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London man clear of HIV virus after transplant

London man clear of HIV virus after transplant

Technology
By Lucia Binding, news reporter A man in London has become the second person to be clear of HIV after a stem cell transplant, doctors have said.Until now, Timothy Ray Brown from the US was the only person thought to have been cured of HIV after undergoing a transplant in Berlin 12 years ago. The unidentified man in the UK, who is being called "the London patient", received bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection.Almost three years on, and more than 18 months after coming off antiretroviral drugs, highly sensitive tests show no signs of the man's previous HIV infection."There is no virus there that we can measure. We can't detect anything," said Ravindra Gupta, a professor and HIV biologist who treated th...
Baftas 2019: Stars descend on London for ceremony

Baftas 2019: Stars descend on London for ceremony

Entertainment
Some the biggest names in cinema are set to gather at London's Royal Albert Hall for this year's Bafta film awards.The Favourite, which stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, leads the race with 12 nominations.It's well ahead of its closest competitors - Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, Roma and First Man, each of which has seven nominations.The ceremony takes place from 19:00 GMT, and will be hosted by Joanna Lumley for the second consecutive year.The Baftas are often a good indicator of who will go on to awards glory at the Oscars - which are being held this year on Sunday 24 February.Last year, the winners of the acting categories - Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell - were exactly the...
Tottenham vs Chelsea: Blues’ predicted line-up for huge London derby Premier League clash at Wembley

Tottenham vs Chelsea: Blues’ predicted line-up for huge London derby Premier League clash at Wembley

Sports
likely 11 The Blues will be hoping for a repeat of last season's Wembley triumph when they travel for Saturday's late kick-off Chelsea put their unbeaten record and Premier League title credentials on the line when they travel to Wembley Stadium to take on Tottenham Hotspur. While the international break momentarily halted proceedings in the league, the Blues will be keen to lay down a marker with an impressive showing on Saturday, in a match you can listen to live on talkSPORT. Chelsea drew their last match 0-0 with Everton In their last Premier League match, Chelsea were forced to share the points as they drew with Everton at Stamford Bridge. That result allowed Liverpool to climb above Chelsea into second and left the Blues four points beh...
Tube 'junk food' advert ban announced by London mayor

Tube 'junk food' advert ban announced by London mayor

Health
A ban on junk food advertising across London's entire public transport network will be introduced next year.Under the scheme, posters for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar will vanish from the Underground, Overground, buses and bus shelters.London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he wants to tackle the "ticking time bomb" of child obesity in the capital.The Advertising Association has said it would have "little impact on the wider societal issues that drive obesity".The ban will take effect across the Transport for London (TfL) network on 25 February. Where will the ban apply?In addition to the buses, Tube and train networks which are run by TfL, junk food adverts will...