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.

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

A team of schoolchildren from Maida Vale smashed their fundraising target for the NHS after taking part in a sponsored walk and run around their communal garden.

Flatmates in Highgate are selling their own World War Two-style silkscreen prints to raise money for the NHS.

The Royal Free Hospital has called for children and local artists to send in artwork to brighten up the walls of a corridor leading to the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) where the most critical coronavirus patients are being treated.

Street art in support of our NHS in West Hampstead has helped to entertain children during the lockdown and also, more importantly, help an NW3 Indian restaurant’s attempts to feed NHS staff.

Children of key workers in Muswell Hill - “unsung heroes” - have clubbed together to record a tribute song for the NHS.

One of the country’s oldest residents’ associations has raised £16,000 so far for the Royal Free Charity’s Covid-19 emergency fund – and it is promising to match-fund whatever the total is.

The overwhelming gratitude we all feel for our brave NHS heroes and other key workers is reflected in the thunderous applause which resonates throughout local communities every Thursday night at 8pm.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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