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Hundreds of NHS medics volunteer to work in Sierra Leone as Ebola spreads

Ebola hysteria in Europe and the US could be hampering nursing call-up, warn medical charities operating in west Africa Continue reading…
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Inmate suicide figures expose human toll of prison crisis

Data obtained by Guardian reveals more than six prison suicides a month Stories behind statistics show young men and mentally ill at high risk Officials blame budget cuts for inadequate staff numbers and lack of trainingThe human toll of the crisis gri…
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Posted in Law, Prisons and probation, Society, Suicide rates, UK criminal justice, UK news, World news | Comments Off

Saudi Arabia labour market reforms bring change at the checkouts

Saudisation policy sets businesses quotas for local workers, challenging traditional roles within employment and society Continue reading…
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  1. Merkel urges EU to keep up reforms as crisis not over
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Ebola: Obama not ruling out travel bans as experts watch for more cases

President considers further interventions and appointing crisis leader, while concern grows over infected womans air travel Continue reading…
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  2. Second Texas nurse with Ebola transferred to special facility
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Downing Streets Ebola panic is a classic case of the politics of fear

Remember Sars? What about bird flu? Here we are again with the latest pandemic, having our insecurities cynically exploitedNo one can tell me if Ebola is the worst plague since, variously, Aids, Sars, BSE or the black death. All I hear is that it might…
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  1. Tories harden up anti-Europe stance as fear of Ukip byelection win grows
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NHS staff shortages pose risk to patients, warns watchdog

CQC report identifies lapses in safety, patients having to wait on trolleys in corridors and chronic bed shortages as major issuesSome A&E departments and maternity units are so short of doctors and nurses that they pose a danger to patients, the N…
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Posted in Care Quality Commission (CQC), Doctors, Health, Hospitals, NHS, Regulators, Society, UK news, World news | Comments Off

Ebola epidemic may not end without developing vaccine, scientist warns

Professor Peter Piot, one of the scientists who discovered Ebola, claims scale of outbreak has got completely out of hand Continue reading…
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Posted in Africa, Barack Obama, Ebola, Guinea, Health, Liberia, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Sierra Leone, Society, US news, Vaccines and immunisation, World Health Organisation, World news | Comments Off

Second Texas nurse with Ebola transferred to special facility

Concerns over US response to the outbreak intensify Nurse told the CDC she had a fever but was still allowed to flyAuthorities tracking down 132 other people on board flightBarack Obama cancels engagements to focus on crisisUnions question procedures a…
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The girls of Chibok have a right to dream

Six months after the Nigerian schoolgirls were taken, too little has been done to secure their releaseHow can the kidnapped girls of Chibok school still be missing? World leaders promised swift action over this most appalling of crimes. Thousands aroun…
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CPS tells George Galloway he faces no charges over Israel-free zone speech

Respect party MP says investigation into him has been an extremely expensive waste of police and CPS timeGeorge Galloway will not face charges over a speech he made in August declaring Bradford an Israel-free zone.The Respect MP for Bradford West was i…
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Posted in Bradford, Crown Prosecution Service, George Galloway, Hate crime, House of Commons, Israel, Law, Middle East and North Africa, Police, Politics, Race issues, Respect party, Society, UK news, World news | Comments Off