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Jeremy Corbyn is a busy man. But, away from the tumult of Brexit and his quest to dethrone Theresa May and implement a socialist government, the Labour leader squeezed in a constituency chat with the Gazette. For half-an-hour he dropped matters of state to talk about the issues facing people on the streets and estates of Islington North, which he has represented as MP since 1983.

Jeremy Corbyn will be propelled into number 10 next year when the economy succumbs to a bigger recession than the 2008 financial crash, predicts the owner of an award-winning Archway kebab shop.

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.

The chief exec of Muslim Welfare House has spoken of his relief after a Brexit fanatic who assaulted Jeremy Corbyn was jailed for 28 days.

A man who assaulted Jeremy Corbyn in Muslim Welfare House could be jailed to deter further attacks on MPs, a judge said today.

More than 29,000 people in Islington have signed a Brexit petition calling for Britain to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union (EU).

Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry are seething over the imminent closure of a historic Holloway women's centre - they say its "tragic" loss is just the latest mental health service casualty to central government cuts.

Anyone who uses Tollington Road in Holloway may have noticed a man standing on the pavement every night with a sign saying "SLOW DOWN".

The chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque has condemned an assault on Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to promote community relations yesterday.

An anti-racist vigil and protest will be held in Highbury tonight after an elderly man was battered in a horrifying antisemitic attack, leaving Islington reeling.

Islington Council is going to the High Court in an attempt to ban rough sleeping and begging under the Stroud Green Road bridge in Finsbury Park, the Gazette can reveal.

Islington is Labour's heartland with a proud tradition of left-wing politics dating back to its origins as an outskirts-town where radicals and industrialists converged to conspire.

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor shared his harrowing experiences with schoolchildren in the Islington Assembly Hall on Monday.

The sale of a Finsbury Park framing business will cost 29 workers their jobs, the Gazette understands.

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

The London Assembly member for Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest has announced she will not contest her seat in the next election after 20 years service.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Islington. This week, we profiled a business helping people overcome mental health issues through exercise

An imam who asked people not to hurt a far-right terrorist after he ploughed his car into worshippers in Finsbury Park has been commended for his bravery in the New Year's Honours list.

An Islington man who was detained on death row in his native Ethiopia for four years is spending his first Christmas of freedom with his family since the ordeal.

After an eleven week battle a Higbury man was finally paid all his benefits on yesterday - and he thanked the local press for raising the profile of his case.

December's key climate meeting in Poland (COP24) suggests our planet is at a survival crossroads, writes Nicola Baird, Islington Green.

"School streets" are designed to encourage parents to walk or cycle with their children to school by removing cars, reducing pollution and creating a sociable community-focussed atmosphere at the school gate at drop off and pick up each day, writes Cllr Caroline Russell (Green), Highbury East.

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to "end the rip off" that saw Islington Council splash out £42,574,508 for two Public Finance Initiative (PFI) deals in the past financial year.

The community celebrated "sustainability" and British apples in Gillespie Park on Sunday.

Islington Council has withdrawn its representation ahead of today's Wireless Festival licensing hearing, saying promoters have agreed to their demands.

A "really precious" Holloway community centre is fund-raising for its first refurbishment since the 1970s - and Jeremy Corbyn has backed its campaign.

A Finsbury Park choir was "thrilled" to give its first public performance in front of Jeremy Corbyn on Friday.

The annual general meeting of Whittington Health - the trust who run the Whittington Hospital in Archway - saw the board's chairman Steve Hitchins admit community engagement is not up to scratch.

Wireless Festival chiefs face a battle to stay in Finsbury Park after Haringey Council announced a licence review will take place next month.

Jeremy Corbyn has written to Network Rail bosses expressing his concern about the company selling off its railway arches in the Holloway Road and throughout the country.

A retired artist and gardener who campaigned to save a Finsbury Park allotment from developers is relocating to Cornish soil at Christmas.

The Boundary Commission's proposals for Islington are unchanged, meaning Jeremy Corbyn's seat will be abolished.

A 28-year-old man says he's been left "deprived and isolated" after his bedroom was "destroyed" by flooding in his housing association flat in Tufnell Park.

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.

Contractor Ryhurst is suing the Whittington Hospital over its decision to abandon a controversial regeneration deal.

A Caribbean celebration brought carnival vibes and "sunshine" to a Finsbury Park day centre on Friday.

Jeremy Corbyn has urged the owner of the Archway Tavern to reopen it for the good of the community.

The "wonderful" Barnsbury Community Garden Project unveiled new green spaces and the "smallest library in London" last Friday.

Arsenal's new majority owner could "break the connection" between some fans and the club if he forcibly buys fans' shares at the end of September.

A homeless army veteran from Holloway who is part of the Windrush generation has told of his battle for an ID card and benefits - after the government dubbed him an "illegal immigrant" and drove him into hiding.

Extra security in Hackney's streets over the Wireless weekend left Islington's Finsbury Park community having to contend with hundreds of drunk, noisy festivalgoers, the council has said.

The stillness of an early morning on the weekend - before the cars have begun to disturb the peace up the A1, but after the last freight trains have barged their way through the Dalston night; the last fox slinking behind the shed and the first gulls barking awake amid the chimneypots, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

I have just read the article on the Quietway 10 campaign by Cycle Islington, writes Steve Woods.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today drove a train that will soon serve his constituency on the Barking to Gospel Oak line - which he fought to save.

Many thanks to the Gazette for reporting last week how at the full council meeting Islington Labour tore up Caroline Russell's motion to promote proportional representation (PR) in local elections, writes Andrew Myer, Islington Green Party.

Some 200 Muslims gathered in central London in a show of defiance against Donald Trump's visit today.

In a weekly feature, we profile and champion a fascinating shop or company doing business here in Islington. This week, we visited Gadz Cafe in Finsbury Park, which pays tribute to 'amazing' MP Jeremy Corbyn.

Jeremy Corbyn and Finsbury Park Mosque chairman Mohammed Kozbar have supported this afternoon's London protests against Donald Trump's visit to the UK.

Islington Labour councillors have destroyed Green attempts to push for proportional representation (PR) in local elections.

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.

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