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Arsenal mascot Gunnersaurus (left) gets his Covid vaccination from an NHS frontline worker

Thousands of over-18s can get first Covid-19 jabs in mass vaccine clinic hosted at Emirates Stadium

Islington Council is working in partnership with Islington GP Federation and Arsenal Football Club to host a mass vaccination event at Emirates Stadium over four days, Friday 25 to Monday 28 June inclusive.

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Statement on the anniversary of the Finsbury Park terror attack of 19 June, 2017

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Finsbury Park terror attack, which took the life of Makram Ali, a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and friend, and left many other people injured and traumatised. Today we remember Makram Ali, as well as all those injured in the attack, and their families.  

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Islington Council stands in solidarity against racism following hateful online attack

Islington Council today (Friday 18 June) stands in solidarity against racism after a vicious and hateful attack during an online Black History 365 event.

 

Pop Will Eat Itself performing onstage in Islington.  Photo credit: Ila Desai

Council awards £1.8m to Islington pubs and music, comedy, theatre and dance venues

Islington Council has awarded £1.8 million in extra funding for almost 100 pubs and music, comedy, theatre and dance venues hit by ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.

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Key appointments will help Islington Council deliver a fairer borough

Islington Council has made three key appointments to help drive forward its ambitious work to rebuild a fairer Islington.

Islington Council is hosting a series of events to mark Windrush Day

‘Standing on their shoulders’ – join Islington’s Windrush Day 2021 celebrations

To celebrate the Windrush generation’s many contributions to the UK, Islington Council is hosting events from Windrush Day on Tuesday, 22 June through to NHS Day on Monday, 5 July.

The single will raise funds to install a statue honouring Windrush and Commonwealth NHS nurses and midwives at Whittington Hospital

Promotional single released to honour Windrush and Commonwealth NHS Nurses and Midwives

Islington Council is supporting Nubian Jak as they release a promotional single that will raise funds to install a statue honouring Windrush and Commonwealth NHS nurses and midwives at Whittington Hospital.

Islington's people-friendly streets will make better places for everyone

Improvements to make St Peter’s people-friendly streets neighbourhood safer, greener and healthier

Islington Council can today (Friday, 11 June) announce changes to the St Peter’s people-friendly streets neighbourhood, which will help make the scheme even safer, greener and healthier.     

The changes will help to make Highbury Fields a more attractive space for local people

Highbury Fields set to become more attractive space as road changes are made permanent

Islington Council can today (Friday, 4 June) announce plans to improve green space and air quality by reconnecting the north and south sections of Highbury Fields through the permanent closure of part of Highbury Crescent to motor vehicle traffic. 

Georgina Black, of Pretty Shiny Shop in Stroud Green Road, Finsbury Park, promoting the Covid-Safe Business Award scheme window stickers

Islington Council’s Covid-Safe Business Award scheme gives shoppers the confidence to return to the high street

Almost 1,000 high street businesses in Islington have got behind an award scheme that lets them show visitors they’re following all Covid-Safe guidelines, in the council’s latest move to safely revive its town centres.

A plaque celebrating Bob Crossman, the first openly gay Mayor in the UK, is unveiled by his consort, Martin McCloghry, and current Islington Mayor Cllr Gallagher

Islington’s Pride unveils heritage trail with 50 plaques commemorating unsung local LGBTQ+ history

Islington's Pride is launching a new heritage trail with 50 plaques celebrating and commemorating the borough's rich LGBTQ+ history.