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Man, 98, fighting for life after robbery in north London home

[ad_1] Image copyright Met Police Image caption Peter Gouldstone is being treated in hospital after sustaining bruising and a head injury A 98-year-old man is fighting for his life after he was attacked and robbed in his home. Peter Gouldstone was found with bruising and a head injury at a house in Evesham Road, in the Bounds Green area of north London, on Tuesday.His son Simon said he "feared the
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EU plans post-Brexit London ’embassy’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The European Union plans to have a 29-strong team of diplomats in London to represent it after Brexit. It will be called a "delegation" - not an embassy - and will be part of the EU's foreign policy arm, the European External Action Service (EEAS).There will also be a mission with five staff in Belfast to oversee the implementation of the withdrawal agreement in Northern
Health

The London choir for people affected by mental health

[ad_1] BBC Radio 5 Live has been to meet a London-based community choir for people affected by mental health issues.'More than just a choir' director, David Phelops, said the choir's purpose is to gather people who have "not just suffered mental illness" but also for those "affected by it, either carers, friends or family".He said you "don't have to be anything [you're not]" at the choir, as there are "no
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London university calls for £100m slavery reparation

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university leader.Geoff Thompson, chair of governors of the University of East London, says it would be "ethical and right" for universities to contribute.He says it would help young people who otherwise could not afford to graduate.Last month, Glasgow University
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London Waterloo: Signal failure causes train delays

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images People travelling into London Waterloo station are facing severe delays caused by a signal failure.The major signalling fault is affecting services on the South Western Main Line between Woking and Surbiton.South Western Railway is advising passengers not to travel and seek alternative arrangements. Network Rail said its engineers were already on the site but the problem was likely to cause disruption until about 12:00 BST.
Politics

People’s Vote march: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ attending London protest

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands arrived at the meeting point on London's Park Lane for the marchProtesters calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal are marching in London for what organisers say will be the "biggest, loudest and most important" demonstration of its kind.They are heading to Parliament Square, where a rally will be held later.Young voters are leading the march, which organisers
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London Bridge attack: Skateboard hero to receive bravery award

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout A skateboarder who died trying to help a woman who was stabbed during the London Bridge attack is to be honoured with a posthumous bravery award.Spanish national Ignacio Echeverría, 39, used his skateboard to try and and hit one of the terrorists who killed eight people on 3 June last year.His dad Joaquín Echeverría Alonso will be presented with the George Medal. He said his
Education

False widow spider finds close four east London schools

[ad_1] Image copyright Natural History Museum Image caption False widows are the most dangerous spider species in the UK Four schools have been forced to close because infestations of false widow spiders have been discovered.Ellen Wilkinson Primary School, Star Primary School, Lister Community School and Rokeby School in east London were closed on Wednesday after the finds.False widows are about the size of a 50p coin and are the most
Education

Three in four London students ‘from ethnic minorities by 2030’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Almost three quarters of university students from London will be from ethnic minorities by the end of the next decade, say researchers.The analysis, based on demographic changes and university entry rates, shows 27% of students from London will be white - down from 37% at present.White students will still be the biggest ethnic group - followed by 21% from African backgrounds, up from 17%.The report,
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London mayor Sadiq Khan calls for second Brexit vote

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSadiq Khan: 'The British public should have a say on the outcome of negotiations'London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a second EU referendum, criticising the government's handling of Brexit negotiations with the EU.Writing in the Observer, the Labour politician said that with the UK due to leave the EU in six months, it now faced either a "bad deal" or