Rising cost of the “biggest public sector fiasco ever”

RADIO: It’s been revealed that a failed IT system designed for the National Health Service has cost taxpayers nearly £10 billion so far. In a devastating new report by the Public Accounts Committee, the system has been labelled “the biggest IT failure ever seen”. Originally aimed at centralising health records the computerised system has never…

Afghan opium heads for record high

RADIO: The UN says that the opium crop in Afghanistan is increasing for the third year running. According to their latest information Afghanistan is moving towards record levels of opium cultivation, as other markets fail, twelve years after the fall of the Taliban. Voice of Russia’s Nima Green reports. An Afghan farmer walks amongst a…