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Town hall chiefs published a report detailing the extent of county lines crime and other types of modern slavery in Islington this week.

Islington Council is "looking for alternatives" to a controversial private firm that concluded a homeless refugee who had been tortured was not vulnerable and did not qualify as being in "priority need" for housing.

Islington' Council's new permanent street sleeping chief Sarah Turley speaks to Lucas Cumiskey about austerity, Universal Credit and short term tenancies and the impact they are having

The youth centre attended three times a week by Nedim Bilgin before he was stabbed to death on Tuesday says traumatised youngsters in the community need more support.

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.

Any mystery surrounding the death of community stalwart Bobby Martin was cleared up today as a coroner ruled he died of natural causes.

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.

An Essex Road charity has scooped a coveted award for its "fantastic" contribution towards youth justice.

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

As delighted as I am that the Gazette seems to have rescued a young Islington woman from being wrongly sent abroad, Tricia Persad's plight really shouldn't have required the intervention of a newspaper.

A young woman born and raised in Islington was denied legal status and her right to work because she couldn't prove her mother's immigration status.

Emily Thornberry today said Islington's HMP Pentonville is "a disgrace to civilised society" that should be bulldozed and replaced with smaller, modern prisons in central London.

A homeless army veteran from Holloway who is part of the Windrush generation has told of his battle for an ID card and benefits - after the government dubbed him an "illegal immigrant" and drove him into hiding.

Community stalwart Bobby Martin, who worked with offenders, gangs and the survivors of historic abuse in Islington, has died at the age of 53.

Every Monday morning Elizabeth Madrid kisses her husband Colin Jones goodbye not knowing if it will be the day she is locked up and sent for deportation.

Clare Wood was strangled and set on fire by her abusive ex-partner George Appleton in Salford nine years ago.

An infuriated homeowner fears a harmful weed could damage the foundations of his house - after five years of complaints going "ignored".

It can cook flesh and burn through clothing in moments - yet super-strength acid can still be bought cheaply, quickly and without any age checks. Investigations journalist Emma Youle hears the arguments in favour of stronger regulation.

Zoe Paskett talks to author Wendy Jones and campaigner and Women's Equality Party candidate Nimco Ali, both speaking at Stoke Newington Literary Festival

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