News archive from 18 August 2014, page 8

Failing hospitals 'are in denial'

Some failing NHS hospitals are "in denial" about the inadequate care and services offered for patients, a top medical watchdog has said. Chief inspector of hospitals Professor Sir Mike Richards, who was installed last year in the wake of the...

 

Boat Britons' six-hour swim ordeal

Two Britons were said to be among a group of 10 tourists who had to swim more than six hours to safety after their boat sank in rough seas while travelling between islands in Indonesia, it was reported. Two people, thought to be Indonesian, remain...

 
Sunderland medical practice faces closure

Sunderland medical practice faces closure

THOUSANDS of people who use a city health centre could be looking for a new surgery after closure plans were announced. Patients at Wearside Medical Practice, which is based at Monkwearmouth Health Centre, in Dundas Street, have been sent a letter...

 

Millions 'wasted on jail remands'

Up to £230m has been spent "needlessly" holding people on remand in custody who eventually avoided jail, a penal reform charity has said. More than 35,000 people kept on remand in 2013 went on to be either acquitted or be given non-custodial...

 
Motorbikes seized in police crackdown

Motorbikes seized in police crackdown

Nuisance motorbikes have been seized by police carrying out a crackdown in north Doncaster. Officers from the Adwick Safer Neighbourhood Team has revealed a yellow motorbike was seized in the Woodlands area on Friday August 8. A spokesman said: “There...

 

Lee Evans Competition: 5 pairs of tickets to be won

Your Derby Telegraph has joined forces with Capital FM Arena Nottingham to offer five lucky readers a chance to see the legendary Lee Evans! "WIRED AND WONDERFUL' was huge…"XL' was big… "BIG' was even bigger… "ROADRUNNER' was...

 

Whose fault is poverty? The election blame game is on

‘Only poor people are weighed and measured by how much they cost the country. In fact, all of us, one way or another, represent a cost.’ Illustration: Andrzej Krauze The problem of “problem families” is much larger than we could ever imagine. Louise...

Guardian, 06:34 in Health
 
How the News told the story of the war

How the News told the story of the war

This column featured in the Belper News of Friday, August 7, 1914. ‘The startling rapidity of events during the past fortnight seems almost incredible. That the long talked of war with Germany should have been forced upon us at a time when practically...

 

Asian stocks stall as Ukraine sours mood, dollar sags

Spreadbetters are picking European shares, which already had a chance on Friday to absorb renewed tensions in the Ukraine, to fare better. They forecast Britain's FTSE .FTSE to open as much as 0.4 percent higher, Germany's DAX .GDAXI 0.8 percent and...

Reuters, 06:36 in Business
 
Hull City injury update: Scan for Robert Snodgrass and Alex Bruce unlikely for Lokeren

Hull City injury update: Scan for Robert Snodgrass and Alex Bruce unlikely for Lokeren

HULL City face an anxious wait to find out the extent of new signing Robert Snodgrass's injury after he damaged his knee in the Premier League opening game against QPR. Snodgrass has been one of manager Steve Bruce's key summer signings and has...

 
Art festival committee needs new members

Art festival committee needs new members

Organisers of a north Northumberland arts festival, one of the major events in the area's annual calendar, have made an appeal for volunteers. The Alnmouth Arts Festival takes place in June and this year attracted around 3,500 people to the seaside...

 
Sky’s the limit for fund-raisers

Sky’s the limit for fund-raisers

Brave staff members from The Grange Care Home, in Rennington, and some family members, completed a fund-raising skydive. The money collected will be split between the residents’ recreational fund and the Alzheimer’s Society. Those to complete the jump...

 

Julian Assange 'Could Be Planning To Surrender'

Julian Assange could be considering leaving the Ecuadorian embassy and handing himself in to police, Sky News understands. After spending two years holed up inside the central London building, the Australian is holding a news conference this morning -...

 

Man jailed for stealing milk, cider, Lucozade and chocolate eclairs

Ilkeston: A 26-year-old man has been jailed after stealing milk, cider, Lucozade and chocolate eclairs from a supermarket. Aitch Levi Duro, of St James' Avenue, Ilkeston, admitted taking the goods from a Tesco store in the town on July 5. He also...

 

Care home's deadline near

A CONSULTATION on plans to close a care home ends later this week. Southlands Home for Older People, in Long Eaton, is earmarked for closure by Derbyshire County Council as part of a major shake-up of its adult care services. A public consultation was...

 


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