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NHS funding: PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash

NHS funding: PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The funding boost means an extra £20bn a year for the NHS by 2023 The NHS must come up with a 10-year plan to best use its £20bn funding boost in England, Theresa May will say. In a speech in London, the prime minister will stress the NHS must […]

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

Media captionSome memorable moments from David Dimbleby’s tenure as Question Time host David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time after 25 years on the BBC’s flagship political programme. The presenter, who will leave the show at the end of the year, said it was “the right moment to leave”. The 79-year-old, who has chaired the […]

Child prisoners ‘held in solitary confinement’

Child prisoners ‘held in solitary confinement’

Media captionSheena Evelyn says her son was placed into solitary confinement, describing it as “inhumane” At least 40 children have been held in solitary confinement in young offenders institutions in the past year, the Victoria Derbyshire show has been told. The UN defines solitary confinement as being held for 22 hours a day without meaningful […]

Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis

Billy Caldwell: Senior MP urges reform over medical cannabis

Media captionCharlotte Caldwell said the medication ordeal had been ‘horrific and cruel’ A senior MP leading an all-party group looking at medical cannabis has called the existing laws “bizarre and cruel”. Sir Mike Penning MP has called for “fundamental reform” of the system. “Medical cannabis is a health issue, not a misuse of drugs issue,” […]

Debit card payments more popular than cash

Debit card payments more popular than cash

Image copyright Getty Images Debit card payments have overtaken cash use for the first time, new figures show, as contactless technology takes a firm hold on day-to-day spending. A total of 13.2 billion debt card payments were made last year, a rise of 14% on the previous year, according to banking trade body UK Finance. […]

NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost

NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost

Media captionMrs May said the extra funding amounted to billions of pounds a year extra for the NHS The NHS in England is to get an extra £20bn a year by 2023 as a 70th “birthday present”, Theresa May says. It means the £114bn budget will rise by an average of 3.4% annually – but […]

NHS gets £20bn ‘birthday present’

NHS gets £20bn ‘birthday present’

Image copyright Getty Images Extra funding for the NHS in England has been announced by ministers who are calling it a 70th “birthday present”. The PM told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show the boost will partly be funded by a “Brexit dividend” that will arise once the UK stops EU payments. The spending plan means […]

Home Secretary Sajid Javid reveals moped mugging

Home Secretary Sajid Javid reveals moped mugging

Image copyright Reuters Home Secretary Sajid Javid has revealed he was a victim of a moped mugging in north London, shortly before he was given his latest Cabinet role. In a Sun on Sunday interview, Mr Javid said he reached for his phone to call a taxi outside Euston station when the thieves rode on […]

Glasgow art school blaze: Fire crews work through the night

Glasgow art school blaze: Fire crews work through the night

Media captionAerial footage shows scale of the Glasgow School of Art fire Fire crews are working through the night to fully extinguish the blaze which has devastated Glasgow’s School of Art. Fire chiefs said the blaze – which also badly damaged the nearby O2 ABC music venue – had largely been contained. However, a few […]

Cannabis oil row: Boy has epilepsy medication returned

Cannabis oil row: Boy has epilepsy medication returned

Media captionCharlotte Caldwell says “history has been made” after the Home Office allowed her son to use cannabis oil A boy with severe epilepsy has been given back medicinal cannabis oil that was confiscated from his mother at customs, the home secretary has said. Billy Caldwell, 12, received the oil after doctors made clear it […]