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M&S make U-turn over products Muslim staff will be required to sell

M&S make U-turn over products Muslim staff will be required to sell

Retailer Marks & Spencer has apologised after despondent customers took to Facebook to hit back at the company’s decision to allow Muslim staff to refuse the sale of pork and alcohol. Customers at a London branch of M&S were told [read more]

Youngest generation to be poorer than parents

Youngest generation to be poorer than parents

People born in the 1960s and 1970s will only be more wealthy after their retirement compared to their parents if they receive an inheritance, according to a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). In comparison to their [read more]

Cancer charities call for carers to have legal right to support

Cancer charities call for carers to have legal right to support

Thirteen cancer charities in the UK have called for an amendment to be written into the government’s Care Bill, to create a new legal duty for the NHS to ensure that carers get the help they need. The chief executives of these charities [read more]

One in three GP surgeries fails to meet basic standards

One in three GP surgeries fails to meet basic standards

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has exposed the failures of GP surgeries in England after the first national inspection of 1000 surgeries was carried out. In nine practices the CQC found “very serious failings that could potentially [read more]

Air traffic chaos as Hampshire control centre fails

Air traffic chaos as Hampshire control centre fails

Technical problems at the air traffic control centre in Swanick have caused delays and cancellations on flights across the UK and Ireland. In a statement by The National Air Traffic Control Service (NATS) at 12.30pm this afternoon, they [read more]

World mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela

World mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela

South African crowds have collected in Johannesburg and Soweto to pay tribute to and mourn their former leader Nelson Mandela, who died aged 95 on Thursday. Mr Mandela lived 27 years of incarceration before he became South Africa’s [read more]

Bombers kill 52 in Yemen Ministry of Defence attack

Bombers kill 52 in Yemen Ministry of Defence attack

Fifty-two people have died after a suicide bomber and gunmen attacked Yemen’s defence ministry complex , leaving over 160 injured. Seven foreign doctors and nurses are among the dead, following Thursday’s attack, according to Yemen’s [read more]

37-year-old man arrested over the shooting of a police officer in Leeds

37-year-old man arrested over the shooting of a police officer in Leeds

A man has been arrested after a female police officer was shot in Leeds earlier today.  The police officer from the neighbourhood response team was attending a property in Headingley with her colleague at 4am this morning when the pair [read more]

Livingwell Taekwondo Team: Friends and Supporters of Sri Lanka Since 2001

Livingwell Taekwondo Team: Friends and Supporters of Sri Lanka Since 2001

“A young girl in Sri Lanka was due to start a nursing career. But one day she stepped into a road, a car struck her leg and badly injured it. She was taken straight to hospital, but after a week, infection set in.” In 2001, a [read more]

Investigation launched into New York train derailment

Investigation launched into New York train derailment

An investigation has been launched into the train derailment of a New York passenger train which left four people dead and 63 others injured.  The accident occurred early on Sunday morning. Two carriages left the tracks at a sharp bend [read more]

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