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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...

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...

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...

Islington Labour welcomes 20mph trials on TfL ‘red routes’

Cllr Claudia Webbe, Executive Member for Environment and Transport, has welcomed news that Transport for London (TfL) will be piloting 20mph speed limits on select ‘red routes’ in the borough. ...

Spring Clean across Islington

Throughout March, Islington Labour councillors are joining forces with the local community in a ‘spring clean’ programme in four areas of the borough.  Starting in Nag’s Head town centre last...

New Executive Member ready to get to work

Cllr Asima Shaikh has been appointed as the new Council Executive Member for Economic and Community Development.  Cllr Shaikh brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge, having...

Tory Minister out of touch with Islington

A Tory Minister has once again shown how out of touch he and his party are with Islington.  Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, took...

Tough choices, right priorities

Today (7th January 2015), Islington Labour published the council's budget for the year ahead (2015/16) - you can read the report here.  Once again, the massive cuts imposed on Islington...

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