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Islington's economy chief has slammed the Post Office after it today confirmed it will press ahead with plans to franchise its Junction Road branch.

Protestors picketed the Upper Holloway Crown post office on Saturday in a bid to stop it being franchised.

Union chiefs fear plans to franchise the Upper Holloway Crown post office will dilute workers rights, threaten their pensions and lower customer standards - and they are organising a protest for January 26.

Financial difficulties at Islington Boys' Club, in Parkurst Road, were said to have caused the termination of 31-year-old Mr W.C. Jennings appointment as full-time leader.

A Second World War veteran, former Islington councillor and dedicated trade unionist from Cally died last night - and cross-party voices today paid tribute to his life and memory.

"Highbury Corner plans welcomed" reads the Gazette headline. Changes to the roundabout are afoot. Campaigners battle to save a 100-year-old tree and urge people to support plans that would see the link between Upper Street and Holloway Road closed. The date? December 20, 2007.

Highbury Corner suffered one of Islington's most destructive wartime attacks 73 years ago. Ahead of Sunday's Remembrance parade, the Gazette speaks to survivors about their memories of the blast - and how Islington remained defiant.

One of Islington's forgotten gems, the Finsbury Park Empire, has been commemorated with a memorial plaque. The Gazette pulls back the curtain to look at the history of the music hall and variety theatre.

A shopping trip turned into tragedy after a toddler was crushed to death by a bus in Essex Road.

One hundred and eleven boycott pledges have been handed to the Post Office over plans to franchise its Finsbury Park branch.

"Modernisation" - there's a loaded word.

Outside Finsbury Park Post Office on a Saturday morning, a group of union activists are campaigning. They are asking people to make a pledge. A pledge not to buy stationery.

Posting a letter in 1927 was the equivalent of using Whatsapp today. It was instant messaging, early 20th century style.

DIY enthusiasts piled into the UK's smallest B&Q at its grand opening in Holloway Road this morning - but not everyone's happy with the new arrival.

A woman was sent into a rage after realising her local shop had charged her over the odds for 36 second-class stamps.

A Holloway postman who stole money sent from a bookmaker to winning punters was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

London's distinctive skyline gets an expressionistic makeover in Danny Rolph's latest exhibition at the CNB Gallery in Shoreditch.

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