3,000 patients may have died needlessly in just one year at the 14 hospital trusts being investigated over death rates Blackpool Teaching Hospital Trust had 410 more deaths than expected Officials say data is ‘experimental’ and figures only act as ‘smoke alarm’NHS England said trusts in question would be visited by a team of experts . The trusts had a combined total of almost 1,500 more deaths than expected in 2011 to 2012 – according to the figures.
More than 60 people killed by an airstrike in Syria as they queue for bread at a bakery in a rebel strongholdRebels in Halfaya claim a government warplane targeted the civiliansBritain has condemned the attack and called for urgent end to violence PUBLISHED: 17:45 GMT, 24 December 2012 | UPDATED: 17:46 GMT, 24 December 2012 More than 60 people are believed to have been killed by an airstrike as they queued to buy bread in a rebel-held town in Syria.
More than 150,000 forced off benefits after refusing to participate in Iain Duncan-Smith's back-to-work schemeWelfare critics will claim this is proof many benefit claimants are dole cheatsSuspicions that figures will be used to distract from report that fewer than one in 20 on scheme have found a permanent job By Brendan Carlin PUBLISHED: 23:09 GMT, 24 November 2012 | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 24 November 2012 More than 150,000 jobless people have been stripped of benefits after refusing to accept help to get back into work. One in ten long-term unemployed on the Government’s flagship back-to-work programme opted to go without benefit rather than accept help to get them a job. And thousands more voluntarily stop claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance as soon as they are referred to the Work Programme