Month: February 2018

UK Weather: Man Dies In Hospital After Pulled From The Water In Danson Park, London

A man has died in hospital after being pulled from the water at Danson Park, in Welling, south east London, Scotland Yard said. He was rushed to hospital on Wednesday afternoon after a member of the public pulled him from Danson Park Lake, as the country is gripped by freezing temperatures. He was believed to Read More

Leicester Explosion: Three Men Arrested On Manslaughter Charges

Three men in their 30s have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the Hinckley Road explosion on Sunday which killed five people, Leicestershire Police said. The human remains of five people have been recovered from the wreckage of a shop and flats above, but it may be some time before these can be formally Read More

UK Weather: Record Number Raise Alarm About Rough Sleepers To Save Them From Sub-Zero Temperatures

A record 3,600-plus alerts have been sent to an app that helps rough sleepers find shelter as the brutal weather has heightened fears for the homeless. The referrals sent to StreetLink between Monday and Tuesday this week was the highest number the group has received in a 24-hour period. The app, which lets members of Read More

Government Backs Student Demands For Refunds Over Lecturer Strike

Universities are facing mounting pressure to refund tuition fees as growing student demands over the ongoing lecturer strikes receive government backing. Minister Sam Gyimah said the Department for Education (DfE) is “looking closely” at the issue, warning institutions that they must “step up to the plate”. He also urged the University and College Union to Read More

Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel Explains Why He Won't Reference #MeToo And Time's Up

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel has said he will not be referencing the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements when he hosts the Oscars this weekend.  The US chat show host has explained he will refrain from talking about the sexual harassment scandal that has engulfed Hollywood over the last few months, claiming he does not want to Read More

Thousands Sign Petition For Interracial Couple Emojis To Be Created

From unicorns to avocados, there’s an emoji for almost everything you could ever want to type. The glorious cartoon world has also become more inclusive where humankind is concerned, with people of colour and same-sex couples added in 2015. But sadly, interracial couples are yet to be included in the repertoire.  To change that, Tinder has Read More

Looks We Love: Cara Delevingne's Baker Boy Hat

We Love… Baker boy hats as seen on Cara Delevingne at Paris Fashion Week. While others were distracted by the model-actor’s ear modification, which is reportedly for her role in Amazon’s new mythological series ‘Carnival Row’, we were taken by her nod to the sixties in the form of a black baker boy hat paired Read More

Britain's High Street In Crisis As Two Household Names Collapse On Same Day

Experts have warned “all is not well” on Britain’s high streets, after two household name stores announced thousands of potential job losses as they collapsed into administration on the same day. Electronics store Maplin and Toys ‘R’ Us both announced they were going into administration, putting more than 5,500 jobs at risk in their stores, Read More

My Husband Is Alive Because Of The NHS

Six weeks ago, the unthinkable happened, right there, on the sofa; my previously healthy husband had a heart attack. I dialled 999 and dragged him off the sofa in one movement and within seconds was performing CPR. And screaming at him. Then the paramedics arrived and I heard the dreaded word – ‘Clear!’ – and Read More

Winter Is Due To End, But GPs Don’t Have A Spring In Their Step

This has been one of the toughest winters in living memory for the NHS and with spring over two weeks and 10°c away, the pressure on London GPs and their practice teams is not subsiding. We are still battling with high rates of flu and practices are juggling patients who have been shunted around by Read More

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