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The Morning Headlines
16th December 2014

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St Mary’s A&E named ‘inadequate’ by health watchdog 

One of London's biggest accident and emergency departments has today been rated as being “inadequate” by the leading health watchdog, while a casualty unit run by its sister hospital has been rated as being “good”.

The Care Quality Commission found St Mary's A&E in Paddington was “inadequate”, with nursing number and cleanliness levels both falling short. 

The report also found the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs five hospitals in the capital, requires “improvement” overall. 

Victims named in Sydney siege

The two victims who died in the 16 hour siege in Sydney have been named.

Mother-of-three Katrina Dawson was having a coffee with a fellow barrister when the siege began. 

34-year-old Lindt café manager Tori Johnson died in hospital.

Commandos stormed the cafe at around 3pm yesterday.

The hostage-taker has been named as Man Haron Monis. He an Iranian refugee on bail. He was shot dead at the scene.

Four others, including a policeman were also injured. An investigation has now been launched. 

Majority don’t know if minicab licensed or not 

Fewer than half of passengers know whether a mini cab is licensed, according to new research.

The London Assembly also found two thirds of black cab passengers don't know how to tell whether their taxi is licensed. 

The Assembly say more needs to be done to improve services for passengers.

Four teenagers arrested over Edmonton murder released on bail

Four teenage boys arrested in connection to the murder of a man in Edmonton have been released on bail.

The victim died of a stab wound at his home. 

It's believed that there had been an argument  between the man and the boys who were trying to gain entry to a party in the block of flats.

St Paul’s officials object to Thames garden bridge

A new garden bridge over the Thames will "ruin" views of St Paul’s, according to officials at the Cathedral.

The complaint comes after the bridge was given planning permission earlier this month.

The Garden Bridge Trust deny the claims, saying the bridge would offer views of the Cathedral that are currently not possible.

Report: Yoga “as good as cycling and walking” for preventing heart attacks and strokes

According to new research, yoga is as good as helping prevent heart attacks or strokes as cycling or walking.

The European Journal of Preventive Cardiology say yogas low cost also makes it an attractive option.

Heart-related illness is responsible for one in four deaths in the UK.

Everton 3, QPR 1

Everton beat QPR last night 3-1.

Ross Barkley's first-half strike helped to move Everton into the top half of the Barclay’s Premier League.

Rangers have yet to pick up a single point away from home this season, despite Bobby Zamora's best efforts 10 minutes from the end of the match. Zamora scored QPR’s only goal.

The match was Everton's third home league win.

Velvet Rolls Royce seen outside Harrods

A velvet Rolls Royce was spotted outside Harrods at the weekend.

The car was pictured next to the upmarket store in Knightsbridge over the weekend.

Having a car wrapped in velvet is thought to cost around £3,000. 

For more discussion of the day's biggest stories, see today's topical round-up. 


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