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A Welsh hospital patient waits four years to get out.

Mon 24 Apr 2017, 11:13 am by papa_umau

Welsh patient waits four years to leave hospital

A hospital patient has been waiting nearly four years to leave hospital after being declared fit for discharge.

The unnamed patient, who has a "serious mental health condition", learning disability and physical health problems, has been in a hospital bed for more than 1,338 days.

The patient is expected to leave hospital in "around six months", …

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SimSimi chatline app removed from the ROI

Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10:57 am by papa_umau

It appears that this latest app can be easily used for bullying..

This anonymous chat app linked to cyber bullying has been suspended in the Republic of Ireland, but children in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK can still download it.

SimSimi temporarily removed access in the Republic this week, with a message: "I do not talk in Ireland for a while".

But schools in Northern Ireland are …

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Christianity dropping while Islam grows in Britain.

Mon 17 Apr 2017, 11:49 am by papa_umau

Christian worship plummets in Britain as Muslim following rockets by 72 per cent.

A GOVERNMENT report has revealed that Christianity is on the wane in Britain dropping to record lows while the number of those following the Muslim faith has rocketed by 72 per cent.

And the decline in Christianity has fallen from 40.2million down to 36.1m with further declines projected.

Christianity is still …

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IKEA build housing for their staff.

Tue 18 Apr 2017, 12:17 pm by papa_umau

Swedish furniture and lifestyle chain Ikea is building an apartment block in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik in order to give its employees somewhere affordable to live.

The 36 flats will be available to staff next summer, the Reykjavik Grapevine website reports, saying that rents in the city have "skyrocketed" in recent years. Thorinn Ivarsson, the company's CEO in Iceland, said the development …

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More than 900 carers lost every day.

Tue 11 Apr 2017, 11:26 am by papa_umau

Social care system 'beginning to collapse' as 900 carers quit every day

More than 900 adult social care workers a day quit their job in England last year, new figures reveal.

Service providers warn that growing staff shortages mean vulnerable people are receiving poorer levels of care.

In a letter to the prime minister, the chairman of the UK Homecare Association said the adult social care …

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The Northern Lights from Norway.

Mon 10 Apr 2017, 11:25 am by papa_umau

Quite a few people in Britain will have seen the Northern Lights, ( The Aurora Borealis ), especially the people who live in the North of Scotland, but you have to go to Norway or other points further North to see this spectacle in all of it's possible glory.

Fredrik Broms from Sweden has spent more than ten years photographing the Northern Lights in Norway and his portfolio includes dozens of …

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Are diesels killing our children, and us ?

Wed 05 Apr 2017, 11:01 am by papa_umau

Thousands of British children exposed to illegal levels of air pollution.

Exclusive: More than 2,000 schools and nurseries close to roads have damaging levels of diesel fumes; joint investigation by Guardian and Greenpeace reveals.

Hundreds of thousands of children are being exposed to illegal levels of damaging air pollution from diesel vehicles at schools and nurseries across England and …

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People who read the news more likely to be Islamophobic

Tue 04 Apr 2017, 11:30 am by papa_umau

People who read the news more likely to be Islamophobic, study finds.

Whether liberal or conservative, researchers found more avid news consumers showed both increased anger and reduced warmth towards members of the Islamic faith.

The findings, based on responses from 16,584 New Zealanders from the New Zealand Attitudes and Values Study (NZAVS), were published in leading international science …

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Should the police have free access to all of our private posts ?

Mon 27 Mar 2017, 11:36 am by papa_umau

WhatsApp must be accessible to authorities, says Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd has called for the police and intelligence agencies to be given access to WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging services to thwart future terror attacks, prompting opposition politicians and civil liberties groups to say her demand was unrealistic and disproportionate.

The home secretary said it was …

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