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Day: July 23, 2017

I never promised to write off student debt while election time: Jeremy Corbyn
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

I never promised to write off student debt while election time: Jeremy Corbyn

    has insisted he did not promise to write off student debt as he campaigned for the youth vote in the general election. The Labour leader has faced claims he used students as election fodder by indicating he would wipe out the sums they owed for their education. During the run-up to the June 8 vote, Mr Corbyn said he wanted to look at ways to reduce, ameliorate, lengthen the period of paying it off or some other means of reducing that debt burden. In the interview with NME, he added: And I don’t see why those that had the historical misfortune to be at university during the £9,000 period should be burdened excessively compared to those that went before or those that come after. I will deal with it. Mr Corbyn said the comments had not been a commitment to erase student debt ...
PM Theresa May to quit by Christmas: Tory MP
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

PM Theresa May to quit by Christmas: Tory MP

    Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May could face demands to quit by MPs from her Conservative Party. Grassroots members of the Conservative Party have called for Theresa May to quit by Christmas as dissenters eye David Davis as a possible replacement for the Prime Minister. A survey seen by The Observerfound the majority of Tory members either could not choose a successor to Ms May, supporting the belief of many commentators that a relative unknown could step out of the party’s shadows to become leader. The majority of those surveyed do not want Ms May to stand down, with just 22 per cent calling on her to quit and 71 per cent saying she should stay on as leader, fearful of the possibility of a general election. Our most-read, most-interesting, most-important stories of the...
How to avoid the attack of the clones to the ATM
ENGLISH, Technology

How to avoid the attack of the clones to the ATM

    Card cloning is one of the more infuriating annoyances of the 21st century. Gone are the days of losing your wallet and having to worry if some nefarious individual picks it up before you can cancel your card. Now, your plastic can be safely tucked in your pocket while someone runs riot with your bank account. The technology is startlingly simple, cheap to operate and (most of the time) almost invisible to the untrained eye. Explained simply; a small card scanning device is added to the card slot of an ATM. This typically resembles the regular card slot to not arouse suspicion. When you slide your card past it, you're in fact sliding it through a counterfeit reader, which scans the information for storage or transmission via Bluetooth/Wireless to someone nearby. To gain fu...
Becoming new Nurses would help shortage in east London’s Hospitals
ENGLISH, London

Becoming new Nurses would help shortage in east London’s Hospitals

    A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals. Last year, a report by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) revealed that there were more than 1,044 vacant nursing posts at the Barts Health NHS Trust, which includes Mile End, Whipps Cross, Newham University and Royal London hospitals, and 333 at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust. It is hoped that a new three-year adult nursing degree at the University of East London will help local people to take up these jobs. Charmagne Barnes, Dean of UEL’s School of Health, Sport and Bioscience, said the programme would be important not just to the university but to the community of east London as a whole. Ms Barnes, herself a qualified nurse, said that the area was not...
A young man death in the Dalston area of East London was chased by police
ENGLISH, London

A young man death in the Dalston area of East London was chased by police

    A 20-year-old man has died after being chased by police and apprehended in a shop in east London. A Metropolitan Police officer pursued the man on foot after they attempted to stop a car in Kingsland Road at 1.45am on Saturday, the force said. The man went into a shop where he was seen trying to swallow an object, Scotland Yard confirmed. A spokesman said: The man entered a shop in Kingsland Road, where he was seen to be trying to swallow an object. The officer intervened and sought to prevent the man from harming himself, but he was then taken ill. CCTV footage posted on social media under the hashtag #justiceforRash appears to show officers restraining a young man inside a shop. A spokeswoman for the Independent Police Complaints Commission confirmed the video is linked ...