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EMILY THORNBERRY

Emily Thornberry today branded Universal Credit a “complicated and intimidating system” while speaking at a community conference in Holloway Road.

I completely agree with Emily Thornberry’s condemnation of the draconian conditions at Pentonville, writes Morag Gillie, Co-chairman, Islington Homes for All – Axe the Act, in a personal capacity.

An education charity has left tenants in its housing stock stranded after handing them eviction notices so it can build more homes.

The Boundary Commission’s proposals for Islington are unchanged, meaning Jeremy Corbyn’s seat will be abolished.

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.

Emily Thornberry today said Islington’s HMP Pentonville is “a disgrace to civilised society” that should be bulldozed and replaced with smaller, modern prisons in central London.

Charlie Kiss is a political activist became the first trans man to stand for parliament when he contested Islington South and Finsbury in 2015.

The queer archive at Islington Museum has gathered some incredible artefacts since the Gazette last visited in 2016 – but it needs more memories to continue flourishing.

I have just read the article on the Quietway 10 campaign by Cycle Islington, writes Steve Woods.

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

The Whittington Hospital today confirmed it will abandon a regeneration agreement made with Ryhurst, whose parent company Rydon worked on Grenfell Tower before last June’s fire.

Jeremy Corbyn this morning praised his “magnificent” community as Islington marked one year since the Finsbury Park terror attack.

More than 150 Islington Council candidates will fail to win a seat in next week’s local elections. But, statistically speaking, at least one of them will go on to become an MP.

I am a lifelong supporter and member of the Labour Party, and also as a member of the Islington in Europe group, writes Angela Neustatter, Cross Street, Islington.

Three “vital” careers advisors at Pentonville Prison are set to be laid off at the end of the week.

The town hall has revealed plans to clean up Islington’s dirty streets.

A Cally housing association tenant has accused landlord Hyde of neglect after being forced to endure grim living conditions for more than a year.

Islington MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry have written a joint letter calling coroner Mary Hassell’s refusal to prioritise religious burials “unacceptable”.

A century ago, the first women were finally given the right to vote. Now Emily Thornberry has declared “the time has come” for another group of people whose voices are silenced during elections.

“We have to keep reminding ourselves of history – otherwise brutality will be able to continue.”

Well, there we are, as Emily Thornberry would say. 2017 is all but wrapped up and I’m gearing up for what will, terrifyingly, be my third year editing your newspaper.

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.

A young mum who gave up her council flat while heavily pregnant to care for her cancer-stricken grandmother is now facing homelessness.

Islington Lib Dems were a major player for so long. Then they disappeared. Alain Desmier has the huge task of regenerating the party before next year’s local elections. He tells the Gazette: “We have stopped feeling sorry for ourselves.”

It is refreshing to see so many people interested in making sure that the Holloway Prison site is used for the benefit of the local community. write Cllr Gary Heather, Finsbury Park ward and Islington Trades Union Council.

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