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KIDS HOMES SCANDAL

Survivors of child abuse at Islington care homes confronted Dame Margaret Hodge MP at a packed event at University College London.

On any newsdesk there are stories you will find yourself covering again and again as they develop – long-running campaigns, political issues, changes to housing and health.

The sister of an Islington child abuse survivor has hit out at the council over a perceived lack of action since it accepted culpability for the historic scandal almost two years ago.

Sandy Marks has continued to protest her innocence in the face of a QC’s finding that she was involved with pro-paedophile campaign groups in 1979 and 1980.

Sandy Marks’ future membership of the Labour Party is uncertain even after a QC-led review confirmed the Gazette’s revelations about the ex-mayor’s pro-paedophile past.

The publication of Sarah Morgan’s independent review this week is a vindication of our decision to print allegations about Sandy Marks’ past 18 months ago (almost to the day).

A top barrister has confirmed former Islington councillor Sandy Marks’ past links to a pro-paedophile campaign group.

Social workers who witnessed abuse at Islington children’s homes will face no recriminations for speaking out, the council chief vowed at a tense meeting last night.

Survivors of horrific abuse in Islington’s kids’ homes are fighting for compensation decades after at least 100 were allegedly brutalised under the council’s care.

A top lawyer leading a new public inquiry into alleged historic links between an ex-mayor of Islington and a pro-paedophile group today appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Islington Survivors Network has received donations totalling £320 since the Gazette’s front page appeal, but it desperately needs more.

A landmark inquiry into alleged historic links between a former mayor of Islington and pro-paedophile groups has been opened by a top barrister – thanks to a Gazette investigation.

Islington Council has appointed a top family lawyer to begin its probe into a former mayor’s alleged links to a pro-paedophile group.

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