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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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John Kelly appointment: Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus

July 28, 2017 11:26 pm0 comments
John Kelly appointment: Trump replaces chief of staff Priebus

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has named General John Kelly, who currently heads the Department of Homeland Security, as his next chief of staff. The announcement, made on Twitter on Friday afternoon, removes Reince Priebus from the role. The embattled former chief of staff […]

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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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BMA chief: NHS is 'running on fumes'

June 26, 2017 3:59 am0 comments
BMA chief: NHS is 'running on fumes'

The NHS in England is “running on fumes”, the leader of the British Medical Association is warning. Dr Mark Porter hit out at the government at the start of the union’s annual conference. He accused ministers of putting patients at risk and “picking the pockets” of NHS staff because of […]

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London fire: Kensington council chief quits

June 21, 2017 6:06 pm0 comments
London fire: Kensington council chief quits

The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has resigned amid criticism over the borough’s response to the Grenfell Tower fire. Nicholas Holgate said Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid had asked for him to go, but Mr Javid has not commented. Mr Holgate said last week’s fire in North Kensington, […]

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Trump: Firing 'nut job' FBI chief 'eased pressure'

May 19, 2017 10:36 pm0 comments
Trump: Firing 'nut job' FBI chief 'eased pressure'

US President Donald Trump told Russian officials that firing FBI director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him, US media report. The New York Times, citing a document summarising last week’s meeting, says he called Mr Comey a “real nut job”. Mr Comey had been running an inquiry into possible […]

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GB record holders are 'collateral damage' says Euro taskforce chief

May 2, 2017 7:21 am0 comments
GB record holders are 'collateral damage' says Euro taskforce chief

Media playback is not supported on this device British athletes who may lose their world records have received an apology from the man responsible for the controversial anti-doping proposal. Paula Radcliffe, Jonathan Edwards and Colin Jackson are among “collateral damage” says European Athletics taskforce chair Pierce O’Callaghan. But he told […]

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Trump wire-tap claim denied by ex-intelligence chief Clapper

March 5, 2017 11:19 am0 comments
Trump wire-tap claim denied by ex-intelligence chief Clapper

The director of national intelligence at the time of the US election has denied there was any wire-tapping of Donald Trump or his campaign. James Clapper also told NBC that he knew of no court order to allow monitoring of Trump Tower in New York. Mr Trump had accused President […]

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MWC 2017: Netflix chief is worried and excited by future

March 2, 2017 1:10 am0 comments
MWC 2017: Netflix chief is worried and excited by future

Netflix’s chief executive Reed Hastings has said his movie and TV streaming service is facing growing competition from Amazon, Apple and Google. But at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona he told the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones that there was still room for growth. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC […]

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Do not jail all paedophiles, says police chief

February 28, 2017 1:59 am0 comments
Do not jail all paedophiles, says police chief

Paedophiles who view indecent images but go no further should not be jailed but rehabilitated, a leading child protection police officer has said. Police forces “cannot cope” with the “huge” rise in reports, Chief Constable Simon Bailey, of the National Police Chief’s Council, told the BBC. Figures show the number […]

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