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Yesterday, 10:00

Away from excitement about the coronavirus vaccines, medics in north London are desperately urging pregnant women in particular to get the seasonal flu jab. 
Whittington Hospital midwife Kate Aziz is among those encouraging expectant mums to get the more well-known flu jab as part of a London-wide campaign to fight the “double threat” of coronavirus and seasonal flu this winter.
This comes as Public Health England data revealed four out of five pregnant women had not had the flu jab this year.
Katie, a midwife and a vaccine specialist at the Whittington,  wanted to take the opportunity to remind pregnant women that the flu jab was safe at any stage, and vital to the health of both mother and baby. 

A sixth man has been charged with the murder of Imani Allaway-Muir in Islington.

A popular cafe in Dartmouth Park Hill faces an uncertain future after a planning application was submitted to turn the “institution” into a home.

Islington Council has warned the government must “step up” in the production of decarbonised electricity, so the borough can meet its goal of net zero carbon by 2030, to help avert a climate catastrophe.

Shoppers are being urged to help keep the high street thriving this Small Business Saturday during what has been a tough year.

Islington people urged planners to focus on community infrastructure in the £1.6 million renovation of the Cally area.

Bike thefts in Islington have soared in the pandemic to their highest since 2011.

Volunteers are fundraising to settle a Syrian refugee family into housing, support and education in Newington Green.

Islington Council has adopted a new, five-year youth safety strategy to help stop fear of crime and violence being part of every day life for hundreds of children.

Crime & Court

Fri, 18:24

A sixth man has been charged with the murder of Imani Allaway-Muir in Islington.

Wed, 16:11

Bike thefts in Islington have soared in the pandemic to their highest since 2011.

Mon, 21:28

An Islington man has been jailed for three years after the police raided his home and discovered a “haul” of Class A drugs.

Health

Yesterday, 10:00

Away from excitement about the coronavirus vaccines, medics in north London are desperately urging pregnant women in particular to get the seasonal flu jab. 
Whittington Hospital midwife Kate Aziz is among those encouraging expectant mums to get the more well-known flu jab as part of a London-wide campaign to fight the “double threat” of coronavirus and seasonal flu this winter.
This comes as Public Health England data revealed four out of five pregnant women had not had the flu jab this year.
Katie, a midwife and a vaccine specialist at the Whittington,  wanted to take the opportunity to remind pregnant women that the flu jab was safe at any stage, and vital to the health of both mother and baby. 

Mon, 17:31

The Camden Learning Disability Service has won a prestigious national award.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

England will be carved into three tiers of coronavirus restrictions when lockdown ends on December 2, and this morning Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that Islington – along with the rest of London – will revert to being in the Tier 2 band.

Environment

Thu, 16:01

Islington Council has warned the government must “step up” in the production of decarbonised electricity, so the borough can meet its goal of net zero carbon by 2030, to help avert a climate catastrophe.

Mon, 13:11

Islington Council is rolling out six more school streets by the end of the year, meaning streets outside will be closed during pick-up and drop-off times in term time.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

An interim report on air pollution and monitoring data in Islington’s People Friendly Streets neighbourhoods will be published six months into each scheme.

Politics

Tue, 13:14

The focus should shift from Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn to the victims of antisemitism, Sir Keir Starmer told a conference on Sunday.

Friday, November 27, 2020

A Finsbury Park church has been awarded £2,600 to renovate its garden.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

An interim report on air pollution and monitoring data in Islington’s People Friendly Streets neighbourhoods will be published six months into each scheme.

Education

Tue, 16:26

A 300-year old school, where Oliver Twist author Charles Dickens used to read his work “for a penny” fee, might close at the end of the academic year, following an exodus of pupils.

Friday, November 20, 2020

An Islington headteacher has been listed as one of 50 “phenomenal leaders” working in the UK.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Vittoria Primary School pupils have collected food worth £150 for the Copenhagen Street Foodbank.

Heritage

Friday, November 20, 2020

Walk down Naoroji Street in Clerkenwell and you are unlikely to appreciate the historical significance of the figure for whom it is named.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A crowdfunder to create a new statue of Mary Wollstonecraft was launched just days after her monument was unveiled on Newington Green.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

A new statue dedicated to the mother of feminism on Newington Green has split public opinion, with residents both pleased by the attention it has brought to the area and concerned it “doesn’t further a feminist agenda”.

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