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Monday, April 25, 2016
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Dr Ben White told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he would be leaving his post with Barts Health NHS Trust (Picture: ITV)

Watch one of London’s many junior doctors, Dr Ben White of Barts NHS Health Trust, resign live on air on Good Morning Britain (GMB) ahead of the planned junior doctor all-out strike tomorrow.

Friday, April 22, 2016
The droppings found in Bombay Munch, Dalston

A rat-infested Indian takeaway has been shut down after fresh droppings and urine were found across the premises – including on food containers.

Monday, April 18, 2016
The badges show that the wearer might need a seat without an awkward conversation (Photo: Cancer On Board Facebook page)

A cancer survivor has created ‘cancer on board’ badges in the hope that Tube travellers might give up their seat to people who are ill.

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Monday, April 11, 2016
Cornell Destouches needs daily medication to control his paranoid schizophrenia (Photo: Metropolitan Police)

A man with a history of violence has absconded from a Hackney mental health unit, and police are warning the public to dial 999 immediately if they see him.

London
Friday, April 8, 2016
Kebap 49 has a zero-rating for hygiene (Pic: Google)

A kebab shop with a zero-rating for hygiene has been accused of causing a rat infestation in Cricklewood which the council are claimed to be ignoring.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
G Stephen Mangan, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pippa Haywood, Tamsin Greig and Oliver Chris join a picket line outside Northwick Hospital (Pic: PA)

The cast members of medical comedy Green Wing joined striking junior doctors outside Northwick Park Hospital today.

Monday, April 4, 2016
Young people can only get takeaway food unless they are accompanied by an adult  (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A McDonald’s in Sutton has banned unaccompanied under-18-year-olds from eating inside, prompting claims of age discrimination.

Monday, April 4, 2016
The Omniya Mediclinic on Montpelier Street in Knightsbridge. Mark Bonar, the doctor at the centre of the Sunday Times doping allegations scandal, had his professional services agreement with his clinic terminated on Friday after it was revealed he does not have a licence to practise medicine in the UK (Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

An investigation is underway after a Harley Street doctor was allegedly secretly filmed saying he prescribed performance-enhancing drugs to sports stars including top footballers from Arsenal and Chelsea.

Premier League
Friday, April 1, 2016
Lara is at home recovering from her transplant.

A Belsize Park woman with leukaemia who beat the odds to find a transplant match is home from hospital and recovering.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Kim Blake with her daughter Chloe. Photo curtesy of the Blake family.

A heartbroken Kentish Town mother said a leading weight-loss surgeon who showed “reckless disregard” whilst caring for her daughter at had “got what he deserved” following news he has been struck off.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Robert Shorter's cats Soda and Tomoko managed to bring his mobile phone to him from the bedroom into the kitchen

When an elderly man fell and knocked his head, the last thing he expected was his two pet cats to come to his aid.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Saunas are the last place you would usually expect to be filmed (Archive photo: Todtanis/Wikimedia)

Regulars at a leisure centre in Clapton are up in arms after spotting security cameras - in the sauna.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
If you cycle to work in London, you likely have lower body mass and far than those who drive or walk  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

People who ditch their car and walk or cycle to work are likely to have a significantly lower body mass and body fat than those who drive to work.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Undated handout photo issued by Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity of Star Wars actor John Boyega with Daniel Bell, 5, at The Royal London Hospital, as the mother of Daniel Bell who is living with a brain tumour, described their meeting with Star Wars actor John Boyega as

Stormtrooper John Boyega made some young fans very happy this week when he dropped into the children’s ward at the Royal London Hospital.

Royal London Hospital
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Today is the third occasion doctors have gone on stirke in this dispute. Pictured here is a picket line outside St Thomas' Hospital in February, during the last walkout (Picture: PA)

Thousands of junior doctors in London are joining a national strike in a row with the Government over a new contract.

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Monday, March 7, 2016
Entrance to Gants Hill Tube station in Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed near a train station this afternoon.

London Ambulance Service
Thursday, February 25, 2016
(Picture: Nick Ansell/PA Wire)

A shockingly high percentage of fresh shop-bought chickens have tested positive for the grim food poisoning bug campylobacter in the latest Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey.

United Kingdom
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Junior doctors have held protests in London and around the country ever since the new contract was proposed (Picture: London24)

Doctors’ union the British Medical Association (BMA) has just announced another three 48-hour strikes and has stated it will seek a judicial review over the government’s imposition of the new junior doctor contract from August 2016.

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Thankfully Katrina was nearby to help before the emergency services rushed to the scene

A hero St John Ambulance trainer saved a man’s life while she was on her lunch break from teaching first aid in east London.

London Ambulance Service
Friday, February 19, 2016
Prof Hemant Kocher setting up world's first national pancreatic cancer tissue bank

The world’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer is being set up at east London’s Queen Mary University to help find earlier diagnoses which could save thousands of lives in Britain every year.

US Federal Reserve
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Bailey's mum Shermel will attend the fundraising night at the Good Ship in Kilburn High Road on March 13 (Photo: Adam Thomas)

The family of a four-year-old girl from Kilburn Park with cerebral palsy have been forced to raise £30,000 for a life-changing operation after NHS funding for the treatment was suddenly stopped.

NHS
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Tommy, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in January, has less than 20 per cent chance of finding a suitable stem cell donor because he is of mixed race   /Credit: @LondonFire)

A 4-year-old boy with potentially life-threatening leukaemia is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant - but little Tommy is struggling to find one because he is mixed race.

London Fire Brigade
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Tasty Chicken n Pizza can't reopen until it has fixed its hygiene problems (Photo: Waltham Forest Council)

A north London chicken and pizza shop has been shut down after it was found to have HUMAN FAECES spread across the shop, along with a litany of other disgusting problems.

London
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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A 17-year-old girl has described her horror at finding a fly in her sandwich - after she had eaten most of it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Singing 'Yours' around central London (Picture: National Health Singers/ YouTube)

A choir of talented medics have been performing in Tube stations and outside London landmarks ‘singing for survival’ with their song to the NHS, ‘Yours’, since November.

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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.