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Husband of Della Callagher says 'life will never be the same' for his family

Della Callagher Credit: ITV News

In a statement read in court the husband of Della Callagher, who died after eating the turkey, described his family's grief.

When Della was killed, our lives fell apart. Della's passing was completely avoidable and all three defendants appear to have little or no idea what long-term damage their actions and in some cases lies have done. Life will never be the same. My daughter Nancy will now never grow up with Della by her side and that is unforgivable.

– John Callagher


Ambulance chief to take on new role after resigning

I would like to thank Ann for her hard work and dedication for the past two years.

In her time with us Ann has created a clinical career structure for paramedics from classroom to boardroom, secured significant investment and agreed plans with CCG commissioners for next year including funding for over 1,000 frontline posts and investment in paramedic further education.

– Richard Hunt, Chair of London Ambulance Service

London Ambulance Service chief quits after response failures

The Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Service, Ann Radmore, has resigned after the service was found to have the worst 999 response rates in the UK.

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Dr Fionna Moore, an A&E consultant of 25 years and London Ambulance Service Medical Director will take over as interim Chief Executive.

This was a hard decision to make. I have enjoyed every minute of working with the dedicated and compassionate staff here, and I will be sad to go.

I have huge confidence in Dr Fionna Moore and the leadership team and I know that Fionna will lead the organisation with integrity and strength, putting patients at the heart of every decision she makes.

– Ann Radmore

Child hunger having dramatic effect at London schools

A new report released today reveals that child hunger and poverty in London are dramatically affecting children's ability to learn.

More than 80 percent of teachers in London say that children are eating the wrong foods in the morning, and most say they can tell just by watching their behaviour at school.

The report, by charity Magic Breakfast, is part of the 'Feed Their Future' campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the impact of child hunger on education.

The charity's report found that an alarming number of children are not having a healthy breakfast Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

It also found:

  • Over a quarter of London teachers do not believe parents can identify what a nutritious breakfast is
  • Nearly 60% of children also do not know what a nutritious breakfast is
  • 23% of parents living in the city say that food is getting so expensive they have had to cut down on breakfasts
  • Up to 60% of parents let their children eat anything in the morning, just so they eat something


Ultra Low Emission Zone could have 'damaging consequences' for small businesses

A new Ultra Low Emission Zone in London could do more harm than good- according to the London Region of The Federation of Small Businesses. It's concerned that some heavy diesel vehicles could end up paying three charges a day- and is calling for a new and improved scheme to replace the Congestion Charge, Low Emission- and the proposed Ultra Emission Zone.

Concerns over Ultra Low Emission Zone

Sue Terpilowski OBE, London Policy Chair, Federation of Small Businesses, said:

" Congestion in London damages the competitiveness of businesses in the city and the FSB supports a demand based approach in the capital, however, fairness is critical to small businesses who need to compete with their larger counterparts. It is our opinion that these blunt instruments have disproportionate impacts on smaller businesses and that TfL and The Mayor of London should act now before more small businesses are priced out of London."

Proposed zone aims to improve London's air quality

The new zone- proposed for 2020- intends to improve air quality in the capital and remove from the roads vehicles which contribute disproportionately to air pollution. The public consultation for the zone closes on Friday.

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