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A battle for the soul of Islington

At the Full Council Meeting on 25th June, Islington councillors came together to oppose plans by One Housing Group to evict tenants from their home in Park Street.  Local ward...

Summer Budget - Unfair for Islington

Islington's Executive Member for Finance and Performance, Cllr Andy Hull, writes about the Tory Government's summer budget.  Well unfair  Welfare reforms brought in by the government since 2010 have already...

1,000 children in Islington could be pushed into poverty

Plans by the Tory Government to cut the benefit cap could see 1,000 more children in Islington pushed into poverty.  Today's Budget, set to be announced by George Osborne, will...

We can't ignore blacklisting

Cllr Alice Perry, St Peter's ward, writes about the importance of tackling the practice of 'blacklisting' -  Our lives our defined by our work, the communities we come from and...

Council homes at risk from Tory Government

Thousands of council homes are likely to be forcibly sold to help fund the extension of Right to Buy after plans were announced by the Tory Government.  In Islington alone,...

Thank you, but we need your help

Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Richard Watts, writes about the next 5 years following the general election -  I'd like to start by saying thank you. Thank you to each...

Irish flag raised to celebrate St Patrick's Day

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, 17th March, Islington Council today raised the Irish flag above the Town Hall.  This occasion was witnessed by members of the local Irish community, councillors,...

Tackling poor housing with targeted landlord licensing

Labour-run Islington Council has agreed to introduce a new landlord licensing scheme to tackle poor housing on Holloway Road and Caledonian Road.  Islington Labour is committed to ensuring that everyone...

TfL shows 'complete contempt' with Tufnell Park Station closure

Islington Labour councillors have described Transport for London's (TfL) plans to shut Tufnell Park underground station for 8 months from June as showing 'complete contempt for local people'.  Rumours surfaced...

There are limits to local authority cuts

Leader of Islington Council, Cllr Richard Watts, wrote this week in the Evening Standard about the Tory-led Government's massive cuts to local councils and the impact yet more cuts would...

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