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26th November 2014

Barts NHS Trust is the most complained about in England

Britain's first hospital complaints league table revealed nearly 2 and a half thousand written complaints were lodged at the trust in the last year. 

‘Misdiagnosis’ is the biggest grievance made to the NHS, with the next being the ‘attitude’ of the staff.

 

More US troops head to Ferguson to help control riots

Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more troops to a St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting and looting.


It's after a grand jury decided not to charge a policeman over the death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.

The 18-year-old was shot dead in Ferguson by officer Darren Wilson in August, sparking weeks of demonstrations. 

 

Drug to put alcoholics off drinking to be rolled out in England

A new drug that is meant to help lower the urge to drink alcohol will now be available to patients in England.

Nalmafene is meant to help those who are dependent on alcohol. 

It is already available in Scotland.

Estimates suggest alcohol-related harm costs the NHS 3.5 billion pounds a year.

 

Fly-tipping a mile long

A trail of illegal rubbish has been dumped in one of the worst cases of fly-tipping in the region.

For months, land at Cory's Wharf in Purfleet in Essex has been used to dump sofas, mattresses, and household waste.

Thurrock Council say they're aware of the situation on its land and is working with the police and Environment Agency to tackle it.

 

Commuters bounce into action with the worlds longest urban trampoline

A urban commuter trampoline is set to be installed in London next year.

Architects behind it have released pictures of how the trampoline could look next to the London Eye.

The project co-ordinators Architecture for Humanity say it could help relieve the boredom of the morning commute and also act as a new way to keep fit.

 

10 million people in England have a Vitamin D deficiency

The millions of people at risk of vitamin D deficiencies should have better access to supplements.

That's according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence who claim around 10 million people across England may be low on the vitamin.

They suggest local authorities consider providing free supplements to at-risk groups.

 

Kew Gardens switch on for Christmas with a mile of lights

Kew Gardens in Richmond switched on its Christmas display last night with a mile long tunnel of lights.

The night-time trail includes a garden of fire, sparkling giant snowflakes and a Santa’s Snowflake Grotto.

It's now opened for five hours every night with visits timed by 30 minute intervals. 

 

Angelina Jolie on the red carpet in Leicester Square

Hollywood A-lister and mum of six Angelina Jolie was in the capital last night for the premiere of unbroken.

The 39-year-old actress was escorted down the red carpet in Leicester Square by former members of the British Army.

Unbroken is the second film Jolie has directed.

 

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