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NHS problems worst ‘since 1990s’

Services in the NHS in England are deteriorating in a way not seen since the early 1990s, according to a leading health think tank. The King’s Fund review said waiting times for AE, cancer care and routine operations had all … Continue reading

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Cathedral set to rebury Richard III

Richard III’s coffin arrived at Leicester Cathedral on Sunday King Richard III’s body is due to be laid to rest at Leicester Cathedral later at a service presided over by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Most Rev Justin Welby will … Continue reading

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Ford aims to triple exports from India with $1 billion plant

SANAND, Gujarat (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co (F.N) has invested $1 billion in a new plant in western India which will help the automaker triple exports from the country, chief executive Mark Fields told reporters on Thursday. Ford plans to … Continue reading

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Japan should be flexible in Australian submarine tender: retired Japanese admiral

ADELAIDE, Australia (Reuters) – At least some of Australia’s new submarine fleet should be built in the country, an influential retired Japanese admiral said on Thursday, signaling a possible softening in Japan’s position on the controversial A$50 billion ($39 billion) … Continue reading

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Adidas targets faster sales and profit growth from 2016

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German sportswear company Adidas (ADSGn.DE) hopes to increase sales and profitability at a faster rate in the next five years by focusing its marketing on six global cities, selling more direct to customers and expanding product customization. … Continue reading

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Asia shares skid; oil climbs on Yemen escalation

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Thursday as tech-driven losses on Wall Street and escalating tensions in the Middle East provided a tailwind for oil prices and the safe haven yen. Risk appetite took a knock from news Saudi … Continue reading

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Tories and Labour VAT and NI pledges

David Cameron ruled out an increase in VAT if he retains power at the general election in his final Commons clash with Ed Miliband before polling day. The prime minister said this was a “clear promise” and challenged the Labour … Continue reading

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Met police ‘had files on MPs in 90s’

Peter Francis: transformed his appearance as he went deep undercover A former undercover police officer has told BBC News that Scotland Yard kept intelligence files on MPs during the 1990s. The former Special Branch officer, Peter Francis, says he saw … Continue reading

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Cameron apology over infected blood

Prime Minister David Cameron has apologised on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal. It came after a Scottish inquiry described the saga as “the stuff of nightmares”. Thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis … Continue reading

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Alps air crash ‘killed three Britons’

Martyn Matthews, pictured here with his wife Sharon and children Jade and Nathan, died in the crash At least three Britons died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says. The Airbus A320 … Continue reading

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