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Police launch manhunt following death of elderly woman in Exeter

A woman in her 70s has died after being seriously assaulted in a park Police have launched a manhunt for a murder suspect following the death of an elderly woman in Exeter on Saturday. Officers were called to Ludwell Valley Park in the Wonford area of the city at around 4pm, following reports that the woman had been seriously assaulted. Emergency services were called, but the victim – who was […]

todayFebruary 18, 2023 16


Turkish earthquake victims sleeping in trains tents and greenhouses

Nearly two weeks after a massive earthquake levelled tens of thousands of buildings and displaced millions of people in Turkey and Syria, many are still struggling to fulfil their basic needs and some are living in tents, factories, train carriages and greenhouses. People driven from their homes in the disaster zone described being unable to have hot showers, while others feared freezing to death. The Turkish government and dozens of […]

todayFebruary 18, 2023 10


Sunak to push for Northern Ireland Protocol deal with EU leaders

Rishi Sunak is to hold talks with European leaders in a bid to fix issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol, despite reservations among Eurosceptic Tory backbenchers. There is mounting speculation that the UK and EU could unveil a deal aimed at breaking the impasse over the contentious post-Brexit trading arrangements early next week. The Prime Minister is expected to meet with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on the […]

todayFebruary 18, 2023 12


Lancashire Police to conduct internal review into Nicola Bulley investigation

It will be conducted by their Head of Crime, Detective Chief Superintendent Pauline Stables Lancashire Police is set to conduct an internal review into the Nicola Bulley investigation. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said he was “concerned that private information was put into the public domain” by officers during a press conference on Wednesday. He told broadcasters he was “pleased that the police are looking at how that happened in […]

todayFebruary 17, 2023 15


Liz Truss Learn lessons of Russian aggression and stand up to China now

Liz Truss has urged democratic nations to stand up to China and learn the lessons of not taking earlier and tougher action against Russia. Speaking in Japan in her first public speech since her resignation as prime minister, Ms Truss called on the international community to agree a co-ordinated package of defence, economic and political measures to support Taiwan. Her comments come as her successor, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, faces […]

todayFebruary 17, 2023 11


Ambulance workers to stage new strike in pay wrangle

Ambulance workers will stage a fresh strike on Friday in the long-running dispute over pay and staffing. Members of the GMB and Unite in the West Midlands will mount picket lines outside hospitals across the region. Stuart Richards, GMB senior organiser, said: “West Midlands ambulance workers are on strike over this year’s pay. “But ministers seem to think GMB members will be fobbed off by pretending this year’s cost of […]

todayFebruary 17, 2023 10


Border Force workers to stage strike in pay dispute

Members of the Public and Commercial Services union in Dover and French ports including Calais will walk out from tomorrow and over the weekend Border Force workers will stage a fresh strike on Friday as part of the increasingly bitter dispute over pay, jobs, pensions and conditions in the civil service. Members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) in Dover and French ports including Calais will walk out […]

todayFebruary 16, 2023 9


Some ambulance callers to be told to visit urgent clinic or GP instead

Successful trials of a new method of screening ambulance calls will see England’s public told to seek alternative treatment unless their condition is life-threatening. The BBC reported that NHS England wants calls reviewed so those concerning non-life-threatening conditions – referred to under category two, which includes emergencies such as heart attacks and strokes but also burns and severe headaches – are referred instead to an urgent treatment clinic, a GP […]

todayFebruary 16, 2023 10


Drug recovery services across England to expand due to 421m funding

An extra £421 million of Government cash will be used to boost alcohol and drug treatment and recovery across England, ministers have said. The new funding will be given to councils across the country to fund initiatives aimed at tackling addiction and cutting crime. Some 151 councils are being allocated funding from the Department of Health and Social Care, which will allow them to recruit more staff to help people […]

todayFebruary 16, 2023 10