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Campaigners are fighting to block what will be one of the biggest incinerators in Europe from being built in north London. They tell Emma Bartholomew it will lock us into decades of low recycling rates, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions

Flats are so overcrowded in a Hornsey Rise council estate that more than 10 families are being forced to sleep in their kitchens, claims one single mother.

Neighbours on the St Mary's Path Estate are breathing a collective sigh of relief after 18 months fearing they could be forced from their homes by regeneration plans.

More than three thousand council houses bought under right to buy in Islington have been re-sold at a collective profit of £861million, new figures have revealed.

Town hall chiefs agreed Islington's new homelessness and rough sleeping strategy for the next five years at a meeting of the executive on Thursday.

Small Change, Big Difference are offering a free meal at Vinyl Café; whipped up from ingredients that would otherwise be chucked away.

Hundreds of e-bikes are to be rolled out in Islington and positioned near major stations around the borough.

A group of campaigners risked their lives and formed a human bike lane at the junction of Old Street and Central Street yesterday to protest the "hostile" conditions for cyclists in Islington.

Islington's street sweepers have been honoured for their "outstanding service delivery" - a year after the council introduced a new cleaning system.

Old Street and Clerkenwell Road will be shut to through traffic if ambitious new plans to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians go ahead.

Hundreds of Islington students demonstrated against climate change today as they marched through Highbury Fields to make their voices heard.

Activists rallied against the "rapid dissection of the NHS" at a public meeting of the Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) campaign at Islington Town Hall on Monday night.

Rough sleepers and beggars have been moved from under the Stroud Green Road bridge in Finsbury Park while the council installs brighter LED lighting.

This year Islington Council was featured on Channel 5's Do The Right Thing, hosted by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. Eamonn, apparently a keen cyclist, asked Islington Council why Islington is the most expensive borough to to securely park a bicycle in England, writes Roderik Gonggrijp, Islington Green Party.

The leader of Islington Council is one of the people who will address the Islington Keep our NHS Public (KONP) event on Monday.

Islington Council has apologised to a single mother-of-four who was has spent three months in a temporary property after her Archway home was flooded.

More than 400 homes for social rent will be among 1,000 built on the Holloway Prison site after Sadiq Khan loaned housing association Peabody £42million to buy the land.

Anyone who uses Tollington Road in Holloway may have noticed a man standing on the pavement every night with a sign saying "SLOW DOWN".

Islington Council has adopted the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims definition of Islamophobia to help it tackle "hatred and discrimination" in the community.

BT and its partner InLinkUK have temporarily suspended free calls to mobiles from three Finsbury Park telephone boxes due to fears they're creating "misery" by facilitating drug deals.

A senior councillor with responsibility for scrutinising policy and performance has told the Gazette of his concerns that vulnerable people in Islington - including those with suicidal thoughts and cancer - are being denied priority housing.

People of all faiths and none assembled outside Highbury & Islington station last night to protest an alleged antisemetic attack against a 69-year-old man the previous afternoon.

Islington Council is hosting a career events roadshow at a series of locations across the borough for National Apprenticeship Week.

Two men are in hospital after being stabbed near Finsbury Park station last night.

A minister has labelled rumours his Archway church is going to be turned into a mosque as "fake news".

The grandfather of Islington's soon-to-be education chief Kaya Comer-Schwartz was seized for putting furniture back into a Jewish family's home and taken to Dachau concentration camp. Here, she recounts his story of survival and not seeking revenge.

A developer has been slapped with a court bill of £60,000 for demolishing two Victorian villas in the Cally - including the home of Britain's first female dentist.

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'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.

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