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Islington Council has set its sights on Clerkenwell Fire Station, Sainsbury’s in Liverpool Road and the Seven Sisters Road gyratory in a major planning document covering the next 17 years.

These sobering pictures show the extent of the damage to Highbury Leisure Centre after a fire destroyed its roof yesterday.

A hundred people were evacuated from Highbury Leisure Centre as a fire “completely gutted” the roof of the newly refurbished building.

Islington Council is in discussions about buying Clerkenwell Fire Station for use as affordable housing and workspace – as the cost to the taxpayer of keeping it shut approaches half a million pounds.

Holloway Fire Station opened its doors to the public at the weekend so people could come and meet firefighters and cops from their area.

Cladding will be stripped from a Finsbury Park tower block after fire safety checks found it was not safe.

After years spent battling an anti-barbecue campaign in Highbury Fields, Islington this afternoon made the snap decision to ban them after all – sort of.

A gastropub’s dirty extraction system caused a fire in Granary Square, King’s Cross, last night.

Chapel Market was evacuated this morning after a gas leak.

Onlookers may well have feared the worst when two dozen firefighters were scrambled to Islington town hall on Thursday night.

Fire officers are investigating after a blaze at a converted house in Hornsey Rise.

A neighbour of a dog lover who died in a flat fire in Hornsey Rise Gardens said this afternoon: “The community is so sad.”

A man has died in Hornsey Rise Gardens after a flat fire.

Two hero firefighters from Clerkenwell Fire Station died in the Smithfield Market disaster.

Islington Council has been advised to consider sprinkler systems for all 126 of its high-rise housing blocks.

Two hundred people were evacuated from the Thistle City Barbican hotel in Central Street last night.

Six people had to be treated by medics after a flat fire broke out in the Bemerton Estate off Caledonian Road.

Are you suffering a burning injustice? This man wants to hear about it.

Teaching at London Met University has resumed today in the aftermath of a blaze that saw dozens of firefighters scrambled to the Tower complex.

Dozens of firefighters tackled a blaze this morning at London Met University, in the shadow of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Thomas Cooper, manager of the Spa Green Estate, says he has been complaining about fire safety breaches for seven years – with no action taken. After London Fire Brigade chiefs promised to issue a warning to the council, he speaks out to the Gazette.

Five people had to be treated after a flat blaze in Holloway last Wednesday.

Residents of Braithwaite House, where cladding similar to death trap Grenfell Tower was this week being urgently torn down, say they complained in vain about inadequate fire safety three years ago.

An Islington tower block is covered in similar cladding to that implicated in the Grenfell Tower inferno and will be ripped down “as soon as possible”, the town hall confirmed this afternoon.

A donation point has opened in Islington for victims of today’s Grenfell Tower disaster.

A fallen tree has caused backlogs of traffic in Finsbury this morning.

Seven people have died and more than 40 are injured following an attack on London Bridge last night that police are treating as a terrorist incident.

A father, mother and their two-year-old son have suffered burns following an acid attack.

A Christmas tree put up in Archway station as part of a festive toy appeal has been given the chop – because some Scrooge says it’s a “hazard”.

A man who spent 23 years cutting hair for the homeless is walking wounded after seeing his salon burnt to the ground.

Fire tore through a hair salon in Balls Pond Road this evening, forcing families to flee their homes and shutting the busy street in the middle of rush hour.

Islington’s Black History Month celebrations concluded in style with a bash at a hospital.

A superb new exhibition tells the story of firefighting in Islington since 1381. There were plenty of surprises for James Morris, who attended the opening on Thursday.

A Clerkenwell woman is today urging people to have carbon monoxide alarms fitted in their homes.

Updated Basement on fire in Essex Road

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Over 30 firefighters battled a fire underneath a kebab shop in Essex Road this afternoon.

A hero doctor from the 7/7 response team died after discarding a cigarette in a plastic bag – causing a huge fire to rip through her Canonbury flat.

Fifty people were evacuated from a block in Finsbury Park last night when a fire broke out that left three in hospital.

Five people escaped injury after a fire in an Archway restuarant.

The twin of rocker John Ball has demanded answers after it emerged London Fire Brigade attended three separate calls to his Islington flat block the day before he was found dead.

Investigations were continuing this afternoon after a man in his 60s was found dead in an Islington flat.

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