A UNION has attacked "bizarre" plans to close a council's offices on Friday afternoons and make staff work from home, to save money. Conservative-run Shropshire Council has told staff they will work from home from 12 noon on the last Friday of the month, and every Friday from January. Schools, museums, libraries and other amenities will not be affected by the move. Council leader Peter Nutting said a spending freeze had been agreed across the council because of the need to get this year's budget under control. He said: "An ever-increasing number of vulnerable people need support which has meant that our adults and children's social care services are under more pressure than ever. "Despite allocating a further £10 million to Social Care for 2018/19, increasing demand in this area now suggests another £5 million is required this year; funding that we just don't have. This isn't just a Shropshire issue, it's happening all over the country. "We had hoped that the Budget would … [Read more...] about Council becomes first in UK to FORCE staff to work from home every Friday as union slams move as ‘bizarre’
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The other week, Lisa went to buy £100 worth of heroin - instead she was given brown sugar. But, it was too late and, by the time she noticed, she had already injected some into her groin. Now, her right leg is swollen and she had to spend some time in hospital earlier this month. “Every time I inject, I worry it is going to be the last one,” she said. Lisa is right to be worried - especially because heroin deaths have been slowly rising since the early 90s in Wales, according to the ONS. In Swansea, the number of deaths where any opiates were mentioned on the drug certificate has grown consistently from around three or four a year in the early 90s to more than 20 a year in recent years and a tragic 40 deaths from opiates in 2017. In Cardiff the picture is similar, with as few as one death in 1994 and a peak of 24 deaths in 2016. Across Wales, the figures show the number of deaths rising steadily to 58 in 2000 and on to 158 in 2016. Although heroin is the most commonly … [Read more...] about The killer in our midst: Why are growing numbers dying from heroin?
PUBLISHED: 13:48 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:48 18 July 2018 Nikki Morris, deputy chief executive of the Big C. Archant Cancer kills more people in Norfolk than any other condition. Newly-released data from Public Health England has revealed that, of 6,796 deaths registered in the county, 1,913 people died from the disease in 2016, the most recent period for which data has been released. The disease was the most likely cause of death in most areas of Norfolk except north Norfolk, where people were more likely to die from circulatory diseases. Some 405 people died from conditions such as heart attacks in north Norfolk in 2016, representing 25.5pc of deaths - higher than the rate for England. Cancer death rates in the county are in line with the national rate of around 28pc, except in Norwich where it was slightly below at 26.9pc. But the number of people dying from cancer in Great Yarmouth rose, while everywhere else in the county it fell. Helen Rippon, chief executive of … [Read more...] about Cancer named as Norfolk’s biggest killer
Cancer kills more people in the Harborough district than any other condition. Newly-released data from Public Health England has revealed that, of 783 deaths registered, 239 people died from the disease in 2016, the most recent period for which data has been released.The number represents 30.5 per cent of the deaths in Harborough, although the proportion is down from 32.1 per cent in 2011.It is also higher than the rate for England, where 28 per cent of the deaths were caused by all cancers in 2016.Helen Rippon, Chief Executive of Worldwide Cancer Research, reckons the lower mortality rate from cancer in the country is a consequence of better tests and treatments, but there is still work to be done.She said: “Some types of cancer have benefitted incredibly from research, with a person’s chance of survival pushing upwards of 90%. Others have not fared as well and survival rates are still as low as they were in 1970. Historically, less funding has been given to some types of … [Read more...] about Cancer is biggest killer in Harborough district, figures reveal
Actor Johnny Depp hunts Notorious B.I.G.'s killer in the first trailer for City of Lies - the film based on the rapper's 1997 murder. In the movie, Depp portrays LAPD detective Russell Poole who was one of the lead investigators in the murder case of the rapper born Christopher Wallace. City of Lies is the latest movie to debunk the tragic drive-by-shooting that led to Wallace's death, and the trailer comes on what would have been the rapper's 46th birthday. Read more Biggie gets tribute in the US House of Representatives "A murder like that only goes unsolved if the police don't want to solve it," Depp's Poole says of the conspiracy claims that have surrounded Wallace's murder investigation. The description of the movie says: "LAPD detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) has spent years trying to solve his biggest case, but after two decades, the investigation remains open. 'Jack' Jackson (Forest Whitaker), a reporter desperate to … [Read more...] about Watch Johnny Depp search for Biggie’s killer in first ‘City of Lies’ trailer