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Islington’s health services have defended their gender pay gaps showing male staff earning more than women.

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

An Archway campaigner who was arrested while protesting against climate change has dismissed the campaigners who chained themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s garden gate as “baffling” and off-message.

Emily Thornberry was collared three times by constituents asking her about Brexit before she’d walked the Gazette back to her Barnbury constituency office on Thursday.

A grieving grandmother has been inspired to write poetry again after visits from primary school pupils as part of an enrichment programme for the children.

Jeremy Corbyn is a busy man. But, away from the tumult of Brexit and his quest to dethrone Theresa May and implement a socialist government, the Labour leader squeezed in a constituency chat with the Gazette. For half-an-hour he dropped matters of state to talk about the issues facing people on the streets and estates of Islington North, which he has represented as MP since 1983.

Artwork created by a mental health patient is now being displayed at the NHS centre where she was treated in the hope of inspiring others.

Flats are so overcrowded in a Hornsey Rise council estate that more than 10 families are being forced to sleep in their kitchens, claims one single mother.

The director of an Archway charity offering free therapy to “vulnerable women” says its services will be in greater demand than ever when a similar facility in Holloway is forced to close this week.

Eighteen new nursing associates trained on a pilot programme will now begin caring for the community at centres run by Whittington Health NHS Trust.

A child abuse survivor living in Essex Road was forced to live off just £4 a fortnight because of a benefits error that took three years to put right.

Jeremy Corbyn and Emily Thornberry are seething over the imminent closure of a historic Holloway women’s centre – they say its “tragic” loss is just the latest mental health service casualty to central government cuts.

This is the moment an Arsenal fan who suffered a “widow maker” heart attack during the north London derby was reunited with the hero medics who saved his life.

As King’s Cross charity New Horizon Youth Centre continues its crusade against youth homelessness, its latest plans include making sure Londoners remember April Fool’s Day isn’t always funny – and tentatively trying to build a new homelessness shelter.

The original whistleblower on Islington’s kids’ home scandal has condemned Boris Johnson’s “disgraceful” assertion that investigating historic child abuse is a waste of resources.

Hundreds of e-bikes are to be rolled out in Islington and positioned near major stations around the borough.

A family of an Archway pensioner have had a £1,700 care bill waived by the council after they complained he’d been neglected by the private agency tasked with looking after him before he died.

Activists rallied against the “rapid dissection of the NHS” at a public meeting of the Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) campaign at Islington Town Hall on Monday night.

Universal Credit claimants in Islington are nearly twice as likely to be in arrears as those on Housing Benefit – and those in debt owe three times more under the new system, the Gazette can reveal.

The leader of Islington Council is one of the people who will address the Islington Keep our NHS Public (KONP) event on Monday.

BT and its partner InLinkUK have temporarily suspended free calls to mobiles from three Finsbury Park telephone boxes due to fears they’re creating “misery” by facilitating drug deals.

A senior councillor with responsibility for scrutinising policy and performance has told the Gazette of his concerns that vulnerable people in Islington – including those with suicidal thoughts and cancer – are being denied priority housing.

Councillors have blasted the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the “grotesque and unbelievable” practice of visiting benefit claimants in hospital.

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.

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