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Freeze energy cap now to avoid poverty ‘catastrophe’, council leader urges new PM

The Government must immediately freeze energy prices and announce a comprehensive package of support to avoid thousands of families in Islington being plunged into poverty, the Leader of Islington Council has told the new Prime Minister.

Students celebrate their GCSE results at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School with Cllr Ngongo (front row, third from left) and Jon Abbey (front row, third from right)

Students celebrate significant progress in GCSE exam results across Islington

Yesterday’s results for GCSEs and other Key Stage 4 qualifications showed significant improvements on 2019 – the last year in which exams were taken – demonstrating the astounding commitment and hard work of students, teachers, support staff and families in Islington.

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Ukraine’s Independence Day celebrated in Islington

Today (Wednesday, 24 August), Islington Council is celebrating the Independence Day of Ukraine, in solidarity with the 284 Ukrainian refugees who have settled in the borough this year.

Ikram celebrates her A Level results at St Aloysius College

Students celebrate A Level, vocational and technical course results in Islington

Students were celebrating strong performances in their A Level, vocational and technical courses today, showing grit and determination to shine through after more than two years of disruption to their studies thanks to the pandemic.

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Proposed bus cuts would negatively impact most vulnerable residents, council says

Proposed changes to bus services in Islington and central London would negatively impact some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents, the council has said in a letter to Transport for London (TfL).   

A graphic on the stopping of the Route 812 community bus from Friday, 26 August. The graphic includes the logos of both Islington Council and Hackney Community Transport

Route 812 community bus to stop

Islington’s Route 812 community bus will stop on Friday, 26 August as operator Hackney Community Transport (HCT) cannot continue to operate the service. 

One tenant was forced to cook in their bedroom without proper kitchen facilities.

Landlord must pay £40,000 in fine and costs for breaches of property licence

Islington Council has prosecuted a landlord who repeatedly failed to comply with licensing regulations, including refusal to provide a kitchen for a tenant, resulting in costs of £40,000.

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Islington Council responds to flood

Water is now being restored to homes and businesses in the north of Islington (N1, N4, N5, N7) affected this morning (8 August) by a water main burst on Hornsey Road, in an operation that saw Thames Water and London Fire Brigade on site.  

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Murder investigation following stabbing in Islington - council Leader's statement

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council, said: “I’m devastated about the fatal stabbing of a young person in Islington yesterday.  My thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends at this extremely distressing time.

Toni Warner (SHP), Tom Copley (Deputy Mayor of London), Cllr Una O'Halloran and Jeremy Corbyn - photo by Keith Emmitt-2

Islington Council opens new scheme to help people sleeping rough

Islington Council has opened a new housing scheme to provide accommodation and support for people who have slept rough in Islington.

Cllr Santiago Bell-Bradford (third from left), at the report launch with affordable workspace tenants, operators and members of the council’s inclusive economy team.

Islington’s pioneering affordable workspace programme creates £1.24million in social value, boosting economy and helping budding entrepreneurs from often excluded communities

Islington’s ground-breaking affordable workspace programme – which gives budding entrepreneurs from often excluded communities the tools to thrive, helping to make the borough a more equal place – has delivered more than £1.24million worth of uplift to the local economy in its first two years.

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Islington Council joins campaign for fair funding over “Lost Londoners” of 2021 Census

Islington Council has joined a campaign calling for fair funding over concerns that an estimated 100,000 Londoners weren’t included in the 2021 Census.