It is disappointing that the secretary of state has chosen to call-in the plans developed over years with local residents for Barnard Park, which sought to strike a reasonable balance so that the park could be enjoyed by all, writes Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington’s health and social care leader.
Thomas Cooper, manager of the Spa Green Estate, says he has been complaining about fire safety breaches for seven years – with no action taken. After London Fire Brigade chiefs promised to issue a warning to the council, he speaks out to the Gazette.
Islington Conservatives this afternoon took the fight to Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry by announcing their candidates for next month’s general election. And Theresa May’s favourite slogan was thrown in for good measure.
In the UK, there are currently 6.5 million people who provide unpaid care for older, disabled and seriously ill relatives and friends, writes Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council’s health and social care boss (Labour).