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Sacking over poor elderly home care

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 30, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 April 2014 Last updated at 08:17 By Alison Holt BBC Panorama Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Secret filming by BBC Panorama shows some residents being taunted, roughly handled and one being slapped One staff member has been sacked and seven suspended from one of England’s largest care homes after an [...]

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Stop and search powers to be revised

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 30, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 April 2014 Last updated at 14:18 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Theresa May told MPs that if officers would be prevented from using stop and search powers if they did not prove they understood them. Police stop and search powers are to be overhauled with a revised code of conduct, [...]

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Actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 30, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

30 April 2014 Last updated at 14:05 Bob Hoskins started out in theatre before embarking on a television and film career Actor Bob Hoskins, who was best known for roles in The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. His agent said he died on [...]

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Tube strike hits city commuters

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 29, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 April 2014 Last updated at 12:15 Some services are running but with a much reduced frequency with stations closed Commuters travelling in London are experiencing “severe disruption” as Tube workers strike. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union have walked out for 48 hours over plans to close all ticket offices at [...]

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UK economy grows by 0.8% in quarter

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 29, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 April 2014 Last updated at 12:26 The manufacturing sector grew by 1.3%, its strongest quarter for nearly four years, the ONS said The UK economy grew by 0.8% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest figures. It marks the fifth consecutive period of GDP growth – the longest positive run since [...]

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Stabbed teacher was due to retire

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 29, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 April 2014 Last updated at 14:02 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Headteacher Steve Mort: “She touched the hearts of three generations of pupils” A teacher who was stabbed to death in front of her pupils was due to retire in September, the school has said. Ann Maguire, 61, died after [...]

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Three generations killed in fire

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 28, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 April 2014 Last updated at 12:18 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Fire crews said they were faced with “extremely challenging conditions” Three generations of a family, including a baby girl and her two young brothers, have died in a house fire. Relative Ishfaq Kayani said the deaths at Wake Road, [...]

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East Ukraine mayor shot and wounded

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 28, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 April 2014 Last updated at 12:47 Mr Kernes has been described as a “mini-oligarch” The mayor of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine has been shot and critically wounded amid continuing unrest in the region. Hennadiy Kernes was reportedly shot in the back by unknown gunmen while out jogging, and is undergoing emergency surgery in hospital. [...]

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Aleppo gripped by barrel bomb fears

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 28, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 April 2014 Last updated at 11:08 By Ian Pannell BBC News, Aleppo Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. BBC crew witness devastation of air bombardment on Aleppo A BBC team has witnessed the devastating effects of air bombardment on Syrian civilians after gaining rare access to rebel-held areas of Aleppo. Emergency [...]

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Britain is now ‘post-Christian’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on April 27, 2014 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 April 2014 Last updated at 08:54 Lord Williams retired from being the leader of the Church of England in 2012 Britain is now a “post-Christian” country, the former Archbishop of Canterbury has said. Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Rowan Williams said Britain was not a nation of believers and that the era of widespread [...]

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