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Islington's economy chief has slammed the Post Office after it today confirmed it will press ahead with plans to franchise its Junction Road branch.

A new area guide has been compiled for shoppers listing a who's who of independent traders across Islington.

The Finsbury Park HQ of an "iconic" family framing business is to shut, with its premises earmarked for office space.

A temporary homeless shelter set to open in Hornsey Road next week is a "unique pilot" mapping out how empty commercial buildings can be used to tackle London's street sleeping crisis.

Islington's sole opposition councillor urged her Labour colleagues to back second referendum on the terms of the Brexit deal on Thursday - but the council chief mocked her town hall protest and won support for an election-first amendment.

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.

The plug has been pulled on a tri-borough ICT partnership between Islington, Haringey and Camden due to "different local priorities".

Islington actor Charlotte Josephine is about to play two traditionally male roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions at the Barbican.

Islington Boxing Club's Connor Daly and Ruhel Miah both struck gold at the annual Celtic Box Cup in Dungarvan, Ireland.

Islington Council is in discussions about buying Clerkenwell Fire Station for use as affordable housing and workspace - as the cost to the taxpayer of keeping it shut approaches half a million pounds.

A wheelchair-bound Highbury man with brain damage forced the government to admit it was wrong to say he was fit for work.

Many thanks to the Gazette for reporting last week how at the full council meeting Islington Labour tore up Caroline Russell's motion to promote proportional representation (PR) in local elections, writes Andrew Myer, Islington Green Party.

A confrontational approach from the Met is the prime reason behind a 65 per cent reduction in moped crime in Camden and Islington according to the police officer leading the crackdown.

The people of Islington have spoken, writes Cllr Tricia Clarke, St George's ward.

Islington Council and the government have won a landmark affordable housing case at the High Court.

We held a local elections hustings last night. Sadly, barely anyone turned up. There was still good debate, though. James Morris reports from St Mary's Church in Upper Street.

Islington Boxing Club had more to cheer as five of their boxers combined to earn wins on different shows this past week.

I am a lifelong supporter and member of the Labour Party, and also as a member of the Islington in Europe group, writes Angela Neustatter, Cross Street, Islington.

The town hall has revealed plans for a new "green fleet" of vehicles in another step to deal with Islington's foul air.

As a resident close to the development, writes James Grierson, Islington, full address supplied, I can say that the regeneration of King's Cross has been a fantastic thing ("King's Cross is now 'vital piece' of London economy after regeneration, concludes study paid for by developers", Gazette, December 12).

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.

Plucky underdogs are being given the chance to redesign the roundabout at the centre of Europe's biggest tech community in a startling competition run by transport and planning bosses.

Islington Council has finished building seven new council homes at "genuinely affordable" rent - but it's just a drop in the ocean as it tries to overcome the housing crisis.

As new chairman of Islington's main swimming club, Andy Iwaniec has big ambitions. From a new pool to a more representative membership, he discusses his future plans with the Gazette.

Islington art organisation Light Eye Mind will display the works of young Spanish artist Ana Pallares.

The Gazette echoes Dr Liz Davies' caution over the appointment of two senior lawyers to look into our evidence linking a former mayor to a pro-paedophile campaign group.

Concerned about the moped crime epidemic in Islington? And anti-social behaviour in your street or estate?

As mayor for the next year, Cllr Una O'Halloran is the face of Islington. It's appropriate for someone whose roots are entrenched in this borough.

Tower blocks at the back of Pentonville Prison could be housing Islington families in desperate need of a home. Instead, they are lying vacant with trees growing out of them.

Mildmay Festival of Nature took place over the weekend, London's "first dedicated festival of nature", writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

It is standing room only. A politician is holding court to a packed room. A line of people snakes out of the building and onto to the pavement outside trying to catch a snippet of her speech.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn scorned Islington's "elitist" stereotype while launching his general election campaign today.

I would like to ask what Islington Council is playing at with our recycling bins, writes Tracy Hester, Ringmer Gardens, Islington.

Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes is Islington's representative to the Royal Family. He talks to the Gazette about his work and aspirations for our borough.

Jonnie Gurie's brace helped to get Islington Under-11s' campaign back on track as they came from behind to hand neighbours Haringey a 5-1 hammering in the Lester Finch Trophy.

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