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'Liver branding' surgeon Simon Bramhall fined £10,000

A liver surgeon who branded his initials on the livers of two patients has been fined £10,000. Simon Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam machine to write his initials on the organs of the anaesthetised patients in 2013 while working at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Bramhall, of Tarrington, Herefordshire, admitted two counts of assault by beating at Birmingham Crown Court. He was also sentenced to a 12-month community order. ‘Violated’ One of the victims, referred to in court as Patient A, received a donor organ in a life-saving operation carried…

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Six Nations news: Simon Berghan set for six weeks out

The Edinburgh prop was handed the punishment following his red card against Glasgow Thursday, December 28, 2017 Simon Berghan will miss Scotland’s NatWest Six Nations opener after being hit with a six-week ban for stamping on the head of international teammate Fraser Brown. The Edinburgh prop was handed the punishment following his red card against Glasgow in last weekend’s Guinness PRO14 clash at BT Murrayfield. Berghan was sent off inside six minutes after his boot caught hooker Brown’s head and will miss the trip to face Wales on February 3….

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Liver surgeon Simon Bramhall marked initials on patients

A surgeon who marked his initials on the livers of two transplant patients has admitted assault by beating. Simon Bramhall, 53, committed the offences at Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in February and August 2013. The liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon was suspended later that year. He pleaded guilty to two charges at Birmingham Crown Court and will be sentenced at the same court on 12 January. He denied the more serious charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm – a plea which was accepted by prosecutors. Surface burn Tony Badenoch…

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Stoke City 0-3 Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp insists the decision to yellow card Simon Mignolet was correct

Liverpool have won four of their last five Premier League matches Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Jurgen Klopp has defended referee Martin Atkinson’s decision to yellow card Simon Mignolet. The goalkeeper brought down Mame Biram Diouf just before half-time when Liverpool were 1-0 up after Sadio Mane’s delicate finish broke the deadlock.  Mignolet was then shown a yellow card to the fury of the Stoke faithful.  Mohamed Salah went on to score two goals in the second half to take his tally for the season to 17 goals as the away…

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Exclusive – Ally McCoist admits interest in succeeding Simon Grayson as Sunderland manager

Ally McCoist Thursday, November 16, 2017 Ally McCoist has confirmed to talkSPORT he is interested in becoming Sunderland’s next manager. The former Black Cats striker has been linked with the role following Simon Grayson’s departure and says it is a job he would relish taking on despite the club’s perilous state. Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League last season and are currently sit bottom of the Championship, having won only one of their 16 games so far this season. But asked if he would consider taking the job, former Rangers…

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Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk hits out at 'mind-boggling' sacking of Sunderland manager Simon Grayson

Simon Grayson has been sacked by Sunderland Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk has criticised the ‘mind-boggling’ sacking of Sunderland boss Simon Grayson. The Black Cats have endured a nightmare start to life in the Championship after they were relegated from the Premier League last season. Grayson – who was hired in the summer from Preston North End thanks to his experience – has now been shown the exit door after Tuesday night’s 3-3 draw with bottom club Bolton left Sunderland in the relegation zone. Monk’s Middlesbrough side…

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Simon Jordan tells talkSPORT: Harry Kane will find it difficult to stay with Tottenham Hotspur if they fail to win the Premier League

Does Harry Kane staying at Spurs rely on Premier League success? Monday, October 2, 2017 Harry Kane will face a difficult decision to stay with Tottenham Hotspur if Manchester United or Real Madrid come calling next summer, should Spurs fail to win the Premier League this year. United are considered one of the favourites for the league title, along with local rivals Manchester City, while doubts remain about Spurs given their form at Wembley. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have still not won a league match at their temporary home since the…

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