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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.

An Islington author will drive a VW Beatle as old as Britain's European Union membership around 13 continental capitals she's never visited before ahead of the UK's scheduled exit from the block on October 31.

Jeremy Corbyn is "shocked and saddened" by the violent crime rate in Islington North and says making its streets feel safe is a top priority.

Councillors banned the sale or supply of fur in Islington's markets yesterday.

The leader of Islington Council says Sajid Javid's pledge to boost local government coffers isn't enough to reverse nine years of budget cuts.

Precautionary works are being carried out on a block of flats in Newington Green that doesn't meet government safety standards.

People in Islington could struggle to access life saving cancer drugs, fuel and fresh food if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal on Halloween, warns the council leader.

An Islington councillor was arrested on Saturday while protesting against Boris Johnson's plans to suspend Parliament ahead of the UK's exit from the European Union.

The safer neighbourhoods base in Goswell Road will soon close with officers being relocated to Islington Police Station, the Gazette can reveal.

A think tank founded by Iain Duncan Smith has blasted Islington Council for "slashing addiction treatment" - but it acknowledges central government cuts have precipitated the public health "epidemic".

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

Prisoners at Pentonville have spoken of their traumatic knife crime experiences and offered advice to gang imperilled young people in a new podcast.

Emily Thornberry has condemned plans to close the Old Street post office and reopen it inside a Co-op up the road as "partial privatisation".

Violent incidents in Pentonville prison have spiked by more than 50 per cent and the use of force by officers has "risen significantly" since 2017, a report states.

The ringleader of a massive student protest at St Aloysius' College earlier this year picked up a strong set of GCSE results today, before setting out his policy pledges to transform British politics.

Restaurant bosses have slammed rumours they want to turn a Highbury steakhouse into an "open all hours" nightclub as "false information".

The councillor leading Islington's preparations for a no deal exit from the European Union on October 31 has urged the Government to "get its act together and tell us what Brexit will look like".

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

The Planning Inspectorate has upheld Islington Council's decision to reject a developer's "oversized" King's Cross office block that would "harm the appearance" of a conservation area.

The mother of a man who died falling from the Archway Bridge is "ecstatic" that security measures have finally been installed after 18 years.

Councillors are conflicted over The Local Government Boundary Commission for Englands's draft recommendation to redraw Islington's political map.

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.

Islington Council has chosen its preferred candidate to take to be the borough's new chief executive - a decision set to be confirmed on Thursday.

The Green Party transport spokesperson believes electric scooters are "potentially part of the post-car picture" - but argues they urgently need to be regulated first.

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

A mother has blasted a "diabolical" ban preventing her kids from visiting her "mentally ill" partner in Pentonville prison - after she was allegedly caught smuggling him tobacco.

An Islington councillor who resigned from the Labour Party yesterday has claimed Jeremy Corbyn's "ideological beliefs are providing a safe space for the practice of antisemitism".

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

A Holloway councillor will raise the blight of knife crime in Islington when she attends an international peace charities summit in Switzerland today (Thu) until Sunday.

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

The sister of an Islington child abuse survivor has hit out at the council over a perceived lack of action since it accepted culpability for the historic scandal almost two years ago.

The director of policy research at YouGov has discredited a tweet by Islington Liberal Democrats suggesting Jeremy Corbyn will lose his Islington North seat at the next general election.

Just over a year after he was released from death row in Ethiopia, Andargachew "Andy" Tsege launched a book detailing his experience as a political prisoner at the country's embassy in Knightsbridge this week.

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

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.

Councillors will meet behind closed doors next week to consider a secretive 132-page document regarding allegations made against a senior town hall employee.

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.

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.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has thanked "everyone in Islington who voted for Labour" in last week's European Union elections - but would not be drawn on what the party's leapfrogging by the Lib Dems means for the borough.

An Upper Holloway campaigner who co-founded the Rescue Our Schools resource to combat education cuts scooped a prestigious award last month.

Emily Thornberry says Islington's electorate has been heard "loud and clear" following Labour's loss to the Lib Dems in the European elections - and she's "glad" Jeremy Corbyn now backs her position on a second referendum.

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