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Birmingham college stabbing: Student dies in hospital

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption A 16-year-old boy was charged on Friday morning A 16-year-old boy has died, two days after he was stabbed in the chest near the college where he was a student. He was injured on Belgrave Road, outside Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in Highgate, Birmingham, at about 16:00 GMT on Wednesday. West Midlands Police said the boy’s life support system was switched off on Friday evening and he died in hospital with his family around him. A boy, 16, was charged with attempted…

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Tamworth hospital: Suspect, 43, held over George Bryan Centre fire

Image copyright Bradley Stokes Image caption All patients and staff have been transferred to other centres, police say A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a “severe” blaze broke at a mental health centre in Staffordshire. The 43-year-old, from Tamworth, was detained over the fire in the George Bryan Centre at the Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital in the town. There were no reports of casualties in the fire, which broke out at about 21:15 GMT on Monday. “All occupants and staff have been evacuated from the…

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Child’s death linked to Glasgow hospital pigeon infection

Image caption NHSGGC said an investigation was under way and control measures had been put in place An infection linked to pigeon droppings was a “contributing factor” in the death of a child at a Glasgow hospital, it has been confirmed. Scotland’s health secretary ordered a review of the design of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital after the deaths of two patients. The hospital has put infection control measures in place, and officials insist it is safe for patients and visitors. Jeane Freeman said there was an “absolute focus on…

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Gosport hospital deaths: Evidence ‘strong enough to bring charges’

Image caption Former Assistant Chief Constable Steve Watts said prosecutors decided not to proceed with the case There is “strong” evidence to bring criminal charges after the deaths of hundreds of patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, the detective who led an investigation believes. An inquiry in June last year found more than 450 patients died after being given “dangerous” levels of drugs. Dr Jane Barton, the GP at the centre of the scandal, prescribed strong opioid painkillers to elderly patients. Hampshire Constabulary previously investigated the hospital three times. No…

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Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

Image caption NHSGGC said an investigation is under way and a control measures have been put in place Two patients have died after contracting a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said an elderly patient died but from an unrelated cause. Another infected patient has also died but the factors contributing to the death are still being investigated. A non-public room, thought to contain machinery, was identified as a likely source. An investigation is under way. A NHSGGC spokesman…

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Ex-Formula One ace Niki Lauda out of hospital

FILE PHOTO: Niki Lauda poses at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger VIENNA (Reuters) – Formula One triple world champion and airline entrepreneur Niki Lauda has been released from hospital, the Vienna General Hospital said on Wednesday, after he was treated for influenza following a lung transplant five months ago. Lauda, a 69-year-old Austrian, had been holidaying in the Spanish island of Ibiza when he was flown to the hospital for treatment in early January. A hospital spokeswoman confirmed Lauda had left hospital on Wednesday, when…

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Maradona admitted to Argentine hospital for scheduled surgery

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Ascenso MX – Final Second Leg- San Luis v Dorados – Alfonso Lastras Stadium, San Luis Potosi, Mexico – December 2, 2018 Dorados coach Diego Maradona arrives at Alfonso Lastras stadium REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Diego Maradona was admitted to a clinic in Buenos Aires on Saturday to undergo a scheduled procedure due to stomach bleeding, a source close to the former Argentine soccer player told Reuters. Maradona, 58, was diagnosed with a health problem in early January during routine exams performed…

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Massachusetts man gets 10 years in prison for hospital cyberattack

BOSTON (Reuters) – A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for carrying out a cyberattack on a hospital on behalf of the hacking activist group Anonymous to protest the treatment of a teenager in a high-profile custody dispute. FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer keyboard in this illustration picture February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo Martin Gottesfeld, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton in Boston nearly three years after he was rescued from a disabled powerboat off the…

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Niki Lauda: Former F1 world champion back in hospital five months after lung transplant

Lauda had double lung transplant in August Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with influenza, five months after having a lung transplant. Is is understood doctors are taking every precaution given the serious nature of Lauda’s surgery. Austrian Lauda, 69, was given his transplant in August after doctors found he had “severe lung disease”. Doctors said after the transplant that he would have had between three and seven days to live without the surgery. Lauda, a Mercedes F1 non-executive chairman, has legendary status in…

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Austrian racing car legend Lauda back in hospital after lung transplant

FILE PHOTO: Niki Lauda poses aboard a Laudamotion Airbus A320 plane in Vienna, Austria, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger ZURICH (Reuters) – Former Formula One champion Niki Lauda is in hospital in Vienna with the flu, five months after undergoing a lung transplant, Austrian media sites reported on Sunday. Lauda, 69, an Austrian, was flown in early January from the Spanish island of Ibiza where he had been vacationing to a hospital in the Austrian capital, the publication Oesterreich reported on its website. Oesterreich reported that Lauda was in the…

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