Wet, cold and windy at the Castle this morn, it chucked it dahn most of the night and will apparently chuck it dahn for most of today.
Oh to be in England now that Summers Gorn.....
It seems that one in five junior doctors are carrying out operations and procedures which are beyond their capabilities.
A ten-year-study tracking the training of junior doctors by the British Medical Association they were asked to look after complex patients, carry out procedures and make decisions that were beyond them.
One in five junior doctors who were in their first year of specialty training, three years after graduating, said they had been given tasks beyond the capabilities
Overall one in ten junior doctors said they have been faced with tasks that were beyond them.
One doctor said they were solely responsible at night in an emergency department all year, despite guidance saying this should not happen.
Another, training in dermatology, was responsible for out of hour’s duties in the stroke and spinal units of a hospital. The unnamed doctor said: "These are both highly specialised and not at all relevant to (my) job at the time. Only one morning's training given."
Another said they were dealing with 'very complex patients undergoing procedures' with 'very limited clinical experience and no senior support'.
I had suspicions of this some nine years ago, but no one listened, especially the ‘Orspital knobs.
Has apparently come out at last, and flew a rainbow coloured flag over his office in Whitehall for the first time on Friday, hailing a “new era" of gay pride.
The Deputy Prime Minister flew the flag - a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride - to coincide with London’s gay pride event this weekend was a “small but important emblem”.
After he called for churches and other religious premises to be allowed to host gay weddings thingy said he was delighted to be “flying this iconic flag in the heart of Whitehall”.
I had my suspicions a few years ago but no one listened, especially the other Eton chap.....
After the European footy thingy the swamp soccer tournament has begun.
More than 32 teams entered the mud competition, currently in its second year, held in the Chinese capital of Beijing.
Playing in a 25m x 15m swamp, the mud-lovers compete in 30-minute games consisting of two 12-minute halves, sandwiched between a six-minute half-time break.
With no offside rule or penalty spot, there's bound to be a few swamp competitors playing dirty, as well as a few tough tackles inside the area.
Swamp soccer is thought to have started in north-east England as a fitness exercise for soldiers.
The first official organised game took place in Finland in the late 1990s, with the craze later sweeping across the globe from the UK to Brazil.
There are currently an estimated 260 registered swamp soccer teams around the globe.
Maybe they could start one at Silverstone this weekend or the Olympics.
A Massachusetts man who pledged to make the last mortgage payment on his home with pennies has fulfilled that promise.
After warning his bank, Thomas Daigle dropped off about 62,000 pennies weighing 800 pounds in two boxes for the final payment on the Milford home he and his wife, Sandra, bought in 1977.
He tells The Milford Daily News he just wanted to make his last payment on April 24 "memorable."
He started saving his pennies when he moved in.
The optician says his wife laughed whenever he would pick up a penny he found on the ground and say it was going to the mortgage.
Daigle says he's just glad to have the coins out of his house.
Penny for your thoughts?
A zoo in central Russia has put a caged car on display next to pumas and iguanas.
In the zoo in Lipetsk region, the cage holding the BMW sedan was adorned with a board reading "Yezdun", a made-up Russian word implying "very bad driving", according to the Gorod48.ru website.
"I drive. I don't think. I can't," the placard reads.
The stunt was to promote an international campaign for safe driving, in which the Lipetsk region is taking part, police said.
"A flagrant traffic offender is more dangerous than any beast," a police spokesman said.
Around 300 people are killed and a further 2,500 crippled every year on the roads of the region, which has a population of 1.2 million.
And all the visitors to the Zoo arrived by........?
And dahn in Devon; a model aeroplane enthusiast who had to be airlifted from a bramble bush has insisted his rescue was not a waste of public money.Marcus Wilde had been flying a model aircraft near the Morte Point beauty spot at Woolacombe, Devon, when the plane crash-landed in the bush.
He started his hunt in a patch of soft bracken while being guided by a friend looking down from a slope above him.
However Mr Wilde could not see a 15ft drop in front of him and tumbled down the bank into the two-metre deep bramble patch.
He said "I was completely stuck upside down and covered in cuts. My clothes were ripped to pieces. The more I struggled, the worse it got.
He remained stuck upside down in the bush for more than an hour before the rescue helicopter came to his aid.
He said he was "angry and annoyed" with people who had labelled the rescue a waste of public money.
"This was not a trivial situation and I have found some of the comments against me very offensive."
That’s it: I’m orf to get some new legs
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