London News Roundup

Will Noble
By Will Noble Last edited 37 months ago
London News Roundup

A group of little ones, accompanied a replica of the iconic Peter Pan statue to a position on the Albert Embankment, overlooking the Houses of Parliament.  The statue, adapted to feature a large hole in place of his tummy, has been commissioned by Ella’s Kitchen to urge all MPs not to ignore the importance of early childhood nutrition.

The placing of the statue in this location represents a final push in the aims of the Averting a Recipe for Disaster report.  Published in 2012 the report asked the 3 main parties to recognise the importance of early childhood nutrition by committing in their upcoming election manifestos to appointing a Government Advisor to coordinate an independent review of health, nutrition + food education for the under-fives.


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Britain is facing a health crisis. One in three of today’s children are overweight or obese and in stark contrast malnutrition is on the rise. The future health of our nation rests on the nutrition of today’s youngest children. 

Support our call for a ‘Food Manifesto for the Under Fives’ and help avert a disaster by sharing: “I support the #KidsFoodManifesto”
Children with a statue of Peter Pan rally MPs to commit to childhood nutrition.

  • The Ministry of Justice has lost sensitive data on the police shootings of Mark Duggan and Azelle Rodney.
  • There's been another smash and grab raid on a jewellers — this time in Mayfair.
  • A former runner is not running (for Mayor of London).
  • The Woolwich Ferry strike has been averted after Unite is given a revised pay deal.
  • Well, that Save Dippy campaign didn't take long to surface did it?
  • Remember last week's Thameslink chaos? Looks like blocked drains caused it.
  • Children wheeled a particularly hungry-looking Peter Pan to Westminster today (see image). It's to raise awareness for this campaign.
  • Fire brigade rescues Erith horse from untimely end.
  • The Brixton Buzz spotting plans for a massive billboard has prompted councillors to extend the consultation process.
  • Visit Hammersmith to get neck deep in balls.
  • A reversed tube map, showing how the network would be if the south was as well represented as the north.

Last Updated 29 January 2015

Andy Brice

It may not be practical to extend the Northern Line to Leatherhead, but it might make sense for TfL to take over more South London rail routes and turn them into high frequency metro services.