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NHS BOSSES SPENT HALF OF AUTUMN STATEMENT CASH ON OUTSIDE SERVICES

Health chiefs spent around half of the £2 billion extra cash allocated in George Osborne’s pre-2015 election Autumn Statement on buying care from private and other non-NHS providers, an analysis has shown. The Health Foundation research for the Financial Times showed £901 million was spent on buying services from outside the health service in 2015/16 […]

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GOOGLE APOLOGY OVER EXTREMIST CONTENT ON YOU TUBE PLATFORM ‘DOES NOT GO FAR ENOUGH’

Google’s apology over Government adverts appearing alongside extremist content “doesn’t go far enough”, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee Yvette Cooper has said. The technology firm’s Matt Brittin had told a conference earlier on Monday that “I want to start by saying sorry” and that the company must “take responsibility” over the issue which […]

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UK BANKS INVOLVED IN MULTI-BILLION POUND RUSSIAN MONEY-LAUNDERING SCAM

Some of the UK’s top banks allegedly processed around £600 million in a multibillion-pound Russian money-laundering scam. High street names including HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays and Coutts are among those involved, The Guardian reported. More than £16 billion and maybe as much as £65 billion was moved out of Russia between 2010 […]

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RUPERT MURDOCH’S BID TO TAKE CONTROL OF SKY IS REFERRED TO THE REGULATOR

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has asked regulators to examine Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox’s takeover bid for Sky. In a statement to parliament, she told MPs that media regulator Ofcom and competition regulator, the CMA, would be asked to investigate the deal. 21st Century Fox is offering £11.7bn for the 61% stake in Sky it […]