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An emergency hotel to accommodate rough sleepers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic could open in King’s Cross on Monday.

We will bring you the latest updates from north London and the response of the authorities to the coronavirus crisis.

A landlord is offering NHS workers fighting the Covid-19 pandemic a rent-free stay in his Finsbury Park flats, if they need it.

Staff at the Whittington Hospital are getting “the first class lounge” treatment from airline staff to help them cope with the strains of tackling coronavirus.

Business Secretary Alok Sharma has warned the coronavirus pandemic is the “biggest threat our country has faced in decades”, as a further 563 people died overnight of the “invisible killer” in the UK.

A woman left infertile after Whittington Health NHS Trust failed to spot her cervical cancer can now recover the cost of commercial surrogacy treatment abroad.

A north London charity is appealing for help supplying food to its partner foodbank, which is under pressure amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Youth work is a vital tool used to support teenagers whether they are vulnerable, at risk of going down the wrong path or simply need help with homework.

Emily Thornberry says an outbreak of coronavirus at Pentonville would be disastrous due to “terrible overcrowding and woeful hygiene” at the dilapidated Victorian prison.

An east London hospital faced with closure will help care for homeless people recovering from coronavirus – as well as those with acute HIV-related conditions

A new online tool has been launched to help communities find out which small businesses are providing vital supplies in their area during the coronavirus lockdown.

We have complied a list of agencies helping people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which we’ll be updating regularly.

Pen pals from all over the world are sending love notes to elderly people on lockdown in a Cally care home.

A disgusting spate of incidents has seen people deliberately coughing on others in Islington during the coronavirus pandemic.

A&E workers at the Whittington Hospital were brought to tears by the outpouring of support across the UK on Thursday night – and have now responded with their own message.

An Islington comic says self-employed people working in the creative industries are being pushed onto Universal Credit due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A former pupil at St Aloysius’ College who lived in Kentish Town has reportedly died after contracting coronavirus (Covid-19).

Volunteers have signed up to form the Islington People’s Army to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak.

People across the country are encouraged to thank NHS staff by clapping their hands from their doorsteps, balconies, gardens or windows tonight.

A laundrette in Islington is providing free cleaning services for people in self isolation and cleaning scrubs for NHS workers.

Whittington Hospital insists it has enough beds for coronavirus patients after one of its consultants claimed it could run out “by the weekend”.

The top cop in Islington and Camden has told the “supposedly mature adults” ignoring social distancing guidelines to start listening so his officers don’t have to waste their time dishing out fines.

The leader of Islington Council says street sweeping and refuse collection will continue despite other services being closed due to the ongoing pandemic.

Campaigners fear disabled people in Islington will be “thrown under the bus” if the Care Act 2014 is suspended as planned.

A charity that supports over 50s from LGBTQ+ communities has launched an emergency crowdfunder so it can train volunteers to use its telefriending service during the coronavirus pandemic.

Boris Johnson has banned people from leaving the home except for certain reasons, outlawed gatherings of more than two people and shut retailers selling non-essential goods – threatening police fines for anyone who ignores new measures.

The co-chair of Islington’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) group fears there will be a “significant rise in domestic abuse” while people are self-isolating.

A criminal defence lawyer warns “dirty, dilapidated courts” with unsanitary rest rooms and a lack of hand sanitiser risk spreading coronavirus.

A Hackney born pizza restaurant is now operating a takeaway and delivery service only due to the coronavirus crisis – and if you work for the NHS you get up to half off your order.

The Whittington Health NHS Trust has launched a crowdfunding page to help provide support to its staff who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Public Health England reports 54 people have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) in Islington.

Some of those sleeping rough in London during the coronavirus pandemic will be able to self-isolate during the crisis

An emergency response team, last used in the wake of the Finsbury Park terror attack, is being launched by Islington Council to manage the “worst case scenario” of the coronavirus outbreak.

Businesses in railway arches owned by The Arch Company can defer their rent if they are hit hard by the coronavirus crisis – but traders say the support offered is “nowhere near good enough”.

Public Health England says 35 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Islington as of 9am yesterday.

An independent watchdog has rated Whittington Health NHS Trust as Good in its latest report.

Islington Council will provide temporary accommodation where homeless people can self-isolate during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

A leading older people’s charity has set up a check-in service after an increase in calls from users wondering how they will access food and supplies during the coronavirus outbreak.

The leader of Islington Council has urged people to support businesses in the borough during the pandemic – but condemned those profiteering during the coronavirus crisis.

UPDATE: Thirty-five people now have coronavirus in Islington, click here for the latest.

Hard-pressed staff at the Whittington Hospital in Archway were pleasantly surprised today despite their fight against the coronavirus – which one member of medical staff told us was “war-like”.

Act to help homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic or “people will be sick on the streets”.

A deputy headteacher who lives in Highbury thinks she has coronavirus – and says the government should close all schools during the pandemic.

Islington businesses say Boris Johnson has caused “financial carnage” by telling people to avoid pubs, restaurants and theatres – without ordering them to close.

City, University of London has suspended all face to face teaching from next Monday at the latest as a precautionary measure against coronavirus.

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