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A pity the men in suits enjoying a photo-shoot atop the former Holloway prison failed to address the scandal of the decaying Pentonville Prison staff-accommodation, vacant in nearby south Islington for around 30 years – yes, 30 years (Holloway Prison: 1,000 homes to be built by Peabody after £42m loan from Sadiq Khan), writes Meg Howarth, Ellington Street, Islington.

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“A lot of changes done to the roads to benefit cyclists disrupt the roads for such a long time, which only serves to anger other road users, who blame cyclists, which adds to the general air of distrust and anger amongst everyone who uses the road.”

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My still-at-school daughter, Nell, joined the first London student strike for climate change in February, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green

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This is the fourth year I’ve been involved in the Mayor’s Civic Awards, and I don’t think I’ve previously seen so many people being nominated and awarded for their work against youth violence.

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This year Islington Council was featured on Channel 5’s Do The Right Thing, hosted by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. Eamonn, apparently a keen cyclist, asked Islington Council why Islington is the most expensive borough to to securely park a bicycle in England, writes Roderik Gonggrijp, Islington Green Party.

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Unexpected item in the bagging area? We should be so lucky: Sainsbury’s latest proposal to open a shop in Blackstock Road is as predictable as discounted pumpkins on November 1, and even less fresh.

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At last common sense prevails (Gazette), write Paul and Sarah Martin, Stroud Green, Islington.

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While councillors are to be congratulated for agreeing a trial-run part-closure of Gillespie Road, residents are surely correct to want a permanent solution, writes Meg Howarth, Ellington Street, Islington.

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The Islington children who walked out of school on Friday to demand tougher action on climate change did us all proud.

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Like Heathrow Airport, busy currently consulting Londoners about its new runway, birds have flightpaths too, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

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