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A paramedic who survived Covid-19 is calling on others who have recovered from the virus to join him in donating blood plasma that could help treat people with coronavirus. Richard Webb-Stevens, who works for the London Ambulance Service, fell critically ill in March and was taken to Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow by his colleagues. […]

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Ollie Watkins scored 25 goals in the Championship this season Brentford forward Ollie Watkins can leave for offers of more than £18m after a buyout clause in his contract was activated following Tuesday’s Championship play-off final defeat by Fulham. However, Brentford are understood to value the player higher than that. The clause kicked in when […]

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Image copyright PA Image caption Geoff Pugh said he was only at the car park for 23 minutes A motorist says he was “flabbergasted” to receive a £90 parking fine after taking a drive-through coronavirus test at a car park. Geoff Pugh, 52, was handed the penalty after taking his wife and two children for […]

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Six year-old Ayaan and Mikaeel, along with their community, have raised more than £37,000 for the Yemen crisis. With the ongoing conflict in Yemen tens of thousands of lives have been lost. An estimated 24m people, equivalent to 80% of the country’s population, are now in need of humanitarian aid to survive. The scale of […]

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Image caption The Clink restaurant inside Brixton prison is now delivering take-away meals If you were ordering a take-away meal, you might not expect a prison to offer its services. But Brixton prison in south London is cooking and delivering meals in its local area. The intention is to keep its training restaurant functioning during […]

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While cases of pre-eclampsia are increasing around the world, St George’s Hospital in London has managed to cut the most severe type of cases by 80%. Pre-eclampsia is a dangerous condition that can threaten the life of a pregnant woman and her unborn baby. It results in the deaths of half a million women around […]

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Image copyright Metropolitan Police Image caption Stella Frew was pronounced dead at the scene in Sutton on Friday A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who died after she was struck by a van. Stella Frew, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene in Tonfield Road, Sutton, south-west London, just before […]

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The Science Museum in London is reopening on 19 August after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2019, an exhibition opened at the site that told the stories of previous pandemics. The museum says it has started collecting objects from this latest one – such as signage and medical technology – to tell […]

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David Moyes took over at West Ham with the club 17th in the Premier League, one point above the relegation zone West Ham boss David Moyes expects a chance to “improve a great club with big ambitions” after keeping them in the Premier League for a second time. The Hammers secured safety with a 1-1 […]

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Plastic on the banks of the River Thames The River Thames has some of the highest recorded levels of microplastics for any river in the world. Scientists have estimated that 94,000 microplastics per second flow down the river in places. The quantity exceeds that measured in other European rivers, […]

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