Death after ambulance delay and fears this winter will ‘topple’ the NHS – BBC Newsnight

From BBC News. Newsnight has spent months investigating what’s going on at different NHS trusts in England and Wales, and the impact it’s having on patients.  Our revelations centre on the West Midlands Ambulance Service where this year so far 37 patients have died after an ambulance was delayed in getting to them.  In the whole of 2020, only one person died before the ambulance turned up after a delay.  Darren Childs waited 47 minutes for an ambulance when his one-year-old daughter had a seizure, far beyond the 7 minute response target for such a life or death call. He fears ‘we are losing the NHS’ and that this winter’s pressures will ‘topple’ it. Chief Correspondent David Grossman reports.…

Why did Twitter suppress stories about Hunter Biden before the 2020 US election? – BBC Newsnight

From BBC News. What happened on Twitter in the run up to the 2020 US Presidential election?It’s a question Republicans are demanding answers to, as is Elon Musk.    The new owner of Twitter has fired James Baker, one of its most senior lawyers. Musk said he had been fired "in light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue."          This relates to the “Twitter Files” – internal files concerning Twitter’s content moderation practices, including relating to the suppression of stories regarding the…

How can gaming be made more accessible? – BBC News

From BBC News. Most games are created by neurotypical people, for neurotypical people. This means that autistic people often encounter difficulties with traditional gaming, but a Glasgow-based startup is trying to change this. Changing Day’s ‘Blink and the Vacuum of Space’, which focuses on making the world’s greatest sandwich, is a game designed specifically with…

Australia parliament rape retrial abandoned– BBC News

From BBC News. The case against Bruce Lehrmann, a former political adviser accused of raping a colleague inside Australia’s Parliament House, has been dropped. The 27-year-old, denies sexually assaulting Brittany Higgins on a minister’s sofa after a night out in 2019. He maintains no sex took place. Mr Lehrmann’s trial collapsed in October because of…