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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).

Feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut have marked International Women’s Day by replacing Tube adverts with poems written by survivors of domestic abuse and state violence.

Islington will pocket the £80,000 it pledged to spend on EU workers’ “settled status” fees after the Prime Minister this week backtracked and scrapped the cost to apply.

We look back at the last 12 months to bring you the highlights and lowlights of Islington’s year. Tragedies, celebrations, planning battles, Arsene Wenger’s resignation – 2018 has seen it all, and so have we (well, most of it).

Islington’s sole opposition councillor urged her Labour colleagues to back second referendum on the terms of the Brexit deal on Thursday – but the council chief mocked her town hall protest and won support for an election-first amendment.

A Clerkenwell estate was created with “a vision that council housing can be of the best possible quality” – and its design could provide a blueprint for building homes beyond the borrowing cap.

Islington Council is three years away from making serious cuts to front-line services without a government u-turn on funding, leader Richard Watts told the Gazette.

A former police office and Stoke Newington RAF cadet is now serving his country in another way – after his call handling start-up app was given permission to be contracted by the government.

A mural mocking Donald Trump and Theresa May has made a triumphant return to an Islington shopping street as part of a roadside pop-up gallery.

A wheelchair-bound Highbury man with brain damage forced the government to admit it was wrong to say he was fit for work.

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

Islington man Andy Tsege is set to be released from Ethiopian prison today – after four years in illegal captivity.

Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn has attacked Prime Minister Theresa May and home secretary Amber Rudd for trying to “protect communities on the cheap” – following the spate of violent muggings in Archway.

Theresa May’s government “hates” Islington, council leader Richard Watts said last night.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North seat still faces removal, it has been confirmed.

Commuters have been urged to remain “calm but alert” following a suspected terrorist incident on a Tube train this morning.

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.

Now, I’m not a fan of sob stories but Great Ormand Street Hospital saved my life, writes Joseph Pullen-Coles, 17, Islington.

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