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Labour complains to press regulator about wreath-laying row
Featured, United Kingdom

Labour complains to press regulator about wreath-laying row

    The Labour party has made a formal complain to the press regulator over recent coverage of Jeremy Corbyn's attendance at a wreath-laying memorial in Tunisia. The pictures of the 2014 ceremony prompted an international row after the Daily Mail claimed that they showed Corbyn laying a wreath close to the grave of people linked to a terror attack. But the Labour leader has insisted he attended the service in honour of the innocent people killed in an Israeli air strike in 1985. In an unusual step, the party put forward a formal complaint to Ipso, the independent press regulator in the UK, over the coverage of the incident in recent weeks. The Guardian reports that the complaint named the Daily Mail, Sun, Times, Telegraph, Express and Metro and accused them of misrepr...
NHS nurse 30 killed herself after being sworn at and bullied at work
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NHS nurse 30 killed herself after being sworn at and bullied at work

    Rhian Collins An NHS nurse hanged herself after being bullied by colleagues, an inquest heard. Rhian Collins, 30, was allegedly sworn at and picked on by fellow staff at a mental health hospital where she worked. She told her family her colleagues made her life 'very difficult' and would give her the worst night shifts. At an inquest into her death, investigating officer Sergeant Nia Lambley said: 'She was having issues at work. She was being sworn at, bullied and believed she was continually given the worst shifts on the ward. This lead to her becoming obsessed with her appearance and she would go to the gym four times a day. The family told police Miss Collins was struggling to cope with the 'stress and unsociable hours' and was looking to get a new job. She w...
Fury as bridge fear ignored
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Fury as bridge fear ignored

    A now-deleted statement on the party's website from 2013 argues against a project to improve Genoa's highways including the bridge saying those who backed the plan showed 'an embarrassing lack of critical sense. The plan is an obsolete idea with exorbitant costs that, in the end, would fall entirely on citizens who would have to deal with a decade of building works and disruption, the statement says. Money would be better spent creating a separate bridge for trucks and investing in public transport to convince people to stop using their cars, the party argued. Repair work was eventually carried out on the bridge in 2016 but plans to rebuild it were shelved amid fears it would be too disruptive to locals. The bridge collapsed on Tuesday morning killing at least 38 ...