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Monday, July 16, 2018

Plans to improve cycling provision and air quality around Stoke Newington by closing more streets to rat-running traffic have proved controversial – but neighbours say the benefits are obvious.

Four families fighting against “wrecking-ball” cuts to special educational needs services will take on Hackney Council at the High Court in October.

Fears are growing that valuable NHS buildings in Hackney will be sold off to developers with profits used to bail out other health trusts.

A “genius” Breaking Bad inspired cocktail bar could be coming to the Hackney Central arches – but one neighbour has blasted the theme for making class A drugs “fun”.

Mental health officers will be placed in all Hackney schools in September, if a council-run scheme is successful.

Unwanted terrapins have been dumped in the ponds at Clissold Park by their owners – and the town hall says the “voracious predators” will be removed.

An east London mental health trust has retained its ‘outstanding’ CQC rating.

Dozens of catering students got their hands dirty in a “field to table” course in Suffolk.

Delays in patients leaving hospital because their care arrangements weren’t in place almost got Hackney’s healthcare funding withheld last year.

Potentially life-saving breast cancer screening check-ups for women in Hackney have been delayed due to a shortage of specialist mammographers to carry out the service.

A horrified woman who ate from a tub of mouldy KFC beans said she was “physically sick” and ordered the manager to destroy the whole batch.

Free capoeira martial arts sessions are on offer at the Morningside Community Centre.

Twenty thousand people defied baking sunshine to race 13 miles around the borough in this morning’s Hackney Half.

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for Sunday’s Hackney Half. He has been giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. Here are some last little pre-race tips to have you in the best possible shape on the day.

A community choir has launched a bursary to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

A rollerblading St Joseph’s Hospice doctor will be pushing more than his own limits when he helps take six wheelchair users on a 400km thrill ride.

Air quality campaigners fighting plans to close Stoke Newington roads to cars because diverted traffic would pass their kids’ school say pollution is already over the limit there.

Two superhero schoolkids, one of whom has type 1 diabetes, are taking on the Hackney Half for charity.

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for the Hackney Half. He will be giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. This week, what to eat – and when.

The family of a man with who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia have questioned how he was encouraged by his carers to travel to the Dominican Republic – where he is now stranded after having a mental breakdown.

A Stoke Newington baker who survived five brain operations is warming up her vocals to perform on the One Show for the royal wedding.

This shocking picture shows a seriously ill man in distressing conditions in a Dalston hostel room.

The horror stories include cancer patients being forced to forgo treatment and terminally ill people being cared for by untrained hostel staff. As a landmark study reveals a health crisis in hostels, Hackney GP Dr Claire Davies talks to Emma Youle

“London’s original street food market” in Shoreditch faces a battle to reopen after Hackney’s public health chief said there was enough booze spots in the area.

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for the Hackney Half. He will be giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. This week it’s all about mixing things up.

A former luxury fashion worker whose life spiralled into chaos when she became homeless has spoken of the healing influence of living in a council flat.

London Marathon is fast approaching and you’ve been training for months. But, as with any big event, it’s just the beginning of your fitness journey. Islington personal trainer Nancy Best gives you some tips on staying motivated after the run

Matt Smith is training the Gazette running team for the Hackney Half. He will be giving readers regular fitness tips to help in their own preparation or just inspire them to get off the sofa. This week, he tackles the phenomenon of over-training.

A mental health charity off Mare Street is appealing for runners to take on the Hackney Half in the wake of government cuts.

The UK’s first scheme banning the dirtiest vehicles from roads will be rolled out in July across areas of Shoreditch and Old Street.

PT Matt Smith is preparing the Gazette’s running team for the Hackney Half – as well as bringing you regular fitness tips to encourage you to take on the race and help with training.

Vulnerable people with mental health problems are among the hundreds living in hostel rooms in Hackney – and their grim surroundings only make it worse. Emma Youle reports on a startling lack of support for those in crisis

‘Sepsis Maggie’ tells Emma Bartholomew why has dedicated her career to fighting the disease, and how she has shaken things up at the Homerton since she started working there in October

Thinking of taking on the Hackney Half this year but worried that you’re not ready?

Claude Umuhire leads running sessions for disadvantaged young people on Well Street Common. Having once been homeless, he knows all too well the difference running can make to a young life. The Gazette went along to find out more (and get in some training for the Hackney Half).

Two-thirds of patients to use an innovative “A&E at home” service have avoided a hospital trip, figures from the first few months of operation reveal.

Some 1,300 people in Hackney are living with dementia, and councillors have vowed to work on making the borough a better place for them.

A Tory councillor was accused of “spouting nonsense” last night after he claimed the HPV vaccine was the “21st century’s Thalidomide”.

At more than two centuries old, The Rochester Castle is Wetherspoon’s oldest pub – and desperate punters are complaining that it has the toilets to match.

The A&E at Homerton Hospital is faring well in the ‘winter crisis’, with waiting time figures making it the best performing in London.

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.

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