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Fire breaks out next to Saudi Embassy in Mayfair

Fire breaks out next to Saudi Embassy in Mayfair

Breaking News, News, UK
BREAKING NEWS: A major fire has erupted in Mayfair on Chesterfield Street next to the Saudi Embassy and emergency services have been called.  https://twitter.com/LondonFire/status/1058294699201609728 The London Fire Brigade said: "Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters have been called to a fire at a restaurant with flats above in Curzon Street in Mayfair." "The Brigade was called at 0917. Fire crews from Soho, Lambeth, Chelsea and other surrounding fire stations are at the scene.The cause of the fire is not known at this stage." https://twitter.com/999London/status/1058294133905940480 https://twitter.com/LondonFire/status/1058291270702063617   Words: Sonakshi Sharma Subbing: Sorcha Gilheany  
Medical cannabis now legal in UK on prescription

Medical cannabis now legal in UK on prescription

Breaking News, News, NHS, UK
UK patients may now be prescribed medical cannabis as of today, thanks to a change in the law. Certain specialist doctors - not your GP - will be allowed to give their patients some cannabis-based products including THC, which leaves users feeling “high”, and more commonly CBD, which is being studied for its health benefits. Over the past few months, numerous cases have sprung to the media’s attention regarding cannabis. Billy Caldwell, the 12-year-old whose epilepsy is only eased by the use of cannabis oil, had his supply seized at Heathrow airport after his mother tried to bring it back from Canada. Billy’s mother, Charlotte, told Sky News after the legalisation: "For me what started off as a journey which was about the needs of my little boy actually turned into something, proved
UK #MeToo scandal: Sir Philip Green named in Parliament

UK #MeToo scandal: Sir Philip Green named in Parliament

Breaking News, News, TV, UK
The businessman accused by The Telegraph of racially and sexually abusing staff members has been identified in parliament today as Sir Philip Green, according to the BBC. On Tuesday, the Telegraph published claims that a leading British businessman “allegedly” sexually harassed and racially abused his staff, and that he used non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to pay off his alleged victims.  The paper was prevented from revealing the identity of the businessman and the name of his company by an injunction. Lord Peter Hain named Sir Philip Green, Topshop boss, as the businessman in question as he spoke under parliamentary privilege in the House of Lords on Thursday. Adding, it was in the public interest to reveal his identity. Sir Philip “categorically and wholly [denied]” the all
Cirque du soleil is back at the Royal Albert Hall

Cirque du soleil is back at the Royal Albert Hall

Arts, Breaking News, culture, Entertainment
Quickly, get your tickets to see TOTEM by Le Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall, I promise this will dazzle you more than your regular Netflix night. Each year it’s the same… the Christmas season fills you with joy and happiness but then comes January. We found something that could kick Jan’s depression out: Totem, the breath-taking new show of Cirque du Soleil. Back at the mythic Royal Albert hall the performers are ready to make you shake with their acrobatics. Each show of the Cirque has a particular theme, TOTEM goes into the evolution of the human species, from first emergence to present day.   Rafters, unicycles, contortionists and more are blended with science, story and comedy. This magic recipe has already fascinated 4.5 million people worldwide. See Janua
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