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'Emergency staff failed my suicidal brother'

'Emergency staff failed my suicidal brother'

Health
When Joshua Knox-Hooke arrived at his local A&E department by ambulance after cutting his wrists, he was agitated and told staff he wanted to die - despite this, he was allowed to walk out of the hospital. For a month no-one knew where he was, until his body was found in a local reservoir. He had drowned. Stories like his are the starting point for a report which concludes that too many people are failing to get the help they need when they arrive at emergency departments in a mental health crisis. "I know it is a very busy place," says Joshua's brother Jacob, "but I still think if someone was presenting as my brother was, with visible cuts to himself, acting in a slightly agitated manner and also verbally saying he wanted to...
Sports Direct under fire over £11m 'owed to Mike Ashley's brother'

Sports Direct under fire over £11m 'owed to Mike Ashley's brother'

Business
Sports Direct shareholders have criticised the retailer's decision to ask investors to approve an £11m payment to the brother of founder Mike Ashley.Royal London Asset Management said the retailer had given "no evidence or detail explaining why" the sum was owed to John Ashley.It would vote against the payment as it was a "consequence of poor governance".The fund manager has a 0.18% stake in Sports Direct worth about £3.7m.Ashley Hamilton Claxton, Royal London's head of responsible investment, said: "If appropriate governance measures were in place at Sports Direct in the first place, there would have been a clear and transparent process for paying John Ashley what he was due and there would be no need to review his compensation after the fact."Investors need to see a plausible reason as t...