Care News http://www.careappointments.co.uk Sat, 25 Nov 2017 05:54:49 +0000 en-gb 'Very positive results' from radical new cancer therapy with early trials planned http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42921-very-positive-results-from-radical-new-cancer-therapy-with-early-trials-planned http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42921-very-positive-results-from-radical-new-cancer-therapy-with-early-trials-planned 'Very positive results' from radical new cancer therapy with early trials planned
A radical new immune therapy developed from cases of "miraculous" cancer recovery could be tested on patients as early as next year. Scientists have found a way to screen potent cancer-killing immune cells from donor blood and multiply them by the million. The neutrophil cells form part of the body's…
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England Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:27:02 +0000
Wales ends burial and cremation fees for parents whose children have died http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42923-wales-ends-burial-and-cremation-fees-for-parents-whose-children-have-died http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/42923-wales-ends-burial-and-cremation-fees-for-parents-whose-children-have-died Wales ends burial and cremation fees for parents whose children have died
The grieving parents of children who have died will no longer have to pay burial or cremation fees, the Welsh Government has said. The Wales-wide move, coming into effect from Thursday, follows a campaign by Labour MP Carolyn Harris. Describing the announcement by Wales' first minister Carwyn Jones as "momentous",…
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Wales Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:54:24 +0000
One in 10 females aged 16-19 suffer domestic abuse, ONS report finds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42920-one-in-10-females-aged-16-19-suffer-domestic-abuse-ons-report-finds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42920-one-in-10-females-aged-16-19-suffer-domestic-abuse-ons-report-finds One in 10 females aged 16-19 suffer domestic abuse, ONS report finds
Around one in 10 females aged 16 to 19 were victims of domestic abuse last year, a survey has suggested. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report on domestic abuse showed that 10.5% of 16 to 19-year-old females reported instances of abuse in the 12-month period to March…
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England Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:26:55 +0000
Toddler found seriously injured at house in Birmingham dies in hospital http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42919-toddler-found-seriously-injured-at-house-in-birmingham-dies-in-hospital http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42919-toddler-found-seriously-injured-at-house-in-birmingham-dies-in-hospital Toddler found seriously injured at house in Birmingham dies in hospital
A toddler has died in hospital after being discovered seriously hurt at a house in Birmingham. The 21-month-old girl, found at a house in the Northfield area of Birmingham on Sunday, died at the city's children's hospital on Wednesday evening, West Midlands Police said. A 30-year-old woman and a man,…
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England Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:12:04 +0000
Paedophile who blackmailed young into abusing others gets four years on sentence http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42918-paedophile-who-blackmailed-young-into-abusing-others-gets-four-years-on-sentence http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42918-paedophile-who-blackmailed-young-into-abusing-others-gets-four-years-on-sentence Paedophile who blackmailed young into abusing others gets four years on sentence
A man who tricked children across the world into sending him nude selfies then blackmailed them into sexually abusing young relatives on camera has had four years added to his jail sentence. Paul Leighton, 32, from Malvern Crescent, Seaham, County Durham, watched by video link from prison as three judges…
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England Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:07:07 +0000
Former Care Minister suspended by Labour after complaint over conduct http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42917-former-care-minister-suspended-by-labour-after-complaint-over-conduct http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42917-former-care-minister-suspended-by-labour-after-complaint-over-conduct Former Care Minister suspended by Labour after complaint over conduct
Labour has suspended former minister Ivan Lewis following a complaint about his conduct. The Bury South MP is under investigation by party officials because of the allegation. A spokeswoman said: "The Labour Party takes all allegations of sexual harassment extremely seriously. Ivan Lewis is currently suspended from the Labour Party…
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England Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:01:40 +0000
Father accused of sexual abuse to give evidence at Poppi Worthington inquest http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42912-father-accused-of-sexual-abuse-to-give-evidence-at-poppi-worthington-inquest http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42912-father-accused-of-sexual-abuse-to-give-evidence-at-poppi-worthington-inquest Father accused of sexual abuse to give evidence at Poppi Worthington inquest
A father alleged to have sexually assaulted his 13-month-old daughter shortly before she collapsed and died is set to give evidence in person at her inquest next week. Lawyers for Paul Worthington, 49, had argued he should be excused attendance at the hearing in Kendal, Cumbria, because he had received…
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England Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:08:06 +0000
Mother bereaved in Troubles sends heartfelt open letter to James Brokenshire http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42911-mother-bereaved-in-troubles-sends-heartfelt-open-letter-to-james-brokenshire http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42911-mother-bereaved-in-troubles-sends-heartfelt-open-letter-to-james-brokenshire Mother bereaved in Troubles sends heartfelt open letter to James Brokenshire
A mother bereaved in the Northern Ireland Troubles has penned a heartfelt open letter to the Government claiming victims are being forgotten amid the delay addressing the legacy of the conflict. Ann Service's son Brian, 35, was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries in north Belfast in October 1998 - six…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:01:18 +0000
James Bulger killer 'back in jail after being caught with abuse images again' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42910-james-bulger-killer-back-in-jail-after-being-caught-with-abuse-images-again http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42910-james-bulger-killer-back-in-jail-after-being-caught-with-abuse-images-again James Bulger killer 'back in jail after being caught with abuse images again'
Child murderer Jon Venables has been returned to prison for a second time after he was caught with child abuse images again, it has been reported. Venables, who along with Robert Thompson tortured and killed toddler James Bulger in 1993, was arrested last week, according to The Sun. Officials are…
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England Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:57:36 +0000
Chief social worker welcomes initiative supporting people with learning disabilities http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42909-chief-social-worker-welcomes-initiative-supporting-people-with-learning-disabilities http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/42909-chief-social-worker-welcomes-initiative-supporting-people-with-learning-disabilities Chief social worker welcomes initiative supporting people with learning disabilities
Northern Ireland’s chief social worker, Sean Holland, has welcomed a new workshop and resource kit to equip people with a learning disability with the skills that they need to make informed choices and decisions about their lives. Speaking at the launch of 'The Capacity, Consent & Decision Making Workshop' project…
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Northern Ireland Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:35:25 +0000
Budget: Millions of public sector workers 'let down' over pay cap, say Unions http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42907-budget-millions-of-public-sector-workers-let-down-over-pay-cap-say-unions http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42907-budget-millions-of-public-sector-workers-let-down-over-pay-cap-say-unions Budget: Millions of public sector workers 'let down' over pay cap, say Unions
Unions have attacked the Chancellor for "letting down" millions of public sector workers over the controversial cap on their pay. Philip Hammond raised the prospect of increases for NHS staff, but only if productivity is improved. Unions representing other public sector workers including council staff, civil servants and teachers have…
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England Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:21:50 +0000
Budget: SNP calls on Chancellor to refund VAT to Scottish emergency services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42906-budget-snp-calls-on-chancellor-to-refund-vat-to-scottish-emergency-services http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/scotland/item/42906-budget-snp-calls-on-chancellor-to-refund-vat-to-scottish-emergency-services Budget: SNP calls on Chancellor to refund VAT to Scottish emergency services
The SNP has called for Philip Hammond to refund police and fire services in Scotland £140 million in VAT. Ian Blackford said it was an absolute disgrace that VAT was charged in the first place, "and the sole blame for that lies with the Conservative Government". The Chancellor used the…
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Scotland Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:15:46 +0000
Budget: Corbyn reacts furiously after being heckled while speaking about elderly care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42905-budget-corbyn-reacts-furiously-after-being-heckled-while-speaking-about-elderly-care http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42905-budget-corbyn-reacts-furiously-after-being-heckled-while-speaking-about-elderly-care Budget: Corbyn reacts furiously after being heckled while speaking about elderly care
Jeremy Corbyn reacted furiously after he was heckled while speaking about elderly care during his Budget response. Labour MPs claimed on Twitter that an "ageist" and "inappropriate" joke was aimed at Mr Corbyn by a Tory MP. It came as the Opposition leader noted more than a million elderly people…
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England Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:12:20 +0000
Budget: Government signals changes to Universal Credit scheme after criticism http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42904-budget-government-signals-changes-to-universal-credit-scheme-after-criticism http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42904-budget-government-signals-changes-to-universal-credit-scheme-after-criticism Budget: Government signals changes to Universal Credit scheme after criticism
Changes to the Government's flagship welfare scheme are to be made after strong criticism that low income families were suffering. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the wait for the initial payment for Universal Credit claimants will be cut from six to five weeks. MPs, unions and charities have been warning…
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England Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:04:16 +0000
Budget: 'Under pressure' NHS handed additional £350 million to cope with coming winter http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42903-budget-under-pressure-nhs-handed-additional-350-million-to-cope-with-coming-winter http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42903-budget-under-pressure-nhs-handed-additional-350-million-to-cope-with-coming-winter Budget: 'Under pressure' NHS handed additional £350 million to cope with coming winter
The "under pressure" NHS in England has been given an additional £350 million to cope with pressures over the coming winter. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to plough money into the service as it enters the difficult winter months. Mr Hammond acknowledged that the service is "under pressure" as he…
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England Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:58:18 +0000