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15th January 2015

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House prices expected to fall further 

The latest RICS survey reports that in December, the number of potential house buyers in the London market dropped for the eighth consecutive month.  Prices are expected to continue falling.

They survey suggests changes in stamp duty could boost activity in the housing market, although it warns this may prove challenging for first time buyers. 

Two Americans become first to free climb El Capitan 

Two climbers have become the first in the world to free climb the nearly vertical Dawn Wall of El Capitan in Yosemite Park, USA.

The two men, from California and Colorado, reached the top of the 3,000 foot summit yesterday.

As they are free climbers, they used no climbing equipment apart from ropes and harnesses, which were only there to save them if they fell. 

President Barack Obama took to Twitter to congratulate the pair.

Boris backs Dave: no TV debates unless Greens included 

Boris Johnson has told London Live he backs the Prime Minister's decision not to participate in any televised General Election debates unless the Green Party is included.   

There were heated exchanges across the despatch box in the House of Commons yesterday as Labour Leader Ed Miliband said David Cameron was running scared from the debates.

The Mayor of London disagreed, saying the Prime Minister was “absolutely right” to want the Greens included. 

Police appeal for information regarding Croydon bus driver assault 

Following an assault on a bus driver in Croydon, police are appealing for help to identify their suspect.

The victim, a 46-year-old male bus driver, was head butted as he was on his break at the Colonnades Leisure Park on November 1.

He’d been driving a Route 119 bus where he was approached by the suspect, who is believed to white and in his mid 40s. 

Probable Ebola victim treated in Northampton General Hospital 

A  woman who is suspected of having Ebola is being treated by doctors at Northampton General Hospital.

It is understood that the woman has recently travelled abroad.

The only currently confirmed case of Ebola is that of 39-year-old Pauline Cafferkey, who is currently being treated at the Royal Free Hospital in North London. 

Scientists warn of link between high heels and osteoarthritis

Scientists have said wearing high heels could lead to osteoarthritis.

A study by Stanford University has found women who wear stilettos are putting such strain on their joints that they are eventually wearing their joints out.

Around eight million in the UK suffer from the incurable condition. Those who are overweight more prone to it.

Tottenham 4 -2 Burnley 

Tottenham sealed their 4th round FA cup place after beating Burnley 4-2 last night in their replay match.

The London side didn’t make didn't make it easy for themselves after conceding two goals in the first seven minutes.

However, they managed to turned it around to get the win.

Spurs will play Leicester in the fourth round.

Cindy Crawford: modelling has had its heyday - now people only want celebs

Cindy Crawford has told the Evening Standard she enjoyed the heyday of modelling and claims the big contracts are given to celebrities in preference to professional models.

The 48-year-old says today's models are in a more competitive market than she and the likes of her fellow nineties supermodels such as Naomi Campbell experienced.

The American model spoke openly in an interview which will appear in today's Evening Standard magazine.

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