In June, The Red Box Project launched a community-funded initiative encouraging women to sponsor a donation point near them to keep it stocked with sanitary products.

The nation-wide scheme ensures no disadvantaged young woman misses school due to “period poverty”.

A spokesperson for The Red Box Project, said: “A young woman's education will shape her future. We strongly felt it was time for communities of women to step up, work together and help."

The Michael Sobell Hospice Charity inpatient service at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood relocates to the hospital’s cancer centre wards.

The charity for people with life-limiting illnesses said the interim move was necessary due to “major structural problems” and that the inpatient part of the building had now “sadly reached the end of its useful life”.

Nikunj Patel, the uncle of a toddler left permanently brain damaged by a driver on his mobile phone, starts a petition to challenge his “lenient” sentence that reaches tens of thousands.

Kai Khetani was left severely brain damaged in August 2016 when Ben Etheridge hit him and his grandfather with his car in Kenton Road.

Mr Patel’s petition for his nephew, who was placed on life support at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, reached 120,000 signatures.

And, Harrow Council vow to battle childhood obesity after government statistics reveal more than a fifth of Year Six students in the borough are obese.

Public Health England figures showed 20.8 per cent of primary school leavers in Harrow were obese, while more than a third carried “excess weight”.

Cllr Simon Brown, responsible for public health said the council was working on several healthy living schemes to help address the issue.