Six NHS trusts have “persistently” high death rates for patients who die in hospital or within 30 days of discharge, according to new data.
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Thursday 20 May 2010
Coventry have confirmed Aidy Boothroyd as their new manager, with the 39-year-old signing a three-year contract at the Ricoh Arena.
Thursday 13 May 2010
A judge today ruled that two "depraved" robbers convicted of the "chilling" murder of an office administrator who refused to reveal bank card details should each stay in jail for at least 32 years, police said.
Monday 03 May 2010
The title of Jenny Uglow's recent biography of Thomas Bewick, Nature's Engraver, could as well describe the work of Yvonne Skargon, who like Bewick engraved nature in all its forms with equal skill and sympathy.
Wednesday 21 April 2010
A soldier who went absent without leave as he was about to be deployed to Afghanistan lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his nine-month sentence today.
Monday 19 April 2010
A 40-year-old man who admitted driving a modified toy car on a road named after a motor racing circuit while over the drink-drive limit is starting a three-year ban, police said today.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Monday 29 March 2010
A 95-year-man surrendered his licence after driving the wrong way down a major road for nearly five miles.
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Re-invented by the Victorians, under the name of Boadicea, Boudicca was presented as an idol of nationalism, of British warrior tradition and, somewhat incongruently, as a figurehead of imperialism, even though this was the thing she had fought against.
Thursday 11 March 2010
The Labour MP Harry Cohen has become the latest MP to be investigated by police over his expenses.
Thursday 04 March 2010
This week campaigners reached a £200,000 target in their fight to save Colchester's Roman circus. But it's just the tip of an iceberg of red tape the circus must dodge to survive as a tourist attraction. And while Colchester's leading archaeologist is thrilled the landmark figure has finally been made, he warns there's much more work to be done.
Wednesday 03 March 2010
In Ed Hughes's tango Romeo and Juliet, one of the musicians is caught weeping after Juliet drinks the potion. Pulling himself together – after all, she's not really dead – he beats out a new rhythm, leading the Astillero tango orchestra in a gleeful number. The music stops when Juliet is discovered, her family's grief taking over.
Thursday 25 February 2010
The Health Secretary, Andy Burnham, yesterday described the appalling treatment of patients at Stafford hospital as "ultimately a local failure". This misses the point. For one thing, Stafford is not the only NHS hospital that has put patients' lives at risk in recent years. Basildon and Colchester hospitals were also discovered to have jeopardised safety in 2009.
Wednesday 17 February 2010
Wednesday 10 February 2010
A 45-year-old man will stand trial next year in a £300,000 fraud case.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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