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Author: Plumbers Balham

Despite lockdown measures being lifted people living with sickle cell disease are still having to follow strict measures. Sickle cell disease affects 1.5m people and causes blood cells to change shape. It is a potentially life-threatening disorder which mainly affects those with African or Caribbean heritage. Video by Tarah Welsh and David Faye. boiler service […]

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Image copyright Google Image caption Police had been called to Great Dover Street in Southwark over reports of a fight A man has been stabbed to death in a south London street. Police had been called to Great Dover Street, Southwark, at 17:30 BST on Wednesday to reports of males fighting when they found the […]

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Image copyright Getty Images “It was embarrassing, everyone was looking at us,” Susan Bleau says of the moment she tried to spend free school meal vouchers worth £45. After weeks of delays, her daughter’s school had finally received the vouchers and printed them out for her. But at the till, with a trolley full of […]

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Image caption Samuel Akinsanya said his mum Esther Akinsanya worked was known as “nurse or matron” because she loved to care for people New NHS data has revealed ethnic breakdowns among the patients in London hospitals who have died with coronavirus. Black people account for 13% of the city’s population but 16% of deaths. Epidemiologist […]

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Image copyright Michael Rudman Image caption Barge East in Hackney Wick is one of several venues subject to a crowdfunding appeal Pubs and restaurants around the UK are turning to crowdfunding websites to survive the lockdown. Village locals and inner-city craft beer bars are among those asking for pledges of up to £30,000. Nick Antona, […]

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Image copyright Craving Coffee Image caption Matt and Rachel Ho have raised more than £21,000 so far for their business Craving Coffee “Running a small business is touch and go at the best of times,” says Rachel Ho, director of an independent coffee shop in Tottenham, north London. And these, it seems fair to say, […]

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Image copyright Getty Images British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff. The airline, which grounded much of its fleet due to the coronavirus crisis, has been negotiating with the Unite union for more than a week. The two sides have reached a broad deal but are yet to sign on […]

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With the UK on coronavirus lockdown, some young people have been forced to isolate alongside parents who don’t accept their sexuality. After the coronavirus outbreak suddenly ended a UK tour he was performing in, Sam, 23, a dancer, from Birmingham, says he had “no choice” but to move back to his “strict” Christian family home. […]

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Image copyright AFP Image caption There have been more than 900 confirmed cases of coronavirus in London Up to 40 stations on the London Underground network are to be shut as the city attempts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus outbreak. Transport for London (TfL) announced there would be a partial shutdown of the […]

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