News archive from 1 October 2014

David Cameron pledges to protect the English NHS budget in real terms

David Cameron pledges to protect the English NHS budget in real terms

David Cameron will on Wednesday try to prevent the health service becoming Labour’s election-winning weapon when he guarantees that a majority Conservative government will protect the English NHS budget in real terms from 2015 to 2020. It is the first...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
UK to spend £20m more on anti-Ebola effort in Sierra Leone

UK to spend £20m more on anti-Ebola effort in Sierra Leone

The UK will spend a further £20m on the care of Ebola patients and prevention of the disease in Sierra Leone, in addition to the £100m it has already committed, the government has announced. The extra funding from the Department for International...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
David Cameron tests Labour’s resolve by upping ante on NHS spending

David Cameron tests Labour’s resolve by upping ante on NHS spending

With David Cameron’s pledge today to ringfence the health budget for the five years of a second successive parliament, he is effectively saying to Ed Miliband: “I heard your conference pledge last week of £2.5bn a year extra for the NHS. I can do...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Lifestyle changes ‘could prevent half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy’

Lifestyle changes ‘could prevent half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy’

Nearly half of all cases of diabetes during pregnancy could be prevented if women ate well, exercised regularly and stopped smoking before and during pregnancy, according to a study. Gestational diabetes is a common pregnancy complication that has...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Summer drought: Shop profit slump and rivers dry up in heat

Summer drought: Shop profit slump and rivers dry up in heat

The Met Office recorded the driest September ever and said the trend will continue. But major stores say their sales are suffering as no one is buying coats, sweaters and other winter gear they have stockpiled. Some areas had less than 20mm of rain...

 
Bookies suspend betting on Royals William and Kate having twins after surge in wagers

Bookies suspend betting on Royals William and Kate having twins after surge in wagers

Mountains of cash from newly set up accounts poured in as rumours about a double royal arrival continue to grow. William Hill was swamped with a massive 200 bets in less than two hours - forcing them to halve their odds, The volume of wagers - and the...

 

Jose Mourinho hails ton-up John Terry after Chelsea captain reaches 100 Champions League appearances

Jose Mourinho lauded 'historic' John Terry after the Chelsea captain became only the sixth Englishman to play 100 Champions League matches. The Blues beat Sporting Lisbon 1-0 in Portugal thanks to Nemanja Matic's first-half header as Terry marked his...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
New car tax means government to get 'double money', says AA

New car tax means government to get 'double money', says AA

The AA has complained that the new vehicle tax system will provide the government with extra revenue, as some cars will, in effect, be taxed twice. From Wednesday 1 October, it will no longer be necessary for motorists in the UK to display a paper...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

NANI WATCH: Sporting Lisbon winger typically combines flair and frustration in equal measure against Chelsea

MATCH ZONE  CLICK HERE to see all the stats from the big game with our brilliant Match Zone  If Manchester United fans were wondering what they may be missing from Nani, the answer is the same old feints and flicks... accompanied by an ultimate sense...

Daily Mail, 00:06 in Sport
 
'Teachers not footballers' needed by Brazil

'Teachers not footballers' needed by Brazil

In the run up to this year's World Cup in Brazil there were protest banners reading: "Teachers are more important than footballers." For Brazil, this is saying something. And when Brazilians go to the polls for the first round of the...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
‘Vandals will not wreck our spirit’

‘Vandals will not wreck our spirit’

Community campaigners left distraught after vandals trashed newly planted flower beds at a Fylde coast park 
today vowed not to be beaten by the yobs. Around 140 irises were pulled up from the main avenue and thrown around Fleetwood’s...

 
Prime Minister promises to protect NHS spending

Prime Minister promises to protect NHS spending

DAVID Cameron will today promise that a future Conservative government will protect the NHS budget when he makes his keynote conference speech. The Prime Minister will pledge to invest more in the health service if the Conservatives win next May’s...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Health
 
Fans fail to back Manchester City's master plan after a poor turn out at the Etihad

Fans fail to back Manchester City's master plan after a poor turn out at the Etihad

I'm not talking about Pellegrini's Manchester City players, either, although following last night's performance most of them should be made to walk the plank. This was a game the English champions really needed to win and Pellegrini admitted he needed...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 
Sporting 0 - Chelsea 1: Matic headers delivers the points on a tough night in Lisbon

Sporting 0 - Chelsea 1: Matic headers delivers the points on a tough night in Lisbon

The Stamford Bridge outfit wasted a hatful of chances to win more convincingly, with Andre Schurrle the biggest culprit. Diego Costa, played despite having a hamstring problem, failed to score in the second minute after dashing clean through on goal...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 
Anger at Irish water charges reaches boiling point

Anger at Irish water charges reaches boiling point

Tap water in the Republic of Ireland until now has been free - but the introduction of charges as an austerity measure is not proving popular. The Emerald Isle can thank a damp climate for its greenery, with plenty of rain and no shortage of water....

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 


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