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NHS outpatients service ‘stuck in the 18th Century’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There are 127 millon outpatient appointments every year The way hospitals in the UK run outpatient clinic appointments is stuck “in the 18th Century”, leading doctors say. Every year…

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Community service for A90 death crash driver

Image copyright Spindrift Image caption Craig Ross was convicted of causing death by careless driving A driver who claimed he was impaired by leaking gas in his van before a fatal crash in Aberdeenshire has…


Ex-civil service chief Sir Jeremy Heywood dies

Image copyright PA Sir Jeremy Heywood, former cabinet secretary and civil service head, has died of cancer aged 56, Downing Street has announced. Sir Jeremy was cabinet secretary from 2012 until 2018 and head of…


Artist draws British service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

Image copyright Sam Bailey Image caption Sam Bailey said she hopes her drawings “gives these conflicts an identity, a face” An art teacher has sketched every member of the British armed forces who lost their…


Stranraer rail service back in service after two months

Image copyright Google Image caption Limited train services between Stranraer and Ayr have been restored Trains are running between Stranraer and Ayr for the first time in two months after the service was suspended over…


Sir Jeremy Heywood steps down as civil service chief

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sir Jeremy, pictured here on the left of PM Theresa May in 2016 The UK’s top civil servant, Sir Jeremy Heywood, is stepping down to focus on his recovery…


‘Same old problems’ for Wales’ new £5bn rail service

Image copyright Twitter/Bez Image caption Transport For Wales took over the franchise from Arriva at the weekend Commuters have accused Wales’ new £5bn rail franchise of failing to improve services after more disruption. Passengers have…


Paddington station: ‘Near normal’ service after rail chaos

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPaddington station: Frustrated passengers amid rail chaos Rail passengers are being told a “near normal service” is likely to and from London Paddington during the morning rush…


Orkney islands could get first electric plane service

Image copyright Loganair Image caption Islander aircraft are currently used by Loganair for the service The air service which includes the shortest scheduled flight in the world could start to use electric-powered planes within three…


The NHS in numbers: What the service does in one day

The NHS is huge. It’s the world’s fifth-biggest employer and around 10% of government spending in the UK goes on it, so it’s easy to get bogged down by the numbers. So let’s break it…


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