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London ‘worst city to raise children’ and other stories

London Skyline. Image by Mewiki, Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 3.0

New research  by has revealed that London is the worst UK city in which to raise children.

High house prices, intense competition for school places, and a high number of burglaries are factors contributing to the capital being rated the lowest.

However, Newcastle topped the list with 28 outstanding schools, more green spaces for kids to play, and cheaper house costs averaging at £161,255.

Our reporter, Anna Sinfield, spoke to parents about what it’s really like to raise children in the Capital.

Nine deadly superbugs found in London tubes

The London Underground. Image credit: WikiCommons

Scientists have established that nine different kinds of superbugs are present on the London underground.

Researchers from London Metropolitan University found 121 different kinds of bacteria on the tube, some of which can be fatal.

Our reporter, Lauren Carter, canvassed commuters on what could be lurking in their train carriage.

Picasso painting sells for £35 million

Pablo Picasso’s portrait of Dora Maar has been sold at a Christie’s auction in New York.

The painting, a seated women in a blue dress, features one of the Spanish artist’s many lovers.

The artwork was seized by the Nazis during World War Two but was intercepted by French Resistance fighters as the Germans were making their way from Paris to Moravia.

Dora Maar, who’s real name was Henriette Theodora Markovitch, was Picasso’s lover from 1936 to 1944.

Fire at ASOS warehouse damages over £6m worth of stock

A fire broke out at British online fashion and beauty store, Asos’s new warehouse near Germany around 3am today.

Around 2 million items were housed in the area and Asos estimated around 25% of their stock worth £6.25 million could be compromised by the incident.

Asos said that they are fully insured and will be back up and running later today.

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