An Archway campaigner who was arrested while protesting against climate change has dismissed the campaigners who chained themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s garden gate as “baffling” and off-message.

A 100-metre “concreteberg” weighing the same as a blue whale came to block three major sewers beneath the streets of Islington – spelling travel mayhem for Islington neighbours until at least June.

The empty Clerkenwell fire station will be used as a homeless shelter and advice centre while talks continue to convert it into council homes, the Gazette can reveal.

The community is “split 50-50” after an “iconic” skateboard ramp was ripped out of the abandoned railway track linking Finsbury Park and Highgate by Islington Council earlier this month.

A group of men scrapping in Newington Green causes travel disruption last night.

A hoax 999 caller who attacked police officers with a kitchen knife on the steps of a Liverpool Road address was today convicted of grievous bodily harm (GBH) at the Old Bailey.

An Archway charity that recycles unwanted toys toured Grenadian schools with puppet shoes and classroom supplies to help boost pupils’ literacy and storytelling this half-term.

A student police cadet who survived a slashing led an anti-knife crime march through the streets of Islington earlier this month.

From start-ups to household names, the Gazette takes to the streets each week to find and profile a local business with a difference. This week, we spoke to the couple running a new Clerkenwell kiosk selling ethically-sourced produce for affordable prices

Emily Thornberry was collared three times by constituents asking her about Brexit before she’d walked the Gazette back to her Barnbury constituency office on Thursday.

A man was stabbed in King’s Cross in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A Finsbury Park father accused of killing his wife by setting her on fire was today cleared at the Old Bailey.

The town hall is supporting vulnerable council tenants claiming Universal Credit by offering them a one-off payment to cover a week’s rent.

A Finsbury Park man on trial for his wife’s murder suggests she accidentally set herself ablaze after getting white spirit on her clothes and then lighting incense.

An agency carer died of a brain bleed after her “violent” 95-year-old dementia patient lashed out as she helped change him in his Holloway home, an inquest heard today.

A false 999 caller lured police to Liverpool Road before using a large kitchen knife to “savagely” attack four officers, the Old Bailey heard today.

A pedestrian “collapsed” in the street after he slipped on dog poo and injured his ankle in Pentonville Road this afternoon.

The elderly man who died after he was mown down by a car allegedly fleeing police in York Way on Tuesday evening has been named.

Jeremy Corbyn is a busy man. But, away from the tumult of Brexit and his quest to dethrone Theresa May and implement a socialist government, the Labour leader squeezed in a constituency chat with the Gazette. For half-an-hour he dropped matters of state to talk about the issues facing people on the streets and estates of Islington North, which he has represented as MP since 1983.

A 74-year-old man has died after a hit-and-run crash involving a group of suspected robbers fleeing police in York Way.

A “ruthless gang” keeps pinching catalytic converters from a Highbury man’s Toyota Prius, he says.

A Finsbury Park church will stop families using its playground next term because people are smoking crack, shooting up heroin and throwing used condoms into the children’s area.

A man was cracked over the head with a “heavy object” during a daylight brawl in Seven Sisters Road on Sunday.

A “fabulous” competition searching for Islington’s best horticultural creations is now open for submissions.

The chief exec of Islington Council has announced her imminent resignation after eight years of “calm and compassionate leadership”.

Further protests at St Aloysius College may be in the pipeline this week after talks between senior managers and student protests “broke down” and “no deal was achieved”, a spokesperson has vowed.

A minicab driver killed his wife by dousing her in white spirit and setting her ablaze so that she was “engulfed in flames” at their Finsbury Park home, the Old Bailey heard today.

A 10-year-old boy starring in an opera written by Mozart has decided to donate his wages to terminal illness charity Marie Curie in honour of his late mother.

Jeremy Corbyn will be propelled into number 10 next year when the economy succumbs to a bigger recession than the 2008 financial crash, predicts the owner of an award-winning Archway kebab shop.

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