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Grant Shapps announces 12 countries you can travel to from May 17

Grant Shapps led a Downing Street press conference on Friday afternoon when he said we’ve made "huge progress" this year but we're not at the end. Mr Shapps said the removal of international travel restrictions on May 17 was “necessarily cautious”, adding: “We must make...

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine: Blood clot symptoms to look out for

The policy has previously applied to those under 30 but the age threshold has been raised after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency reported new figures on clots linked to the vaccine. Last month Dr...

Under-40s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca jab amid blood clot fears

The policy has previously applied to those under 30 but the age threshold has been raised after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency reported new figures on clots linked to the vaccine. The advice comes...

Grant Shapps will unveil holiday green list today – 4 things he could announce

The Transport Secretary will unveil the green list for international travel which could be given the green light from May 17 under Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown. Shapps will announce which destinations will fall...

London Mayor and Assembly elections – when to expect results

Votes will be counted in three separate locations across Friday and Saturday to allow for social distancing and to minimise the number of people in each count centre. The first set of results to be...

Red Light Therapy for Sleep

If you suffer from sleep disturbances, you’re certainly not alone. Sleep issues, particularly insomnia, have become quite prevalent in recent decades. In fact, according to the American Sleep Association, approximately 30% of Americans experience...

What are you voting for today? What you need to know about Super Thursday

Polling station have opened for voters to cast their ballots in elections which could shake up British politics and have profound implications for the future of the United Kingdom. The future of the Labour party...

Dogs at polling stations: The UK’s best voting day tradition explained

But enough of all that, election days in the UK have become about one thing and one thing only. Dogs at polling stations. Social media trend #Dogsatpollingstations has become a bit of voting day tradition...

London weather: Sunshine to follow storm and torrential rain

Widespread rainfall, hailstones and even lightning were seen across the country on Wednesday, and the rest of the week is not expected to see any improvement, with a ridiculous 17 hours of rain expected...

Brian Rose: I’ll pull off ‘biggest upset in political history’

The former Wall Street banker, who had been running as an independent before launching his own political party, has been touring the capital in a campaign “battle bus” and says he has a “deeper...

South London uni study warns on ‘Covid-19 Anxiety Syndrome’

Yet for many others, the re-opening of society presents its own challenges in the form of anxiety created by the presence of the Covid-19 virus and its impact. That's according to a new study released...

PICTURED: Dramatic photos of Platt’s Eyot fire rescue

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) crew were called to assist fire services on the evening of Monday, May 3 after a massive blaze ripped through the boatyard. Toby Banks liaising with the London Fire Brigade...

London Zoo welcomes new arrival ahead of breeding programme

Four-year-old Arya, who travelled to London from Paignton Zoo last week, ventured out for the first time on Thursday (April 29) - where zookeepers spotted her tail waving in amongst the leaves. Zookeeper Tara Humphreys said:...

Croydon killer linked to unsolved sex attacks in Australia

Mark Dixie, 50, was jailed for at least 34 years over the 2005 stabbing murder and rape of 18-year-old model and hairdresser Sally Anne Bowman in Croydon, south London. Sally Anne, who was born in...

Week-long crackdown on knife crime in South West London

Hundreds of officers from Kingston, Richmond, Merton and Wandsworth took part in Operation Sceptre – a twice-yearly national campaign to raise awareness around the dangers of carrying a knife. From Monday, 26 April to Sunday,...

If You See This on Your Feet, You May Have Diabetes, Doctors Say

Diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to severe health problems if left untreated, but making sure you manage it can help you avoid the worst complications. Unfortunately, symptoms can be minor or easy...

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Bell Peppers

Stuff 'em, slice 'em, dice 'em—whichever way you like to eat them, bell peppers are a versatile and delicious addition to any diet, especially since they come in at least four different colors (yes,...

New Covid-19 symptom could show you have have had the virus before

According to Tim Spector, Principal Investigator of the PREDICT studies and the ZOE Covid Symptom Study app, your nails could provide a clear indication that you are recovering from the deadly virus. The professor explained...

Historic boatyard destroyed in huge fire on Thames island

The Brigade was called at around 5:15pm on Monday to tackle the blaze at the Grade-II listed boatyards in south-west London. Two industrial units were completely destroyed by the fire, as eyewitnesses reported “explosions” coming...

SW London nurse calls on train passengers to protect NHS

Pippa Watson, who commutes with South Western Railway from Surbiton to Vauxhall, recorded the announcement for Bank Holiday Monday. She is asking her fellow customers to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering, unless exempt. The...

South London cladding: Leaseholders facing huge bills speak out

The rapid spread of the 2017 Grenfell fire, which claimed 72 lives, was found to be caused by dangerous cladding. Now laws designed to make sure combustible cladding and other fire hazards are removed from buildings...

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Sightseeing tours of Richmond’s music history

For over 70 years, Richmond has been at the forefront of the UK's jazz, blues, folk and rock movements and from it's many venues, helped to launch the careers of music icons such as;...

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1 Weight Training Although cardio will burn more calories, weight training is where it’s at if you want to zap the fat. Resistance exercises that involve major muscle groups and your own body weight, like lunges, squats, press-ups, planks, dead lifts, jumping jacks, burpees and the dreaded tricep dip, are all brilliant for building muscle and tone. And if you want to hit the weight training area of the gym to tackle some clean and jerk lifts, the heavier the weight, the...