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Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

Tuesday  03:50,   20 february 2018

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims , according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry.The findings were part of a previously[...]

Family pays tribute to grandfather and grandson killed on level crossing

Monday  22:41,   19 february 2018

Barry Hearnshaw, 72, and William Hallett, 15, died after their car was hit by a train on Saturday morning.Barry Hearnshaw, 72, and 15-year-old William Hallett, known as Will, died at the scene of the collision in Barns Green, Horsham, on Saturday[...]

Hang on to your hats and scarves! Arctic winds are set to blast Britain with -4C lows and even SNOW caused by sudden stratospheric warming (that could dip the mercury to a bone-chilling -22C)

Monday  15:46,   19 february 2018

Forecasters believe temperatures in Britain will creep down over the next few days before plummeting even further next week into March, down to low single figures. The break-up of the polar vortex occurred last week, but its effects will start to be [...]

Depraved Matthew Falder led double life as ‘evilmind’

Monday  15:45,   19 february 2018

The Cambridge University graduate was an academic researcher by day and a depraved abuser and blackmailer of children by night.Dr Matthew Falder led a “double life” as an academic researcher by day and a depraved abuser and blackmailer of children[...]

Woman arrested over angry note on ambulance

Monday  11:40,   19 february 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]