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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.

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has snubbed Islington Council's attempts to lease 29 three- and four-bedroom flats near Pentonville Prison to accommodate homeless families, the Gazette can reveal.

Islington Council must pay a disabled worker more than £10,000 after she was made to hot desk in Finsbury Park, a tribunal has ruled.

Disabled facilities at the Emirates Stadium are being held up by the government as a benchmark for best practice to be emulated across the country.

Islington will pocket the £80,000 it pledged to spend on EU workers' "settled status" fees after the Prime Minister this week backtracked and scrapped the cost to apply.

A temporary homeless shelter set to open in Hornsey Road next week is a "unique pilot" mapping out how empty commercial buildings can be used to tackle London's street sleeping crisis.

The London Assembly member for Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest has announced she will not contest her seat in the next election after 20 years service.

A son caring for both his parents is "surviving off a can of tuna a day" and has ended up in rental arrears because his slashed benefits can't cover his living costs.

Islington is set to raise council tax as it prepares for a further £50million of central government cuts by 2022 - but it has vowed to keep building council houses and protecting core services.

Islington has became "the first council in the country" to pledge it will reimburse all its EU national workers who successfully register their right to remain in the UK after Brexit.

Vulnerable children from Hackney and Islington are being groomed to deal drugs hundreds of miles away - and rented out to gangs.

We look back at the last 12 months to bring you the highlights and lowlights of Islington's year. Tragedies, celebrations, planning battles, Arsene Wenger's resignation - 2018 has seen it all, and so have we (well, most of it).

An Islington man who was detained on death row in his native Ethiopia for four years is spending his first Christmas of freedom with his family since the ordeal.

Young Labour supporters in Islington are launching a new group for 2019 which plans to tackle political issues and get more young people involved in politics.

While the political world laps up the Brexit soap opera, a damaging yet entirely predictable announcement on council funding cuts has been slipped out by the government.

An Islington man says he did the Royal Family a favour by breaking into Buckingham Palace twice and strolling in on the snoozing Queen - because it highlighted their "security flaws".

Islington passed a motion of no confidence in the government's flagship social welfare reform last night.

Councillors will clash over the best way to influence a Brexit negotiations they have no direct control over at a town hall meeting tonight (Thu).

A Clerkenwell publican is planning a court appeal after councillors approved changes to his licence on Tuesday.

A provider for vulnerable young people has pocketed more than £1m from councils including Islington despite running an unregulated facility for at least seven years.

Islington Council has set its sights on Clerkenwell Fire Station, Sainsbury's in Liverpool Road and the Seven Sisters Road gyratory in a major planning document covering the next 17 years.

Politicians and dignitaries across Islington are urging people to take part in a demonstration against fascism and racism taking place on Saturday.

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