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Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz; Alex Ewings (London Ambulance Service); Sue Seifert (friend of Yvonne Conolly); Jennette Arnold OBE; Siobhan Harrington; Mr Mayor

Islington’s heroes awarded the Freedom of the Borough

Islington has awarded its highest honour – the Freedom of the Borough – to four exceptional recipients in recognition of their contributions to local life.

Honoured at last night’s special ceremony at Islington Town Hall were:

  • Jennette Arnold OBE, former London Assembly Member and Islington councillor
  • Yvonne Conolly CBE, the UK’s first Black female headteacher
  • The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • The Whittington Health NHS Trust
Welcome to Black History Month 2021!

Join in the excitement as Islington celebrates Black History Month 2021

Islington will celebrate Black History Month with exciting free events for all – from performances, music, walking tours, and family fun, to conversations and sessions with trailblazing Black MPs, activists and influencers.

Islington Together Let's talk about a safer future

Islington Together: Let's talk about a safer future

Islington Council is encouraging residents to have their say on its new strategy for making the borough a safer place for all.

Word 4 Weapons manager Camara Fearon with the contents of a knife bin

Over 1,000 knives surrendered in Islington’s knife bins

More than 1,000 knives and other bladed items have been collected since October 2020 in knife bins installed by Islington Council in partnership with leading weapons surrender charity Word 4 Weapons. The bins give people a safe and anonymous way to dispose of knives, reducing their potential to cause harm.

People arrive at the Emirates Stadium mass vaccination centre to receive their Covid-19 jabs

Second #GunnerGetJabbed mass Covid-19 vaccination event to be held at Emirates Stadium on 7-10 August

A second mass vaccination event will be held over four days this month at Emirates Stadium in a bid to give thousands more people the chance to have their first or second dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine.

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Islington Council launches consultation on how to make the borough a safer place for everyone

People are being invited to share their thoughts on what could be done to make Islington a safer place and further deter crime and anti-social behaviour, in one of the biggest consultations ever undertaken in the borough.

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Islington Council supports UK first as bereaved families feature in hard-hitting new film for schools on the consequences of knife crime

A hard-hitting educational film that lays bare the consequences of knife crime and its effects on victims’ families has been rolled out to Islington secondary schools in a UK first.

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Covid-19: A huge thanks and let’s continue to keep each other safe

People in Islington are today thanked for everything they have done to keep each other safe in the pandemic, and asked to keep looking after each other and to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  

A volunteer outside the Covid-19 vaccine event at Emirates Stardium

Emirates Stadium Covid-19 vaccine clinic now open to anyone due for second Pfizer jabs

The Covid-19 mass vaccine clinic at Emirates Stadium is now open to people of any age who are due to have their second Pfizer jab.  This is usually eight weeks after the first.

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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New pop-up clinics in Islington make it easier to get the Covid-19 vaccine

New pop-up clinics in Islington will make it easier for people who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine – especially those who are elderly, homeless, vulnerable or in need of support – to get it closer to home.

Staff from Islington's Greenspace and Housing teams with a camellia bush planted to mark the one-year anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown

We are Islington - A huge thanks to local people for efforts and sacrifices in challenging year

Islington Council is today (Tuesday, 23 March) marking a year since the first coronavirus lockdown by thanking local people for their incredible efforts and remembering those we have lost during the pandemic.