Day: January 2, 2023

Some A&Es in ‘complete state of crisis’ amid pressure on NHS, medics warn thumbnail

Some A&Es in ‘complete state of crisis’ amid pressure on NHS, medics warn

January 2, 2023

Dr Tim Cooksley, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said “urgent action” is required to bring the NHS back from the brink. “There has never been a greater recognition amongst all staff that our current situation is worse than it has ever been,” Dr Tim Cooksley told Sky News. “And I know that people […]

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Investigation launched after three people and dog die in Perth hotel fire thumbnail

Investigation launched after three people and dog die in Perth hotel fire

January 2, 2023

A n investigation is under way after three people and a dog died following an early-morning blaze at a hotel in Perth and Kinross. Emergency services were called to the New County Hotel in Perth just after 5am on Monday. Police Scotland said that three people were confirmed dead at the scene. At its height, […]

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Rail strikes: Latest walkouts by RMT set to begin on Tuesday for commuters’ return to work thumbnail

Rail strikes: Latest walkouts by RMT set to begin on Tuesday for commuters’ return to work

January 2, 2023

C ommuters face travel misery for the return to offices on Tuesday as a fresh wave of strike action on the railways is set to cause chaos across the entire working week. The latest walkout by around 40,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) is set to go ahead , shutting down […]

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Wandering walrus Thor turns up again – this time in Northumberland thumbnail

Wandering walrus Thor turns up again – this time in Northumberland

January 2, 2023

A wandering walrus who delighted thousands in Scarborough on New Year’s Eve has turned up 100 miles further up the North Sea coast. A large crowd quickly gathered in the Northumberland town of Blyth on Monday lunchtime after a walrus was spotted resting on a wooden pontoon at the yacht club. The assumption is it […]

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12 arrested as teenager left fighting for life after stabbing in West Dulwich

January 2, 2023

T welve people have been arrested after a teenager was left in critical condition following a stabbing in Southwark. Police rushed to Steeley Drive at 11.40pm following reports of an attack on Sunday. An 18-year-old was taken to hospital with stab injuries. A total of 12 people have been arrested in connection with the investigation […]

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Detective faces sack after boyfriend reported her racist text message

January 2, 2023

A Met Police detective is facing the sack after her boyfriend allegedly reported her for sending racist WhatsApp messages.­­ Det Sgt Victoria Teagle is said to have called a co-worker of Asian heritage a ‘C****y bitch’.­­, according to the Sun. Sources have said her police inspector partner passed the messages she allegedly sent him on […]

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£590m raised for good causes last year through JustGiving platform

January 2, 2023

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Around £590 million was raised for 23,000 charities and good causes last year through the JustGiving platform, it has been announced. More than 850,000 new crowdfunding and fundraising […]

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Shop closures in 2022 highest for five years thumbnail

Shop closures in 2022 highest for five years

January 2, 2023

Close to 50 shops shut down every day in 2022, more than at any other point for at least five years. In a bruising year for retail, 17,145 shops closed last year – up by nearly 50% on 2021, when 11,449 shops shut. Analysis by the Centre for Retail Research found about 47 sites shut up […]

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Teen arsonist on run for third day after mental health facility escape - as police link him to three fires thumbnail

Teen arsonist on run for third day after mental health facility escape – as police link him to three fires

January 2, 2023

Police are continuing to hunt for a teenage arsonist who went missing from a mental health hospital on New Year’s Eve. The public have been warned not to approach Johnny Brady “under any circumstances” after he absconded from St Andrew’s Healthcare facility in Northampton on Saturday afternoon. Brady, 19, was serving a hospital order following […]

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From must-see gigs to VIP tickets: how live events are on course to defy UK cost of living crisis thumbnail

From must-see gigs to VIP tickets: how live events are on course to defy UK cost of living crisis

January 2, 2023

Soaring demand for must-go-to festivals and gigs, star-studded West End theatre shows and VIP tickets for events is sparking a spending boom despite the cost of living crisis. The live event industry, described as the first casualty of the coronavirus pandemic and the last to fully recover, is predicted to have a strong year in […]

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