Eight year old girl falls to her death from cruise ship as passengers wait to disembark

The Carnival Glory cruise ship (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) An eight-year-old child fell to her death from a cruise ship on Saturday as passengers waited to disembark in Miami. ‘Danger to life’ as ex-Hurricane Ophelia set to batter UK 30 years after Great Storm Passenger Raymond Kassim said he witnessed the moments after the girl’s fall from ...

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What If The 1987 Great Storm Happened Today?

When Michael Fish presented the BBC Weather forecast on the 15th October he had already been a regular fixture on television for 13 years. After all those years and the hundreds of weather broadcasts he will have recorded, it’s his opening remarks on this lunchtime forecast that are still replayed 30 years later. “Good afternoon to you. Earlier on today ...

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Missing data 'may put private patients at risk'

Patients may be being put at risk by the failure of private hospitals to report serious incidents, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has warned. A BBC Panorama investigation found private hospitals are not reporting enough data on patient outcomes. This means the private sector “cannot be as robust or as safe as the NHS”, RCS president Derek Alderson said. ...

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Financial regulator warns of growing debt among young people

The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority has warned of a “pronounced” build up of debt among young people. In an interview with the BBC, Andrew Bailey said the young were having to borrow for basic living costs. The regulator also said he “did not like” some high cost lending schemes. He said consumers, and institutions that lend to ...

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Hospitals in England to ban 'super-size' chocolate bars

“Super-sized” chocolate bars are to be banished from hospital shops, canteens and vending machines, NHS England says. Sweets and chocolate sold in hospitals should be 250 calories or under, the head of the body says. Under the plans, most “grab bags” will be banned – with hospitals given a cash boost for facilitating the change. The proposals would also see ...

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Theresa May to dine with EU chiefs amid Brexit 'deadlock'

Theresa May is to travel to Brussels later for a dinner with EU leaders in a bid to end a stalemate over Brexit. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days after the pair said talks were in “deadlock”. Brexit Secretary David Davis will join Mrs May for the meeting, ahead of this week’s ...

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'Strictly Come Dancing': Charlotte Hawkins Leaves The Show After Dance-Off Against Davood Ghadami

Charlotte Hawkins became the latest celebrity to leave ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on Sunday (15 October) night.  The ‘Good Morning Britain’ presenter had struggled to impress the judges on Saturday, and ended up joint bottom of the leaderboard with Simon Rimmer. While Simon managed to rack up enough viewers’ votes to remain in the competition, Charlotte and Brendan Cole faced Davood ...

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New Law To Protect Emergency Workers From Assault Set To Get Government Backing

A new law to protect emergency services workers from assault in the line of duty is set to get the go-ahead from the Government, HuffPost UK can reveal. A private members’ bill drafted by Labour MP Chris Bryant is expected to get ministerial backing after huge public and cross-party support for the new safeguards. Bryant’s Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) ...

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Theresa May To Meet EU Bosses In Brussels Amid Brexit ‘Deadlock’

Theresa May is heading to Brussels on Monday for Brexit talks with European Union chiefs, Downing Street has said. The Prime Minister will meet Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and chief negotiator Michel Barnier just days after they said exit negotiations were deadlocked. May, who will be joined by Brexit Secretary David Davis, is expected to have discussions with European counterparts ...

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PIP Unfairly Penalising People With Epilepsy, Leading Charity Warns

People with epilepsy are being put at risk by changes to disability benefits which see people with the condition more likely to be refused financial help than those with other ailments, a leading charity has warned. Epilepsy Action said the move to Personal Independence Payments (PIP) has seen some people with the condition lose hundreds of pounds in support payments ...

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