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Students to pitch low-carbon business ideas

The prize money will go towards launching the winning idea Credit: PA

City Hall will be more like the Dragons' Den today as students battle it out to win £20,000.

Contestants will have to pitch their own low-carbon business plan.

The prize money will go towards launching the winning idea.

Ten student groups have made the shortlist, with ideas ranging from eco-friendly bus shelters, to energy saving smart plugs and converting old bangers into electric cars.

More than 2,000 Londoners get cancer treatment grants

MacMillan Cancer Support says the disease can lead to financial isolation Credit: PA

More than two thousand cancer patients in London received grants for treatment, according to new figures.

Macmillan Cancer Support says more than six hundred thousand pounds have gone towards heating bills, clothing and transport costs.

The charity says it highlights the financial isolation that often follows a cancer diagnosis.

MacMillan Cancer Support.


Calls for more NHS powers for the capital

There are calls for 'Manchester style powers' over the NHS Credit: PA

The capital should have 'Manchester style powers' over the NHS according to Labour London Assembly Health spokesperson Dr Onkar Sahota.

A new report says the capital needs the flexibility to adapt its health service to match the needs of patients.

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Thousands attend climate change protest in London

More than 5,000 protesters have gathered outside Parliament in London calling on politicians to take tougher action on climate change.

Crowds of environmental activists cheered as a host of speakers including Vivienne Westwood, who appeared via video link, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas attacked the Government and accused it of not taking action.

Protesters shouted 'power to the people, power to the polar bear' as they marched towards Parliament. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
More than 5,000 protesters called on the government to do more to protect the planet. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Demonstrators carried placards with messages such as 'climate not trident' and 'say no to fracking'. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire
Protesters first gathered at 1pm on Saturday at Lincoln's Inn Fields before marching to Parliament. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire


Labour Party's plans for extra 3,500 nurses in capital

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Labour says it would recruit nearly 3,500 more nurses in London - if it wins May's general election.

Across the UK, the party says it would aim to recruit 20,000 more nurses by 2020.

Labour says it will fund extra nurses through its Time to Care Fund - raised from a mansion tax on properties over £2m, cracking down on tax avoidance and a new levy on tobacco firms.

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