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CLLR RICHARD WATTS

While the political world laps up the Brexit soap opera, a damaging yet entirely predictable announcement on council funding cuts has been slipped out by the government.

Sadiq Khan was grilled over the empty Holloway Prison and Police Station sites at the Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday night.

Sadiq Khan has pledged nearly £25 million worth of funding for Islington to build new council homes with.

The precise details of the death of cyclist Professor Maria Bitner-Glindzicz in St John Street two weeks ago are not yet known, writes Meg Howarth, Ellington Street, Islington.

A new music education hub will launch next month run by the town hall and one of the world’s leading conservatoires.

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

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.

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

Bizarre proposals to reopen the Archway Tavern as a wine bar with a nursery attached have today been rejected by council planners – who reckoned the joint uses would be “incompatible”.

The Whittington Hospital today confirmed it will abandon a regeneration agreement made with Ryhurst, whose parent company Rydon worked on Grenfell Tower before last June’s fire.

Jeremy Corbyn joined the Islington council leader and business chief for a meeting with Marks and Spencer chiefs over the closure of its Holloway Road store.

Astonishing plans have been lodged to turn half of the Archway Tavern into a nursery – but still reopen the front half as a pub.

Survivors of horrific abuse in Islington’s kids’ homes are fighting for compensation decades after at least 100 were allegedly brutalised under the council’s care.

Thousands of patients at a Cally doctors are in limbo with the surgery set to close.

Islington Council has said its cheap energy tariff is safe – despite being linked to a company which lost £7.59million in the last financial year.

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.

Plans have been approved for a new children’s home in Islington to be run by a King’s Cross charity.

Major plans to demolish and rebuild a secondary school as an academy with 66 social rent homes on top of it will go before councillors tonight.

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.

Islington MPs Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry have written a joint letter calling coroner Mary Hassell’s refusal to prioritise religious burials “unacceptable”.

Caroline Russell beat her nearest challenger by just eight votes in the 2014 council election, but it was enough to win her Islington’s only non-Labour seat. So the sight of Jeremy Corbyn canvassing for the ruling party on Sunday was almost too much to stomach for some of her supporters. The Gazette asks: fair game or one-party state?

Terrorist murderer Darren Osborne was this afternoon sentenced to life in prison – as Islington Council announced a Finsbury Park memorial for his victim Makram Ali.

A rise in council tax is on the way as cash-strapped Islington Council looks to balance the books by making cuts to the tune of £32million.

Islington Council is considering the future of McDonald’s restaurants across the borough after a woman wearing a hijab was refused service in the Seven Sisters Road branch in Holloway.

A campaign leader has vowed to ramp up resistance after the Trust that runs the Whittington Hospital ignored calls to reverse a development deal with a company linked to Grenfell Tower contractor Rydon.

Islington has been named the best borough in London for its work tackling food poverty.

The leader of Islington Council refused to be drawn into the Highbury Fields barbecue row last night – because of the legal action which has been taken against the town hall.

Islington Council will order an independent inquiry into a former mayor’s alleged links to pro-paedophile groups, thanks to a Gazette investigation.

Up to 10,000 visiting away fans inadvertently blocked Highbury Corner this afternoon as they travelled to see Arsenal play FC Köln at the Emirates stadium.

Islington’s students have pulled clear of the national average in English, but suffered a drop in maths as their GCSE results were revealed yesterday.

They suffered beatings, starvation and the worst imaginable kinds of neglect. In the third of our special series on Islington’s notorious kids’ homes, Emma Youle meets survivors – and hears how their lives were torn apart by the very institutions that should have protected them

Theresa May’s plan to axe free school meals for infants has been slammed by opposition parties in a heated debate at St Mary Magdalene Academy this morning.

Survivors of the horrific child abuse scandal that rocked Islington Council in the 1990s have called for police to lead a fresh inquiry as the Gazette today publishes explosive new revelations.

Islington Council has promised to set up an inquiry led by a top lawyer to examine new evidence relating to a former mayor of Islington’s pro-paedophile past.

After an unexpectedly heavy shower one evening last week, this beautiful combination of apricot and silver-grey prompted me to hang out my front window with my camera, looking east, writes Mavis Pilbeam, Mercers Road, Holloway.

Ramesh and I are barred from Highbury Fields! writes Róisín Ní Corráin, Islington, full address supplied.

I’d like to reply to a recent letter about Islington Council’s housing record (“James Murray’s legacy is luxury homes”, May 19), writes Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council.

Work to build 51 new council homes in the south of Islington has begun.

April 15, 1989. As a 14 year old boy I witnessed, from the safety of another stand, 96 people be killed or fatally injured at Hillsborough, writes council leader Cllr Richard Watts.

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