Islington Council’s leader has defended the administration’s handling of town hall finances in the wake of revelations about the salaries of agency staff.

Jeremy Corbyn claims the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a “shambles” – and says Dominic Cummings exerts a “strange” level of power over Boris Johnson.

Islington’s first low-traffic neighbourhood (LTN) will be in St Peter’s ward, the council announced on June 12.

Islington Council says the borough “does not have any statues or memorials celebrating the slave trade”.

Islington’s Covid-19 homeless taskforce says a “massive community effort” has kept some of the most vulnerable people in the borough safe during the coronavirus crisis.

A man has been rushed to a major trauma centre after he fell and injured himself at a Holloway Road building site.

Islington Council is launching a review to ensure there are no statues or monuments with links to slavery on public land in the borough.

Islington Council is paying some interim workers more than £100 per hour – at a time when it’s more cash-strapped than ever due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Shoppers have been urged to support Islington businesses when a raft of ”non-essential” stores reopen their doors from Monday, June 15.

A man was “stabbed in back” during an alleged phone robbery in Goswell Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Islington’s Covid-19 homeless taskforce has called on the government to axe a “hostile environment” policy which “puts people onto the streets”.

British Transport Police has released CCTV images following a report of an assault at King’s Cross station.

Emily Thornberry has urged the government to extend the eviction ban beyond June 25 to stop renters “plunging into homelessness”.

A man was injured in Finsbury Park on Friday June 5.

The leader of Islington Council only knows of two people from the borough who have gone through the government’s test and trace system – and claims it’s sending the local authority “c*** data”.

Campaigners claim a developer has disregarded four “crucial issues” around a landmark housing plan for the former Holloway Prison site.

An Islington nurse has set up a bike-sharing initiative to help key workers and NHS staff travel safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Emily Thornberry has urged the government to immediately stop exporting riot gear to the US – if it’s being used to “attack unarmed protesters and journalists” in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Islington Council has backed Unison’s calls for care workers to be guaranteed full pay for “sickness and isolation” – but says central government must foot the tab.

The importance of unpaid carers will be highlighted by a programme of events in Islington from June 8–14.

Police have revamped old bicycles for staff at the Whittington Hospital and donated laptops to people who need them most during the pandemic.

Islington National Education Union estimates just a “handful” of schools in the borough will welcome back all students in reception, Year 1 and Year 6 this week.

An elderly woman who was in a critical condition after an alleged “domestic incident” is now stable and her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Police found a machete stashed in a bush in Cally on Friday May 29 – and urged people to contact them if they spot any more hidden weapons.

Islington Council is consulting on ways to make the borough’s streets safer, healthier and greener.

Campaigners are calling for rent arrears accumulated during the Covid-19 lockdown to be scrapped – with central government instead reimbursing small landlords via grants.

Hundreds of furloughed workers have signed up to volunteer with charities using a new platform.

Two coronavirus outbreaks have been reported for every three care homes in Islington.

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