North: London Loses Four A&E Facilities – The Accident & Emergency departments of the hospitals in Charing Cross, Central Middlesex, Hammersmith and Ealing hospitals as part of a “Primary Care Trust” effort to improve other services. This follows a large-scale change to South-East Lewisham’s NHS health-care.
Local residents will now be re-directed to Hillingdon, Northwick Park, West Middlesex, Chelsea and Westminster or St Mary’s hospitals.
South: Royal Visit – Today the Duchess of Cambridge visited a drug addiction centre in Clapham, South London, on her first outing of the year.
Pictures show her with a growing bump and a “healthy” tan which indicate that her pregnancy is so far proceeding well.
West: Ealing involved – A West London charity shop has thrown itself into the public eye by opening a website aimed to encourage people to donate anything that they no longer need.
The charity, which is a joint venture between ECVS (a social enterprise board) and Ealing Council works to raise money for nine community groups in the borough.
East: Former Headmaster out-raged at mural removal – The removal of street mural created by school-children in East London has been met with out-rage by the school’s former Headmaster.
Sean McGrath was the head-master of Stepney Green School for 6 years until 2006. In 2002 he organised the creation of a street mural out-side of the school’s gates through the work of his school-children and the artist Jean Powell.
The mural was recently taken down, however, for “safe-keeping” whilst the school is under-going reconstruction. Mr McGrath responded to this removal by writing to the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow Rushanala Ali to demand that it be replaced for the community to enjoy.