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SADIQ KHAN

A pity the men in suits enjoying a photo-shoot atop the former Holloway prison failed to address the scandal of the decaying Pentonville Prison staff-accommodation, vacant in nearby south Islington for around 30 years – yes, 30 years (Holloway Prison: 1,000 homes to be built by Peabody after £42m loan from Sadiq Khan), writes Meg Howarth, Ellington Street, Islington.

Hundreds of Islington students demonstrated against climate change today as they marched through Highbury Fields to make their voices heard.

More than 400 homes for social rent will be among 1,000 built on the Holloway Prison site after Sadiq Khan loaned housing association Peabody £42million to buy the land.

The Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line will be halving its train frequency later this month – because of a lack of trains.

Conservative mayoral hopeful Shaun Bailey has sided with Islington’s Labour council in its efforts to lease empty Roman Way flats off the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) – sort of.

Transport chiefs want help designing a major cycle route connecting Tottenham Hale to Camden via Seven Sisters Road.

The “impending collapse” of the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line has been averted and passengers will get a free month’s travel once the delayed new trains finally arrive.

“Unsung” Islington hero Jeane Trend-Hill has been recognised by the mayor of London for her voluntary work to help people with inflammatory bowel diseases.

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.

Rail passengers have issued a “crisis bulletin” warning of the “impending collapse” of the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line due to its trains all being removed.

People in the Cally will benefit from a £700,00 scheme to improve their employment prospects thanks to Sadiq Khan’s latest pot of funding.

London’s first new purpose-built accommodation for vulnerable homeless people in more than a decade moved a step nearer completion last week when structural work was completed.

Work has begun on an ambitious project to gut Old Street roundabout and create a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians.

Islington Council has set its sights on Clerkenwell Fire Station, Sainsbury’s in Liverpool Road and the Seven Sisters Road gyratory in a major planning document covering the next 17 years.

Islington’s transport chief has told Sadiq Khan TfL’s proposed bus cuts will have a “serious negative impact” on people in the borough – including Whittington Hospital shift workers.

A man who was bottled for confronting a teen “taking a dump” on his Balls Pond Road doorstep now has the Mayor of London in his corner.

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.

Islington’s transport chief fears ticket office closures at two Overground stations in the borough will hit vulnerable people hardest.

A multi-million-pound hotel looks set to be built on the site of the old George Robey pub in Finsbury Park after housing was officially ruled out as an option.

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

A trailblazing scheme from Islington Council will give small independent businesses the chance to rent top quality workspaces at genuinely affordable prices.

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

Some of the busiest roads in Islington will become 20mph zones between now and 2024 after a Transport for London shake-up led by Sadiq Khan was announced today.

A bulletproof vest, 90 rounds of ammunition and £3,000 worth of class A drugs were seized during dawn raids in Islington yesterday morning.

Islington planners will enquire into a new restaurant near a primary school after fears it was set to be run as a takeaway chicken shop.

An Islington councillor will tomorrow ask town hall planners to stop a 182-room hotel being built on the site of a famous old Finsbury Park music venue.

Construction work for the radical overhaul of Highbury Corner will begin on Thursday next week.

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

Islington will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

The long-awaited anti-suicide measures at Archway Bridge have been delayed again.

Islington’s transport chief Cllr Claudia Webbe would resign the cabinet should she be selected to stand for Parliament in Lewisham East, she has confirmed.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 20-year-old was knifed to death in Finsbury Park..

One of the world’s leading architects has tabled a radical plan to pedestrianise Upper Street.

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused to say whether a law that allowed a new luxury flat complex in Archway to be created without any affordable flats should be axed.

Fewer than two hundred yards from Finsbury Park station lies the abandoned, derelict site of the former Powerhaus nightclub and music venue.

Sadiq Khan this afternoon told Makram Ali’s family it represents “the best of Islam – the best of humanity” for the dignity it has shown in the nine months since he was murdered in Finsbury Park.

A £2million project to create affordable workspaces and jobs in Finsbury Park is on the way after Sadiq Khan approved the council’s bid for funding.

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