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27th November 2014

'Years of disruption' as parts of London Bridge station is rebuilt

12 million commuter journeys could be disrupted while London Bridge station, one of London's busiest transport hubs, partially closes over the busy Christmas period.

Rail authorities have warned that the £6 million project clearing out old victorian arches and opening two new platforms, could mean "years of disruption" at London's fourth busiest station. 

 

Australian Batsman Phil Hughes dies after being hit on the head in a match

Cricket Australia officials have reported batsman Phil Hughes has died in hospital, after failing to regain consciousness after being injured in a match.

The 25 year-old was struck in the head with a ball, which missed his helmet, causing him to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher. 

It happened during the Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and NSW at the Sydney Cricket Ground, two days ago.

A Cricket Australia spokesman said: "He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.”

 

Girls as young as three being checked for female genital mutilation in Britain

Horrifying statistics have come to light following the opening of Britain's first specialist FGM clinic.  

Girls as young as three are being checked for possible signs of female genital mutilation at Britain's first specialist clinic for child victims, based at University College Hospital in Euston.

 

London homes ‘earned’ more than a nurses salary in one year

According to the National Housing Federation, property prices in 20 London boroughs have risen by £35,316 in just one year, pushing many homes out of reach of average earners.

Average rents have also shot up £182 per month, in two years.

 

An experimental ebola vaccine shows positive results

The US run trial is designed to boost the immune system's production of antibodies.

According to researchers, 20 volunteers received the vaccine and none of them had any adverse side effects.

Some participants developed a ’T-Cell’ thought to be more accustomed to fighting viruses. 

 

Man with his 6 year-old niece attacked on the Bakerloo Line

Police are searching for three men after a commuter was attacked at Baker Street station, while standing with his six year old niece.

The commuter was waiting by a ticket barrier when he was shoved and sworn at, before being followed down the escalator to the Bakerloo line platform, where he was then kicked and punched to the floor.

Police urge that anybody with information should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit the website here https://crimestoppers-uk.org 

 

Quick surgery assessment for those with diabetes linked with obesity


People diagnosed with diabetes linked to obesity should be quickly assessed for weight loss surgery, according to new NHS guidelines.

Around 10 per cent of the NHS's budget every year is spent tackling diabetes.

Advisory body Diabetes UK says that in the long run, ‘risky’ weight loss surgery could save the NHS money. 

 

Weapons used in the trenches displayed for the first time in London

 

Hand-to-hand combat weapons used by Army officers in the trenches are being displayed for the first time in the capital.

The Guards Museum, located in Wellington Barracks close to Buckingham Palace, is displaying three weapons which were used during the First World War.  

 

11 year-old plays God in new movie

An 11-year-old London schoolboy will play God in the biblical film Exodus.

The movie will be release this December.

Isaac Andrews has been acting for two years, but has already managed to build up an impressive acting CV.

He'll will next be in The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass. 

His glittering career hasn’t stopped him having the responsibilities of a youngster, such as homework, and going to go to school. 

 

One Direction makes chart sales history

Boy band, One Direction have made history on the Billboard 200 music chart with their latest album 'Four'.

They are the only group in the 58-year history of the chart to see their first four albums debut at No. 1.

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