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Islington Gets a Thorough Spring Clean

This March, Islington has been undergoing a serious spring clean. Labour-run Islington Council, schools and colleges and the wider community have been coming together this month to tidy up local...

Islington Town Hall to fly Irish flag to mark St Patrick's Day

Councillors, members of the Irish community in Islington, representatives of Irish organisations in London, and council staff, joined together on Monday 13th March ahead of the Town Hall flying the...

Celebrating Islington’s inspirational women

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Executive Member for Community Development, blogs about how the Council is supporting and inspiring women in Islington This week, to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March), I...

Calls for Mayor to ban diesel vehicles from London

Labour-run Islington Council has become the first council in the capital to call for all diesel vehicles to be banned from London. Cllr Claudia Webbe, Executive Member for Environment and...

No real help for small businesses from Tory Budget

The Tory Budget has been slammed by Cllr Asima Shaikh, Islington Council's Executive Member for Economic Development, for not offering more support for local small businesses that will be hit...

This Tory Budget lets down Islington

Cllr Richard Watts, Leader of Islington Council, blogs about the impact of the 2017 Budget on Islington. Today (8 March), the Chancellor delivered his Budget statement, setting out the Tories’...

Islington Labour councillor and businesses deliver business rates petition to Treasury

Today (1st March) an Islington Labour councillor and business representatives delivered a 12,658-strong petition to the Treasury. The petition calls on the Government to freeze plans to dramatically raise Islington’s business rates....

Helping Islington’s children and young people get the best start in life

Cllr Joe Caluori, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Families, blogs about the Fair Futures Commission. This week (22 February) Islington Council launched its pioneering Fair Futures Commission, which...

Tories once again fail to tackle the housing crisis

Cllr Diarmaid Ward, Executive Member for Housing and Development, blogs on the Government's housing white paper Last week, after months of waiting, the Government issued its housing white paper, which...

Freeze business rates hike

Islington Labour backs calls for Government to freeze business rates hike Islington Labour is supporting calls by local business groups for the Tory Government to freeze the implementation of higher...

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