BBC Parliament
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Between 1997-2010, the last Labour Government increased real term spending on the NHS by an annual average of 5.7%. The equivalent figure for the coalition Government was 0.8%. The lowest increase of any Government since World War II. And the figure for the present Government is 1.75%. The Government might talk a good game on NHS spending, but the truth is, we are in the middle of a decade of au ter ritty.
BBC Parliament
8 hours
The financial position is a great concern. As a result of the wider academic downturn we're now in a 70 of the longest financial squeeze in the history of the NHS. Although the Department of Health budget has of course been protected in relation to many others, we cannot escape from the fact that over the last parliament the average annual increase was 1.
BBC Parliament
9 hours
BBC News 24
11 hours
That does mean that we couldn't have back-to-back booking models, but dual-headed structures and the like is not something we would give. Trinity Mirror has seen annual pre-tax profits rise by a quarter to £133 million. It is the UK's largest regional news publisher.
BBC News 24
11 hours
I didn't just lay a written ministerial statement, I referred to the matter in my annual reports and accounts and he said this morning that I played down the severity of what happened, but what did that annual report actually say? It said a serious incident was identified and it talked about a large backlog of unprocessed correspondence relating to patients.
BBC Parliament
11 hours
If he listened, I did not follow my advice from officials which was not to publicise the matter, I decided that the House needed to know and it was only a week after I was reappointed to this job but I didn't just lay a written statement, I also referred to which in my department's annual report and he said I had played down the severity of what happened.
BBC News 24
13 hours
.. Car insurance premiums could be set to rise -- by up to £75 a year - following a government shake-up of the injury payout scheme. A discount is applied to payouts for personal injury when they're awarded as a lump sum. But the change means payouts will be higher for victims of accidents - on the assumption that low interest rates mean they won't get much of a return when they invest the lump sum. More on that in just a moment. Persimmon, one of the UK's biggest house-builders, reports a 23% jump in annual profit.
CNN
14 hours
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Barcelona, and as the mobile phone industry arrives for its annual jamboree, there is nostalgia in the air. SINGING THE NOKIA TUNE. Nokia, a name that used to rule the mobile world, is making a comeback. This was its first chance to make a big splash. And, with a range of new smartphones, it unveiled something very retro, last on sale in 2005.
Voice Of America
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BBC News 24
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There are certainly hope something can be salvaged from this, but at the moment looking at the time from the LSE and looking at regulators and now we know they view the deal that it is very hard to see any way forward from here. Thank you. Let's round up some of the other main stories. Trinity Mirror has seen annual pre-tax profits rose by almost a quarter to £132 million.
Bloomberg
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BBC News 24
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Persimmon, one of the Uk's biggest house-builders, reports a 23% jump in annual profit. The company sold 15,171 new homes last year, 599 more than in 2015, with average prices up 3.8% to £206,765. It says, compelling mortgage products and the government's Help to Buy scheme They have been talking about a merger for years and last spring the London stock exchange and Deutsche Bank announced they would join forces.
The Hill
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President Trump on Sunday told governors at the White House that the administration's new healthcare plan will be "very special.""Perhaps healthcare will come up. Perhaps," the president said during the annual gove...
Daily Mail - USA
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Evening Standard - Business
15 hours
Most of us are surprised if we end up making merely a Facebook friend of the person sprawled on a sunlounger next to us on holiday. But for Emily Cohen and Sabrina Naggar, a chance encounterset up by their toddlersbeside the pool led to their kids' swimwear business Sunuva which, six years on, is worn by Prince George and brings in annual revenues of £3 million.
The Points Guy
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But either way, you definitely don't want to close a credit card you just opened and received the sign-up bonus for, as banks don't look too kindly on that maneuver and you want to remain a good customer. The first time you should consider whether to keep a card is after the first year — at that point you can ask yourself if the annual fee is worth the benefits you get on that particular card. So, Sean, keep your sign-up bonus points exactly where they are for now, and only transfer them when you're ready to use them. Thanks for the question, and if you're a TPG reader who'd like us to answer a question of your own, tweet us at @thepointsguy , message us on Facebook or send an email to info@thepointsguy.com .
The Guardian - Network Front
15 hours
The Economic Times
16 hours
Economists say the government must step in to support the manufacturing sector, which constitutes 15-16 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and supports 12 per cent of the workforce. Why sales are down: Investment falls, costs and import duties rise, demand contracts A range of factors including falling investment, increased input costs and higher import duties have caused demand for manufactured goods to fall, a trend that was visible before demonetisation and has strengthened since. While the services sector grew by 4.9 per cent in 2015-16, faster than the 3.7 per cent recorded in the previous financial year, manufacturing contracted for the first time in seven years, from a growth rate of 12.9 per cent in 2009-10 to -3.7 per cent in 2015-16, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data shows. Small-scale private companies, with yearly annual sales of less than Rs 100 crore, have been more seriously affected as their sales have contracted continuously for the last seven years.
TIME - Top Stories
16 hours
An unsuspecting passerby may be greeted with a rather bizarre sight when they pass by the Czech Republic s Labe River during the height of winter. Despite temperatures dropping below freezing, they're likely to witness a group of senior citizens plunging into the chilly depths of the icy waterway out of choice. For nearly a century, cold water swimming has been a great tradition in the eastern European country. The custom dates back to Christmas Day 1923, when Alfréd Nikodém , a Prague goldsmith and sportsman first swam in the Vltava, the Czech Republic's longest river. The sport caught on and still today Czechs brave the cold of the Vltava for an annual Boxing Day dip. Among the most hardy of all the cold water swimmers is the group of pensioners who meet twice a week, whatever the weather, throughout the year in an old railway wagon at the bank of the Labe River in Pardubice, near a section of the river where the water is less than 20 meters deep.
RT
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OK!
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Oscars 2017: Moonlight cast and crew accepted the Best Picture award after thinking La La Land had got the gong [Getty] The 89th annual Academy Award ceremony took place last night (February 26, 2017), awarding the talented folk who worked hard to keep up entertained with movies such as La La Land, Lion and Moonlight last year. But as always, the Oscars 2017 didn't run as smoothly as planned. From full on fashion fails to massive announcement blunders that ...
CNN
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The Iran Project
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