Hillsborough trial verdict fury
BEREAVED families have branded the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield a “disgrace” after he was cleared of the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans who died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.
There were gasps as the seven women and three men on the jury at Preston Crown Court returned its verdict yesterday, after a trial which lasted more than six weeks.
OVERSTRETCHED nursing staff working in cancer wards feel they are letting patients down because they have no time to offer emotional support, a cancer charity has warned.
Macmillan Cancer Support said was “heartbreaking” to hear staff tell the charity they feel they are “letting patients down.”
New figures show the number of people living with a diagnosis of cancer in Scotland has soared to nearly 250,000, an estimated 15% increase from 2015, when 220,000 people were living with the illness or its aftermath.
Ashley Smith, 30, from Glasgow, had to stay in hospital for five days at a time when she was going through treatment for NonHodgkin’s Lymphoma last year and says there was no-one around when she “crumbled emotionally.”
She said: “The nurses really try their best, but they don’t have any time. They’re great on the medical
Janice Preston, of Macmillan in Scotland, said staff are struggling