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No life-saving surgery ‘for billions’

The study said a third of all deaths in 2010 were treatable with surgery Two-thirds of the world’s population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet – more than double the … Continue reading

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Gay row health minister resigns

Police had confirmed it received three complaints against an individual – understood to be the DUP’s Jim Wells The Northern Ireland health minister at the centre of controversy over remarks about gay couples has resigned. Jim Wells said he wanted … Continue reading

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Small firms’ letter praises Tories

A letter signed by the representatives of 5,000 small businesses calls for the Conservatives to be “given the chance to finish what they started”. Printed in the Daily Telegraph, it says the coalition has kept the UK “open for business” … Continue reading

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Labour ‘to help first-time buyers’

First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will say. The Labour leader will call for urgent action to tackle low house-building levels and falling home ownership. … Continue reading

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Sturgeon: Miliband ‘will change tune’

Nicola Sturgeon has predicted Labour leader Ed Miliband “will have to change his tune” after the election about not doing a deal with the SNP. Ms Sturgeon said it was fine for Labour to behave as if they could win … Continue reading

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Miliband plans ‘to curb rip-off rent’

Rent increases would be capped at inflation and tenants given standard three-year contracts under Labour plans to stop tenants being “ripped off”. Leader Ed Miliband said his party would also give tenants the right to know what rent their predecessors … Continue reading

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Magic of London helped

Three-time winner Paula Radcliffe said the “magic of the London Marathon” helped her finish as she ran the race for the last time competitively. Briton Radcliffe, 41, ran the 26.2-mile course in two hours 36 minutes 55 seconds, less than … Continue reading

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No ‘lack of drive’ in campaign

Having a strong economy “matters more than anything”, David Cameron told supporters as he said there was “no lack of drive” in the Conservative campaign. “If you want political theatre – go to Hollywood,” the prime minister said. Mr Cameron … Continue reading

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Putin-backed bikers head for Berlin

An ultra-patriotic Russian bike club has begun a controversial ride to Berlin, even though Poland says it will not allow them to cross the country. The Night Wolves want to retrace the route of the Red Army in World War … Continue reading

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Thousands ready for London Marathon

Last year’s fun-runners raised more than £53m for charity Tens of thousands of runners are preparing to take part in the 35th London Marathon. More than 51,000 people will race the 26.2 mile course from Blackheath to The Mall past … Continue reading

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