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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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.

Monday, August 11, 2014
The fox fell through the ceiling at North Middlesex Hospital

A fox crashed through the ceiling of a hospital in north London into the children’s ward where eight sickly infants were staying.

London
Thursday, August 7, 2014
'We're well equipped to deal with any Ebola infection' say Olly Carpeter and consultant Dr Stephen Mepham in the Royal Free's 
infectious disease unit. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Hampstead has become a front line of defence against the potential spread of Ebola – with the Royal Free Hospital having the country’s only two beds fully equipped to deal with infections.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Edward's prescription of antibiotics for the potentially deadly disease

Twenty pupils have tested positive for TB (tuberculosis) after an ­outbreak of the killer disease at a Newham secondary school.

London
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena (front) leaves Westminster Magistrates Court earlier this year.

A Whittington doctor facing the UK’s first prosecution linked to alleged female genital mutilation has denied any wrongdoing.

Southwark Crown Court
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A man has been tested for Ebola in the UK the Department of Health confirmed.

BBC
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Kate Middleton look-a-like sunbathing and enjoying the Gazette Pic: Richard Chambury

A Kate Middleton look-a-like was over run by fans as she read the Gazette in a photo shoot for Prince George’s birthday.

Cambridge
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The report wants to see more booze buses and sobering centres to deal with drunk people, as it costs costs £232 every time an ambulance is called out (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Get more booze buses on the road and double the fine for being drunk in public says a new report, as figures show alcohol-related incidents cost London’s emergency service £60million-a-year.

London Ambulance Service
Friday, June 20, 2014
Portrait of female doctor holding clip board (Photo: Sigrid Gombert)

We all know that London is the political, financial, cultural and sporting capital of the England but it was revealed this week that it has a less welcome title - Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) capital of England.

United Kingdom
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Caren Paterson  (Picture: Irwin Mitchell)

An Archway woman left brain damaged after having to wait more than 100 minutes for an ambulance has been awarded a compensation package worth £5million.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
More Londoners have signed up to donate stem cells than other other part of Britain  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Despite our unfriendly reputation, more people in London have signed up to donate their stem cells than in any other part of Britain.

United Kingdom
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Chennai Dosa has been closed down by health inspectors (Pic credit: Google streetview)

A vegetarian restaurant in Wembley has been closed down after it was found to be overrun with cockroaches.

Saturday, May 24, 2014
The surgeon became the first to live stream an operation across the globe (Pic by Tedeytan)

A surgeon at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel has become the first to live stream an operation across the globe using a pair of Google glasses.

Royal London Hospital
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Maria De Jesus died 19 days after the botched surgery at Queen's Hospital in Romford

The bungling junior surgeon who removed a pregnant woman’s ovary instead of her appendix at a hospital in Romford has been allowed to keep his job.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Lovebox, held in Victoria Park, is among the festivals to ban legal highs (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

A group of more than 20 UK music festivals has banned the sale of “legal highs” and will take part in a “digital blackout” on Monday to highlight the danger of taking the drugs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The petition hopes to help invisible disability sufferers beat the stigma and sit on the tube (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

A petition for TfL to make ‘invisible disability’ badges for the Tube that mimic their iconic ‘baby on board’ ones has received an outpouring of personal messages and support.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Boris Johnson was not put off cycling to work this morning (Picture: Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

The Mayor of London has been accused of complacency for his call for “a sense of proportion” over high air pollution levels in the capital.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Millennium Dome is shrouded in smog (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Pollution levels have hit level 9 this morning in London and the South East as a perfect storm of Sahara dust, emissions from Europe and domestic dirt plague the UK.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Saharan dust combined with pollution from mainland Europe has contributed to one of the worst smogs of the year (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Millions of people with health problems have been warned not to overdo it as much of the UK continues to experience high levels of pollution.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
London's Air Ambulance on the helipad at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel

Thousands of homes in north west and east London are to be built as part of regeneration plans revealed today in the Budget.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Scientists have developed a new blood test that could detect whether or not a person will develop dementia within three years.

Friday, March 7, 2014
The boy was fed on nine litres of goat's milk a day (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

A 12-year-old boy who was fed nine litres of goat’s milk a day has been taken away from his mother after a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.

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The teenager is thought to have met up with a 17-year-old girl from London amid fears they have been radicalised.

Oceanarium plans to house penguins as part of its £1.5m expansion.

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The cocktail costs £16

A new bar has opened in Chelsea serving up cocktails made with pig’s blood, octopus tentacles, candy floss, raw eggs and squid ink.

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The man filmed himself raping his wife on her mobile phone

A man who repeatedly raped his wife and filmed it on her mobile phone has been jailed for 13 years.

Officers want to speak to this man in connection with a stabbing on a tram in Croydon (Picture: British Transport Police)

A 15-year-old boy was left with a punctured lung after a man lunged at passengers on a Tramlink service near West Croydon with a knife, stabbing him five times.

London Bloggers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit:

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.