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Wales’ World Cup hopes hanging by a thread after crushing late defeat to Iran

Wales’ World Cup hopes hanging by a thread after crushing late defeat to Iran

Substitute Rouzbeh Cheshmi and Rezaeian Ramin struck in stoppage time to secure only Iran’s third World Cup victory and one they fully merited at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Doha. Robert Page’s players had described this as a must-win game after drawing against the United States, but Wales were second-best throughout and lost goalkeeper …

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Government to criminalise ‘downblousing’ and sharing of pornographic deepfakes

Government to criminalise ‘downblousing’ and sharing of pornographic deepfakes

An amendment to the Online Safety Bill means police and prosecutors will be given more power to bring the “vile” abusers to justice. Those who share “deepfakes” – explicit images or videos which have been manipulated to look like someone without their consent- could be jailed under the proposed changes. The Ministry of Justice will …

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Royal Mail workers and university lecturers continue industrial action on Friday

Royal Mail workers and university lecturers continue industrial action on Friday

Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and University and College Union (UCU) walked out on Thursday for 48 hours, with more action planned in the coming weeks. Picket lines were again mounted outside universities and Royal Mail centres across the country on Black Friday- one of the busiest shopping days of the year. UCU …

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Nurses to strike next month over pay after talks offer is rejected

Nurses to strike next month over pay after talks offer is rejected

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announced its members will stage their first ever national walk out on December 15 and 20. The RCN said it was calling strikes after the UK Government turned down its offer of formal, detailed negotiations as an alternative to industrial action. The strikes will take place in England, Wales …

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Government talks ‘positive’ says Lynch but RMT ‘no closer’ to calling off strikes

Government talks ‘positive’ says Lynch but RMT ‘no closer’ to calling off strikes

Rail union chief Mick Lynch has reflected on “positive” talks with the Transport Secretary ahead of a fresh round of rail strikes – but warned “warm words” are not enough to bring about a resolution. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) general secretary said Mark Harper had agreed to set out in writing how …

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Report into Logan Mwangi murder uncovers ‘systemic’ child safeguarding issues

Report into Logan Mwangi murder uncovers ‘systemic’ child safeguarding issues

A report into the murder of a five-year-old boy has identified what it believes may be “systemic” issues with safeguarding children, including a failure to report injuries he suffered months before his death. Logan Mwangi was fatally attacked in his home in Llansantffraid, Sarn, Bridgend, before his body was left in the nearby River Ogmore in …

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Perth and Kinross Council Unveil New Animal Sculpture Trail as Part of St Andrew’s Day Celebrations

Perth’s Winter Festival continues this weekend with a festive feast of St Andrew’s Day Celebrations and the unveiling of a new animal sculpture trail around the city centre. The St Andrew’s Celebrations will kick off on Saturday at 12 noon with a stage positioned on Mill Street and a variety of Musical performances. Once the …

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GPs carry out record amount of appointments while family doctor numbers drop

GPs carry out record amount of appointments while family doctor numbers drop

GPs carried out record numbers of appointments in England in October with the highest proportion of patients being seen face to face since the start of the pandemic, new figures show, Data from NHS Digital shows that 32.0 million appointments were carried out that month, the highest number in records going back to November 2017. …

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GP practices could be named and shamed as appointment ‘league tables’ published

GP practices could be named and shamed as appointment ‘league tables’ published

Data will be published on Thursday setting out how many appointments each practice in England is delivering and the length of time it takes to be seen. The Government said the statistics, which will be published on the NHS Digital website, would help patients make “more informed choices” about the practice they choose. It will …

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