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Transport chiefs are at last consulting on a “missing link” portion of Cycle Superhighway 1 that will connect Hackney to Islington along Balls Pond Road.

Work has begun on an ambitious project to gut Old Street roundabout and create a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians.

Wireless Festival promoters say reducing bass levels at the event and finishing half-an-hour earlier would put it out of business and is appealing Haringey Council’s restrictions.

Wireless promoters defended the music festival at a licence review hearing last night, saying it is a “celebration of grime music” that causes no public nuisance.

Islington Council has withdrawn its representation ahead of today’s Wireless Festival licensing hearing, saying promoters have agreed to their demands.

I am interested to learn if I am imagining things or whether there are really more helicopters overhead recently, writes Max Kalis, Barnsbury, full address supplied.

Roy Johnson, 60, was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica, but has lived in Manor House and worked for Islington Council for the past 30 years.

An eye-watering 6,500 fines were dished out in less than a month to drivers who carried on making a left turning off Mare Street after it was banned, the Gazette can reveal.

A four-year standoff over a 100-yard stretch of road will finally end when a missing piece of Cycle Superhighway 1 is built – in spring 2019.

Old Street roundabout could soon be the site of the UK’s second tallest building – or a copy of Stonehenge.

Terrorist murderer Darren Osborne was this afternoon sentenced to life in prison – as Islington Council announced a Finsbury Park memorial for his victim Makram Ali.

A grassroots organisation helping rough sleepers is launching in Finsbury Park tonight.

Arsenal moved into the last four of the Carabao Cup after an uninspiring 1-0 victory over West Ham on Tuesday evening.

Campaigners have defeated Sainsbury’s in a David-versus-Goliath battle over a new store in Blackstock Road.

Two men are being held by police after a fight in Newington Green that allegedly saw a man bottled in the head.

Objectors – or supporters – have nine hours to make their views heard over the controversial plans for a second Sainsbury’s Local in Blackstock Road before the case goes to appeal.

A round up of events around Islington and Hackney celebrating Pride Festival

The name of a paedophile priest who raped and assaulted boys for decades before being jailed last month was handed to police in 1992, the Gazette can reveal.

A primary school is looking to ease the financial burden on parents by offering free meals to all of its pupils.

In the second part of the Gazette’s Hidden Homeless spotlight, Emma Youle goes behind closed doors at two hostels to find out what Hackney’s temporary accommodation is like for those stuck living there

Like Jane (Jane ‘home alone’ in Woodberry Down block until 2023, December 22), I too am a long-standing tenant on Woodberry Down Estate, my family having lived here for over 60 years, writes Elaine Gosnell, Rowley Gardens.

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