UK Ebola screening process to be reviewed
The screening process for health workers returning to the UK after treating Ebola patients is to be reviewed in light of diagnosis of Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey.
Ms Cafferkey in currently in isolation at the Royal Free Hospital in London being treated for Ebola.
She had told officials at Heathrow that she felt unwell but was allowed to continue her journey to Glasgow. Her temperature was taken seven times but she was found to be within the range for flying.
Head of Network Rail will not take £34k bonus
Chief Executive of Network Rail Mark Carne has announced he will not take his £34,000 bonus.
His announcement comes after recent rail chaos at Kings Cross, Paddington and Finsbury Park. Stations had to be shut due to overcrowding.
Mr Carne said: "I'm accountable for the performance of the railway and bonuses are about performance so I've decided that I will not be taking a bonus this year.
"It's been a very disappointing Christmas, especially for those passengers who were affected by the problems at King's Cross and at Paddington.
The £34,000 bonus Mr Carne was in line for would have been around 5% of his £675,000 annual salary.
Councils in talks over DNA tests to catch foul dog behaviour
A company who use DNA testing to trace owners who don’t clear up their dog’s mess are in talks with local authorities who have a problem with dog faeces.
The DNA testing will remove the need to see an owner walk away from their pet’s mess and instead means councils can chase up the crime afterwards.