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Photo from a LIFT your career event hosted at Google HQ

How a pioneering project is bringing tech jobs to more people in Islington

Old Street is one of the business success stories of the UK. Companies working in tech, creative and ‘knowledge’ businesses are clustered together in the busy streets of south Islington and neighbouring boroughs. These sectors drive much of the UK economy. In London, the tech sector is growing more than two and a half times faster than the UK average and contributes £184bn to the British economy. 

Cllr Comer-Schwartz and Cllr Ward

Spring Budget - letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Ahead of next week's Spring Budget, a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from the Leader and Deputy Leader of Islington Council about four things that would make a huge difference to lives in Islington


Islington Council launches Islington Greener Together, so residents can ‘green up’ unloved spaces

People in Islington can transform unused and unloved places near their homes, to create great community spaces including tree pits, parklets and rain gardens.  

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

Why Islington needs fair funding

With Islington Council's budget being voted on next week, leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz explains why the council has written to the Government making three urgent calls for action

Islington Council

Islington Council prosecutes roofing scammer for defrauding resident of £22,000

A man who took £22,000 for shoddy and unnecessary roofing work to a resident’s home has been jailed for 16 months after prosecution from Islington Council.

Two people wait at a bus stop on Caledonian Road, underneath 'The Cally' bridge

The Cally: Help us create greener, healthier, more welcoming streets

Local people are being invited to help shape the Cally’s exciting future, as the council puts forward proposals to create a greener, healthier, more welcoming area for all.

Islington Young Mayor 2024 Tyra Bannerman-Hull

Islington elects new Young Mayor, Deputy Young Mayor and Member for London Youth Assembly

Young people went to the polls this week and have elected a new Young Mayor and Deputy Young Mayor of Islington, as well as the borough's new London Youth Assembly Member.

The Mayor of Islington attending a previous volunteering fair in ceremonial robes

Join the Mayor of Islington at two volunteering fairs

The Mayor of Islington, in partnership with his chosen charity Voluntary Action Islington (VAI), will host two events this month to encourage people to learn about local volunteering opportunities.  

An artists impression of an improved route between Nag's Head and York Way, showing cycle lanes, planting beds, and widened pavements

Greener, healthier, more welcoming streets for all between Nag’s Head and York Way

Islington Council is set to make exciting improvements between Nag’s Head and York Way, to make the area greener, healthier, and more welcoming for all.  

Three people stand with garden forks in a newly planted garden in front of a block of flats.

Local people set to shape Islington’s approach to creating a greener, healthier borough

Local people will help shape Islington Council’s approach to creating a greener, healthier borough, following the launch of a new "Islington Climate Panel".

A woman with blonde hair in a bright red dress sings in front of a microphone, with one hand stretched out in front of her

Islington comes together to celebrate Borough of Sanctuary status

People from all over Islington have come together to celebrate the borough’s status as an official Borough of Sanctuary for refugees, migrants and people seeking asylum. 

A picture of the mini-roundabout on Southgate Road

Local people shape major improvements to Southgate Road

Local people have helped to shape major planned improvements to Southgate Road, to help create a greener, healthier borough where all can enjoy more welcoming streets.