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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today agreed to negotiate the junior doctor contract with the British Medical Association (BMA) in talks held by conciliatory service Acas, but the BMA say his consenting so late is ‘political game playing’.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Junior doctors held a massive protest in London last month over the contracts and now plan to strike for three days in December (Picture: Naomi Ackerman/ London24)

London medics will join junior doctors nationwide in a ‘full walkout’ December 8 and 16 and offer only emergency care on December 1 after 98 per cent voted in favour of industrial action, the BMA said today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The strikes will take place over three days in December (Picture: PA Images)

A ballot is due to close that could lead to tens of thousands of junior doctors going on an “all-out” strike in London for the first time ever.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Junior doctors held a massive protest in London last month over the contracts and now plan to strike for three days in December (Picture: Naomi Ackerman/ London24)

London medics will join junior doctors nationwide in a ‘full walkout’ December 8 and 16 and offer only emergency care on December 1, subject to final ballot, the British Medical Association (BMA) announced today.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
There is a secret to a better sex life (Picture: PA Images)

How do you have better sex? The internet offers a million answers to this vital question every day, but a new study says there is one simple thing you need to do to ‘enjoy more frequent and satisfying sex for both partners’.

Monday, November 2, 2015
Cow & Gate baby muesli had a different type of natural ingredient inside

A shocked Mum found ‘a spiders web’ and ‘a maggot’ in her child’s baby muesli last week and its maker Cow & Gate are now warning parents not to give the cereal to their kids.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Anyone with information about 'spice' should call 101 (Picture: Getty)

Three men have are in hospital after taking a drug called ‘spice’ on the streets of Peckham yesterday.

London Ambulance Service
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
A large group marched across Westminster Bridge to raise awareness

Commuters were confused this morning as ‘patients’ dressed in full hospital gear marched through central London at rush hour in an attempt to raise awareness about a lack of organ donors.

Monday, October 19, 2015
Pauline Cafferkey as she was discharged from the Royal Free in January

A Scottish nurse being treated at the Royal Free Hospital for a late complication of the Ebola virus is no longer in critical condition, the team treating her has said.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead where British nurse Pauline Cafferkey is being treated (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

A Scottish nurse who was airlifted to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead last week for a late complication of the Ebola she contracted last year is now ‘critically ill’, the hospital has said.

Friday, October 9, 2015
The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead where British nurse Pauline Cafferkey is being treated (Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

An Ebola nurse is in an isolation ward at the Royal Free Hospital with the disease - for the second time.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
It is thought Mr Hogg was bitten by a brown recluse spider

The graphic images further down this article show the catastrophic injury caused to a Camden holidaymaker’s leg from a flesh-eating spider bite.

South Africa
Monday, September 28, 2015
A new study by London South Bank University shows that we do not think fat people commit crime - and it might be getting in the way of justice? (Picture: PA Images)

New London university research shows that many of us think overweight people are unlikely to commit crimes and it could be ‘getting in the way of justice’.

Friday, September 25, 2015
None of the pupils at Villiers High School required hospital treatment after the incident (Photo: Google StreetView)

London Ambulance Service were called to Villiers High School in Southall today when potentially hazardous chlorine gas was accidentally released during a science lesson.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Marina Williamson almost had a heart attack after suffering a sever reaction to PPD in her hair dye

A Wembley lawyer who had a near-fatal allergic reaction to her hair dye is urging people to sign a petition calling for a ban on a dangerous chemical.

European Union
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The sexual health clinic on Dean Street mistakenly sent out sensitive data  (Photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)

A major London sexual health centre mistakenly revealed the email addresses of almost 800 HIV clinic patients yesterday - and could be facing a fine of half a million pounds for the “hugely invasive breach of privacy”.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Polish people are donating blood to say thank you for the opportunities they have  to work and study in the UK (Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Polish people in London are fighting against discrimination by going on strike outside of Parliament - and donating blood to the NHS.

Monday, August 17, 2015
Eating disorder survivor Jae West invited passing Londoners and tourists to draw hearts on her body (Picture: YouTube)

Eating disorder survivor Jae West stood in her underwear at Piccadilly Circus and asked passersby to draw a heart on her body ‘to support self acceptance’.

Thursday, August 13, 2015
It might be called Fine Foods but according to health inspectors this store in Harlesden is one of the dirtiest in the country. (Pic credit: Angela Blake)

If you live in Greenwich, Harlesden, Southall or Highgate, you might, because these neighbourhoods all have shops that feature on a ‘shame list’ of England’s dirtiest premises.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
£1.5 billion worth of food is wasted in London every year (Picture: Just Eat It/Peg Leg films)

New London app OLIO lets you share surplus food in your kitchen with neighbours and get delicious cupcakes, salads and dishes in return - almost all for free. London24 spoke to founder Tessa Cook about the app and the ideology behind it.

United States
Monday, July 27, 2015
The hearing took place in the Family Division of the High Court (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Three girls aged 12, nine and six have been made the subject of a landmark court order to protect them from being ‘cut’.

High Court
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Ecstasy is at its highest level of use in 10 years (DEA)

The proportion of young people taking ecstasy has soared to the highest level for more than a decade, official figures have shown.

United Kingdom
Friday, July 3, 2015
Lewisham Hospital (Picture: PA Images)

A woman from south-east London broke her elbow, went to A&E in Lewisham and then wrote this heartwarming ‘complaint’ letter to NHS staff about her time in hospital.

US Federal Reserve
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Royal Free's air conditioning may have accidently been pumping out hot air instead of cold

Sick and elderly patients said they suffered “sauna-like” conditions while being treated for life-threatening illnesses at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead after air conditioning units stopped working yesterday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Cancer survivor Luna Caden, seven, admires the double helix sculptures

Did you know we share 90 per cent of our genes with a mouse? London now has a DNA inspired art trail which features sculptures by Ai WeiWei and Ted Baker and will raise money for a huge medical research centre.



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Saturday, September 26, 2015
Vintage Salt

Vintage Salt, in Liverpool Street, is wonderfully atmospheric, like stepping back into a dining room at a period seaside resort.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Pickled sardines

On a dreary main road where high rise flats line the horizon Rootdown restaurant stands next to a busy roundabout.