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A Finsbury Park care home is hosting a free event for families and professionals caring for people living with dementia on today (Thurs).

A 12-year-old with the UK’s only known case of a rare genetic condition risks breaking her fragile bones every time she’s carried up and down the steps to her Clerkenwell flat, claims her mother.

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor shared his harrowing experiences with schoolchildren in the Islington Assembly Hall on Monday.

A disabled poet has slammed Newlon Housing Trust for leaving him to survive without heating or hot water in his Lower Holloway flat for “nearly a month”.

The Gazette hunts high and low each week to bring you news of the most interesting and unusual new businesses in Islington. This week, we profiled a business helping people overcome mental health issues through exercise

Islington Council gave homeless people forewarning before carrying out a “deep clean” of the street they sleep on near Finsbury Park station yesterday.

Drivers of diesel cars could see the price of parking in Islington rise by £1 an hour if town hall chiefs approve the plan on Thursday.

A son caring for both his parents is “surviving off a can of tuna a day” and has ended up in rental arrears because his slashed benefits can’t cover his living costs.

Six months ago Debbie Thomas saw a poster for Slimming World and decided to give it a go.

Arsenal fans are calling on the club to aid the match day atmosphere by allowing “safe standing” in some areas of its Emirates Stadium.

A pensioner with critical health problems was “bed blocked” for 11 days when he needed to be at a Hampstead dialysis unit – and, in a “catastrophic mix up”, nearly had a pacemaker fitted he didn’t need.

A mental health patient at the Whittington climbed onto the roof and fell through the window of a ward, injuring another patient’s family member.

A new technology making it easier for diabetics to monitor the glucose levels in their blood is now available to some sufferers in Islington.

A disabled father of four has described the “living hell” of having no working gas at his Archway housing estate since the summer.

A mother received the best Christmas gift possible with the end of an agonising six-year wait for her severely autistic son to be brought home from a mental health facility.

A woman left infertile after bungled tests at the Whittington failed to spot that she had cervical cancer has been awarded the cost of having children by surrogate in the USA.

A 76-year-old minicab driver who had a heart attack at the wheel in King’s Cross embraced the man who saved his life yesterday.

While the political world laps up the Brexit soap opera, a damaging yet entirely predictable announcement on council funding cuts has been slipped out by the government.

An Islington man says he did the Royal Family a favour by breaking into Buckingham Palace twice and strolling in on the snoozing Queen – because it highlighted their “security flaws”.

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.

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