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Jimmy Savile's brother 'wandered around in a tracksuit'

A 23-year-old radiographer in the late 1970s at the hospital, known as victim 19, said she often saw Savile walking around the hospital at night, helping the porters.

The woman also noted that:

Savile's brother (uncertain which one) used to wander around the hospital also dressed in a tracksuit. The common view was that he cut a rather pathetic figure.

– Anonymous
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Savile brother 'sexually abused women at a hospital'

Jimmy Savile's brother was likely also a serial sex abuser at a London hospital, a report today has claimed.

Johnny Savile, the entertainer's older brother who died in 1998, was accused of molesting and possibly raping women at Springfield Hospital in south London, the report said.

The claims were made between five women between 1978 and 1980, and related to his time as a recreation officer at the hospital in the 1970s - with the last two culminating with him being sacked for gross misconduct of a sexual nature in 1980

The allegations were uncovered by officers involved in Operation Yewtree.


Second UK Ebola health worker flown back after injury

A second UK military healthcare worker who is likely to have been exposed to Ebola is being treated in London's Royal Free Hospital Credit: PA

A second British military healthcare worker has been flown to England from Sierra Leone following "likely exposure" to Ebola via a needle-stick injury.

Public Health England said that the healthcare worker arrived back in the country today and is being assessed at London's Royal Free Hospital.

They have not been diagnosed with Ebola and do not have symptoms, Public Health England added.

It comes after another British military healthcare worker was flown back to England for monitoring at the weekend after suffering a needle-stick injury, also in Sierra Leone.


Hospital 'failing' cystic fibrosis patients warns charity

Cystic fibrosis campaigners are warning that Kings College Hospital is failing patients because it's not setting out a timetable to create a new specialist centre. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has raised thousands of pounds to help build new facilities, but the fund will disappear at the end of April.

'We remain grateful to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for their generous offer of support. Cystic fibrosis patients were recently transferred to a more modern facility at King's, and no longer have to share bathrooms with each other.

We remain committed to finding a permanent home for our cystic fibrosis patients on an expanded and refurbished ward at King's. However, we are currently unable to provide the charity with a timetable for when this work will be carried out.

This is because we have a programme of vital improvement works to deliver, all of which are designed to improve patient care.'

– Kings College Hospital statement

YouTube Tube singer who went viral reveals he had mental illness

A 23 year-old Kennington man, who became a YouTube hit after he was filmed singing to himself on a Tube train, has revealed that he was suffering from a mental illness. Alika Agidi-Jeffs was filmed by another passenger and the video was viewed almost 2.5 million times after it was posted on the website in 2012.

But Alika was experiencing severe depression, manic episodes and suicidal thoughts at the time. He found that listening to music was one way of coping with his illness. He eventually had a breakdown and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder last year. But he has now made another video with the help of the charity Rethink Mental Illness about his condition:

When I first saw the video I saw the funny side, but after it was shared millions of times I decided I didn’t want to be defined by it. I am in a good place now and I wanted to tell my side of the story so that others who are in the same dark place can realise that there is help out there. By making this new video with Rethink Mental Illness, I really want to get the message out that there is always hope, no matter what you’re going through.

– Alika Agidi-Jeffs

Going through a mental illness like bipolar disorder can be really tough, and all the attention around the YouTube clip must have made things even more difficult for Alika. But his story shows that with the right support, young people with mental health problems can get better and move on with their lives.

– Mark Winstanley, Rethink Mental Illness
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