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Clinical waste ‘backlog’ pictured at North Lanarkshire health centres

Image caption The waste was piled on top of containers at health centres in Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld Photographs showing bags of clinical waste piled at three health centres in North Lanarkshire have been posted on social media. The images – from Coatbridge, Kilsyth and Cumbernauld – showed bags of waste on top of large waste containers. It comes after the collapse of the firm Healthcare Environmental Services (HES), which had previously processed clinical waste across Scotland. NHS Lanarkshire said the waste had since been removed and posed no risk.…

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Sexual assault forensics centres failing some victims

Image copyright Thinkstock Young victims of sexual assault are not being forensically examined within a critical time period at some privately run referral centres, a BBC investigation has found. Doctors also told the BBC they had seen cases of incorrect recordings of injuries and evidence contamination. Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove said the “failings” were “shocking”. NHS England – who jointly commissions services – said it had not been made aware of the concerns. Following a sexual assault, victims are taken to sexual assault referral centres [SARCs] to be forensically examined.…

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Raids mounted on fake Indian tech support centres

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bogus support calls typically claim to find problems with Microsoft Windows More than 50 people have been arrested in India for their alleged involvement in fake security warning scams. The New York Times said that Delhi police made the arrests during raids on 26 call centres linked to the scams. Software giant Microsoft helped police trace who was behind the large-scale operations. It said it received more than 11,000 calls per month about fake security warnings and that many people lost significant sums…

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More than 200 UK shopping centres ‘in crisis’

Image copyright Jack Alford Image caption The crisis comes in a climate during which several high street retailers have fallen into administration More than 200 UK shopping centres are in danger of falling into administration, experts are warning. Analyst Nelson Blackley said the demise of “major anchor stores” such as BHS and Toys R Us, and the rise of online retail, had caused a “downward spiral”. Many of the at-risk centres are owned by US private equity firms under deals that will need refinancing. “If centres close, particularly in small…

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Quiz of the Week: Which reality TV show was tried in job centres?

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world during the past seven days? If you cannot see the quiz, click here. If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here. Picture credits: Getty Images Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Source link

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