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Maternity mistakes: Lapses lead to mistake every five births

Maternity mistakes: Lapses lead to mistake every five births

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTens of thousands of mothers and babies in England were harmed by potential lapses in maternity care in the past two years, the BBC has learned.More than 276,000 incidents were logged by worried hospital staff between April 2015 and March 2017 - the equivalent of one mistake for every five births.Most were minor or near misses, but almost a quarter of the incidents led to the mother or baby being harmed - and in 288 cases there was a death.Ministers said safety must be improved.Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told the BBC it was his "top priority"."Mistakes in maternity care can lead to heart-breaking tragedies for mothers and babies."But he said it was encouraging hospitals were being honest as that would help prevent repeat problems.However, child...
Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Ashes: Joe Root refuses to write off England’s hopes despite Australia taking 2-0 series lead in Adelaide

Sports
Joe Root insists England are still "massively" in the Ashes series despite falling 2-0 behind with a 120-run defeat in the second Test.England arrived on the final day at the Adelaide Oval with an outside chance of sustaining their revival in the inaugural pink-ball Ashes encounter.But after conceding a 215-run first-innings deficit, even James Anderson's maiden five-wicket haul in Australia and then a battling half-century from the England captain himself could not truly turn back the tide.DAY FIVE REPORT: England hope quickly extinguished as Australia storm into 2-0 series leadRoot was unbeaten at stumps on the penultimate night, with 178 still needed and six wickets intact to pull off a national-record run chase of 354 to level the series.Instead, he followed nightwatchman Chris Wo...
Mulan: Disney casts Chinese actress Liu Yifei in lead role

Mulan: Disney casts Chinese actress Liu Yifei in lead role

Entertainment
Disney has picked Chinese actor Liu Yifei to play Mulan in an upcoming film, following accusations against Hollywood of 'whitewashing'.The live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated movie will tell the tale of the famed Chinese heroine Hua Mulan.Several Hollywood films have faced criticism in recent months for featuring white actors in Asian roles.Thousands took part in an online campaign calling for an Asian actress to be cast as Mulan.Recent films accused of whitewashing include the Hollywood remake of Japanese anime Ghost in the Shell, which had Scarlett Johansson in the main role which was originally Japanese, and Chinese epic The Great Wall which starred Matt Damon as its lead character.Media playback is unsupported on your deviceLiu, nicknamed "Fairy Sister" for her delicate looks a...
'Call Me by Your Name,' 'Good Time' and 'Get Out' lead Spirit Award nominations

'Call Me by Your Name,' 'Good Time' and 'Get Out' lead Spirit Award nominations

Entertainment
Nov. 21 (UPI) --Call Me by Your Name was nominated for a leading, six Independent Spirit Awards Tuesday in West Hollywood.Good Time and Get Out earned five nods apiece, while Lady Bird and The Rider are each up for four prizes.Call Me by Your Name, Get Out, Lady Bird, The Rider and The Florida Project are competing for the title of Best Feature.The nominees for Best Male Lead are Harris Dickinson for Beach Rats; Timothée Chalamet for Call Me by Your Name; Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out; Robert Pattinson for Good Time; and James Franco for The Disaster Artist.   Shortlisted for Best Female Lead are Salma Hayek for Beatriz at Dinner; Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Margot Robbie for I, Tonya; Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird; and Regina Williams for Life and Noth
Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's men throw away three goal lead in disastrous collapse

Sevilla 3-3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp's men throw away three goal lead in disastrous collapse

Sports
An almighty collapse saw Liverpool miss the opportunity to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages as they drew 3-3 away to Sevilla. Maribor's added-time equaliser against Spartak Moscow opened the door not only for Liverpool to qualify with a match to spare but win the group outright but they did not so much as walk through as blow it off its hinges with a scintillating first half of footballThey then spent the next 45 minutes desperately trying to barricade the hole they left behind as the half-time introduction of Franco Vazquez sparked Sevilla into life.It means Liverpool need a point at home to Spartak to now qualify but Sevilla could snatch top spot as they play already-eliminated Maribor.Liverpool certainly cannot afford another Jeckyll and Hyde performance like this o...