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

Jeremy Corbyn joined the Islington council leader and business chief for a meeting with Marks and Spencer chiefs over the closure of its Holloway Road store.

Two Islington mosques and a Muslim charity held a street dinner on Wednesday to remember the terrorist attack that targeted their community a year ago.

Councillors and Jeremy Corbyn are demanding Transport for London (TfL) makes Crouch Hill station accessible for all.

Activists who led the fight against a law banning the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in schools came together on Wednesday night, 30 years on from its introduction –and 15 years after its repeal. The Gazette was there to listen and learn.

Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque, will be awarded “substantial damages” after the High Court ruled on Wednesday that the Daily Telegraph had published defamatory statements about him.

A Holloway decorating firm has today opened its purpose-built training centre to create hundreds of new jobs for school leavers and unemployed youngsters.

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

Arsene Wenger takes charge of his final home game on Sunday. He leaves having changed Arsenal, and Islington, for the better. The Gazette looked through the late ‘90s archives to assess how he set about that change.

Jeremy Corbyn has criticised “disgusting” treatment of the Windrush generation – including a number of his Islington North constituents.

In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visited Newington Green’s Acoustic: Jeremy Corbyn’s favourite restaurant.

A stunned Jeremy Corbyn this morning thanked Arsene Wenger for his service to Arsenal, saying: “You took our club to a higher plane.”

Protesting Brexit. Quizzing politicians over cycle lanes. Speaking out against cuts to school funding. Joining thousands of campaigners to elect and support a Labour leader who has given the party its biggest shakeup in a generation.

Momentum activists could have a significant impact on the doorsteps of north London ahead of May’s election. The Gazette asked activists from four north London boroughs how socialism is bedding in.

Over recent weekends, a 20-strong group of volunteers from Islington in Europe has taken to the streets to gauge the issues around Brexit that most concern people here, writes Luisa Fulci, Lambs Mews, Islington.

Housing campaigners have accused the Ministry of Justice of “misleading” people about the use of Holloway Prison’s visitor centre.

Jenny Kassman, Julia Bard, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Louisa S Kaplin, Julian Lousada, Sue Lukes, Prof Mica Nava, Jenny Richardson, David Rosenberg, Monika Schwartz, Prof Lynne Segal, Annabelle Sreberny, Ruth Steigman, Annette Thomas, Dr Gillian Yudkin and Prof John S Yudkin write:

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.

Islington Council has become one of the first town halls to sign a charter to eradicate modern slavery.

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

Homeowners and tenants are scared to leave their homes at night as violent muggings continue to blight the north of Islington.

“It’s pretty clear we don’t want a development unaffordable to local people.” Will McMahon, who is leading the Community Plan for Holloway campaign, spoke before the latest meeting to discuss the Holloway Prison campaign had actually kicked off. But it was a safe assumption to make.

As James Morris points out in his Gazette article , it will be a close thing between the Labour party and the Green party in at least one ward in May’s local elections, writes Ivor Kenna, chair, England branch, Celtic League, Compton Street, London.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Prime Minister Theresa May and home secretary Amber Rudd for trying to “protect communities on the cheap” – following the spate of violent muggings in Archway.

“Putting young people in charge of their own narrative” is the chief aim of a commission bidding to transform the lives of those growing up in Islington.

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