By the age of 12 Harnaam Kaur was waxing twice a week and shaving daily. She even considered suicide before finally accepting who she was.Read the full story ›
The British Transport Police wants to trace a man who rode on a horse into Windsor & Eton Riverside Station and threatened staff. The incident happened on Sunday January 4th. He rode into the station around 3pm but when he was challenged by a staff member, he threatened them with a riding crop and racially abused them.
A busy railway station is no place for horses and rail operators have every right to refuse access to people with animals under the railway bye-laws. The member of staff was just doing their job and racial abuse and threats will not be tolerated.
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B9(S-SUB) of 25/02/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
After a bright start for many, clouds will thicken bringing rain for much of the afternoon.Read the full story ›
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.
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
A transition in the weather is underway for Friday and it will turn colder. The weather flip-flops again before next weekRead the full story ›
Today is 'Buy Nothing Day,' and a campaign is challenging consumers to refrain from splashing their cash for 24 hours.
The campaign aims to encourage people to 'switch off from shopping and tune into life.' It also wants to get people to consider the ethical and environmental consequences of consumerism. For more information visit the 'Buy Nothing Day' website.
Bright start to Saturday with some nice autumnal sunshine in places. In the sunshine temperatures could reach 13C.
It's another dull start, with patches of mist around which should clear relatively quickly.
For some there will be sunny spells this afternoon and temperatures will be above average for this time of year, reaching 13C.
Not too much rain about but continuing to feel pretty damp due to the low lying cloud. Cloud will lift slightly this afternoon. Temperatures reaching around 11C.