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Don't scrap crisis loans just because some councils fail to use them

When Anna sought help from a Solace Women's Aid refuge she had no money and had experienced abuse at the hands of her husband and his family. With a young...

Let’s keep art accessible to all

Islington has a proud tradition of artistic creativity. Many wonderful artists have made our borough their home. Art plays an important role in our society. Art supports tourism, our creative...

Proud Islington’s Labour Council is a Living Wage employer

No one should be paid less than they can live on and as a Council we are committed to playing our role in making sure they don’t have to. Islington’s...

Safer Lorries, Safer Cycling

The safety of cyclists on Islington's roads is a matter of life and death which the council takes extremely seriously. So, at last night's council meeting, amid ongoing concern following... Read more

Say no to the Islington Free School

By Cllr Joe Caluori, Executive Member for Children & Families  Back in July I wrote about Michael Gove’s move to take a plot of land from the Council on which... Read more

Why Islington is fighting to end the scourge of predatory betting shops

I welcome this opportunity to talk about the scourge of betting shops in our borough. I feel particularly strongly about this, partly because I have campaigned on the issue for... Read more

Angel Canal Festival

Last Sunday (1st September) the Islington Labour Councillors for St Peter’s ward staffed a stall at the Angel Canal Festival to talk to local people about some of the important issues... Read more

Thieves eye your phone

Islington records some of the UK’s highest figures for smart phone street robberies. The hot weather has coincided with a spike in mobile phone snatches.   In Caledonian Road on Monday a... Read more

Why Michael Gove must stop 'Islington Free School'

The Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove seems hell-bent on making a gift of the old Ashmount School site to two private education companies, so they can open the... Read more

What do the government’s legal aid changes mean for justice?

Last year the government brought forward draconian cuts to the legal aid budget, the effects of which are already being seen with people unable to get advice and help for... Read more

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