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

TfL's "shambolic" management of work at Highbury Corner has come under fire after bosses admitted contractors had made a mistake and the area would need to be paved again - after three years of roadworks.

Haringey's new council has hit the brakes on the controversial closure of Stroud Green's Osborne Grove nursing home.

It's not often Labour's town hall leader Cllr Richard Watts praises Islington Conservatives.

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.

The Islington Gazette will hold a hustings ahead of next month's local elections.

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. After hearing from Labour last week, James Morris spoke to Nick Wakeling from the Lib Dems.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading James Morris's account of "the lost hospital" in Liverpool Road, writes Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes, representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington.

Baroness Hussein-Ece of Highbury was the first Turkish-Cypriot woman to be elected to public office in the UK. The Lib Dem equalities spokeswoman tells the Gazette what makes her tick.

The lack of a safe crossing at Palmer Place and many other accessways to Holloway Road is putting ordinary people in danger Gazette, writes Pierre Delarue, Islington Liberal Democrats.

Islington Lib Dems were a major player for so long. Then they disappeared. Alain Desmier has the huge task of regenerating the party before next year's local elections. He tells the Gazette: "We have stopped feeling sorry for ourselves."

Caroline Russell "gets" why the Green vote was cut in half in both Islington constituencies.

Political parties have targeted people in Islington almost 100 times in the last six weeks using Facebook "dark adverts" to try and influence votes.

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