Passengers call for barriers after man falls on to tracks at Oxford Circus

Unions flag overcrowding concerns on tube after man falls off platform Transport for London (TfL) has ruled out installing barriers on the edges of underground platforms after calls for action following an accident at Oxford Circus. A man suffered serious leg injuries and is in a critical condition in hospital after falling into the path of a Victoria line train from the edge of a crowded platform during Wednesday evening rush hour. TfL said an unspecified medical episode had caused the man to fall, and British Transport Police confirmed that there were no suspicious circumstances. However, some passengers who witnessed the accident said the platform was overcrowded at the time and called for safety barriers to be installed. Unions said …

Corbyn defends his pledge to stay neutral in second referendum

Labour leader says stance towards potential Brexit poll is sign of strength and maturity Jeremy Corbyn has defended his pledge to stay neutral in the event of a second Brexit referendum after his position was criticised as indecisive. The Labour leader you must show photo ID. Only the following forms of ID will be accepted at polling stations in Northern Ireland: A UK, Irish or EEA driving licence (photographic part) (provisional accepted). A UK or Irish passport. An Electoral Identity Card. A Translink Senior SmartPass. A Translink 60+ SmartPass. A Translink War Disabled SmartPass. A Translink Blind Persons SmartPass. Your photographic identification does not need to be current, so even if it is out of date you can still use …

Risks of cannabis use for mental health treatment outweigh benefits

New study shows evidence of positive outcomes is scarce while symptoms can be exacerbated The use of cannabis medicines to treat people with depression, anxiety, psychosis or other mental health issues cannot be justified because there is little evidence that they work or are safe, according to a major new study. A review of evidence from trials conducted over nearly 40 years, Photograph: PR Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback. The authors looked for evidence of an effect of medicinal cannabinoids in trials conducted in depression, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychosis. They found 83 studies in 3,000 people. But the evidence of a positive effect was sparse. There was, they …

‘The show needed to come back’: how Drake rescued the druglords of Top Boy

It was Britains answer to The Wire. But the gang drama was dead until the rapper stepped in and pitched it to Netflix. Its stars and writer talk grime, gentrification and Boris Johnsons Britain I told them I was on my way out to meet some singer called Drake, says writer Drake was a fan of Top Boy, Bennetts Channel 4 drama about the lives of drug dealers and residents on a fictional Hackney estate called Summerhouse. He had been recommended it while on tour and loved it so much, he began posting stills from the show on Instagram with clumsy attempts at London slang (real bod man). When he found out it had been cancelled, he decided to bring …

Johnson told no-deal Brexit will crush domestic policy plans

Institute for Government tells PM there is no such thing as a managed no deal Boris Johnsons ambitious domestic agenda would be crushed by the pressing needs of the emergency that would follow a no-deal Brexit, a new report by a Whitehall thinktank has concluded. The Institute for Government (IfG) warned there is no such thing as a managed no deal and the hard Brexiters predictions of a clean break from the EU will not materialise. Johnson will begin his first full week in Downing Street by ramping up planning for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, with more than 1bn to be announced within days for preparations by Sajid Javid, the chancellor. He sent out a …

Tory leadership rivals discuss alliance to stop Boris Johnson

Decision on consolidation imminent after former foreign secretarys crushing victory Conservative leadership candidates are in talks about joining forces to provide the strongest challenge to Boris Johnson, who looks all but certain to be Britains next prime minister after trouncing rivals in the https://t.co/tGRXu94CmT | pic.twitter.com/zVBNls2rew Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways