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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Friday, February 28, 2014
The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead racked up £500,000 in hotel bills for patients in 2012/13

Seriously ill patients are being sent to a Premier Inn as a north London hospital uses budget hotel beds to free up space on wards.

Monday, February 17, 2014
Angela Kelly and daughter Kaylin - Dieter Perry

A pregnant north London mother claims she almost miscarried due to malnutrition because she is unable to cook in her council flat kitchen in Finsbury Park.

Friday, February 14, 2014
Around 10,000 Boris bikes are available across 723 docking stations (Picture: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The health benefits of riding Boris bikes outweigh the hazards, a new study has found.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Women at a London abortion clinic were shocked to be told they were more likely to sexually abuse children if they had a termination.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Women who take Britain’s most popular contraceptive pills are being warned they risk potentially life-threatening blood clots.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A mentally-ill woman has given birth to a baby boy after a High Court judge ruled doctors at the Royal Free London NHS Trust should perform an urgent caesarean section.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A 10-year-old east London girl who was injected with glue by accident at Great Ormond Street Hospital has won a multimillion-pound payout after she was left permanently brain-damaged.

Monday, January 27, 2014
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes have become very popular

E-cigarettes can be bought for a few pounds and have been hailed as a revolutionary weapon in the fight against smoking, delivering a nicotine hit without the harmful toxins found in tobacco.

Friday, January 17, 2014
Researchers claim the third Monday of January is the most depressing day of the year (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

With Monday predicted to be the most depressing start to a week all year a London university has come up with a way to beat the blues.

Monday, January 13, 2014
Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London in 2006

A radioactive prostate cancer drug that acts in the same way as the murder weapon used to kill Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006 has been launched in the UK.

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The 174 bus collided with a house in Harold Hill (Picture by Dani Walsh)

A double-decker bus rolled backwards down a hill and crashed into a house in east London yesterday afternoon.

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The cyclist was killed by a lorry in Richmond (Photo by Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

A cyclist has died this afternoon from injuries sustained in a crash with a bin lorry in Richmond during rush-hour yesterday morning.

Chrissie Wellington tweeted about the theft

A brazen cycle thief was caught on camera breaking into an office in south London and stealing Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington’s prized triathlon bike.

Almost 30,000 offenders were handed a police caution last year, sometimes for serious crimes (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The Met has been accused of ‘letting criminals off’ after figures reveal almost 30,000 cautions were handed out last year for crime including rape, arson and robbery.

The Sherlock star gets measures up for his waxwork (Picture: Madame Tussauds)

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch joked he’ll be able to photobomb himself now after Madame Tussauds revealed it is creating a waxwork of the actor.

The disabled woman was attacked after she accidentally rolled over a woman's foot with her wheelchair at Victoria (Picture: Getty)

A disabled woman was abused by a man who grabbed her wheelchair and tilted it after she accidentally rode over a woman’s foot at Victoria Station.

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The woman pleaded guilty to manslaughter of her four-month-old baby (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A 19-year-old woman from Mile End has escaped jail after starving her four-month-old baby girl to death.

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