Unicef: Quarter of a million children close to starving in Nigeria

Unicef: Quarter of a million children close to starving in Nigeria

As UNICEF gains access to areas ravaged by Boko Haram, the UN children’s agency has urged last July the need for support in delivering aid to almost 250,000 children. Out of the 244,000 children suffering from ‘severe acute malnutrition’ in Borno this year, an estimated 49,000 children – almost 1 in 5...

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Poland now largest foreign community in the UK

Poland now largest foreign community in the UK

The latest estimates from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that Poland is now the most common non-UK nationality of the British population, followed by India and Pakistan. The Annual Population Survey (APS) revealed that in 2015 Poland was the birth country of 831,000 UK residents. These are greater...

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Holland Park residents battle to save 100-year-old tree from megabasement

Holland Park residents battle to save 100-year-old tree from megabasement

Residents in Holland Park are fighting for the future of an ancient chestnut tree threatened by plans for an encroaching mega basement. Many of the inhabitants of St Marry Abbots Terrace have banded together in defence of the 40ft tree that they feel would obstruct works planned on a neighbouring...

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Last orders as Government slash recommended number of units

Last orders as Government slash recommended number of units

The Government has savagely cut the safe alcohol limit down to 14 units a week. New guidance published by the UK’s chief medical officers cuts the maximum recommended number of units men can consume in a week from 21. In real terms this boils down to either five pints of...

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Earls Court pharmacist, Zafar Khan best loved in London

Earls Court pharmacist, Zafar Khan best loved in London

Zafar Khan has been voted London and Kent’s favourite pharmacist, putting him in the running for national winner of the I Love My Pharmacist award. Khan, 71, runs the only 24-hour pharmacy in the country, fronts five international and national healthcare charities and has made four penicillin-based breakthroughs during his...

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