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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Hampstead tycoon whose family's trust gave £5million towards the Royal Free's new Pears Building put the building's highest bolt in place at a "topping out" ceremony on Tuesday.

Three members of the same family who contracted deadly hepatitis C from contaminated blood products at the Royal Free were being used as unwitting test subjects in clinical research, the sole survivor believes.

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

Senior haemophilia consultants - including from the Royal Free Hospital and University College Hospital (UCH)- were told in 1974 that patients given commercial Factor VIII blood products in this country had developed hepatitis A or B.

A woman who has leukaemia but is unable to find a stem cell donor match is campaigning to help tackle a lack of BME people on the donor list.

Comedian Hugh Dennis was outnumbered by award winners last week, as he hosted the Royal Free London's annual "Oscars" awards ceremony.

Children were distraught after being told their football sessions were being cancelled because the state-of-the-art facilities at a St John's Wood academy cannot be used on a Sunday.

A Muswell Hill myeloma sufferer will be bringing the sounds of the Victorian music hall to Highgate next week, to raise money for the charity that helped him when he was diagnosed.

Two Royal Free nurses have headed off to Africa to help the efforts tackling the Ebola crisis.

Contaminated blood scandal campaigners are furious after important documents relating to central issues in the treatment disaster - including how the HIV and hepatitis viruses could be vulnerable to heat - were marked as "irrelevant".

Neighbours will be able to view plans for the new mental health hospital at the Whittington, in a series of sessions later this month.

Changing schools is a difficult time for any teenager - but for one 16-year-old autistic boy it proved the perfect time to write a novel.

Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group has waved through the decision to relocate the Ravenscroft Medical Centre despite opposition from patients and the local MP - and even the threat of judicial review.

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Plans to move the Ravenscroft Medical Centre three miles from its Golders Green Road site are set to be approved today (Thu) - even though one of the practice's founding partners has criticised the move.

The Royal Free London NHS Trust has not met referral to treatment targets in two years and needs to borrow a further £75million from the government to stay afloat, according to its annual report.

After a family friend had a heart attack on holiday and died, a Crouch End dentist was inspired to raise awareness of the importance of defibrillators in the community.

A man is critically injured in hospital after falling off his electric scooter in Primrose Hill last night.

The NHS trust that runs the Whittington Hospital has named its new chair following the resignation of former Islington Council leader Steve Hitchins.

Triathlons are hard enough if you have 20/20 vision and are taking part on flat ground and calm water.

The wife of a contaminated blood scandal victim told the ongoing public inquiry into the issue that the fallout from her husband's 30 years of illness almost led to her own suicide.

Osborne Grove Nursing Home will be demolished and replaced with a £30.8million 70-bed facility, after Haringey Council's cabinet approved the project.

A mother and refugee is desperately pleaing with the Home Office to allow her "hero" son to join her in this country.

Hampstead Heath looms large, both in north London and in the consciousness of this newspaper.

Like it or not, summer in London brings with it barbecues in the park.

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