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Ebola screening to be extended to Manchester airports

Ebola screening is to be extended to Manchester Airport Credit: PA

Ebola screening for travellers arriving in Britain from affected areas in West Africa is to be extended to Manchester and Birmingham airports, the head of Public Health England has said.

In his weekly message to staff, Duncan Selbie said that once the existing measures covering Heathrow, Gatwick and the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras had "settled", they would be rolled out to other ports of entry.

Next week the focus will be on Gatwick and St Pancras and, once settled there, we will then move to include Manchester and Birmingham," he said.

I appreciate very much that we are taking people away from their normal work, and please be assured that we are thinking hard and listening carefully to those on the ground to see how we can make this more sustainable.

What I am certain of is that we have the people who know how to keep the country safe and that is exactly what we will do.

– Duncan Selbie, head of Public Health England.

Merseyside High Security psychiatric hospital staff to strike

Staff at Ashworth high security psychiatric hospital are to go on strike. Credit: PA

Prison officers at three high security psychiatric hospitals, including Ashworth in Merseyside, are to go on strike in the bitter dispute with the Government over health workers' pay.

Members of the Prison Officers Association at Broadmoor in Berkshire, Rampton in Nottinghamshire and Ashworth will walk out for four hours from 7am on October 24.

The POA said a "high proportion" of its 1,300 members involved in the dispute would not receive a pay rise this year following the Government's controversial decision not to accept a recommended 1% wage increase for all NHS staff.

Midwives, nurses, ambulance crews and other NHS workers staged a four-hour strike in England and Northern Ireland on Monday in the same dispute.

It is regrettable that we are having to take this action, but we believe the Government was entirely wrong to interfere with the recommendations of the NHS pay review body.

"Our members are angry they have been treated in this manner. They do a dangerous job on behalf of society and deserve to be treated fairly."

– Steve Gillan, general secretary of the Prison Officers Association


Comedian Rory Bremner calls for more support for ADHD

BAFTA Scotland Awards in Glasgow Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner is speaking at a conference in Liverpool seeking to help children with ADHD.

Rory was diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as an adult in 2011 after seeing similarities when his young nephew. He became a Patron of the ADHD Foundation in 2013.

He says more needs to be done to help youngsters with the condition

The conference has attracted speakers from the USA, France, Italy and Ireland

The aim is to produce a detailed report to help influence policy, provision and best practice across the UK.

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Government 'acting like tin-pot dictatorship' over strike

The Government has been accused of acting "like some tin-pot dictatorship" with its plans to send in the Army and police to cover for striking health workers on Monday.

Christina McAnea, the worker union Unison's Head of Health, told ITV News the proposals were "astonishing".

Midwives, nurses, ambulance drivers and other NHS staff in England will walk out for four hours on Monday in a row over pay, while health workers in Northern Ireland will also take action.

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