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Police in Islington and Camden issued a section 60 notice on Monday, giving them additional powers to stop and search people within the borough.

Victoria line services through Islington were ground to a halt this evening when an errant dog escaped onto the tracks.

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.

As I write this, Extinction Rebellion's protests in central London have entered their second week. More than 1,000 people have been arrested and a few dozen have been charged with low-level crimes.

Irate leaseholders piled in to Islington Town Hall last night for their chance to quiz two housing chiefs - but neither of them turned up.

Ironically, the sight of 100 schoolchildren demonstrating against the leadership at St Aloysius College (p1) is a fantastic advert for the school.

I have little doubt that Boris Johnson's ignorant, offensive remarks about historic sex abuse cases would have ended the career of a less bombastic, blustering politician.

I don't blame anyone for wanting to buy their council house.

"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.

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