Hospitals could be banned from recruiting non-clinical agency staff in a bid to cut waste by £100million a year

Regulator NHS Improvement says bosses should employ the likes of HR and IT workers directly or pay existing employees to do overtime. NHS trusts spent £223million on non-clinical agency staff in 2017/18 but they could have saved 20 per cent using current workers. The saving would be used to fund patient services. NHSI is consulting on new rules that would […]

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Russian ‘flight from hell’ makes emergency landing as passengers ‘turn green’

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Russia today after passengers complained they were “suffocating” and “turning green”. Panic swept through the cabin of the Ural Airlines flight from Moscow to Dubai after travellers showed "plague-like" symptoms. The pilot made an emergency landing in the city of Volgograd around one hour 25 minutes into the flight amid […]

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Baby saved after mother hanged herself while he was attached to umbilical cord

A newborn baby was miraculously rescued by police after his mum committed suicide while he was still attached by his umbilical cord. She is believed to have hanged herself in a cowshed on Thursday morning. The tragedy happened in Katni in Madhya Pradesh, where the baby was found dangling under the mum’s sari. Police have named the woman as Laxmi […]

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Diver who ballooned like Popeye after fishing accident finally finds out why

A diver has finally found out why his body ballooned to make him look like Popeye after a fishing accident. Alejandro Ramos, nicknamed Willy, once made a living from the sea. But whilst deep ocean diving for shellfish four years ago, a cargo ship accidentally cut his air hose. The 56-year-old, from Pisco, Peru, said: "I was working at a […]

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Parents of girl who died of misdiagnosed allergy reveal catalogue of failings

Schoolgirl Megan Lee died two years ago but her toothbrush still lies next to the bathroom sink. Reminders of the 15-year-old are all around her family’s once happy home. Her bedroom is exactly as she left it, even down to GCSE revision notes still taped to the wall. Every day her mum sits quietly in there, trying to feel close […]

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