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An Islington nursery has splashed out thousands of pounds on air filtration machines to suck up pollution and “lower children’s risk of catching flu”.

I read in this week’s Gazette we now have a further three months (minimum) disruption to traffic. Why? asks Mr J E Kirby, Clissold Crescent, Stoke Newington.

In a weekly feature, we profile a fascinating company doing business here in Islington. This week it is Twipes: an environmentally friendly wet wipes start-up which has won Sadiq Khan’s approval.

Grassroots music venues across Islington could be forced to close or ditch their support for up and coming acts thanks to huge hikes in business rates, a new report claims.

As London Metropolitan University plans a multi-million overhaul of its campus, the Gazette learns about 121 years of history in Holloway Road.

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.

Farringdon “superclub” Fabric will reopen, it was confirmed this afternoon – but 18-year-olds will be banned.

Farringdon nightclub Fabric could this afternoon win the right to reopen at a last-minute appeal hearing.

When George Osborne announced the closure of Holloway Prison a year ago, many people darkly muttered three words: ‘Expensive luxury flats.’ But it doesn’t have to be this way, community campaigners told James Morris.

Staff shortages forced Highbury and Islington Underground station to shut three times in the space of nine days over August.

Labour-controlled Islington Council took a lot of flak last month after shutting Fabric. As the sole opposition member, Green Cllr Caroline Russell was spared this. But, as she tells James Morris, life is difficult in the land of Labour.

Islington kids got the chance to show off their moves with Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell yesterday (Thursday) as the Mayor of London rolled out the next stage of his curriculum plans for the capital’s primary schools.

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