News archive from 22 November 2016

NHS financial problems endemic and no longer sustainable, say auditors

NHS financial problems endemic and no longer sustainable, say auditors

The financial problems of the NHS are now “endemic” and have worsened so significantly in the past year to be no longer sustainable, Whitehall’s official auditor has warned. Two-thirds of health trusts in England are now in deficit, the National Audit...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Manchester United star Michael Carrick: This ace is incredible - He looks so dangerous

Manchester United star Michael Carrick: This ace is incredible - He looks so dangerous

The 31-year-old made a surprise comeback from injury in Saturday's Premier League draw with Arsenal. And he once again impressed for Jose Mourinho's team, taking the Man of the Match award at Old Trafford. Speaking after Olivier Giroud's late leveller...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
Father listened to sickening sound of crash that left son with severe brain damage

Father listened to sickening sound of crash that left son with severe brain damage

A horrified dad had to listen on the phone to a car crash which left his son with severe brain injuries.  Matthew Jones was just 18 years old when his friend fell asleep at wheel causing the car he was travelling in to hit a lorry and then van. The...

Metro, 00:07 in Hot News
 

May breaks pledge on employee reps

PM won’t make worker representation on boards compulsory THERESA MAY “categorically” ruled out legislating to make companies appoint workers to their boards yesterday. Speaking at the conference of bosses’ club the CBI, the Prime Minister promised a...

 

Mental health services collapsing under Tory cuts

TORY CUTS are to blame for mental health bed shortages and long waits for psychiatric treatment, mental health workers charged yesterday. Surveyed by health union Unison, nearly nine in 10 said that staff shortages had piled on extra work and they had...

 

GPs forced to drive patients to hospital

Report shows cuts to ambulance services putting lives at risk by Steve Sweeney A SHOCK report has revealed that NHS cuts are putting lives at risk as people are dying due to delayed ambulance response times. The study by campaign group GP Survival,...

 

South Sudan: Japanese ‘peace’ contingent given go-ahead to use force

JAPAN took further steps towards militarisation yesterday, sending peacekeepers to South Sudan with a mandate to use force. The 350 troops will replace a previous contingent of Japanese peacekeepers who served in the UN mission in South Sudan but were...

 

Cyprus: Campaigners and workers back reunification talks

CYPRIOT peace campaigners and trade unions called a rally last night in support of two days of reunification talks which wrapped up yesterday. The communist Progressive Party of Working People (Akel) urged a mass turnout at the evening gathering in...

 

Syria: Experts test for evidence of Aleppo chemical weapons

AS GERMANY and the US blamed Russia and Iran for the plight of civilians in Syria’s second city Aleppo, Russian experts claimed yesterday that insurgents had used chemical weapons there. Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor...

 

Blatantly marketising the NHS

WARNINGS that the NHS’s Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are a cloak for dramatic spending cuts and privatisation are confirmed in spades by details of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough proposals revealed yesterday. Projects aimed at...

 

Frolicsome energy from eternal tappings

Chris Searle on jazz Dinosaur Together, As One (Edition EDN 1078) THE trumpeter Laura Jurd finishes her message of thanks in the sleeve of her new Dinosaur quartet album with these words: “The music now belongs to no-one... I absolutely love it when...

 

The Lucas Plan, then and now

BRIAN SALISBURY and PHIL ASQUITH look back 40 years to a landmark project where aerospace workers redeployed their skills to make products of social use THIS year is the 40th anniversary of the Lucas Plan, the pioneering plan by shop stewards at Lucas...

 
U.S. State Department warns about possible attacks in Europe during holiday season

U.S. State Department warns about possible attacks in Europe during holiday season

The State Department on Monday issued an alert to U.S. citizens about a heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. "U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and...

 

Workers are the bedrock of Scotland’s oil industry

The oil and gas industry labour disputes might be over for now, but, writes PAT RAFFERTY, the future holds many questions NO-ONE takes industrial action lightly. For the last two years our members at the oil and gas company Wood Group have dealt with...

 

British mother whose son died for Islamic State aims to convert suffering to support

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Nicola Benyahia's teenage son slipped away one day to join the Islamic State in Syria, the frantic mother anguished over his disappearance for months while keeping it secret from her friends and most of her...

 


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