Hospitals spend millions to remove flammable cladding

Image copyright Google Street view Image caption The trauma building at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford Hospitals are facing disruption and huge bills because of flammable cladding. One trauma unit with Grenfell-style cladding has been closed for almost two years. A senior worker there says it’s having a knock-on effect on the rest of the […]


Starbank school teachers strike over violence fears

Image copyright NASUWT Image caption Some teachers took to the picket line outside of the school gates earlier Teachers have gone on strike over concerns about violence and knife threats from pupils. Some staff at Starbank Secondary School in Birmingham said they received little support from bosses in confronting badly-behaved pupils. A teaching union says […]


Police seize cocaine ahead of Bolsonaro flight

Image copyright AFP Police have seized cocaine from a Brazilian air force officer who was due to accompany President Jair Bolsonaro home from the G20 summit in Japan. Officers arrested the man on Tuesday in Seville after allegedly discovering 39kg of cocaine in his luggage. The man had been assigned with accompanying President Bolsonaro on […]


Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ford’s Bridgend site is one of the European plants closing Car giant Ford has said it is planning to cut about 12,000 jobs across its European operations by the end of 2020. The carmaker is trying to cut costs and restructure its European business, which is losing money. It plans […]