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Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

September 16, 2017 10:39 pm0 comments
Wire star calls for more opportunities for black British actors

The US star of The Wire has called for more opportunities for black British actors to stop them heading abroad. “They’re going where the work is,” said Clarke Peters, who played detective Lester Freamon in the TV crime drama. “When Britain decides to build up its film industry and compete, […]

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Grenfell fire chief calls for sprinklers in tower blocks

September 13, 2017 12:22 am0 comments
Grenfell fire chief calls for sprinklers in tower blocks

London’s fire commissioner says the Grenfell Tower blaze must be a “turning point”, calling for sprinklers in all high-rise council flats. At least 80 people died when fire engulfed the west London block in June. A BBC Breakfast investigation which focused on half the UK’s council and housing association-owned tower […]

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Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

July 27, 2017 12:29 am0 comments
Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

The security industry needs to worry less about technology and more about people, said Facebook’s security boss. Alex Stamos scolded the security industry in the opening keynote of the 2017 Black Hat conference. He said there was too much focus on technically complex “stunt” hacks and not enough on finding […]

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Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as 'life-threatening'

July 13, 2017 7:18 am0 comments
Fewer ambulance 999 calls to be classed as 'life-threatening'

Fewer 999 ambulance calls will be classed as life-threatening and needing a super-fast response in the biggest shake-up of the service in 40 years. The move by the NHS in England – and agreed by ministers – will result in about 8% of call-outs being classed as needing the quickest […]

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Chief medical officer calls for gene testing revolution

July 3, 2017 11:59 pm0 comments
Chief medical officer calls for gene testing revolution

Cancer patients should be routinely offered DNA tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to England’s chief medical officer. Prof Dame Sally Davies says in her annual report that the NHS must deliver her “genomic dream” within five years. Over 31,000 NHS patients, including some with cancer, […]

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Boris Johnson joins calls to end public sector pay cap

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Boris Johnson joins calls to end public sector pay cap

Boris Johnson has become the latest senior cabinet minister to put pressure on the chancellor and the PM to end the public sector pay cap. Sources close to the foreign secretary made it clear that he wants better pay for public service workers. He joins those, including Michael Gove, who […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: Sadiq Khan calls on PM to appoint commissioners

July 1, 2017 1:26 am0 comments
Grenfell Tower fire: Sadiq Khan calls on PM to appoint commissioners

London’s mayor has urged Theresa May to appoint commissioners to run Kensington and Chelsea council after its leader resigned over the Grenfell Tower fire. Sadiq Khan welcomed Nicholas Paget-Brown’s decision to stand down, but said public trust could not be restored by other members of the council. He said residents […]

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Hamilton calls Vettel a 'disgrace' after clash in Azerbaijan

June 25, 2017 4:08 pm0 comments
Hamilton calls Vettel a 'disgrace' after clash in Azerbaijan

Lewis Hamilton called title rival Sebastian Vettel “a disgrace” after the Ferrari driver drove into his car in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku. The two clashed before one of three restarts in a chaotic race, Vettel hitting the back of Hamilton’s Mercedes and then swerving sideways into him. Vettel […]

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General election 2017: Labour calls for halt to hospital cuts

May 3, 2017 6:52 am0 comments
General election 2017: Labour calls for halt to hospital cuts

A Labour government would suspend the planned closures of hospital services across England, the party is promising. It says the national initiative – involving 44 local plans – has lost credibility and needs reviewing. Under proposals put forward A&E, maternity and stroke units could be scaled back in many parts […]

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Powell calls record rewrite plans 'a slap in the face'

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Powell calls record rewrite plans 'a slap in the face'

Media playback is not supported on this device Plans to rewrite world records set before 2005 are “disrespectful, an injustice and a slap in the face”, says former long jumper Mike Powell, who stands to lose his own world record. The proposals by European Athletics are part of attempts to […]

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