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.

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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.

Tributes have been paid to a “fiercely loving” interpreter who worked to reunite children stranded in refugee camps with relatives in the UK, following her death with Covid-19.

A Hackney GP surgery is launching free, online yoga and meditation sessions to help people manage their health during the coronavirus lockdown.

Obesity levels in Hackney could be exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests.

Hackney volunteers are calling for a ‘monumental shift’ in how to tackle local health inequality in the borough.

A volunteer group in Hackney is demanding changes are made to key routes in the borough to make them “safe for walking and cycling”.

Millicent Kelly arrived in Britain in 1953 as part of the Windrush Generation and she and her two sisters helped build the NHS. She passed away in 2007 but here her son Tony writes to tell her about the NHS’s greatest medical challenge.

Hospital admissions linked to obesity have skyrocketed across North London, new figures suggest.

Protesters staged a socially-distanced demonstration in Hackney calling for building sites to be closed during the coronavirus lockdown.

A mobile coronavirus testing centre is returning to Dalston.

Hackney has the third highest coronavirus mortality rate in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Hundreds of stitchers from north and east London have put their needles to work sewing scrubs for NHS hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

Former engineering apprentice Elliot Dervish went back to his old college to design a gadget to keep his mum safe while she’s on duty in an NHS hospital during the coronavirus emergency.

Police have launched a probe after Hackney’s public advisory group chair resigned following revelations his daughter’s wedding took place in Golders Green during lockdown.

Tributes have poured in for Jermaine Wright, a “giant of Hackney Marshes football” who has died aged 46 after contracting coronavirus.

A small group of friends from east London have teamed up with volunteer chefs to bring nutritious meals to staff at Homerton Hospital.

Hackney Council’s equalities lead has called for an independent review into the impact of the government’s coronavirus response on the borough’s diverse communities.

A mobile test centre for Covid-19 is now available for all those who fit certain eligibility criteria such as symptomatic people who are key workers and can’t do their work from home - like shop workers and delivery drivers.

Highgate and Dalston artists are singing key workers’ praises in their cover single released during the coronavirus pandemic.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hackney and the City has risen by 29 in the past week to 597.

A North London charity has already racked up £12,000 in a matched crowdfunding campaign to support older people particularly impacted by the coronavirus lockdown.

Broadway Market will have increased police presence this weekend to make sure people stick to social distancing guidance – after huge crowds gathered to enjoy cocktails in the weekend sunshine.

A therapy radiographer from Archway has advised cancer patients to continue seeking urgent and essential treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first coronavirus patient to be discharged from Homerton Hospital after leaving intensive care has thanked NHS staff for saving her life and says she cannot wait to see her family.

Another 20 people with coronavirus have died at Homerton Hospital in the past week, as the number of cases in Hackney and the City hits 568.

A taskforce has been set up to work with Stamford Hill’s Charedi community after complaints of social distancing breaches at daily outdoor prayer meetings.

A 78-year-old Homerton Hospital support worker who “refused to retire” is one of two staff members to die over the weekend after contracting coronavirus.

An NHS doctor fighting coronavirus was two hours late for work on Friday morning after his tyres were slashed outside his De Beauvoir home.

Ninety-nine coronavirus patients have now died at Homerton Hospital, but the number of people being admitted with Covid-19 is “starting to drop off”.

A company could be at the forefront of coronavirus diagnosis as it works to develop a home test kit.

Scientists and clinicians are set to map how coronavirus spreads and behaves in a bid to fight back against the virus.

A former care home mental health worker who opened his first restaurant in January is spending the coronavirus lockdown dishing up thousands of meals for vulnerable people.

More cash is being ploughed into east London foodbanks to make sure they are well stocked for families having to rely on them more and more during the coronavirus lockdown.

More than 500 people have now been diagnosed with coronavirus in Hackney and the City, figures show.

Campaigners are sounding the alarm over the impact of coronavirus on families with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Leading Stamford Hill Rabbi and former Labour councillor Avrohom Pinter has died after suffering with the coronavirus.


Schools across the country have been preparing for some of their pupils to return to the classroom. Here is how one group of schools has been getting ready to make sure pupils can be taught safely and get on with lessons.

The Government is encouraging people to stay alert as many take their first steps back to their workplace.

The Government has announced an unprecedented package of support to protect jobs and support business across the UK during the coronavirus outbreak.

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