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A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

A medical secretary feels she was abandoned by Unison after she returned to work following an injury and found she did not have a job

A Hampstead Garden Suburb pupil has launched a campaign to stop girls missing school because they cannot afford expensive sanitary products.

A music promoter with stage 3 cancer has instructed medical negligence lawyers to investigate his claims that he was passed around by doctors, prescribed Sudocrem and ridiculed when in vital need of diagnosis.

Two petitions are calling for Camden to halt the fortnightly collections, amid concerns of fly tipping which will encourage foxes, vermin and ‘aggressive seagulls’

A cross-party group of almost 50 MEPs have signed a letter calling for the Iranian government to end the ‘inhumane conditions’ for dual national prisoners, including West Hampstead mum Nazanin.

Haringey’s health ambassadors have highlighted the importance of getting out, staying active and making new friends as the council launches its free fitness campaign aimed at over-65s.

The Whittington Hospital’s fertility centre is opening its own sperm bank and calling for men between 18 and 40 to donate.

Do you love dancing to drum and bass but want to be simultaneously educated on the history and flora of Highgate Woods? There’s perhaps only one woman in the world who can give you all of that at once: Stacey Cohen of London Jungle Runners.

ZOE PASKETT visits a movement studio which takes a holistic and positive approach rather than shouting at you

When Hampstead mum Afia Ahmed suffered complications following the birth of her daughter last month it was a new app being piloted by her doctors which helped save her life.

Anna Behrmann talks to Lord Robert Winston about the practical and ethical implications of editing our genes

Sharon Jaffe and Hils Bentwood set up The CyClub as a pop up when their local gym closed. Now they do classes around the clock with a personal touch

Zoe Paskett tries out a new exercise class that combines swing dance and aerobics, finding that the exhaustion is outweighed by enjoyment and great music

West Hampstead mum Nazanin has finally seen a specialist for her back and neck, who said that without urgent treatment she could run the risk of permanent impairment

Anna Behrmann speaks to Professor Emma Morris, part of a team of researchers who are genetically modifying patients’ immune cells to find tumours and kill them

A West Hampstead mum jailed in Iran has been denied access to see a specialist neurologist for her neck and back pain

A surgical ward at the Whittington Hospital has been closed after the vomiting and sickness bug norovirus spread among patients and staff.

The campaigner is ‘humbled’ by donations towards bowel cancer treatment, but he regrets that more cancer sufferers cannot access the medicine

A “legendary” music promoter has raised £10,000 in three days as he looks to fund treatment for an extremely rare form of cancer.

A 69-year-old man with stage 3 cancer has claimed he was “shoved in a corner” of A&E for 16 hours after being rushed to hospital with open wounds.

A brother has given the ultimate Christmas and New Year’s gift to his sister, by donating one of his kidneys at the Royal Free Hospital

A victim of the contaminated blood scandal will feature in a pioneering new documentary charting the Aids pandemic through the stories of those caught up in the crisis.

Staff at the Royal Free Hospital were were left terrified last Thursday after they found a tarantula hiding inside a box of bananas from Costa Rica.

The man overseeing a radical plan to ward off a funding crisis in Camden, Haringey and Barnet’s health services has said a solution has “not yet been found” – but the Whittington’s properties could be part of discussions.

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