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Monday, January 13, 2020

Islington Council will hike council tax by 1.99 per cent to fund its budget proposals for this year.

Islington Council will invest more than £2million extra funding to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) over the next three years.

Islington Council will stop outsourcing health checks to a controversial firm that claimed a homeless torture survivor was not vulnerable.

A coroner has told police and health bosses to improve their communication after a mental health patient from St Pancras Hospital was found dead after going AWOL.

Highbury Grove suspended 631 pupils in little over two years - but the academy chain running it denies pupils are being sent home "too easily".

A mother with a three-month-old baby can't spend Christmas at her flat in the Cally because it's covered in black mould and mushrooms.

The decision to drop Ryhurst from a contract to manage the Whittington Hospital's estates transformation created a "quite ridiculous situation", the High Court heard on Thursday.

A mental health nurse who is rebuilding her life after hitting rock bottom through addiction is spending Christmas volunteering at a homeless shelter.

Parents could boycott online supermarket Ocado over its plans to create a delivery hub serving high-polluting diesel vehicles near a school in Archway.

Whittington Hospital bosses have argued the NHS should not have to pay for a woman to have surrogate children in America after it missed signs of cervical cancer for four years, the Supreme Court has heard.

Whittington Health bosses knew "the direction of travel" was towards abandoning plans for an estates partnership with contractor Ryhurst months before the decision was officially announced in June 2018, the High Court heard last week.

Peabody's removal of potentially combustible cladding on a Finsbury estate has allowed damp and mould into flats, causing elderly neighbours' health to deteriorate.

Contractor Ryhurst's fight for £14m in damages after Whittington Hospital bosses ditched plans to hire it for an estates contract "flies in the face of normal commercial practice and common sense", the High Court heard on Tuesday.

An inclusive theatre company dedicated to opening up the performing arts to children of all abilities and backgrounds turned 15 last month.

The NHS mental health trust in Islington has been recognised by the Ministry of Defence for its work supporting the armed forces community.

With the High Court trial between the Whittington Health NHS trust and contractor Ryhurst set to begin tomorrow, protesters from the Defend the Whittington Coalition held a vocal demo outside of the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand.

A woman from Highbury became a British indoor rowing champion on Saturday - three months after her right leg was amputated.

Planned cuts to mental health supported housing services will strip away vital care for some of the most vulnerable people in Camden and Islington, according to a health expert.

Fresh plans for a £150million development in Archway have been revealed - after being revised for a third time in as many years.

Volunteers counted 51 rough sleepers on the streets of Islington during the annual count on Friday - an increase of 8 people since last year.

Air pollution is a silent killer and should be at the forefront of electoral issues, a bereaved mother told Islington Town Hall on Monday night.

A homeless man with severe mental health issues was failed by three councils who neglected their legal duties to support him before he died, a safeguarding review has found.

Women from Islington who are working at the forefront to prevent and tackle online extremism and gang violence have been awarded for their efforts.

Parents of a toddler diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer are crowd funding to raise money for her treatment, and have already hit the £30,000 mark.

Islington Council has been rated the best at promoting an NHS food vouchers project - but only a third of the eligible families have claimed them.

A team of health professionals from the Whittington who work with schools in Islington to make them more asthma friendly have won two top awards.

A controversial private contractor is taking the Whittington NHS trust to the High Court next month and it'll be met outside by a vociferous anti-privatisation protest.

A mother says living in an overcrowded Upper Holloway flat while her debts rise due to the bedroom tax "feels like torture".

A teenager died from suspected anaphylaxis at the Whittington Hospital after her Epi pen "didn't work" and the ambulance took almost an hour to arrive, a court heard today.

The NHS trust that runs the Whittington Hospital has apologised for the lengthy waits endured by patients using its recently outsourced transport system.

A much-loved activity centre for older people will close because of funding difficulties, despite a huge backlash against the plans.

A charity offering welfare, benefits and debt advice has launched an exhibition at Islington Museum to celebrate turning 50.

Universal Credit claimants in Islington Council have accumulated nearly four times the rent arrears as people on Housing Benefit.

A team of mental health professionals who ran a trailblazing therapy service in Holloway Prison and now support women after their release are in desperate need of a new base as demand soars.

Vania, 26, is a freelance videographer who also does visual effects on feature films, lives in Archway and has been involved with XR Islington for two months.

Islington has the untapped heat to produce an "innovative" network of energy efficient power stations that tackle fuel poverty, says the council's environment and transport chief.

The parents of a newborn baby already fear they will struggle to find him a nursery, school or play area without dangerous or even illegal levels of toxic air pollution.

Campaigners warn Islington Council won't achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 unless it dramatically revises its targets for reducing private car ownership in the borough.

Miranda Irwin is a founding member of Extinction Rebellion's local families group. She told Lucas Cumiskey how she wants it to be a space where kids don't feel worried about the future, but empowered

Jeremy Corbyn this week told the Gazette climate change is a social justice issue and a "green new deal" will financially as well as environmentally benefit people in Islington.

Grassroots women's football clubs are being denied access to primetime training spaces on Islington pitches by a system they say favours block booking by better-established men's teams.

A Muswell Hill charity is working with the Whittington Hospital to improve the how young people with autism experience healthcare.

An investigation by health chiefs has found that accidentally connecting a patient to medical air rather than oxygen did not contribute to their death.

Plans to redevelop Whittington Hospital's old Waterlow Building and replace it with a temporary educational facility will go before councillors next week.

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