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A St Mary Magdalene Academy student who was knocked off his bike and broke his arm weeks before sitting his GCSE exams has called for more cycle lanes and speed bumps.

A developer is seeking planning permission from Islington Council so it has the option of turning a shop into a fitness centre.

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.

Lonely pensioners have slammed the town hall's proposal to demolish Holloway's Drovers Centre as "disgraceful" and a "chronic shame".

Plans to convert a historical workhouse and hospital into homes will be "one of the most important decisions the planning committee ever makes," a councillor has claimed.

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

An Islington woman who was trapped in her house with a 5ft "bone crushing" python on Tuesday night has told of her real life "horror movie".

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

A soon-to-be homeless man with a history of depression and deliberate drug overdoses isn't vulnerable enough to qualify for priority housing, according to Islington Council and its private medical advisor.

Benefit claimants often feel disrespected, discriminated against and pressured to take unsuitable work at job centres in Islington, according to a survey.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home was born from a sickly mutt being spoon fed warm port in a Canonbury Square Kitchen, so the story goes.

An award-winning carer says she's struggling to get by on her zero-hour contact and the government should give everyone in her sector a pay rise.

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.

Islington's highest ranking police officer is "acutely conscious" of the violent crime wave gripping Finsbury Park and has pledged do something about it.

Youngsters will be able to try their hand at 20 different sports and activities in Highbury Fields as Go Islington returns for a seventh year.

The NHS trust that runs the Whittington Hospital has named its new chair following the resignation of former Islington Council leader Steve Hitchins.

A moped rider collided with a man on an electric scooter in Rosebery Avenue on Saturday and fled before police arrived.

Primary school pupils across Islington were taught about knife crime, victim support and stranger danger as part of a safety scheme led by local police.

Care workers' "incredible and often overlooked" efforts to support vulnerable people in Islington were celebrated at the council's annual Dignity in Care Awards on Monday.

Osborne Grove Nursing Home will be demolished and replaced with a £30.8million 70-bed facility, after Haringey Council's cabinet approved the project.

London Fire Brigade (LFB) has issued a probation notice to Nag's Head Market, restricting its first floor capacity to 60 people due to unaddressed fire risks - days after a private firm ruled it safe.

The Health and Safety Executive inspected The Bridge Secondary School due to "concerns about the management and treatment of Legionella bacteria risk" - but inspectors are now satisfied its being dealt with.

A mother and refugee is desperately pleaing with the Home Office to allow her "hero" son to join her in this country.

The chair of the Whittington Health Trust, Steve Hitchins, has stood down.

Islington Council still has 28 children placed in unregulated accommodation a year after a calling for new laws following the death of Lance Scott Walker.

The mother of a severely autistic Holloway man is leading a national campaign against the detention and abuse of people in private care "institutions".

The three most senior staff members at a Central Street charity have been handed a 20 per cent pay increase, it can be revealed.

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

A 12-year-old girl was taken to hospital after being hit by a vehicle in Archway yesterday.

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.

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.

Potentially dangerous bacteria have been found in the water supply serving a special needs academy and youth club in Tufnell Park.

The number of people using Islington Food Bank has soared by more than 2,000 per cent in the past seven years due to "welfare reforms, austerity and Universal Credit", councillors claim.

Ollie Rayner is hoping his decision to join Kent on long-term loan will spark the start to the latest chapter of a county career that already spans 14 seasons.

A residential detox centre in Islington providing support for those with drug and alcohol problems has closed, citing lack of funds.

Camden and Islington (C&I) NHS Trust pledges no beds will be lost through controversial plans to sell NHS land in King's Cross and build a new mental health unit in Archway.

A family in Farringdon Road say communal waste left spewing out near their bedroom window for more than a month has made their children ill.

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.

Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on plans to move Moorfields Eye Hospital to St Pancras.

Islington's new mayor pledges she'll "campaign for the voiceless" and lobby central government for more resources to fund mental health services.

Elderly people living in a mental health residential home could suffer when the management of the service changes hands, a report states.

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.

Mice droppings, cockroaches and concerns over the storage and preparation of raw fish have been highlighted by health inspectors in relation to two popular St John Street eateries.

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