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Friday, March 27, 2015

We previously ran an appeal asking the public to report any sightings of Joshua Packman, a young man who was receiving treatment at a mental health unit in Enfield.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Some of the food Chicken Town will offer (Pic: Kickstarter/Chicken Town)

Chicken-loving youngsters in a deprived borough of north London may soon be able to buy healthy fried chicken, if two restaurateurs get the start-up capital they need.

London
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Whitechapel High Street has more unhealthy businesses next door to one another than anywhere else in London (Pic: Getty Images)

A Whitechapel street has won the dubious title of unhealthiest high street in London, according to a public health body.

London
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
17:38pm Wharfdale Road looking towards York Way

Angry neighbours complain about traffic chaos

Friday, February 27, 2015
A teenager was stabbed in the bottom near the Emirates, minutes before Arsenal's Champions league game against Monaco

Knife attack - just prior to Champions League game - fifth in borough this month

Champions League
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Abhishek Varma with the bottle of apple juice

Would you drink a bottle of apple juice if you found fungi floating at the top of it?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena has been found not guilty of carrying out FGM [Photograph by Jonathan Brady/PA Wire]

The first person in Britain to go on trial for female genital mutilation has been found not guilty.

Monday, January 5, 2015
Pauline Cafferkey, a British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola on her return from Sierra Leone (Handout/PA Wire)

There are grave concerns for the British nurse who is critical with Ebola after her condition deteriorated over the past few days.

NHS
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Cockroaches behind refrigeration units

Cockroaches, mice droppings, hobs covered in fat and food left to cool next to bags of rubbish are some of the findings that prompted environmental health officers to shut down this filthy Chinese take-away kitchen.

Thursday, December 4, 2014
The woman criticises the anti-abortion campaigners outside the Southwark clinic (Picture: Sunny Hundal/YouTube)

A pregnant woman was filmed criticising anti-abortion protesters outside a south London clinic and it’s awesome.

United Kingdom
Monday, December 1, 2014
London Fields Lido has new extended opening hours

London Fields Lido will be open for longer from today after the installation of floodlights.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The £3 pill is for people who drink more than half a bottle of wine or three pints of beer a night  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

It’s something many Londoners have wished for on a Sunday morning. Now a pill which helps dampen the desire to drink alcohol is available to people who drink half a bottle of wine or three pints a night or more.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
The church based clinics will test Africans for HIV

Four new HIV testing clinics have been opened in African churches in Southwark, New Cross, Wood Green and Dagenham to combat the high rate the disease among the community.

United Kingdom
Friday, November 7, 2014
London Ambulance Service said they were called to a pharmacist in a shopping centre on Stratford's Montfitchet Road [Photograph from Google StreetView]

A shopper in Westfield dialled 999 yesterday - because of trapped wind.

NHS
Monday, November 3, 2014
The Ebola virus is deadly in 90 per cent of cases (Cynthia Goldsmith/ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

A patient at St George’s Hospital in Tooting who was being tested for ebola does not have the disease, a Public Health England spokesperson has confirmed.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A medical exercise in York before more than 100 army medics were sent to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola crisis.

A suspected case of Ebola was treated at the Homerton Hospital in July, it was revealed by medical directors this morning.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Marcus Campbell (Pic: @Mr Exposed)

Police blocked more than a hundred angry protestors outside Croydon University Hospital last night who were demonstrating over the care of critically ill 22-year-old Marcus Campbell.

Monday, October 20, 2014
British Ebola sufferer William Pooley is returning to the country where he caught the disease [Picture: Andrew Matthews]

The Ebola survivor who was treated at the Royal Free Hospital has flown back to the country where he caught the deadly virus.

United Kingdom
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Boris Johnson has been urged to ban smoking in open public spaces in London like Trafalgar Square (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Boris Johnson has been urged to ban smoking in thousands of acres of parkland and public open spaces in London like Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.

NHS
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Dom Stark tweeted this photo of the 'maternity ward' [Photograph courtesy of @LDN_ambulance]

If you hate being stuck in gridlock, spare a thought for the poor woman who gave birth on the side of the North Circular on Monday.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh in discussion with the Prime Minister (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Child poverty has become such a problem in the capital that many parents go without food to feed their children, and some turn to desperate measures.

United Kingdom
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
William Pooley recovered at this specialist unit at the Royal Free (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

The first Briton known to have caught the deadly Ebola virus in the current outbreak has been released from north London’s Royal Free Hospital.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Dr. Michael Jacobs, clinical lead in Infectious Diseases at the Royal Free Hospital, is in charge of treating the Ebola patient. Picture: Stefan Rousseau

The first Briton to contract the deadly Ebola virus is being treated with experimental new drug ZMapp, doctors at the Royal Free have said.

United States
Monday, August 25, 2014
Senior Matron Breda Athan demonstrates the use of a high level isolation apparatus in the High Secure Infectious Disease Unit at The Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

British Ebola victim William Pooley will be kept in strict isolation at the Royal Free hospital in Hampstead, behind plastic sheeting for weeks while doctors battle to save his life, experts have said.

London hospital
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Kieran Sorkin with his new set of ears after surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire)

Not many children dream of having a ‘big pair of ears’, but for one nine-year-old who was born without a pair his wish has come true after pioneering surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

SamCam in Rochester and Strood? A little Reckless, don’t you think?

At a time of tragedy, a passenger thanks pilots for making it possible for her to see her family.

With a few logical exceptions, after three months you should be on fixed-time work under Labour.

London Bloggers

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
[Photograph by John Phillips/PA Wire]

Often referred to as a melting pot, London is a city renowned for its rich blend of cultures.

Monday, December 22, 2014
Around 25 per cent of the population self-identity as having no religion yet still enjoy the fun of Christmas (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

It’s Christmas time. We know this by the light-adorned streets, the mobility hazard posed by boxes of Quality Street, Roses and Celebrations in every supermarket’s entrance and, of course, the incessant radio-plays of Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You.