A man was left hospitalised with a head wound after he was allegedly viciously attacked by a gang of teenage girls. Police are appealing for information following the attack which involved four girls, described as aged in their mid to late teens . The group are said to have caused chaos on a South London bus last summer, attacking a passenger with a bottle and beating another with a crutch. Police released CCTV images of the suspects today in an effort to identify the gang and officers are asking for witnesses to come forward. The four teens struck a woman on board in the head with a bottle as the bus passed through Croydon, MyLondon reports . Police released images of four girls, described as aged in their mid to late teens, urging members of the public to help identify them ( Image: Metropolitan Police) A man sitting next to the female victim was then allegedly attacked with a crutch, leaving him in need of hospital treatment for a head injury. The … [Read more...] about Four teenage girls ‘bash man and woman in head using bottle and crutch’ on London bus
Banks drag European markets lower amid Deutsche Bank woes
For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Banks suffered another poor session on Friday as Deutsche Bank became the latest financial firm to start putting traders on edge. Europe’s biggest markets all dropped in value as uncertainty once again rippled through. It came after particular worries about Deutsche Bank caused shares to drop by more than 14% before midday on Friday and credit default swaps – which are used by Deutsche’s bondholders as insurance should it fail – soared. Shares in the company reduced their losses slightly as investors suggested another Credit Suisse scenario was not of the horizon, but sentiment remained dented. Chris Beauchamp, chief market analyst at IG, said: “It looks like the banking crisis isn’t solved. Recommended Charity boss speaks out over ‘traumatic’ encounter with royal aide … [Read more...] about Banks drag European markets lower amid Deutsche Bank woes
Why do the clocks change?
Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the trend in fashion and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter It’s official: spring is well and truly upon us, which means it’s time for the clocks to go forward. While the arrival of winter brings darker mornings and evenings, turning the clocks back allows us to have more sunlight in the morning. Plus, on the day the clocks change we get an extra hour in bed too, so we’re not complaining. Here’s everything you need to know about when and why the clocks go back : When do the clocks change in 2023? The clocks move forward one hour at 1am on Sunday (26 March). And looking ahead to the autumn, the clocks then go back an hour on Sunday October 29 at 1am. Recommended This is what turning back the clocks can do to your health When do the clocks change in 2023? Changing the clocks keeps … [Read more...] about Why do the clocks change?
Man stabbed to death in Hull as four people arrested on suspicion of murder
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Hull. Police found the injured victim after being called to Princes Dock Street at around 11.20pm on Friday. He later died in hospital, and his family are being supported by specially trained officers from Humberside Police. The four suspects remain in custody, while cordons are in place in Princes Dock Street and Queen's Gardens. Be the first to get Breaking News Install the Sky News app for free Senior investigating officer Doug Blackwood said the force was working through CCTV footage, taking witness statements and carrying out door-to-door enquiries. People living close by have been warned to expect an increased number of officers in the area over the weekend. Read more: Police investigating blackmail allegations targeting This Morning presenter Two teenage boys remanded in custody after 16-year-old killed Mr Blackwood said: "I would encourage anyone … [Read more...] about Man stabbed to death in Hull as four people arrested on suspicion of murder
You May Need That Procedure. But Do You Really Need an Escort?
Robert Lewinger is tired of being berated by his gastroenterologist because he’s overdue for a colonoscopy. He’s perfectly willing to have one. And he’s more than ready for cataract surgery on his second eye. The problem: Mr. Lewinger, 72, a retired lawyer who lives in Manhattan, can’t schedule either of these procedures, which involve anesthesia or sedation, unless he supplies the name and phone number of the person taking him home afterward. Otherwise, clinics and outpatient surgical centers refuse to make appointments. Mr. Lewinger is also willing to undergo Mohs surgery, as his dermatologist has recommended, for two small skin cancers on his face. But the surgeons associated with her practice also insist on medical escorts, even though most Mohs surgery is performed under local anesthesia and doesn’t require them. Transportation itself isn’t the difficulty; Mr. Lewinger could summon an Uber or a Lyft, call a car service or hail a cab. What he needs is “someone to escort me … [Read more...] about You May Need That Procedure. But Do You Really Need an Escort?
A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home
Most Americans who are due for a colon cancer screening will receive a postcard or a call — or prompting during a doctor’s visit — to remind them that it’s time to schedule a colonoscopy. But at big health care systems like Kaiser Permanente or the federal Veterans Health Administration, the process has changed. Patients who should be screened regularly (age 50 to 75) and who are of average risk, get a letter telling them about a home test kit arriving by mail. It’s a FIT, which stands for fecal immunochemical test. The small cardboard mailer contains equipment and instructions for taking a stool sample and returning the test to a lab, to detect microscopic amounts of blood. A week or so later, the results show up on an online patient portal. Five to 6 percent of patients will have a positive test and need to schedule a follow-up colonoscopy. But the great majority are finished with colon cancer screening for the year — no uncomfortable prep, no need to skip work or find … [Read more...] about A Colonoscopy Alternative Comes Home
Can Cannabis Class Help the Industry Legalize? Growers Are Doubtful.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Standing in a warehouse outside downtown Rochester, Jeffrey Medford watered his cannabis crop under industrial lights. He’s among the many growers who’ve transformed the city’s network of defunct factories into sophisticated indoor farms. Mr. Medford, 58, who has grown cannabis for nearly a decade after a career as a carpenter, would typically be hypervigilant for any slip up that would alert the police to his presence. An outsized electricity bill, for example, could give him away. But since January, Mr. Medford has spoken openly about his operation to a packed online classroom as part of a business mentorship program. In January, New York State regulators launched the Cannabis Compliance Training & Mentorship Program. The goal is to give legacy operators — loosely defined as players in the illicit market before legalization took place in 2021 — the information and skills necessary to stay current with emerging rules. For the first time, growers in the legal … [Read more...] about Can Cannabis Class Help the Industry Legalize? Growers Are Doubtful.
Leaked Speech Excerpts Show a Hillary Clinton at Ease With Wall Street
In lucrative paid speeches that Hillary Clinton delivered to elite financial firms but refused to disclose to the public, she displayed an easy comfort with titans of business, embraced unfettered international trade and praised a budget-balancing plan that would have required cuts to Social Security, according to documents posted online Friday by WikiLeaks. The tone and language of the excerpts clash with the fiery liberal approach she used later in her bitter primary battle with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and could have undermined her candidacy had they become public. Mrs. Clinton comes across less as a firebrand than as a technocrat at home with her powerful audience, willing to be critical of large financial institutions but more inclined to view them as partners in restoring the country’s economic health. In the excerpts from her paid speeches to financial institutions and corporate audiences, Mrs. Clinton said she dreamed of “open trade and open borders” throughout … [Read more...] about Leaked Speech Excerpts Show a Hillary Clinton at Ease With Wall Street
A Book Asserts Reagan Slowed Hostage Release
See the article in its original context from November 8, 1991 Section Page Buy Reprints View on timesmachine TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. About the Archive This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. In a new book, Gary Sick, a Middle East expert and former Carter Administration official, presents what he describes as an exhaustive collection of evidence to bolster his assertion, now under heated debate in Congress and elsewhere, that senior officials of the Reagan campaign negotiated a secret agreement with Iran in 1980 to delay the release of the American hostages. Mr. Sick's … [Read more...] about A Book Asserts Reagan Slowed Hostage Release
U.N. Accuses Both Russia and Ukraine of Potential War Crimes
The Russian and Ukrainian armed forces have been accused of torturing and executing prisoners of war over the past year by the United Nations, which said that such actions could amount to war crimes. A report from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) claimed that both Russia and Ukraine have engaged in the summary execution of prisoners of war, which contravenes numerous international human rights laws and treaties on war. The OHCHR said that they documented cases of summary executions of at least 25 Russian prisoners of war (POWs) under the authority of Ukrainian forces. “Such cases amount to gross violations of [international human rights law] and serious violations of [international humanitarian law] that may constitute war crimes,” the report said. The UN body went on to claim to have documented poor treatment of POWs at eight of the 31 transit or permanent camps run by the Ukrainian government, in which they found documented … [Read more...] about U.N. Accuses Both Russia and Ukraine of Potential War Crimes