Shoulder surgeon may have put hundreds of patients at risk as decade of complaints revealed

Angela Glover underwent two operations by Mr Shah. It later emerged a screw had been inappropriately placed during the first procedure, the BBC reported. Her partner, Simon Roberts, said she was in “constant pain” and it has affected her mental health. He told the BBC: “Angela’s not confident to hold a baby and that’s very … Read more

Universities asked to explain ‘disadvantaged’ criteria for offers

Universities will be asked to explain how they judge whether someone is “disadvantaged” by the higher education regulator. The Office for Students is preparing to launch a consultation next week on new requirements for university “access and participation” plans which ask universities to explain measures they use to give more offers to poorer pupils. John … Read more

Botox could reduce depression and anxiety

Botox injections to stave off creases made by frowning and a furrowed brow may help alleviate some symptoms of depression, a study suggests. Botox is a common beauty treatment to alleviate wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles with the toxin from the Clostridium botulinum bacteria. It is also used for non-superficial medical needs, such as to … Read more

Keir Starmer accused of lacking the ‘fight’ to reverse Tory tax plans

Sir Keir also faces a backlash from MPs on the Labor Left at this year’s party conference, which began on Sunday in Liverpool. Richard Burgon, who sat in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet, said: “We must never take any voters for granted. When people are standing up to the policies of this government, we must stand … Read more

Britons now think it is ‘safe’ to vote Labour again, says Peter Mandelson

Lord Mandelson said that British politics was approaching a sea change which takes place every 30 years, when voters decide that the governing party has had its chance. He quoted James Callaghan, the former Labor prime minister, who said in 1979 that there were “times perhaps once every 30 years where there is a sea … Read more

Immigration must fall even as Britain pushes for growth, Liz Truss told

Ms Truss’s immigration review will consider whether changes need to be made to the shortage occupations list, which will allow key sectors to recruit more overseas staff. It could also endorse a loosening of the requirement to speak English in some sectors to enable more foreign workers into the country. Downing Street sources said the … Read more

Union boss threatens to bring Britain ‘to its knees’ and lead ‘millions’ on strike

A union boss has threatened to bring Britain to its knees this autumn by leading “millions” of workers on strike, as a split over pay disputes threatened to engulf Labour’s party conference. Mark Serwotka, the general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), said a coordinated mass walkout could cause “chaos” and succeed … Read more

‘We take everything Putin does seriously – he is a man without any scruples’

“There are things we were taking out of service in the land domain that we were going to replace. But that was out of service [in the] middle of the 2020s, new replacement at the end of the 2020s. But there are certain risks we can’t really take any more. And that’s why I wrote … Read more

Armed Forces to grow thanks to £52bn spending boost

Mr Wallace continued: “Without the change, we were heading to below 2 per cent. But on current forecast, that’s roughly a defense budget of £100 billion in 2029-30. We’re currently on £48 billion. So that’s the difference. In eight years, that’s a huge amount. “What we have to work through is how we get there. … Read more

Britain faces future with ‘white, privileged male’ as head of state, says Labour pressure group

Britain faces a “future with a white privileged male” as head of state for the next century, a Labor pressure group said on Saturday night. Labor for a Republic proceeded with a fringe event on the eve of the annual party conference in Liverpool, defying calls for them to cancel it after the death of … Read more