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Tuesday Morning Headlines
28th October 2014

Warning: video contains flash photography. 

Less than 1.5% of London’s public health budget spent on mental health

Research by the Charity Mind reveals that less than one and a half percent of London’s public health budget is spent on mental health. 

Local authorities in the capital have £280 million pounds available to spend, but those who replied to a freedom of information request from Mind set aside just £3.7 million for mental health. 

Nearby fire shuts down London Bridge 

London Bridge was closed and buses were diverted last night after a fire broke out at a nearby twelve story building.

Scaffolding on the tenth floor of the office building on King William Street, which is being demolished, caught fire and took three hours to get under control. Around 20 firefighters were on the scene.

Nobody was hurt, despite falling debris from the building. Both buses and pedestrians were diverted from the area. 

The bridge was cordoned off from just after 6pm to around 7.30pm, when the London Fire Brigade announced on Twitter that southbound traffic across the bridge had reopened. 

Britain’s £1.7bn bill from EU pushes UKIP support to record high 

According to a ComRes survey by the Independent, support for UKIP has reached a record high following the EU’s recent demand for £1.7 billion from Britain. The results are a major boost for UKIP. 

The anti-European Union party also hopes to secure the election of its first Police and Crime Commissioner this week.

The ComRes poll reveals the lowest level of support for Labour since Ed Miliband became the party’s leader in 2010. 

Cameron jogger ‘no idea’ it was the Prime Minister

The jogger who ran into David Cameron in Leeds yesterday has said he had 'no idea' it was the Prime Minister.

Dean Farley was arrested after he collided with the PM yesterday lunchtime, but he was released an hour later.

Scotland Yard are now carrying out a review of David Cameron's security following the incident, which raised fears over the safety of the Prime Minister. 

Tea and orange juice could cut ovarian cancer risk by a third 

According to new research by the University of East Anglia, drinking tea and orange juice could cut women's risk of ovarian cancer by a third.

Over a 30 year study, UEA found that those whose diets included the anti-oxidants found in tea and some citrus fruits had a much lower risk of ovarian cancer than those whose diets didn’t incude the compounds. 

New rules for US Ebola health workers 

New rules will now see US health officials actively monitoring health workers who have treated Ebola patients in west Africa.

Updated guidelines issued on Monday will require most medics to be checked for symptoms for 21 days after their return to the USA. Health workers will not require quarantine or isolation.

The announcement comes after a nurse who complained about her quarantine in New Jersey was allowed to return home.

Police: help us find Goldhawk Road attackers 

Police want to speak to two people in connection with an unprovoked attack on a woman at Goldhawk Road station.

It happened at about 6pm on Sunday the 12th of October.

The victim is a Polish national. She was punched and kicked after a man and a woman questioned her about her nationality.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the British Transport Police or Crimestoppers. For pictures of the attackers, please see the video above. 

Weather forecasts to receive £100 million supercomputer 

Nearly £100 million worth of funding has been confirmed for a supercomputer to improve the Met Office's weather forecasting and climate modelling.

The facility will work 13 times faster than the current system, allowing more frequent and detailed assessments of weather stations around the country. 

It will be built in Exeter during 2015 and become operational next September.

Debrett’s update guide to etiquette 

The Debrett’s guide to etiquette has been announced.  

Their latest guide to modern manners condemns mobile phone use while talking to another person, reclining your seat on an aeroplane and kissing in a professional context.

Eating on public transport and the use of e-cigarettes also featured high on the list of daily gripes.

Debrett’s say following their etiquette suggestions will minimise awkwardness in society. 


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