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Thursday, January 12, 2017

A council tenant is at his wits’ end after enduring damp and mould problems in his Andover Estate home for 23 years.

An Archway family is about to reach its £44,000 target to fund the cancer treatment of 17-year-old Sofie Lynott.

Islington Council’s health leader has asked people to join her in making a New Year pledge to improve their wellbeing in 2017.

Drunks vomiting in broad daylight, urinating in “very public places” and sleeping off hangovers in the library.

Players from both Arsenal and Spurs spread a little seasonal cheer with some special visits to young patients at Whittington Hospital.

Contractors working on the Upper Holloway track have angered neighbours by using their car park as part of the building site.

The man overseeing a radical plan to ward off a funding crisis in north London’s health services has said a solution has “not yet been found”.

Expert Parkour traceur speaks about the benefits of an all year round activity that trains the mind as much as the body

If people with dementia are at risk of going missing, is it right to tag them? It was the thought provoking question debated at an Islington Pensioners Forum meeting today.

Upper Street – and the UK – now has the country’s biggest juice menu.

Prevent long-term illness to reduce pressure on the Whittington Hospital? Sounds great. It comes with a catch, though, and no one is sure how the plans will play out. James Morris tries to see through the ‘smoke and mirrors’.

Paralysed in a terror attack? Re-learning how to go to the toilet? Highbury man Will Pike knows how to overcome adversity.

Getting up early on a Saturday morning, just so you can run 5km? It will sound like madness to many, but organisers of the Highbury Fields “Parkrun” insist: “It’s the best way to start your weekend!”

A heroic neighbour saved a toddler’s life after he turned “white as a ghost” and stopped breathing in his Upper Holloway home.

The trust behind the Whittington Hospital bowed to pressure and reopened a “pioneering” UTI clinic last year – but is still refusing to allow new patients to sign up.

Council tenants whose damp, mouldy homes are making them ill should be moved with no questions asked, health chiefs have said.

Black cabbies are raising money to buy an electric wheelchair for a disabled customer who currently has to “crawl” to and from their taxis.

Imagine having a condition that leaves you in constant pain. It’s time to talk complex regional pain syndrome, Helena Stone tells James Morris.

A Clerkenwell woman is today urging people to have carbon monoxide alarms fitted in their homes.

St Luke’s Community Centre hopes the “penny will drop” over council cuts to its early dementia service.

A pensioner was left badly bruised after falling over a loose paving slab – one day after her friend had reported “shoddy repair work” to Islington Council.

Half an hour of cardio followed by another half hour of weight training. Just another day in the life of 85-year-old Jean Ju-Pierre.

A doctor who worked as a Whittington Hospital locum has been suspended for four months after he sent an ‘unacceptable and inappropriate email’

The Whittington and the Royal Free hospital had been preparing to cancel some appointments

The Whittington Hospital will contact patients to reschedule non-urgent appointments during the planned junior doctors strike next week.

Farringdon “superclub” Fabric has “strongly contested” claims by police officers that drug abuse behind its doors is widespread – and has proposed a string of changes to its operation to cut the risk of further deaths there.

Embattled Farringdon nightclub Fabric is “a safe haven for the supply and consumption of illegal drugs” with lax security, licensing chiefs will be told on September 6.

St Luke’s Community Centre in Finsbury is set to lose its annual £26k council grant for a vital early dementia service. James Morris visited sufferers as they made a last-ditch plea for Islington Council to review its decision.

Police are appealing for help searching for an elderly man who is missing from the Whittington Hospital.

An Islington architect firm has won a competition to oversee the redevelopment of Finsbury Leisure Centre with the council.

A nurse will be suspended for a year after throwing away the medical records of a patient with a dangerous head injury.

A nurse threw away the records of a patient with a dangerous head injury after failing to flag up his condition, a disciplinary panel heard

Ever wondered what happens to food unfit for sale at supermarkets? You’ll be pleased to hear there’s a team at hand ensuring it doesn’t get binned.

Health chiefs are taking action at Highbury’s Aberdeen Park rehab service after inspectors found “ligature points” that could help patients kill or harm themselves.

In recent months, Highbury Fields has mainly been associated with the almighty row over disposable barbecues. But the tensions – and smoke – briefly evaporated on Saturday afternoon when Go Islington, the council’s huge annual sports day, returned.

Islington’s top councillor last night came under fire over damp housing - and admitted there are “real problems” with many of the out-dated buildings.

A mum who has spent four years fighting for her severely autistic son to be brought home from a mental health facility 70 miles away has finally got her wish.

Parents have just hours left to respond to Islington Council’s cost-cutting plans for its early childhood service, which many fear could have a damaging effect.

Dozens of squash players went on strike for a month after frustrations with a leisure centre boiled over.

A report has revealed the Whittington Hospital ‘requires improvement’, with junior doctors warning of a lack of overnight consultant cover, although the trust behind it is rated ‘good’

The Whittington Health chief executive raised concerns about the recruitment of European doctors and nurses and a sense of the unknown following Brexit.

From leprosy to Florence Nightingale, budding thespians from Grafton Primary School helped shed light on Whittington Hospital’s rich but oft-forgotten history. James Morris was there.

Junior doctors at The Whittington have warned of a lack of overnight consultant cover, a report by the care watchdog reveals today – but the trust behind the Archway hospital is “good”.

Twenty potential Wimbledon stars of the future gathered at Rosemary Gardens tennis courts this week to mark the site’s rejuvenation.

Not many ex-gang members can say they taught “Lord of the Dance” Michael Flatley how to weight-lift, but Archway gym owner Ian Dowe is a bit of a special case.

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