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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.

Children from 10 Islington primary schools protested against climate change outside Islington town hall before marching to Highbury Fields on Friday.

Islington and Camden's highest ranking police officer makes difficult decisions "every day" about which crimes to investigate due to budget cuts.

A King's Cross college wants to sell alcohol and play music until 10pm every night - but some neighbours fear it will become "another focal point for anti-social behaviour" in the area.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

The outgoing mayor of Islington will miss dressing up in the comfy red robes - but he'd sooner forget dropping the "expensive" gold chain.

An Elthorne youth worker who lives yards away from the spot a teenager was stabbed in on Monday is premiering his new anti-knife crime movie this week.

Police have deployed an extra seven officers in Finsbury Park as part of ongoing efforts to stamp out rampant drug dealing and antisocial behaviour.

A controversial medical firm blasted for labelling a homeless torture survivor not vulnerable and suggesting a cancer patient didn't qualify for priority housing could see its relationship with Islington Council end next year.

The last guests at a pioneering Hornsey Road homeless shelter enjoyed a buffet breakfast before saying goodbye to the site and moving onto new accommodation this morning - but organisers say "this is just the beginning".

Islington's growing dependence on food banks has been laid bare in "scandalous" data published by The Trussell Trust today.

Islington's health services have defended their gender pay gaps showing male staff earning more than women.

The empty Clerkenwell fire station will be used as a homeless shelter and advice centre while talks continue to convert it into council homes, the Gazette can reveal.

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.

Jeremy Corbyn is a busy man. But, away from the tumult of Brexit and his quest to dethrone Theresa May and implement a socialist government, the Labour leader squeezed in a constituency chat with the Gazette. For half-an-hour he dropped matters of state to talk about the issues facing people on the streets and estates of Islington North, which he has represented as MP since 1983.

Jeremy Corbyn will be propelled into number 10 next year when the economy succumbs to a bigger recession than the 2008 financial crash, predicts the owner of an award-winning Archway kebab shop.

More than three thousand council houses bought under right to buy in Islington have been re-sold at a collective profit of £861million, new figures have revealed.

A child abuse survivor living in Essex Road was forced to live off just £4 a fortnight because of a benefits error that took three years to put right.

More than 29,000 people in Islington have signed a Brexit petition calling for Britain to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union (EU).

The original whistleblower on Islington's kids' home scandal has condemned Boris Johnson's "disgraceful" assertion that investigating historic child abuse is a waste of resources.

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

Islington Council has adopted the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims definition of Islamophobia to help it tackle "hatred and discrimination" in the community.

A £40million "slippage" has contributed to the council's major housebuilding project being flagged as a "principal risk" for the coming year - but Brexit is straight in at number one on the list of concerns.

Town hall chiefs published a report detailing the extent of county lines crime and other types of modern slavery in Islington this week.

Islington Council is going to the High Court in an attempt to ban rough sleeping and begging under the Stroud Green Road bridge in Finsbury Park, the Gazette can reveal.

Conservative mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey has sided with Islington's Labour council in its efforts to lease empty Roman Way flats off the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) - sort of.

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