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Islington Council has withdrawn its representation ahead of today’s Wireless Festival licensing hearing, saying promoters have agreed to their demands.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

The High Court has told Camden Council it must pay at least £68,000 in legal fees after senior coroner Mary Hassell lost a court battle over how she treats deaths in Hackney, Islington, Camden and Tower Hamlets.

Jeremy Corbyn this morning praised his “magnificent” community as Islington marked one year since the Finsbury Park terror attack.

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.

Two Islington mosques and a Muslim charity held a street dinner on Wednesday to remember the terrorist attack that targeted their community a year ago.

Councillors and Jeremy Corbyn are demanding Transport for London (TfL) makes Crouch Hill station accessible for all.

Activists who led the fight against a law banning the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in schools came together on Wednesday night, 30 years on from its introduction –and 15 years after its repeal. The Gazette was there to listen and learn.

Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque, will be awarded “substantial damages” after the High Court ruled on Wednesday that the Daily Telegraph had published defamatory statements about him.

A Holloway decorating firm has today opened its purpose-built training centre to create hundreds of new jobs for school leavers and unemployed youngsters.

The Islington Gazette and St Mary’s Church hosted a good local poll hustings on April 23, writes Ivor Kenna, Compton Street, Clerkenwell.

Arsene Wenger takes charge of his final home game on Sunday. He leaves having changed Arsenal, and Islington, for the better. The Gazette looked through the late ‘90s archives to assess how he set about that change.

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