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NHS funding review for gluten-free food

NHS funding review for gluten-free food

Image copyright Getty Images Suncream, cold remedies and gluten-free food could no longer be available on the NHS in England under a possible crackdown on “low value” medicines. NHS England announced a review after local health bosses identified £400m of spending they believed had little or no clinical value. The proposals could see an outright […]

Rape victim says judge ‘right about women’s drunkenness’

Rape victim says judge ‘right about women’s drunkenness’

Image caption “I think the judge was using my case,” Megan Clark said A rape victim whose attack led to a judge saying drunk women were putting themselves in danger has defended the comments, saying the judge was “right”. Megan Clark, 19, was raped by a man she met in Burger King when she was […]

Councils ‘face funding gap’ to fix roads

Councils ‘face funding gap’ to fix roads

Image copyright Getty Images One in six roads across England and Wales are in such a bad state they must be repaired within the next five years, according to local authorities. The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey (ALARM) found that 17% of roads were in “poor” condition. The government is planning to invest £1.2bn […]

London attack: Khalid Masood mother ‘shocked and saddened’

London attack: Khalid Masood mother ‘shocked and saddened’

Image copyright Daily Mail/Solo Syndication The mother of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood has said she is “shocked, saddened and numbed” by his actions. Janet Ajao said she had “shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrendous incident”. Masood killed three people when he drove a car into pedestrians last Wednesday. He then […]

MPs deny foreign aid cash being ‘wasted’

MPs deny foreign aid cash being ‘wasted’

Image copyright Department for International Development MPs have denied accusations that a lot of foreign aid cash is “wasted” and have said that the government should do more to publicise its good work. The International Development Committee said money should be allocated “on evidence rather than media coverage”. Some programmes seemed to have been closed […]

London attack: Khalid Masood mother ‘shocked and saddened’

London attack: Khalid Masood mother ‘shocked and saddened’

The mother of Westminster attacker Khalid Masood has said she is “shocked, saddened and numbed” by his actions. Janet Ajao said she had “shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrendous incident”. Masood killed three people when he drove a car into pedestrians last Wednesday. He then fatally stabbed a police officer […]

London attack: US victim’s family say he focused on positives in life

Media captionKurt Cochran’s brother-in-law, Clint Payne, read a statement for the family The family of the US tourist killed in the Westminster terror attack have said he bore no “ill will” to anyone and spent life focusing on “the positive”. Kurt Cochran, 54, from Utah, was one of three pedestrians who died after being hit […]

Sturgeon ‘frustrated’ after May Brexit talks

Sturgeon ‘frustrated’ after May Brexit talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May met at a hotel in Glasgow on Monday afternoon The prime minister has met Scotland’s first minister in a Glasgow hotel as she prepares to formally trigger Article 50. Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon held talks for about an hour during the prime minister’s trip […]

Tesco shareholder opposes £3.7bn Booker takeover

Tesco shareholder opposes £3.7bn Booker takeover

Image copyright Getty Images One of Tesco’s biggest shareholders is urging the supermarket to drop a £3.7bn takeover of food wholesaler Booker amid claims it is paying too much. In a letter to Tesco’s chairman John Allan, Schroders said the “high price” being paid for Booker would destroy value for investors. The deal brings together […]

Stormont talks: ‘No appetite for fresh election’

Media caption“Short window of opportunity” to resolve Stormont crisis The Northern Ireland secretary has said there is “no appetite for another election” after the deadline to form a new power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland passed. James Brokenshire said there was a “short window of opportunity” to strike a deal. He added that he will be […]