Man with no shame Sir David Nicholson 'must share blame' over Mid Staffs scandal, Health Secretary finally admitsJeremy Hunt changes stance on chief executive of the health serviceUp to 1,200 people died needlessly because of poor care By Tamara Cohen PUBLISHED: 16:51 GMT, 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 14 March 2013 The most powerful man in the NHS ‘bears some responsibility’ for the tragedy at Mid Staffordshire, the Health Secretary admitted for the first time yesterday. Jeremy Hunt acknowledged Sir David Nicholson’s failings while running the regional health authority.
For too long, we've denied the elderly their dignity. If we wish to be counted as civilised, this betrayal MUST end | UPDATED: 01:03 GMT, 26 December 2012 Something is frighteningly wrong with this country’s attitude towards the aged. Our later years should be a time of respect, security and comfort
The pension 'delusion': Unless you work longer and live more frugally you won’t be retiring in comfort says mandarin (who's on 200,000 a year) | UPDATED: 23:32 GMT, 18 December 2012 Sir Bob Kerslake, the head of the civil service, said it was 'absolutely clear' the pension age will have to rise in the coming years People are ‘deluding’ themselves if they think they can enjoy a comfortable retirement without living more frugally and working longer, the head of the Civil Service said yesterday.
Russian supergrass, 44, found dead outside leafy Surrey mansion (and he's the FOURTH person linked to multi-million pound tax fraud to die mysteriously) Alexander Perepilichnyy provided evidence against corrupt tax officials involved in fraudHis evidence showed they had become extremely wealthy shortly after a British investment fund was ripped off in a 144m scam The 44-year-old collapsed in his road, one of the most secure in the UKPolice are treating the death as 'unexplained'He is the fourth person linked to the shadowy 'Klyuev Group' to have died suddenly | UPDATED: 12:04 GMT, 28 November 2012 Murky underworld: Alexander Perepilichnyy, 44, collapsed in his cul-de-sac after helping prosecutors investigate corrupt Russian tax officials A Russian supergrass who was helping prosecutors to uncover a multimillion-pound money laundering scam operated by his fellow countrymen has died at his Surrey estate in mysterious circumstances. Wealthy Alexander Perepilichnyy, who collapsed outside his mansion in a gated Weybridge cul-de-sac, fled to Britain three years ago after falling foul of a powerful crime syndicate.