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2019

09

Dec

New controversial comments uncovered in historical Boris Johnson articles

Boris Johnson defended those who opposed gay people joining the military and the Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet being arrested, in the latest controversial comments unearthed from his time as a journalist. In articles written when he was in his mid-30s, the prime minister also wrote that the police had been cowed by the Macpherson report – which found […]

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Source: Euro News , The Guardian

09

Dec

Four-year-old boy forced to sleep on hospital floor due to lack of beds

A four-year-old boy was forced to sleep on a hospital floor as he waited for more than eight hours in A&E. Jack Williment-Barr laid down on a coat in Leeds General Infirmary’s emergency department after being taken to hospital with suspected pneumonia. A photo showing him sleeping on the floor of a clinical treatment room has been […]

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Source: TRT Haber , Independent

27

Nov

Sajid Javid seizes his moment by saying nothing seven times

Midway through the leaders’ debate last week, Boris Johnson was asked if Sajid Javid would remain in his job if the Tories won the election. A ball of dread instantly formed in the chancellor’s stomach when Boris gave an unequivocal “Yes”. The public nod of approval from a prime minister incapable of keeping his word is […]

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Source: Sabah , The Guardian

20

Nov

‘Largest maternity scandal in NHS history’: Dozens of mothers and babies died on wards of hospital trust, leaked report reveals

Dozens of babies and three mothers died on the wards of a single hospital trust, in what is being described as the largest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS, The Independent can today reveal. Clinical malpractice was allowed to continue unchecked over a period of 40 years, with repeated failings by doctors, midwives and hospital bosses, […]

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Source: Trt Haber , Independent

18

Nov

War crimes scandal: Army ‘covered up torture and child murder’ in the Middle East

An independent judge-led inquiry must be established to investigate the “chilling” allegations of abuse and cover ups by the British army, it was demanded today. Evidence implicating British soldiers in the murder of children and the torture of civilians was covered up by military commanders, according to leaked documents that had been kept secret by […]

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Source: BBC , The Times

15

Nov

Hospital waiting times at worst-ever level

Key targets for cancer, hospital care and A&E have been missed for over three years – with delays for hospital care and in A&E hitting their highest levels since both targets were introduced. The monthly figures – the last before the election – prompted Labour and the Liberal Democrats to attack the Tories’ record on […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , BBC

28

Oct

Homeless deaths rose by a record 22% last year

A record number of homeless people died last year, in the biggest increase in deaths since reporting began, amid warnings fatalities are likely to be even higher in 2019. Charities and MPs have said austerity and cuts to services are driving a worsening homelessness crisis, as figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that an […]

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Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

02

Oct

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, sues U.K. tabloid for publishing letter to her estranged father

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has sued the publisher of a British tabloid newspaper, claiming that it illegally published a private letter she sent to her estranged father. Prince Harry said he and his wife an American actress known as Meghan Markle before the couple married 2018  decided after “many months” to take legal action […]

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Source: Sputnik , CBS News

30

Sep

Naga Munchetty: BBC says staff cannot call Donald Trump a racist even if he says racist things

Presenters and journalists must not describe Donald Trump as a racist even when he makes racist statements, the BBC has clarified. Although it is acceptable to characterise racist comments made by public figures as such, staff are not allowed to then imply the person who said them is themselves a racist, David Jordan, the BBC’s […]

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Source: Hürriyet , Independent

17

Sep

Universities ‘failing’ victims of sexual misconduct

A BBC investigation found universities received more than 700 allegations of sexual misconduct during the past academic year. Students accused their universities of being paralysed by fear of reputational damage and not offering proper support. Universities UK said institutions were making progress in handling complaints. But students said they had to go through “traumatic” and […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: HaberTürk , BBC