Society

MPs call for transport workers to get death-in-service payouts

May 17, 2020

MPs have urged Boris Johnson to extend the £60,000 NHS death-in-service payments to transport workers on the coronavirus frontline as people return to work in increasing numbers. Forty-two MPs have written to the prime minister also calling for greater personal protection for hundreds of thousands of transport workers who are instrumental to ministers’ desire to […]

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‘It is tragic’: family tell of lost battle to take father out of care home

May 14, 2020

Dr Koohyar, left, with Shirin, right, had lived an active life and even took up roller-skating in his eighties. Photograph: Family Handout When Covid-19 struck west London, Shirin Koohyar and her siblings decided they had to get their father out of his nursing home. It was easier said than done. Dr Ameer Koohyar, a 91-year-old […]

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