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Thursday, April 18, 2019

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.

Hundreds of Islington students demonstrated against climate change today as they marched through Highbury Fields to make their voices heard.

A veteran actor has accused Upper Street’s famous King’s Head Theatre of having the worst backstage conditions he’s seen in 50 years – but the venue has defended its hospitality.

Lorries heavier than 3.5 tonnes will no longer be able to use Drayton Park as Islington Council looks to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

Eco-activists are urging Islington Council to declare a climate emergency and commit to slashing the borough’s greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2030.

Cabbies have held talks with the mayor of Hackney over their campaign to reverse the ban on polluting vehicles around Shoreditch and Old Street, the Gazette can reveal.

Parents and children made their voices heard about climate change as they joined a climate change protest in Islington.

Islington unveiled its first public highway water fountain in Old Street today so passers-by can stop for free refills rather than buying single use plastic bottles.

Islington Council is consulting on a new byelaw to give officers the power to “extinguish, seize or dispose of” barbecues burning in restricted areas of Highbury Fields.

When members of the Jewish community moved out of the cramped East End and into Islington in the 18th and 19th centuries some said “Heichner Fenster”: a Yiddish term which, in German dialect, means tall window.

Islington is set to raise council tax as it prepares for a further £50million of central government cuts by 2022 – but it has vowed to keep building council houses and protecting core services.

Islington has became “the first council in the country” to pledge it will reimburse all its EU national workers who successfully register their right to remain in the UK after Brexit.

The Wireless Festival promoter has withdrawn its appeal against Haringey Council’s licensing restrictions after an agreement was reached on sound level monitoring.

A beleaguered chair struggled to control an unruly public gallery as “class warfare” broke out at a planning committee meeting last night.

Finsbury Park has been stripped of its Green Flag status after a damning “mystery shopper” report by an environmental charity.

Elderly and vulnerable people could be exposed to excess pollution if the council limits traffic outside an Upper Holloway school, claims a neighbour.

Wireless promoter Live Nation has been given the green light to carry on holding the festival in Finsbury Park after a licensing review – but extra security will be on the streets and artists will be “encouraged” not to swear.

A multi-billion-pound gas company has bowed to opposition and abandoned plans to partially astroturf the historic Canonbury Square Gardens.

The community celebrated “sustainability” and British apples in Gillespie Park on Sunday.

Wireless promoters defended the music festival at a licence review hearing last night, saying it is a “celebration of grime music” that causes no public nuisance.

Islington Gardeners are holding their annual general meeting on Tuesday – and an eco-inventor will then give a talk on tackling drought.

Haringey is “prostituting” Finsbury Park out for Wireless Festival and should scrap the event, neighbours argued at a licensing sub-committee meeting last night.

TfL roadworks have created “gridlocked traffic and pollution” outside housing association flats in Clerkenwell.

If you’ve ever spotted a tiny, colourful flowerbed in the middle of a drab street, it might just be the work of Islington Gardeners.

Islington’s environment boss has hailed the council’s “pioneering” electric vehicle (EV) charging policies – but she conceded four pieces of equipment breach regulations and will be axed.

Wireless Festival chiefs face a battle to stay in Finsbury Park after Haringey Council announced a licence review will take place next month.

A former waste worker has rubbished claims drink and drug abuse among staff is partly to blame for the department’s £2million overspend.

Monday night saw Islington’s most creative gardeners celebrated at a glitzy town hall ceremony.

A retired artist and gardener who campaigned to save a Finsbury Park allotment from developers is relocating to Cornish soil at Christmas.

Council workers coming to work under the influence of drugs and alcohol could be partly to blame for a £2million hole in Islington’s budget, the council’s crime chief claimed this week.

People in the Cally’s Market Road claim the loss of daylight “will have a devastating impact” on their lives if Sports Direct gets planning permission to add two storeys to the office next to them.

Disgusted parents on Finsbury’s King Square Estate have stopped letting their kids play on its children’s play area because someone in their block keeps hurling poo and glass onto it.

Some “incredibly insensitive” electric car charging points will be removed from a Highbury street because they take up too much pavement space.

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