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Jeremy Hunt summoned to Commons on misplacement of NHS patient data

Jeremy Hunt summoned to Commons on misplacement of NHS patient data

#breakingnews, Health, Medical, News, Politics
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is being questioned to reveal if he was aware of the misplacement of sensitive patient information Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, has been summoned to the House of Commons today to be questioned urgently by Jon Ashworth, Shadow Secretary for Health, regarding the loss of more than half a million patient data records of the NHS, according to the Labour Whips. The misplacement of sensitive patient data, reported by the Guardian today morning, was first uncovered by the NHS in March of last year but kept under wraps. The patient records, mislaid by the contracted private company under NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) to ensure their delivery, were mistakenly stored in a warehouse between 2011-2016, causing one of the biggest data mishaps in NHS’ 69-year histo
Are people deserting London amid acute housing crisis?

Are people deserting London amid acute housing crisis?

#breakingnews, Housing, Media, News, Social media
Northern regions of the UK are becoming a better choice than London for UK property investors, revealed a report on Friday. Hometrack report stated that England’s northern parts such as Manchester have a better prospect for capital growth. According to Hometrack’s UK Cities Index, there was a decline in the headline growth for London, which is now 6.9% down from 7.2% a month earlier. The figures were much higher a year ago with an index of 7.9%. Manchester has registered one of the greatest uplifts outside of southern England, with an increase of 8.3% last year. This, in comparison to the London figures, is more welcoming for property investors across the country. Ged McPartlin, sales director at Ascend Properties, told Property Investor Today, “For years we have stressed that the M
Waterstones deny stealing indie bookshop trade

Waterstones deny stealing indie bookshop trade

#breakingnews, Culture, News
James Daunt, managing director of bookshop company Waterstones, has defended his decision to market certain franchises as independent. The company has faced criticism since the revelation that it has opened three shops under individual names, with minimal Waterstones branding. The shops located in Rye, Southwold and Harpenden contain only a small handwritten notice displaying their link with the nationwide chain. Mr Daunt said the pseudo-independent stores will be good for “customers, town centres and staff.” Daunt went on to add that he wants to encourage chain shops to operate as independent. He said: “If you want to enhance a high street you need to act as an independent ... and part of the reason we did it is to convince our own booksellers that they have the autonomy that th
Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

Hard Brexit could cause a severe housing crisis in London

#breakingnews, EU referendum, Housing, News, Politics, Social media
 A 'hard Brexit' can have a crippling effect on London's housing crisis, Sadiq Khan reveals. According to a paper published by the Mayor, one in four construction workers in London are from the European Union and therefore face an uncertain future of their working titles in the UK. The mayor of London warned that due to the upcoming Brexit, UK could lose skilled workers and this could have a “seriously detrimental” effect on thousands of houses that Londoners need. “London is in the grip of a serious housing crisis. While we are working to train up more Londoners to have the skills to work in construction, you can’t escape the fact that a ‘hard Brexit’ could leave a quarter of the skilled construction workforce in the capital high and dry,” he said. The Evening Standard reported t
Anti #MUSLIMBAN protest to be held at Downing Street

Anti #MUSLIMBAN protest to be held at Downing Street

#breakingnews, International, News, Politics
London anti-Trump protesters have an 'emergency' appointment at 6 pm tonight in front of Downing Street. Protesters are called to show their anger following PM Theresa May's invitation to Donald Trump. The demonstration has been initiated by left-wing activist and politician Owen Jones. After the immigration ban imposed by Donald Trump, several protests were conducted across the world. Trump imposed a ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the US. The ban is termed as a 'Muslim Ban' and has created an uproar on twitter with its trending tag - #MUSLIMBAN. But what does this mean for the people of Britain? Are people with dual nationalities going to be banned from entering the US?  An emergency protest is to be held outside Downing Street and across the UK tonight at 6
Piers Morgan dons heels during Loose Women appearance

Piers Morgan dons heels during Loose Women appearance

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In a move that he claims ‘empowered’ him, controversial journalist Piers Morgan appeared on Loose Women earlier today sporting a pair of silver kitten heels. The style choice was made in an attempt to add more weight to his recent argument that women should wear heels to work. @piersmorgan IN HIGH HEELS! 👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠👠 pic.twitter.com/382OGTiixO — Loose Women (@loosewomen) January 30, 2017 The appearance followed a clash last week on Good Morning Britain between the presenter and guest Nicola Thorp, a temp worker who claims she was sent home without pay from her job at a top London financial company last year because of her refusal to wear heels.   The pair engaged in a lively debate regarding Thorp’s own experience, with Morgan suggesting that client-facing roles call for a certain 'g
Downing Street confirms US President State visit despite Anti-Trump Petition reaching over a million

Downing Street confirms US President State visit despite Anti-Trump Petition reaching over a million

News, Politics, Uncategorized
An online petition to stop Donald Trump’s state visit  has been widely shared and reached over a million signatures over the past few days. The signatures started increasing rapidly after the US President's travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven Muslim countries came into effect over the weekend. On average, the petition is currently getting more than 600 signatures every minute. via GIPHY Prime Minister Theresa May announced the visit on her recent US trip, hours before the ban was signed. The petition says: “Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.” In London, young people who signed the pet
After Calais: Tracing the paths of the Jungle’s refugees

After Calais: Tracing the paths of the Jungle’s refugees

International, News, Opinion, Politics, ReportingWeek2, Uncategorized
“The 'Jungle' smelled of freshly baked bread and CS gas. I could not breathe and went down. An Afghan who was running in the same direction grabbed me and supported me to the back garden where there was a bit of air”, says Chiara Lauvergnac, one of the activists in Paris from London. In the final days of the Calais Jungle demolition, over 10,000 refugees were ordered to relocate in one week by riot police squads armed with flashballs, gas grenades, rubber bullets, automatic rifles, water cannons, armoured vehicles, truncheons and gas spray bottles. “Usually the camp got gassed towards the end of the day - you could climb the hill to try escape the gas clouds and watch the sunset from there, with gas grenades falling all around,” she continued. After the destruction of the camp, she says
Humanitarian tragedies amid Al-Assad forces control most of Aleppo

Humanitarian tragedies amid Al-Assad forces control most of Aleppo

News, Politics, ReportingWeek2
Al-Assad regime forces announced its control over more than 90% of Aleppo. Al-Assad regime considered the battle of Aleppo is about to end after controlling more than 90 percent of the City’s eastern parts controlled by the opposition. "we are just moments away from victory.” A senior military source told AFP. Supporters of Al-Assad regime in the western part of Aleppo gathered on Monday evening celebrating the victory. They chanted in support of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his army. Syrian state television showed hundreds of civilians, most of them are women and children, escorted by Al-Assad regime forces. It showed them walking under rain while carrying their bags and children in a way surrounded by destroyed buildings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMRbD_
UK to ban ‘unsuitable’ porn to protect children

UK to ban ‘unsuitable’ porn to protect children

#breakingnews, Culture, Media, News, ReportingWeek2, Social media
The government is attempting to pass a Digital Economy Bill that would ban certain 'non-conventional' porn websites in the UK.  The new media regulating bill is making an appearance in the House of Lords for its second hearing today. The bill is intended to shelter the children from  improper images/videos and is already becoming a controversial topic within free speech campaigners across the country. What does the bill entail for the online porn consumption by the people? Is online censorship and surveillance going to help protect children? The Digital Economy Bill acts a new law that aims to simply ban any kind of ‘non-conventional’ porn websites. This includes sexual acts of violence, face-sitting, urinating and incest related porn. The government announced that non-compliant sites