Alan Rickman dies at 69

Actor Alan Rickman, known for films including Harry Potter, Die Hard, Truly Madly Deeply and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, has died at the age of 69. The star was suffering from cancer, his family said. He became one of Britain’s best-loved acting stars thanks to roles including Professor Snape...

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Mayor’s £100,000 boost for volunteering in local communities

A people’s café, a ‘speed-greening’ project and a gym group that helps the elderly are among 16 inspirational projects to win Mayoral funding to increase volunteering opportunities for Londoners. Funding between £2,500 and £10,000 has been given to a range of projects across the capital through Team London’s Small Grants...

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Fifth Marsden March supported by cancer patients and celebrity walkers hailed as ‘great success’

This Sunday 22nd March more than 5,500 walkers marched to support and raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. A mix of conscientious citizens, patients, staff and relatives crossed the line of the fifth annual Marsden March, a 14 mile sponsored walk, and an alternative 5 mile walk, between...

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Don’t Wait to Donate

The fight against cancer has a new weapon in its arsenal allowing members of the public to donate money to the cause with the tap of a card. The Cancer Research UK Kensington store will be one of the first places in the world to test  the new technology, allowing...

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Genetics could change cancer treatment forever

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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Sir Ranulph Fiennes to host evening at Royal Geographic Society

He is the first man ever to cross both icecaps via both poles and to scale Everest, the world’s highest peak. He ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents just a few months after suffering a massive heart attack that left him in a coma, fought Marxist terrorists,...

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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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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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