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Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association said England had a “second-class” dental service compared to Wales and Scotland. The government said it was “determined” to reduce the number of extractions. Doctors said many of the tooth extractions would be caused by the food and drink children…

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G4S: 'Serious questions' over immigration removal centre profits

Documents seen by the BBC’s Panorama suggest G4S has been making significant profits from running two immigration removal centres near Gatwick Airport. One, Brook House, was the focus of a Panorama investigation, which exposed chaos, bullying and the abusive treatment of detainees by some staff. The BBC has seen a presentation stating G4S earned more than £2.4m in pre-tax profits from the centre in 2013. G4S said the sum was “significantly overstated”. The company said the figures were based on “incomplete information”, adding: “The Home Office has full access to…

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G4S immigration removal staff suspended

G4S has suspended nine members of staff from an immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport following a BBC Panorama undercover investigation. The programme says it has covert footage recorded at Brook House showing officers “mocking, abusing and assaulting” people being held there. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC News – Home

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