Urgent summit called for A&E units, Tower Poppy artist ‘perturbed’ by crowds

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Urgent summit called for A&E units, Tower Poppy artist ‘perturbed’ by crowds

Journalist Kathryn Dowling, joined Wake Up London to take a closer look at the stories making the headlines.

Urgent summit called for A&E departments

Labour has called on the government to hold an urgent summit on how to lift pressure on A&E services in hospitals across the country.

It comes as figures show the NHS missed its four-hour A & E waiting time target. 

The delays meant 414,736 patients in England waited more than four hours for treatment across the latest three-month period.

The previous lowest quarterly performance was 94.1 per cent, recorded in the first three months of 2013.

Separate weekly figures also reveal that London North West Healthcare Trust was the worst in the country for the seven days to December 21.

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said local government, the emergency services and other NHS professionals needed to agree co-ordinated action.


Designer of Tower Poppies exhibition ‘perturbed’ by crowds’

The artist behind the ceramic poppy exhibition has described the rush as ‘frenetic, obsessive surge of emotionalism.’

In an interview with the Independent, the designer said he was not comfortable with emotion the display generated, saying “it felt familiar in a way that I was comfortable with.”

Four million people visited the exhibition, which represented every fallen solider in the First World War.


A stockbroker tweets: I think I just hit a cyclist. But I'm late for work so had to drive off lol'

Police have arrested the man who goes by the name of ‘Ray Pew’ on twitter, who seems to be boasting about the fact he may have hit a cyclist on his way to work and didn’t stop to help, adding insult to injury with the phrase ‘LOL’ - meaning ‘laugh out loud.’

The tweeter, Rayhan Qadar has been sacked from his job as a Stockbroker.

Police were alerted by Twitter users. Mr Qadar has apologised, calling it a ‘bad joke.’

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