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Doctors let down by Government during Covid 19 pandemic

That's according to the BMA The Government “failed in its duty of care” to doctors during the coronavirus crisis, a union has said. The British Medical Association (BMA) launched a scathing attack on the ministerial response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The union, which has conducted its own review of the Government’s handling of the crisis, highlighted the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the early stages of the pandemic. […]

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New 600m plan to fight benefit fraud to be unveiled

Two million universal credit claims will be reviewed over the next five years A new £600 million plan to fight benefit fraud and save the taxpayer £2 billion over the next three years is to be unveiled by the Government. The plan will involve 2,000 trained specialists reviewing two million universal credit claims over the next five years. DWP officers will also be bolstered with new powers, including to undertake […]

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MP Claudia Webbe looking forward to clearing her name

She is appealing against her conviction and sentence for harassment at Southwark Crown Court MP Claudia Webbe “is looking forward to the opportunity to clear her name”, her lawyer has said ahead of her appeal against a conviction for harassment. The 57-year-old was handed a 10-week jail term, suspended for two years, after she was found guilty at Westminster Magistrates’ Court last November following a trial. Prosecutors said the former […]

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Rangers suffer shootout heartache to Eintracht Frankfurt in Europa League final

The Gers lost 5-4 on penalties after 120 minutes of football ended 1-1 Rangers faltered at their final Europa League hurdle with a cruel 5-4 penalty shootout defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville. Joe Aribo had the Gers fans in raptures in the searing heat of the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium when he opened the scoring in the 57th minute. However, Colombia forward Rafael Borre levelled in the 68th minute to […]

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More than 42 million adults in the UK will be overweight or obese by 2040

That's according to analysis by Cancer Research UK More than 42 million adults in the UK will be overweight or obese by 2040, according to new projections. Analysis by Cancer Research UK shows that seven in 10 (71%) people will be overweight or obese by 2040. Of this, almost four in 10 (36%) adults (21 million) will be obese. At present, 64% of adults are overweight or obese, with figures […]

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Wildcats set to save species from extinction born at wildlife park

Sixteen wildcats were paired up earlier in the year the Saving Wildcats conservation centre at the Highland Wildlife Park which has now welcomed eight kittens in three litters The wildcat kittens which are likely to be among the first of the species to be released into the wild in Britain have been born. Sixteen wildcats were paired up earlier in the year the Saving Wildcats conservation centre at the Highland […]

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One in five employers will insist staff are vaccinated against Covid

That's according to a survey by ACAS One in five employers plan to implement a “no Covid jab, no job” policy in the year ahead for new and existing staff, research suggests. The conciliation service Acas said its survey also found that half of employers would not insist on Covid jabs as a condition of employment, while one in five were not sure. Acas chief executive Susan Clews said it […]

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Hospital admissions for eating disorders rise 84 in five years

That's according to the analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Hospital admissions for people with eating disorders have risen 84% in the last five years, with boys and young men increasingly affected, a new analysis has found. There were 11,049 more admissions for illnesses such as bulimia and anorexia in 2020/21 than in 2015/16, reaching 24,268 admissions across England. Admissions in children and young people rose from 3,541 to […]

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Ancient stone circle unearthed in Cornwall

A team of volunteers cleared Castilly Henge near Bodmin of bracken and scrub so archaeologists could map the stone circle using modern surveying techniques Archaeologists have found evidence of a previously unknown stone circle within a prehistoric ritual site in Cornwall. A team of volunteers cleared Castilly Henge near Bodmin of bracken and scrub so archaeologists could map the stone circle using modern surveying techniques. This mapping found at least […]

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