News archive from 3 December 2012, page 11

Texting most popular 20 years on

Texting is now the most popular way to stay in contact, an Ofcom report has found. Its study found that 90% of 16 to 24-year-olds text daily to communicate with friends and family, compared with only 63% who talk face to face. The Communications...

 

Pensioners more generous than young

Pensioners give more than twice as much to charity as younger people, who are set to donate even less next year. Over-65s donate 0.49% of their annual income to charity, around £103, while under 30s give 0.24% or £43, according to a survey by the...

 

Texting most popular 20 years on

Texting is now the most popular way to stay in contact, an Ofcom report has found. Its study found that 90% of 16 to 24-year-olds text daily to communicate with friends and family, compared with only 63% who talk face to face. The Communications...

 

All doctors face new skills checks

Described as "the biggest change in medical regulation for more than 150 years", the so-called revalidation process is intended to reach all 230,000 of the UK's licensed doctors. At present, doctors can go for their entire careers without...

 

Thousands die of 'substandard care'

Nearly 3,000 patients died last year as a direct result of substandard hospital care, an investigation has revealed. The BBC's Panorama programme found that in 2011, 2,875 patients died and 7,585 suffered serious harm because of unsafe care in NHS...

 

Jefferies urges MPs to back Leveson

A man who won libel damages after his arrest over the murder of a woman has penned a letter to MPs asking them to support the Leveson recommendations on press regulation in full. Christopher Jefferies, who was arrested on suspicion of the murder of...

 

Lung cancer patients get targeted new drug

A "PERSONALISED" lung cancer pill to be launched today offers new hope to sufferers of a rare form of the disease. The drug, crizotinib, targets a protein found in around five in 100 patients with the most common type of lung cancer....

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 

Texting most popular 20 years on

Its study found that 90% of 16 to 24-year-olds text daily to communicate with friends and family, compared with only 63% who talk face to face. The Communications Market Report 2012 said that talking on the phone was also less popular than texting...

 

2,000 primary pupils held last year

More than 2,000 primary school-age children were arrested last year, an average of six per day, a charity has said. The Howard League for Penal Reform said that 2,117 children aged 10 and 11 were detained in England and Wales in 2011. Police arrested...

 

AA calling for fuel duty freeze

Road fuel duty taxes are still pouring into the Treasury despite high petrol prices, according to AA figures. The high tax take should be enough to persuade Chancellor George Osborne to postpone the 3p-a-litre fuel duty rise planned for January, the...

 

Thousands die of 'substandard care'

Nearly 3,000 patients died last year as a direct result of substandard hospital care, an investigation has revealed. The BBC's Panorama programme found that in 2011, 2,875 patients died and 7,585 suffered serious harm because of unsafe care in NHS...

 

Fresh drive to make the UK ready to repel cyber attacks

The Westminster government will launch a new drive today to alert the public to the threat of cyber attack, amid warnings that Britain's critical national infrastructure could be a target. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude is publishing an update...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 

Thousands die of 'substandard care'

The BBC's Panorama programme found that in 2011, 2,875 patients died and 7,585 suffered serious harm because of unsafe care in NHS hospitals. The revelations come five years after the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust scandal, when hundreds of people died...

 

Executives' pay 'up 12% over year'

The pay of company executives has increased by an average of 12% in the last financial year, more than four times that of other workers, despite the economic downturn, according to a study. The High Pay Centre think tank said the average pay of chief...

 

£154m blitz on tax avoidance starts

The Chancellor will unveil a £154 million blitz on tax avoidance and evasion amid mounting fury over the tax affairs of big name global companies and wealthy individuals. George Osborne will order Revenue officials to use the cash to draft in an army...

 


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