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Islington Council is consulting on ways to make the borough’s streets safer, healthier and greener.

Hundreds of furloughed workers have signed up to volunteer with charities using a new platform.

Two coronavirus outbreaks have been reported for every three care homes in Islington.

An Archway community group has uploaded cooking tutorials to Youtube to inspire people during lockdown.

A man beat Covid-19 and the odds after his life-support machine was nearly switched off three times while he was in an induced coma – and then his girlfriend of 30 years proposed to him.

Families who could not visit loved ones on their death beds have reacted to Dominic Cummings’ alleged breach of lockdown rules.

Dominic Cummings was quizzed by the media on Monday about his trip from Islington to County Durham, where he stayed at his parents’ farm despite lockdown restrictions.

Nando’s is set to reopen 94 of its restaurants for delivery and collection after closing sites in the face of the coronavirus lockdown.

The prime minister’s most senior adviser was heckled outside his house in Islington over the weekend after allegedly flouting lockdown rules he helped devise.

Islington’s top cop has urged everyone to stay home or abide by social distancing rules over the bank holiday weekend so his officers can focus on tackling violent crime.

Up to a third of the borough could be covered by low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) by the end of the year, Islington Council leader Richard Watts revealed today.

We will bring you the latest updates from north London and the response of the authorities to the coronavirus crisis.

TfL has launched a probe into why 33 transport workers have died with coronavirus – but some bus drivers claim it’s “too late”.

Grassroots music venues in Islington are struggling to survive the “devastating” effects of the Covid-19 lockdown – and warn the UK’s culture will be diminished if they go bust.

An Archway woman donned in homemade scrubs including an Ikea bag and a shower cap is using the weekly clap for carers to demand improved PPE for health workers.

Islington Council has “strongly advised” schools against “rushing” to reopen to more pupils to “hit arbitrary deadlines set by ministers” as the coronavirus lockdown is gradually eased.

Islington’s business chief has called on central government to urgently help small businesses that are falling through the cracks of the Covid-19 aid packages and rescue measures.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists painted “pop-up” cycle lanes around Islington during a weekend of socially distanced protests.

TfL narrowed roads in the Nag’s Head area of Holloway over the weekend to give pedestrians more space to social distance on walkways.

The annual Islington in Bloom horticultural competition has moved online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Former Eastenders star Michelle Collins fears young actors are being pushed into poverty during the coronavirus crisis and could “leave the industry”.

Solace Women’s Aid has secured 70 new units where woman and children fleeing domestic abuse during the coronavirus crisis can take refuge.

Parents and trade unions fear it won’t be safe to reopen primary schools next month and could “cause a second wave” of Covid-19.

Islington’s housing chief says the council won’t allow developers to defer social housing obligations during the coronavirus crisis.

Campaigners say it be would an “outrageous” betrayal if the government scraps the triple lock on state pensions.

The leader of Islington Council says gradual improvements to the government’s Covid-19 testing regime are “too little, too late”.

At least 109 people have died with Covid-19 at the Whittington Hospital as of 5pm on Monday, according to NHS England data.

A popular Islington pie shop gave out £3,000 worth of produce to agencies feeding vulnerable people in the borough during the Covid-19 pandemic last week.

A security guard at Holloway Road Waitrose says he isn’t surprised men with his occupation have the highest rate of Covid-19 deaths – not least because shoplifters threaten to spit on him.

Islington Council will bailout its leisure centre provider so it doesn’t “fail” due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Work from home “wherever possible”, wear a face mask and “do not expect to return to the transport network you were used to before” – that’s the message from Transport for London (TfL) after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an easing of lockdown restrictions for workers in some industries on Sunday evening.

Islington Council is allowing a handful of market stalls to reopen for business this weekend, to test whether new guidelines on social distancing can keep shoppers and workers safe.

Volunteers helping Islington residents during the coronavirus pandemic aim to continue their efforts in a post-Covid world.

At least two survivors of historic abuse in Islington’s children’s homes have died during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Officers behind the rapid transformation of the Sobell Centre into a hub where food aid parcels are being received and distributed from have been thanked for their “trojan efforts”.

Hundreds of stitchers from north and east London have put their needles to work sewing scrubs for NHS hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

The mayor of Islington has attended Somaliland’s Covid-19 committee while waiting for her delayed flight home to the UK.

A pizza restaurant is honouring local heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during the coronavirus lockdown with a year’s supply of free pizza.

A homeless outreach group has taken its coronavirus support international by buying aid parcels for people in remote parts of India living in extreme poverty.

At least 26 people died with Covid-19 in Islington Care homes as of April 24, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today.

Islington’s finance chief warns the Covid-19 crisis could cost the council about £60million by the end of the year.

An artist has painted a portrait of a bus driver “colleague” who died with Covid-19 – and he’s calling for transport workers to be supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE).

At least 102 people have died with Covid-19 at the Whittington Hospital since the outbreak of the virus.

Here are images of just some of the thousands of pubs that have played such an important part in London’s history and culture.

I’ll be publishing daily updates from my north London flat, as the country adapts to a health crisis and a culture of “social distancing”.

There was a 68% increase in people claiming for Universal Credit in Islington between March 11 and April 23.

A community stalwart who was “Mr Highbury” and helped create an award-winning chain of cheese shops died with Covid-19 on April 8.

Families from Finsbury Park ran an 85-lap relay race covering the marathon distance of 26.2 miles to raise money for the NHS on Sunday.

Older people being supported by an Islington charity during the coronavirus lockdown have shared their stories and thanked the heroic volunteers for their work.

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