News archive from 15 February 2012, page 18

Jobless total hits 16-year high

Britain's dole queue began snaking ominously towards the three million mark today as the number out of work hit a 16-year high at 2.67 million. Official figures revealed that with 48,000 more people being given their P45s in the three months to...

 

Fury at Cameron laws 'contempt'

Workplace safety campaigners accused the Tory-led coalition of treating them with contempt today after its latest attack on health and safety legislation. On Tuesday David Cameron schmoozed insurers and business leaders at a cosy summit in Downing...

 

Ministers accused of misleading MPs

The government's controversial Health and Safety Bill was chucked back into the spotlight again today after regional reports revealed it posed huge problems for safety and patient care. Campaigners urged the government to publish its national risk...

 

Discrimination 'led to 74 patient deaths'

Mencap claimed today that 74 NHS patients with learning disabilities have needlessly died in the last decade because of discrimination. The charity called on the government to "make the NHS safe for people with a learning disability"...

 

Woman questioned after teen's death

A woman was being questioned by detectives today following the fatal stabbing of a 13-year-old girl in Doncaster. The teenager collapsed in Elmfield Park following the assault on Tuesday afternoon. She was treated at the scene by police and paramedics...

 

Liver disease could reach epidemic levels

Consultants warned today that Britain faces an "epidemic" of liver disease caused by a binge drinking culture and cheap alcohol. The group, mostly comprising liver specialists and gastroenterologists, said in an open letter to the government...

 

Police pay out for witness leak

Prosecutors and police were forced to pay out over half a million pounds after details of a teenage witness were given to the very gang he was scheduled to give evidence against, it emerged today. The boy, who cannot be named, was promised anonymity...

 

121,000 sign petition to kill Lansley's Bill

Over 121,000 people have signed an online petition urging the government to abandon the Health and Social Care Bill. In the latest sign of public opposition to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's beleaguered NHS reforms the e-petition has been...

 
Manchester United may be playing second fiddle, but what happened to the team that last played in UEFA Cup?

Manchester United may be playing second fiddle, but what happened to the team that last played in UEFA Cup?

Lee Sharpe In his eighth year at the club, but despite going on to feature heavily in the double winning team that season, his future looked bleak. The emergence of Giggs and Beckham put his first-team spot under question and he was sold to Leeds the...

Daily Mail, 17:15 in Sport
 

Future Of Vauxhall Car Plant In Doubt

GM Europe, the parent company of Vauxhall, is due to announce a major restructuring tomorrow, calling into question the future of the Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, Sky News has learnt. The European arm of General Motors is expected to announce a...

 
Kick Greece out of euro demands Conservative MEP leader, as stricken country faces escalating fears of default

Kick Greece out of euro demands Conservative MEP leader, as stricken country faces escalating fears of default

A routine meeting of EU finance ministers next Monday is now set to be the focus of efforts to finalise the bailout package and the issue is bound to land on the EU summit table on March 1. Meanwhile, the eurozone has received support in the form of...

 

The Heresy Of Love

Juana Ines de la Cruz was a child prodigy in 17th-century Mexico. A linguist and poet, at the age of 19 she entered a Catholic nunnery where she spent the rest of her short life. From this tragically curtailed life writer Helen Edmundson and director...

 
FIRST NIGHT REVIEW: THE RECRUITING OFFICER, DONMAR WAREHOUSE

FIRST NIGHT REVIEW: THE RECRUITING OFFICER, DONMAR WAREHOUSE

IT'S all change at the Donmar Warehouse where Josie Rourke has now taken over as Artistic Director and the first offering under her new reign is this lusty Restoration comedy from the Irish playwright George Farquhar. So far, so good. Originally...

 
Insight - Kenyatta rises as tribal loyalty trumps ICC charge

Insight - Kenyatta rises as tribal loyalty trumps ICC charge

Father of two Karanja voted for the 50-year-old Kenyatta to be his member of parliament, hoping the son of Kenya's founding father, Jomo Kenyatta, would help him rise out of the poverty that traps millions of Kenyans. "As you can see, Kenyatta is...

 

News Corp taps ad veteran to oversee brands

His duties include working with advertisers to develop marketing partnerships with News Corp's brands which include Fox, The Wall Street Journal and The Sun in the UK, among many others. A good part of McLennan's focus will be on News Corp's...

Reuters, 17:34 in Business
 


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