NHS trust fined after violent patient almost kills two staff members

Health and safety chiefs fine NHS trust £300,000 after violent patient almost kills two staff members Paranoid schizophrenic Myha Grant grabbed a kitchen knife at centre in Kent  He attacked Francis Barrett at the Bracton Centre in Dartford with the knife Nurse Julius Falomo was also stabbed 17 times when he tried to intervene  An NHS mental health trust criticised over failings […]

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More than 41,000 overweight patients got new hips and knees last year

‘Horrific’ rise in obesity surgery after more than 41,000 overweight patients including seven TEENAGE girls got new hips and knees last year at a cost of £200million to NHS There has been a 575 per cent rise  in joint replacement surgeries since 2009  More than 25,000 patients had replacements where obesity was a central factor  Figures include seven teenage girls […]

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Meet the Welsh island where 20,000 saints are believed to be buried

With a population of just FOUR… welcome to the tiny Welsh island believed to hide the graves of 20,000 saints (and possibly King Arthur too) Bardsey Island is just two miles from the Llŷn Peninsula in north west Wales It was once an important site of pilgrimage and refuge for persecuted Christians Some believe this tiny scrap of land to be […]

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Nearly 70,000 NHS operations were cancelled last year

Nearly 70,000 NHS operations were cancelled last year due to lack of staff, beds or equipment Numbers obtained by the Daily Mirror through Freedom of Information requests The trusts that replied reported 214,000 non-clinical cancellations in 2017-18 Of the 170 NHS trusts asked only 138 trusts responded to the paper’s query Almost 70,000 operations were cancelled in the NHS in […]

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Revealed: Trafficking gangs charge £5,000 per adult migrant

Revealed: Trafficking gangs charge £5,000 per adult migrant to smuggle them into Britain with half-price deal on children to lure their parents in Children are being brought into the UK for a fee of £2,500 each by traffickers The families are brought over to Dover on small vessels from Calais If they make it across once here they are forced […]

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Prisoner who ran £700,000 drugs operation from inside jail

Prisoner, 28, who ran £700,000 drugs operation from INSIDE jail with help of his MOTHER on the outside is jailed for seven years while she is locked up for four Ryan Ratcliffe, 28, from Salford used the telephone system at HMP Magilligan   Along with prisoner Ben Harding, 27, he coordinated the supply of cannabis Ratcliffe’s mother, Marie, 46, paid members of the […]

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Everton plan 52,000 capacity for new £500m stadium with potential for 10,000 more

The Toffees also confirmed that provisions have been made for rail seating to be installed in the ground, should safe standing become allowed in the Premier League. The club intend to submit a planning application in the second half of 2019, although the capacity and design of their £500m dockside ground could change subject to further consultation with supporters. Goodison […]

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£250,000-a-year university vice chancellor steps down

£250,000-a-year university vice chancellor accused of harassment, sexism and racism steps down after ‘emails taunting his ex-wife’s new lover’ are circulated among staff John Hughes, vice chancellor of Bangor University, retired early from his post    He was accused of harassment, ageism, sexism and racism by a former partner  Private emails were reportedly forwarded to staff for second time in two […]

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