News archive from 21 May 2018

Blackpool nurse helps reduce A&E visits from a group of ‘frequent callers’ by 90 per cent

A senior Blackpool paramedic’s innovative idea has reduced A&E visits from “frequent callers” by up to 90 per cent is now being rolled out across the country. Frequent callers are classed as those who call at least five times in a month, or at...

 

Minor drug users 'should not be charged'

A Scottish government adviser has said people caught with small amounts of illegal substances should no longer be prosecuted. Dr Roy Robertson wants the country's forthcoming substance misuse strategy to "support rather than penalise". He...

BBC, 00:14 in Regional
 

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Health services overloaded despite support pledges, claims report

Health services overloaded despite support pledges, claims report

Hospitals have been left dangerously overloaded because NHS bosses and ministers have failed to fulfil pledges to build up health services in or near people’s homes, a new report claims. Patients are also losing out because a long-promised revolution...

Guardian, 00:18 in Health
 

Blackpool nurse helps reduce A&E visits from a group of ‘frequent callers’ by 90 per cent

0 Have your say A senior Blackpool paramedic’s innovative idea has reduced A&E visits from “frequent callers” by up to 90 per cent is now being rolled out across the country. Frequent callers are classed as those who call at least five times in a...

 
Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

José Ameal remembers his aunt and uncle would keep the curtains by his bed drawn "so I wouldn't see the funeral processions". But like any four year old, Mr Ameal - Pepe to his friends and family - was curious enough to peer outside on to...

BBC, 00:23 in World News
 
Motability boss's pay 'unacceptable' say MP committees

Motability boss's pay 'unacceptable' say MP committees

The £1.7m salary paid to the chief executive of the firm which runs the Motability disabled car scheme is "totally unacceptable," say MPs. The remuneration package of Mike Betts has grown by 78% from £954,000 in 2008. Motability said Mr...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 
Banking by mobile app 'to overtake online by 2019'

Banking by mobile app 'to overtake online by 2019'

More consumers will use apps on their smartphone than a computer to do their banking by as early as next year, according to forecasts. Last year, 22 million people managed their current account on their phone, industry analyst CACI said. It has...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 
UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

The government’s ambition to clean up motor vehicles by 2040 is not ambitious enough a leading energy expert says. Professor Jim Watson, head of the prestigious UK Energy Research Centre, said the target should be at least five years earlier, as in...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 
'I found my call in life at that airport'

'I found my call in life at that airport'

When an entrepreneurial teenager got a job selling language courses over the telephone, he wasn't going to let the fact that he didn't have a phone stand in his way. It was 1991 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the then 19-year-old Flavio Augusto da...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 
US weighs plans to curb Chinese investment

US weighs plans to curb Chinese investment

Washington is worried about Chinese investment in the US, yet is the rest of America? You might expect Leo Chan to be pessimistic about the future of Ohio, a state in the American middle west that has seen its former manufacturing might gutted by...

BBC, 00:24 in Business
 

Drax Power Station says pilot scheme could make it 'carbon negative'

Britain's biggest power station is piloting the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (Beccs) project of its type in Europe - a move it says could eventually make it carbon negative. DRAX POWER STATION SAYS PILOT SCHEME COULD MAKE IT 'CARBON...

 
Defence secretary unveils strategy to protect UK satellites

Defence secretary unveils strategy to protect UK satellites

Britain must be ready to counter the “intensifying threats” to everyday life emerging in space, Gavin Williamson has said, as he announced the launch of the UK’s first defence space strategy. The defence secretary confirmed he would boost the number...

 

Who is Tom Markle and why isn’t he walking Meghan down the aisle?

Meghan Markle has finally broken her silence over the royal wedding debacle, confirming that her father will not be walking her down the aisle. There had been much confusion over whether Thomas Markle, also known as Tom, would attend the actress’s...

The Week, 00:30 in Business
 

Grenfell Tower: Bereaved to speak at inquiry into blaze

Every bereaved family from the Grenfell Tower fire will have the opportunity to make a statement to the public inquiry, which begins later. The commemoration hearings are expected to last for two weeks, with no limit on how long each person can speak...

BBC, 00:36 in Regional
 


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