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Police failures, soaring waiting lists, pool closures: one day’s news in Tory Britain

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Public opinion is moving only in one direction, jolted by each day’s worsening news. It is certainly not towards the ever-shrinking state offered by the two candidates in the Tory leadership race, as most voters reali...

Hospital waiting lists in England reach record high of 6.7 million

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The number of people in England waiting to start routine hospital treatment has risen to a record high. A total of 6.7 million people were waiting to start treatment at the end of June, NHS England said. This is up fr...

Ministers admit they will break NHS pledge on hospital waiting times

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Ministers have admitted a key NHS pledge to ensure that everyone who has been waiting at least two years for hospital care would be treated by last month has not been met. The then health secretary Sajid Javid made th...

Patients less satisfied with GPs as NHS waiting lists hit new high in England

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The number of people waiting for NHS treatment in England has increased every month for the past two years, reaching another record high of 6.6 million patients in May. It comes as the latest GP patient experience sur...

NHS England ‘set to eliminate two-year waiting lists’ by July

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NHS England is poised to “virtually eliminate” the list of those who have waited more than two years for treatment, its chief executive has said, as patients are given the option to be treated more quickly at hospital...

The Guardian view on ambulance waiting times: signs of a collapsing NHS

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This is a public service announcement: if you are one of the 5.6 million people in the West Midlands on 17 August, don’t have a heart attack or a stroke. The chances are that no one will arrive in an ambulance to help...

Record 6.5 million people waiting for NHS hospital treatment in England

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The number of people in England waiting to start routine hospital treatment has risen to a new record high. A total of 6.5 million people were waiting to start treatment at the end of April, NHS England said. This is ...

Kamala Harris calls for assault weapons ban: ‘We are not sitting around waiting’

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Kamala Harris called for a ban on assault weapons in the US and the passage of much-delayed gun control legislation after speaking on Saturday at a funeral for the oldest victim of the Buffalo mass shooting earlier th...

Texas police made ‘wrong decision’ waiting outside classroom, says official

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The head of the Texas department of public safety admitted on Friday afternoon that “of course it was the wrong decision” for armed police to wait for an extended period outside the classroom where the gunman in Tuesd...

The big picture: waiting on a road to nowhere in 1990s Czech Republic

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In 1993, the photographer Robin Graubard fell into conversation with a group of women in a park outside the UN building in New York. The women were talking about how no American paper was properly covering the war in ...

NHS waiting lists drive more Britons to pay for medical treatment

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Growing numbers of Britons are paying for private medical treatment because of the record delays people are facing trying to access NHS care, a report has revealed. They are using their own savings to pay for procedur...

Number of people on NHS waiting lists in England at record high

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The number of people in England waiting to start routine hospital treatment has risen to the highest level since records began 15 years ago, with A&E and ambulance waits also soaring amid high Covid rates, staff s...

Pizza Express waiting staff win back bigger slice of tips

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Pizza Express waiting staff have won back a bigger slice of their tips after a year-long campaign against a change that handed more to kitchen staff. The restaurant workers were forced to take action after their share...

Waiting for the enemy: inside Ukraine’s reserve army preparing to defend Kyiv – video

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Many civilians who remain in the Ukrainian capital have signed up to become military reservists, and are busy preparing the city for an expected ground attack by Russian forces. Student film-maker Volodymyr Yurchenko,...

NHS waiting times for cancer care in England now longest on record

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Waiting times for cancer care in England are the longest on record, the latest figures have revealed, forcing tens of thousands of patients every month to wait longer than they should to see a specialist or start trea...

I’ve been waiting 15 years for Facebook to die. I’m more hopeful than ever

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I’ve been praying for Facebook’s collapse ever since it attained liftoff. In a 2007 article, I predicted that “your creepy ex-co-workers will kill Facebook” by demanding to know why you won’t “friend” them, prompting ...

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