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Friday, November 17, 2017

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Islington Council’s controversial bid to split up the borough’s last free-to-use full size football pitch has been withdrawn following protests from users and a call-in from the government.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

A proposal to close a Finsbury Park nursing home could end up killing residents, a meeting has been told.

Zoe Paskett is pampered like a queen at The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, trying out their new signature treatment

Furious five-a-side players have served Islington Council with a legal notice over the decision to replace their pitches at the Sobell Leisure Centre with a trampoline park.

Victor Jankovsky and Patricia Kavanagh are an extraordinary couple: they have been adult foster carers since 1981. Victor speaks to the Gazette.

Two carers meant to be looking after a terminally ill Cally man forged each other’s signatures so they could bunk off work, it has been claimed.

Footballers have accused the town hall of a lack of transparency after discovering it lent leisure bosses cash to build the trampoline park replacing their five-a-side pitches.

Zoe Paskett tries out an aerial circus hoop class - who hasn’t dreamed about flying? But who ever said flying was going to be easy? (Spoiler: it isn’t)

Two sets of protesters teamed up to take on the mighty Islington Council over the loss of their beloved football pitches.

A generous shopkeeper giving free fruit to kids every morning has been told by planning chiefs to rip down the decking where he lays it out.

Fury at Islington Council’s decision to shut the Barnard Park sports pitch is set to resurface on Thursday.

A Finsbury Park care home where staff didn’t know how to run a bath is to close after a damning inspection report.

A team of mental health professionals who ran a trailblazing psychological therapy service in Holloway Prison are going it alone a year on from its closure.

A Barnsbury cancer survivor is encouraging people to walk 10,000 steps a day in June.

The results are in after Islington Greens and Tufnell Park Parents unleashed “citizen science” to measure air pollution levels across the borough.

Campaigning five-a-side players have been bounced back in their calls for a “proper” consultation over the installation of a trampoline park at Sobell Leisure Centre.

Neighbours and community groups joined architects and planners on Saturday to shape a new “vision” for the section of the A1 between the Odeon and Holloway Road Tube station.

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