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Islington’s Primary Schools’ district team are into the semi-finals of the Inner London FA’s Kay Trophy after beating South London.

Isilngton Council has backed down over a controversial plan to ban rough sleeping under Stroud Green bridge – but will still ask the High Court for an injunction to stop begging and anti-social behaviour in the area.

The Hornsey Road Traders Association has donated £3,500 to its new homeless shelter neighbour, which is due to open any day now.

Islington Council is going to the High Court in an attempt to ban rough sleeping and begging under the Stroud Green Road bridge in Finsbury Park, the Gazette can reveal.

Islington unveiled its first public highway water fountain in Old Street today so passers-by can stop for free refills rather than buying single use plastic bottles.

Conservative mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey has sided with Islington’s Labour council in its efforts to lease empty Roman Way flats off the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) – sort of.

Islington’s education chief has slammed the “reckless greed” of a store workers caught selling knives to a 14-year-old, just weeks after another child was stabbed to death in Caledonian Road.

Islington Council is consulting on a new byelaw to give officers the power to “extinguish, seize or dispose of” barbecues burning in restricted areas of Highbury Fields.

Islington Council is celebrating LGBT History Month with “an amazing spread of activities” to honour the borough’s proud history.

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 Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has snubbed Islington Council’s attempts to lease 29 three- and four-bedroom flats near Pentonville Prison to accommodate homeless families, the Gazette can reveal.

“The most rewarding part of this job is seeing people recover from serious mental health crises through the joy of music.”

Campaigners living in a Highbury street notorious for rat-running drivers have welcomed the council’s decision to ban westbound through traffic – but fear it’s not enough.

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.

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor shared his harrowing experiences with schoolchildren in the Islington Assembly Hall on Monday.

The sale of a Finsbury Park framing business will cost 29 workers their jobs, the Gazette understands.

Islington Council must pay a disabled worker more than £10,000 after she was made to hot desk in Finsbury Park, a tribunal has ruled.

A partnership to help Camden and Islington residents reap the benefits of the new King’s Cross development has celebrated getting 1,000 people into work.

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.

A trailblazing initiative between Islington Council and non-profit Debt Hacker aims to help people get compensation from payday lenders and fix their credit scores.

Islington Council has moved to stop “seven Shards” worth of offices in the south of the borough being turned into luxury flats.

Three men behind a dodgy letting agency have each been jailed for more than two years after scamming people out of £105,000.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Islington. This week, we profiled a business helping people overcome mental health issues through exercise

When a young out-of-work DJ and producer came across Tileyard Studios in Kings’ Cross six years ago, he was given the opportunity to hone his skills free of charge.

An Old Street publican is urging the community to make more “generous donations” to his new collection point for Islington Food Bank.

Islington Council gave homeless people forewarning before carrying out a “deep clean” of the street they sleep on near Finsbury Park station yesterday.

Holloway is getting 24 new council homes after a project to build on the Harvist Estate was signed off last week.

A son caring for both his parents is “surviving off a can of tuna a day” and has ended up in rental arrears because his slashed benefits can’t cover his living costs.

Islington is set to raise council tax as it prepares for a further £50million of central government cuts by 2022 – but it has vowed to keep building council houses and protecting core services.

Europe’s largest community of independent musicians and creative businesses says it could be forced out of Islington if the council doesn’t support the growth of its King’s Cross site.

Islington Council is taking action to stop developers being able to turn offices in the south of the borough into luxury flats at will – potentially costing 62,000 people their jobs.

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.

On what would have been David Bowie’s 72nd birthday, we look back at his legendary performances as alter-ego Ziggy Stardust at the Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, in 1972.

A pioneering housing model founded on the belief that a home is a basic human right is being trialled by Islington Council.

An imam who asked people not to hurt a far-right terrorist after he ploughed his car into worshippers in Finsbury Park has been commended for his bravery in the New Year’s Honours list.

An Islington library boss is to be awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of nearly 40 years spent working in the community.

A famous jazz musician banned from performing with The Blockheads in Islington after accusations of antisemitism says the saxophonist who appeared wasn’t him – it was Father Christmas.

A disabled father of four has described the “living hell” of having no working gas at his Archway housing estate since the summer.

A mother received the best Christmas gift possible with the end of an agonising six-year wait for her severely autistic son to be brought home from a mental health facility.

Islington Council has stopped a famous jazz musician accused of antisemitism from performing on the basis it “might harm” relationships with the borough’s Jewish community.

December’s key climate meeting in Poland (COP24) suggests our planet is at a survival crossroads, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

The Ham&High columnist reminds us of our deep rooted connection to trees as he writs about Poplar’s missing poplars

Something has changed in Highbury East since the local elections in May, writes Kate Pothalingam, Islington Liberal Democrats.

Islington passed a motion of no confidence in the government’s flagship social welfare reform last night.

Councillors met with pupils from a Finsbury primary school to celebrate a commitment to resettle 100 asylum-seeking children over the next 10 years.

Marks and Spencer’s bid to sell alcohol every day from 8am at a new Archway store has angered police and Islington Council due to the high number of street drinkers in the area – but the shop says it doesn’t stock the kind of booze that attracts alcoholics.

Highbury Leisure Centre is to be partially reopened on Monday – but the building that went up in flames is to be demolished and it’s unknown who will foot the bill for repairs.

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.

There’s been a spike in food banks referrals following the rollout of Universal Credit in June – and people can now donate to Islington Food Bank throughout December via a new collection point at the town hall.

Transport chiefs are at last consulting on a “missing link” portion of Cycle Superhighway 1 that will connect Hackney to Islington along Balls Pond Road.

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