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Police appeal for help in finding missing man

Police are 'concerned' following the disappearance of a 29 year old man from Leytonstone.

David Brown was last seen by his family at around 8:30am on Saturday morning.

He was last seen wearing a navy blue parka coat, jeans, and grey baseball boots.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Waltham Forest via 101.

Eight arrested after four people stabbed in Barking

Thames Road in Barking, east London Credit: Google Street View

Eight people have been arrested after four partygoers were stabbed in Barking.

Two men aged 25 and 23 in hospital with life threatening injuries after the attack at a venue on Thames Road in early hours of this morning.

A third man and a woman were also seriously injured in the assault.


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


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