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'The Netflixisation of academia': is this the end for university lectures?

'The Netflixisation of academia': is this the end for university lectures?

Before this month’s strikes over low pay and pensions cuts, staff were warned to pause their lecture recordings while they told students that they would be taking part. The University and College Union (UCU), which organised the strike, worried that...

Tuesday, 18:23 in Learning
 
Pro-choice activists launch abortion initiative in Poland

Pro-choice activists launch abortion initiative in Poland

An international group of pro-choice campaigners will launch an initiative in Poland this week to provide advice and funding for women to travel abroad to have abortions. Poland has some of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws, and proposals backed...

Tuesday, 18:23 in Health
 
Have the Tories cut 17,000 hospital beds in the past 10 years?

Have the Tories cut 17,000 hospital beds in the past 10 years?

Claim In the past decade, the Conservative government has cut 17,000 hospital beds. Background The debate around bed spaces has been raging since a photograph surfaced of four-year-old Jack Williment-Barr, who was forced to lie on a hospital floor as...

Tuesday, 18:23 in Health
 
Yeovil hospital admits liability for operating on conscious woman

Yeovil hospital admits liability for operating on conscious woman

A hospital has admitted liability after a woman reported being operated on while conscious, leaving her with post-traumatic stress disorder, lawyers have said. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she screamed in agony when a surgeon cut...

Tuesday, 18:23 in Health
 
Labour will give the NHS the most cash. But no party has a staffing solution

Labour will give the NHS the most cash. But no party has a staffing solution

The huge pressures on the NHS, and its growing staffing crisis, mean that all the main parties have outlined detailed – though sometimes inadequate – policies to tackle the deep-seated problems affecting health services. On funding, Labour is...

Tuesday, 18:23 in Health
 
Jeremy Corbyn: boy lying on hospital floor is a political issue

Jeremy Corbyn: boy lying on hospital floor is a political issue

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted the experience of a four-year-old boy having to lie on a hospital floor while he waited for a bed is a political issue. A photograph of Jack Williment-Barr, who was waiting for treatment for suspected pneumonia at Leeds...

Tuesday, 18:23 in Health
 
Next NHS staff shortages will include radiographers, as courses close

Next NHS staff shortages will include radiographers, as courses close

Radiography and nursing degree courses may be at risk of closure, academics are warning – at a time when the NHS is wrestling with a recruitment crisis. The Council of Deans of Health has now drawn up an “at risk” list of university courses struggling...

Tuesday, 18:23 in Health
 

Mark Starr's family thought he was thriving in a new city. The truth was far darker

On 8 July, Police Scotland issued a statement: “Police are appealing for the assistance of the public in tracing relatives of 53-year-old Mark David James Starr, who was found dead within the Glasgow Green area of Glasgow on 28 June 2019.” Starr was...

Tuesday, 18:23 in Health
 
Boy on the floor photo prompts Boris to add larceny to mendacity

Boy on the floor photo prompts Boris to add larceny to mendacity

“What are you getting Carrie for Christmas?” Boris Johnson was asked by BBC Radio West Midlands. And the prime minister replied: “I’m going to get Brexit done.” Wow. I feel like I know how this fairytale ends. Guest vocals by the late great Kirsty...

Tuesday, 18:23 in Health
 

Treasured Ireland: a gourmet’s guide to the island's best food spots

Driving west along Killary harbour, with the heather-hued Connemara hills rising either side, there’s a bend in the road where you think you’ve seen the best of what Ireland’s only fjord can offer. And then you meet the Misunderstood Heron. At one of...

Tuesday, 18:22 in Travel
 
Share your best travel discovery of 2019 in the UK and Europe for the chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher

Share your best travel discovery of 2019 in the UK and Europe for the chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher

You might have found a beautiful beach, a superb walk, a particularly friendly little cafe, a wonderful bookshop, or finally succeeded in climbing a mountain you’ve always wanted to go up. Perhaps you stumbled across a bar in the middle of nowhere...

Tuesday, 18:22 in Travel
 

Snow patrol: 10 great winter train journeys in Europe

Tunnel through the Alps: Semmering railway Europe’s first standard-gauge mountain rail line, the Semmering – which connects Vienna with southwestern Austria – became the first transport route to be designated a Unesco heritage site. Completed in 1854,...

Tuesday, 18:22 in Travel
 

Winter weekenders: 15 picturesque UK towns for a pre-Christmas break

Stirling Central Scotland Most visitors go to Scotland for the scenery, the culture, eventful history and the cold-Caribbean-like coast. As a base for exploring the Highlands, with shops and society yet no city throngs, Stirling is a bonny option. The...

Tuesday, 18:22 in Travel
 
Five eco-friendly Christmas craft activities to try around the UK

Five eco-friendly Christmas craft activities to try around the UK

Edible gifts More unwanted “stuff” at Christmas? No thanks – try giving a tasty treat instead. Chocolate workshops at the National Trust’s medieval Powis Castle and Garden near Welshpool, include handmade chocolate robins and stars, and sparkly...

Tuesday, 18:22 in Travel
 

Go loco: top 10 autumn city breaks in Europe by train

Nîmes, France Fastest journey from London 6½ hours via Paris Cheapest Nov fare with Eurostar £168 return With its remarkably well-preserved Roman amphitheatre plus its new museum of artefacts, not to mention great shops and restaurants, Nîmes makes a...

Tuesday, 18:22 in Travel
 


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