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England Joins Nations Offering HIV Prevention Pill To All At High Risk

England Joins Nations Offering HIV Prevention Pill To All At High Risk

England will join a growing list of countries offering HIV-prevention pill to all those at high risk of catching the virus, the British government announced on Sunday, in a move hailed as a “milestone moment” by health campaigners. Tens of thousands of people will be able to get the highly effective pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs […]

London Launches Green Energy Firm To Fight Climate Change, Poverty

London Launches Green Energy Firm To Fight Climate Change, Poverty

London’s mayor launched a green energy company that will provide “fair-priced” electricity from renewable sources on Monday, seeking to reduce carbon emissions and make fuel more affordable. One in 10 Londoners cannot afford to pay their energy bills, according to figures from the mayor’s office, which said the new, company London Power, would offer a […]

Rising Homelessness To Ageing Population: Five Challenges Facing cities In 2020

Rising Homelessness To Ageing Population: Five Challenges Facing cities In 2020

The world is seeing the biggest wave of urban growth in history with the United Nations expecting almost 70% of people globally to be living in urban areas by 2050, up from 56% today. The shift is creating significant challenges for cities around the world, from tackling worsening air pollution in New Delhi to keeping […]

Climate Change Activists Target London’s Financial District

Climate Change Activists Target London’s Financial District

Climate change activists targeted London’s financial district on Monday blocking Bank junction, vowing a day of disruption for major institutions which they said were financing an environmental catastrophe. Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the streets around Bank in the heart of the City of London. “The City of London is a preeminent nexus of power in […]

With Glue And Fake Blood, Climate Protesters Target London Fashion Week

With Glue And Fake Blood, Climate Protesters Target London Fashion Week

“(The demonstrators) are calling for the fashion industry to tell the truth about its contribution to the climate and ecological crisis,” says the Extinction Rebellion group Climate activists glued themselves to a door and poured out a “bleeding” red carpet at the opening of London Fashion Week on Friday, seeking to draw attention to the […]

Major Explosion In Leicester, England

Major Explosion In Leicester, England

Four people have been taken to hospital in a “critical condition” following an explosion in Leicester on Sunday. Emergency services were called to the “major incident” on Hinckley Road shortly after 7pm. Leicester Police said there is no indication that the incident is terrorist related. Emergency services, including a hazardous area response team and ambulance crews, remain at the […]

Queen Elizabeth II Sends An Heartwarming Christmas Message To The Anti-Terror Unit Of London

Queen Elizabeth II Sends An Heartwarming Christmas Message To The Anti-Terror Unit Of London

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will praise the “powerful identities” of London and Manchester in responding to terrorist attacks this year, during her annual Christmas message on Monday. She will also pay a personal tribute to the “support and unique sense of humour” of husband Prince Philip, who retired from solo public duties earlier this year. […]

Staff At Two U.K. McDonald’s Restaurants Vote For First Strike

Staff At Two U.K. McDonald’s Restaurants Vote For First Strike

McDonald’s Corp. workers at two restaurants in England have voted in favor of a strike, in what would be the first industrial action by staff of the American fast-food chain in the U.K. Employees at one site in Crayford, near London, and a second in Cambridgeshire were balloted following a dispute over the use of zero-hour […]

Osinbajo Visits Buhari In London

Osinbajo Visits Buhari In London

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will soon brief the nation on the outcome of his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in London. Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, made this known on his twitter handle on late Tuesday night. He described the meeting as ““a very good meeting.” […]

Man In Gorilla Suit Finishes London Marathon After 6-Day Charity Crawl

Man In Gorilla Suit Finishes London Marathon After 6-Day Charity Crawl

A British police officer who crawled the London Marathon in a gorilla costume has raised more than $42,700 for charity after completing the 26.2-mile course. Tom Harrison of the Metropolitan Police Department crossed the finish line on Saturday, six days after the race started. The 41-year-old, who went by the name Mr. Gorilla, donned the […]

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