Medical centre makes annual £1 million donation to the NHS

Medical centre makes annual £1 million donation to the NHS

A unique medical centre said to “represent everything positive about privatisation” has been making £1m donations to the NHS annually for the last 12 years.  Neurology and Neurosurgery specialists Queen Square Private Healthcare is owned by the charitable arm of the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) trust.  It is the only business...

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Costa Rica: the country for all seasons

Costa Rica: the country for all seasons

We travelled to San Jose in Costa Rica by BA; the flight was delayed by 90 minutes as the fuel gauges did not match (the recent crash in Columbia was a thought but not spoken) so understandably we had to wait for them to be rectified.  The flight was packed...

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The Girls

The Girls

For the professional cynic the very idea of ‘The Girls’, a technicolour bright musical version of ‘Calendar Girls’ co-written by Gary Barlow, might be enough to bring one out in hives. However even those who wear cynicism like a uniform might grudgingly have to acknowledge that even if The Girls...

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Japan’s government brings in overtime limit to stop people working themselves to death

Japan’s government brings in overtime limit to stop people working themselves to death

Japan is planning to bring in a cap on the amount of overtime a worker can do to cut down on the number of cases of “death from overwork”. Workers’ overtime will be restricted to around 60 hours a month with an increased limit of 100 hours for particularly busy...

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Plastic ‘Nurdles’ discovered littered across beaches

Plastic ‘Nurdles’ discovered littered across beaches

A search of 279 beaches around the UK has found that almost three-quarters of them were littered with tiny plastic “nurdles”. The lentil sized pellets, which are used as a raw material for plastic products can cause damage to such wildlife as birds and fish, which eat them. Campaigners estimate...

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America After the Fall at the Royal Academy

  Senior arts correspondent Don Grant visits the Royal Academy to review America after the fall for KCW Today. Compared to the very busy galleries downstairs, full to overflowing with vibrant Russian art, this is a quiet backwater in comparison, although it does contain some dark and violent images. America...

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