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Heidi Alexander MP to succeed Val Shawcross as Deputy Mayor

The Mayor of London has today announced that Val Shawcross CBE will be retiring as London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport. Val will be stepping back from full-time public life after 18 years at the GLA. Sadiq Khan paid tribute to Val for her exceptional service to

When pain strikes – look for Deep Freeze

More than two-thirds of women are expected to suffer from muscular back pain at some time during pregnancy. A growing bump puts more strain on the back and this can lead to mums arching their backs to compensate. If that was not enough, the hormone

Explosive detection dogs introduced in London airports to screen cargo

Dogs that are capable of detecting minute traces of explosives concealed in air freight are being deployed in cargo sheds at British airports as the government introduces its latest measure to reinforce the UK’s aviation security. Free running explosive detection dogs (FREDDs) working in close

Schools Minister announces boost to computer science teaching

Organisations are invited to run the first ever National Centre of Computing Science Education, the School Standards Minister Nick Gibb announced today. The national centre, along with 40 leading schools across the country, will help improve teaching of the computing curriculum and is supported by

Policing partnership at Tower Hamlets election

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) worked alongside Tower Hamlets Council in yesterday’s Mayoral and the Government Local Elections. This built on the lessons learnt from previous elections and feedback from different sections of the community and key stakeholders. Their plan, reviewed by both her Majesty’s