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Mon, 15:25

A long simmering beef over barbecues in Highbury Fields shows little sign of cooling off, with a byelaw set to be voted through next month giving council officers the power to put them out.

The Canal & River Trust is calling on the community to head down to City Road Basin for an "amazing" festival on September 1.

A beloved topiary elephant in Finsbury Park has lost its head after a car crashed into it last night.

Tommy Corbyn and Chloe Kerslake-Smith will open their first of its kind National Hemp Service shop in Stroud Green Road next month.

"Vigilante" neighbours are fighting to save Finsbury Park's famous topiary elephants from being cut down, the Gazette can reveal.

Air quality will audits will begin at more Islington schools as the council aims to protect children's health.

People can now give feedback on Islington's "bold vision" for transport in the borough over the next 20 years.

Campaigners are fighting to block what will be one of the biggest incinerators in Europe from being built in north London. They tell Emma Bartholomew it will lock us into decades of low recycling rates, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

A free festival in Cally Park will give people a chance to see "world-class artists" perform on August 4.

A man who was shot in the back in Upper Holloway on Monday morning is being held under arrest on suspicion of GBH while he recovers in hospital.

Canonbury Primary School is lobbying Islington Council to "combat traffic chaos and pollution" caused by Highbury Corner by widening pavements and installing fixed cycle lanes.

An award-winning community stalwart who had a plaque made in honour of his tireless work on the New Orleans Estate has died aged 91.

Extinction Rebellion's Rebel Street Party took Islington by storm - with protesters staging a "death sleep" outside the Shell garage in Upper Street.

A team of "sewer heroes" are destroying a 100-metre "concreteberg" beneath the streets of Islington - and they've been at it for three weeks.

Council chiefs are asking for the public's help on how to improve Finsbury Park - and want to know whether or not to lock it at night.

GPs could soon be referring people for exercise in Islington's parks under a project designed to get more people active.

Councillors are expected to declare a "climate emergency" and commit to achieving net-zero carbon emissions in Islington by 2030 when they convene next week.

Works to overhaul Highbury Corner and Old Street roundabout have angered motorists due to "chock-a-block traffic" - but transport bosses have urged the public to sit tight while the vital projects are finished and finessed.

Inner London's only community cricket ground is to get a new pavilion thanks to a £150,000 charity grant.

The "hostile environment" is still alive for an army veteran of the Windrush generation struggling to survive on £59 a month while awaiting Home Office compensation.

A horticulturist is calling on artists to help beautify a community garden near Highbury Corner to compensate for trees being felled for a housing development.

Drinkers could annex a new Old Street public space and create a "pub garden", claims the furious chair of Islington's licencing committee - who opened a similar facilities a few streets away earlier this month.

Some 600 people celebrated the "fascinating heritage" of their Caledonian Park Clock Tower when the restored asset was officially opened on Saturday.

Islington Council has transformed a car parking space in Central Street into a "little oasis in the city" - but the Green Party opposition claims more could have been done with the money.

Children from 10 Islington primary schools protested against climate change outside Islington town hall before marching to Highbury Fields on Friday.

Uber has rolled out 350 electric hire bikes in Islington as part of a pilot it hopes to emulate across London.

Islington's most famous allotment keeper is calling on green fingered volunteers to help grow food with the homeless at a Holloway community garden - and he has honoured Britain's first female black headteacher, which it's to be named after.

Neighbours of Highbury Fields are furious at the mess left by the crowds who descend on the park every time the sun shines.

An Elthorne youth worker who lives yards away from the spot a teenager was stabbed in on Monday is premiering his new anti-knife crime movie this week.

TfL's plan to build a giant staircase for people who want to sit in the middle of Old Street roundabout has been panned by Islington and Hackney councils.

"Jeremy Corbyn - we need you to help us in this global fight and be a hero," said child eco-campaigners gathered outside his Islington North consituency office yesterday.

The community is celebrating "historic" changes to Highbury Corner after the gyratory was fully reopened to two-way traffic for the first time in 60 years on Easter Monday.

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 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.

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.

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.

School children protested against climate change outside Islington Town Hall before joining protesters at Parliament on Friday.

Rangers are set to be stationed in Finsbury Park from this month in an effort to drive out criminals, Haringey Council has confirmed.

A "fabulous" competition searching for Islington's best horticultural creations is now open for submissions.

Road closures will be in place on the A1 this weekend as the Highbury Corner work enters its final stages - more than a decade after first being signed off.

Clergy at a Highbury church will be hoping the good lord shines a light on them after solar panels were installed on the roof.

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.

Islington's street sweepers have been honoured for their "outstanding service delivery" - a year after the council introduced a new cleaning system.

Old Street and Clerkenwell Road will be shut to through traffic if ambitious new plans to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians go ahead.

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