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Sunday 16 December 2018

PSNI files case is resolved

A dispute over the police's refusal to disclose files to a watchdog investigating complaints against officers in the North has been resolved.

Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire had been pursuing legal action against the PSNI in an attempt to force it to hand over the documentation, some of it believed to involve informers.

The Policing Board, the PSNI's oversight body, said it had now been informed that a resolution had been reached and the legal action had been withdrawn.

Office workers' exercise shame

MANY office workers' main exercise is to trudge to and from their car. Almost a third admitted their farthest daily walk is to their car, according to a poll.

Disability charity Scope's poll of 2,000 adults from around the UK found 20pc of people walk for less than 15 minutes each day.

More than four in five office workers say they would like to exercise more and 52pc said they feel their job is too sedentary.

New memorial to Nazi victims

Germany has inaugurated a memorial to more than 200,000 people with physical and mental disabilities who were killed by the Nazis after their lives were deemed "worthless".

The memorial in Berlin is close to monuments to the Jewish Holocaust victims and to the Nazis' gay and Roma victims.

The 24-metre blue glass pane stands on the site of a villa where the mass murder of patients at hospitals and mental institutes was coordinated starting in 1940. The euthanasia programme's methods included using gas chambers.

Doctors ignore tanning advice

doctors are ignoring their own advice and indulging in dangerous sun-seeking behaviours. As many as one in 10 admit using sunbeds, a poll found.

Many GPs do not check their skin as often as recommended and others say they sunbathe.

The British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) said the figures show that many doctors are putting themselves at increased risk of skin cancer.

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