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Cllr Michelline Safi-Ngongo with students at Beacon High (L-R) Daniel, Giovanni, Yaseem and Prabhleen

Students celebrate strong GCSE exam results across Islington

Islington students have posted stronger results in their GCSE and other Key Stage 4 qualifications this year compared to 2019, despite the disruption and challenges the pandemic caused to their studies.

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Students celebrate achievements in their A Level, vocational and technical courses on results day

Islington Council is celebrating the extraordinary achievements of A Level, vocational, and technical course students today as they receive their exam results.

Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz, Leader of Islington Council

Summer fun in Islington

Islington Council Leader Kaya Comer-Schwartz explains how whatever the weather, there is plenty for young people of all ages to do in our borough this summer

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Garden business scammers sentenced to prison for defrauding homeowner with £128,000 bill

Two fraudsters who charged more than £128,000 for building work that was valued at only £12,000 have been sentenced to a total of 6.5 years in prison following action from Islington Council’s Trading Standards and Legal Services Teams.

Cllr Paul Convery and Cllr Rowena Champion plant a tree at Barnard Park

Islington Council cuts pension fund emissions by 40% in just two years

Islington Council has cut direct carbon emissions from its pension fund by 40%, as it continues to strive to make its £1.7billion fund net-zero carbon by 2050 or earlier. 

Craft knife in plastic evidence bag

Shop ordered to pay £4050 for illegal tobacco finds and knife sale to 14-year-old

Value4Money has been ordered to pay £4050 after they were caught selling a knife to a 14-year-old by Islington Council’s Trading Standards team.

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Islington’s parks and green spaces set for further improvement works this summer

Parks across Islington are set to benefit from a series of improvements, as the council continues to maximise the potential of its green spaces as biodiverse havens for improving physical and mental wellbeing.

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Action to protect Islington's high streets from being lost to expensive homes

Islington Council has taken action to protect the borough’s high streets after the Government brought in new planning rules making it easier for property developers to turn commercial properties into expensive homes.

A picture showing the Sobell Leisure Centre ice rink, which has been written off following a flood last August

Why the council is set to not reinstate the Sobell Leisure Centre ice rink

Islington has announced that it is set to work with the local community to transform the Sobell Leisure Centre into a facility that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy.

The council is set to take the difficult decision not to reinstate the Sobell Leisure Centre ice rink. Here, Cllr Nurullah Turan, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Health and Social Care, explains why.

A picture of the outside of the Sobell Leisure Centre in Islington

Local community set to shape inclusive future for Sobell Leisure Centre

Islington Council is set to invite local people to help create an inclusive programme of activities at the new Sobell Leisure Centre, so that people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy the huge benefits of sport and physical activity.

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'Protect tenants or face action’ - thousands more private renters to get protection from rogue landlords

Landlords of more than 5,000 homes must register for a license and ensure their tenants have good quality housing or face prosecution, under a new Islington Council scheme. 

Cllr Rowena Champion, Cllr Una O'Halloran, Cllr Michelline Safi Ngongo at the new playground on the Finsbury Estate

Improvement projects underway on estates in Islington - £6million allocated so far

Last year, Islington Council committed £10million to transforming shared spaces on estates across the borough through its Thriving Neighbourhoods programme. Over 200 projects have been funded so far and work has already begun to improve playgrounds, recycling areas, landscaping, accessibility, and seating at different locations in Islington.