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Exclusive: workplace plan sent to ministers says deficit will rise rapidly from current 154,000 if current trends continue
The NHS in England needs a massive injection of homegrown doctors, nurses, GPs and dentists to avert a recruitment crisis that could leave it short of 571,000 staff, according to an internal document seen by the Guardian.
A long-awaited workforce plan produced by NHS England says the health service is already operating with 154,000 fewer full-time staff than it needs, and that number could balloon to 571,000 staff by 2036 on current trends.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 18:56:46 GMT
New Human Rights Watch head Tirana Hassan says UK’s plan to deport asylum seekers is ‘cheap politics’
The UK’s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda would “completely erode” Britain’s standing on the world stage, the new head of Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.
Tirana Hassan, who takes over as HRW’s executive director on Monday, also said other conservative governments in Europe were considering following Britain’s lead and looking at African states as an offshore dumping ground for asylum seekers, potentially dealing further blows to established refugee protections.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 15:07:58 GMT
Former chancellor boasted of his political career in hope of securing £10,000-a-day second job
Kwasi Kwarteng told representatives of a fake South Korean firm that he could introduce them to Boris Johnson – the “best campaigner you will ever see” – in the hope of securing a £10,000-a-day second job.
Kwarteng also indicated that Conservative whips would allow him to skip his parliamentary duties in order to further the interests of the fake firm, after apparently being duped by the campaign group Led By Donkeys.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 18:14:29 GMT
Residents say village of Wethersfield ‘in the middle of nowhere’ is not a suitable place for 1,500 men
An Essex council is seeking an urgent injunction against the Home Office to try to prevent plans to house asylum seekers on an airfield close to a small village.
Braintree district council confirmed it was taking legal action to try to prevent the Home Office moving 1,500 asylum seekers on to Wethersfield airfield at a public meeting in the north Essex village on Sunday afternoon. It has a population of 700 and residents say an airbase “in the middle of nowhere” is not suitable place to accommodate such a large number of male asylum seekers.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 17:26:28 GMT
Report says black children six times over-represented in strip-searches by police between 2018 and 2022
An official report accuses police of abusing their power to strip-search children, with black children much more likely than white children to be selected by officers for the ordeal.
Data collected by the office of the children’s commissioner found there were at least 2,847 recorded strip-searches of children pre-arrest across England and Wales between 2018 and 2022 under stop and search powers.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 12:44:15 GMT
Yacht impounded over alleged breach of far-right government’s new rules for rescue vessels
Italian authorities have detained a migrant rescue boat financed by the British street artist Banksy after it responded to a distress call in the central Mediterranean.
The vessel, painted in bright pink and named Louise Michel after a French feminist anarchist, was impounded in the port of Lampedusa on Sunday in relation to an alleged breach of new Italian rules for rescue boats operated by non-governmental organisations.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 17:54:47 GMT
Government’s post-Brexit funding U-turn comes too late for councils to allocate money to keep them running
Back-to-work schemes across England previously paid for by the EU are being forced to close and lay off staff, despite a last-minute rule change by the government aimed at allowing councils to fund them.
Michael Gove’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) wrote to local authorities last week giving them the green light to spend their shared prosperity fund (SPF) allocations on job schemes, from April.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 12:34:33 GMT
Ex-president insisted he wasn’t afraid of the investigation into hush money payments even as he lashed out at the case
Donald Trump repeatedly insisted Saturday night that he was not upset by expected criminal charges that might arise from the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into his role in paying hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels as he returned from a campaign rally in Waco, Texas.
But the manner of Trump’s responses to questions suggested worries about potential damage to his image, and he came across as someone angry that his good vibrations with his Make American Great Again base in Texas could be interrupted by the reality of a possible indictment as soon as this week.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 16:20:31 GMT
Jamie Driscoll says party should highlight work of mayors like him, Andy Burnham and Sadiq Khan
The Labour mayor for Newcastle and north Tyneside has accused the party of failing to capitalise on the success of its mayors across the country, saying the leadership is too focused on Westminster politics.
Jamie Driscoll, the mayor for the North of Tyne – an area that includes Newcastle, north Tyneside and Northumberland – told the Guardian he thought Labour were not doing enough to highlight the achievements of people like him, Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 14:50:37 GMT
Calculation based on leaked offer to staff that implies firm valued at $2obn compared with $44bn he bought it for
Twitter is worth less than half of what Elon Musk paid for it six months ago having lost more than $20bn (£16.4bn) in value, according to calculations based on a leaked memo from the billionaire.
Musk suggested in memo to the social media company’s staff that it is now valued at less than $20bn. This compares with the $44bn he paid for it in October 2022.Continue reading...
Sun, 26 Mar 2023 15:27:08 GMT
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LE MASSIF SPA
Envelop yourself in the energy and essences of the alpine woodland and succumb to true wellness with our exclusive selection of rituals and treatments.
The BIOAQUAM CIRCUIT includes indoor and outdoor jacuzzi (30 sqm), indoor and outdoor sauna, steam room, relaxation areas and spa buffet with infusions and detox snacks.
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The SECRETS OF THE FOREST, enchanting itineraries, with treatments inspired by thousands of years of Alpine wisdom and therapeutic, precious products sourced from mountain meadows and woods.
CERVO ROSSO STEAKHOUSE
The magical mood of the mountains tempts you to enjoy a glass of top-quality wine and meats infused with an unmistakeable grilled flavour. With us, traditional, authentic mountain flavours mean the best cuts of meat: an explosion of deliciousness that melts in the mouth.
The carefully curated wine list, the splendour of the surroundings and the distinctive service will engage your senses and fill your holidays with memorable experiences at table too.
Our restaurant is a journey through the authentic flavours of our mountain cuisine and traditional Mediterranean cooking.
Every day our chefs carefully prepare the best raw ingredients and proudly present the fresh pasta and desserts they have made in our kitchen with infinite passion and devotion. The carefully curated wine list, the splendour of the surroundings and the distinctive service will engage your senses and fill your holidays with memorable experiences at table too.
DEL GIGANTE BAR
Our hotel bar is named after the “Dente del Gigante”, or Giant’s Tooth, a mountain peak more than 4,000 metres tall in the northern section of the Mont Blanc massif. After a day out on the slopes or exploring the mountains, treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea, Italian aperitivo or glass of wine. Berni, our Bar Manager, is a real icon of Courmayeur Dolce Vita, don’t it miss it out.
LA LOGE DU MASSIF SKI LODGE
Is your private ski lodge on the slopes of Plan Checrouit
• Restaurant with indoor and outdoor areas
• Bar and après-ski
• 3 Terraces with 360° panoramic views on Mont Blanc glaciers
• Kids club (3-12 years)
• Ski concierge service and private ski-in/ski-out room with
heated lockers and direct access to the slopes.
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