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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.

Wed, 16:11
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.

NHS
Tue, 00:01
Lara will have a bone marrow transplant in March

The desperate search for a bone marrow donor for Belsize Park woman has come to an end after a genetic match was discovered.

Friday, February 5, 2016
Pete Oliver

A ‘flesh-eating virus’ has killed a Muswell Hill man after he was bitten by an insect while gardening at home.

NHS
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Irmgard Cooper with her daughter Lorraine Booker

A spelling mistake and a mix-up by senior medics led to a grandmother bleeding to death after an operation at a north London hospital.

NHS
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Tanya Monkman suffered a rare migraines which left unable to go out without her wheelchair. Photo: Paul Bennett

A mother of three is trying to recover her mobility after a rare migraine caused stroke-like symptoms leaving her temporarily paralysed.

London
Monday, December 21, 2015
The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS choir could make it to no.1 in the charts this Christmas (Picture: YouTube/LGNHS Choir)

The Christmas Number 1 2015 winner could be a south-east London NHS choir as their mash-up, ‘A Bridge Over You’, is currently rocketing up the charts.

NHS
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Surprisingly dangerous (Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

A Londoner needed an emergency operation when he popped a champagne bottle - only for the cork to smash his glasses into his eye.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
(Picture: PA)

Do these pictures give you toothache? Food artist Jacqui Kelly created sculptures by the Houses of Parliament today of a young girl, a teenage boy and an man entirely carved from sugar.

United Kingdom
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
A doctor wears a badge next to her stethoscope in support of the Junior Doctor's contract (Picture: PA Images)

Today’s planned junior doctor strikes have been cancelled.

Monday, November 30, 2015
The card that was handed to Kara Florish on the Tube

This is the hateful card that was given to Kara Florish as she travelled on the Tube.

NHS
Friday, November 27, 2015
The Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is placed into special measures (Picture: PA Images)

Health watchdog CQC has said the London Ambulance Service (LAS) NHS Trust should be placed into special measures as it is ‘performing poorly’ and has been rated ‘inadequate’.

London Ambulance Service
Wednesday, November 25, 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)

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’.

NHS
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.

NHS
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.

NHS
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.

NHS
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.

Twitter
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.

NHS
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.

London
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.

London
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.

NHS
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.

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’.

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London Bloggers

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.