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A nurse facing allegations relating to the possession of crystal meth ordered Sudafed using the names of a number of his colleagues, a disciplinary inquiry heard. John Benedict Butalid de Lara, of Ballyfermot, who worked as a staff nurse at the Royal Hospital Donnybrook from 2003 until 2014, is facing allegations relating to the possession of crystal meth, and of ordering Sudafed using the names of several colleagues.

UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, has announced that Mark Norbury has been appointed its new chief executive.

A north-east care worker who was accused of repeatedly lying to her boss about a resident falling out of bed has avoided a ban from the profession. Barbara Milne, who was working as a care assistant at St Modans Care Home in Fraserburgh when the incident occurred in December 2014, failed to tell her manager anything had happened to the woman.

A care home boss who allowed elderly residents to “engage in sexual activity” and sleep on dirty sheets has been banned from running care homes again. Bernice Jaumotte, 64, used to run the Amber House care home in Abergele. The Care Council for Wales (CCW) said there were “widespread and significant failings”.

The body of a care worker who had not been seen for at least two weeks was found at her home, an inquest heard. Grandmother-of-one Jean Haworth, 67, was last seen by a neighbour at her house on Helmshore Road in Haslingden on August 2 last year. However Burnley Coroners Court heard she was later found dead on August 17 and was in a ‘very poor state of decomposition’.

A care worker, 25, has been jailed for 20 weeks after shining a laser at the Humberside Police helicopter. “Hard-working” Philip Houghton, who had no previous convictions, sobbed in the dock and apologised to his partner as he was sentenced for shining the £9 laser at the helicopter as it circled near his home.

A health boss on a £150,000-a-year salary has been suspended. An internal investigation will be carried out at NHS Kernow – the organisation which commissions health services in Cornwall. Joy Youart has been suspended from her post as managing director.