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Severely disabled children and adults have been unable to get routine appointments at a special dental practice for nine months.

Sol Campbell shared details of the “crossroads moment” that led to him pursing a career in soccer at an inspirational question and answer session with budding sports stars.

It’s a Christmas miracle! The London Fields lido will reopen two weeks today, the town hall has announced.

A total smoking ban on Homerton Hospital’s premises will come into force in the New Year.

A London black cab co-operative is offering free rides to Homerton Hospital over Christmas, to support families with loved ones who are ill.

Staff at a GP practice in London Fields have been crowned team of the year at a national awards show.

Phil Glanville marked World AIDS Day by taking a HIV test in front of the cameras – in the hope of spreading a lifesaving message.

A Finsbury Park woman faces a race against the clock to save a large sanctuary for her blind cats – after Hackney Council ordered her to tear it down.

London Fields Lido is still unlikely to reopen for “several weeks”, the council has admitted.

A guide explaining how cinemas and theatres can hold special screenings for those affected by dementia has been launched at the Hackney Picturehouse.

A popular Columbia Road man lost six stone in three months – and is so much fitter he’s even been able to ditch the electric scooter he used to need.

Mice and cockroaches have blighted four Hackney restaurants over the last 18 months, council papers reveal.

The Greenhouse, off Mare Street, is a GP surgery specifically for homeless people. Emma Bartholomew met some of the patients who go there for treatment, advice and even sleep

The long-awaited reopening of the London Fields lido has been delayed because the contractors have not finished the work.

Hackney Council is tempting people to fill in its online survey about sugar, with prizes including tickets to see the Hackney Empire Christmas panto and brunch at the E5 Bakehouse.

A trailblazing team of Hackney therapists is raising awareness of a speech disorder that often remains undiagnosed – despite affecting as many as two children in every classroom.

The Gazette is taking part in a campaign to raise awareness about the need for more professional carers in London. Emma Bartholomew and Ellena Cruse explain the issues and chat to Hackney’s health chief Cllr Jonathan McShane about why the job is so worthwhile.

Charity director Natalie Howarth has worked to help people for most of her life. She talked to the Gazette while showing us around Maytree in Finsbury Park – a respite centre for people at risk of suicide.

An affordable bike-sharing platform has been rolled out in Hackney with the backing of the town hall.

Bored of traditional yoga? There’s a world beyond your well-worn Argos yoga mat, and it’s a world of disco lights, hip hop tunes and ultra-challenging weights

Pet owners can get free veterinary health checks and advice from a top animal charity on Saturday.

Medics are urging people to drink responsibly and look after friends who drink too much, so they don’t divert the service from patients in serious need of treatment.

A dad who writes and produces songs about his son’s Tourette’s syndrome is hoping to get on national radio – but claims he has been told by some stations that his music is “too positive”.

Three decades of recommending health foods and supplements to customers has earned George Edwards the nickname “the urban bush doctor” – though whether he appreciates that is another story.

The London Fields lido will finally reopen on September 30, after being closed for the whole summer for “unavoidable” repairs to cracking tiles.

Homerton Hospital is planning a total smoking ban on its premises – and in patients’ homes – by the end of the year.

A fitness and creative hobbies showcase comes to Archway’s Hargrave Hall

Health campaigners are aiming to reverse a growing trend of obesity in Hackney by conducting grassroots research to find the root of the problem.

Sadiq Khan enjoyed a spot of pond-dipping in the sun at Woodberry Wetlands this morning as he launched his plans to make London the world’s first “national park city”.

Eleven adult social care services in Hackney are rated “requires improvement” or “inadequate” – above the national average.

A small group having a kickabout one February evening led to the creation of Mabley Green’s first women’s football league. As the league champions prepare to lift the cup, the Gazette finds out why it’s such a big step for Hackney’s female players.

A woman was taken to hospital after what is believed to have been a cleaning fluid spill at a Stamford Hill school building this afternoon.

“Here in Hackney, you can easily go from 16 to prison. But by coming here, you allow the kids to have positivity. You can show them the success and give them an opportunity.”

A grief-stricken family are crowdfunding to fly their mum’s body home to east London after she died while on holiday in Turkey.

Zoe Paskett is pampered like a queen at The Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, trying out their new signature treatment

A football-mad youngster who can’t walk unaided needs help if he is to achieve his dream of having a kickabout with his friends.

Zoe Paskett tries out an aerial circus hoop class - who hasn’t dreamed about flying? But who ever said flying was going to be easy? (Spoiler: it isn’t)

As usual, this month’s hot weather brought thousands of bearded baskers to the park, but neighbours say they have ruined it for everyone else.

A mental health chief who used her own breakdown to encourage others to seek help has been presented with a “special achievement award” by the Cavell Nurses’ Trust charity.

A student with Down’s syndrome was left on a school bus for hours before teachers realised she wasn’t in class.

The London Fields lido will reopen in “late summer” after the urgent repair work taking place hit a snag.

Young footballers on Hackney Marshes were paid a visit by none other than Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday.

Campaigners looking to reduce the impact of cars on Hackney’s roads are taking matters into their own hands by filling parking bays with benches and flowerpots and using mobile cameras to catch speeding motorists.

Affordable healthy recipe kits created by a Haggerston social enterprise are set to “radically change the food culture in the UK”.

Hipster burger joint Stokey Bears wants to serve booze until 1am at weekends.

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