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First 'Slow Food' market comes to central London

What's to be the first Slow Food market in central London is opening later today.

Slow Food is a movement promoting locally-produced food and regional cooking.

Slow Food is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

The aim of the new market in London is for people who live in the city can meet food producers who aim to make their products sustainable, local, organic and wholesome.

One year since aquatic centre opens to the public

The London Aquatic Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Today marks one years since the London Aquatics Centre first opened to the public, following modifications after the 2012 Olympic Games.

Since 1st March 2014, the centre has hosted numerous high-profile events including the World Diving Series, the Invictus Games, Sport Relief and National Paralympics Day.

It is now home to the Tom Daley Diving Academy and served as a 2014 Commonwealth Games training base.

The centre received 640,000 visitors between 1st March and 31st December 2014. Since it opened to the public, nearly 3,000 young people have joined the London Aquatics Centre Swim School programme and 300 primary school pupils per week attend a new school swimming initiative at the centre.

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Man and young girl found dead by police

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A man believed to be in his 40s and a girl thought to be four years old have been found dead at a property in Notting Hill.

Police were called to an address in Colville Square shortly before 8pm yesterday, following concerns for the welfare of people living there.

Officers forced their way in and found the two bodies. Both were pronounced dead at the scene by London Ambulance Service.

The deaths are being treated as unexplained.

A woman in her 30s has been arrested in connection with the deaths and is currently in custody. Police are not looking for anyone else as part of the investigation. They are in the process of informing family members. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course.

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Stabbing victim named by police

Alan Cartwright, 15, who died from a single stab wound Credit: Metropolitan Police

Officers investigating the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Islington have released the victim's name.

Although formal identification hasn't yet taken place, the Metropolitan Police said the dead teenager was Alan Cartwright from Islington.

Police were called to Caledonian Road just after 7.30pm to reports of a boy collapsed in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. The police are continuing to appeal for information.

Burglars steal war medals from veteran's widow

A picture of some of the medals Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 90-year-old widow has been robbed of her husband's war medals during a burglary in West London.

Police in Hillingdon are appealing for witnesses and information following the theft. It took place some time between 8th February and 15th February. Cash was also stolen.

During the burglary, six naval World War II medals were taken. Some of the medals have 'W ELLIS 598200' engraved on the edge.

Detective Constable Lisa Coker, from Hillingdon CID, said: "The victim is understandably distraught that her husband's medals have been taken as they mean so much to her. These medals are a reminder of the sacrifice her husband made during the war and the brave man that he was.

"I urge anyone with information, or if you have been offered these medals to buy, to contact me."

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