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Wales' top-paid locum doctor paid £183,000 in 2015-16

Wales' top-paid locum doctor paid £183,000 in 2015-16

Wales' top-earning locum doctor was paid £183,000 in 2015-16, according to new figures. Aneurin Bevan University Health Board had the highest and second highest-paid locum - at £159,000, BBC Wales learned via a Freedom of Information request. The total s

BBC, 33 min. ago
 
Minibus licence loophole puts people at risk - LGA

Minibus licence loophole puts people at risk - LGA

A legal loophole that allows minibus drivers to operate without undergoing a criminal record check is putting passengers in danger, councils say. Drivers of public carriage vehicles, which seat 9-16 people, are not subject to a criminal check - unlike ha

BBC, today, 06:35
 
Murder charge over immigration centre in Harmondsworth death

Murder charge over immigration centre in Harmondsworth death

A man has been charged with murder after another man died following an assault at an immigration facility. The 64-year-old was assaulted at Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre in Harmondsworth on Thursday. He was taken to hospital and died later that ni

BBC, today, 03:54
 
London's child intensive care units told to delay surgery

London's child intensive care units told to delay surgery

Intensive care units for children in London have been told to stop treating all but the most urgent cases because of a lack of beds. An email from NHS regional director Will Huxter asked specialist units to delay any planned operations to free up space f

BBC, today, 01:14
 
Winning Express betting scheme investors fear money lost

Winning Express betting scheme investors fear money lost

Investors in a £27m sports betting investment scheme which has now collapsed fear all their money will be lost if the authorities fail to act. The Winning Express, which was promoted by ex-Premiership footballers Steve Claridge and David Hirst, offered h

BBC, today, 01:14
 
Cambridge Rainbow vegetarian cafe refuses new £5 note

Cambridge Rainbow vegetarian cafe refuses new £5 note

A vegetarian cafe is refusing to accept the new £5 note after it emerged the currency contains animal products. Sharon Meijland, owner of the Rainbow Cafe in Cambridge, has put up signs warning customers about the policy. There was outcry from some veget

BBC, today, 01:13
 
Students call for nap pods at Edinburgh University

Students call for nap pods at Edinburgh University

Students are calling for "nap pods" at Edinburgh University in a bid to combat the problem of sleep deprivation. Pupils want two in their main library at George Square and two at King's Buildings. A student-led "think-tank", called...

BBC, today, 01:08
 

Amputee player Tommy McKay nominated for SPFL goal of the month

A one-legged amateur footballer has been shortlisted for the Scottish Professional Football League's goal of the month. Dundee United fan Tommy McKay scored during a half-time challenge at Tannadice last month. The goal is featured in the SPFL facebook p

BBC, today, 01:06
 
Christmas dinner costs 'rise 14%'

Christmas dinner costs 'rise 14%'

A basket of Christmas food has increased 14% on last year with the cost of many items from non-discount supermarkets rising above inflation. Analysis shows a typical list of 12 items would come to £64.25 to cater for six people. That works out at a cost

BBC, today, 01:02
 
Santa vs Jesus board game 'blasphemous'

Santa vs Jesus board game 'blasphemous'

A Christmas-themed board game that pits Jesus against Santa has been described as "offensive, shocking and blasphemous". Santa vs Jesus, made by London company Komo Games, is played by two teams - one for each of the festive figures - who...

BBC, today, 00:57
 
Christmas trees: Real or fake?

Christmas trees: Real or fake?

It's the time of year when Christmas trees go up, becoming the centrepiece of our family festivities. We will adorn their branches with twinkling lights and colourful baubles and place our lovingly wrapped gifts underneath. As such a focal point in our c

BBC, today, 00:49
 

Sending a postcard from somewhere you've never been

How many handwritten letters and personal postcards did you send this year to friends and family? How many have you received? We're in a world where billions will log on to social media and chat apps so they can communicate instantly with friends and fam

BBC, today, 00:46
 
Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the UK and the tour they tried to ban

Sex Pistols: Anarchy in the UK and the tour they tried to ban

Exactly 40 years ago the Sex Pistols were due to begin a 19-date UK tour to promote their new single Anarchy in the UK. Today the tour is remembered as a key moment in music history - as much for what didn't happen as for what did. In the furore that fol

BBC, today, 00:25
 
Airliner pilot suffers heart attack at Glasgow Airport

Airliner pilot suffers heart attack at Glasgow Airport

An airliner pilot suffered a heart attack as he taxied to the runway at Glasgow Airport. The captain of the KLM aircraft became unwell as he was about to leave for Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. He was resuscitated by the crew with the help of a passenge

BBC, yesterday, 22:19
 
Edward Heath abuse claims: Police defend investigation

Edward Heath abuse claims: Police defend investigation

An inquiry into child sex abuse claims involving ex-Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath is exploring a "significant number" of lines, police say. Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Mike Veale has defended Operation Conifer, insisting it is not a...

BBC, yesterday, 21:08
 


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