to an Islington shopping street as part of a roadside pop-up gallery.

“Pretty much every day when I walk outside my building, all I can see is dog shit.”

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.

You report Cllr Claudia Webbe thinks “it’s fantastic that work has begun

on the visitor centre in Calidonian Park, writes Mike Power, Clock View Crescent, Caledonian Road.

Islington’s famous annual Angel Canal Festival – which organisers feared would end for good after Sunday’s celebration – is saved, the Gazette can reveal.

The partner of abducted Upper Holloway man Andy Tsege feels so hopeless about his illegal imprisonment that she has resorted to standing against the Prime Minister in next month’s general election.

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

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.

I would like to ask what Islington Council is playing at with our recycling bins, writes Tracy Hester, Ringmer Gardens, Islington.

BRIDGET GALTON talks to director Cressida Carré about women taking on the male elite in her all female production of Posh, coming to the Pleasance Theatre

Jacqueline Czelny thinks Clerkenwell has been ‘land grabbed’ by developers only interested in a quick buck. She is fighting back against ‘£3 coffee culture’ by leading a new tenants and residents’ association.

Neighbours of an office block in one of Islington’s main party zones are scared of tech and startup professionals going on the rampage if their workplace is given an alcohol licence.

“Next year, we’ll be celebrating with Andy!” In a freezing cold Whitehall last night, Yemi Hailemariam was defiant.

London was engulfed in a haze of air pollution last week, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Charity bosses are “completely perplexed” after being repeatedly knocked back in their bid to buy the Clerkenwell fire station site.

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

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

For one night at Hackney Empire, a variety show celebrates the world spectacular with acts that you’d never show the royal family

An anarchist has turned her fire from Boris Johnson to Foxtons.

Anarchists have cancelled a march on Boris Johnson’s central Islington house on Friday night.

Over 300 anarchists are expected to march on Boris Johnson’s central Islington home next Friday night.

Taxpayers have paid a “shocking” £264,000 to maintain the empty Clerkenwell Fire Station since 2014.

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry this morning predicted the Conservative government will move “further to the right” after the British public voted to leave the EU - and said it was not good news for Islington.

Claudia Webbe said on diesel last year: “We’re committed to improving air quality in Islington,” and “we don’t believe there are any clean diesels,” writes Brendan Holmes, Witherington Road, Holloway.

As Cllr James Murray, lead member for housing, looks to make his big career move to the new London Mayor’s team seemingly to help Sadiq Khan deliver on the big issue of housing, it’s time to examine how well he has done in Islington, writes Phil Cosgrove, Joseph Trotter Close, Finsbury Estate.

A family-run Upper Street restaurant has been named the best Mexican haunt in southern England at the annual Food Awards.

He’s played Kenneth Williams, Noel Coward and Frankie Howerd, but David Benson has taken on his biggest challenge yet – London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Neighbours today woke up to the sound of windows smashing as a massive fire ripped through a second floor flat in Crowland Terrace, Canonbury.

Celebrity writer Will Self and poet and actor Heathcote Williams have joined thousands of people protesting against the construction of tower blocks overlooking a historic graveyard.

Thousands have joined forces to oppose the construction of tower blocks overlooking the historic Bunhill Fields graveyard off City Road.

The man accused of killing 17-year-old Vaso Kakko in Holloway in November will stand trial at the Old Bailey on May 31.

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