“I enjoy improving the lives of others, but no one considers how junior doctors are supposed to afford to survive here. It’s ironic.” Olly Rose is a fifth year medical student, completing his training at Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith. Despite being an integral part of the medical team within the hospital, once his training… Continue reading Undervalued, Overwhelmed- what’s gone wrong with our junior medical staff?
Hammersmith and Fulham’s only day centre for the homeless and mentally ill is under threat due to spending cuts and changed to the benefits system in the borough. The Baron’s Court Project provides care and support for some of the most vulnerable people in the borough. It has been operating since 1985. For the third… Continue reading Government spending cuts affect society’s most vulnerable
Planned hospital closures in the borough will hit the poor and vulnerable people the hardest, says Jim Grealy, spokesperson for the Save Our Hospitals campaign group. The initiatives for the hospitals in the borough are being introduced by the NHS North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups, under the name ‘Shaping Healthier Futures’ (SHF).… Continue reading A chat with Jim Grealy, spokesman for Save Our Hospitals
Earl’s Court ping-pong bar ‘The Game’, formerly known as ‘Ping’, has closed its doors for good after police were called to the fourth alcohol fuelled brawl in two months. The club had tried to introduced measures to try to stop frequent violent incidents, but the local police described staff as having ‘lost control’, and following… Continue reading Troubled ping-pong clubs shuts its doors for good following violent brawl
Light-up ballerinas, giant stilt-walkers dressed as baubles, balloon-modelling elves, clowns, jugglers and Father Christmas himself- it’s safe to say that it was no normal Saturday afternoon for North End Market this week. Building on the success of last year’s Christmas market and the summer market in June that attracted 15,000 visitors, stall holders took to… Continue reading Christmas comes early to North End market
The borough’s Indian cultural centre, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, is collaborating with the London Chapter of Asha for Education to raise money to support underprivileged children in India. The collaboration will bring vibrant cultural spectacles to the borough, including music and dance performances, storytelling and art shows. Asha for Education is a volunteer run global organisation,… Continue reading The Diwali dancers raising money for underprivileged children in India