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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Rory Stewart says the Tory governments he served in made the "wrong decision" to cut 21,000 police officers - and that Pentonville Prison should be demolished.

A council by-election will be held in May after Labour's Claudia Webbe was elected as an MP in Leicester.

Community groups have criticised police for scrapping monthly sessions where they watch body-worn video footage of stop and searches.

Police stopped and searched 24,971 people in Islington between January 2016 and November - but in more than 70 per cent of cases they took no action.

The next leader of the Labour Party could still be an Islington MP, after Emily Thornberry progressed against the odds today.

Islington Council has been told to apologise to a woman after clamping her car for two months despite knowing her parking fine was sent to the wrong address.

An ex-foster carer has broken her silence after 22 years to claim Islington Council issued a misleading statement about a sacked ex-colleague's contact with children.

Thieves have targeted businesses in Islington more than 4,000 times in two years - but the vast majority of crimes are going unsolved.

The former chief exec of Islington Council is among those with links to the borough to make the New Year's Honours List 2020.

Emily Thornberry says she's the "street fighter" Labour needs to beat Boris Johnson - but accepts Britain leaving the European Union is now a foregone conclusion.

A paedophile headmaster gave half his estate to an ex-leader of Islington Council in the hope it could be used to clear his name, the Gazette can reveal.

Community campaigner Gulcin Ozdemir has won the Islington Council by-election for St George's ward, receiving more than 45 per cent of the vote.

It will be a bitter pill to swallow but it may be time for Remain campaigners to accept that Brexit will "git done" and rethink the focus of their formidable energies.

Islington South & Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry issued a rallying cry last night, after the Conservatives won the election with their highest votes share since the 1980s.

In his bittersweet Islington North victory speech Jeremy Corbyn announced he will not lead Labour into another election - but will stay on until his successor is chosen.

Follow our live blog for all the latest from the general election count in Islington.

The polls are open and the people of Islington can now vote in the general election.

Islington South & Finsbury election hopefuls traded verbal blows over Brexit and the climate emergency on Tuesday night.

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Mayor's Civic Awards, which honour the unsung heroes making a difference in their communities.

Islington South & Finsbury election candidates will debate at St Mary's Church in Upper Street on Tuesday.

The Islington Liberal Democrats election candidates say legalising cannabis will "starve" the borough's gangs of income and subsidise more police and youth services.

Islington Conservatives will not contest the council by-election next month in St George's ward.

The council's transport and environment chief Claudia Webbe has been selected to contest the Labour safe seat of Leicester East in the general election.

Jeremy Corbyn laughed off the " north Islington elite" tag as he launched his 10th election campaign at a Crouch Hill community centre.

The Islington Labour party has announced community campaigner Gulcin Ozdemir will stand in the St George's ward by-election next month.

A homeless man living in Islington was told he'd have to pay £89 for a new passport - without which he can't apply for benefits or housing.

MP Emily Thornberry says Brexit may be the main election issue in her constituency's "leafier lanes", but elsewhere people are simply trying to make ends meet.

Green Party candidates vying to become Islington MPs say they're the only force "capable of competing with Labour" in the borough.

A by-election will take place in St George's ward on December 12 following the resignation of a Labour councillor.

A charity offering welfare, benefits and debt advice has launched an exhibition at Islington Museum to celebrate turning 50.

Jeremy Corbyn says levels of deprivation across Islington and England constitute a "national emergency" - and he promises to "end the evil of in-work poverty" if elected Prime Minister on December 12.

Universal Credit claimants in Islington Council have accumulated nearly four times the rent arrears as people on Housing Benefit.

The town hall's environment and transport chief Cllr Claudia Webbe has confirmed her withdrawal from the race to become an MP in Luton or Coventry.

The supplier of Islington's not-for-profit Angelic Energy has been bailed out to the tune of £9.5million.

Survivors of child abuse at Islington care homes confronted Dame Margaret Hodge MP at a packed event at University College London.

The UK's first hijab-wearing mayor says Islington Council disappointed its Muslim community by failing to organise an Eid celebration this year.

Emily Thornberry says the Brexit saga is a "total mess" and she can "see the argument" for having a referendum ahead of an election.

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

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 second trustee of Buddhist charity Rigpa Fellowship has been disqualified by the Charity Commission after failing to act on knowledge of serious abuse.

Abandoned bikes blocking up the streets and pavements of Islington could soon be a thing of the past, after councillors supported parking restrictions last night.

Islington Council has called on businesses to help make the borough feel safe for women after dark.

Boris Johnson was blasted for "mobilising ethno-nationalism" at a full council meeting where Brexit and barbecues topped the agenda last night.

The former leader of Islington Council and chair of Whittington Health Trust Steve Hitchins has died.

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

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