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

One of my favourite trees in London is a horse chestnut, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

If sometimes I am struck by the way the behaviour of my friends resembles that of animals, this week challenged me to see it from the other side, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Long, light evenings are making up for the cold and windy snap we had last week, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Homeless people have taken over the Barry’s Biscuits building in Stoke Newington High Street to protest against gentrification and the pricing out of working-class people from Hackney.

Hackney MPs Diane Abbott and Meg Hillier have retained their seats with a landslide – upping their majorities from 2015 by more than 10,000 votes.

Political parties have targeted people in Hackney more than 200 times in the last six weeks using Facebook “dark adverts” to try and influence votes.

On Friday, May 26, a protest was put on in London Fields park as Theresa May wants to take money away from schools, writes Bruno Kelly Utz, a Hackney school year 4 pupil.

I’m dismayed that Haringey Council is yet again inflicting a tsunami of extra drug dealing, alcohol/drug misuse, noise pollution and anti-social behaviour upon Finsbury Park citizens (many of whom live within Hackney), writes T Simon Couzens, full address supplied.

The Gazette finds out more about Dr Jelley, who treated Hackney’s poor before the advent of the NHS – and recommended to some that they go to the pub on Friday nights.

The Gazette’s revelations today about the John Howard Centre make extremely uncomfortable reading.

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.

Meg Hillier has urged Jeremy Corbyn to clear up his stance on Brexit to avoid a backlash from voters.

A dad and his five-year-old autistic daughter were kicked out of Hackney Central Library – because he was reading too loudly.

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

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.

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.

Hello from Lake Glendale, CA (land of rain), writes: Paul Bloomberg, Glendale, California (long-time Gazette reader since an Iain Sinclair-inspired visit).

The Gazette catches up with health campaigner, life-long socialist and one-time news reader Shirley Murgraff, 86

A man who gave minders the slip while on leave from a secure mental health unit in Green Lanes has handed himself in.

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.

The Gazette speaks to filmmaker Derek Smith, whose chance discovery of a photo has led to the creation of a whole museum exhibition about the estate where he lives

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

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.



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