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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

TOP Stories

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Ishak Ayiris is set to study at Eton College.  Photograph by Lucy Ray

A schoolboy who secured top marks in his GCSEs is set to follow in the footsteps of David Cameron and Boris Johnson after winning a scholarship to Eton worth £76,000.

Kevin Mellon swung a bag of Jack Russell puppies in the street before kicking their pregnant mother (Pic credit: PA)

A dog breeder from Kilburn has been banned from keeping pets for three years - after he was caught swinging a sack of Jack Russell puppies as he sold them in the streets of Soho at 1 am.

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Engineering works could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this Notting Hill Carnival weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

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If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

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The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Will the relaxtion of the rules on phone use open the floodgates to selfie madness at The National Gallery (Picture via Getty)

Will the National Gallery become selfie central after it removes the ban on photography to avoid confusion over visitors using the new Wi-Fi?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The television programme Whose Line is it Anyway? showcased the art of improv

Now that whole regiments of London comedians have dissolved in the festival mists north of the border it’s a good time to sample a different sort of humour.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Carlisle Bay in the Caribbean has 9 courts

Tennis anyone? Wimbledon might be over but that’s no reason to let the racket get dusty.

Quizzes

Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

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Can you guess the Tube station just from the outside? (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

How well do you know your Tube stations? Can you guess these Underground stops from the pictures taken outside them?

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But which London?! [Photo courtesy of Basher Eyre]

You might know London like the back of your hand, but how well do you know the other Londons - and London landmarks - across the world?

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