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London Bridge attack: Jack Merritt’s best friend pays tribute on Twitter

London Bridge attack: Jack Merritt’s best friend pays tribute on Twitter

Breaking News, London, London Mayor
Best friend of the London Bridge attack victim Jack Merritt paid tribute on Twitter. Hollie JS wrote a 'goodbye' letter, where she describes how devoted and wonderful person he had been. In the heartbreaking letter, Hollie JS described how hard it is to cope with Merritt's death. "It's been 24 hours of pure haze. Nothing has made sense, and nothing has mattered. I never thought I would live in a world where seeing your beautiful face would give me such a dark pain, a pain I've never felt before. I am so sad Jack," she wrote in her post. Jack Merritt, 25, was the first victim of Friday's London Bridge attack. Merrit, a course coordinator for Learning Together, a programme run by the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology had been at Fishmonger's Hall close to London Br...
Cannabis legalised for medicinal use

Cannabis legalised for medicinal use

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Two types of cannabis-based medicines have been approved for use by the NHS to treat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Epidyolex, containing the cannabis extract CBD (short for cannabidiol) can now be prescribed to children due to the newly released guidance of the NHS. Epidyolex is a medicine used to soothe spasms caused by epilepsy. Similarly, the spray Sativex, also containing cannabis-based medicine, was recommended to treat muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis. According to the BBC, clinical trials have proven that with these drugs, seizures can be reduced by 40% for children who suffer from Lennox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. Both of the newly approved medicines do not contain THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), this is the  psycho-active c
Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

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Centre for London, a think tank organisation, supported the Mayor’s call on the government to help him in aiding homebuilding. Joanna Corfield, Communications Manager at Centre for London, said: “This will help London maintain its competitiveness from outside the EU.” Mayor Khan earlier today urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to act urgently to assist him in building new houses, requesting more money for affordable homes and devolution for London. Corfield expressed concerns about the impact Brexit will have on the housing crisis in London: “Brexit is putting additional pressure on London’s housing crisis by slowing the number of homes being built. The Mayor is right to call on the government to give him increased powers.” Conservative AM Andrew Boff had strongly criticised the Mayor’s