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Travel disruption as high winds and snow hit UK

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 18, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Sandy Elliott Image caption A tree came down in East Grinstead, West Sussex, damaging a car. Severe gales have been causing disruption to much of the UK – with gusts of up to 83 mph (134 kph). Police in several areas, including Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Gloucestershire, have reported fallen trees on or near [...]

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Emily Maitlis fears stalker will never stop

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 18, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionEmily Maitlis tells Emma Barnett about the impact her stalker has had on her life TV presenter Emily Maitlis says she fears her stalker will never stop harassing her. Two days after a former friend was jailed for breaching a restraining order, the Newsnight presenter compared living with two decades of harassment to having [...]

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UK pledges extra £44m for Channel border security

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 18, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP An extra £44.5m is to be spent beefing up Channel border security, the UK government is to say later. It will be spent on fencing, CCTV and infrared detection technology in Calais and other border points. It comes as French President Emmanuel Macron visits the UK for a summit with Theresa May. [...]

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Drivers stranded overnight on M74 as snow sweeps Scotland

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 17, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionVideo released by a Dumfries and Galloway rescue team shows difficult driving conditions Hundreds of drivers have spent the night in their cars after becoming stranded due to heavy snow. Mountain rescue teams were sent to help those stuck on the M74 in Dumfries and Galloway after severe weather led to closures at Millbank [...]

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Why are so many nurses quitting the NHS?

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 17, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Mary quit as a nurse after two years after experiencing stress and depression. She says she’s sad she can’t be a nurse in the NHS “without sacrificing my mental health”. Last year, 33,000 nurses in England left the NHS – more than 10% of the workforce. NHS bosses say they are working to improve staff [...]

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NHS ‘haemorrhaging’ nurses as 33,000 leave each year

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 17, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Science Photo Library The NHS is “haemorrhaging” nurses with one in 10 now leaving the NHS in England each year, figures show. More than 33,000 walked away last year, piling pressure on understaffed hospitals and community services. The figures – provided to the BBC by NHS Digital – represent a rise of 20% [...]

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Top US gymnast Biles reveals abuse

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 16, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Biles won four gold medals at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. In an emotional statement, Biles, a star of the Rio Games, said she would not let Nassar “steal my love and joy”. Nassar was jailed [...]

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Carillion: Support for small firms ends in 48 hours

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 16, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? Firms working for failed construction giant Carillion on purely private sector deals will only have two days of government support, Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington has warned. Carillion spent £952m with local suppliers in 2016 and used an extensive network of small firms, who are now waiting [...]

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Turpin: Shackled siblings found in Perris, California home

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 16, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionA neighbour said the children were always accompanied by the parents Two parents have been arrested in California after police found they allegedly kept their 13 children captive at home, some “shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks”. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture [...]

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Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapses

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 15, 2018 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The area has been evacuated and cordoned off by police. A mezzanine ceiling has collapsed at the Jakarta stock exchange building (IDX), with reports that dozens of people have been injured. Images on social media show pieces of ceiling and broken furniture in the lobby of the building in the [...]

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