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Jeremy Corbyn this week told the Gazette climate change is a social justice issue and a "green new deal" will financially as well as environmentally benefit people in Islington.

Grassroots women's football clubs are being denied access to primetime training spaces on Islington pitches by a system they say favours block booking by better-established men's teams.

Islington climate rebels were among thousands occupying the "burning earth" site in Trafalgar Square yesterday.

Ambler Primary School is raising money to help people affected by devastating flooding in Finsbury Park on Monday.

Animal Rebellion (AR) peacefully occupied Smithfield Meat Market in opposition to the animal killing industry on Monday - and only their police liaison officer was arrested.

A burst pipe has left streets around Finsbury Park under water, with people having to be rescued from their flooded homes by firefighters.

Children subjected to "frightening" levels of pollution at a Holloway nursery will soon breath cleaner air.

Readers can learn to build solar panels from scratch at an event in Finsbury Park on Saturday, October 12.

The 70-year-old academic who scoops rubbish out of the Regent's Canal every day has spoken about his "extreme camping" lifestyle in King's Cross.

Catherine West has called for CCTV, better lighting and more patrols in Finsbury Park after six gym users were robbed by a gang of 16 on Monday last week.

Hundreds of schoolchildren inspired by activist Greta Thunberg gathered today outside Islington town hall for the global climate strike.

Jeremy Corbyn showed solidarity with environmental protestors outside Islington Town Hall today - and thanked them for making the climate emergency a mainstream issue.

A gang of thugs robbed burly gym-goers walking through Finsbury Park - threatening to stab them if they didn't hand over their phones.

Education secretary Gavin Williamson today told this paper he backed headteachers' right to exclude pupils, and touted a new wave of free schools for kids with special educational needs (SEND) - but wouldn't say whether he supported the school climate strikes.

Heartless vandals destroyed a much-loved community garden in Hornsey Rise on Monday evening.

Homeless people accessed essential services and danced to drum and bass on banging sound systems at a one-stop shop festival in Finsbury Park yesterday.

Campaigners warn "dozens" of extra planes causing noise and nitrogen oxide pollution will fly over Islington every day if a third runway is build at Heathrow Airport.

Eco campaigners rallied against an Upper Street venue's "dreadful decision" to host the World Aviation Festival.

The woman who stormed the Islington in Bloom awards last night says the "healing" powers of gardening have comforted her through two tumours and mental health issues.

An outreach worker has slammed Network Rail for "dragging out" maintenance work under Stroud Green Bridge for "months" at the expense of rough sleepers and pedestrians.

Chilling in a floating hot tub was among the quirkier pastimes people enjoyed at the "brilliant" Angel Canal Festival yesterday.

A topiary elephant in Finsbury Park that lost its head in a tragic car accident has been "resurrected".

Move over Crufts, Islington canines will compete in the annual Dog Olympix games in Archway on September 8.

Islington councillors are urging Sadiq Khan to make all buses operating from a Holloway depot zero emissions models by 2020.

More than 300,000 people spent a total of £38million at major festivals in Finsbury Park last year, a report reveals.

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.

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