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LONDON ASSEMBLY

The London Assembly member for Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest has announced she will not contest her seat in the next election after 20 years service.

Councillors will clash over the best way to influence a Brexit negotiations they have no direct control over at a town hall meeting tonight (Thu).

Politicians and dignitaries across Islington are urging people to take part in a demonstration against fascism and racism taking place on Saturday.

Islington’s transport chief has told Sadiq Khan TfL’s proposed bus cuts will have a “serious negative impact” on people in the borough – including Whittington Hospital shift workers.

Your story regarding the campaign for step-free access to Crouch Hill station should certainly be supported, writes Ian Fearnley, of Islington, full address supplied.

The closure of Holloway Road M&S is another nail in the coffin for the “vibrant Nags Head”, writes Franie McAllan.

A High Court judge today said the judicial review into senior coroner Mary Hassell’s refusal to prioritise religious people’s burials should be dealt with as soon as possible.

Sadiq Khan has rejected thousands of calls to bid for the empty Holloway Prison site – but said yesterday it would be an “outrage” if it ended up as vacant luxury housing.

Transport bosses have drawn up plans for a multi-million-pound redevelopment of the former Highbury and Islington station across the road from the existing one, the Gazette can reveal.

The likely Green candidate for Islington North this afternoon said voters are at their “wits’ end” with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over his handling of the EU referendum.

People in Islington are “far more likely” to be affected by the latest increase in rail fares, according to MP Emily Thornberry.

Campaigners continuing to fight traffic changes to Archway held a meeting with politicians this week to discuss their opposition.

Labour-controlled Islington Council took a lot of flak last month after shutting Fabric. As the sole opposition member, Green Cllr Caroline Russell was spared this. But, as she tells James Morris, life is difficult in the land of Labour.

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