Nurse Kanchana moved to Lanarkshire 18 months ago, from India and she got to speak to the King. She said: “I was excited to be asked to take part and tell the King, and other nurses from around the UK, the great work we’re doing here in Lanarkshire. "I told him I’m very proud to be a paediatric nurse in North Lanarkshire, I’m delighted I had the opportunity to move to Lanarkshire and that my family has settled in so well. “It’s such an accolade for the people of Lanarkshire that they have helped our international nurses settle in so well. “The fact that Lanarkshire nurses were invited to attend the event is a strong endorsement of the high esteem our nurses are held in.
November 27, 2023 12:31 UTC
The Polar Express train ride at the Mid-Norfolk Railway has returned for 2023 and is expected to welcome up to 45,000 visitors over the coming weeks. The Polar Express has returned to Norfolk for 2023 (Image: Paul Goldsmith)The immersive experience features actors on the train who seek help from the audience to ensure they arrive on time at the North Pole. "Our whole team should be so proud of the combined work to make the production such a success each year." The journey is packed with comedy and dancing (Image: Paul Goldsmith)The show attracts visitors from across the country and has been a sell-out event since it first launched in 2017. Tickets are available on the Mid-Norfolk Railway website.
November 27, 2023 12:28 UTC
The Global Investor Commission on Mining 2030, backed by the Archbishops of Canterbury and Cape Town, was launched in January (News, 3 February). It announced last week that it had secured the support of 82 asset owners and fund managers, who, between them, manage $11 trillion in assets. They include the Dutch fund APG-AM, the Canadian fund CDPQ, the American fund CalSTRS, and the UK funds Scottish Widows and USS. Its members include representatives from the mining industry as well as from intergovernmental organisations, academia, trades unions, and legal and investment firms. The role of investors is critical to how the sector can meet future demand sustainably and responsibly.
November 27, 2023 12:27 UTC
Pupils at Marshland High School in West Walton decorated the sculpture called Marsha, which will be one of 30 giraffes taking part in Cambridge Standing Tall. The trail is the latest art project from Break, a charity working to support young care leavers in the city. Each sculpture has been designed and decorated by a different organisation, business or school in the region. “Marshland has been involved with the Break sculpture trail for many years,” said Vicky Harris, head of creative design at the school. "Our first sculpture was the hare and we have been part of the hare, cow and dinosaur sculpture trails.”Zuzanna Wilkon in Year 7 had her design chosen for the sculpture, while Key Stage 3 student Amy Locks came up with the name Marsha for the Marshland giraffe.
November 27, 2023 12:18 UTC
This is part of a significant new wave of property-focused climate action. A Money Rebellion activist who took part in the action said: “Barclays are pumping billions into the fossil fuel industry, completely at odds with advice from the International Energy Agency, United Nations and IPCC. We urge Barclays customers to use their power by moving their account to a bank more aligned with a liveable future for the planet. Notes to EditorsTwo minute explainer video about Barclays’ fossil fuel investments: https://youtu.be/5TTSDQOhmEg1. https://bankonourfuture.org/news/barclays-fossil-fuels-2023/https://www.bankingonclimatechaos.org/3. https://www.carbonbrief.org/new-fossil-fuels-incompatible-with-1-5c-goal-comprehensive-analysis-finds/4. Switch to a green bank and withdraw £1.5m from fossil fuel support today, even if you have £0 in your account: https://www.switchit.green/Jury acquits HSBC window-smashing women: “We smashed the windows of a major bank.
November 27, 2023 11:57 UTC
Russia is having to pull air defence systems out of Kaliningrad, its external province on the Baltic Sea, to replace the ones it has lost in the Ukraine war, according to an intelligence update from the UK’s Ministry of Defence. The Russian military death toll in Ukraine has reached 324,830 according to estimates provided by the Ukrainian military. Russia sent waves of kamikaze drones into Ukraine on Saturday in what Kyiv said was the most intensive drone attack since the start of the war. Five people were wounded by falling debris, while several buildings were damaged as about 17,000 people in the Kyiv region were left without electricity, reports said. Russian soldiers “seek to reoccupy” the town of Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region, according to the spokesman for Ukraine’s ground forces, Volodymyr Fitio.
November 27, 2023 11:52 UTC
CHAOTIC communication by the NHS in England is causing harmful delays to treatment and endangering patient health, according to research reports The Guardian. Widespread communication problems that leave patients and staff scrambling to find their referrals, missing appointments, or receiving late diagnoses have been uncovered in a study by the Demos thinktank, the Patients Association, and the PMA, a professional membership body for healthcare workers. Click below for full story. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2023/nov/27/chaotic-communication-by-nhs-in-england-causing-treatment-delays
November 27, 2023 11:35 UTC
A huge part of Allied’s success has been due to the engineering, adapting and selling of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs). Allied Vehicles is the umbrella group for the brands that sell the various products Allied is famous for. Allied Mobility is the largest and sells wheelchair accessible vehicles to individuals and families of wheelchair users. There is huge historical importance to the site on which Allied Vehicles sits today. Allied Vehicles also owns the Glasgow Tigers Speedway and has invested in and overseen the development of the facilities at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium.
November 27, 2023 11:29 UTC
Axa UK and Ireland chief executive Tara Foley believes her firm’s combined operating ratio (COR) will improve in 2024 as she revealed that inflation is starting to drop. Foley says inflationary pressure “continues to have an impact across all aspects of the insurance sector”, including pricing and claims, repairs and procurement. “Thankfully, the time lag for motor parts is starting to improve and we are beginning to see a reduction in inflation which, if it continues, should gradually have a positive impact on COR. “As a business, we have been on a digital transformation journey and this will continue in 2024,” Foley said. Foley adds that increased investment in data and analytics will support the insurers’ digital transformation and ensure it can provide the most bespoke and flexible products and services.
November 27, 2023 11:28 UTC
After a 19th win in 22 races, the PA news agency looks at how the triple world champion compares to the sport’s all-time stars. Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton share the record of seven crowns apiece, with Juan Manuel Fangio their nearest challenger on five. Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel won four apiece, with Verstappen alongside Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet Sr and Ayrton Senna on three. Verstappen has also moved third all-time in terms of race wins. Verstappen was the only driver to complete every lap of this season, adding two second places and fifth in Singapore to his 19 wins.
November 27, 2023 11:28 UTC
This morning, a new video was released by Matahi Drollet who's spearheading opposition to the Paris 2024 Olympic tower at Teahupoo. Also, if Instagram comments are to be believed, there's a growing discontent about the silence from competing surfers. Lorenzotahiti: "To all the surfers surfing the Olympic choose wisely which side you’re on." Kevinwalshy: "Why not pressure the surfers that are competing in the Olympics to boycott it to put a stop to this?" Alicia_dean: "Surfers who have qualified for the Olympics need to boycott it..."The next move by the IOC will see whether the Olympics are staged at Teahupoo or at Taharuu, the black sand beach on the road to Teahupoo.
November 27, 2023 11:22 UTC
I joined Luke at 8am and spent the whole day with him, until 4pm, and I was shocked that you can find cockroaches in Oldham. The discovery meant that another job opened up, and he had to then lay cockroach traps in the communal kitchen as well as the bedroom. “There was a sighting of a cockroach by a teacher four weeks ago, so we've treated it with gel and cockroach traps,” Luke said. “I'd still say rats and mice are the most common pest, but bedbugs have been a curveball this year. Finally, we drive to Boundary Park, the home of Oldham Athletic – where, as mentioned earlier, Northern Pest Management is the official pest partner.
November 27, 2023 11:08 UTC
We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a subscription . In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards. Bob MacIntyre’s jaunt down under got off to a slightly disappointing start with a tie for 33rd place in the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship last weekend. Having secured one of ten coveted PGA tour cards through his sterling performances in 2023, Bob will make his 2024 US debut in the Sony Open in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 11. Confirming his plans, MacIntyre said: “It will be Hawaii at the start of next year.
November 27, 2023 11:02 UTC
A group of experts on child abuse have warned of a rise in children using AI-generation tools to make indecent images of other children they don't like. Experts on child abuse have warned of the increasing number of instances where children in schools have used AI-powered image generators to create indecent images of fellow students. According to Hardy, the images students were generating of other students were "terrifying" realistic, and the quality of these images was "comparable to professional photos taken annually of children up[ and down the country". The body of experts calls on schools to enforce better blocking technology to prevent students from accessing these AI-powered tools on school premises. "The photo-realistic nature of AI-generated imagery of children means sometimes the children we see are recognisable as victims of previous sexual abuse.
November 27, 2023 10:11 UTC
The pop greats, whose Llangollen date is part of a 19-date summer tour, said: "Would you Adam and Eve it?! !”The headlining show is the latest to be announced as part of a new partnership between Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and Live Nation promoters Cuffe and Taylor. Lead Programmer and Production Manager of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod Dave Danford said: “Madness are a band that we’ve long wanted to bring to North Wales. "Our partnership with Cuffe and Taylor has made this happen, and bringing the Nutty Boys to town will continue the buzz around our festival of peace. "This will be a night to remember in the Llangollen Pavilion.”
November 27, 2023 09:49 UTC