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The hospital helping heal the Middle East

[ad_1] The wounds of the patients on the wards of a special Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Jordan reflect the brutal conflicts in the Middle East over the past few years. It treats injured Iraqis, Syrians and Yemenis, and provides physiotherapy and mental health services as well as advanced surgery. Over the past 10

SSE and Npower in energy merger talks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Energy supplier SSE says it has been in talks with the owner of rival Npower with a view to forming a new UK energy giant. SSE said had been in discussions with Germany’s Innogy about merging their UK gas and electricity supply businesses into an independent company. Such a merger

Julie Walters named Dame Commander by the Queen

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Julie Walters said the experience of being made a dame was “numbing”. Actress Julie Walters has been made a dame by the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Bafta-winning star was named Dame Commander of the British Empire for services to drama. Dame Julie, 67, has starred

Sacked Labour minister Carl Sargeant found dead

[ad_1] Image caption Carl Sargeant was communities and children’s secretary until last Friday An ex-Welsh Labour minister who faced a party investigation into allegations about his personal conduct has taken his own life, BBC Wales understands. Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant, 49, lost his ministerial job as cabinet secretary for communities and children last