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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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.

The chair of the Whittington Health Trust, Steve Hitchins, has stood down.

A Maida Vale care home has received a second damning Care Quality Commission (CQC) report stating medicines were administered "unsafely" and it had not made improvements required after a 2018 inspection.

GPs could soon be referring people for exercise in Camden's parks under a project designed to get more people active.

Plans to build a 5G mobile phone mast on top of a Muswell Hill secondary school have been thrown out amid concerns that parents had not been informed.

Parliament Hill woman Helena Bourdillon spent much of her youth and young adulthood struggling with chronic depression.

Ollie Rayner is hoping his decision to join Kent on long-term loan will spark the start to the latest chapter of a county career that already spans 14 seasons.

Haringey Council is investigating after asbestos was found in two areas at Muswell Hill Primary School.

Camden and Islington (C&I) NHS Trust pledges no beds will be lost through controversial plans to sell NHS land in King's Cross and build a new mental health unit in Archway.

Yet another victim of the contaminated blood scandal has slammed the way support schemes even now fail to recognise the trauma of being infected with a killer virus by the NHS.

The long-awaited party to celebrate 90 years of the Park Road Lido takes place this weekend.

An active Crouch End pensioner is thanking his lucky stars, and two life-saving staff at the Park Road Leisure Centre, that he's still alive after he suffered a heart attack while at the gym.

Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is consulting on plans to move Moorfields Eye Hospital to St Pancras.

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal spent decades criticising the bureaucratic and demeaning charitable trusts that were set up to provide them with financial support.

The Royal Free's chief executive says the trust is going on a "journey" after a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report downgraded it to "requires improvement" and criticised bullying and its finances at the trust.

Staff at a Highgate gym are hoping to raise £4,500 this month to provide publicly accessible defibrillators to the community.

A number of Holocaust survivors in Golders Green's Selig Court independent living block have again spoken out against the controversial plans to "relocate" the Ravenscroft Medical Centre.

A letter from Royal Free Hospital staff to Colette Wintle's then GP in 1984 shows hospital staff were aware some products were safer than others for treating haemophiliacs, but didn't stop using the riskier treatments.

Giving evidence at the Infected Blood Inquiry on Thursday, Highgate's Della Ryness-Hirsch, 75, said her son Nick grew to be "so, so frightened" of the Royal Free Hospital during the 1990s, where she said staff were "so without care".

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