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Patients ten times less likely to survive cardiac arrest in Hackney than in other London areas, report suggests

Patients ten times less likely to survive cardiac arrest in Hackney than in other London areas, report suggests

Patients are ten times less likely to survive a cardiac arrest in Hackney than they are in parts of central and greater London, a report has suggested. The London Ambulance Service’s 2014 Cardiac Arrest Report listed City and Hackney’s Ambulance Complex survival rate as just 4.8 per cent. This figure…

Los Campesinos! fans enjoy “exceptional” sold-out gig

Los Campesinos! fans enjoy “exceptional” sold-out gig

Los Campesinos! is probably the best pop band in the UK, though they may not be around to hold onto that crown for much longer. Their sold-out show at Shoreditch’s Village Underground is the last show the band have booked and, based on Gareth Campesinos’ cryptic statements, it may well be…

Man accused of murder of daughter and ex-partner

Man accused of murder of daughter and ex-partner

A man slit the throat of his 22-month old daughter and killed his ex partner using a machete, hammer and screwdriver after she discovered he was married to another woman, an Old Bailey jury heard. Fifty-three -year-old Roland McKoy is charged with the murder of 45-year-old Valerie Forde and their daughter…

Campaigner demands removal of returning officer

Campaigner demands removal of returning officer

Tower Hamlets’ current returning officer should not have the authority to oversee next year’s General Election, the founder of an anti-corruption independent political party has claimed. Andy Erlam, a founding member of Red Flag Anti-Corruption, said that the allegations being made in a High Court action against Mayor Lutfur Rahman…

Cyclist killed on one of London’s worst roads

Cyclist killed on one of London’s worst roads

A 57-year-old male cyclist died in hospital on Sunday, following a traffic collision with a silver Toyota Yaris in Aldgate on Saturday morning. The unnamed victim, who was cycling on Leman Street when he was hit, was rushed to hospital in critical condition for treatment but died 24 hours later.…

Man arrested in connection to late night rape

Man arrested in connection to late night rape

A man was arrested last night in connection with the violent rape of a young woman in Tower Hamlets on Friday December 5. The 27-year-old man was arrested on Sunday December 7 at an address in E14 Tower Hamlets. He was taken into custody at a central London police station…

Croydon University Hospital A&E among UK’s five worst

Croydon University Hospital A&E among UK’s five worst

Accident and emergency services at Croydon University hospital are among the  five worst in the country for patient satisfaction, according to the Care Quality Commission.  Almost forty per cent of 189 A&E patients who answered a questionnaire in February said their experience of the standards of care was ‘worse than…

Man jailed for stealing cash and alcohol from church

Man jailed for stealing cash and alcohol from church

A man was jailed for stealing wine, whiskey and collection money from a Catholic Church residence in Croydon. William Stanley, 40, of Selhurst New Road, was sentenced to three years imprisonment on November 27 following a three-day trial at the Old Bailey where he was found guilty of burglary. Stanley smashed a…

Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

Horniman Christmas Fair opens this weekend

The Horniman Museum is joining in on the festive fun by holding a Christmas Fair this weekend with plenty of activities for children, festive food and drink as well as shopping for adults. Children can follow the clues on the Christmas trail to solve the riddle and earn a festive gift…

Schoolchildren’s innovation tested at TeenTech

Schoolchildren’s innovation tested at TeenTech

  Over 500 London schoolchildren will descend upon the Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow to get a taste of the reality of careers in technology and engineering. More than 200 industry professionals will guide the attendees at the TeenTech event. TeenTech is the brainchild of BBC…