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John Worboys: Parole chief apologises to victims

January 5, 2018 1:59 pm0 comments
John Worboys: Parole chief apologises to victims

The chairman of the Parole Board has apologised “unreservedly” that some victims of sex attacker John Worboys were not told about his release. The former black-cab driver served ten years after being convicted of 19 offences, including one rape, although police believe he attacked many more. The CPS said 83 […]

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New Year Honours 2018: AI chief Demis Hassabis made CBE

December 29, 2017 5:36 pm0 comments
New Year Honours 2018: AI chief Demis Hassabis made CBE

British artificial intelligence researcher Demis Hassabis has been recognised on the New Year Honours list. Mr Hassabis is chief executive of DeepMind, which has developed software that can beat human experts at the complex board game Go. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) […]

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

November 19, 2017 1:46 am0 comments
Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Robert Mugabe’s closest allies in the party he founded are calling on him to step down, as pressure on him intensifies following a military intervention and protests. Senior party officials have started arriving for a meeting of Zanu-PF in which they will […]

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Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims'

November 11, 2017 5:28 pm0 comments
Police chief 'was told of Damian Green pornography claims'

A former Scotland Yard chief was aware pornography had allegedly been found on Damian Green’s computer during a 2008-9 police probe, he has told the BBC. Sir Paul Stephenson, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner between 2009-11, said he was briefed about the claims but regarded them as a “side issue”. The […]

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NHS 'not fit for 21st Century', says chief hospital inspector

September 30, 2017 3:49 am0 comments
NHS 'not fit for 21st Century', says chief hospital inspector

The NHS is not fit for the 21st Century, the new chief inspector of hospitals in England has said. Professor Ted Baker, who started the role last month, said the system had not adapted to deal with the growth in the population. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, he […]

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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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