NHS chiefs face dilemma as some patients wait over a year for delayed operations

London NHS chiefs are faced with the dilemma of how to reduce the huge patient waiting lists that have accumulated during the pandemic. One top-performing hospital group, Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust has seen the number of patients waiting over a year for routine “elective” operations hit “over 1,000”.

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Maida Vale trafficking couple who ran upmarket brothels in Kensington and Marylebone jailed for 12 years

A husband and wife who ran two central London brothels using victims of human trafficking, have been jailed for a total of more than 12 years. Wai Tsang, 53, and Wenwen Pan, 41, ran brothels in High Street Kensington and Marylebone over a five-year period from 1 January 2015 to 17 January 2020.

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Streatham and Kensington cocaine smugglers face 36 years behind bars

Two men face a combined 36 years in prison after a National Crime Agency investigation found they were behind an attempt to smuggle cocaine worth £32million into the UK. Juan David Perea Lopez, 26 of New Cross, London, and Bashar Fares Al-Safee, 31 from North Kensington, London, arranged to import 400kg of the class A drug, hidden in a consignment of yams from Costa Rica.

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New safety measures after jogger killed in Battersea Bridge ‘blackspot’

The speed limit will be cut to 20mph and a pedestrian crossing created to improve safety near the Battersea Bridge accident ‘blackspot’ where a jogger died last month. Transport for London (TfL) brought the moves forward following a campaign by residents and friends of jogger Jack Ryan, who died after he was fatally injured in a collision with a car on the north side of Battersea Bridge.

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