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Death of boy, 5, to be investigated after hospital sent him home

An independent investigation has been launched into the death of a five-year-old boy whose family say he died after he was sent home from hospital because there were “no beds”. Yusuf Mahmud Nazir died from pneumonia on November 23 after his family pleaded for hospital attention. He died after an infection reportedly spread to his […]

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Baby could go through puberty by age 5 if brain tumour not

When Lake Hodgkinson was nine months old, he started having giggle seizures. Strangers would join in laughing, but mum Kennedy Hodgkinson knew something was wrong. A few weeks ago her fears were confirmed – now 14 months old, Lake has a brain tumour that could affect his cognitive development, eyesight and hormones, potentially resulting in […]

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Woman in crop top kicked off flight and questioned over outfit

A woman has shared a video of her being questioned by airport police after being kicked off a flight for wearing a crop top that revealed her stomach. She claimed she was “harassed and detained” despite being in line with the dress code. In the video, which has been viewed more than a million times, […]

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Fury as HSBC announces fresh waves of branch closures across UK

HSBC said the decline in customers using branches has accelerated so much since the Covid pandemic that some of those closing are serving fewer than 250 people a week. On the other hand, usage of its mobile app has almost tripled since 2017, with the vast majority of transactions completed digitally. One customer said they […]

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Patients dying as ambulances stuck outside hospital A&E departments

Over the past week, nearly three in 10 ambulances have spent time queuing outside hospitals in England. Ambulance chiefs said the problems were leading to patients dying and being harmed on a daily basis, the BBC reported. It is the worst start to winter since records began. Before the pandemic, about half the number of […]

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Tragedy as 9-year-old boy among those shot in Iran unrest

A nine-year-old boy was one of seven people shot dead by gunmen in the western Iranian city of Izeh on Wednesday night. A 13-year-old was also killed. A family member of the boy,  identified as Kian Pirfalak, accused Iranian security forces of carrying out the attack. Wednesday’s night of violence was some of the worst […]

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Mums in labour turned away as maternity units close doors

Mums in labour are being sent to hospitals 60 miles from their local maternity wards, with one NHS trust closing its maternity units to new admissions 45 times this year. The North West Anglia Foundation Trust shut the Peterborough City Hospital maternity unit 40 times between January and October, with Huntingdon’s Hinchingbrooke Hospital maternity ward […]

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Chancellor announces huge £3.3bn in NHS and social care funding

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced he is to increase the NHS budget over the next two years by an extra £3.3 billion. Speaking in the Commons as he outlined the Autumn Budget, he said: “That is why today we commit to a record £8 billion package for our health and social care system – a Conservative […]

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Met Offices issues amber alert as UK faces more downpours

Parts of Scotland and the north of England are set to endure 30 more hours of rain, with the Met Office issuing an Amber alert for heavy rain. Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded and fast flowing or deep floodwater could put lives at risk. The warning comes as parts of the country are […]

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Eleven children collapse at school after playing ouija board game

Eleven children were hospitalised after vomiting and passing out after playing a ouija board game. They were found in a corridor by their teachers at the Agricultural Technical Institute in Hato, Colombia. The students suffered violent vomiting and muscle spasms, which medics said was due to food poisoning, the Mirror reported.  The children, aged between […]