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JANET BURGESS

Islington’s health chief Janet Burgess put her best arm forward for an early flu jab this week – and she’s urging others to do the same.

Streetwise kids put seven “really challenging questions” about crime and youth services to cops and councillors at a Holloway event this morning.

More than 20,000 people in Islington are living with undiagnosed high blood pressure – and the council is urging everyone to get themselves checked.

It is good to see Islington Labour councillors have realised that walking is good for our health (“Health boss says: Get walking!”, Gazette letters), writes Anita Frizzarin, Wedmore Gardens, Tufnell Park.

Thousands of patients at a Cally doctors are in limbo with the surgery set to close.

I am a lifelong supporter and member of the Labour Party, and also as a member of the Islington in Europe group, writes Angela Neustatter, Cross Street, Islington.

Of all job occupations, care work for vulnerable people has to be among the toughest.

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

Two young squirrels, stunned after a tumble, provided the week’s excitement, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

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.

It is disappointing that the secretary of state has chosen to call-in the plans developed over years with local residents for Barnard Park, which sought to strike a reasonable balance so that the park could be enjoyed by all, writes Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington’s health and social care leader.

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.

In the UK, there are currently 6.5 million people who provide unpaid care for older, disabled and seriously ill relatives and friends, writes Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council’s health and social care boss (Labour).

I want to congratulate the Gazette for its great coverage of the fight by the users of the Sotheby Mews Day Centre against its closure by the council, writes Terry Stacy, Islington Liberal Democrats.

Magpies are great, but won’t make you richer, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

It’s the time of year when many of us bring nature inside and decorate our homes with winter’s finest foliage, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green, of Greenpeace.

Islington Council provides and commissions a huge amount of care and activities for residents with mental health needs, including those living with dementia (“Dementia service keeps me ticking over...I am scared of life without it”, Gazette, August 25), writes Cllr Janet Burgess, health and adult social care boss, Islington.

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