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Thursday, March 26, 2020

An Islington comic says self-employed people working in the creative industries are being pushed onto Universal Credit due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jeremy Corbyn has urged people to give what they can to food banks in Islington during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Campaigners fear disabled people in Islington will be “thrown under the bus” if the Care Act 2014 is suspended as planned.

Islington’s council leader says parks in the borough will be closed if people do not act responsibly and keep a safe distance from each other.

Boris Johnson has ordered pubs and restaurants close tonight as the government announced unprecedented measures to cover the wages of workers who would otherwise lose their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak.

An emergency response team, last used in the wake of the Finsbury Park terror attack, is being launched by Islington Council to manage the “worst case scenario” of the coronavirus outbreak.

Emily Thornberry is worried about the impact coronavirus could have on Islington because it is “one of the borough’s hardest hit by austerity”.

Have you heard the one about Jeremy Corbyn, Héctor Bellerín and Piers Morgan walking into an awards dinner?

The climate emergency dominated proceedings at a full council meeting where the budget for 2020/2021 was passed on Thursday last week.

Outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says swaths of the mainstream press smeared him because he wanted to dismantle media monopolies and redistribute wealth.

Jeremy Corbyn says his favoured frontbench opposition post would be shadow foreign secretary – and that Sir Keir Starmer should publish his full list of donors.

Islington’s outgoing crime and finance chief reveals the highs and lows of his time in the cabinet – and says his biggest regret is not being able to “hold back the tide” on Universal Credit.

A pharmaceutical company is bringing a £1.9million legal case against Moorfields Eye Hospital Foundation Trust over an alleged breach of contract.

Islington’s new young mayor, deputy young mayor and member of Youth Parliament have been announced.

The UK’s leading abortion care service has condemned Catholic protestors who “distressed” women outside a clinic in Finsbury Park on Saturday.

A special needs school in Highbury is celebrating after two of its students were voted onto the Islington Youth Council for the first time.

A Highgate heritage group wants the long-awaited anti-suicide fencing removed from the Archway Bridge and replaced with a more attractive design.

Police have paid compensation to the “broken” family of a young man from Angel who died while being followed by officers.

Whittington Health NHS Trust says the risk of catching coronavirus in the UK is low, despite the first positive cases in England being confirmed earlier today.

A free community event the day after Brexit will celebrate Islington’s diversity and highlight the support available to EU citizens.

Emily Thornberry MP has spoken of her sadness as Britain finally leaves the European Union today – but says Islington will continue to be “profoundly internationalist” beyond Brexit.

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.

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