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Third of Tory voters favour Ukip coalition - poll
Nearly a third of Conservative voters would prefer their party to enter into coalition with Ukip if it fails to win next year's general election outright, a new survey reveals.

01.08.2014 08:54

A taste of their own medicine: 700,000 UK medical staff told to ‘lose weight for patients’ sake’
With over half of the National Health Service’s 1.3 million workers losing the battle of the bulge, NHS Chief Executive Simon Stevens has urged doctors and nurses to kick junk food and shed some pounds to set a good example to patients.

30.07.2014 12:14

‘EU sanctions on Russia will hit UK economy’ – Foreign Secretary
EU sanctions aimed at ‘imposing economic pain’ on Russia following the MH17 crash will hit the UK economy, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned, saying ‘you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs’.

30.07.2014 12:04

​EU migrants in Britain will be stripped of benefits after twelve weeks
EU migrants in Britain will be stripped of benefits after three months as part of a broader policy shift to tighten the UK’s stance on immigration, Prime Minister David Cameron said.

29.07.2014 09:36

UK's poorest families can’t afford babysitters
Low income families are struggling to find quality, affordable childcare, according to a new report.

25.07.2014 14:49

Council tax debts cripple England's poorest citizens
Cuts to the benefit system have thrown more than two million of England’s poorest and most vulnerable to the brink of ruin, as council tax demands continue to rise.

25.07.2014 11:42

Chicago gun violence may cost ‘Rahmbo’ his job
A particularly violent July in Chicago - following years of staggeringly-high numbers of homicides in the city - has drawn attention to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign, raising questions about his chances of surviving a challenge in 2015.

25.07.2014 14:08

Mental health care severely underfunded
Depression and anxiety care is woefully underfunded in parts of the UK it has been revealed, as many regional health providers were found to spend a fraction of their budget on treating these serious illnesses.

25.07.2014 11:16

Child sex abuse surge sees police overstretched
A surge in the number of alleged rapes and sexual assaults against children is stretching the Metropolitan Police to its limits, a London Assembly report found.

24.07.2014 10:34

UK student loans system near collapse
Inaccurate debt forecasting and a failure to collect student loans threaten the financial collapse of the UK’s student loans system; claim a group of MPs in a damning report.

22.07.2014 12:43

UK Families living on ‘knife edge’, homeless charity says
​Welfare cuts and pressures on household budgets is driving people to the brink of homelessness, a leading UK charity has warned.

22.07.2014 10:16

​UK salaries lag inflation despite employment recovery, report shows
Employment in the UK has returned to ‘pre-crash’ levels while wages remain low and their growth behind inflation, according to newly published official figures.

16.07.2014 13:55

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