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The government is considering deploying the army to help ease possible strike disruption over Christmas, Conservative Party Chairman Nadhim Zahawi has confirmed. Mr Zahawi told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme that military personnel could be “driving ambulances” and working on UK borders under the proposals. The Conservative Party chairman also suggested that pharmacists
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A fourth child has been confirmed to have died from a Strep A infection. The death of Muhammad Ibrahim Ali, who was four, was announced by his school in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on 17 November. Health officials have now confirmed that he had invasive Group A streptococcus (iGas). A JustGiving page set up in his
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A black domestic abuse campaigner who was repeatedly asked where she “really came from” by Prince William’s godmother said she felt abused, verbally attacked and “trapped”. Ngozi Fulani, founder of the charity Sistah Space, works as an advocate for survivors of domestic abuse and described the exchange as a “violation”. “I was not giving the
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More than 10,000 ambulance workers have voted to strike in England and Wales, the GMB union has announced. It said: “No one in the health service takes strike action lightly – today shows just how desperate they are.” Paramedics, emergency care assistants, call handlers and other staff are set to walk out in nine trusts:
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