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Self-described anarchist gets 10 years in Ohio bridge bombing plot

By Kim Palmer AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - A self-described anarchist found guilty of conspiring to destroy a bridge that runs through a park 30 miles south of Cleveland was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday. Joshua Stafford was the only one of five defendants in the bombing plot to take his case to trial. The 24-year-old acted as his own attorney, and called only himself as a witness, during the three-day federal trial in Akron in June.

British minister warns on 'gagging clauses' in NHS

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has written to hospitals in England to warn them against using "gagging orders" to stop staff from exposing poor practices, the ministry said Saturday. The letter referred to the case of Gary Walker, a former National Health Service (NHS) manager who received a legal warning this week after revealing how he was forced to keep quiet about his dismissal and his fears for patient safety.

Health service, pride of Britain, ravaged by hospital scandal

* Hundreds died in "appalling" conditions at UK hospital * Calls for cultural change in National Health Service * Thirsty patients had to drink from flower vases -PM * Report calls for hospital cover-ups to be criminalised By Estelle Shirbon

Britain's NHS 'needs culture change after appalling care'

Britain's state-run health service needs a fundamental change of culture to restore public trust after patients at one hospital received appalling care, an inquiry found Wednesday. Elderly patients at Stafford Hospital in central England were left in soiled sheets for hours, unwashed for up to a month at a time and deprived of food and water to the point that some resorted to drinking from dirty flower vases.

Britain's NHS 'needs culture change after appalling care'

Britain's state-run health service is in need of a fundamental change of culture to restore public trust after patients at one hospital received appalling standards of care, an inquiry found Wednesday. The chairman of the investigation, top lawyer Robert Francis, said the failings at Stafford Hospital in central England had revealed the need for major reforms across the whole of the National Health Service (NHS).

Britain's NHS braced for report into appalling hospital care

Britain was braced on Wednesday for the findings of a public inquiry into the appalling care at a state-run hospital, where patients were deprived of water and left lying in soiled sheets for hours. The inquiry is expected to propose wide-ranging reforms of the National Health Service (NHS) following its investigation into the serious failings at Stafford Hospital in central England.
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