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Meet Labour’s first elected transgender politician, Osh Gantly

At a time when trans activists and celebrities are more visible than ever, you’d probably expect to hear more about the Labour Party’s first elected transgender politician. But local councillor and trans woman Osh Gantly remains under the radar in many ways, preferring to work on borough-wide issues than tackle LGBT rights from a more

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We tried out the Clean Islington app and what happened next will restore your faith in local government

It’s about time we cleaned Islington, and how better to do it in this age of bins that send email and tanks roaming the streets than with an app? Islington council have made exactly that, a free app that allows you to report graffiti, fly-tipping and dog fouling using your location and a photo of the

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Say hello to LoHo: Islington’s coolest new hotspot

The bottom of Holloway Road, just past Highbury Corner, leading up to the Nags Head junction, was once known as Lower Holloway. The term, however, fell out of use over the past two decades. There is now a growing campaign to bring the name back. Leading the charge of rebranding the area is the ingeniously

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Could English football learn from these Highbury korfballers?

It is probably fair to say that Highbury has historic roots in a sport slightly more mainstream than korfball. But after presiding for nearly a year over London’s fastest growing club, Richard Haywood is understandably proud of the progress Highbury Korfball Club have made in his brief tenure as chairman. “We have regenerated the entire

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Highbury business booming as local wine shop wins best in London

Local businesses in Highbury West have enjoyed a welcome surge in trade after a clutch of independent shops were honoured in Time Out magazine’s ‘Love London’ awards. Highbury Vintners, a wine shop on Highbury Park road, came top in the ‘Best Shop’ category, beating off strong competition from independent shops in the area to first place. Ed

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Islington Council vows to stop “slum landlordism”

Islington Council is beginning a consulation to crack down on rented properties on Holloway Road and Caledonian Road that are considered to be unfit for habitation. A member of the council has hailed the consultation as the first step in a battle to “stop slum landlordism” in the area. Holloway Councillor Paul Smith expressed his

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