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Islington launches first-ever permanent weight restriction on HGVs using smart cameras

Islington Council has installed its first two smart cameras to permanently enforce vehicle weight restrictions and tackle HGVs that use residential roads as through-routes.

Clare Carolan (Duncan Terrace Gardens Friends), Cllr Claudia Webbe (Executive Member for Environment & Transport), Joy Chamberlin (Islington Gardeners), Frank Peters and Andrew Hillier (Islington Council Parks Team) celebrate Islington's success in the London in Bloom awards

Islington green fingers win Gold at London in Bloom awards

Hard-working, green-fingered residents have helped Islington win Gold awards at the prestigious London in Bloom competition, which recognises hard work to protect vital green spaces, create habitat and protect wildlife.

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Islington residents help fight food waste and encourage sustainable eating

Islington is hosting free workshops next week (from Monday 14 October) to help residents learn how to waste less food, cook more vegetables and eat more healthily and sustainably.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, joins Cllr Claudia Webbe, Islington Council's executive member for environment and transport, and Cllr Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council (L-R front row) to officially launch the transformation of Highbury Corner with local residents, campaigners, councillors and project team members

Major work to transform Highbury Corner is complete

The Mayor of London, Islington Council and Transport for London have today officially opened the new Highbury Corner junction, which has been transformed from one of London's most intimidating roundabouts into a junction that is much safer and more welcoming for people.

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Islington’s biggest ever Car Free Day celebrations highlight action on poor air quality

Islington will host its largest-ever celebration of World Car Free Day on Sunday 22 September as part of bold ongoing council work to tackle air pollution.

Charles Dickens mentioned various locations around Islington in his novels, such as Archway and Clerkenwell.

Islington’s rich history of literary works showcased in new interactive map

Islington Council has launched a Literary Road Map celebrating the borough’s long and rich heritage of authors, screenwriters and poets.

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Islington Council rolls out 100th bike hangar in latest boost to sustainable transport

Almost 700 Islington residents can now store their bikes safely outside their homes as Islington Council’s roll-out of secure on-street bicycle storage units passes the 100 mark.

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Hefty fine for café owner over inadequate hygiene standards

A café owner has been prosecuted for failing to comply with hygiene regulations, with fines and costs amounting to £8670.

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Islington Council seeks views on bold five-year vision to improve air quality

Islington Council has launched a public consultation on its new five-year strategy to save lives and help people live more healthily by improving the borough’s air quality.

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Islington Council protects office space equivalent to more than seven entire Shards to avert threat to 62,000 jobs

Islington Council has taken action to safeguard around 900,000 sq m of vital office space – more than seven times the entire floorspace in The Shard – which could otherwise be lost to developers and turned into expensive homes.

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Angelic Energy goes green and offers Warm Home Discount to celebrate first birthday

Angelic Energy, London’s first not-for-profit municipal energy provider to launch in more than a century, has celebrated its first birthday with more great news for customers as it takes on the ‘Big Six’ energy firms.