28/08/2015

Other News In Brief

Thousands Unpaid After HSBC IT Glitch

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by an IT glitch with HSBC bank accounts.

Approximately 275,000 payments have been affected, resulting in many people not being paid ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

HSBC said: "We are taking immediate steps to ensure the payments reach beneficiaries as quickly as possible."

The bank stated it was working with other banks to ensure customers did not lose out as a result of the glitch.

Car Used In Cash Machine Robbery

A car has smashed through the window of a building society during a robbery.

Police were alerted just after 8:30am to reports of a robbery at the Coventry Building Society on The Parade in Leamington Spa.

It is understood four men were involved in the incident.

A silver Kia was used to drive into the shutters of the property. The men then made off with two ATM casettes in what is believed to be a silver Vauxhall Astra

It was later found abandoned on Morrell Street.

Police are still establishing exactly what was taken during the incident.

NHS Trust Names New Chief Executive

The hospital trust which operates Colchester General Hospital has announced Frank Sims is to become its new Chief Executive.

Mr Sims is currently Chief Executive of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

He will take over from Dr Lucy Moore in early December.

Speaking of his appointment, Mr Sims said: "The Chief Executive role is a huge opportunity to lead a unique organisation and I am excited by the prospect of being in this role."

(LM)

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