More than 1,700 patients at risk over NHS mail blunder

More than 1,700 patients at risk over NHS mail blunder

At least 1,700 patients may have been harmed by an administrative blunder that saw thousands of patient records in NHS England put into storage. Officials said the number was likely to rise, as a third of the 700,000 cases identified had yet to be reviewed. Cancer test results, child protection notes and medication advice were among the notes that went missing. The National Audit Office also said there were serious questions to answer about the…

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Middle-aged workers 'spend more time sitting than pensioners'

Middle-aged workers 'spend more time sitting than pensioners'

Most middle-aged office workers now spend more time sitting down than pensioners, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found 45 to 54-year-old Scots spend on average 7.8 hours per weekday sitting down. That compares to 7.4 hours of sedentary time for the over-75s. Sedentary time is defined as time spent in any waking activity done while sitting, including working, eating, watching TV or time on a computer. The study group…

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Glastonbury pays bands 'less than 10%' of what they'd earn elsewhere

Glastonbury pays bands 'less than 10%' of what they'd earn elsewhere

When Katy Perry, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran take to the Pyramid Stage next week, they’ll get paid “less than 10%” of what they’d earn at other festivals. “We’re not in a situation where we’re able to just give people enormous amounts of money,” organiser Emily Eavis told BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt. “So we’re really grateful for the bands that we get, because they’re basically doing it for the love of it.” Headliners at other…

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A Pot that Knows How to Water Plants Better than You Do

A Pot that Knows How to Water Plants Better than You Do

Photos Credit: Parrot Let’s face it, not everyone is blessed with a green thumb, but potted plants can be such a great asset for a home. They help keep indoor air clean, add life to a room, and can play a huge part in a home’s decor. However, keeping a plant alive can be next to impossible for a lot of people that either don’t know how or for those that travel often and aren’t…

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Arsenal are further behind than Wenger thinks – Lineker

Arsenal are further behind than Wenger thinks – Lineker

Media playback is not supported on this device Arsenal are “a long way behind” their Premier League rivals and are likely to miss out on a Champions League place again next year, says Gary Lineker. Despite manager Arsene Wenger being set to sign a new two-year deal, ex-England striker Lineker’s views were echoed by former Gunners goalkeeper Bob Wilson. He believes Arsenal will struggle to attract quality players without the offer of elite European football….

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Kvitova 'on track' for Wimbledon less than seven months after stabbing

Kvitova 'on track' for Wimbledon less than seven months after stabbing

Petra Kvitova is “on track” to play at Wimbledon, less than seven months after suffering a career-threatening hand injury in a knife attack at her home. The 26-year-old, a two-time Wimbledon champion, was stabbed on 20 December by an intruder in her apartment in Prostejov in the Czech Republic. She could return at the French Open, which starts next week. A spokeswoman for Kvitova said the player would make a “last-minute decision” about competing in…

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Chris Cornell – so much more than a grunge star

Chris Cornell – so much more than a grunge star

Chris Cornell was one of the defining voices of grunge music – his bluesy, multi-octave voice becoming Soundgarden’s not-so-secret weapon. But he spent most of his teenage years a loner, afflicted by agoraphobia and anxiety, until rock music helped him overcome his uneasiness around others. In Soundgarden, he slowed the frenetic flammery of ’80s metal to a sombre crawl, earning the band comparisons to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Although they started out on Seattle’s…

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Nintendo Hopes You’ll Love the Switch So Much, You’ll Buy More Than One

Nintendo Hopes You’ll Love the Switch So Much, You’ll Buy More Than One

Back in the 1960s, Alka-Seltzer found an incredible way to double its sales volume. It involved no new products, no dramatic advertising campaigns, and no celebrity spokespeople or clever jingle. The company simply started showing two tablets dropping into water, rather than just one. This didn’t quite double sales, but it did send them soaring — and the rest, as they say, is history. Nintendo seems to be betting that it can sell the Switch…

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