REGIONAL newspaper The Clare People has stopped publication after 14 years. The weekly paper, published every Tuesday, folded after the company said it could not continue to sustain financial losses [...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Clare People newspaper closes after 14 years
Plans for end of life care in South Tyneside - following the closure of St Clare’s Hospice - are due to be revealed later this year. The troubled centre, in Primrose Terrace, Jarrow, was forced to shut in January after going into liquidation because of financial problems.Care chiefs have now confirmed they are about to start work on proposals to replace the service, which are expected to be revealed by the end of June.Mark Girven, of the North of England Commissioning Support Unit, told a meeting of South Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG): “The hospice’s closure was on the back of financial pressures and quality concerns which led to its temporary closure,”“The system’s response to that closure had not been to recommission on a like-for-like basis, but to identify the specific end of life care needs in South Tyneside.”He said: “We will be engaging with and speaking to health and social care staff, hard to reach groups and our … [Read more...] about St Clare’s Hospice closure: End-of-life care plan due for South Tyneside due for release this year
One of the most unexpected turns of the first series of Derry Girls came late in the season when Clare Devlin comes out as lesbian to her shocked best friend Erin. As reactions go, Erin’s initial reaction is not exactly what Clare had been expecting, and Galway actress Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare, said there was some trepidation about how the scene would be received once it aired. Speaking to the ‘Derry Journal’ while in Derry recently ahead of Season 2 airing next week, Nicola said: “It’s a funny thing in a comedy- Soairse [Jackson, who plays Erin Quinn] and I always said if we had to play the coming out scene in a drama it would have been very straightforward. “We couldn’t play it completely straight in Derry Girls because it wouldn’t have made sense. “And it couldn’t have been a very serious scene because you would have lost then the poignancy of the last scene, you had to build up to it. “Mike [Lennox], … [Read more...] about Derry Girls Coming Out scene: ‘Clare is not just a cipher’
This story originally appeared in The Appeal, a nonprofit criminal justice news site. In most places, when you are arrested and brought to jail, you give up your wallet, your phone, your street clothes, and your fingerprints, too. But in Fort Bend County, Texas, a few miles outside Houston, there’s something else you must relinquish if you want to use the jail phone: your “voice print.” Voice prints are unique, digitized vocal signatures that enable authorities to conduct voice recognition analysis on calls. Authorities extract them by having incarcerated people repeat certain rote phrases into a phone. An algorithm uses the phrases to generate voice prints, which are stored in a database and can be used to automatically identify voices on jail calls. As The Appeal and The Intercept recently reported, correctional institutions nationwide have built databases with hundreds of thousands of incarcerated people’s voice prints. But civil liberties advocates … [Read more...] about Why is a prison company storing the voice prints of even innocent people?
St Clare's Hospice has announced it has closed after entering into insolvent liquidation. The Jarrow based hospice has been providing specialist care and support to adults living with life-limiting illnesses and their families in South Tyneside since it opened in 1987. But now the hospice in Primrose Terrace, has announced it has closed today following a decision to enter into insolvent liquidation.The charitable trust which runs the hospice has faced severe financial difficulties for a number of years, which has been compounded by a prolonged period of closure last year, leaving it insolvent.The hospice was temporarily closed in September last year following an inspection by health watchdogs from the Care Quality Commission, the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.Its team found improvements needed to be made in key areas, including clinical leadership and governance, such as auditing procedures and staff training and development.The hospice … [Read more...] about St Clare’s Hospice closes after more than 30 years