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“A lot of changes done to the roads to benefit cyclists disrupt the roads for such a long time, which only serves to anger other road users, who blame cyclists, which adds to the general air of distrust and anger amongst everyone who uses the road.”

A group of campaigners risked their lives and formed a human bike lane at the junction of Old Street and Central Street yesterday to protest the “hostile” conditions for cyclists in Islington.

This is the fourth year I’ve been involved in the Mayor’s Civic Awards, and I don’t think I’ve previously seen so many people being nominated and awarded for their work against youth violence.

Gazette photographer Polly Hancock was out and about in Islington yesterday to capture the best World Book Day costumes.

Unexpected item in the bagging area? We should be so lucky: Sainsbury’s latest proposal to open a shop in Blackstock Road is as predictable as discounted pumpkins on November 1, and even less fresh.

“Going out with an orchestra would have bankrupted us,” Bob Stanley says of Saint Etienne’s 1994 heyday.

The Islington children who walked out of school on Friday to demand tougher action on climate change did us all proud.

It took workers in 1963 a single Bank Holiday weekend to rip up Oxford Circus, replace the crossroads with a steel cage, concrete over it, and start excavations for the Victoria line.

I shouldn’t be surprised, but backing out of a deal to let Islington fix up and let out 29 huge empty flats behind Pentonville Prison is really shameful behaviour from the Ministry of Justice.

When we were given a few hours’ notice that housing minister Rishi Sunak would be visiting the Emirates, we decided to have a quick whip around on Twitter to gather some questions for him.

Gone are the days when a reporter would be stationed at every court in London.

Like Kate Middleton, I’ve been introduced to a few of Islington’s secrets and surprises recently.

We share a little of Michelle McPhillips’ frustration at the delay in getting justice for her son’s murder, though of course we can’t know her grief or anger.

We look back at the last 12 months to bring you the highlights and lowlights of Islington’s year. Tragedies, celebrations, planning battles, Arsene Wenger’s resignation – 2018 has seen it all, and so have we (well, most of it).

It was great to see Michelle Obama honouring her decade-long connection to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School with a third visit on Monday.

Transport chiefs are at last consulting on a “missing link” portion of Cycle Superhighway 1 that will connect Hackney to Islington along Balls Pond Road.

I used this space last week to talk about compromise in a crisis.

That column was about housing, but the same is true of today’s report about the Old Street one-way system.

Back in 2016, we reported on plans to flatten one of the blocks at Besant Court.

Sandy Marks has continued to protest her innocence in the face of a QC’s finding that she was involved with pro-paedophile campaign groups in 1979 and 1980.

The publication of Sarah Morgan’s independent review this week is a vindication of our decision to print allegations about Sandy Marks’ past 18 months ago (almost to the day).

A top barrister has confirmed former Islington councillor Sandy Marks’ past links to a pro-paedophile campaign group.

Hannah Somerville’s investigation into the deaths of homeless people in Islington makes extremely sad reading.

Indie favourites take their Good Humor LP out the garage and into the British Library for a live outing on its 20th anniversary

I’m torn over the low-level outcry that greeted Islington Council’s decision to broker a deal with Wireless Festival, and withdraw its formal submission to the licensing review.

If you think it’s a bit weird that we’ve written about the conviction of two paedophiles without printing their faces, you’re quite right.

Middle-eastern vegan pop-up What the Fattoush? is at Kingsland Road’s Pamela bar until the new year.

Islington Council was told to act over the “fire trap” flats on the Spa Green Estate more than a year ago.

I’d like to welcome the Gazette’s newest contributor Nicola Baird to this page.

Which of the following do you think TfL should have approached the Gazette about?

As delighted as I am that the Gazette seems to have rescued a young Islington woman from being wrongly sent abroad, Tricia Persad’s plight really shouldn’t have required the intervention of a newspaper.

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