News / UK and world by Press Association April 30, 2019, 11:41 am Updated: April 30, 2019, 11:43 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A fresh criminal investigation into the Gosport hospital scandal – where hundreds of patients died after being given powerful painkillers – has been launched. The care provided to patients who died at the Hampshire hospital between 1987 and 2001 will be the focus of a full police investigation, Kent Police said in a statement on Tuesday. Families were told of the decision at a meeting in Fareham shortly before the announcement was made. More than 450 people had their lives shortened at the Hampshire hospital while another 200 were “probably” similarly given opioids between 1989 and 2000 without medical justification, according to the Gosport Independent Panel report released last year. In July, the head of serious crime at Kent and Essex Police announced a review of the evidence which … [Read more...] about Gosport hospital scandal: New criminal investigation announced
Share Tweet Email Operation Varsity Blues Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=5240975" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Actress Lori Loughlin was among the 16 parents who were indicted in the college admissions scandal on Tuesday. Share: Share Tweet Email kgo Actress Lori Loughlin is attempting to enter a plea of not guilty in the scandal being described as the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department. On Monday Loughlin filed a document with the U.S. District Court in Boston in which she asked the court to enter the not guilty plea on her behalf, ABC News has learned. She did this while asserting a right to waive her appearance at an arraignment. It's not known whether the judge will accept this or force her to appear, ABC News reports. Loughlin's … [Read more...] about College admissions scandal: Lori Loughlin, husband attempt to enter plea of not guilty
Conroy referred a Times reporter to a March 15 statement from Yale, which said the university is aware of only one student admitted with a fraudulent athletic endorsement from former head women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith, who resigned in November. In the statement, Yale said it was investigating the allegations and that if they proved to be true, it would rescind the student’s admission. … [Read more...] about Next phase of college admissions scandal: New charges, more deals coming?
Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshipers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people on what the prime minister called "one of New Zealand's darkest days," as authorities charged one person, detained three others and defused explosive devices in what appeared to be a carefully planned racist attack. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence" and acknowledged many of those affected may be migrants and refugees. In addition to the dead, she said more than 20 people were seriously wounded. "It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack," Ardern said. Police took three men and a woman into custody after the shootings, which shocked people across the nation of 5 million people. One of the suspects was later charged with murder. Photos: New Zealand Reels After Deadly Mosque Attacks AP While there was no reason to believe there were more suspects, Ardern said … [Read more...] about 49 Killed in New Zealand Mosque Shootings; Man Charged
0 Have your say The Home Office has spent more than £6 million so far on its response to the Windrush scandal. New figures published by the department show it had spent £6.05m on activities relating to its Windrush reform programme and an independent “lessons learned” review as at the end of October.At that point there were 175 “full-time equivalent” staff assigned to the initiatives, while additional personnel have been used at times during the financial year.READ MORE: Brexit: Nicola Sturgeon calls for confidence vote to clarify Labour stanceAs well as staffing costs, the spending includes around £56,600 on external legal advice and £165,000 on contractors and independent advisers.The Home Office has also funded flights from Jamaica to London for three individuals who faced “urgent and exceptional” circumstances.On top of the £6m, about £4m in fees has been waived following the introduction of … [Read more...] about Home Office has spent £6 million on Windrush scandal response