Who needs to tweet when you've got the Roy-owl MailAnimal sanctuary trained owls to deliver internal mail after budget cutsKirkleatham Owl Centre in North Yorkshire had a backlog of mailBirds trained to recognise primary colours and pick up post from trays By Nesta Vowles PUBLISHED: 23:00 GMT, 31 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:01 GMT, 1 April 2013 It is a wizard idea straight out of Harry Potter and ensures the post always wings its way out on time. Experts at an animal sanctuary have trained their owls to deliver the internal mail – just like the birds of prey do at the fictional Hogwarts School. Kirkleatham Owl Centre in North Yorkshire introduced the feathered posties after budget cuts forced it to reduce staff numbers, leaving a backlog of mail
Foreign doctors will have to prove they can speak English to work in NHS General Medical Council will refuse licences for doctors with poor EnglishRules come five years after German medic Daniel Ubani killed patient David Gray By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 08:51 GMT, 24 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 GMT, 24 February 2013 German doctor Daniel Ubani caused the death of patient David Gray in Cambridgeshire in 2008 after he administered 10 times the normal dose of diamorphine. A new test is being introduced to make sure foreign doctors have a good grasp of English Foreign doctors who want to work for the NHS will have to prove they can speak English well enough to treat patients, the Government has confirmed
A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lbsAverage 'trigger' weight has risen more than a stone in a decade, according to Weight Watchers Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:05 GMT, 22 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned. Only when the scales tip 13st 10lb does the average person decide that enough is enough, new figures show. And seeing unflattering photographs is the first things that stirs us into action
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DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Patten must take the blame for a sorry saga | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 21 December 2012 It was a shameless display of sneering arrogance. In his interview on the Radio 4 Today programme yesterday, everyone, according to Lord Patten, was to blame for the BBC’s shortcomings over the Savile and McAlpine scandals but the Trust chairman himself. The primary target of his scorn was the Commons Public Accounts Committee, which he twice accused of ‘shabby’ behaviour for daring to criticise the 450,000 severance deal – double the legal entitlement – that he authorised to failed Director General George Entwistle
Family meals aid five-a-day: Eating together at the table boosts children's intake of fruit and vegetables Even just Sunday lunch can help improve diet, study showsTwo-thirds of London children don't eat enough fruit and veg | UPDATED: 07:47 GMT, 20 December 2012 Eating meals together as a family – even just once a week – boosts children’s fruit and veg intake to near the recommended five-a-day, a study has found. Researchers from the University of Leeds found that even just Sunday lunch round the table can help improve the diets. The survey of 2,389 children attending 52 primary schools in London discovered nearly two-thirds of children (63 per cent) did not consume the World Health Organisation recommended amount of five portions (400g) of fruit and veg a day.
NHS paid 6million to five doctors over three years for providing 'top-up' services to just one trust The extra contracts for healthcare services like asthma and baby clinics mean they benefit from commercial salaries on top of their normal payTwo of the GPS also employed their wives to help with their work, with one spouse earning more than 600,000 | UPDATED: 19:27 GMT, 2 December 2012 Dr Vijay Bathla, pictured in 2002, was paid 809,053 during 2007 to 2010 thanks to a system which encourages GPs to compete with private companies by selling 'top-up' services to the NHS A new report examining GP pay at the Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust (HoB) from 2007 to 2010 has revealed that the NHS paid five GPs almost 6million over the three-year period, according to The Sunday Mercury.
Woman, 37, sues health minister after she was told she is 'too old' for IVF | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 2 December 2012 Under fire: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is being sued after a 37-year-old woman was refused IVF treatment on the grounds of her age A woman aged 37 is suing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after being told she is too old for fertility treatment. The woman has been refused IVF treatment by her local primary care trust
I'm going to make Parliament find a cure for cancer: Lord Saatchi launches bill in a bid to beat disease that claimed his wife Still suffers 'gnawing, numbing grief' of losing his wife Josephine HartSet to introduce Medical Innovation Bill on MondayWill change the law so doctors are able to try new treatments | UPDATED: 00:45 GMT, 2 December 2012 Tomorrow is only the beginning. At 3pm in the House of Lords I will introduce the Medical Innovation Bill 2012. It will take 30 seconds, no more, but it will set in motion an important process
Drunken single mother, 28, sunk teeth into WPC's wrist after teachers refused to let her collect her children from after school club Danielle Florentine became violent when she turned up drunk at the schoolWhen police arrived she was abusiveThe court heard she had been drinking with a friend and 'lost track of time'Magistrates accepted that her behaviour was 'completely out of character' | UPDATED: 21:26 GMT, 29 November 2012 A drunk single mother bit a police officer while she was being arrested after teachers refused to let her pick up her children from an after school club.