News archive from 10 July 2014

Half of NHS bosses believe patients will have to pay for some services

Half of NHS bosses believe patients will have to pay for some services

Thirty-five percent of respondents backed the idea of introducing charges for services such as visiting a GP or for missed appointments. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA Almost half of NHS bosses believe the health service is under such strain that...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
How Brazil World Cup defeat could topple president

How Brazil World Cup defeat could topple president

FROM tears and anger to warnings of reprisals at the ballot box, Brazil awoke bruised and battered yesterday after one of the most ignominious defeats in footballing history. As the fallout began from the 7-1 defeat of the host nation of this summer’s...

 
Sectarian war fears grow after 50 bodies found

Sectarian war fears grow after 50 bodies found

FIFTY bodies - many of them blindfolded and with hands bound - have been found in fields outside Baghdad, raising concerns about a sectarian killing. The rise of insurgents over much of northern and western Iraq during the past month has increased...

 
Zimbabwean tourist is eighth victim of crocodiles

Zimbabwean tourist is eighth victim of crocodiles

A ZIMBABWEAN holiday-
maker has been killed by a 14ft-long crocodile at the Lake Kariba tourist resort in the north-west of the country. Retired schools administrator Mac Bailey, who is believed to have been in his 60s, was dragging his...

 
38 killed as Israel ramps up Gaza attacks

38 killed as Israel ramps up Gaza attacks

AT LEAST 38 people were reportedly killed as Israel stepped up its offensive in the Gaza Strip amid warnings of an imminent ground

 
World Cup: Argentina To Face Germany In Final

World Cup: Argentina To Face Germany In Final

Argentina will meet Germany in Sunday's World Cup final after a penalty shoot-out victory over Netherlands. The second semi-final was a tamer affair than Germany's 7-1 annihilation of hosts Brazil, with star players Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben...

 
US and China flag up wish to co-operate

US and China flag up wish to co-operate

The United States and China pledged yesterday to improve their economic and security co-operation, saying they would not let differences hamper a relationship critical to global peace and prosperity. Opening this year’s “Strategic and Economic...

 
Insurers forced to provide clearer renewal quotes

Insurers forced to provide clearer renewal quotes

Insurance companies are to be forced to provide clearer information on renewal quotes, after coming under pressure from consumer groups. When consumers are informed of a new premium, they are not usually reminded what they paid previously. As a...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
India set to present federal budget

India set to present federal budget

Measures aimed at reviving India's slowing economy are set to be announced by the country's new government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in its federal budget on Thursday. India's economy has slowed markedly, growing by 4.7% in the 2013-14...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Breaking news: Hospitals trust to stay in special measures, while A&E and medical care at Grantham ‘needs improvement’

Breaking news: Hospitals trust to stay in special measures, while A&E and medical care at Grantham ‘needs...

A shortage of paediatric staff, missing patient waiting time targets, lengthy handovers from ambulance crews and a failure to meet the needs of the town's Eastern European population are some of the issues facing Grantham's A&E department...

 
Comment: New Sainsbury’s boss | Brazil counts cost

Comment: New Sainsbury’s boss | Brazil counts cost

the king is dead, long live the king, or at least long may he survive the pressures that outgoing Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King hands over to Mike Coupe. These are difficult days for the big four supermarkets, squeezed at the top and bottom...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Sainsbury’s face tough challenge without King

Sainsbury’s face tough challenge without King

Sainsbury's chairman David Tyler has warned that the grocer will face a tough challenge from discount rivals "for the foreseeable future" as he heaped praise on former boss Justin King, who stepped down yesterday after ten years at the...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Hospital trust ‘disappointed’ to be in ‘special measures’ but say improvements have been made

Hospital trust ‘disappointed’ to be in ‘special measures’ but say improvements have been made

The trust in charge of Boston's Pilgrim Hospital says it is "disappointed' to still be in "special measures' - but says the inspectors report shows it is on the road to recovery. United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust chief executive Jane...

 
Maclay Murray & Spens ‘open minded’ about merger

Maclay Murray & Spens ‘open minded’ about merger

Law firm Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS) is considering jumping on the consolidation bandwagon sweeping the Scottish legal sector, its chief executive said yesterday. Speaking after MMS announced a 30 per cent jump in profits for the last financial...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Business
 
Trust in charge of Pilgrim Hospital to stay in ‘special measures’ after inspection

Trust in charge of Pilgrim Hospital to stay in ‘special measures’ after inspection

The trust in charge of Boston's Pilgrim Hospital will stay in "special measures' after inspectors found it still requires improvement. England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, recommends United Lincolnshire Hospitals...

 


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