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November 21, 2014

JOZI: NURSE SUSPENDED OVER NHS DIRECT BLUNDER

CLECKHEATON, WEST YORKSHIRE A nurse who called NHS Direct when a dying patient stopped breathing has been suspended for two months. Winifred Jozi was the sole nurse on duty during a night shift at Holme House Nursing Home in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire when the elderly woman died. At 5.45am on 5 December the patient was still alive when a healthcare assistant checked on her, describing her as ‘normal, content.’ Only 35 minutes later Jozi was called to his room when a different assistant found her ‘sleeping too well’, and cold and non-responsive to touch, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard.

 
November 21, 2014

BRAVO: EYE DOCTOR CLEARED OF SEXUAL BREAST CHECK

WATFORD; LONDON An eye doctor has been cleared of ‘insulting’ allegations that he performed an unnecessary breast check for his sexual gratification. Dr Patricio Pacheco Bravo examined the woman’s chest, underarm and breasts at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, in London after she arrived at A&E with an eye problem. It was alleged that the ophthalmologist unhooked the patient’s bra ‘before she knew what was happening’ and asked if she wanted him to look ‘down there’. But a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel found that the examination was clinically justified and cleared Dr Pacheco Bravo of any ‘sexually motivated’ behaviour.

 



 
November 21, 2014
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DISPUTE BETWEEN BLACK CAB DRIVERS AND TAXI FIRM UBER WILL GO TO HIGH COURT

CENTRAL LONDON The High Court is the ‘most appropriate venue’ to resolve a dispute between black taxi drivers and popular mini-cab operator Uber, a judge ruled today (FRI). Four minicab drivers are accused of breaking the rules governing vehicles-for-hire in London in a rare private prosecution, Westminster Magistrates Court heard. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association launched the litigation - a test case - alleging Uber drivers breach Section 11 of the Private Hire Vehicles (London) Act 1998. The association claims Uber illegally rely on a meter to calculate the cost of customers’ journeys.

 
November 21, 2014
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LISANI: COWARDLY KILLER WHO STABBED INNOCENT CITY WORKER AT CROWDED PUB JAILED FOR 23 YEARS

BOROUGH, SOUTHEAST LONDON A 'cowardly' killer who stabbed an innocent City worker to death outside a crowded pub in a bungled revenge attack was jailed for 23 years today (FRI). Aytach Lisani, 33, plunged a knife into the back of 34 year-old Christopher Foster in an alleyway in Borough, south London, after mistaking him for the intended target. Mr Foster, who worked for a law firm and was a single father to his four year-old daughter, had been enjoying a last drink with an old school friend when he was attacked from behind. He suffered catastrophic internal injuries and died an hour later in hospital.

 
November 21, 2014
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PYATT: PRINCE HARRY 'PROBABLY PINNED SUN STORIES UP ON HIS WALL'

WAPPING, EAST LONDON; WINDSOR, BERKS; BRENTWOOD, ESSEX Prince Harry would have pinned Sun stories about his army service to the wall of his barracks, a court heard today (fri). Jamie Pyatt, 51, reporter for the newspaper told Kingston Crown Court that articles such as 'Harry: Send Me Back to War' were 'fabulous.' The district reporter said stories about Harry's training at Sandhurst and tours in Afghanistan reflected well on the royal. 'It's a fabulous story, it reflects the great pride the nation has in Prince Harry,' Pyatt explained.

 
November 21, 2014
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THIPPADU: NURSE STRUCK OFF FOR CALLING PATIENT FAT

COBHAM, SURREY A nurse who left a patient in tears when she telling her: 'I hope I don't get as fat as you when I reach your age,' has been struck off. Maria Thippadu, a sister at St Georges Nursing home in Cobham, Surrey, regularly left patients with dementia and psychiatric issues unattended. One patient cut his head in a tumble and Thippadu ordered colleagues to turn him out of a chair, the Nursing and Midwifery Council heard. Staff nurse Victoria Rybinski told the panel: 'We assisted him to a chair and were caring for him.

 
November 21, 2014
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PARKER: TOP SUN REPORTER ACCUSED OF PAYING POLICE FOR DETAILS ABOUT CELEBS CLAIMS HE MADE PAYMENT 'IN GOOD FAITH'

TWICKENHAM; SITTINGBOURNE, KENT A top journalist at The Sun accused of paying a policeman for details about celebrities claims he made the payment 'in good faith' and did not know the funds were going to an officer, a court heard today (fri). Chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker, 53, is accused of paying Surrey police officer Alan Tierney, 42, for information about celebrities who had been arrested, the Old Bailey heard. The journalist is said to have handed over cash to the constable in return for details on former England captain John Terry's mother going on a shoplifting spree and Ronnie Wood assaulting his girlfriend in the street in Claygate. Parker allegedly routed the payment through Tierney's brother-in-law James Hewitt.

 
November 21, 2014

CULLEN: SOCIAL WORKER SUSPENDED AFTER ABUSING POLICE DURING ROW WITH NEIGHBOURS

DURHAM A social worker who was suspended after she abused police during a domestic dispute has been banned from the profession for another year. Melanie Cullen was verbally abusive towards officers who attended her home and lied about throwing a dustpan and brush into a neighbour's garden. She swore at the police in front of her children after a drunken dispute with her ex-partner escalated in the early hours of 4 June 2011. One year on the Health Care Professions Council ruled they had seen no new evidence to suggest Cullen had reflected on her shortcomings.

 
November 21, 2014
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ILL WILL TO (NEARLY) ALL MEN AT CHRISTMAS: HATE PREACHER CAN SET OUT HIS STALL IN TIME FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

CENTRAL LONDON Hate preacher Anjem Choudary can re-start his extremist recruitment stalls in time for Christmas, a judge ruled today (FRI). Senior District Judge Howard Riddle said ‘Da’wah’ stalls - believed to be responsible for radicalising young Muslims - have ‘an important religious function’. But Choudary, 47, along with a group of six associates, will be subjected to other tough police bail conditions until at least January 2015. Co-suspect Siddartha Dhar, 31, has already fled to Syria with his wife and four young children, Westminster Magistrates Court heard. Today (FRI), the judge refused to extend a ban on Choudary and his circle manning their Da’wah stalls beyond 18 December 2014.

 
November 21, 2014

BROWN: GP'S CAREER IS NOT 'BLEEDIN' DEMISED' AFTER AFFAIR WITH FELLOW PYTHON FAN

SWANSEA A married GP whose career was ‘just resting’ like the parrot in Monty Python sketch can return to work after he was banned over an affair with a patient who shared his love of the cult comedy show. Dr Richard Brown met the woman while working at the Uplands and Mumbles Surgery in Swansea and their relationship began a when they realised how much they had in common. The diabetic mother-of-three was suffering from depression but shared Brown's love of the 1960s mirth makers. The relationship ended when Brown's wife found a sex text and demanded he end the affair. But the patient failed to see the funny side when he told her their relationship had demised - and reported him to his partners.

 
November 21, 2014

ROWE: MILLIONIARE BOSS DENIES CHILD SEX OFFENCES

TADWORTH A company boss has denied a catalogue of historic child sex crimes against children as young as five. Derek Rowe, 67, faces a string of abuse allegations relating to one girl and two boys between 1970 and 1982. Rowe denied 19 child sex charges when he appeared in the dock at Southwark Crown Court. He is accused of four counts of indecent assault and one count of indecency with a child relating to a schoolboy who was between nine and 12 years old at the time of the alleged offences.


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