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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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Uber Eats cyclist pictured pedalling on M5 in Oldbury

Image copyright Adam Joyce Image caption The cyclist was pictured on the M5 motorway in Oldbury A cyclist carrying an Uber Eats backpack has been pictured pedalling along a motorway in the West Midlands. Watch Commander at Oldbury Fire, Adam Joyce, tweeted the image urging the company to “educate riders” so his team “aren’t lifting a HGV off them”. Mr Joyce said the man was cycling along the M5 in Oldbury, near junction 2, on Tuesday morning. Uber said it was investigating and that “the safety of customers, couriers and…

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Newborn planet pictured for first time

Image copyright ESO / A. Müller et al. Image caption The planet is visible to the right of its star, which has been obscured Astronomers have captured the image of a planet that’s still forming in the disk of gas and dust around its star. Researchers have long been on the hunt for a baby planet, and this is the first confirmed discovery of its kind. Young dwarf star PDS 70 is less than 10 million years old, and its planetary companion is thought to be between five and six…

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Newspaper headlines: ‘Doomsday’ and ‘Thorpe’s hitman’ pictured

Newspaper headlines: ‘Doomsday’ and ‘Thorpe’s hitman’ pictured By BBC News Staff Image caption A new development in the 40-year-old scandal surrounding former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe is splashed on the front page of the Mail on Sunday – as it claims to have tracked down the man supposedly hired to kill the politician’s gay ex-lover back in 1975. The paper carries a picture of what it says is Andrew Newton living in Surrey, though the photo – said to have been taken on Saturday – does not show his face.…

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