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MPs' 11% rise confirmed by pay bodyThu, 12 Dec 2013 11:06:58 GMTThe body which sets MPs' salaries has confirmed that it plans to give them an 11% pay rise, from £66,396 now to £74,000 in 2015.
Worry as women left alone in labourThu, 12 Dec 2013 10:56:03 GMTA quarter of women are left alone during labour and birth at a time that worries them, according to an official survey.
Horsemeat: UK food crime unit urgedThu, 12 Dec 2013 11:29:03 GMTA specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
Hundreds of schools below targetsThu, 12 Dec 2013 11:02:23 GMTHundreds of primary schools in England fail to hit tougher literacy and numeracy targets brought in this year.
GP failings exposed by inspectorsThu, 12 Dec 2013 09:21:42 GMTThe first national inspection of more than 900 GP surgeries in England finds one in three is failing to meet basic standards, with two so dirty they had maggots.
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