Doctors: Halt NHS headline now… Three days before launch of new phone service, BMA makes last-minute plea to prevent "chaos" costing…

Doctors: Halt NHS headline now… three days before launch of new phone service, BMA makes last-minute plea to prevent 'chaos' costing patients' lives BMA wrote to NHS head after urging him to delay full roll-out of 111 serviceDoctor said patient safety cannot be 'sacrificed' to meet 'political deadline' Patients using pilot schemes have already waited hours for urgent advice Those who are not ill enough for ambulance will be told to ring serviceDue to be used nationwide from Monday despite serious errors during trialsBMA said system 'run on the cheap' with untrained staff rather than nurse By Sophie Borland and Neil Sears PUBLISHED: 16:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 28 March 2013 Doctors demanded last night that a new health helpline due to be introduced across most of England within days should be suspended, warning that lives could be at risk. The British Medical Association wrote to the head of the NHS, Sir David Nicholson, urging him to delay Monday’s full national roll-out of the 111 service.

He must have been tanked up! Drunk hotel guest climbs into 12,000 litre aquarium for a swim


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He must have been tanked up! Drunk hotel guest climbs into 12,000 litre aquarium for a swim The intoxicated guest was caught on film in upmarket hotel lobby Prankster, named only as Matt, was egged on by sniggering palsBut hotel staff were not amused and the fun was soon interrupted By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 11:56 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:01 GMT, 14 February 2013 A drunk prankster has been caught on video going for a swim – in a hotel's tropical fish tank. The intoxicated guest was caught on film in the upmarket hotel lobby climbing fully-clothed into the 12,000-litre glass tank filled with exotic sealife.

Coach scare for sixty West Sussex schoolchildren forced to flee after bus is gutted in engine blaze on way to New Forest


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Coach scare for sixty schoolchildren forced to flee after bus is gutted in engine blaze on busy main road Three children taken to hospital with smoke inhalationParents called to pick up sons and daughters from school Cafe staff look after pupils during wait for second coach to arrive By Diana Hargreaves PUBLISHED: 16:18 GMT, 25 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:05 GMT, 25 January 2013 A coach transporting 55 schoolchildren and 11 teachers and helpers on a day trip was today evacuated after fire broke out in the engine. The blaze took hold, burning fiercely and destroying the interior after all the 55 pupils, five teachers and six helpers had left the double decker, Three children from Storrington First School, in West Sussex, were taken to Worthing Hospital by ambulance to be treated for smoke inhalation

Record breaking 30m Britons now in work: Cheer for Cameron as number hits highest level for more than 40 YEARS


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Record-breaking 30million Britons now in work: Cheer for Cameron as number hits highest level for more than 40 YEARSUnemployment falls to 7.7% in 10th consecutive quarterly declineRise in private sector jobs makes up for continuing cuts in public sectorMcDonald's announces it will hire 2,500 more UK staff in 2013 But Lloyds TSB reveals plans to cut 940 jobs as airline Flybe follows suit By Becky Barrow PUBLISHED: 10:17 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:00 GMT, 24 January 2013 The number of people in work is at a record high of almost 30million. Figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the total workforce across public and private sectors last year was 29.7million, the largest number since records began in 1971

Mount Carmel RC school teachers" Gangnam-style spoof video backfires as they are "underminding pupils" respect"


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Teachers' Gangnam Style spoof video backfires as they are accused of undermining pupils' respect Staff at Mount Carmel RC school in Accrington, Lancashire, made parodyIncludes men posing in changing rooms wearing only their towelsConservative Councillor Peter Britcliffe concerned pupils will 'lose respect' | UPDATED: 11:18 GMT, 1 January 2013 Teachers at a secondary school who posted a Gangnam Style parody on YouTube have been slammed for undermining pupils' respect for them. Staff at Mount Carmel RC in Accrington, Lancashire, including head teacher Xavier Bowers, appear in the spoof video dancing and singing and at one point dressed only in towels.

Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK"s fat epidemic shows no sign of slowing


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Each NHS trust needs a tsar to tackle obesity crisis, say top doctors as UK's fat epidemic shows no sign of slowing UK second only to the US for weight problems and situation is getting worseTreatment still 'inadequate' adding to 5billion cost of dealing with issue /12/31/article-2255540-059C6912000005DC-251_634x421.jpg” width=”634″ height=”421″ alt=”Crackdown: Leading doctors have advised that an obesity tsar should be appointed at every NHS trust to tackle a growing crisis” class=”blkBorder” /> Crackdown: Leading doctors have advised that an obesity tsar should be appointed at every NHS trust to tackle a growing crisis Yet treatment is still ‘inadequate’ adding to the annual 5billion cost of dealing with the issue. The Royal College said two out of three hospitals lack ‘joined-up’ services for patients who are obese or overweight.

Staff at BBC"s 1bn revamped offices using EAR PLUGS to protect themselves from noisy performance area


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Staff at BBC's 1bn revamped offices using EAR PLUGS to protect themselves from noisy indoor performances Loud music and noise from atrium areas distracting workers in open-plan environment BBC staff will be hoping it's not a sign of things to come with the new 'World' piazza close to completion | UPDATED: 18:33 GMT, 29 December 2012 BBC staff members have taken to wearing ear plugs after 'noisy' performances were carried out inside the newly-revamped headquarters in London. The complaints over loud music came as the 1billion development of New Broadcasting House, in Portland Place, nears completion.

Shocking moment 33-ton shark tank burst in shopping centre injuring 15 people as it sent shards of broken glass flying into a crowd


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Caught on camera: Moment 33-ton aquarium bursts in shopping centre, showering crowds with LIVE SHARKS and shards of glass | UPDATED: 08:43 GMT, 27 December 2012 This is the shocking moment a 33-ton glass shark tank suddenly burst leaving 15 people injured by flying shards of broken glass and a torrent of water. The tank was an attraction at the entrance to the Shanghai Orient shopping centre in China's second city when it shattered without warning on December 19. Eight of those hurt were customers and the rest were shop assistants and security staff.

Paul McCaffery: Teacher at private school found hanged in his home after losing his job for "heavy drinking"


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Teacher at private school found hanged in his home after losing his job for 'heavy drinking' Paul McCaffery had also been told to leave his Royal Hospital School home Inquest heard he was sacked for 'alcohol related' issues and lost his appealHis brother wants an apology from the 30,000-a-year boarding schoolHe said it should have kept the family informed about his 'mental health'Coroner said school has no 'liability' for Mr McCaffery's suicide | UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 22 December 2012 Enlarge Suicide: An inquest heard Paul McCaffrey was found hanged at his Royal Hospital School home in Holbrook, after losing his job A teacher hanged himself at a 30,000-a-year private school after being sacked for alleged heavy drinking, an inquest heard. Paul McCaffery, 46, lost his job as assistant director of music at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook, Suffolk, in January this year. He was given notice to leave his house at the 680-pupil school by the end of the Easter holidays.

Alzheimers patient found alone in freezing weather 19 miles away from hospital after being discharged at 5am


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Alzheimer’s patient found alone in freezing weather 19 miles away from hospital after being discharged at 5am Michael Clement was missing for 23 hours after treatment for dehydrationHis family say he left the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London, alone at 5amHe was found 19 miles away when he knocked on a door in SuttonMr Clement told the homeowner: 'I'm cold, can I come in' | UPDATED: 18:14 GMT, 18 December 2012 Safe: Alzheimer's sufferer Michael Clement, 68, went missing for 23 hours after he was discharged from hospital in the early hours An Alzheimer's patient who was discharged from hospital at 5am in freezing temperatures was found when he knocked on a stranger's door 19 miles away and pleaded to come in from the cold. The family of Michael Clement, 68, who suffers severe Alzheimer's, have accused health staff of 'disgusting' incompetence after the pensioner went missing for 23 hours