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Lives are being lost across Northern Ireland because emergency departments are unable to cope with rising numbers. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine also said this winter will be tough for patients and staff. Its vice-president, Dr Paul Kerr, told BBC News NI that patients are queuing for beds and...
The Scottish Conservative leader has refused to say whether or not he believes welfare benefits should rise in line with inflation. The policy was a key pledge by former prime minister Boris Johnson. His successor, Liz Truss, has so far refused to commit to doing the same. When asked whether...
The USPCA has told BBC Spotlight its intelligence indicates there are 150 people actively involved in animal baiting in Northern Ireland. Baiting involves deliberately setting up fights between hunting dogs and wild animals like foxes and badgers. Baiting badgers is illegal because badgers are a protected species while foxes have...
Liz Truss appeared to ditch Boris Johnson’s approach to the obesity strategy by signalling she will drop plans to ban 2-for-1 junk food offers.“I’m not interested in how many two for one offers you buy at the supermarket,” said the prime minister during her Tory conference speech, which was interrupted by climate protesters.In an attack on “virtue signalling” policies, Ms Truss vowed: “I’m not going to tell you want to do, or what to think, or how to live your life.”Ms Truss had vowed to scrap Mr Johnson’s plans to restrict “buy one get one free” (Bogof) offers and...
Liz Truss said she is the first prime minister to have attended comprehensive school in her Conservative Party conference speech. During her speech at the party conference in Birmingham, Ms Truss also shared her memories of low growth while growing up in Leeds and Paisley, and continued to push her tax-cutting agenda.
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Radiology failures and social services' decisions wrongly left a premature six-month-old baby in care for 26 days, a family has claimed. The mother-of-two shared her story after reading about another Welsh family's experience. She said specialists should have been involved earlier and felt "punished". Newport social services would not comment...