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Friday, June 15, 2018

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.

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.

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