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July 21, 2018 8:00 AM Three peaks challenge helps hospice

A TECHNOLOGY company has raised £13,000 for Havens Hospice after taking on the national Three Peaks Challenge. 16 staff members from Utilize Plc climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in less than 24 hours, in support of the hospice which has been named as their charity partner for the next three years. Guy Hocking, group managing director for the company 7

July 20, 2018 3:18 PM Five million Facebookers viewed Ironman UK online

Almost 10 hours of live broadcasting gave extensive coverage of the event, which saw thousands of athletes and spectators take over Bolton at the weekend for the town’s tenth Ironman UK spectacular. Around 2,500 competitors swam, cycled and ran in the epic challenge, finishing in Bolton town centre on Victoria Square, on Sunday, July 15. This year, athletes 7

July 20, 2018 3:04 AM Old favourites return in trailer for Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul

Old favourites made an appearance in a trailer for the upcoming season of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul. The show follows the exploits of down on his luck lawyer Jimmy McGill, better known to Breaking Bad fans as Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. The trailer for season four was shown during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con and begins with a scene 7

July 19, 2018 9:04 AM REVEALED: 1,200 avoidable deaths in Swindon since 2014

Data from the Department of Health and Social Care shows between 2014 and 2016, more than 1,207 people’s deaths were deemed avoidable. Statisticians believe they could have been treated by doctors or their deaths could have been prevented by public health measures, such as anti-smoking campaigns. Of the 1,207 avoidable deaths in 2014-2016, 729 were men and 478 were women 3

July 18, 2018 11:00 AM Police urge public to be wary after man attempts to photograph toddler in Promenade Park

POLICE have encouraged parents to be alert after reports a man attempted to take photos of a toddler in Promenade Park. Police say the incident, reported by a dad from Southend, is being treated as “isolated” but encouraged people to be alert. A spokesman for Essex Police said: “This was reported to have happened at around 4.45pm and was reported to us at 6.32pm on July 15. “The man was challenged 6

July 15, 2018 10:36 AM Seasons Scaffolding decided to celebrate England's World Cup heroics in a colourful way

But as England headed into their final game against Belgium on Saturday which they lost 2-0, the scaffolding company added our opponent’s colours to the eight-storey block of flats. Steve Eason, director of Seasons Scaffolding, said: “We still had third place and a bronze medal to play for, which I think a lot of people were forgetting. “They have done us proud 11

July 12, 2018 2:27 PM Maidstone Hospital opens new Marks and Spencer food store

A luxury menu is now available to patients and visitors at a hospital thanks to the opening of a new Marks and Spencer store. Maidstone Hospital opened its doors to a brand new M&S Simply Food store earlier today. The retailer, opened in partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland can be found in the main entrance concourse of the hospital, and stocks 7

July 12, 2018 4:15 AM GWH looking at £13m blackhole

Just three months into its new budget year Great Western Hospital is looking at a deficit of more than £13m by the end of March 2019. And bosses at the trust that runs the hospital have been told that patient demand, and covering staff vacancies with agency staff and locum doctors is hitting the budget hard. Karen Johnson, director of finance at the NHS trust 10

July 11, 2018 11:15 AM BBC pay: On-air salaries revealed 2017-18 FULL LIST

BBC pay packets have been revealed for 2017-2018. Speaking at a press conference, BBC Director-General Tony Hall said: "It's not a 60/40 gender pay gap, I'm saying that of the figures of men versus women, who are now paid over £150,000 a year, you've got 60% men and 40% women. "I'm focusing on that because these things take time and to begin to change 10

July 10, 2018 4:07 PM Amesbury novichok victim Charlie Rowley conscious but 'not out of the woods yet'

Novichok victim Charlie Rowley has made a "small but significant" improvement, according to those treating him in Salisbury. Charlie Rowley is now conscious, but is in a critical but stable condition, Salisbury District Hospital has said. Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing at the hospital, said on Tuesday: "We have seen a small but significant improvement 7