Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Teachers Hospitalised as Classroom Attacks Increase; News in Brief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Teachers Hospitalised as Classroom Attacks Increase; News in Brief

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MORE THAN 20 teachers were seriously injured in violent classroom attacks in London schools last year - a 40 per cent increase since 2000.

Many visited a GP or A&E and took more than three days off to recover, the Health and Safety Executive said today. Several attacks involved fractures and "blood on the floor", with some teachers requiring resuscitation or admission to hospital for 24 hours. Haringey had the worst record in London, with 11 violent attacks over the last five years. Barking, Ealing, Enfield, Southwark and Waltham Forest reported nine each; Kensington & Chelsea, Kingston, Merton and Westminster reported none.

Gherkin tower sold for [pounds sterling]600m

THE Gherkin is to be sold for [pounds sterling]600 million.

Swiss Re, the reinsurance company which developed the landmark at 30 St Mary Axe, has agreed to sell the 40-storey tower to a venture between a German company and a private investment bank based in Mayfair.

Swiss Re will continue to occupy the bottom half of the building designed by Lord Foster.

The Estates Gazette reports that investment bank Evans Randall has bought [pounds sterling]2billion worth of London property in 18 months, including HBOS's HQ in Old Broad Street.

16,750 complain about NHS care

A TOTAL of 16,750 patients complained about NHS care received in London last year. Nationally, about 100,000 complaints are made to the NHS each year and the total is rising at a rate of about four per cent. Thousands more complaints were received by GP surgeries and dental practices. Safety, treatment and diagnosis delays, insensitivity after the death of patients and poor food were at the top of the list of complaints, a report by the Healthcare Commission reveals.

Boss loses [pounds sterling]846,000 overpaid tax

AN EXECUTIVE who mistakenly paid [pounds sterling]846,000 too much tax cannot have his money back.

Former Matalan boss Angus Monro argued at the High Court that Revenue and Customs had been "unjustly enriched" at his expense. …

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