The Difference Between a Travel Alert and a Travel Warning – Lifehacker

The Difference Between a Travel Alert and a Travel Warning – Lifehacker

The US State Department issues travel “alerts” and travel “warnings” all the time for various countries, and you should definitely check them out before planning an international trip. Travel warnings and travel alerts can both affect your plans, but they do so in different ways. Here’s how. Travel warnings are in place for a longer […]






GCSEs: NI pupils outperform rest of UK in A*-C grades – BBC News

GCSEs: NI pupils outperform rest of UK in A*-C grades – BBC News

Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption GCSE students celebrated their exam results at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI) on Thursday morning Pupils in Northern Ireland have outperformed those in the rest of the UK in terms of A*-C grades at GCSE. About 30,000 local students received their 2016 exam results on Thursday. Overall, the number […]






UK Lawmakers Blast Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter As ‘Recruiting Platforms for Terrorism’ – Fortune

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube should hire more people to monitor hate speech and material inciting violence as well as putting staff in police operation centers to remove offending posts faster, British lawmakers said. In a report released on Thursday by parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee, lawmakers said major internet firms were “consciously failing” to stop […]






UK Weather: Bank Holiday getaway hit by rain, lightning and thunder – Daily Mail

UK Weather: Bank Holiday getaway hit by rain, lightning and thunder – Daily Mail

Motorists were stranded in extraordinary 19-mile tailbacks today ahead of the Bank Holiday getaway as part of a motorway was shut while police negotiated with a woman on a bridge before arresting her. The M5 was closed in both directions between Junctions 26 and 27 near Wellington shortly before 11am, and Highways England said traffic […]






Warnings despite upturn in NHS finances

Warnings despite upturn in NHS finances

Health bosses are warning the NHS in England is still in a precarious position despite an upturn in its financial performance in recent months. Last year NHS trusts recorded their biggest ever overspend, but accounts for the first quarter of 2016-17 suggest they have started getting their finances back on track. A deficit of £461m […]






‘Unsafe’ Stafford hospital A&E closed to children

‘Unsafe’ Stafford hospital A&E closed to children

Image caption Stafford County Hospital’s accident and emergency service for children closed at 10:00 BST on Thursday Children’s accident and emergency services at a scandal-hit hospital have been suspended after senior staff said it was “not clinically safe”. A shortage of staff with the right specialist training at Stafford’s County Hospital had forced the closure […]






Barbecued rare burgers ‘pose food poisoning risk’

Barbecued rare burgers ‘pose food poisoning risk’

Image copyright rez-art/ Thinkstock The Food Standards Agency is warning people not to eat burgers that are pink in the middle, to avoid the risk of food poisoning at summer barbecues. It says cases of food poisoning double in summer months – in part due to undercooked meat. Officials say burgers must be cooked until […]






Rotavirus infections ‘greatly reduced’ since vaccine

Rotavirus infections ‘greatly reduced’ since vaccine

Image copyright DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Rotavirus infections fell by 84% in England since a vaccine for babies was introduced in 2013, figures from Public Health England suggest. Recorded cases dropped from an average of 14,510 a year in the decade before the vaccine was introduced to just 2,287 between July 2015 and June […]