News archive from 13 February 2019

'We have death and devastation at every turn': the flood massacre of Queensland cattle

After what can only be described as an environmental massacre of mammoth proportions throughout the whole of north-west Queensland, the people of this country are heartbroken. We live on a family cattle station 60km north of Cloncurry, where we have...

 

Community health plan pitched to councillors - but some remain unconvinced about how to make it happen

Councillors have warned NHS bosses not to “go round in circles” in reshaping healthcare in Lancashire. The county’s health scrutiny committee was discussing how community services could be improved in response to the publication last month of the...

 

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Community health plan pitched to councillors - but some remain unconvinced about how to make it happen

Councillors have warned NHS bosses not to “go round in circles” in reshaping healthcare in Lancashire. The county’s health scrutiny committee was discussing how community services could be improved in response to the publication last month of the...

 
Home Office criticised for accelerating removals to Zimbabwe

Home Office criticised for accelerating removals to Zimbabwe

The Home Office has been condemned for working with the Zimbabwean government to accelerate the deportation of asylum seekers despite high-profile human rights abuses in the country. Asylum lawyers and charities told the Guardian that since Robert...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 
Labour MPs demand workers’ rights bill to secure Brexit backing

Labour MPs demand workers’ rights bill to secure Brexit backing

Labour MPs have told Theresa May that a fresh bill on workers’ rights, not just an amendment, would be the minimum they could accept in order to secure their backing for her Brexit deal. The prime minister met Labour MPs including John Mann, Caroline...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 

Community health plan pitched to councillors - but some remain unconvinced about how to make it happen

0 Have your say Councillors have warned NHS bosses not to “go round in circles” in reshaping healthcare in Lancashire. The county’s health scrutiny committee was discussing how community services could be improved in response to the publication last...

 

Naked anti-Brexit campaigner challenges Rees-Mogg on live TV

The naked pro-Europe campaigner Victoria Bateman has repeated her challenge to a debate with the arch-Brexiter Jacob Rees-Mogg on live TV but has dropped her demand that the Tory MP should also take off his clothes for the event. Appearing nude on ITV...

Guardian, 00:11 in Politics
 

Community health plan pitched to councillors - but some remain unconvinced about how to make it happen

Councillors have warned NHS bosses not to “go round in circles” in reshaping healthcare in Lancashire. The county’s health scrutiny committee was discussing how community services could be improved in response to the publication last month of the...

 
Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

Rules around gambling ads, which include a ban on the use of young celebrities and sports stars, will become stricter, especially online. From 1 April, gambling operators will also have to ensure that the majority of the audience of any social media...

BBC, 00:18 in Regional
 
Austerity causing stress and trauma to officers, say police

Austerity causing stress and trauma to officers, say police

Police officers have reported being driven to breaking point by the dual pressures of staffing cuts and rising demands, with a survey finding eight out of 10 had felt stressed in the past year. The survey by the Police Federation is part of a campaign...

 
Valentine's Day: Japan falling out of love with 'obligation chocolates'

Valentine's Day: Japan falling out of love with 'obligation chocolates'

Around the world, people use chocolate treats to express sweet nothings on Valentine's Day. But in Japan, it's a little more complicated. On Valentine's Day, only women give chocolate, and not just to their partners, but to their male colleagues too....

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
Hotels train staff to spot human trafficking

Hotels train staff to spot human trafficking

The front line for preventing human trafficking might not be at airports, international borders or in police raids. It might be at the hotel check-in desk. An international hotel chain has completed a two-year project to train half a million staff...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
Brexit healthcare worries for Brits in Spain

Brexit healthcare worries for Brits in Spain

British nationals who have retired to EU countries may no longer have their healthcare costs covered by the NHS in the event of no-deal Brexit deal, reports Vishala Sri-Pathma. The British love affair with Spain dates back to the 1970s when package...

BBC, 00:28 in Business
 
Gambling ads to be banned from child-friendly sites and games

Gambling ads to be banned from child-friendly sites and games

Gambling adverts will no longer be allowed to appear on websites or in computer games that are popular with children, under new rules designed to stop irresponsible gambling. Bookmakers will be required to use every targeting tool possible to ensure...

Guardian, 00:29 in Business
 


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