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NHS needs £2bn more next year to avert crisis, says charity

NHS needs £2bn more next year to avert crisis, says charity

A fortnight ahead of the chancellor’s autumn statement to parliament, a briefing note published by the King’s Fund – a healthcare think-tank – recommends that the NHS in England be given £2 billion more next year, [read more]

Ferguson protests lead to rioting in California and Oakland

Ferguson protests lead to rioting in California and Oakland

America has been gripped by a series of protests in the wake of the grand jury’s decision not to prosecute the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown last August. Violence was reported in the San Francisco Bay [read more]

Private schools to lose £700m tax breaks if they fail to help state schools

Private schools to lose £700m tax breaks if they fail to help state schools

Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has warned private schools that they risk losing their £700m tax relief subsidy unless they do more to help underprivileged state-funded schools. The Labour minister accused private educators of [read more]

UK scientists discover brain’s weakest link for Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

UK scientists discover brain’s weakest link for Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

Researchers at Oxford University have found a specific network of human brain regions that are more vulnerable to unhealthy ageing and are at the root of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia in elderly and young [read more]

Lee Rigby murder report to look into M15 modus operandi‏

Lee Rigby murder report to look into M15 modus operandi‏

A government report into the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby is set to criticise MI5 over its monitoring of one of the killers. The Intelligence and Security Committee’s (ISC) report is due to be published on Tuesday. In its findings, the [read more]

May to introduce new laws to improve online national security

May to introduce new laws to improve online national security

Police are to gain powers that will enable them to force internet firms to pass on details linked to IP addresses so that they can identify criminal suspects online with ease. The bill will oblige internet service providers to retain [read more]

Superstore price wars held liable for 146 food producer shutdowns

Superstore price wars held liable for 146 food producer shutdowns

Food producers have become cannon fodder in the ongoing supermarket price war, according to the accountancy firm Moore Stephens LLP. Analysts at Moore Stephens studied data at Companies House and found that 28% more specialist [read more]

Labour proposes to sell “non-essential” buildings to ease national deficit

Labour proposes to sell “non-essential” buildings to ease national deficit

Labour has proposed plans to sell four “non-essential buildings” in London in order to reduce the country’s national deficit. Under these plans Labour would commission value-for-money reviews of the government-owned buildings. They [read more]

Flood warning raised as snow melts with rising temperatures in US

Flood warning raised as snow melts with rising temperatures in US

“Historic” levels of snowfall and rising temperatures in the north-east US have caused a serious flood risk, officials say. Hundreds of Americans have joined “shovel brigades” in order to reduce the risk of urban flooding as the [read more]

Researchers design gecko-inspired Spider-Man gloves to climb glass

Researchers design gecko-inspired Spider-Man gloves to climb glass

Researchers at Stanford University have developed gloves which allow humans to scale surfaces such as glass, plastic, wood, and painted metal. The scientists studied the adhesive feet of Tokay geckos to develop non-sticky grip for the [read more]

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