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A report published last year aimed to find a way to cure Islington of its chronic problems with damp and mould. Last night the council said the more radical recommendation were simply too expensive.

Islington Pensioners Forum has launched a petition calling for the government to give the council more money to provide social care.

The fed-up owner of this sopping Holloway flat says a five-year leak from the council flat above has left her effectively homeless.

A medical secretary feels she was abandoned by Unison after she returned to work following an injury and found she did not have a job

Footballers are kicking off over plans to move their five-a-side league out of a leisure centre – to make room for a trampoline park.

Finsbury Park entrepreneur Lulu Socratous bravely defied pancreatic cancer. But that was when her real problems began, she tells the Gazette.

Tearful elderly people say they have been “erased” by Islington Council as it shuts their “second home” in Highbury.

The Whittington Hospital’s fertility centre is opening its own sperm bank and calling for men between 18 and 40 to donate.

Police are hoping to track down a heroic teenager who saved the life of an old man by performing CPR – before casually walking off.

Islington had the fourth highest rate of noise complaints in London last year.

A Highbury café has been left with a bill for £2,500 after claiming it had a top food hygiene rating of 5 – when the actual rating was 1.

Islington Council is supporting terminally ill workers – promising they won’t be dismissed as a result of their condition.

Zoe Paskett tries out a new exercise class that combines swing dance and aerobics, finding that the exhaustion is outweighed by enjoyment and great music

A surgical ward at the Whittington Hospital has been closed after the vomiting and sickness bug norovirus spread among patients and staff.

Social care for over-50s in Islington is costing an extra £3.9million a year – because of smoking.

A 69-year-old man with stage 3 cancer has claimed he was “shoved in a corner” of A&E for 16 hours after being rushed to hospital with open wounds.

Staff at a Holloway care home were forced to clean a resident with washing up liquid because of the management’s obsession with cutting costs, a damning new report has claimed.

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.

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