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Saturday, May 18, 2019

A 'touchy feely' sensory mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch for the deaf and blind close to the site where Shakespeare's original Curtain Playhouse was discovered.

A GP warned that the privatisation going on within the NHS is "dirty, corrupt and underhand" at a meeting to find out what people think of the NHS' long term plan at Hackney Town Hall.

As runners around Hackney and beyond limber up for next week's Half Marathon, we speak to Virgin Sport's CEO Jessica Frey about the biggest Hackney Festival of Fitness event to date.

A staggering rise in Hackney's food bank use has been revealed in "scandalous" data published by The Trussell Trust today.

Personal Trainer Jordan McInerny brings a workout class with a shed-load of sass to east London for the first time on Wednesday, May 1.

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

Mental health chiefs will hold an open day for young people tomorrow with the aim of making their services more approachable.

There have been a staggering 268 confirmed cases of measles in Hackney since last October, the Gazette can reveal.

A man who threatened Homerton Hospital staff with a knife after being told not to smoke in A&E has been banned indefinitely from all premises run by the NHS trust - unless he needs "urgent medical treatment".

A mental health trust and a homelessness charity will take over the healthcare at Hackney's homeless GP surgery The Greenhouse.

The sudden announcement that a Clapton Park Estate GP surgery will close has left patients having to find a new doctor, and staff looking for a new job.

A Hoxton nursing home is set to be transformed into a replica pub to make residents feel more at home - and bosses haven't ruled out serving "a drop of beer" there.

Health campaigners have urged Hackney Council to oppose the rollout of a digital GP service - saying it could undermine traditional doctors' practices across the borough.

Hackney Council wants to hear the views, experiences and knowledge of people with autism and their parents, friends, carers and relatives to help make the borough more autism-friendly.

Mums and dads had a tough time keeping pace with their toddlers when East London Little Ladies football took to the field.

Meet the 'Little Ladies' of east London who have their own grassroots football club to give girls of all abilities and ages a chance to have a go at the beautiful game.

Mental health professionals whose work helping people in distress on the streets of Hackney has been highlighted by the BBC have now been crowned "team of the year" by their NHS trust.

Hoxton's Britannia Leisure Centre will reopen tomorrow after a fire closed it for 10 days - but the health suite that went up in flames will remain closed.

Angry residents and their families came face to face with Hackney's social care chief to discuss a care home in special measures. The Gazette was there.

A hospital worker suggested an elderly mother should wet herself if she couldn't get to the toilet during the night after a knee replacement, her daughter has claimed.

A supported housing scheme run by Hackney Council that provides care for 250 vulnerable adults in 14 separate homes has been branded "unsafe" and placed in special measures.

Two mums who set up a support group for parents of children with additional needs want to register it as a charity after demand soared.

The first steps in getting into healthcare careers are being made for students and secondary pupils across east London with today's launch of a programme "to secure the future of the NHS".

Sir John Gieve has been appointed as the new chair for the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The first community "parklets" have sprouted up in Hackney after the council backed down and decided they were a good idea after all.

Health chiefs are calling for more blood donations especially from the black community to help cope with a surge in demand from people with sickle cell disease.

Anaesthetists at Homerton University Hospital became the first in the country to receive re-accreditation for a prestigious industry scheme.

A man has thanked the optician who saved his life, after an eye test led to a diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukaemia.

Seeing young people vulnerable to gang violence and postcode wars inspired a Hackney basketball coach to create a place for young people to play ball, keep them off the streets and better themselves for their futures.

Hundreds of supporters turned up for the ninth annual 'red run' at Victoria Park to mark the 30th anniversary of the first World Aids Day.

Stephen Fry has spoken out about the use of arts in treating mental health.

A rough sleeper being treated in hospital faces the stark choice of returning to a 'building site' B&B - or discharge to the streets.

A 10-month-old baby with the UK's only known case of a new mitochondrial disease is fighting for his life in Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Health chiefs have moved to address a multimillion pound overspend at Homerton Hospital.

A 10-month-old Upper Clapton boy stuck in unsuitable temporary accommodation has the UK's only known case of a new mitochondrial disease - and his family are desperate to track down other affected people.

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.

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