News archive from 21 May 2013

GPs will face Ofsted-style inspections, Jeremy Hunt announces

GPs will face Ofsted-style inspections, Jeremy Hunt announces

Jeremy Hunt will also announce plans for each vulnerable elderly person to have a named NHS worker to co-ordinate their care. Photograph: Rex Features England's 34,000 family doctors will face Ofsted-style inspections overseen by a new chief inspector...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

Dagestan bombs kill four, two dead in shootout near Moscow

Such attacks are rare in other parts of Russia, but in a separate incident in a suburb of Moscow on Monday, security forces killed two suspected militants alleged to have been plotting an attack in the capital and arrested a third suspect after a...

 
Wirksworth Parade is saved thanks to dedicated team

Wirksworth Parade is saved thanks to dedicated team

A group of determined Wirksworth residents are celebrating after their efforts to save the town's parade have paid off. Less than one month ago it looked as though the event – which has been a fixture in Wirksworth since 1827 – would be cancelled. But...

 
Charity that helps vulnerable girls get away from it all

Charity that helps vulnerable girls get away from it all

The Getaway Girls charity is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Juliette Bains looks at how the service is helping vulnerable young women across the city of Leeds. TUCKED AWAY at the end of a row of terraced houses in Harehills is the home of Getaway...

 

Funding carve-up underlines case for devolved government

From: Robert Craig, Priory Road, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset. I REFER to your report that Labour’s Linda MacAvan MEP and Yorkshire Liberal Democrat MEP Edward McMillan-Scott have expressed their concerns about how the cost to Yorkshire remains...

 

Pedalling cycle safety

From: Paul Morgan, Wilderspin Heights, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire. FURTHER to the letter 
from James Colin Smith (Yorkshire Post, May 16) 
regarding the menace of 
cyclists, I agree with most of the points he makes. However, I would add a...

 

Politicians without answers

From: Robert Reynolds, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. IT was so delightfully enjoyable to watch the three main parties deliver their excuses after their pathetic performances in the local elections. Yet again they prove how out of touch they are. People...

 
Paul Tucker: Bank bailout law needs wider backing

Paul Tucker: Bank bailout law needs wider backing

PROPOSALS for a European Union (EU) law to protect taxpayers from having to bail out troubled banks would need global support to work effectively, Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker has warned. Speaking in the Netherlands, Tucker said there...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Choir and band hit high note at charity concert

From: LR Hirst, Northorpe Lane, Mirfield, West Yorkshire. THE town of Dewsbury, where I grew up, has being having a bad time in recent years, what with the dereliction of the town centre and market place and also there seems to be ghettos wherever...

 
Vodafone pulls out of BT contract race

Vodafone pulls out of BT contract race

Vodafone is understood to have withdrawn from the running to win a contract to provide mobile phone services to BT's customers. An existing tie-up with BT’s global services division came to an end when Vodafone acquired rival fixed-line business Cable...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Jamie Dimon faces split vote on JP Morgan roles

JP MORGAN chief executive Jamie Dimon faces a key test today as the bank's shareholders vote on splitting his role in two. Investors in the United States’ biggest bank will meet in Florida for their annual general meeting and will be asked to bring in...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Xcite pockets $15m windfall from sale of North Sea field information

North Sea driller Xcite Energy gave investors a fillip yesterday with news it had raised $15 million (£9.8m) by selling some of the data from its massive Bentley well. The Aberdeen-based group has recently completed extensive pre-production tests at...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Model employer: Debenhams promises fair treatment

Model employer: Debenhams promises fair treatment

DEPARTMENT store chain Debenhams has become the first retailer to sign up to a "fair treatment" code covering the models used in its photo shoots, television adverts and website promotions. Equity, the trade union that represents artists and...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Europe’s CAP debate set to run and run

It LOOKS as if extra time will need to be played to conclude the talks on the next common agricultural policy (CAP) where the original timetable was to have them done and dusted by the end of June. Speaking in Orkney, George Lyon MEP, who is deeply...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 

Hope for battle against Scmallenberg virus

Pharmaceutical giant, MSD Animal Health yesterday announced that the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) of the United Kingdom had granted the company a provisional marketing authorisation for Bovilis® SBV, the first vaccine specifically targeting...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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