Disabled school transport cuts prompt safety fears

Disabled school transport cuts prompt safety fears

Disabled school transport cuts prompt safety fears By Rachel Flint BBC News 16 December 2017 Image copyright Getty Images Parents of disabled children in south Wales have raised safety fears over potential cuts to specialist school transport. It comes as Bridgend...
Orkney ferries hit by industrial action

Orkney ferries hit by industrial action

15 December 2017 The RMT union has announced industrial action by its members working for Orkney Ferries. From 3 January, they will take part in a work to rule. The union claimed its members in Orkney have seen their income fall behind the average for ferry workers in...
Salford fatal fire: Family 'won't be broken'

Salford fatal fire: Family 'won't be broken'

Salford fatal fire: Family ‘won’t be broken’ 15 December 2017 Image copyright Police handout Image caption Lia, Demi, Brandon and Lacie died following Monday’s fire, while their mum Michelle remains in a coma The aunt of four children who died...

Lawyers may pull out of police station visits

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Racist woman thrown out of Starbucks

Racist woman thrown out of Starbucks

To a Starbucks in Walnut Creek, Cali., where a woman on a lap top is berating a woman for speaking Korean in her vicinity. The LA Times hears the women tell Korean student Annie An: “This is America. Use English only… Your language is disgusting.” We...
Drop in 24-hour nursing home places across Wales

Drop in 24-hour nursing home places across Wales

Drop in 24-hour nursing home places across Wales By Paul Heaney BBC News 15 December 2017 Image caption The Sunnybank nursing home in Griffithstown, Torfaen Despite a growing older population with more complex health needs, there are fewer nursing home places...

Rescue bid after freight ship loses power

15 December 2017 A freight ship is at the centre of a rescue operation off the island of Taransay in the Western Isles. The Fame, which has five people on board, reported losing power at about 17:30 on Thursday and is drifting west of the island. Lifeboats from...
Woman's English too good for UK entry

Woman's English too good for UK entry

14 December 2017 Image copyright Bobby Rintoul A pregnant Indian woman has been refused entry to live in Scotland with her Fife husband because her language qualification for entry to the UK is too advanced. Alexandria Rintoul, 22, wants to join her husband, Bobby, in...
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