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Gardening experts are teaming up with the NHS to promote the positive impact horticulture can have for people's mental health. The Royal Horticultural Society has already pledged its Feel Good Garden at this year's Chelsea Flower Show will live on at a Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust site in…
New timetable arrangements coming into force on the railways this weekend are a "disgusting insult" to disabled passengers, a union has said. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said the latest instruction from Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) tells staff not to attempt to place people of reduced mobility on…
The mother of a Windrush generation man who died while trying to prove his British citizenship has called for Theresa May's resignation as her son was laid to rest. Dexter Bristol died aged 57 while caught up in the immigration scandal which his retired NHS nurse mother, Sentina, claimed caused…
Three Court of Appeal judges have refused to allow journalists to name a pensioner who is in the "end stage" of dementia and has been at the centre of a dispute in the specialist Court of Protection. Lady Justice Arden, Lady Justice Sharp and Lord Justice Peter Jackson have upheld…
A High Court judge has taken steps aimed at protecting a youth who may be at risk of gang violence after talking to police. Mr Justice Williams has made the teenager a ward of court, a move which gives a judge overall parental control. He heard that the youth had…
A dead youth mentor suspected of dismembering a convicted sex offender and killing his daughter has been described as a "true pillar of the community" and "a perfect neighbour".Nathaniel Henry (pictured) was a "significant suspect" in the double killing of Noel Brown, 69, and Marie Brown, 41, after being linked…
CCTV has been released of a suspected sex attacker after a string of assaults on women.A number of sexual assaults by touching have been reported in Ladywell, Lewisham, south-east London, between December 2017 and April 2018.Scotland Yard have released footage of a man they would like to speak to in…
Stalkers could be made to wear electronic tags and their victims would receive message alerts when offenders are nearby, police have said.The new initiatives were unveiled for London as Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick admitted the force had failed stalking victims in the past.The number of stalking cases dealt with…
A long-time rough sleeper has dismissed protesters planning to line the royal wedding route in sleeping bags as "anarchists" intent on causing trouble.William "Bill" Watson, who has lived in the borough for four months, said planned homeless solidarity events were an excuse for people to "cause a riot".The 50-year-old, originally…
A teenager has been found guilty of killing a youth worker who confronted a group of drug dealers outside his home.Omid Saidy (pictured) was knifed in the neck after he chased two teenagers from outside his house near Parsons Green, south-west London, the Old Bailey heard.The 20-year-old had gone after…
Levels of violence at a young offender institution have dropped after teenagers were rewarded for good behaviour - including being given sweets and chocolate. Inspectors found an 80% reduction in assaults on staff at HM Prison and Young Offender Institution (YOI) Feltham from a previous visit early last year. At…
A mentally ill man who died in police custody "must have been petrified in his final minutes", his family have said. Kevin Clarke, 35, died at Lewisham Hospital on March 9 following an incident earlier that afternoon in the Polsted Road area of Catford, south-east London. His relatives spoke of…
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