Hundreds of Grenfell children suffering PTSD after fire, NHS figures reveal

Posted by - February 26, 2018

More than 200 children are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, NHS figures show. Mental health assessments carried out on 269 children living in or near the tower revealed 214 needed treatment. Some 146 of these are now receiving care, while 63 have completed their therapy. A further 24 families of children

LOOK – BOBBIES ON THE BEAT! We go on patrol with UK’s first private police force – as one dad hopes to use elite force to solve mystery of son’s death

Posted by - February 20, 2018

With investigators behind the scenes, probing everything from historic murder cases to rape accusations, these officers are the new frontline to the high-end operation taking on the cases Met Police can’t. THEY have chased after street robbers, stopped moped robberies and kept a watchful eye over London – and now one grieving father hopes they

Police officer accused of taking the biscuit is taken to disciplinary hearing

Posted by - February 20, 2018

A policeman has appeared at a disciplinary hearing accused of “stealing” a colleague’s tin of biscuits, as an inspector told the panel “theft is theft”. Pc Thomas Hooper, based at the Met’s Kingston Operational Command Unit in south-west London, is said to have taken the medium-sized two-tier tin of biscuits from a storage cupboard on May

NHS protest: thousands march to demand more cash for NHS

Posted by - February 19, 2018

Thousands of people joined a demonstration in London ending at Downing Street on Saturday in protest at what they say is the crisis facing the NHS. Bearing placards with slogans including “more staff, more beds, more funds”, and “Saving lives costs money, Saving money costs lives”, they chanted “Keep your hands off our NHS” as they

Neil Kinnock warns Jeremy Corbyn: ‘Stop Brexit to save the NHS’

Posted by - February 19, 2018

As 20,000 Labour members protest at party stance on Brexit, former leader adds pressure to resist leaving EU. Jeremy Corbyn has come under intense pressure to shift Labour’s position on Brexit after 20,000 members demanded a say over the issue and former leader Neil Kinnock backed halting Britain’s EU exit altogether. It is understood that the Labour leader

Ambulance boss responds to criticism over long delays

Posted by - February 16, 2018

The head of the region’s ambulance service said “it rots me to my core” when asked about how he felt about patients suffering long delays as paramedics faced severe winter pressures over the festive season. Robert Morton, chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust, was giving television interviews for the first

Ambulance left on brink of 30ft drop for 12 hours after crash on icy road

Posted by - February 15, 2018

Icy road conditions left an ambulance teetering on the edge of a 30ft drop for more than 12 hours. Snow on a rural bend caused the private ambulance to skid and crash over a low stone wall, leaving the vehicle hovering in mid air. The crash closed the road in both directions in rural Hebden Bridge,