Iraqi physicists are learning ways to rebuild their country's radiotherapy cancer care in a project run by Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and sponsored by the Iraq Ministry of Health.
The five-year project will see more than 400 Iraqi healthcare staff stay in the city to learn about British healthcare, during which they will learn how services at Weston Park Hospitaldeliver cancer care.
Each group will be shown how the patient pathway is structured and will be given talks and demonstrations from experienced Weston Park Hospital staff and Sheffield Hallam academics.
The partnership between Sheffield Hallam and the Iraqi Ministry of Health is also training doctors and other healthcare professionals across a number of disciplines. 26 Iraqi nurses studying at the University received healthcare certificates this week after a four-month study programme.
Two men are beginning jail sentences for their part in an international crime ring which saw half a million pounds worth of tractors stolen across Lincolnshire and shipped to Iraq.
Terence Frost from Dunsford, near Doncaster, was given six years and one of his accomplices Jabar Asso, from Wakefield, five and a half years for stealing 10 tractors in 2010. Three other men also from Doncaster will be sentenced later.
Almost ten million pounds worth of agricultural equipment and livestock were stolen from the county's farms during that year.