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Valley Nursing Home: Admissions suspended at County Tyrone facility

[ad_1] Image copyright PeopleImages Admissions have been suspended at a County Tyrone care home following a number of adverse findings, according to the Southern Trust.Health watchdog the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) found a total of seven failures at the Valley Nursing Home in Clogher. These included issues relating to the health and welfare of patients and infection prevention. The owners of Valley Nursing Home said it was working
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Workers could get compensated for cancelled shifts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Zero-hours and "gig economy" workers who have shifts cancelled at short notice could be paid compensation under new government plans.The proposal is part of a package of measures aimed at improving the rights of low-paid flexible workers.Under the proposals, they could receive the full value of the shift cancelled or three times the hourly minimum wage for each hour cancelled.The government is canvassing views on
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TK Maxx upskirting: Gloucester councillor Lee Hawthorne held

[ad_1] Image copyright Gloucester City Council Image caption Lee Hawthorne sits on the authority's overview and scrutiny committee, as well as the planning committee A councillor has been arrested on suspicion of upskirting in a branch of TK Maxx.Gloucester City Council's Lee Hawthorne was arrested after police released CCTV images of a man suspected of committing the offence.The 39-year-old has since been suspended from the Conservative Party.City council leader Paul
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Stevenage crash: What are car cruises?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Seventeen people have been hurt in a crash at a car cruise event in Stevenage - but these gatherings happen all over the country, often attracting hundreds of cars and spectators. So what are car cruises and what do people think of them?What happens?Car cruises give owners the chance to show off their modified cars to fans at a gathering on a trading estate or
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‘My boyfriend was killed in care’

[ad_1] The Children's Commissioner for England is calling for regulation of supported and semi-supported accommodation for children aged 16 and above. About 5,000 looked-after children in England are in this kind of accommodation – a 70% rise in a decade.Currently, these homes are unregulated and unregistered, meaning there is no national inspection regime like Ofsted setting consistent standards and safety. Anyone with a DBS check can set one up.The Children's
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Cornwall lifeguards meet unborn baby they saved decade ago

[ad_1] Image caption Chris Lowry (left) and Damian Prisk (right) saved Marc and Vicky Murphy when she was pregnant with their daughter Rae A couple has been reunited with the lifeguards who saved them and their unborn baby from drowning 10 years ago. Vicky Murphy, who was 35 weeks pregnant, and her husband Marc were cut off by the tide and washed against cliffs at Chapel Porth, Cornwall. The family,
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Ruthann Yandle crowbar attacker jailed for life

[ad_1] Image copyright South Wales Police Image caption Retired teacher Ruthann Yandle used to teach English at Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr in Gowerton A man has been jailed for life for a "horrific and unprovoked" crowbar attack on a 73-year-old woman.Jeffrey Paul Lloyd, 40, hit retired teacher Ruthann Yandle four times as she lay "helpless" on the floor of her home, Swansea Crown Court heard.Lloyd, of St Teilo Street, Gorseinon, admitted
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Iris Goldsmith died when ‘all-terrain vehicle’ turned over

[ad_1] Image copyright Family Handout/PA Wire Image caption Iris's mother, Kate Rothschild, said her daughter was "simply spectacular" The teenage daughter of financier Ben Goldsmith died when an "all-terrain type" vehicle she was driving turned over, an inquest heard.Iris Goldsmith, 15, died on her family's farm near the village of North Brewham, Somerset, on 8 July. Police are not treating her death as suspicious, the inquest in Taunton was told.
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Man ‘scared shopkeeper to death’ after wrecking spree

[ad_1] Image caption Alan Rooney admitted culpable homicide A man has admitted killing an Edinburgh shopkeeper by frightening him to death during a drunken rampage.David De Montfalcon died from a heart attack after Alan Rooney entered his shop in Edinburgh's Tollcross in August last year.The victim had a history of heart problems and a court heard stress caused by the incident led to his death.Rooney, 35, admitted culpable homicide and
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Scarlett Keeling: Man jailed for raping and killing teen in Goa

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Scarlett was on a six-month "trip of a lifetime" with her family when she died A man has been jailed for 10 years for the 2008 rape and killing of British teenager Scarlett Keeling in Goa.Samson D'Souza was found guilty of "culpable homicide not amounting to murder" by an Indian court on Wednesday. The court upheld the acquittal of another man, Placido Carvalho.