News archive from 3 December 2012, page 12

John Humphrys denies he planned humiliation

RADIO 4 presenter John Humphrys has insisted he did not set out to humiliate George Entwistle during the on-air mauling that led to the BBC director general's resignation. The journalist was widely acknowledged as the man who sealed the fate of his...

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All doctors face new skills checks

Doctors are required to meet clinical standards and have kept up to date with medical advances under a wave of new skills checks. Described as "the biggest change in medical regulation for more than 150 years", the so-called revalidation...

 

Firms accused over tax avoidance

Starbucks, Google and Amazon have been accused of "immorally" minimising their UK tax bills in a damning report by a spending watchdog. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) criticised the companies for the "unconvincing and, in some...

 

Nadine Dorries: ‘It’s nice being an independent MP’

Nadine Dorries has said she enjoyed being an independent politician after having the Conservative whip suspended. Ms Dorries, who spent three weeks in Australia last month after leaving her Mid-Bedfordshire constituency to take part in ITV show I’m a...

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Scroggling the holly ceremony a festive spectacle in Haworth

Scroggling the holly ceremony a festive spectacle in Haworth Dressed as sweeps for the Scroggling the Holly ceremony in Haworth are Theodore Connides-Smith, five, and Thomas Nutter, six Christmas got into full swing at the weekend with a series of...

 

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...

 

Leveson inquiry: Press legislation ‘illegal’ says inquiry aide

A KEY adviser to Lord Justice Leveson has warned that the last-resort option for compulsory press reform laws would be illegal because it would "coerce" newspapers into holding higher standards than anyone else. Shami Chakrabarti, below, one...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 

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...

 

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...

 

Nick Clegg denies £12m ‘smear’

Nick Clegg's office has denied the Deputy Prime Minister was involved in any wrongdoing, amid claims that his aides intervened to help secure £12 million of public money for a charity linked to his wife. Leaked e-mails show that Matt Sanders, a member...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 

Civil servants close in on strike action

The threat of a fresh wave of strikes by tens of thousands of civil servants is set to come closer this week when union leaders meet to consider industrial action over jobs, pay and pensions. The executive of the Public and Commercial Services union...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 

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...

 

All doctors face new skills checks

Doctors are required to meet clinical standards and have kept up to date with medical advances under a wave of new skills checks. Described as "the biggest change in medical regulation for more than 150 years", the so-called revalidation...

 

Policeman hurt in hit–and–run incident

A POLICE officer was taken to hospital after he was knocked down in a hit-and-run incident. The officer was performing a routine stop on a vehicle in Chatham, Kent, on Saturday evening when he was hit by a vehicle as he got out of his car. The vehicle...

Scotsman, 00:25 in Hot News
 

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...

 


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