Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News

Is there institutional racism in mental health care? – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEche explains how he was Tasered when sectioned under the Mental Health Act Black people are being failed by the UK's mental health services because of "institutional racism", it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it?When Eche Ogbuono, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been taken to a safe environment - usually a hospital - for a medical assessment.Instead,

Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove – BBC News

Listen to review bodies on public sector pay, says Gove – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGove's quick-fire answers on the Andrew Marr show - Brexit and his return to the cabinet The government should listen to review bodies' recommendations for public sector pay, Michael Gove has said.His comments come as the prime minister and chancellor face increasing pressure from ministers and backbenchers to end the 1% public sector pay cap.The environment secretary did not call directly for the cap to be lifted but said ministers should

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement – BBC News
"Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations," he said.The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it "for some time".The London Fisheries Convention sits alongside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which allows all European countries access between 12 and 200 nautical miles of the UK and sets quotas for how much fish nations can catch.The relationship between the UK and Ireland is further governed

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say – BBC News

Conservatives must ‘change hard’ to win over young voters, Damian Green to say – BBC News
Speaking at the Bright Blue liberal conservative think-tank's conference, Mr Green will discuss a new "city Conservativism" to woo young, metropolitan voters.Devolution of powerThis will involve highlighting existing Tory policies to build 1.5 million homes by 2022 and the devolution of power to British cities."I am not standing here and saying all we need to do is keep calm and carry on," he will say."We need to think hard, work hard and change hard."We need to show how Conservative

China refuses cancer treatment abroad for Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo

China refuses cancer treatment abroad for Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo
Beijing (CNN)Nobel prize winning Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has been refused permission to travel overseas to receive cancer treatment.His case has come under an international spotlight amid allegations from his supporters that he had become gravely ill because his cancer wasn't treated in prison. In a statement released Wednesday, Shenyang authorities appeared to attempt to dispel this speculation, saying his cancer was diagnosed less than a month ago, on June 7, after a routine check-up found unusual symptoms on

How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News

How Harry Potter enchanted the world – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat JK Rowling said about first Harry Potter book in 1997 Can you believe it's 20 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone? Joanne Rowling, as she was known then, dreamed up the story of the bespectacled boy wizard on a train trip between London and Manchester. She finished the manuscript in 1995, writing much of it in cafes in Edinburgh while her baby from her first

Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’

Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare to Kind ‘Kimmel Test’
Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they cant afford it. Cassidy himself first coined what he called theJimmy Kimmel test in early May during a CNN interview when asked about caps on insurance coverage in Trumpcare. Cassidy said in his latest interview Sunday on CBS that he hasnt yet decided how

‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control
(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they'll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. Without easy access to birth control, Ariana became pregnant at 15. A doctor tried to convince her to have an abortion, saying she was one of countless teen moms he'd seen just that week. "He said it would be better for me, and we could

China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues
(CNN)Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China.The missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture's government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Landslides' causes are complicated and could include rain and unstable rock masses, an official from China's Ministry of Land and Resources told CCTV."In this landslide, we feel

Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote
(CNN)Democrats, don't lose your mind and your motivation over Jon Ossoff's defeat in GA-06.In 2010, the special election to fill the seat of Democrat John Murtha, a member who had held his seat in southwestern Pennsylvania for 36 years, was seen as a major test for both parties. And when it was over many Democrats breathed a sigh of relief that the party had overcome attack ads on issues ranging from Obamacare to Nancy Pelosi. But Republicans knew the

Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan
The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been

Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

In it, there are no promises of humanity no assurances of justice no unbreakable bond of truth. There is but one king: popularity (and more plainly, profit). Entertainment media is just as vapid, vacuous, and apathetic as its creators certainly, as much as its viewers which is to say, it is naive to expect the industry to drift naturally toward some sort of moral center. It will not. It has not. And always, progress is wrought through a begrudging,

House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

(CNN)House and Senate investigators fired off a series of requests after former FBI Director James Comey's testimony, seeking memos of his private discussions with President Donald Trump and any records the White House kept of their discussion -- including audio recordings.The leaders of the Senate judiciary's probe sent Richman the request Thursday and asked he provide it by Friday. A source familiar with the matter said Richman has been in touch with Senate judiciary through special counsel Bob Mueller's

Brad Pitt Forecasts ‘No Future’ Thanks To Trump

Comedian Jim Jefferies closed out the debut of The Jim Jefferies Show on Tuesday by throwing it to his weather man. The mystery weather man was supposedly there to address Trump announcing the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreementand the environmental impact we can expect. Pitt, posing as a weather man in front of a very red-looking map of the world, motioned to everywhere, saying, Things are going to be getting warmer in this area here

Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News
Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip Prime Minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy "quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland". It may be worth remembering that the prime minister studied Geography at Oxford University.And while it's