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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.

Islington’s education chief has announced he’s stepping down after nearly six years in the job.

Youth councillors met with Islington chiefs to discuss the main issues facing young people in the borough on Monday.

Islington Council has stopped a famous jazz musician accused of antisemitism from performing on the basis it “might harm” relationships with the borough’s Jewish community.

Sadiq Khan was grilled over the empty Holloway Prison and Police Station sites at the Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday night.

Well, there we are. In 2017, dare we say, Emily Thornberry has become one of the UK’s most popular MPs and is tipped as a future Labour leader. She’s been in the national spotlight for her frank TV interviews and sharp Prime Minister’s Questions performances. But we’re more interested in her day job, as Islington South and Finsbury MP. She talks to the Gazette about a year in her constituency.

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