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Right Said Fred: 'I'm too sexy NOT to get tested'

London band Right Said Fred have launched a campaign to encourage people to get tested for Hepatitis C.

The band, who are famous for the song "I'm Too Sexy", have made a documentary about being tested. In it they discuss how their lifestyle choices have put them at a higher risk of contracting the disease.

The most common cause of infection is the sharing of needles to inject recreational drugs. But the band says there are risks associated with anabolic steroid use, tattoos, piercings or acupuncture which are less commonly known and need to be exposed.

It's estimated that over 60,000 people have been infected with hepatitis C in London.

Cancer survivor launches 'Sliderider' at Alexandra Palace

14-year-old Alexandria Batchelor opened a giant waterslide at London's Alexandria Palace this weekend, run by Cancer Research UK.

Hundreds of people enjoyed the giant, three land water slide yesterday, and all the money raised is to support research for better and kinder treatments for children and young people with cancer.

Every year around 220 children are diagnosed with cancer in London.

Child cancer survivor Alexandria Batchelor, and her family. Credit: Cancer Research UK.

SlideRider was so much fun, I couldn’t wait to go again.

It was a big honour to be the first person to try it in London and I think it’s great the money raised from today will help fund research into cures and kinder treatment for children and young people with cancer.

– Alexandria Batchelor

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Calls for more organ donors

Credit: Soeren Stache/DPA/Press Association Images

Hundreds of Londoners have died waiting for an organ transplant in the last five years, according to new figures.

NHS Blood and Transplant is now calling on more people to sign up to the donor register, and to discuss the issue within their families.

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