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TfL and London boroughs prepared for wintry weather

Transport for London (TfL), the 32 London boroughs and the City of London are reassuring people that London will keep moving in the event of wintry weather later this week. ... Full story

People who live near major roads have higher rates of dementia

As many as 11% of dementia cases in people living within 50m of a major road could be down to traffic, the study suggests.UK dementia experts said the findings needed probing but were plausible ... Full story

Commons success of Steps Into Work programme for students with learning disabilities

Burrowes to TfL’s Steps into Work Programme end of year presentation where he congratulated students on their achievements and recognised that the programmes successes in ensuring disabled people have the opportunities and support they need to get and keep a job ... Full story

Free Xmas Meal for Homeless and Elderly

Christmas can be the most lonely and depressing time of year, that's why I was very impressed to hear that Shish Restaurant is offering free ... Full story

North Middlesex Hospital has turned a corner

North Middlesex Hospital has turned a corner, but there is a lot more work that needs to be done”, says Joan Ryan MP ... Full story

London Pension Fund Authority of its remaining investments

Mayor Sadiq Khan made a manifesto commitment to ‘take all possible steps to divest the London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) of its remaining investments in fossil-fuel industries.’ ... Full story

Turkish hospitals in Africa serve hundreds of thousands

Hospitals built by Turkey in Somalia, Sudan, and Libya continue to serve thousands of Africans otherwise unable to access healthcare due to ongoing conflicts. ... Full story

Enfield’s Child Mental Health Provisions 'Amongst Worst in UK'

Local MP David Burrowes said: “It is a scandal that almost a quarter of our young people are turned away when referred to mental health specialists by their GP" ... Full story

Zika threat in Asia, now it is in Malaysia

Malaysia confirmed its first Zika case after a 58-year-old woman who recently traveled to Singapore ... Full story

Zika Virus in Singapore, Indonesia

Singapore is pushing ahead with vector control measures against mosquitoes with the number of infections of Zika ballooning to 82 just four days after the first confirmation of a locally-transmitted case. ... Full story

UNICEF links new polio cases to Lake Chad insurgency

The UN said Friday children across the insurgency-wracked Lake Chad region are at great risk of polio because medics are unable to deliver vaccinations to many places considered unsafe. ... Full story

100 new HIV cases daily

Kenyan campaigner warns of 100 new HIV cases daily ... Full story

Crisis at North Middlesex Hospital should be a ‘wake-up call’ for the Government

Crisis at North Middlesex Hospital should be a ‘wake-up call’ for the Government, says Joan Ryan MP ... Full story

Record 29 million people drug-dependent worldwide says UN

New World Drug Report research identifies heroin as deadliest drug. New data from the UN on Thursday claim that the number of adults with drug abuse problems worldwide has gone up for the first time in six years. ... Full story

'Tomato Ebola' spreads

Tomato Ebola, pest which affects cultivation of tomatoes, now poses threat to Nigeria's food security, local minister says ... Full story

Researchers dissecting genetic code to find cancer cure

Key to preventing cell division 'hidden in the genetic codes', says Dr. Esma Akin ... Full story

Mars recalls candy in more than 50 countries

Snickers, Milk Way among candy bars recalled after plastic found ... Full story

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