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Islington pharmacies under threat from Tory cuts

11 Islington pharmacies could close as a result of the Tory Government’s planned cuts to community pharmacy budgets. There are currently 49 pharmacies in Islington, serving a population of 225,000....

UPDATE – Latest Holloway Road closure concessions

Islington Labour councillors have been making their voices heard by TfL since the unexpected closure of Holloway Road was announced. Since the closure came into effect three weeks ago, residents...

Statement on HMP Pentonville

Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, statement on HMP Pentonville – “It is deeply concerning that two prisoners have escaped from HMP Pentonville. The police are leading efforts to...

Government’s benefit cap to cost Islington families £50 per week

From 7th November, the Government's benefit cap for families on out-of-work benefits in London has been reduced to £23,000 (£15,410 for single people). Islington Council estimates upwards of 800 local...

Islington continues to lead the fight against poverty pay

Cllr Andy Hull, Executive Member for Finance, Performance and Community Safety, blogs about how Islington is leading the way as a Living Wage employer. This Living Wage Week, the Living...

UPDATE – Councillors win new concessions on Holloway Road closure

Following relentless campaigning on behalf of residents and local businesses, Islington Labour councillors have won further concessions on the unplanned Holloway Road closure from Transport for London (TfL). HGVs will...

Victory as Tory Government Drops Forced Academies Plan

Islington Labour councillors have welcomed news that the Tory Government has abandoned its plans to force all schools to become academies. The announcement on 27th October 2016 that the Education...

Concessions on Holloway Road closure secured for Islington residents

Since the late-notice closure of Holloway Road, Islington Labour councillors have been working tirelessly to secure a range of concessions from Transport for London (TfL) to help those residents and...

Tory Government's £33m Highbury White Elephant

Cllr Joe Caluori, Islington’s Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families, writes about how the Tory Government is wasting £33m on a Highbury Free School while refusing to fund...

Anger over TfL’s Holloway Road closure announcement

Islington Labour councilors have expressed their dismay over Transport for London’s (TfL) last-minute decision to announce additional temporary closures of one of Islington’s most important and busiest roads. This week,...

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