Education

London state school secures 41 Oxbridge offers

[ad_1] Image caption Dorcas wanted to prove that you can turn around a negative experience "Both of my mums were so excited," says Dorcas Shodeinde. "First I rang my foster mum and then I rang my actual mum," she explains.Dorcas has been in care since she was 14 and has just received an offer to study Law at Oxford university.She is one of 41 students at Brampton Manor, a state
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Four men found stabbed in Edmonton, north London

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Four men in their in their 20s have been found with stab wounds in north London, the Metropolitan Police said.Officers were called to reports of a fight on Fraser Road, Edmonton, at 17:55 GMT.Police said they were waiting for updates on the condition of the men, who were all taken to hospital for treatment.On Saturday, two men and a teenage boy were injured in a shooting
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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