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Hackney’s health chief believes a slip in social distancing may be the reason behind the borough seeing the highest rise in coronavirus cases in the whole of London – and thinks the government’s “confusing message” may be to blame.

A famous Hackney market has reopened to customers for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown came into force.

A new community-focused drug and alcohol recovery service is launching in Hackney.

Plans for a new network of pathology services for London have been approved this week, partnering up the Homerton Hospital with Barts Health and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trusts (LGT).

A “flabbergasted” motorist from Stoke Newington says he was handed a parking fine after taking a drive-through coronavirus test.

Homerton Hospital’s cleaners, porters and security staff will be paid sick pay “from day one” and the London living wage in a £50m with facilities giant ISS - however they will still not get NHS equivalents for their wages, pensions, overtime or annual leave.

With the help of performers from shows such as War Horse and His Dark Materials, a Hackney charity has put together a guide for healthcare workers to help them cope with wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) for extended periods - and to improve communication with patients.

Hackney’s director of public health has ruled out a second wave, but has expressed concern that coronavirus figures continue to rise since lockdown measures eased - with new cases far outstripping all other London boroughs.

Plans for re-opening Hackney’s leisure centres and gyms following the coronavirus lockdown have been announced.

Experts at Oxford University have created an online tool to pinpoint the local areas most at risk from a second wave of coronavirus, including in north London.

Coronavirus cases have shot up in Hackney with 51 confirmed cases in the past fortnight - the highest number of new cases in the whole of London.

Gazette reporter Emma Bartholomew gets tested for coronavirus antibodies at Pyser’s new testing centre in Old Street.

The director of public health for City & Hackney has warned of “gaps in the data” in the government’s test-and-trace programme.

Questions have been raised about the legality of Homerton Hospital pushing through a £45m five-year contract to outsource its cleaners, porters and security staff with no tender.

Black Lives Matter protesters gathered outside Homerton Hospital to listen to BAME healthworkers speak about racism and celebrate the NHS on the eve of its 72nd birthday.

Older veterans in Hackney can now access specialist advice and information during the coronavirus pandemic.

An independent Shoreditch music venue is set to be transformed into a cycle storage space during the coronavirus pandemic.

Everything you need to keep your skin looking great for less, without leaving your house.

Swimmers have been warned against wading into the Hackney Marshes river or risk catching diseases and disturbing the wildlife.

Leona Lewis sourced pictures of hospital staff from the Whittington, where she was born, and Homerton, where she grew up, for her cover version of ‘Angels’, which she has released to raise money for the NHS in its battle against coronavirus.

A Homerton Hospital nurse-led service has been shortlisted for this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards.

Homerton Hospital has been rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Twenty more roads in Hackney will shut to through-traffic amid the coronavirus crisis.

Bankers in the City are extending financial aid to the main Hackney food bank for the next three months to cover the school holidays in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Teddy bears are being given to children treated at hospitals all over London and the scheme is helping alleviate stress and assist doctors and nurses in their work.

Homerton hospital is gradually returning to “something like normal activity” after almost four months dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Local volunteer chefs who served nearly 5,000 meals for hospital staff during the coronavirus emergency have finally hung up their aprons this month.

A Hackney Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner is concerned about the impact the coronavirus lockdown is having on LGBT people.

Parents are being urged to keep up to date with their children’s vaccinations during the coronavirus pandemic since uptake went down by over a third since lockdown.

The GMB has apologised for using an image of Scrooge at a Christmas protest at Homerton Hospital.

Workers from a Hackney based- community interest company want to reduce the risk of coronavirus in Hackney communities by taking to the streets and offering support to residents.

Hackney has the second highest percentage increase in deaths in the second half of 2020 so far, new figures reveal.

Architects have come up with a solution for a school to cope with getting pupils back into the classroom after lockdown.

Generous people have donated nearly £1,000 to help a Hackney frontline nurse replace the bike which was stolen while she battled coronavirus.

A Hackney campaign to encourage cycling around the borough has been backed by local organisations.

A Homerton Hospital midwife has become the first NHS worker to feature on the cover of Vogue magazine.

A team of campaigning Hackney groups have called for the government to abolish the “hefty” NHS surcharge.

Cleaners’ unions have threatened Homerton University Hospital with strike action amid a dispute with one of its contractors.

A Hackney-based band have spoken out about the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on mental health in a mini-documentary on YouTube.

An elderly woman who was in a critical condition after an alleged “domestic incident” is now stable and her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A Homerton Hospital doctor has warned the “unbelievable” healthcare inequality in some parts of Africa could see it become the next epicentre of the coronavirus crisis.

Bookmark this list, which will provide contacts for help in the area and which we will keep updated throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

A West Indian takeaway in Hackney has dished up hundreds of free meals to frontline staff throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Hackney, Camden and Barnet Councils are working with the government on the new ‘test and trace’ coronavirus system.

We will bring you the latest updates from north London and the response of the authorities to the coronavirus crisis.

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