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

London smog: 999 calls up, Boris Johnson calls for ‘balance’

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.

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The Millennium Dome is shrouded in smog (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

London smog reaches level 9 as parents told to keep children indoors

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.

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

Smog sits over London as air pollution hits highest level - pictures

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.

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London's Air Ambulance on the helipad at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel

Budget 2014: Thousands of homes for London

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

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New blood test could determine whether people will develop Alzheimer’s

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

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

Boy fed on nothing but nine litres of goat’s milk a day

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 Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead racked up £500,000 in hotel bills for patients in 2012/13

Hospital spends £500,000 on hotel rooms for patients to free up beds

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.

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Angela Kelly and daughter Kaylin - Dieter Perry

Pregnant woman forced to live on takeaways ‘almost miscarried’

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.

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

Boris bike benefits ‘far outweigh the harms’, study finds

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

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