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PM 'misleading public over NHS'

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham says forced privatisation is being pushed through 'at pace and scale'

Labour will accuse David Cameron of misleading the public over his plans to privatise the NHS in England and call for contracts putting the service "up for sale" to be frozen until after the general election.

Royals revel in Games gold rush

William and Kate are fanned by an official while watching swimming at the Tollcross Swimming Centre

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be hoping the gold rush continues as they return to the Commonwealth Games today to support the home nations.

Labour's so dysfunctional - McBride

Former Labour spin doctor Damian McBride pictured in Brighton for the Labour Party conference in 2013.

The Labour Party is being run in a "totally dysfunctional" way with policies that amount to "a great steaming pile of fudge", according to a former party spin doctor.

Job vacancies and salaries 'rise'

Job vacancies are increasing and advertised salaries growing amid fresh evidence of a recovering labour market, according to a new report.

Young adults 'living with parents'

Nearly two million working young adults aged between 20 and 34 years old in England are still living with their parents according to Shelter, which is urging stronger action to help the "clipped wing generation" fly the nest.

Ali allowed to wear Gaza wristbands

England's Moeen Ali is being investigated for wearing wristbands during a Test match

England cricketer Moeen Ali can continue wearing wristbands declaring his support for the population of Gaza during the remainder of the third Investec Test against India, the ECB said.

MP Ruffley to stand down in 2015

Tory MP David Ruffley is to stand down at the next general election

A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for domestic assault involving his former partner will stand down at the 2015 general election.

Zayn suffers Palestine tweet abuse

Zayn Malik posted a tweet about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

One Direction singer Zayn Malik has received a backlash of abusive messages after he posted a Twitter message in support of Palestine.

New Civil Service CEO role outlined

The new head of the Civil Service will focus on cost cutting and "transformational change"

The new head of the Civil Service will focus on cost cutting and "transformational change" and will be paid up to £200,000, it has been announced.

UK troops in Nato show of strength

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (left) and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond pose for the media in Warsaw, Poland (AP)

More than 1,300 British troops are to take part in a major Nato exercise in Eastern Europe in a further show of strength by the Western alliance in the face of Russia's continuing "destabilisation" of Ukraine.

Cancer cash fraud woman faces jail

An NHS worker is facing jail over a fraud that saw hundreds of thousands of pounds meant for vital cancer drugs fleeced from a world renowned hospital and used on shopping sprees and mortgage payments.

NHS trust's credit card crackdown

A NHS trust has cracked down on credit card spending

An NHS Trust has withdrawn the majority of its staff credit cards after it was reported a former boss had spent tens of thousands of pounds.

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group was today fined £218 million after it admitted "shocking" rate rigging practices, including ripping off the Bank of England over its financial life support scheme.

Police can't trace new killer drug

Coroner John Leckey heard evidence from the police at the latest inquest into a series of drug-related deaths

Police have been unable to trace the criminals responsible for dealing a killer new drug that has claimed the lives of around 20 people in Northern Ireland, a coroner's court has heard.