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Morning Headlines
13th February 2015

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Enfield named worst borough for food hygiene 

New research by the consumer group Which? has name Enfield as the worst borough in the country for food hygiene.

Unfortunately, London made a strong showing in the top ten. Lewisham, Ealing, Harrow, Camden and Brent all were featured in the top ten, with restaurants featured for their poor hygiene.

The results were compiled from the latest data submitted by local authorities to the Food Standards Agency. 

Home Affairs Committee say abuse inquiry should cover all of the UK

A Home Affairs Committee report is urging the government to extend the scope of the child sexual abuse inquiry so it covers all of the UK, rather than only England and Wales. 

The Committee recommended that Scotland and Northern Ireland were also included. In singled out the need to explore claims of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast in the 1970s. 

Tributes paid to Steve Strange following heart attack 

Tributes are being paid to Steve Strange, the lead singer of 1980s pop band Visage, who has died from a heart attack.
The 55-year-old Welsh singer, best-known for his hit Fade To Grey, died at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital in Egypt.

Simon Le Bon, Boy George and Billy Idol all tweeted their condolences.

Strange had suffered ill-health and was admitted to hospital last year with a bronchial infection and an intestinal blockage.

Doctors urged to encourage patients to exercise 

Doctors are being advised to encourage patients to do more exercise.

The chairperson of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, Professor Sue Bailey, says physical activity should be classed as a "wonder drug" as it can reduce some cancers by as much as 45 per cent.

Her comments come ahead of a new report which will detail the importance of exercise in daily life.

Agreement reached to try and end fighting in Ukraine

An agreement has been reached to try and end the fighting in Ukraine.

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France announced that a ceasefire would begin on February 15.

The deal includes weapon withdrawals and prisoner exchanges.

The pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine have signed the agreement.

Thousands of people have died in almost a year of fighting in the region.

Deflation at lowest since 2001

Deflation is at its lowest since 2001. Families across the country are being urged to make the most of comfortable living standards.

It comes after the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney,  yesterday declared the current economic climate as "robust."

However, forecasters are encouraging people to make the most of falling petrol prices, as they say the strength of the economy is likely to change.

Protestors out at Fifty Shades of Grey premiere 

Campaigners protesting against the film Fifty Shades of Grey were out in force last night for its premiere in Leicester Square.

Around a dozen members of the “50 Shades Is Domestic Abuse” group held banners and placards as Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson turned up on the red carpet.

They were later removed by police after circulating leaflets among the crowd.

Residents complain about Boujis 

Neighbours of Boujis nightclub have complained to the council that party-goers are "vomiting" and "urininating in the streets" of Kensington and Chelsea.

In the past year alone, police were called to the nightclub 32 times. There have been four allegtions of common assault and one of GBH.

Boujis said "substantial steps" have been taken to keep the neighbours happy.

Greenwich residents spend least on Valentine’s, report says

Residents in Greenwich spend the least when celebrating  Valentine’s day, according to a new study.

Statistics by app YPlan claim that Greenwich, Hounslow and Tower Hamlets spend less on February 14 than anywhere else in London, paying out around half as much as residents of Kingston, Enfield and Richmond.

Across London, clubbing was the most popular Valentine's night activity, accounting for 26 per cent of Y Plan bookings. 

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