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The focus should shift from Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn to the victims of antisemitism, Sir Keir Starmer told a conference on Sunday.

A Finsbury Park church has been awarded £2,600 to renovate its garden.

An interim report on air pollution and monitoring data in Islington’s People Friendly Streets neighbourhoods will be published six months into each scheme.

Endangered grassroots music venues in Islington and Hackney could be rescued if councils direct new government grants to them, according to the Music Venue Trust (MVT).

Jeremy Corbyn will be readmitted to the Labour Party just weeks after he was suspended for saying the scale of antisemitism in the party was “dramatically overstated”, it is understood.

Islington’s former ceremonial mayor Rakhia Ismail has defected from Labour to the Tories, and is now supporting their London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey.

The NHS will be overwhelmed within weeks without a national lockdown in England, Boris Johnson has warned, as he ordered the country to stay at home in a bid to reverse the spread of coronavirus.

The Labour Party has suspended Jeremy Corbyn over his reaction to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report into antisemitism in the party during his leadership.

A campaign to stop a supermarket warehouse opening next to an Archway school has reached a “hugely important milestone”.

North Londoners will wake up on Saturday to tighter Covid-19 restrictions.

Solicitors are threatening Islington Council with court action over a new cycleway brought in as part of a package of traffic measures around the borough.

A new programme to tackle inequality, racism and injustice has been launched by Islington Council.

An Islington councillor is set to make history by becoming the first Black woman appointed deputy leader in the borough.

Homelessness workers got together for a large-scale outreach project to mark the usual Streets Fest event in Islington.

A north London charity has partnered with the TV producers behind a Dennis Nilsen biopic to highlight the risk of becoming homeless as a young member of the LGBTQ+ community.

“Practical difficulties” are part of the reason residents cannot be exempt from the People Friendly Streets schemes, according to the leader of Islington Council.

Music venues in Hackney and across the country have been thrown a “lifeline” as part of a £1.57 billion pot of emergency funding during the coronavirus crisis.

Another People Friendly Streets area is all set to be installed in Islington.

Analysis has found more than 80 per cent of properties on a rental site are listed as off limits to housing benefit claimants, despite a judge ruling such policies discriminatory.

An Islington MP has called for furlough to be extended as new figures reveal about a quarter of workers in the borough have been helped by the scheme.

Islington’s third People Friendly Streets neighbourhood has been revealed.

Libraries around Islington are to start reopening as the coronavirus lockdown is eased.

London MPs have joined a call for the ban on evictions which was introduced to protect tenants hit by the coronavirus crisis.

On August 26, from 4pm to 5pm, we are inviting residents to join representatives from Islington Council on Zoom to discuss the low-traffic neighbourhoods.

Islington’s National Education Union (NEU) has criticised the algorithm used to calculate A Level results this year.

Boris Johnson is facing calls to prove his chief aide Dominic Cummings, who lives in Islington, did not make a second trip to Durham during the lockdown.

A woman whose brother died of Covid-19 has accused Boris Johnson of showing bereaved families “huge disrespect” in the Houses of Parliament today, after he cracked a joke about Calvin Klein pants when he was asked what he would like to say to families who have lost loved ones in the pandemic.

An anti-Brexit campaigner performed a one-man show outside Dominic Cummings’ Islington home on Wednesday (July 8).

Islington Council has called for the residency test part of Universal Credit to be suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of Islington residents claiming Universal Credit skyrocketed by 110 per cent in two months of coronavirus lockdown.

Campaigners are continuing in their fight to save a “little forest” in Islington from the axe, two years after the plans were given the given light.

A pub in Islington received a visit from the government’s business secretary ahead of its post-lockdown opening.

Green-fingered Islington neighbours are rallying the troops to save mini-gardens planted by the community in pallets on the road.

A judge has ordered Islington Council to hand over information and documents amid a long-running dispute about a controversial development site.

Cars are being “permitted” to skirt double yellow lines on an Islington road by parking on the pavement.

An application for a new gambling games shop near Finsbury Park has been rejected.

A High Court judge has ruled that Islington Council did not properly notify a homeless man when terminating his temporary accommodation.

A judicial review in the high court is being sought over the failure of the director of public prosecutions (DPP) to investigate alleged breaches of lockdown rules by the prime minister’s adviser, Dominic Cummings.

Islington Town Hall was illuminated green to mark the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Islington Council’s leader has defended the administration’s handling of town hall finances in the wake of revelations about the salaries of agency staff.

Jeremy Corbyn claims the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a “shambles” – and says Dominic Cummings exerts a “strange” level of power over Boris Johnson.

A Willesden Green man has launched a crowdfunder to pay for a judicial review into why Dominic Cummings has not been penalised for breaking lockdown laws.

Islington Council is paying some interim workers more than £100 per hour – at a time when it’s more cash-strapped than ever due to the Covid-19 crisis.

The ban on evictions has been extended by the government for another two months amid the Covid-19 crisis.

The leader of Islington Council only knows of two people from the borough who have gone through the government’s test and trace system – and claims it’s sending the local authority “c*** data”.

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