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These Doctors Want To Take Jeremy Hunt To Court To Prevent The "Americanisation Of The NHS"
Offbeat  (tags: Health Care, Legal Action, Doctors, Professor, NHS, British Government, UK )

Ray
- 6 days ago - buzzfeed.com
Professor Stephen Hawking has joined campaigners calling for parliamentary scrutiny of plans to change the way NHS services are run. A group of doctors and academics, including Professor Stephen Hawking,
The First Scrooge How the WorldâEUR(TM)s Best-Known Miser Was Brought to Life
Offbeat  (tags: Book, Charles Dickens, Unwrapping A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens Museum, London, UK )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Scrooge is utterly memorable. He is loathed and loved. His name is dropped into conversation so regularly - yet many people have never read the story in which he first appears.
Trump State Visit to UK Not Expected After Britain First Twitter Spat-Diplomat
Offbeat  (tags: Trump's Retweet, UK Stater Visit, USA, UK )

Ray
- 12 days ago - rt.com
The UK-US âEUR~special relationshipâEUR(TM) has been rocked by the unprecedented row between Donald Trump and Theresa May-which started over a Twitter spat. Now, POTUS has delayed his visit to the UK, just as the PM is urged to rescind his invitation altogether.
Trump Wrong to Share Far-Right Videos - PM
Offbeat  (tags: Video's, Far-Right, Trump, PM, UK )

Ray
- 17 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It was "wrong" for President Trump to retweet videos posted by far-right group, Downing Street says
Emails Reveal Foreign Office Alarm at Trump Travel Ban
Offbeat  (tags: Emails Monitering, Trump's Travel Ban, Foreign Office, British Government, UK )

Ray
- 51 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK government wanted to set up an internal warning system to monitor and react to decisions made by President Donald Trump, emails show.
Food Banks for Pets: The People Helping Hard-Up Animal Lovers
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Pets, Food Banks, UK )

Ray
- 51 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A number of "pet food banks" are cropping up across the UK, while animal rescue charities say some hard-up owners are giving away pets they cannot afford to feed. So what is the problem and how are animal lovers helping?
The Cat Killer Stalking Suburbia
Offbeat  (tags: stalker, animals, cats, killer, reward, police, UK )

Ray
- 51 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For the past two years, a serial killer has been attacking pet cats in Britain, leaving behind him a trail of fear and mistrust.
Red Sun Phenomenon 'Caused By Hurricane Ophelia'
Offbeat  (tags: Phenomenon, Red Sun, Hurricane Ophelia, UK )

Ray
- 61 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An "unusual" reddish sky and red-looking sun have been reported across parts of England. The phenomenon has been seen in the South West, West Midlands, North West and North East.
Halloween: England's Strange and Ancient Winter Rituals
Offbeat  (tags: Halloween, Strange, Ancient Winter Rituals, England, UK )

Ray
- 62 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It is that time again. Supermarkets are bulging with large pumpkins to carve and shops selling skeleton outfits enjoy a roaring trade. But the Americanised version of Halloween casts a long shadow over the multitude of quirky - and sometimes barmy
Harvey Weinstein: Met Police Investigate New Sex Assault Claims
Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Police Investigation, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Assault Allegations, Met Police, UK )

Ray
- 62 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Police are investigating three further sexual assault allegations involving Harvey Weinstein in London, the BBC understands.
Organ Donation Opt-Out Plan: What Do People Waiting for Transplants Think?
Offbeat  (tags: Organ donation, Gift of Life, Opt-out Plan, Government, NHS, UK )

Ray
- 65 days ago - bbc.co.uk
At home, Julie Bartlett has her bags packed and people on standby to drive her to hospital, just in case she receives a phone call saying doctors have a heart that is a match for her.
BBC One Ambulance Stars on Dealing With Life and Death
Offbeat  (tags: Paramedics, Health Care, Ambulance, On the Frontline, Life or Death, BBC, UK )

Ray
- 66 days ago - bbc.co.uk
For eight weeks, BBC One series Ambulance has shone a light on the day-to-day work of West Midlands Ambulance Service. Here, some of the show's most recognisable faces talk about life on the front line.
Torture Victims Held Illegally in BritainâEUR(TM)s Immigration Detention Centers, Judge Rules
Offbeat  (tags: Immigration, Immigrants, Human Rights, Court Ruling, UK )

Ray
- 66 days ago - rt.com
BritainâEUR(TM)s immigration, detention and removal centers are illegally holding survivors of torture, a High Court judge has ruled. Seven victims of serious abuse brought a challenge against their treatment at the hands of the UK Home Office.
Ivory Trade to Be Banned in UK 'to Protect Elephants'
Offbeat  (tags: Ivory trade, Banned, Animals, Protection, Business, UK Government, UK )

Ray
- 72 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The sale and export of almost all ivory items would be banned in the UK under plans set out by the government.
PM Pledges Presumed Consent on Organs
Offbeat  (tags: Gift-of-Life, Organ Donation, Consent, May, UK )

Ray
- 73 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Prime Minister Theresa May pledges to introduce presumed consent for organ donation in England - without acknowledging it already exists in Wales.
 

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