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Transport bosses have been urged to stop dragging their heels over modernising Old Street roundabout after a cement truck crash left a cyclist fighting for her life.

A wheelchair-bound Highbury man with brain damage forced the government to admit it was wrong to say he was fit for work.

Many thanks to the Gazette for reporting last week how at the full council meeting Islington Labour tore up Caroline Russell’s motion to promote proportional representation (PR) in local elections, writes Andrew Myer, Islington Green Party.

Rapid chargers for electric cars cluttering up Islington’s pavements could spell disaster for visually impaired people, a councillor has warned.

Sainsbury’s has already angered the Highbury community with plans for a second Blackstock Road branch – now the chain wants to open ANOTHER store half a mile away.

In a first of its kind role in a UK town hall, Cllr Sue Lukes is now Islington’s ‘migrants champion’. She tells the Gazette what it means – and why it’s so important.

Islington Labour councillors have destroyed Green attempts to push for proportional representation (PR) in local elections.

Islington Council’s transport leader has promised to “engage” after an action group lobbied for a new cycle route to be closed to the majority of traffic.

Islington Council this morning sensationally announced it would scale back barbecue use in Highbury Fields.

Brazen supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has made yet another bid to open in Blackstock Road, Highbury.

Cllr Claudia Webbe recently tweeted that “the public health benefits of parks and open spaces is clear, writes Anita Frizzarin, Wedmore Gardens, Tufnell Park.

The Islington Gazette and St Mary’s Church hosted a good local poll hustings on April 23, writes Ivor Kenna, Compton Street, Clerkenwell.

The Polish community, worshipping at the church of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Islington is organising a Street Party [as reported in the Gazette this month] writes Aleksandra Podhorodecka MBE.

Ukip’s Pete Muswell wanted to take part in the Gazette’s hustings on Monday. We said no. It would have been unfair when he is one of only two Ukip candidates in the May 3 local elections – while the four main parties are fielding a full slate of candidates.

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.

Islington has foul air, poor cycling infrastructure and some dangerous pedestrian zones. So last night’s healthy streets hustings should have been a chance to find out more from local elections candidates. James Morris was baffled by the outcome.

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.

The Islington Gazette will hold a hustings ahead of next month’s local elections.

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

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

Parents could be banned from driving and parking outside schools when they pick up and drop off their kids.

“Something weird” is delaying the Highbury Corner overhaul.

Islington Council will not back away from its quest to build council homes on the Sotheby Mews Day Centre site.

Theresa May’s government “hates” Islington, council leader Richard Watts said last night.

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