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Jilted girlfriend given a Christmas to remember

Zascha Friis Credit: Zascha Friis/Facebook

Until a few days ago, 23-year-old Zascha Friis from High Wycombe was facing a very lonely Christmas. The Danish nanny and part-time student had just broken up with her boyfriend and couldn't afford the £350 flight home to Denmark to spend it with her family.

In order to keep herself busy she put up an advert on social media, asking about any volunteering opportunities over the festive period.

Hundreds of people responded with ideas, but instead of Zascha helping others at Christmas, they decided to help her.

Zascha's post on social media. Credit: Zascha Friis/Facebook

An appeal was started to raise the money for her airfare. Goulam Freed helped organise the collection. Zascha has now raised enough money, but the donations and good will are still flooding in. Goulam will be giving the surplus money to charity.

Watch the ITV News London report on Zascha's Christmas to remember.


Wasps say goodbye to their Wycombe home in style

Wasps fans said goodbye to their team. Credit: PA

Wasps said farewell to their home at Adams Park in Wycombe today with a 44-17 victory over the French side Castres. Wasps are moving to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry after deciding that staying in Wycombe was financially unviable.

Ben Jacobs scores a try during Wasps' win. Credit: PA

The club have been based in or around London for 147 years but announced the decision to move in October. Their next game will be against London Irish next Sunday.

Shoppers urged to save their cash for 'Buy Nothing Day'

Credit: Buy Nothing Day

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.


Tessa Jowell statement

The Mayor of London has the power to make a profound and lasting difference to the lives of millions of Londoners, and I've made no secret that I've been preparing my plan. But my fervent belief is that London’s best hope for a better future is a Labour Government, so all of my campaigning energy is directed towards helping our Labour candidates in marginal seats win in 2015.

Applications to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London don’t open until after the election, so that is the appropriate time for a formal declaration. I’m standing down as MP for Dulwich and West Norwood so that I can fully prepare for meeting that challenge, and I intend to bring a plan for London that will be bold, ambitious, and will meet the aspirations of all Londoners

– Dame Tessa Jowell, Dulwich and West Norwood MP
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