It is disappointing that the secretary of state has chosen to call-in the plans developed over years with local residents for Barnard Park, which sought to strike a reasonable balance so that the park could be enjoyed by all, writes Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington’s health and social care leader.

The partner of abducted Upper Holloway man Andy Tsege feels so hopeless about his illegal imprisonment that she has resorted to standing against the Prime Minister in next month’s general election.

BRIDGET GALTON talks to director Cressida Carré about women taking on the male elite in her all female production of Posh, coming to the Pleasance Theatre

Glenn Tilbrook talks to Zoe Paskett about his run in with David Cameron, the housing crisis and watching Black Mirror on the road

A year ago, Jeremy Corbyn promised Islington North ‘won’t be forgotten’ after he was elected Labour leader. Twelve months on, James Morris asks community leaders across his constituency whether he has kept his word.

Actor/director Femi Oyeniran talks about making movies and running film workshops for youngsters

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry this morning predicted the Conservative government will move “further to the right” after the British public voted to leave the EU - and said it was not good news for Islington.

The year was 1975. The Bay City Rollers topped the charts with Bye Bye Baby as Margaret Thatcher was elected as the first woman leader of the Conservative Party. Overseas, the Vietnam War was coming to an end after nearly 20 years of brutal violence, and in London, 43 people were tragically killed in the Moorgate Tube crash, in the biggest loss of life on the Underground in peacetime Britain.

This year there has been a lot of campaigning within our borough against the Tories’ draconian Housing and Planning Bill, which has now been made into an act to be implemented in April 2017, writes Mark Still, Highbury (full address supplied).

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