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Medicine errors may have led to 1,700 deaths

National News February 23, 2018 at 1:18 am

There are more than 230 million errors in administering medication in the NHS each year, new figures show.

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies

National News February 23, 2018 at 12:24 am

One of the British survivors of a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon that killed three others has died.

Workers lose £31bn in ‘free’ overtime – TUC

National News February 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

The UK’s workforce is being urged to take a proper lunch break and leave on time this Friday as a report claims staff lost £31bn in unpaid overtime last year.

Jowell calls for teamwork on cancer research

National News February 22, 2018 at 10:06 pm

Baroness Tessa Jowell has called on medical researchers and governments to work more closely on developing treatments for brain cancer.

Cabinet’s marathon Brexit talks end at Chequers

National News February 22, 2018 at 10:05 pm

A crunch Cabinet meeting at Chequers has ended after a marathon eight hours of Brexit discussions.

Fire safety review prompted by Grenfell criticised

National News February 22, 2018 at 9:24 pm

The official review of fire safety regulations launched in response to the Grenfell Tower disaster has been heavily criticised by safety experts.

MPs to debate ‘opt-out’ organ donation bill

National News February 22, 2018 at 9:13 pm

MPs are set to discuss a bill which would introduce a national ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation in England.

Couple jailed for plotting IS Christmas bomb

National News February 22, 2018 at 7:23 pm

A couple who plotted an Islamic State-inspired bomb or poison attack over the Christmas holidays after meeting on a dating website have been jailed.

Navy tracks Russian spy ship group in Channel

National News February 22, 2018 at 6:53 pm

A Royal Navy patrol ship broke off from patrol duties to monitor a Russian spy ship and two other vessels passing through the English Channel for three days.

Mini tumours grown in chemotherapy breakthrough

National News February 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm

Scientists have successfully grown mini versions of patients’ tumours in a lab – and then tested them against dozens of drugs to find the best possible treatment.