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  • By-elections called in Islington's Junction and St George's wards

    By JulieGK at 21:41 on 19/02/13
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    Local council by-elections have been called in two Islington wards. The vacancies have arisen following the resignation of Arthur Graves (Independent) in Junction ward, and Jessica Asato (Labour) in St George's. Both were elected to the council in May 2010. Elections will be held in both wards on Thursday 21 March. Anyone wishing to stand for election must submit nomination papers to the council's electoral services by midday on...
  • Corporate Director will leave Islington as part of cost-saving measures

    By JulieGK at 13:00 on 25/10/12
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    An internal restructure at Islington Council has been announced as the council continues to cope with government cuts. The authority has succeeded in closing a £100m funding gap through a combination of savings of over £80m and income generation, but anticipates further significant cuts in the years ahead, subject to government funding plans. Islington's Chief Executive, Lesley Seary, said: "Our focus must always be...
  • Celebrations held for Islington Council apprentices

    By JulieGK at 15:41 on 25/09/12
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    The hard work and achievements of more than 70 Islington Council apprentices have been recognised in a special celebration. Since the council launched its apprenticeship scheme in 2009, 73 residents have taken part, earning valuable skills, experience and in many cases, qualifications too. A further 34 apprentices will have been recruited by the end of this year. On Wednesday, September 19, a celebration event was held in...
  • Islington residents last chance to win £25,000

    By JulieGK at 10:38 on 11/07/12
    Islington residents could win £25,000 by pating thier council tax by direct debit.
    Islington residents could win £25,000 which is up for grabs in a special promotion to people who pay their council tax by Direct Debit - but they must sign up before 5pm on  July 12, 2012. Islington Council is one of 17 London boroughs to sign up for the scheme with Bacs. Residents names go into a Londonwide prize draw on July 17, 2012. Direct Debit offers residents peace of mind that a payment will not be...
  • First Bangladeshi Mayor of Islington is set to be appointed

    By JulieGK at 09:24 on 10/05/12
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    Councillor Jilani Chowdhury is set to be appointed as the new Mayor of Islington. The 47 year-old councillor for Barnsbury ward, is expected to be sworn in as Mayor at the annual meeting of the council on May 10. He will be the first ever Bangladeshi Mayor of Islington. Jilani was elected as a Labour councillor for Barnsbury ward in 2006 and has served as Deputy Mayor of Islington for the last year. Born in Bangladesh, Jilani moved...

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