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200 Australian paramedics start work in London

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Nearly 200 Australian paramedics start work at the London Ambulance Service in the next few hours.

A national shortage of paramedics in this country meant recruiters looked abroad. Australian skills and training match UK standards.

The paramedics have all completed a conversion course and the service plans to recruit more in March.


Two arrested over Bromley firearms haul

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Two men have been arrested after police seized a rocket launcher and other firearms following a mass brawl.

Metropolitan Police found an AK47-style assault rifle, a Second World War machine gun and the rocket launcher when they were called to East Street in Bromley, south east London, at around 4.30am today.

CCTV operators spotted the group of up to 10 men involved in the fight, with one of the suspects carrying what appeared to be an assault rifle. Police said the weapons had all been decommissioned.


Fatal hit-and-run in Redbridge

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A man has died in a suspected hit-and-run in Redbridge.

The victim, aged in his early 50s, was found at Latchford Place at the junction with Romford Road in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Paramedics attended the scene and the man was pronounced dead at about 3:45am.

Police are appealing for any mechanics who have fixed a car with windscreen damage to come forward.

I would like to hear from anyone who saw a Volkswagen, possibly a Touareg in the area.

Whilst this vehicle may not have been involved in the collision, I am eager to speak with the driver.

I would also like to speak with anyone in the repair industry who has recently been approached by the owner of a vehicle that has frontal or windscreen damage."

– Det Sgt Helen Lambert

No arrests have been made and the victim's next of kin have been informed.

Anti-nuclear activists march against Trident

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Anti-nuclear activists called on the government to "wrap up" the Trident nuclear missiles programme during a protest in central London today.

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he group wrapped a huge pink-coloured scarf, around the Ministry of Defence building.

Protestors held "A&E not WMD" and"Books Not Bombs" signs and also carried fake bins of radioactive waste.

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The protest came just days after a debate in the Commons on the future of Trident.

Only 37 MPs backed a motion calling on the Government to not renew Trident, which protestors said showed the "gulf" between politicians and the public.

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