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Tue, 16:32

Hackney, Camden and Barnet Councils are working with the government on the new ‘test and trace’ coronavirus system.

North London MPs – and Crouch End’s fancy dress ‘plague doctor’ – were scathing after the prime minister’s chief advisor Dominic Cummings was forced to explain why he had travelled from Islington to County Durham during lockdown.

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

Haringey Council is co-leading a London-wide partnership expected to source 48 million items of PPE during the coronavirus pandemic.

An Archway woman donned in homemade scrubs including an Ikea bag and a shower cap is using the weekly clap for carers to demand improved PPE for health workers.

A fleet of volunteer bikers are delivering life-saving medical devices from the Royal Free to the homes of vulnerable coronavirus patients across London.

A group of Hampstead Heath swimmers gathered by the Heath Model Boating Pond at 9am on May 18 to protest over the City of London Corporation’s (CoLC) decision to not as yet re-open the bathing ponds.

Obesity levels in north London could be exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.

“This is about community helping community – everybody is in this together.”

Bookmark this list, which will provide contacts for help in the area and which we will keep updated throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

Kentish Town City Farm is calling on people to help it feed its animals during lockdown.

Camden Council has warned the loosening of lockdown restrictions around exercise does not mean “party time”.

Staff fighting against coronavirus at the Royal Free Hospital were given a rousing pep-talk by a patient who had recovered BBC’s Hospital TV special on Monday night.

The daughter of an “exceptional” St John’s Wood nurse who died after contracting Covid-19 has urged people to stick to the government’s original rule of staying home to save lives.

A West Hampstead cancer-survivor has been climbing up and down a ladder in his garden in an attempt to reach an equivalent height to the summit of Mount Everest.

Hospital admissions linked to obesity have skyrocketed across North London, new figures suggest.

Tributes are continuing to stream in for the remarkable NHS staff working on the coronavirus frontline.

A community initiative in Gospel Oak proved to be crucial in helping a self-isolating, ‘digitally-excluded’ man without a mobile, working TV or computer.

A leading lawyer representing 1,400 victims of the contaminated blood scandal and their families said the ongoing public inquiry has “not moved quickly enough” over the past three years.

I’d like to invite our Hampstead and Highgate readers to join the Ham&High for a chat on Thursday, May 7, via the Zoom web app.

Camden Council’s finance chief has called on the government to step up and provide further emergency funding to help the council tackle and recover from the coronavirus crisis.

A Camden home care provider says it is “proud” of its staff working around the clock during the coronavirus pandemic.

BBC viewers can get an inside look at the Royal Free Hospital’s coronavirus crisis response in a special documentary programme.

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