Tag Archives: The Independant

Most European doctors considering leaving UK due to Brexit, GMC reveals

Fifty-five per cent of European doctors working in the UK are thinking of leaving the country because of the Brexit vote, a survey by the General Medical Council (GMC) has found. The doctors’ disciplinary body surveyed 2,115 doctors from the European Economic Area (EEA), comprising the EU nations plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and found that 1,171 – 55 per cent – ...

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Katie Hopkins faces Jack Monroe lawsuit after allegedly accusing blogger of supporting WWII memorial vandalism

Jack Monroe has started libel proceedings against Katie Hopkins over tweets she claims caused “serious harm” to her reputation. Monroe, a food writer and poverty campaigner, is suing the controversial Mail Online columnist over a dispute which dates back to 2015. Monroe alleges Hopkins posted tweets which implied she defaced or condoned the damage of a war memorial and this ...

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19 things you should throw away immediately

There are few experiences more satisfying than throwing away junk you don’t need. No, that shiny Apple box will never be useful, and it’s better off recycled than sitting in the back of your closet. And no, you’re never going to peruse those old issues of Cosmo. Just let them go. Pare your life down to the essentials. Here are ...

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Theresa May's national security adviser Sir Mark Lyall Grant resigns after 'mansplaining' reports

Theresa May’s national security adviser has resigned after reports that colleagues in Downing Street are fed up with his “mansplaining”.  Sir Mark Lyall Grant is said to have been due to leave at the end of 2016 but agreed to stay in post after the resignation of Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s ambassador to the EU, to avoid giving the ...

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Andy Murray wins first singles match since shock Australian Open exit

Andy Murray brushed off the rust with a straight-sets win over Malek Jaziri in the opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships. The world number one was playing a singles match for the first time since his shock loss to Mischa Zverev in the fourth round of the Australian Open five weeks ago. He revealed ahead of the tournament ...

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Fines for using mobile phone while driving to double

Drivers caught using their mobile phone behind the wheel face tougher penalties from Wednesday. The fixed penalty for being caught using a handheld phone in the car will double to a £200 fine and six points on your licence from 1 March. First-time offenders will not be allowed to take a remedial training course. The Department for Transport (DfT) said ...

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A 26-year-old CEO and former Googler breaks down the worst job hunting advice 20-somethings get

If you’re a recent grad or a college senior, you may have been told to focus your job search. Cut down on the number of applications you send out and just hone in on three or four companies. Well, according to WayUp CEO Liz Wessel, that’s usually terrible advice. “I’ve definitely heard that young people are told by career services ...

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Castleford drop Rangi Chase for Super League derby after internal investigation

Former Man of Steel Rangi Chase has been dropped by Castleford for Thursday’s Super League derby with Leeds following an internal investigation. The Tigers have not divulged any details but the 30-year-old former England stand-off has never been far from controversy throughout his eight years in the British game. Castleford chief executive Steve Gill said: “Rangi was part of an ...

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Tunisia faces prospect of vicious cycle as tourism slumps and extremism rises

The decision by a coroner to clear the tour operators of neglect over the murders of 30 British tourists on a Tunisian beach two years ago has left the bereaved families dismayed. They are now suing the company, holding that it should have put more emphasis on Foreign Office travel advice for the country and ensured better security at the hotel where ...

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Jewish Museum in London evacuated over bomb threat

Children on a school trip were evacuated from the Jewish Museum in London after a bomb threat. Around 100 people, including parties from two school, were ushered out of the site in Camden at around midday after a peculiar phone call. A spokesman for the museum said the building was cleared “as a precaution following a security alert”. The spokesman ...

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