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Fire service to become first to hire on-call staff that don’t fight fires

A fire service could become the first to hire on-call staff - that DON'T fight fires. Oxfordshire's new chief fire officer, Simon Furlong, says fire stations could employ staff who will not respond to blazes. He said the 'community safety advocates' could carry out social care home visits, help with NHS patient transport and promote safety campaigns. He stressed the proposal was at a 'very early' stage but said it could be part of wider changes to broaden the role...

3/4 of NHS trusts & health boards say “not enough; care for incurable breast cancer patients

Three quarters (76%) of NHS Trusts and Health Boards say there is not enough specialist nursing care for people with incurable secondary breast cancer, reveals charity Breast Cancer Care. Worryingly, close to half (42%) of organisations surveyed do not provide specialist nursing care for people with incurable breast cancer, in stark comparison to the majority (95%) of people with primary breast cancer having a named clinical nurse specialist for support. This is despite half (49%) of NHS Trusts and Health...

Government accused of “gross betrayal” as Diageo confirms Brexit job cuts

GMB Scotland has accused the UK Government of ‘a gross betrayal’ of drinks manufacturing workers after Diageo announced plans to cut more than 100 jobs across its Scottish operations due to Brexit concerns. Workers and trade unions were informed this afternoon that seventy redundancies will be made at Diageo’s Leven plant in Fife and a further thirty-five redundancies at its Shieldhall site, near Glasgow. The drinks giant confirmed the cuts are part of a review process which will see selected white...

How TIME selects the most influential people in the world

TIME magazine today revealed its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, with notable entries such as Ivanka Trump, John Legend and 17 year-old LGBT activist Gavin Grimm included on the list. The list features U.S. President Donald Trump, and other U.S. political figures including Stephen Bannon, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Bob Ferguson, John Lewis, James Mattis, Rebekah Mercer, Tom Perez, Reince Priebus, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, and more. Other writers include Leonardo DiCaprio, Taylor Swift, Stephen Colbert, John...

Why do people use Quick Loans?

When you’re facing a financial emergency or you’re searching for some way to consolidate a number of unexpected bills, then you may find that you have nowhere else to turn but to quick, payday loans. Whether you’re dealing with a broken down car, a medical emergency, or a number of bills that you need to pay off quickly (or face repercussions), a quick loan can provide you with the helping hand that you need - as long as you are...

Half a million pound cannabis farm discovered – is it time to legalise the industry?

Following the discovery of a cannabis farm in a mock Tudor home, an iconic chapel, an empty shopping unit just yards from a police station and in a mansion a stone’s throw away from Buckingham Palace a new plot has been unearthed inside a disused restaurant in Brinsley, highlighting the scale of un-taxable money been circulated in the industry. Residents living near the former Farm House Restaurant - which has been disused for more than a year - had believed it was being...

A Look Inside Modern Classrooms: How Technology Changed Them

Technology has changed many things in past few years. One of these things is the classroom. In the previous era, students were primarily concerned about bringing their textbooks, notebooks, paper and pens in their backpacks. Now the most important items include the iPad, Smartphones, and the like. Technology really has become central in schools and their classrooms. Particularly, educators are allowing mobile devices like laptops and iPads in the classroom to assist in their learning. Since these devices are essentially...

Behind the scenes look at Trump’s £100m jets

These pictures show an inside look at six of Donald Trump's fighter jets which have landed in Britain to boost NATO in the face of Russian aggression. The F35 A-Lightning II supersonic stealth fighters are now stationed at Suffolk's RAF Lakenheath base as they prepare to take part in training drills across Europe. They US Air Force (USAF) jets, which cost up to £100m each, were unveiled yesterday (wed) before one took off from the airfield for the first time....

Last Concorde unveiled as centrepiece of new £19 million museum

The last Concorde to be built was unveiled today as the centrepiece of a new £19 million museum - when it was unwrapped from its protective film. The iconic supersonic plane - number 216, registration G-BOAF - was the last of 20 to be built and flew at twice the speed of sound. It made its final flight on November 26, 2003 and returned home to Bristol where it stood for years at the side of Filton Airfield - open...

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