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<b>Thurs July 16:</b> Picasso at the Tate and knuckles rap for laughing doctor

Published on July 16th 2009.


Picasso show
Tate Liverpool will hold a major exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s works next year. The exhibition will bring together more than 150 works from the Spanish artist, with a record amount of visitors expected to attend the event in May 2010.

Jaguar job loss
Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will axe 300 jobs from its Halewood plant. The job losses come as the car manufacturer plans to end the production of the Jaguar X-type model. Voluntary redundancies will be followed by a three-week shutdown due to "ongoing weaknesses in the industry", Prime Minister Gordon Brown ‘doing what he can’ to replace the jobs lost. The car manufacturer said the job cuts are necessary to “protect other investments”.

You've got mail
The mother of Britain’s Got Talent star George Sampson has been accused of dumping 16 bags of her son’s fan mail. Lesley Sampson pleaded not guilty to charges of fly-tipping during an appearance at Warrington Magistrates' Court yesterday after allegedly dumping the bags of mail outside her home on Lyster Avenue, Warrington. The case has been adjourned for a pre-trial review to take place at the same court on 24 August.

No laughing matter
A pediatrician who took gas and air while on duty at a children’s A&E ward has been told he can continue to practise. The disciplinary panel at the GMC hearing imposed a set of conditions on Dr Jonathan Chahal registration for 12 months. Dr Chahal held “Entonox parties” at Ormskirk District Hospital, potentially putting lives at risk, and said his actions were “incredibly foolish”.

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