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    Under pressure: Behind scenes at A&E

    Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales is the country's biggest hospital and its emergency department is the busiest, with more than 140,000 people attending in the past year. So how does it manage to perform consistently better than Wales' other major A&Es? BBC Wales went behind the scenes to find out. Beyond the reception area, the most seriously ill or injured patients are taken either to a resuscitation area (resus) for immediate treatment, or an assessment unit (also known as "majors") where they are given a bed to await admission, treatment or discharge. There is also a "minors" unit where patients can be treated or patched up for ongoing care or discharged home. During our morning, the

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    'I like drawing animals with clothes on'

    Axel Scheffler is the illustrator who’s brought hundreds of children’s characters to life, including The Gruffalo and The Highway Rat. This is how he came up with them, and why he’s chosen to do this job. Hear more on Axel's recent work on The Cultural Frontline from BBC World Service. Video filmed and edited by Ellen Tsang and Rajni Boddington.

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    Timberlake 'stumbled through' nipplegate

    Pop star Justin Timberlake says he has "made peace" with Janet Jackson, 14 years after his role in her infamous "wardrobe malfunction". In case you've forgotten, Timberlake ripped a panel off Jackson's bodice during the 2004 Super Bowl, revealing her right breast to 14m TV viewers. Although both artists apologised, it was Jackson who got fined and blacklisted by US radio and MTV. "I stumbled through it," Timberlake told Zane Lowe about the aftermath. "To be quite honest, I had my wires crossed. "It's just something that you have to look back on and go, 'OK, you can't change what's happened, but you can move forward and learn from it.'" The star was speaking to Beats 1 radio ahead of his performance

  • BBC News

    A&E safety risks 'unacceptable'

    Emergency hospital consultants in Wales have written to the first minister claiming safety is being compromised "to an unacceptable degree". The group said they recognised funding constraints but said both NHS Wales and the social care sector were "severely and chronically under-resourced". December figures show the lowest level of A&E performance since March 2016 but attendances were 5.4% higher than 2017. The Welsh Government said it had been "open" about the challenges of winter. In December: 78.9% of patients spent less than four hours in all emergency care facilities from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge - the target is 95%. This is 1.5% lower than December 2016 3,741 patients

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    Los Angeles Times publisher Ross Levinsohn on leave amid investigation

    The CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles Times is on an unpaid leave while under investigation by the paper's parent company, Tronc, following an NPR report about what it said was "questionable behavior" in his past. Ross Levinsohn "has voluntarily agreed to take an unpaid leave of absence, effective immediately," Tronc CEO Justin Dearborn said in a message to employees Friday afternoon. "The company has retained Sidley Austin LLP to conduct a review of the allegations regarding his behavior." Times president Mickie Rosen "will lead the Los Angeles Times" in Levinsohn's absence, Dearborn said. The paper's editor-in-chief, Lewis D'Vorkin, will continue leading the newsroom. Levinsohn has not responded

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    Cumbria's pop art landmark up for sale

    A Cumbrian barn that was the studio of one of the godfathers of modern art has been put up for sale, with a Chinese developer among the possible buyers. Kurt Schwitters, who influenced artists like Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Sir Peter Blake, worked in the Merz Barn in Elterwater in the 1940s. Its current owners have struggled for funding to maintain it. But, contrary to other reports, the Chinese developer is not planning to move it to China. Instead, they say they would be likely to create a studio for visiting artists, as well as a library and a cafe. The potential buyer is a prominent developer who now works on global rural construction projects, but doesn't want to be named. A representative

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    Dylan Farrow: 'Allen's been lying so long'

    Dylan Farrow says she wishes Woody Allen had been charged over allegations he sexually abused her as a child. "He's lying and he's been lying for so long," she told CBS's This Morning, in her first TV interview about her adoptive father. Allen repeated his denial of the claims and issued a new statement on Thursday saying: "I never molested my daughter." Several actors have recently distanced themselves from Allen, as Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal continues. Farrow has long alleged that Allen sexually abused her when she was seven, in her mother Mia's country house. Allen said in his statement: "Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Time's Up