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Thriving without money: Local London Charities tell the tale

Thriving without money: Local London Charities tell the tale

Audio, DontUse, Environment, Harrow, Health, Media, News, Social media, Video
With the country facing harsh financial climate, hundreds of charities in London are striving to create a better environment for local people. Despite their efforts, a new survey now shows that all of them are in danger. How do local charities function and achieve their goals in London? What are the dangers that are stopping them from thriving? Leah Robertson joined Mind in Harrow just over a year ago with a burning passion. Passion to help those in need, especially those who suffer from mental health issues. With experience in working at mental health care homes, she holds a postgraduate diploma in Mental Health Nursing from King's College London. She is currently the coordinator of the Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWiSH), and is in charge of supporting people wit

Pollution Concerns Delay Heathrow Expansion

Politics, ReportingWeek1, Travel
A new runway at Heathrow will not be built until the airport can demonstrate its ability to meet required air quality standards. At a meeting last week, a committee of MPs advised that the planned expansion at Heathrow should not be approved until the airport can show it will be able to meet pollution target. David Cameron had previously said the decision would be made by the end of the year. But plans to expand the airport received backlash from MPs and local residents. Labour MP and Chairman of the Environmental Audit Committee, Huw Irranca-Davies, warned that going ahead with the expansion without addressing green concerns "could lead to legal challenges as a result of the potential damage to public health from increased air pollution and noise". The decision will now be d...