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A mother and her two young kids have been left living with “devastating” damage after rainwater gushed through the ceiling of their Barnsbury flat last week.

A mental health drop-in centre for LGBTQ+ people could close – and users are “deeply worried” by the uncertainty.

The manslaughter of a Holloway teen by his flatmate in unregulated supported housing has exposed a black hole in how social services are regulated, according to health chiefs.

Well-wishers have raised more than £20,000 to support the “extraordinary” Sarah Doone, who lost a leg after being run over by a cement truck on the Old Street roundabout on July 25.

Some gym-goers are claiming a lack of shower gel in Highbury Leisure Centre presents a health and safety risk.

A wheelchair-bound Highbury man with brain damage forced the government to admit it was wrong to say he was fit for work.

Workers on the Dover Court Estate whose heavy-duty uniforms left them “boiled alive” in the heatwave claim they were laid off for coming to work in shorts.

Camden and Islington’s mental health trust is consulting on plans to pool its inpatient beds at a new site at the Whittington Hospital.

Islington planners will enquire into a new restaurant near a primary school after fears it was set to be run as a takeaway chicken shop.

A mental illness care team has been accused of “neglect” after a Finsbury mum was found dead in her flat.

Mental health support must be available at school so all kids “can be the best they can be”, according to Islington headteachers.

Islington Council’s transport leader has promised to “engage” after an action group lobbied for a new cycle route to be closed to the majority of traffic.

Islington Council has refurbished football pitches in three of its parks.

The Whittington Hospital today confirmed it will abandon a regeneration agreement made with Ryhurst, whose parent company Rydon worked on Grenfell Tower before last June’s fire.

The closure of Roman Way Medical Centre could be delayed.

More than 15 per cent of Islington Clinical Commissioning Group’s cancer patients waited at least two months to start treatment following GP referral, according to NHS figures.

Potentially life-saving breast cancer screening check-ups for women in Islington have been delayed due to a shortage of specialist mammographers to carry out the service.

Islington could lose two of its four mental health day centres.

Islington Council is spending £3.9million less on drug and alcohol treatment services than it was five years ago, new figures reveal.

Art created by service users at a Holloway mental health recovery centre is being showcased this week.

Doctors need to communicate better about the risks associated with childbirth if women are to fully exercise their right to informed consent.

Thousands of patients at a Cally doctors are in limbo with the surgery set to close.

Chapel Market was evacuated this morning after a gas leak.

The number of women contacting an Archway mental health charity to deal with the effects of abuse has almost doubled since the #MeToo movement began in October.

Haringey’s new council has hit the brakes on the controversial closure of Stroud Green’s Osborne Grove nursing home.

Mental health patients are sometimes forced to spend “days” in the Whittington’s A&E department waiting for a bed, a new report has revealed.

Thirteen per cent of secondary school pupils in Islington say they know someone who carries a weapon.

Women working at the Whittington Hospital in Archway are earning an average 10.6 per cent less per hour than men, new figures have revealed.

A report has criticised “intrusive” staff at a Cally care home.

A mum-of-two who shed more than 10 stone after joining a Barbican slimming group has just completed her first extreme fitness event – and says she’s never been healthier.

London Marathon is fast approaching and you’ve been training for months. But, as with any big event, it’s just the beginning of your fitness journey. Islington personal trainer Nancy Best gives you some tips on staying motivated after the run

An award-winning period education programme is donating free femcare products to 11 schools in Islington.

The UK’s first scheme banning the dirtiest vehicles from roads will be rolled out in July across areas of Shoreditch and Old Street.

New figures have highlighted the intense pressure the Whittington Hospital estate was under during winter.

A new school and 66 new social homes are on their way in the south of the borough after councillors signed off proposals last night.

Controversial plans to build a supported living development on a car park in Islington were passed last night by councillors.

Campaigners backing divisive plans to build homes for people with learning disabilities in Windsor Street say opponents “misunderstand” how badly the service is needed.

A distraught mother is still waiting for her severely autistic son to be moved from a mental health facility 70 miles away – 18 months after being told it was happening.

Aldi’s plans to open in Archway could be thwarted because there are so many shops already selling booze in the area.

A former journalist who created a graphic novel drawing on his 20-year battle with psychosis has been praised by mental health professionals for breaking down stigma.

Neighbours and campaigners say the new Highbury Leisure Centre extension is an eyesore – and doesn’t match the plans that were originally agreed with the council.

Two-thirds of patients to use an innovative “A&E at home” service have avoided a hospital trip, figures from the first few months of operation reveal.

From an early dementia service to its “community fridge” tackling food waste, St Luke’s Community Centre does amazing work for its people in the south of Islington.

Of all job occupations, care work for vulnerable people has to be among the toughest.

Upper Street’s Screen on the Green cinema has taken the unusual step of banning films today – but it’s all for a good cause.

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