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United Kingdom

2020

27

Mar

Coronavirus: Cancer patient’s chemotherapy put on hold

A woman with brain cancer has been told her chemotherapy has stopped because of the coronavirus outbreak. Nancy Carter-Bradley, 44, from Hampshire, said the health secretary should ring-fence cancer treatment. She said her treatment at a London hospital had paused as it was at full capacity and oncologists were helping with the response to coronavirus. […]

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Source: BBC NEWS , BBC

27

Mar

London woman dies of suspected Covid-19 after being told she was ‘not priority’

A 36-year-old woman died at her flat in south London of suspected Covid-19 a day after calling 999 and being told to look after herself at home. Kayla Williams, a mother of three, died on Saturday 21 March, a day after paramedics were called to her home in Peckham. Her husband, Fabian Williams, a refuse […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC NEWS , The Guardian

24

Mar

All funerals must be ‘direct cremation’ only – with no mourners allowed

A UK city council has said all funerals must now be ‘cremation only’ with no mourners allowed in a bid to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Leeds council has taken unprecedented measures to restrict funeral arrangements as the UK battles the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in a total of 3,983 cases and 177 deaths. Starting with immediate […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: EN , Yahoo

18

Feb

Boris Johnson aide said black people are mentally inferior

Andrew Sabisky, 27, answered Downing Street’s calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to advise Boris Johnson’s government, but his extreme views have sparked outrage online. The self-titled ‘superforecaster’ made comments about the IQs of black people on a blog post published in 2014, which is now being circulated on social media. He wrote: ‘If the mean […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: EN , Metro

04

Feb

Political journalists boycott No 10 briefing after reporter ban

Political journalists boycotted a Downing Street briefing on Monday after one of Boris Johnson’s aides banned selected reporters from attending. The confrontation took place inside No 10 after Lee Cain, Johnson’s most senior communications adviser, tried to exclude reporters from the Mirror, the i, HuffPost, PoliticsHome, the Independent and others from an official government briefing. […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC , The Guardian

01

Feb

UK universities invest $580m in companies complicit in Israel’s crimes

UK universities invest an estimated £450 million ($579.5 million) in companies complicit in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights, including through supplying weapons and technology to the Israeli military, and investing in Israel’s illegal settlement economy, new research has shown. Research released by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on the week of the UN Day of […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , MEMO

30

Jan

Errol Graham death: Nottingham man starved after benefits stopped

Errol Graham, 57, weighed four-and-a-half stone (28.5kg) when his body was found by bailiffs who broke into his Nottingham council flat to evict him. An inquest found his loss of income was likely to have “caused huge distress”. His daughter-in-law Alison Turner said it was “heartbreaking… it’s horrific for someone to die like that.” The […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: BBC , BBC

04

Jan

Exclusions for racism in primary schools in England up more than 40%

he number of children excluded from primary school for racism has risen by 40 per cent in 10 years, figures show. The biggest rise is in the North West, according to analysis by the BBC. In the academic year 2017-18, there were 496 temporary exclusions for racism from primary schools, rising from 350 in the […]

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Source: TRT Haber , Telegraph

2019

25

Dec

The British government has quietly admitted it lets MI5 break the law

A policy which allows British security service agents to commit serious criminal activities including violence is lawful, a tribunal ruled by a slim majority on Friday. Four human rights groups had argued that it was against British law and the European Convention on Human Rights for the MI5 domestic spy agency to permit agents, those […]

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Source: DW , AJ

19

Dec

Homeless households in England rise by 23% in a year

The number of households considered newly homeless or at risk of becoming so has increased by 11.4% across England in the past year, according to government figures, a rise of almost 7,000 households. Between April and June 2019, 68,170 households were initially assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness. Of those, 32,220 households were deemed […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Bloomberg , The Guardian