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I used this space last week to talk about compromise in a crisis.

That column was about housing, but the same is true of today’s report about the Old Street one-way system.

His name was Callum, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

TfL roadworks have created “gridlocked traffic and pollution” outside housing association flats in Clerkenwell.

Two overground station ticket offices in Islington could close under new plans revealed by Arriva Rail London.

No one can doubt the need for vastly more homes in London, but I also note (Gazette) that Dame Alice Owen’s Educational Charity has cast some of its tenants adrift, claiming the need to empty flats so that an extra storey and more homes can be built in Friend Street and St John’s Street, writes Mike Crowson, Islington Green Party.

Anti-suicide measures at the Archway Bridge have been approved in a move that should bring an end to a 15-year campaign.

Anti-suicide measures could finally be installed on the Archway Bridge after well over a decade of back and forth that has cost lives.

The 48 could be cancelled and a string of other Hackney and Islington bus routes slashed in length and frequency under radical secret plans.

The bravery of Sarah Doone is a poignant reminder that cycling infrastructure isn’t just an abstract concept.

A woman who was hit by a train at Angel Underground station on Monday is reported to have “life-changing injuries”.

It is good to see Islington Labour councillors have realised that walking is good for our health (“Health boss says: Get walking!”, Gazette letters), writes Anita Frizzarin, Wedmore Gardens, Tufnell Park.

After months of delays, disruption and the dreaded rail replacement bus, commutes are finally set to get better for London Overground passengers.

New electric trains set to grace the Gospel Oak to Barking line have been delayed by three months – some going, even for London Overground.

Islington has foul air, poor cycling infrastructure and some dangerous pedestrian zones. So last night’s healthy streets hustings should have been a chance to find out more from local elections candidates. James Morris was baffled by the outcome.

Jenny Kassman, Julia Bard, Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Louisa S Kaplin, Julian Lousada, Sue Lukes, Prof Mica Nava, Jenny Richardson, David Rosenberg, Monika Schwartz, Prof Lynne Segal, Annabelle Sreberny, Ruth Steigman, Annette Thomas, Dr Gillian Yudkin and Prof John S Yudkin write:

I am a lifelong supporter and member of the Labour Party, and also as a member of the Islington in Europe group, writes Angela Neustatter, Cross Street, Islington.

TfL says it received 2,823 responses to the survey it carried out in 2016 about the proposed plans to pedestrianise the west side of Highbury Corner, writes Tim Sayer MBE, Battledean Road, Islington.

I was walking back from work on Friday evening and saw Islington Green looking so beautiful covered in a blanket of white, writes Caspar Willcox.

Disabled bus users have been left without transport until the end of April after the only service to and from Crouch Hill was put on diversion and Network Rail ruled out a £140,000 temporary shuttle.

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.

We are in full agreement with Clare Palmer in supporting projects like Windsor Street, writes Anne and Tom Tickell, Brecknock Road, Kentish Town.

The bottom of Holloway Road will be closed for three weeks over Christmas while the Highbury Corner bridge is demolished – and Overground services will also be affected.

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.

Traders in a historic Finsbury Park shopping street say business has plummeted in the last year because of lorries coming and going all day to work on a major development.

Tube strike cancelled

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A planned strike by London Underground drivers which would have crippled Tube services on Thursday has been called off after progress was made during talks.

The whole London Underground network will be “substantially disrupted” next week if a planned strike by drivers goes ahead, Tube bosses have warned.

We recognise the importance and value of our street markets, which have been the lifeblood of Islington for hundreds of years, writes Cllr Asima Shaikh, cabinet member for business, Islington Council.

Neighbours and community groups joined architects and planners on Saturday to shape a new “vision” for the section of the A1 between the Odeon and Holloway Road Tube station.

Mildmay Festival of Nature took place over the weekend, London’s “first dedicated festival of nature”, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

On Monday night, between the silhouetted trees lining the New River Path, I saw a couple of pipistrelles (London’s most common species of bat), writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

This column originally appeared in the Gazette in August 2016 following a consultation on changes to Highbury Corner.

As someone who cycles round Highbury Corner twice a day, I’m overjoyed this dastardly junction is one step closer to being ripped apart.

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