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Labour councillors welcome re-opening of East Barnet baby clinic

Labour councillors have welcomed the re-opening of a vital baby clinic in East Barnet after a successful campaign but agree with local mothers that its services should be more widely publicised.

 

 

Nia Panayiotopoulos, who has a one year old baby as well as two other children aged nine and four, was one of the first through the doors of the East Barnet health centre the day it re-opened (Thursday 19 January).

 

 

She helped gather 200 signatures to a petition for the clinic run by health visitors to re-open. A row over increased rents for the service demanded by NHS property managers closed it for 14 months.

 

 

“I’m going in to have my baby weighed for the first time in months. This clinic is so vital in these early years for parents to get health checks for their children and find out about follow-up sessions for weaning and post-natal issues.

 

 

“But having it back is only the first step in rebuilding services for children under five in the borough. We need to properly promote clinics like ours so people know they exist,’ Nia said.

 

 

East Barnet Labour councillor Philip Cohen agreed. “Well done to the parents for keeping up the pressure and reminding the authorities how important mother and baby clinics are. The NHS is often poor at promoting what it does so here is an opportunity to spread the word through nurseries and schools.”

 

 

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Have you seen wanted man from Potters Bar?

Police are appealing to members of the public to help trace a man who is wanted.

 

Martin Folan, who is 38, and from High Street, Potters Bar, is wanted for failing to appear at court in connection with theft …

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AKEL on Archbishop’s statements on the Cyprus problem

The Archbishop’s statements surrounding the Cyprus problem are promoting the idea of a compromise with the occupation, the Press Spokesperson of the C.C. of AKEL Stefanos Stefanou stated.

“Δεν μπορούμε να ζούμε με αυτή την κατάσταση, είναι για αυτό που …

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AKEL MEP Sylikiotis and GUE/NGL denounce the attacks against Israel’s Arab citizens

20th January 2017

The Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left in the European Parliament yesterday issued a statement highlighting and denouncing the recent Israeli attacks on the Arab community of Israel. The attacks resulted in …

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Cyprus leaders to meet in Nicosia, Cyprus

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will meet this coming Thursday in Nicosia to process and assess the results of the meetings held in Switzerland on Wednesday and Thursday of technical teams of the main parties involved …

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protesters join anti-Donald Trump march

Thousands of protesters have joined a Women’s March in London as part of an international campaign on the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The rally is among events in the UK and elsewhere planned in solidarity with the …

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Happy birthday Christodoulos Stylianou

It’s Christodoulos Stylianou birthday today January the 21st and we like to wish him many happy returns.

Christodoulos is the General manager of the Cypriot Community Centre in Wood Green, London and the forme r General Secretary of AKEL in …

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Call to protect London’s vulnerable young people from ‘county lines’ drug dealing exploitation

Islington Council is leading a cross-party call for the Government to help protect vulnerable young people at risk of exploitation in ‘county lines’ drug-dealing operations run by older gang members.

‘County lines’ is a model of organised class A drug …

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Public urged to protect themselves against fraud

The Crime Survey of England and Wales, published on Thursday 19 January 2017, is likely to indicate fraud and cyber crime now account for close to half of all crime making people much more likely to be a victim of …

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President: Proposals which are in line with the Conference on Cyprus statement must now be examined

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that after the completion of the deputies’ meetings in Mont Pelerin on the issue of security and guarantees, the political leaderships of the parties participating in the Conference on Cyprus must look into those …