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Doctors are laying on extra immunisation clinics for children after measles returned to Hackney for the first time in years.

When GPs across Hackney were asked to formally join forces in 2014 so they could better work together, no one expected them all to say yes.

A drunken football fan left with life-changing injuries after falling head first off a traffic light on the night of England’s World Cup exit has warned – “know your limits”.

Fears have resurfaced that Homerton’s A&E could be downgraded to an “urgent care centre” if proposals outlined in a radical plan about the future of the NHS in north-east London go ahead.

It may sound like something out of a bad sci-fi film, or 1999, but computer systems at Homerton Hospital actually did go down on Saturday night because of the clocks going back.

Care workers across Hackney who provide care and help for vulnerable people in the borough, were honoured at a special ceremony at Hackney Town Hall.

A Hoxton man who set up a rave for deaf clubbers has been featured in a Facebook video about people who use social media to drive positive social change.

A whopping row has broken out over a Stoke Newington minicab firm’s decision to set up a burger van in its car park – yards from a GP surgery.

Youngsters were reported missing more than 700 times last year in Hackney, new figures show.

Smokers in Hackney trying to quit the habit are getting the best help in the country thanks to to a free service from GPs.

Two men have conquered their fear of swimming to take the plunge and raise £42,000 for their friend who was paralysed on holiday this summer.

The social media website Tumblr has teamed up with mental health platform Made of Millions to present Seen; an art exhibition curated to explore the many layers and intricacies of mental illness at Hoxton Arches.

Famed Hackney chip shop Sutton and Sons opened a vegan branch this week – and the fishmonger behind it has told of his own attempt at a plant-based diet.

An artist from Stoke Newington is joining 31 other women and men who have had breast cancer in a fashion catwalk show tonight (Thu), to highlight how you can “still look and feel amazing” after diagnosis.

Construction work at an old studio site in Hackney Wick has been halted after complaints that odours from the ground were giving children at a nearby primary school headaches.

Hackney Council is set to tackle its obesity problem by signing an agreement to reduce sugar and promote healthier foods.

Shocked Shoreditch residents are horrified EE is holding the UK’s first ever trial of superfast 5G mobile internet outside their homes.

A filmmaker from Crouch End has produced a “no-holds barred” documentary about a brain injury survivor’s life-changing experience.

Youngsters at risk of sexual exploitation will benefit from a £1million grant awarded to Hackney Council by the Home Office.

Health chiefs in Hackney will hold their AGM next month explaining future plans for services in the borough.

Homerton Hospital’s maternity service has been rated “Good” by health inspectors – after years in the spotlight due to a string of deaths.

Well-wishers have raised more than £20,000 to support the “extraordinary” Sarah Doone, who lost a leg after being run over by a cement truck on the Old Street roundabout on July 25.

A troubled young man found dead in his Upper Clapton flat should have been saved, says a neighbour who made 200 calls in a year about his problem behaviour.

Parents fighting Stoke Newington road closures because traffic will be diverted past their children’s already polluted school say the council got their traffic data wrong and want the scheme stopped.

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.

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