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Jeremy Corbyn laughed off the " north Islington elite" tag as he launched his 10th election campaign at a Crouch Hill community centre.

The Islington Labour party has announced community campaigner Gulcin Ozdemir will stand in the St George's ward by-election next month.

A homeless man living in Islington was told he'd have to pay £89 for a new passport - without which he can't apply for benefits or housing.

MP Emily Thornberry says Brexit may be the main election issue in her constituency's "leafier lanes", but elsewhere people are simply trying to make ends meet.

Green Party candidates vying to become Islington MPs say they're the only force "capable of competing with Labour" in the borough.

A by-election will take place in St George's ward on December 12 following the resignation of a Labour councillor.

A charity offering welfare, benefits and debt advice has launched an exhibition at Islington Museum to celebrate turning 50.

Jeremy Corbyn says levels of deprivation across Islington and England constitute a "national emergency" - and he promises to "end the evil of in-work poverty" if elected Prime Minister on December 12.

Universal Credit claimants in Islington Council have accumulated nearly four times the rent arrears as people on Housing Benefit.

The town hall's environment and transport chief Cllr Claudia Webbe has confirmed her withdrawal from the race to become an MP in Luton or Coventry.

The supplier of Islington's not-for-profit Angelic Energy has been bailed out to the tune of £9.5million.

Survivors of child abuse at Islington care homes confronted Dame Margaret Hodge MP at a packed event at University College London.

The UK's first hijab-wearing mayor says Islington Council disappointed its Muslim community by failing to organise an Eid celebration this year.

Emily Thornberry says the Brexit saga is a "total mess" and she can "see the argument" for having a referendum ahead of an election.

Islington climate rebels were among thousands occupying the "burning earth" site in Trafalgar Square yesterday.

Animal Rebellion (AR) peacefully occupied Smithfield Meat Market in opposition to the animal killing industry on Monday - and only their police liaison officer was arrested.

A second trustee of Buddhist charity Rigpa Fellowship has been disqualified by the Charity Commission after failing to act on knowledge of serious abuse.

Abandoned bikes blocking up the streets and pavements of Islington could soon be a thing of the past, after councillors supported parking restrictions last night.

Islington Council has called on businesses to help make the borough feel safe for women after dark.

Boris Johnson was blasted for "mobilising ethno-nationalism" at a full council meeting where Brexit and barbecues topped the agenda last night.

The former leader of Islington Council and chair of Whittington Health Trust Steve Hitchins has died.

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.

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