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Windrush generation: Jamaica's PM urges 'speedy resolution'

Tue 17 Apr 2018, 11:45 am by papa_umau

Windrush generation: Jamaica's PM urges 'speedy resolution'

Jamaica's prime minister has welcomed Theresa May's commitment to ensure the Windrush generation will not be deported over paperwork issues.

Andrew Holness told Mrs May he looked forward to "a speedy implementation of your proposed solution".

He said it was "only fair" that people who had "significantly contributed" to the UK should …

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Yulia Skripal, the Russian spy's daughter, has been discharged from hospital.

Tue 10 Apr 2018, 11:43 am by papa_umau

Yulia Skripal, the poisoned daughter of Russian ex-spy Sergei, has been discharged from hospital.

The 33-year-old left Salisbury District Hospital on Monday and has been taken to a secure location.

The hospital said: "This is not the end of her treatment but marks a significant milestone."

Her 66-year-old father remains in hospital and is "recovering more slowly than Yulia".

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Failings at private hospitals repeated across the country.

Wed 11 Apr 2018, 11:00 am by papa_umau

Private hospitals warned over surgeons

Some of the failings that allowed rogue surgeon Ian Paterson to harm patients have been found to be widespread across private hospitals, inspectors say.

The Care Quality Commission said it was concerned about the "old-fashioned" approach to consultants which led to a lack of monitoring and checks.

The regulator said it meant there was a "real danger" …

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UK ivory ban among 'toughest' in the world, says Gove.

Tue 03 Apr 2018, 12:34 pm by papa_umau

A British ban on ivory sales is to be one of the toughest in the world, the environment secretary has said.

Michael Gove said the sale of ivory of any age, with limited exceptions, will be banned in an effort to reduce elephant poaching.

The move, which is still to be signed into law, comes after a consultation in which more than 60,000 people supported the introduction of a complete ban.



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Why can we not protect ourselves in our own homes without being prosecuted ?

Thu 05 Apr 2018, 12:03 pm by papa_umau

Hither Green 'burglar' stabbing: Man, 78, arrested

A 78-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a suspected burglar was stabbed to death.

The man, named locally as Richard Osborn-Brooks, discovered two intruders in South Park Crescent, Hither Green, south-east London, at about 00:45 BST.

One suspect, armed with a screwdriver, forced the man into his kitchen where a struggle …

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The world protests against gun violence.

Sun 25 Mar 2018, 12:29 pm by papa_umau

March For Our Lives: Six key takeaways from the US gun control rallies

It was the biggest gun control protest in a generation.

Hundreds of rallies were staged across the US and beyond as millions of marchers filled the streets calling for the implementation of tighter measures following the deadly mass shooting at a Florida school in February.

That incident not only ignited the #NeverAgain …

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Russian spy: Sergei Skripal collapsed alongside daughter.

Tue 06 Mar 2018, 11:55 am by papa_umau

The woman found slumped on a shopping centre bench alongside a former Russian agent convicted of spying for Britain is his daughter, it has emerged.

Yulia Skripal, in her 30s, and father Sergei, 66, are critically ill in hospital after being found unconscious in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Sunday.

UK police are trying to find out what "unknown substance" harmed the pair.

It has also emerged that …

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The answer to the on-street charging of electric cars.

Thu 15 Mar 2018, 11:51 am by papa_umau

Put the charging points in street lamps.

Ovo and Ubitricity have joined partners to roll out these revolutionary charging points for electric and plug in hybrid cars.

There is already a trial started in London where German firm Ubitricity has already installed 100 of these lamp-post charging stations.

If they are seen to be accepted both OVO and Ubitricity are going to roll these type of …

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Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya.

Tue 20 Mar 2018, 11:32 am by papa_umau

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya.

His death at the age of 45 leaves only two females - his daughter and granddaughter - of the subspecies alive in the world.

Hope for preserving the northern white rhino now lies in developing in-vitro-fertilisation (IVF) techniques.

Why is this kind of rhino so rare?

Rhinoceroses - of which there are five species - are the second-largest land …

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