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Woman arrested over angry note on ambulance

Monday  11:40,   19 february 2018
Sky News

A woman has been arrested in connection with an angry note telling an ambulance driver to "move your van".The hand-written message was left on an ambulance in Tunstall, Staffordshire, while paramedics attended a 999 call and read: "If this [...]

World Vision denies staff exploited Haiti victims

Sunday  09:45,   18 february 2018
Sky News

Government-funded charity World Vision has denied allegations its staff sexually exploited Haiti earthquake survivors. Paid employees of the evangelical Christian charity were accused of forcing Haitians in 2010 to have sex or pay money for World[...]

Hunt for two suspects after man raped in park

Saturday  08:51,   17 february 2018
Sky News

A young man has been raped after he was grabbed by two men in a Buckinghamshire park. The victim, in his 20s, was sitting on a bench near the Campbell Park car park in central Milton Keynes at 11pm on Thursday.Two men approached him and one grabbed [...]

What the papers say – February 17

Saturday  06:05,   17 february 2018
Press Association

Oxfam continues to dominate the headlines over the weekend.The Times leads on Oxfam, reporting that the charity has been barred from receiving new government funding unless it[...]

PM: Do whatever it takes to protect the security of Europe post-Brexit

Saturday  05:06,   17 february 2018
Press Association

In a speech in Munich, Theresa May warned Brussels that failure to agree a new type of partnership would have ‘damaging’ consequences.She will set out plans for a new treaty between the UK and the European Union to enshrine security cooperation and[...]

Hospital for mentally ill children closed after ‘significant concerns’ raised

Friday  20:25,   16 february 2018
Press Association

Huntercombe Hospital in Norwich provided care to children with a range of mental health disorders and who were detained under the Mental Health Act. Staff were not always found to treat the young people there with dignity and respect.The CQC said it [...]

Delay in agreeing Brexit transition could harm patient care – Health Committee

Friday  14:00,   16 february 2018
Press Association

Commons Health Committee chair Sarah Wollaston warned that if a deal is not reached in March as planned funding could be diverted away from patients.Many are planning for a worst-case scenario because “time is running out” for a transition deal to[...]

£10,000 for everyone under 55: Think tank calls for UK universal basic income fund

Friday  12:39,   16 february 2018
International Business Times

Plans are set out in a report by the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.The Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) said the £10,000 "Universal Basic Opportunity Fund"[...]

What the papers say – February 16

Friday  10:40,   16 february 2018
Press Association

A range of stories make the headlines, from the Florida shooting to housing woes.The Daily Mail runs with the headline: “End of home owning dream”, and says home ownership among young people has collapsed in the past 20 years, according to new[...]

First British astronaut to be honoured at Windsor Castle

Friday  10:40,   16 february 2018
Press Association

The Queen will appoint Helen Sharman a CMG at an investiture ceremony at the royal residence.Helen Sharman will receive the appointment from the Queen during an investiture ceremony at Windsor[...]

Ex-Oxfam Haiti boss: Sex party claims 'nonsense'

Friday  04:58,   16 february 2018
Sky News

The man at the centre of the Oxfam sex scandal has broken his silence, denying allegations he solicited prostitutes or held sex parties while working for the charity.  In a TV interview accompanied by a long open letter, Roland van Hauwermeiren [...]

Give Workers £10k To Survive Automation, Top Think Tank Suggests

Friday  04:58,   16 february 2018
Huffington Post UK

Britons should be able to bid for £10,000 to help them prosper amid huge changes to their working lives, a leading think tank suggests today. The Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) has released research proposing a radical new sovereign wealth fund,[...]

Gary Speed told police Bennell did not ‘behave inappropriately’ towards him

Friday  04:58,   16 february 2018
Press Association

The father-of-two, who hanged himself in 2011, had spoken to police investigating allegations about Bennell on two occasions. It said: “On both occasions Gary made it quite clear that he did not know anything about Bennell’s alleged behaviour and[...]

Great-gran rescued from ‘fireball’ after car ploughs into house

Thursday  16:21,   15 february 2018
Press Association

Ursula Scott said she feared the worst before being dragged from the vehicle by a passer-by.Ursula Scott, 75, said she felt lucky to be alive after the accident in Cambridge Road, Linthorpe,[...]

Barry Bennell guilty of more child rape charges

Thursday  16:20,   15 february 2018
Sky News

Former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of seven further charges of child sexual assault, including rape. He has now been convicted of a total of 43 counts of child sex abuse against 11 victims and will be sentenced on Monday.A[...]