News archive from 18 June 2014, page 2

Alex Neil urges halt to ‘painful’ mesh implants

Alex Neil urges halt to ‘painful’ mesh implants

THE controversial use of mesh implants is set to be halted in Scotland after health secretary Alex Neil announced a major investigation into the procedures. The devices have been at the centre of worldwide anger over their painful side effects....

Scotsman, 00:18 in Health
 
Shocking animal cruelty cases in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

Shocking animal cruelty cases in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

A Staffordshire bull terrier dumped in woodland with head injuries had been tied to a pole so tightly that she'd had to stand completely still to avoid being choked. The incident was just one of the shocking cruelty cases dealt with by the RSPCA in...

 

Arsenal's Park Chu-young starts for South Korea against Russia - stinks the place out

Arsenal's forgotten man Park Chu-young's nightmare season continued after an awful first-half performance in South Korea's World Cup opener against Russia. The forward was a surprise name on the team-sheet having played just seven minutes of football...

Metro, 00:19 in Sport
 
£750k fund for lost Glasgow School of Art work

£750k fund for lost Glasgow School of Art work

STUDENTS affected by the fire at the Glasgow School of Art are to be offered a £750,000 fund to try to replace lost work - as it emerged the final cost of restoring its fire-damaged building could top £35 million. A host of big-name supporters of the...

 
Doncaster’s remaining council-run care homes recommended for closure in new report

Doncaster’s remaining council-run care homes recommended for closure in new report

Doncaster's seven remaining council-run care homes are to be recommended for closure, The Free Press can exclusively reveal. Despite a 25,000-name petition from the Caregate action group, and several protests, the recommendation from the council’s...

 
Shocking animal cruelty cases in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

Shocking animal cruelty cases in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire

A Staffordshire bull terrier dumped in woodland with head injuries had been tied to a pole so tightly that she'd had to stand completely still to avoid being choked. The incident was just one of the shocking cruelty cases dealt with by the RSPCA in...

 

Cruelty to animals in Derbyshire on the increase, says RSPCA

REPORTS of animal cruelty have increased in Derbyshire, according to new figures released by the RSPCA. The charity investigated 5,228 reports of cruelty in Derbyshire in 2012 - and the number rose to 6,002 last year. In 2012, 71 case files were sent...

 
Doncaster’s remaining council-run care homes recommended for closure in new report

Doncaster’s remaining council-run care homes recommended for closure in new report

Doncaster's seven remaining council-run care homes are to be recommended for closure, The Free Press can exclusively reveal. Despite a 25,000-name petition from the Caregate action group, and several protests, the recommendation from the council’s...

 
Top teachers needed to help poor white pupils, say MPs

Top teachers needed to help poor white pupils, say MPs

The Commons education committee found that children from poor, white families performed worse than those from other ethnic groups. Photograph: Frank Baron Top teachers need to be attracted to work in struggling schools to tackle underachievement by...

Guardian, 00:31 in Learning
 
Saving lives in helicopter crashes at sea

Saving lives in helicopter crashes at sea

Twenty people dead. Five aircraft in the water. The helicopters that ferry oil and gas workers over the North Sea have had a poor safety record in the past few years. Yet they carry a million passengers every year. So now the BBC has been given the...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 
Tackling taboo of education corruption

Tackling taboo of education corruption

"There was always a lot of resistance about talking about this problem. They didn't want to associate this word with education." The word causing such discomfort is "corruption". Muriel Poisson is a senior researcher for the...

BBC, 00:32 in Business
 

MPs warn of Help to Buy 'risks'

The Government has yet to demonstrate that its flagship Help to Buy mortgage guarantee policy is providing value for money, an influential committee of MPs has found. The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) warned that the scheme - under...

 
Watch out Victoria Beckham! Amanda Holden has her sights set on the fashion industry

Watch out Victoria Beckham! Amanda Holden has her sights set on the fashion industry

The Britain's Got Talent judge says in the past she has been offered many projects to put her face to but has resisted “cashing in” on her fame. Only now does Amanda, 43, want to try her hand at something new - on the proviso that she has complete...

 
SPOILER: EastEnders' Phil Michell grabs Sharon's attacker by the scruff of his neck

SPOILER: EastEnders' Phil Michell grabs Sharon's attacker by the scruff of his neck

Phil is seen dragging a young man to the ground by the scruff of his neck as he confronts him about attacking Sharon. But as the well-known hard-man is about to take matters of revenge into his own hands, Shirley arrives. It's unknown if Shirley stops...

 

Move to recoup EU patient costs

New financial incentives are to be used to encourage NHS trusts to report treatment of EU nationals, as part of a drive to recoup up to £500 million a year from overseas patients. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that trusts will be offered a...

 


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