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A free physio class for people recovering from falls is launching in St John’s Wood.

When paraplegic Westminster woman Sari Alikhani moved five minutes down the road to a new Camden flat, she was assured that transferring her care plan would be straightforward.

A new procedure to freeze ovarian tissue of women and girls about to be treated for cancer has been launched by the Royal Free Hospital Trust.

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.

Patients at a Golders Green doctors’ surgery are angry at plans for its potential relocation to Finchley Memorial Hospital.

The last 12 months have seen heartening tales of community action interspersed with trauma, tragedy and political intrigue. Harry Taylor and Sam Volpe take a look back at the biggest stories we’ve brought you in 2018 – and a couple of the weirdest, too.

Muswell Hill man Harry Coughlan has pulled off a remarkable charitable feat – despite his ongoing recovery from testicular cancer and a learning disability, he raised more than £800 to help build a local children’s hospice.

Hundreds took to the chilly water at Crouch End’s Park Road lido for the pool’s first Christmas Day dip in two years – but the manager overslept and was late letting them in.

A Swiss Cottage community centre stepped in to provide a permanent home for artwork created by local woman Sarah Kennard with the help of members of the public.

Firefighters have battled a blaze at a block of flats in Hampstead.

A group of Camden Conservatives dropped by the Royal Free Hospital ahead of Christmas to donate some toys for sick children.

Camden Community Law Centre has welcomed a £136,700 donation from the charitable arm of the City of London Corporation this Christmas. The money forms part of a drive to help London’s law centres tackle the increase in demand caused by the Universal Credit roll-out.

Looking forward to Christmas dinner is difficult when your physical or mental health makes cooking or walking to the shops a herculean task.

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.

The chief executive of the Royal Free Trust, Sir David Sloman, is set to leave his role in the new year.

A top Royal Free boss said the trust had “no idea” about the strength of feeling regarding the proposed sell-off of Queen Mary’s House, after a meeting yesterday.

Mothers from Muswell Hill and Highgate have spoken out in favour of a national campaign to improve mental health care for new mums as research shows care for those in Haringey needs to improve.

Two years ago, Temple Fortune’s Gabby Edlin was outraged to discover women’s sanitary products weren’t routinely handed out by food banks and drop-in centres.

The Royal Free Trust will face the public next week over the future of one of Hampstead’s key worker housing sites – with barely days’ notice.

Haringey Council is preparing to downsize the beleaguered Osborne Grove care home following a reprieve earlier this year that apparently saved it from closure.

A Hornsey off-licence has attracted the outrage of a national charity by rebranding itself under the “highly inappropriate” name Alcoholic – complete with a picture.

Running on the Heath can be, quite literally, the first step in making a transformative lifestyle change, according to Hampstead blogger Tracey McAlpine.

Tens of millions of pounds of urgent repairs need to be carried out at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust in order to prevent “catastrophic” failures and risk to safety.

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