It's common to see organisations "rainbow-washing" themselves in the run-up to Pride - putting up flags or rebranding products in expressions of apparent solidarity with LGBTQ+ people, but in a way that does more to market their stock than to actually engage with the discrimination faced by our community, or to support us at other times of the year.
When the first picture of a giant staircase in the middle of Old Street roundabout arrived in our inbox last year, we were a little confused because, y'know, there was already a design competition running to determine what would be built on the new public space.
"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."
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).