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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.

A medical director at the Whittington Hospital Trust revealed an electronic system is to be introduced for staff handover sheets – because they kept getting lost.

Inner London’s first trampoline park will finally open this weekend at the Sobell Leisure Centre.

Protesters packed Islington town hall last night to fight the Whittington Hospital’s contract with Ryhurst, owned by Grenfell Tower-linked Rydon.

This year marks 30 years since construction of the Old Royal Free Square estate in Liverpool Road. Previously one of Islington’s main hospitals, the Gazette tells the site’s story, starting from its origins as an infirmary “for the very poor”.

A Cally doctors has been placed into special measures by the health and care watchdog.

A London black cab co-operative is offering free rides to Homerton Hospital over Christmas, to support families with loved ones who are ill.

Council chiefs ignored campaigners’ pleas and decided to shut a care home after finding residents there hadn’t been bathed in months.

The Gazette has exposed a number of care home horror shows in Islington this year. So it’s a refreshing change to report on a home which is performing “outstandingly” well.

A Canonbury man has urged people to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register – after his wife won a posthumous award for saving three lives.

The controversial trampoline park being built at the Sobell Leisure Centre to get more youngsters exercising will cost them as much as £10.50 a go.

She’s the rowdy cycling campaigner who doesn’t care what people – particularly Islington Labour councillors – think of her. But what drives Anita Frizzarin’s anger? The Gazette finds out.

A Whittington campaign group has called a public meeting in its campaign to keep a controversial contractor away from the hospital.

Over 50s are dusting off their football boots and coming out of retirement for a game of walking football.

A charity is asking for the people of Islington to consider giving up a few hours of their time each week to volunteer at its new pop-up shop at the Whittington Hospital.

It’s official: Islington has London’s best, coolest and most inclusive playgrounds.

A campaign leader has vowed to ramp up resistance after the Trust that runs the Whittington Hospital ignored calls to reverse a development deal with a company linked to Grenfell Tower contractor Rydon.

The mum of a young girl who survived a brain swelling is cycling 300km in the hope of transforming a patch of land into an area for children and families visiting The Whittington Hospital.

The trust that runs The Whittington Hospital has sparked outrage among campaigners after they discovered it had decided to team up with a firm linked to the Grenfell Tower fire.

Fruit fans celebrated all things apple at Gillespie Park’s annual harvest festival.

Islington has been named the best borough in London for its work tackling food poverty.

Islington Council’s controversial bid to split up the borough’s last free-to-use full size football pitch has been withdrawn following protests from users and a call-in from the government.

Islington couple Emily and Pete Shaw have raised more than £100k in one year in memory of their baby son, who died in October 2016.

An autistic man who says board games saved his life has decided to set up a business creating his own – but needs help to fund his dream.

The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. We spoke to a carer who’s been looking after people for eight years, and found out why it’s just as rewarding after nearly a decade in the industry.

Islington South and Finsbury MP Emily Thornberry has backed a Whittington drive to raise awareness of breast cancer screening, after visiting the hospital for her own appointment.

As new chairman of Islington’s main swimming club, Andy Iwaniec has big ambitions. From a new pool to a more representative membership, he discusses his future plans with the Gazette.

The leader of Islington Council refused to be drawn into the Highbury Fields barbecue row last night – because of the legal action which has been taken against the town hall.

Islington’s sole competitive swimming club has started a last-ditch campaign to build a pool on the Holloway Prison site.

Islington was a very different place when Ben Sclaire opened what is now the Great Health Clinic in Essex Road.

Charity director Natalie Howarth has worked to help people for most of her life. She talked to the Gazette while showing us around Maytree in Finsbury Park – a respite centre for people at risk of suicide.

The Highbury Fields barbecue row has reached new heights – with activists preparing to take legal action against Islington Council.

Four major food stores in Islington were given hygiene ratings below satisfactory after inspectors found evidence of pests, the Gazette can reveal.

The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. James Morris and Ellena Cruse explain the issues and chat to Islington’s health chief Cllr Janet Burgess about why the job is so worthwhile.

Bored of traditional yoga? There’s a world beyond your well-worn Argos yoga mat, and it’s a world of disco lights, hip hop tunes and ultra-challenging weights

The council’s controversial decision to shut Islington’s last free full-size football pitch has been challenged by the government.

As a kid, one of the advantages of being in hospital is not having to attend school. Or so it would seem.

A fitness and creative hobbies showcase comes to Archway’s Hargrave Hall

The growing list of people opposing the installation of a trampoline park at the Sobell Leisure Centre now includes Islington councillors, Jeremy Corbyn, the granddaughter of Sir Michael Sobell and even trampolinists.

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