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It’s a terrifying 25 years since I took my A-levels so the results-day nervousness felt by many this week is but a faint memory.

In tough times like these, trusted local journalism helps keep you informed and helps keep our community together.

The wings have been raised into place and new images have been released of the refurbished Angel Central.

Upper Street was blocked off on Thursday by protesters against Islington’s new “people-friendly streets” traffic measures.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn spent a day volunteering at an Islington food bank.

During lockdown Michelle Collins has been out delivering food parcels and has launched a campaign to help workers in the arts. She spoke to André Langlois for the Ham & High Podcast.

A drive has been launched to help disadvantaged students get online during and after the coronavirus pandemic.

The lawyer for a man arrested as a police officer knelt on his neck - in events which “mirror exactly what happened to George Floyd” - has called for a formal apology from the Met.

A live online comedy show will raise money to provide free mental health services for Black individuals and families.

“Without our Grassroots Music Venues, there would be no Beatles. No Stones, no Led Zeppelin, no Duran Duran, no Sade, no Oasis, no Skunk Anansie, no Adele, no Ed Sheeran, no Dua Lipa.”

Sir Ian McKellen, Mandeep Dhillon, Joseph Fiennes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Lennie James, Alex Lawther, Miriam Margoyles, Lesley Manville and Elaine Page are among the names backing #ForTheLoveOfArts.

As if 2020 hadn’t done enough to secure its place in the history books, the death of a man under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer has propelled Black Lives Matter into the mainstream.

Islington protesters took a knee in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter, following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The current ban on evictions ends on June 25. The government must extend the deadline and overhaul the system.

We will bring you the latest updates from north London and the response of the authorities to the coronavirus crisis.

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Have you heard the phrase “news desert”? It’s been coined in America to describe what is left behind when a newspaper closes down and the community it served is suddenly left without a source of credible and comprehensive news and information.

Here are images of just some of the thousands of pubs that have played such an important part in London’s history and culture.

I’ll be publishing daily updates from my north London flat, as the country adapts to a health crisis and a culture of “social distancing”.

A fixture of the north London comedy circuit is going online – with ticket prices dependent on the audience members’ situation during coronavirus lockdown.

“Get Brexit done”, “get Brexit done”, “get Brexit done”.

Since 1856, the Islington Gazette has been there with you.

Shortly before the world turned upside down, I was lucky enough to be at BBC 6 Music event in Camden, where Tony Visconti, the great producer behind David Bowie’s Berlin-period albums, and The Stranglers’ JJ Burnel were interviewed by Liz Kershaw.

I write on Wednesday, a couple of hours before our print deadline.

Sir Keir Starmer, MP for Holborn and St Pancras, has been elected by Labour members as the party’s new leader.

Now, more than ever, local journalism matters – and here’s how you can get behind us.

With the closure of venues the livelihoods of thousands of artists and entertainers has been affected. Here’s how some familiar faces from the comedy circuit have adapted to lockdown.

My rationed exercise on Tuesday saw me cycling to Hampstead, walking up Parliament Hill and up to Highgate, and freewheeling down Highgate Hill towards home.

Boris Johnson has banned people from leaving the home except for certain reasons, outlawed gatherings of more than two people and shut retailers selling non-essential goods – threatening police fines for anyone who ignores new measures.

On Sunday I gave £4 to someone who was begging. Aren’t I quite the hero?

On Monday (March 16) ministers and officials will consider measures including banning mass gatherings and lengthy household isolation for the elderly.

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