Flybe up for sale after profit warning

Flybe shares sink on profit warning Flybe promises overhaul after £20m loss Latest results, published on Wednesday, show that pre-tax profits for the six months to 30 September fell by 54% to £7.4m, on revenues down by 2.4% to £419.2m. The airline’s shares have fallen by almost 75% since September. The Exeter-based airline is now valued at about £25m, far below the £215m it was valued at when it floated on the stock exchange in 2010. Report End of Twitter …

PSNI ‘not overplaying Brexit border threat’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBorder patrol: Policing patrol on the Irish border with a PSNI officer PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton has rejected claims that the threat of violence at the Irish border after Brexit was being exaggerated. He told BBC News NI that those who say the PSNI or others, are “overplaying the border and Brexit in policing terms” are “simply wrong”. He said he thought that “anything that re-emphasises the border” presents challenges for …

Diabetes prescriptions now cost 1bn to NHS

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionStephen Richardson had to have his leg amputated because of type 2 diabetes Diabetes prescriptions are costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, according to figures from NHS Digital. The total cost of the prescriptions has risen significantly – by more than £422 million – in the last 10 years. Almost one in 20 prescriptions written by GPs are now for diabetes treatment. The biggest increases are seen …