Sunday, April 14

Day: August 10, 2015

Unexploded World War Two Bomb in Bethnal Green
London

Unexploded World War Two Bomb in Bethnal Green

    Tower Hamlets Council has announced that an unexploded World War Two bomb has been uncovered at a building site in Bethnal Green – at the junction of Temple Street and Old Bethnal Green Road. The Council has confirmed that the surrounding area is currently cordoned off to pedestrians and traffic. Residents are advised to avoid the area and through traffic is advised to take alternative routes and not plan to go through Bethnal Green. The Council’s Emergency Planning procedure has now kicked into operation to keep residents safe. The Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade are working with the Council on this. The Council has set up a rest centre in a local school and has sent a full Rest Centre Team to the school to support the rest centre. The Council promises upd...
London

Doctors worry as Government dithers on 7 day NHS

    Veteran health campaigner Myra Garrett joins Mayor Lutfur Rahman and Councillors Abjol Miah and Oli Rahman on last year's "Save our Surgeries" demonstration. One of the talking points in this year’s General Election were previously released figures which showed that death rates were higher in hospitals at the weekend than during the week. This difference could be explained by clinical factors. Hospital populations are smaller at the weekend, as routine and minor operations are not scheduled then and patients who came in on a planned basis earlier in the week are sent home. This means that very ill patients and patients admitted to A&E and pass away at the weekend represent a high percentage of the hospital population on Saturdays and Sundays than on other days. Anot...