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An elderly woman has died after a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Aberdeenshire. Police and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to a report of a fire in Nether Davah House on Golf Crescent, Inverurie. Emergency services said the fire, which broke out at 5.35pm on…
Care for mental health patients outside hospital has not improved over the last three years, a new survey suggests. In some areas, care for patients in the community in England has even deteriorated slightly, according to a large survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The poll of more than…
The squeeze on public spending and the drop in nurse numbers since 2010 has contributed to 120,000 unnecessary deaths in England, according to new research. There could be as many as 100 excess deaths a day from now on if the NHS does not get an urgent cash injection, a…
Two-thirds of women held at a controversial immigration removal centre are later released into the community, a watchdog report reveals. Inspectors said the finding raised questions about the justification for detaining them at Yarl's Wood in the first place. The facility near Bedford houses adult women and family groups, as…
Commuters are being urged to help prevent suicides on the rail network by striking up conversations with vulnerable people. A new campaign has been launched to promote the message that suicidal thoughts can be temporary and interrupted by a simple question. The Small Talk Saves Lives initiative commissioned a survey…
Vulnerable households across the UK are set to fork out an extra £400 million to UK energy firms after failing to gain assistance through an extended price cap, a new report shows. Ofgem data compiled by energy provider Bulb found that while the energy watchdog's prepayment price cap was extended…
Actor David Morrissey says the Syrian refugee resettlement programme "provides a lifeline" for people to rebuild their lives. The star, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), visited Lebanon, host to more then one million displaced Syrians, to see firsthand how the process…
Parenthood leaves many mothers and fathers feeling lonely or "cut off" from family and friends, according to a poll. As well as feeling isolated themselves, many parents worry that their children are suffering from loneliness, it suggests. Action for Children, which commissioned the survey, said that loneliness can have a…
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