When it was discovered that Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s chief medical officer, had twice broke the Covid-19 lock-down to visit her second home in April it cost her job, writes Sasha Simic, Stoke Newington, full address supplied.
Fundamental changes in our health and social care system are being planned in haste, without publicity or consultation, in breach of the NHS constitution, writes Marion Macalpine, Hackney Keep Our NHS Public.
May Day 2020 was the day the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that Covid-19 death rates were more than double in the poorest areas of England and Wales than those in the richest, writes Sasha Simic, full address supplied.
I spend a lot of time thinking about the things I miss from before the lockdown. Most of all I miss being able to visit my father. He’s in a care home and seeing all the news about the situation in the care sector terrifies me.
Shortly before the world turned upside down, I was lucky enough to be at BBC 6 Music event in Camden, where Tony Visconti, the great producer behind David Bowie’s Berlin-period albums, and The Stranglers’ JJ Burnel were interviewed by Liz Kershaw.
I spent the oddity that was the turn of the millennium (or the turn of 1999/2000, at least) at a small party in a derelict school hall, wearing a dress, playing with my then-band in front of a handful of friends and, bizarrely, my former teacher.
January is the month when Hackney and Islington’s front gardeners show that they truly appreciate the finer things in life, in particular its olfactory pleasures, writes Will McCallum, Greenpeace UK, Newington Green.
In his first statement as prime minister, Boris Johnson gave “unequivocally our guarantee to the 3.2 million EU nationals now living and working among us...that, under this government, they will have the absolute certainty for the right to live and remain,”
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.