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Nurses will press ahead with their first ever national strike on Thursday, after 11th-hour talks to avert industrial action collapsed last night. About 6,000 non-urgent operations will be cancelled as a result. When paramedics strike next Wednesday, says The Daily Telegraph, taxis could be used as “makeshift ambulances”. Disgraced crypto entrepreneur Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested in the Bahamas. The move came at the request of the US government, which is pursuing the 32-year-old for the collapse of his cryptocurrency exchange FTX. The NHS is trialling the use of ketamine to help alcoholics stay off the booze, says The Guardian. Participants in the £2.4m study will be given a “large recreational dose” of the Class B drug in combination with psychological therapy.