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Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Newington Green mum is raising awareness of a rare condition that cost her baby son’s life in February.

Fold in Newington Green was started last year by two Hackney instructors and comes with a clear message: to promote wellness, inclusivity and rein back on some of modern yoga’s more aerobics-based aesthetics

Three runners from the Hackney Gazette were among thousands who tackled the Hackney Half Marathon this morning to raise money for charity, challenge themselves, or simply have fun.

Stoke Newington’s one-way system is a step closer to being ripped up and Seven Sisters Road will be made safer for cyclists and pedestrians – one day.

Mark Clewes has just found out he won’t succeed in his employment tribunal against his old employers, an NHS trust. He told the Gazette he was driven out of the John Howard Centre for raising concerns about mismanagement.

A firm that staffs an emergency helpline for disabled and elderly people in Hackney has not paid staff on time and can’t afford to put toilet roll in their office, workers claim.

Two Shoreditch nightclubs will be the first in London to trial booze patrols for people who’ve had too much to drink.

Campaigner and star actress Samantha Renke tells the Gazette what she loves about her home in Shoreditch – even if it is on the fifth floor.

A father-of-seven who died with horrific bed sores after a lengthy hospital stay was given substandard care, health chiefs have admitted.

Organisers of this year’s Hackney Half Marathon offered free yoga, running warmup and even a drum performance to passers-by outside the town hall last night.

Vulnerable patients and their GPs have been left stunned after discovering a vital mental health support service is being uprooted with no consultation.

Parents at two Hackney primary schools will be fined for dropping off their children by car.

A proposal to scrap Hackney’s out-of-hours GP service in favour of the 111 phone line could increase pressure on Homerton’s A&E department, critics have warned.

A newlywed plunged to her death from the third-floor balcony of her home only hours after doctors considered it safe for her to leave the Homerton Hospital.

An ovarian cancer survivor took to the catwalk to raise awareness and help dispel some of the myths about the disease.

Hackney Council’s health boss has refused to sign up to NHS England’s “secretive” Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) until he gets concrete details on its £587m cost-cutting implications.

Zoe Paskett tries out a new exercise class that combines swing dance and aerobics, finding that the exhaustion is outweighed by enjoyment and great music

Hundreds of sweaty people in vests could clash with hundreds of other sweaty people in vests when the Hackney Half marathon and a rave festival take place on the same day.

People expecting to grill NHS chiefs over “secretive” plans to carve up Hackney’s healthcare were furious to discover they could only question one manager for five minutes – because she had to leave early.

Health inspectors have given a GP surgery six months to ensure patients are “safe from harm”, after finding the batteries on its defibrillator had run out of power and emergency medicines were out of stock.

Ex-England ace Sol Campbell dropped into a Stamford Hill community centre to serve up news of an award nod for its tennis programme.

A public meeting to discuss the future of the NHS in Hackney takes place at 6pm on Thursday.

Jennette Arnold joined in with a singing workshop for people with dementia, aimed to help them communicate, improve their mood and leave them feeling good about themselves.

An urgent fundraiser has been set up so a DJ paralysed by spinal cancer will have somewhere to live when he finishes chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Boys at an Orthodox Jewish “boarding school” may have been left without adequate toilets, fire safety measures and hot water for three months as authorities wrangle over who is responsible for regulating it.

Social care for over-50s in Hackney is costing an extra £4.7million a year – because of smoking.

A man who had a stroke while being screened for a sleep disorder at Homerton Hospital claims he was told he couldn’t see a doctor until the study finished – several hours later.

The world’s first vegan “chicken shop” has hatched in Morning Lane, and it’s taking the country by storm.

Pots, pans, screwdrivers, sugar: these are just some of the things that Landa George’s mother has wrongly accused neighbours, friends, and family of stealing over the last twenty years.

A woman who had suffered a potentially fatal stroke was told to go and see her GP the following day instead of being sent an ambulance to rush her to hospital – because her symptoms did not match the tick-list used by their call handlers.

Homerton’s A&E could be downgraded to an “urgent care centre” if the hospital loses its path lab, the local health watchdog has claimed.

St Joseph’s Hospice has come up trumps with a “good” rating from the care watchdog – a turnaround after last year’s “requires improvement” grade.

All Hackney women suffering domestic violence will be protected and given justice – that’s the message of a council campaign launched today.

Hackney’s social care funding has been hit by £42million cuts since 2010, new figures reveal.

A groundbreaking programme to prevent boys and young men from being sexually exploited has been rolled out in Hackney.

Expert Parkour traceur speaks about the benefits of an all year round activity that trains the mind as much as the body

A probe into two deaths at the Homerton Hospital has highlighted failures in nursing care at night.

The health of sex workers in Hackney is being made worse by the town hall’s backing for police enforcement tactics, a report claims.

A healthy eating initiative is looking to raise £16,000 so it can roll out its first batch of recipe kits on an overweight Haggerston estate.

Vital services like the sickle cell centre at Homerton Hospital could be at risk if its pathology lab is outsourced, it has been warned.

Cooking three courses for 40 people may sound like a daunting task to most, but for a group of brain injury survivors it’s like therapy.

In 2014 the Food Assembly launched its first UK group in Hackney Wick. Two years later, 5,500 people in the area have signed up to buy their shopping direct from producers. We found out more about the sensation.

Controversial road closures along the “cycle superhighway” route will be “trialled” from Monday.

A senior Hackney GP and union chief has slammed plans to plug a funding gap of £444m in north-east London’s health bill by 2021.

People living with Parkinson’s disease are being offered special dance classes to help them “celebrate the joys of moving”.

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