Author Archives: Chloe Kerr

Michael Gove’s ‘Clean for the Queen’ plans deemed ‘PR stunt’ as area remains strewn with litter

By donning a hi-vis vest and seizing a litter-picker for a photo opportunity, Justice Secretary Michael Gove hoped to inspire an army of Britons to “Clean for the Queen” when he launched the scheme at the House of Commons in February. Mayor Richard Greening kicked off proceedings in Islington on Friday 4 March by launching

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Scrapped cycle path is ‘bonkers’, says councillor

A raised section of the cycle path to Moorfields Eye Hospital will be removed, following criticism from the visually-impaired. The cycle lane on New North Road has led to concern from local campaign groups after being raised to pavement level. Islington Councillor Paul Convery said: “I’ve cycled over it myself. It’s a bit bonkers. When

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Arsenal betters Premier League by capping away tickets at £26

Gunners fans are “delighted” that in addition to the Premier League cap on away ticket prices Arsenal will provide a further £4 subsidy to their supporters. While the Premier League has confirmed the cap will come in at the start of the 2016/2017 season, Arsenal have announced their away tickets will be further subsidised at £26. Speaking

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Islington volunteer visits Calais Jungle camp

A volunteer has travelled to Calais to take clothes and build shelters for refugees in the “Jungle” camp. Adam Woodhall decided to venture to France from 27-29 November after hearing the stories about the migrant crisis in the media. He said: “I have a dry, warm home with a comfy bed. As winter draws in, these people

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St Peter’s towpath set for facelift

The Regents Canal towpath is to be regenerated over the next few months. The Canal & River Trust will introduce more green spaces on the route, as well as widen the path where possible and create more exits to the street. Some efforts to improve the area have already been undertaken with a community garden

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Legal high use is on the rise in St Peter’s

There has been a “definite increase in the use of legal highs” in St Peter’s Ward, a Police Inspector warned this week. Inspector Erica Crawshaw’s comments come after a surge in complaints about anti-social behaviour in the area. Residents have also noticed a growing number of small gas canisters and containers of laughing gas littering

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Drug stash seized in St Peter’s Islington

An Islington man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences. St Peter’s Safer Neighbourhoods Team searched an address on Rotherfield Street on 21 October and found a stash of cannabis and Class A drugs. Police searched the house under a Misuse of Drugs warrant before arresting a male suspect. Sgt Cam Thompson said: “a

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