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A singer-songwriter has penned the “dramatic history” of a rowdy pub and pleasure house in Highbury – and hopes his songs can redeem its immoral past by raising money for the mayor of Islington’s chosen charities.

Former Arsenal midfielder and ‘Invincible’ Edu is convinced the Emirates can host the best events in the land.

Islington’s multifaceted landscape is at the centre of local photographer Richard Morrison’s latest exhibition.

Meet the Highbury-born library boss who represented the borough in Parliament. She spoke about the huge range of services on offer at Islington’s ‘street corner universities’, from taekwondo to help claiming Universal Credit. The Gazette found out more.

Two perverts have been jailed for a combined stretch of 19 years for sexual offences against three boys in Hornsey, Muswell Hill and Islington.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a cat in Highbury last month.

No one can doubt the need for vastly more homes in London, but I also note (Gazette) that Dame Alice Owen’s Educational Charity has cast some of its tenants adrift, claiming the need to empty flats so that an extra storey and more homes can be built in Friend Street and St John’s Street, writes Mike Crowson, Islington Green Party.

Privately run Aberdeen Park in Highbury became the first road in Islington where wheel clamping operated.

It is good to see Islington Labour councillors have realised that walking is good for our health (“Health boss says: Get walking!”, Gazette letters), writes Anita Frizzarin, Wedmore Gardens, Tufnell Park.

Delivery drivers will be banned from loitering in roads off Upper Street after neighbours said constant anti-social behaviour was making their lives hell.

It’s the Europa League final in Lyon between Atletico Madrid and Marseille. Arsenal fell in the semi-finals to Atleti earlier this month after 14 matches in the tournament stretching back to September. Arsenal reporter Layth Yousif reported from the majority of matches in North London and all across Europe. Read his end of season, tongue-in-cheek, review of the Gunners campaign as he recalls his memorable moments on and off the pitch during Arsene Wenger’s final season.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette is bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. After hearing from Labour and the Lib Dems already, James Morris spoke to the Greens ahead of the party’s manifesto launch today.

In 1979 an east London schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.

An Islington sports project has helped 15 women become qualified lifeguards.

Transport for London has said it has a “zero tolerance” policy towards “vandalism” and vowed to get police involved after an Overground train was sprayed with graffiti.

I was walking back from work on Friday evening and saw Islington Green looking so beautiful covered in a blanket of white, writes Caspar Willcox.

The 52-year-old looks ahead to the Gunners clash at the San Siro and tells Arsene Wenger’s team not to fear the Serie A club

With the eagerly-awaited Carabao Cup final on Sunday read the latest in our series detailing previous Arsenal League Cup finals by talking to the people who were there. Read on as we recall the shock upset the Gunners suffered against Luton Towin in the 1988 Wembley showpiece as Gus Caesar unfortunately wrote himself into the history books for all the wrong reasons in a crazy game.

Islington Council will not back away from its quest to build council homes on the Sotheby Mews Day Centre site.

Neighbours and campaigners say the new Highbury Leisure Centre extension is an eyesore – and doesn’t match the plans that were originally agreed with the council.

Islington Survivors Network – the group which helps people who were raped and tortured in Islington care homes – could face collapse if it doesn’t get urgent financial help.

Very pleased to see your paper (and mayor Sadiq Khan) acknowledging the work of Haringey and Islington Councils to save unnecessary deaths by setting up anti-suicide measures on Archway Bridge writes Cllr Dave Poyser (Hillrise, Lab).

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