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Students at City of London Academy Highgate Hill celebrate their GCSE results

Joy for Islington pupils as they celebrate GCSE successes

Islington’s GCSE students celebrated a great set of results today (Thursday, 12 August) despite the trauma, upheaval and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Students in Islington celebrate A Level, AS Level and Btec results

Students across Islington are today (Tue 10 August) celebrating A Level, AS Level and Btec results following many months of hard work in the most challenging conditions.  

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Statement - Marcus Coutain

Cllr Sue Lukes, Islington Council's Executive Member for Community Safety, said: “The incident in which a police officer in Islington knelt on Marcus Coutain’s neck in July last year shocked us all. The fact that this happened to a Black man so soon after the murder of George Floyd compounded the situation for many and damaged the trust of local people in the police.

A plaque to remember the victims of the 1944 V2 rocket attack is revealed

Islington unveils plaque to remember victims of 1944 V2 rocket tragedy

Islington Council has hosted events to remember the victims of the Second World War V2 rocket tragedy, and to celebrate peace in the borough and beyond.  

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Islington Council cuts council tax bills for more than 19,000 households to help with Covid-19 hardship

Islington Council is giving an extra council tax rebate to more than 19,000 households to help support residents through the economic crisis caused by Covid-19.

The council has decided to give the extra rebate to provide additional financial support in these very difficult times.

Thousands of working-age households, who already receive assistance with council tax through Islington Council’s local council tax support scheme, will see up to another £150 cut from their bill.

The rebate through Islington’s Local Council Tax Support Hardship Scheme 2021-22 will reduce this year’s bill to zero for some households.  All working age recipients of local council tax support during 2021-22 are eligible, and are being sent letters with more information.

Cllr Satnam Gill, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Finance and Performance, said: “We’re determined to make Islington fairer and we know very well the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on many of our residents, in terms of jobs, lost earnings and extra costs.

“To help households in our borough hit hard because of the economic crisis caused by Covid-19, we are giving an extra council tax rebate of up to £150 to thousands of homes with working-age residents.

“This means more than 19,000 homes will see lower council tax bills, or no bill, in 2021. This is part of our commitment to rebuilding a fairer Islington as we emerge from the pandemic.”

The 2021-22 scheme is funded by Islington Council, and is estimated to cost about £2.2 million; this will rise if more households become eligible to claim the rebate during 2021-22. 

It follows a similar scheme in 2020-21, which was funded with a Government grant.

Wings founder Rich Mason and Cllr Asima Shaikh (R) launch new ethical food delivery service Wings

Islington Council backs new ethical food delivery co-operative Wings

Islington Council is supporting Wings - a new, innovative, ethical food delivery app - as part of its commitment to building a local economy that works for everyone.

Islington Council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz (front) says "Islington is proud of you, Bukayo!", with (L-R) Cllrs Ibrahim, Ozdemir, Bell-Bradford, Khondoker, Convery and O'Halloran

We’re proud of you Bukayo Saka – but social media companies must act now on racism

Islington Council is celebrating England and Arsenal star Bukayo Saka , while calling for social media companies to take action now over the racial abuse of Black people online.

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Explore the summer with action-packed activities for children and young people

Islington Council’s Heatwave summer programme for children and young people is back, offering a range of activities for all ages through July and August.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge was launched at Central Library with (from left) Councillors Ngongo, Bossman-Quarshie and O’Halloran

Go wild for reading in Islington this summer

With school holidays just around the corner, the Summer Reading Challenge returns once again to encourage children aged 4–11 to keep reading – and this year’s theme is “Wild World Heroes”.

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Islington Council signs up to national campaign to support cladding victims

As part of its commitment to creating a fairer borough for everyone, Islington Council has joined a national campaign to protect local people from the negative impacts of cladding, and is calling for a reform of the EWS1 process.  

Carmel Littleton, Islington Council's Corporate Director, People, has sadly passed away

Statement – Carmel Littleton

The Leader and Chief Executive of Islington Council have both paid tribute to Carmel Littleton, Islington Council’s Corporate Director, People, following the extremely sad news of her death.

People queue for appointments at the mass vaccination centre at the Emirates Stadium

Thousands had Covid-19 jab at Emirates Stadium vaccine event - and you can still get a jab near you in Islington

Following an extraordinary four days, nearly 9,000 people received their Covid-19 jab at the Emirates stadium – and anyone who still needs a vaccination can easily get one at a different venue.