Gromit: the obese Jack Russell looking for love

A cheese-loving Jack Russell Terrier cross called Gromit is still desperately awaiting his Wallace after six months at the Brands Hatch site of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Staff at the rescue centre are hoping a starring role in the third series of Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, airing...

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NHS is on the hunt for vital autumn blood donors

In September, as the summer holidays end, children head back to school and people return to work, NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in London to make sure giving blood is part of their routine. NHS Blood and Transplant is asking blood donors in London to make an appointment to...

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First all-diabetes cycling team take London

The first all-diabetes professional cycling team, Team Novo Nordisk, will come to London to compete in the final stages of the UK’s leading cycling race, the Tour of Britain, on the 14th September, following a route from Westminster to Tower Hill. Team Novo Nordisk is a cycling team with a...

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Kensington and Chelsea Council unveils singing for health program

Residents are invited to take part in an exciting singing for health programme in Kensington and Chelsea called Sing to Live, Live to Sing! organised by the Council. The Council launched the initiative as a pilot programme in June and, due to its success, a new series of workshops will...

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WA Ellis paddle challenge in aid of hospital

Join WA Ellis as they undertake a paddle boarding half marathon along the River Thames. The first people to paddle board downstream of Putney Bridge, W.A. Ellis goes above and beyond.   Join with them to help raise vital funds for the Octavia Appeal, the paediatric arm of the Friends...

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Westway sports centre reaches out to west London kids

Rarely do children get to include climbing within their school day, but at Berrymede Junior School in Acton, it’s a popular part of the timetable as an exciting partnership with Westway Sports & Fitness has opened up a range of climbing opportunities. Berrymedes’ Head of PE, Steve Cotton, first approached...

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Get lost in the parks of South West London

Get Lost! Explore the beautiful, lush, green open spaces of South West London and experience the delights of nature. Exhilarating, healthy and uplifting for all the family. A visit to these wonderful and special places is accessible, simple to get to and every effort is made to make your visit...

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Genetics could change cancer treatment forever

A project into DNA run by Genomics England that could make chemotherapy ‘a thing of the past’ is under way in England as the first genetic codes of people with cancer or rare diseases (out of a target of 100,000) has been sequenced. Since the 30th of May, when the...

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RBKC Mayor hosts event tackling depression and mental health

Residents who’d like to hear how the written word can help in the battle to beat the black dog of depression are invited to support a special mayoral fundraiser at Kensington Town Hall on Thursday 9 October. Along with a chance to find out more about depression and other mental...

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Plans to axe heart surgery unit at Royal Brompton Hospital are “flawed and unlawful”

Plans to axe heart surgery unit at Royal Brompton Hospital are “flawed and unlawful”

The Royal Brompton Hospital branded the proposals to shut down the children’s heart surgery unit at the hospital as “shot through with legal error” as it sought a judicial review to challenge the closure of the department. It is the first time an NHS organization has taken the health service...

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