RCN leader Pat Cullen says 19% demand is just a ‘starting point’ and calls on government to meet it ‘halfway’ The Royal College of Nursing could be willing to accept a 10% pay rise, with the union’s leader calling on the government to meet it “halfway”. Pat Cullen, the union’s general secretary, said the RCN’s demand for a 19% rise – branded “unaffordable” by the government – is just a “starting point”. Continue reading… RCN
The Guardian - PPE gowns in £122m order ‘not safe for NHS use’
Summary of the front page
The Guardian says the government has accused a company linked to Conservative peer Michelle Mone of supplying defective gowns that could have compromised the safety of patients had they been used in the NHS.
PPE Medpro has previously defended its gowns and said they were made to the “correct specification”.
The front page features an image of writer Fay Weldon who has died at age 91.
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Nicholas Rossi, 35, says he is being taunted with John Denver song over his possible extradition to the US An alleged fugitive fighting extradition to the US is seeking to be freed on bail from a Scottish jail because fellow prisoners are taunting him by singing John Denver’s hit Leaving on a Jet Plane. Nicholas Rossi, 35, faces extradition to the US over charges of serious sexual assault in Utah, after he was arrested in
Essex police make two arrests after body parts of local 59-year-old discovered on New Year’s Eve Police have named the 59-year-old man whose remains were discovered in a pond in Essex. Essex police announced on Tuesday that the remains had been discovered in Oakwood Pond in Harlow on New Year’s Eve and were likely to have been there for weeks. Continue reading… Essex police make two arrests after body parts of local 59-year-old discovered on
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