They appear to have become infected with malaise that infects the City; to get bright, talented people to do important jobs they need to be paid ridiculous salaries
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Thursday 18 November 2010
A major clean-up was under way today as flood-battered Cornwall recovered from devastating torrential rain.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Nearly a quarter of cancer diagnoses in England are made when patients arrive at hospital in an emergency, a study has found.
Thursday 11 November 2010
The shocking neglect of elderly patients admitted to hospital for emergency surgery is revealed in a report today.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
A murder inquiry is under way after two men were killed in a shooting, police said today.
Thursday 04 November 2010
A planned Bonfire Night strike by thousands of firefighters in a bitter row over new contracts was dramatically called off tonight just hours before it was due to start.
Thursday 04 November 2010
Towering clouds of hot ash gushed from the mouth of Indonesia's deadly volcano today, hours after its most explosive eruption in a week sent screaming women and children fleeing mountainside villages and emergency shelters.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
London will be without full-time fire cover on one of the busiest nights of the year after firefighters announced a strike on Bonfire Night.
Sunday 24 October 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Neighbours spoke of their shock today after a young woman, thought to be pregnant, died after she was found on fire behind a house.
Thursday 14 October 2010
Firefighters in London have voted by more than 3-1 to go on strike in a row over new contracts, it was announced today.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
"I think this is a possible power surge problem, not terrorist related. But we don't know." The chaos and confusion that followed the three explosions on Tube trains on 7 July 2005 was revealed yesterday as a series of telephone calls between London Underground staff and the emergency services were played on the first day of the inquest.
Monday 11 October 2010
Workers raced to build an emergency dam in western Hungary yesterday as cracks in a reservoir widened, threatening to unleash a second torrent of toxic sludge on the village of Kolontar and nearby rivers.
Saturday 09 October 2010
Saturday 02 October 2010
Firefighters on Mull had to tackle a blaze in the roof of their own station.
Tuesday 28 September 2010
The state governor fears as many as 1,000 could be buried in the southern state of Oaxaca
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27