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Fines for NHS hospitals if they fail to meet highest standards

Fines for NHS hospitals if they fail to meet highest standards

Cash fines will be imposed on hospitals should they fail to provide the best care to their patients according to proposals unveiled by the esteemed Professor Sir Bruce Keogh. Professor Keogh, who on Monday becomes the national medical [read more]

Cyprus banks remain closed to prevent a run on deposits

Cyprus banks remain closed to prevent a run on deposits

Banks in Cyprus have been ordered to remain closed until Thursday 28th March. From that point on, the banks will be then subject to strict capital controls to prevent a run on deposits and ensure the smooth functioning of the entire [read more]

Banks wipe out 2012 profits

Banks wipe out 2012 profits

Five of the UK’s biggest banks – Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, RBS and Standard Chartered – saw a 45p rise in core profits leading to a sum of £31.5 billion in 2012. These profits were hit by regulatory fines and [read more]

Osborne criticised over “Help to Buy” scheme for first time home buyers

Osborne criticised over “Help to Buy” scheme for first time home buyers

Chancellor George Osborne’s “Help to Buy” flagship scheme, set up to kick start Britain’s stalled housing market by underwriting mortgages with public funds, has been criticised by experts after it emerged that there were distinct [read more]

Obama heads to the West Bank on second day of Middle East tour

Obama heads to the West Bank on second day of Middle East tour

Barack Obama was cordially greeted by the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on his arrival in the West Bank city of Ramallah on the second day of his first official visit to Israel. Obama flew by Marine One helicopter over the barbed [read more]

Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges same-sex challenges for the Church

Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges same-sex challenges for the Church

Ahead of his enthronement at Canterbury Cathedral today, the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, Rev Justin Welby acknowledged the challenges faced by the Church of England in regards to same-sex relationships. The new Archbishop of Canterbury [read more]

Obama in Israel to “thaw frosty relations” with Netanyahu

Obama in Israel to “thaw frosty relations” with Netanyahu

Marking his first presidential visit to Israel, Barack Obama arrived at the Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport in Israel in the early hours of Wednesday morning. In a lavish welcoming ceremony, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [read more]

Prime Minister accused of “slur” on stay at home mothers

Prime Minister accused of “slur” on stay at home mothers

Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been accused of discriminating against stay-at-home mothers after Downing Street announced a new £1billion childcare scheme. In what has been perceived as a “slur” against non-working mothers, [read more]

Syrian rebels elect Prime Minister

Syrian rebels elect Prime Minister

Syria’s rebel coalition has elected Ghassan Hitto, an American IT manager, as their Prime Minister. Hitto, an Islamic activist, will be in charge of rebel-held areas in Syria where interim governments will be administered. The vote [read more]

Chávez may not be embalmed

Chávez may not be embalmed

The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s body is highly unlikely to be embalmed as was planned, the Venezuelan Government has announced. Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s acting president, acknowledged on Wednesday that it could be [read more]

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