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At the time of writing this letter, close to 44,000 people in Islington have signed the petition asking for the government to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union, writes John Mullen, Islington Green Party.

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).

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.

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.

Alistair Coleman, author of the hit book Angry People in Local Newspapers, has been speaking with Layth Yousif about the cult publication about to reach the bestsellers lists...

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).

More than 50 volunteers scoured the roads of Islington to count rough sleepers and create a "snapshot" of the borough's street homeless population on Friday.

"School streets" are designed to encourage parents to walk or cycle with their children to school by removing cars, reducing pollution and creating a sociable community-focussed atmosphere at the school gate at drop off and pick up each day, writes Cllr Caroline Russell (Green), Highbury East.

I used this space last week to talk about compromise in a crisis.

That column was about housing, but the same is true of today's report about the Old Street one-way system.

Islington's rough sleeper population has surged by close to 40 per cent in the past three months, according to City Hall stats.

I have just read the article on the Quietway 10 campaign by Cycle Islington, writes Steve Woods.

In a first of its kind role in a UK town hall, Cllr Sue Lukes is now Islington's 'migrants champion'. She tells the Gazette what it means - and why it's so important.

Islington Labour councillors have destroyed Green attempts to push for proportional representation (PR) in local elections.

Cllr Claudia Webbe recently tweeted that "the public health benefits of parks and open spaces is clear, writes Anita Frizzarin, Wedmore Gardens, Tufnell Park.

The Islington Gazette and St Mary's Church hosted a good local poll hustings on April 23, writes Ivor Kenna, Compton Street, Clerkenwell.

Protesting Brexit. Quizzing politicians over cycle lanes. Speaking out against cuts to school funding. Joining thousands of campaigners to elect and support a Labour leader who has given the party its biggest shakeup in a generation.

Two years on from the EU referendum, Nick Turton and his Islington in Europe cronies just won't give up and accept Brexit. After their latest campaign outside Angel station and Nag's Head over the weekend. Nick tells the Gazette what drives them.

Over recent weekends, a 20-strong group of volunteers from Islington in Europe has taken to the streets to gauge the issues around Brexit that most concern people here, writes Luisa Fulci, Lambs Mews, Islington.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette will be bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. After hearing from Labour last week, James Morris spoke to Nick Wakeling from the Lib Dems.

As James Morris points out in his Gazette article , it will be a close thing between the Labour party and the Green party in at least one ward in May's local elections, writes Ivor Kenna, chair, England branch, Celtic League, Compton Street, London.

Baroness Hussein-Ece of Highbury was the first Turkish-Cypriot woman to be elected to public office in the UK. The Lib Dem equalities spokeswoman tells the Gazette what makes her tick.

At various times since the EU referendum, Islington In Europe has been out on the streets of Islington persuading members of the public to maintain opposition to Brexit, writes Nick Turton, chairman, Islington In Europe.

The fate of a Finsbury Park Mosque trustee is still up in the air - three weeks after it was alleged that he is a member of a terrorist organisation.

Today, it's the pricey trampoline park that has the Sobell in the headlines. Four (and a bit) decades ago, it opened amid similar protests about how much it would cost. In between, it played a crucial role in Britain's decision to join and then leave the EEC and the EU. The Gazette chats to 1970s Sobell manager Hywel Griffiths.

Mike Bartlett's marital break-up thriller Doctor Foster has had the nation gripped these past weeks. Actress Victoria Hamilton tells Bridget Galton that his latest work is a Chekhovian play probing British identity in the wake of the Brexit vote

The British Library is looking back through the archives with a new exhibition tracing the evolution of sound technology and the influence it has had on our lives

A rowdy cycling campaigner made a mockery of Islington Council's security staff last night.

The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. James Morris and Ellena Cruse explain the issues and chat to Islington's health chief Cllr Janet Burgess about why the job is so worthwhile.

The route between my house in Dalston and Hampstead Heath, and between my office off the Essex Road and the heath, were my most trodden this week, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Caroline Russell "gets" why the Green vote was cut in half in both Islington constituencies.

Political parties have targeted people in Islington almost 100 times in the last six weeks using Facebook "dark adverts" to try and influence votes.

Islington girls getting sporty

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Youngsters take part in EU-funded project

Fighting Labour in Jeremy Corbyn's Islington North stronghold is hard work.

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