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Friday, December 7, 2018

Marks and Spencer’s bid to sell alcohol every day from 8am at a new Archway store has angered police and Islington Council due to the high number of street drinkers in the area – but the shop says it doesn’t stock the kind of booze that attracts alcoholics.

A mental health charity off Holloway Road is urging people to vote for its “hard-hitting” film about depression so it can make the shortlist for a prestigious award.

Haringey Council is preparing to downsize the beleaguered Osborne Grove care home following a reprieve earlier this year that apparently saved it from closure.

Islington has more people treated under the mental health act than anywhere else in England, according to “shocking” new NHS stats.

The daughter of a molecular geneticist is running the London Marathon to help continue her mum’s vital work, three months on from the bike crash in St John Street that killed her.

The head chef at a Holloway care home is in the final of a national cooking competition.

Elderly and vulnerable people could be exposed to excess pollution if the council limits traffic outside an Upper Holloway school, claims a neighbour.

A Great Ormond Street nurse joined an Islington couple to raise money in memory of their baby son, who died two years ago.

A mysterious figure continues to launch glass and detritus from the upper floor window of a Finsbury council estate, endangering the children playing below.

An innovative NHS project that hires people with first-hand experience of mental illness to support mental health patients across Islington has won a national award.

TfL roadworks have created “gridlocked traffic and pollution” outside housing association flats in Clerkenwell.

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.

A new guide will help professionals identify kids at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Working class people are “getting crushed by Universal Credit” and it’s fuelling mental health problems in Islington, claims a councillor.

Islington’s only walk-in health service could close when the contract runs out next year as chiefs “explore options” surrounding same-day appointments.

The annual general meeting of Whittington Health – the trust who run the Whittington Hospital in Archway – saw the board’s chairman Steve Hitchins admit community engagement is not up to scratch.

Emily Thornberry today branded Universal Credit a “complicated and intimidating system” while speaking at a community conference in Holloway Road.

Holly Jones’ Archway choir

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A Holloway woman wants to bring the community closer together through singing, creating art and sharing a laugh.

A mother and her severely disabled daughter have been left “housebound” for three years because it’s too dangerous for them to use the stairs in their Tufnell Park block.

A 28-year-old man says he’s been left “deprived and isolated” after his bedroom was “destroyed” by flooding in his housing association flat in Tufnell Park.

Shocked Shoreditch residents are horrified EE is holding the UK’s first ever trial of superfast 5G mobile internet outside their homes.

People in the Cally’s Market Road claim the loss of daylight “will have a devastating impact” on their lives if Sports Direct gets planning permission to add two storeys to the office next to them.

A breast cancer survivor who turned serial fundraiser upon her recovery will shave her head live on stage midway through a concert for the Whittington Hospital’s Macmillan nurses.

Contractor Ryhurst is suing the Whittington Hospital over its decision to abandon a controversial regeneration deal.

A vulnerable man “didn’t get the support he needed” before being found dead in his Barnsbury flat on June 1, his step-mum has said.

Disgusted parents on Finsbury’s King Square Estate have stopped letting their kids play on its children’s play area because someone in their block keeps hurling poo and glass onto it.

A mother and her two young kids have been left living with “devastating” damage after rainwater gushed through the ceiling of their Barnsbury flat last week.

A mental health drop-in centre for LGBTQ+ people could close – and users are “deeply worried” by the uncertainty.

The manslaughter of a Holloway teen by his flatmate in unregulated supported housing has exposed a black hole in how social services are regulated, according to health chiefs.

Well-wishers have raised more than £20,000 to support the “extraordinary” Sarah Doone, who lost a leg after being run over by a cement truck on the Old Street roundabout on July 25.

Some gym-goers are claiming a lack of shower gel in Highbury Leisure Centre presents a health and safety risk.

A wheelchair-bound Highbury man with brain damage forced the government to admit it was wrong to say he was fit for work.

Workers on the Dover Court Estate whose heavy-duty uniforms left them “boiled alive” in the heatwave claim they were laid off for coming to work in shorts.

Camden and Islington’s mental health trust is consulting on plans to pool its inpatient beds at a new site at the Whittington Hospital.

Islington planners will enquire into a new restaurant near a primary school after fears it was set to be run as a takeaway chicken shop.

A mental illness care team has been accused of “neglect” after a Finsbury mum was found dead in her flat.

Mental health support must be available at school so all kids “can be the best they can be”, according to Islington headteachers.

Islington Council’s transport leader has promised to “engage” after an action group lobbied for a new cycle route to be closed to the majority of traffic.

Islington Council has refurbished football pitches in three of its parks.

The Whittington Hospital today confirmed it will abandon a regeneration agreement made with Ryhurst, whose parent company Rydon worked on Grenfell Tower before last June’s fire.

The closure of Roman Way Medical Centre could be delayed.

More than 15 per cent of Islington Clinical Commissioning Group’s cancer patients waited at least two months to start treatment following GP referral, according to NHS figures.

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.

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