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Pat Haynes, Labour stalwart who gave more than 40 years of his life to politics and charity work, dies at 84

Pat Haynes at the start of the annual London Mayors’ Walk in 1984

Pat Haynes at the start of the annual London Mayors’ Walk in 1984 with the cat statue on Whttington Stone. Below: Mr Haynes’ family, including his brother James, third from right

Mr Haynes’ family, including his brother James, third from right

Published: 29 April, 2016
by JOE COOPER

A LABOUR Party stalwart who was Islington’s longest-serving councillor has died aged 84.

Striking junior doctors: ‘There’s no other way to get our voices heard’

Striking doctors and their supporters outside Whittington Hospital

Striking doctors and their supporters outside Whittington Hospital

Published: 29 April, 2016
by JOE COOPER

Give major junctions a detour, warns cyclists’ legal champion

Kevin O’Sullivan at the launch of Cycle Legal at Old Street cycling café

Kevin O’Sullivan at the launch of Cycle Legal at Old Street cycling café Look Mum No Hands

Published: 29 April, 2016
by JOE COOPER

Town Hall safety chief to step down

Published: 29 April, 2016

TOWN Hall community safety chief Paul Convery will be stepping down from his role next month, the Labour group has announced.

Tempers run high as tenants stage revolt over ‘dismal’ home repairs

Raphael Andrews: ‘absolutely dreadful problem’. Picture: David X Green

Raphael Andrews: ‘absolutely dreadful problem’. Picture: David X Green

Published: 29 April, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

Exhibition showcases the work of an artist who’s been painting Islington scenes for 60 years

Frank Stanton with ‘Garden’.

Frank Stanton with ‘Garden’. Below, ‘Passage way in Islington’ (1959)

 ‘Passage way in Islington’ (1959)

Published: 29 April, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

FORUM: As the PM capitulates to corporate power of the media, what price a free and fearless press?

Steven Barnett

Steven Barnett believes the lessons of Leveson are already being forgotten

Published: 29 April, 2016
by STEVEN BARNETT

Company is accused of having ‘no respect for nature’ after cutting down trees by canal

Ian Shacklock, chairman of the Friends of Regent’s Canal, at the canal bank

Ian Shacklock, chairman of the Friends of Regent’s Canal, at the canal bank that has been cleared. Below: how it previously looked

 
How it previously looked

Published: 29 April, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

Up at 5am and still in the swim at 73, retiring Evelyn won’t be taking it too easy

Evelyn Martin taking her early morning plunge

Evelyn Martin taking her early morning plunge. Below: Evelyn, centre, with family at her retirement party at the Daylight Resource Centre on Friday. From left: Andrew Demicol, Samatha Reece, Juliet Martin and Maxine Martin

Evelyn, centre, with family at her retirement party at the Daylight Resource Cen

Published: 29 April, 2016
by JOE COOPER

OUR NEIGHBOURS: Who’s been making the news round your way this week?

Members of the ‘Islington Eye’ older person’s advisory group

Members of the ‘Islington Eye’ older person’s advisory group, above. Below: at the Angel building

Members of the ‘Islington Eye’ older person’s advisory group

Published: 29 April, 2016

Conservative club that closed due to dwindling membership is taken over by squatters

Squatters Gediminas Kraujelis, Arran Gilbert, Tom Garrett at the bar of the form

Squatters Gediminas Kraujelis, Arran Gilbert, Tom Garrett at the bar of the former club, pictured below

The former club

Published: 29 April, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

Grieving family of knife victim welcome life sentence: ‘Kids out there can now walk more safely on the streets’

Parents Jessica and Jerome Sammy with Jessica’s cousin Glenn, left

Shaquan Sammy-Plummer's parents, Jessica and Jerome Sammy, with Jessica’s cousin Glenn, left

Left: Jemal Williams, ‘habitual carrier of a knife’. Right: Knife victim Shaquan Sammy-Plummer

Published: 29 April, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE

Cuban ambassador to present Castro portrait for May Day

Published: 29 April, 2016

THE Cuban ambassador will present a portrait of Fidel Castro to the Marx Memorial Library for May Day this Sunday.

Wireless organiser defends council decision to give park festival the go-ahead

Melvin Benn, chief executive of Festival Republic

Melvin Benn, chief executive of Festival Republic

Published: 29 April, 2016
by JOE COOPER

An end to high streets ‘free-for-all’? Bookies, payday loan shops and takeaways set to face crackdown

Betting shops around Nag’s Head

Betting shops around Nag’s Head. Bookmakers will be working with Islington Council, said a spokesman for the Association for British Bookmakers

Published: 29 April, 2016
by KOOS COUVÉE