The health watchdog - Care Quality Commission (CQC) - has had plenty to keep it busy so far this year, inspecting care homes in Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The CQC send in inspectors to make sure the accommodation and staff provide residents with a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led service. They then give the care homes ratings of either: outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate. Throughout 2019 we will publish the results of each care home whose inspection result was published, along with what the experts had to say. Here are the ratings and reports for GP surgeries in the region published in January, February and March: Berkeley House - Good Address: Cuerden Developments Limited, Berkeley House, Ellesmere Road, Wigan, WN5 9LA Report published: 1 January Overall rating: Good Safe: Good Effective: Good Caring: Outstanding Responsive: Good Well-led: Good What the inspectors had to say: "People living at the home … [Read more...] about Every care home inspection rating for Greater Manchester published in 2019
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University students have been hit hardest by price rises since 2010 with the cost of tuition fees surging 161 per cent, according to the Bank of England. It has published a long list of items, highlighting whether they have fallen or risen in price in the last nine years. Thanks to changes by successive governments that more than trebled the maximum that universities could charge to £9,250, fees are the item that have risen the most in price since 2010. That came after then Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg made a u-turn on his promise to scrap tuition fees when he went into power with the Conservative party as part of a Coalition. Up up and away: Tuition fees for students have risen by more than 160% since the start of this decade thanks to govt policy and inflation - but who else has been hardest hit by inflation? The data is published by a team at the Bank who collect around 180,000 prices of 700 items to work out how much costs have increased. … [Read more...] about Inflation league: Items that have risen most in price since 2010
In a bid to control the internet of the future, some say a kind of digital iron curtain is descending. The United States is on one side, while on the other there's China. Other countries are lining up, too. "There's a divide, it's not as simple as black and white, left or right," explains Adrian Lovett, president and CEO of The Web Foundation. "There's an original internet that's based on openness and permissionless space, which is associated with the pioneers of the internet; there's a European internet emerging, which has some of those features but elevates a focus on privacy and protection of individual citizens - perhaps at the cost of innovation; and there's a Chinese model, which is not only restricted to China, where the emphasis is on surveillance and social cohesion within that." "For the first time, more than half the world is online, and the other half are not. So there's a real problem for the 3.5 billion people who don't have access to the internet at all. We … [Read more...] about 5G economics: Is the Internet in danger of splitting?
The words ‘Russian,’ ‘hacker’ and ‘US president’ are usually saved for stories on alleged election interference, but fraudsters have targeted UFC star Alexander Volkov’s Twitter, bizarrely turning it into a shrine to Barack Obama. Moscow-based heavyweight Volkov most recently starred on the fight card of compatriot Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC lightweight title defense against Conor McGregor in October, losing in a stunning KO to Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis. READ MORE: Derrick Lewis stuns Alexander Volkov with late KO Tweeting in anticipation of that bout, Volkov, who boasts an MMA record of 30 wins and seven losses, posted a mock-up fight poster of himself wearing the traditional Russian ‘ushanka’ hat alongside Lewis in similar-style headgear. That humorous tweet seems to be the last before a violation of Volkov’s verified account, when online tricksters gained access and retweeted posts from the … [Read more...] about Russian UFC fighter’s Twitter account gets hacked to retweet Obama (PHOTOS)
MPs are holding a string of crucial votes on Brexit that will plot the way forward just 59 days before Britain leaves the EU. Theresa May is trying to salvage her stricken premiership with a vote to RE-OPEN EU talks over her 585-page Brexit deal. Her shock bid, designed to revise the 'Irish backstop', comes despite Brussels repeatedly saying they won't restart talks. Two weeks after her deal suffered a record defeat, Mrs May told MPs it was obvious what they don't want - but they must "send an emphatic message about what we DO want". Yet MPs look set to DELAY Brexit in a separate vote tonight which will be backed by Labour. In all MPs will vote on up to 7 amendments from 7pm - read our guide to them here. Elsewhere the NHS cancelled a blood drive for fears of no deal traffic in Dover, and warned UK pensioners, students and tourists abroad they will lose their right to free healthcare. Follow live updates from the debate below or watch on the video stream above. Read More Latest Brexit … [Read more...] about Live updates as MPs hold key votes on Brexit