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The big news last month was from the climate change experts, writes Nicola Bird, Islington Green.

The Islington Gazette and St Mary's Church hosted a good local poll hustings on April 23, writes Ivor Kenna, Compton Street, Clerkenwell.

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

Over recent weekends, a 20-strong group of volunteers from Islington in Europe has taken to the streets to gauge the issues around Brexit that most concern people here, writes Luisa Fulci, Lambs Mews, Islington.

Ahead of the local elections on May 3, the Gazette will be bringing you the manifesto pledges from each of the main parties: Labour, Green, Liberal Democrats and Conservative. To kick things off, James Morris heard from Labour's Richard Watts, the current council leader.

Parents could be banned from driving and parking outside schools when they pick up and drop off their kids.

Theresa May's government "hates" Islington, council leader Richard Watts said last night.

A rowdy cycling campaigner made a mockery of Islington Council's security staff last night.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed in the face, back of the head and chest after a riot erupted outside a Holloway youth club.

Green and Lib Dem candidates are no threat to Labour in Islington - despite warning signs the party's stance on Brexit could damage it locally, a senior party source has insisted.

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Islington South and Finsbury this afternoon said Emily Thornberry's Labour majority will "crumble before her eyes" in June's general election.

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