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

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”.

Campaigners claim a developer has disregarded four “crucial issues” around a landmark housing plan for the former Holloway Prison site.

Emily Thornberry has urged the government to immediately stop exporting riot gear to the US – if it’s being used to “attack unarmed protesters and journalists” in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

Islington Council has backed Unison’s calls for care workers to be guaranteed full pay for “sickness and isolation” – but says central government must foot the tab.

Islington National Education Union estimates just a “handful” of schools in the borough will welcome back all students in reception, Year 1 and Year 6 this week.

Campaigners are calling for rent arrears accumulated during the Covid-19 lockdown to be scrapped – with central government instead reimbursing small landlords via grants.

Families who could not visit loved ones on their death beds have reacted to Dominic Cummings’ alleged breach of lockdown rules.

Dominic Cummings was quizzed by the media on Monday about his trip from Islington to County Durham, where he stayed at his parents’ farm despite lockdown restrictions.

Islington Council pays women an 8% higher median hourly wage than men – but Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) workers earn less on average than their white colleagues.

Grassroots music venues in Islington are struggling to survive the “devastating” effects of the Covid-19 lockdown – and warn the UK’s culture will be diminished if they go bust.

A feminist direct action group has accused a housing association of a “lack of transparency in its decision making” over plans for a women’s centre on the former Holloway Prison site.

Parents and trade unions fear it won’t be safe to reopen primary schools next month and could “cause a second wave” of Covid-19.

Campaigners say it be would an “outrageous” betrayal if the government scraps the triple lock on state pensions.

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