Will you stand up for me today?
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GPs must open round the clock
Ministers push reforms that bypass Labour rebels
By Sam Lister, Health Correspondent
PATIENTS would be able to see a GP
in the evenings and at weekends
as part of a government drive to make primary care
available around the clock.
Private heathcare firms could also be used by the NHS
to provide late-night access to GPs
in a move that will risk angering Labour MPs.
Other reforms being considered include staffing surgeries late at night
with nurses and pharmacists once doctors had gone home.
Patricia Hewitt, the Health Secretary,
will tell health leaders today that doctors’ surgeries and other services
must be more accessible to fit in with patients’ busy lifestyles.
must open round the clock,
could boomerang back to US
Fri Sep 9, 2005
MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Ophelia
edged away from Florida's Atlantic coast on
Friday but forecasters said it probably would loop back and hit the southeast
U.S. coast early next week.
Hurricane Ophelia could boomerang back to US,
HOUSTON (Reuters) -
The shuttle Discovery sailed away from the International Space Station
on Saturday while NASA braced for the first landing
since the crew of Columbia died minutes
before they were due to touch down in February 2003.
Shuttle leaves station, focus shifts to landing, Sat Aug 6, 2005 7:40 PM ET,
Political leaders have been warned
to back off from exploiting public fears over immigration and asylum
- or they risk a surge in racially motivated violence
and harassment of ethnic minorities.
Immigration: Howard lights the touchpaper, I, 11.4.2005,
California set up its own scientific program
after President Bush clamped down on federal research into stem cells,
citing ethical concerns in sharply curbing federal spending.
Calif. High Court Dismisses Stem Cell Challenge, R, Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:56 PM ET, http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=EOMGXEUTXLU4QCRBAEKSFFA?type=domesticNews&storyID=7990971
Bush reaches out to Europe
with pledge on Middle East
George Bush began five days
of intensive fence-mending in Europe yesterday
with a pledge to reinvigorate the Middle East peace process
and to turn his war on terror into a quest to spread democracy,
prosperity and hope.
At the start of a brief tour of three countries,
the American President wooed EU leaders
with praise for European unity
and a vision of a progressive US foreign policy
that would encourage democracy
and "improve lives" by rooting out the causes of terrorism.
Headline and first §§, I, 22.2.2005,
Clarke backs down on detainees
As Guantanamo four arrive back,
the home secretary prepares to act on suspects held in UK
Clarke backs down on detainees, headline and sub, G, 26.1.2005, http://www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,13743,1398682,00.html
Where once they popped down to the garage
on Christmas Eve to pick up a perfect present,
thoughtful men are now turning
to the supermarket and the internet
to find that special festive gift.
festive internet shopping spree,
TOKYO (Reuters) -
The dollar fell to a three-month low against the yen on Thursday
as traders zoomed in on growing concerns
about the U.S. economic outlook and the yawning trade deficit
amid a lack of fresh economic data.
Dollar Hits 3-Mth Low on U.S. Econ Woes, R, Thu Oct 21, 2004 02:09 AM ET, http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=34QP4NFHX1CRMCRBAEZSFEY?type=businessNews&storyID=6564347
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) -
President Bush on Tuesday hammered away at Democrat John Kerry
as a tax-and-spend liberal and said his decision to invade Iraq
was the toughest he had made,
as he prepared for his third debate with the Massachusetts senator.
Bush Hammers Kerry, Defends Iraq War, R, Tue Oct 12, 2004 01:18 PM ET, http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=4I54WH0PQS320CRBAELCFFA?type=topNews&storyID=6480179
Kelli's heart goes POP!
LOVE is in the air for another of those Liberty X ladies.
Sexy singer Kelli Young has hooked up
with fresh-faced POP! fella Glenn Ball, 3am can reveal.
Ex-professional dancer Glenn, who's strutted his stuff on stage
for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey and Atomic Kitten,
first met Kelli a month ago at a friend's birthday bash.
New Zealand failed to cash in effectively on a century opening stand
but still posted a testing target of 266
for the West Indies in Saturday's NatWest Series final at Lord's.
Kiwis' progress checked at Lord's, PA, 10.7.2004.
Barclays chief executive Matt Barrett is to step up to chairman
four months ahead of schedule and he will smash
the pay benchmark for a non-executive FTSE 100 chairman.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) -
The United Nations envoy in Baghdad urged Iraqis on Wednesday
to press on with setting up a broad parliamentary-style body
to help oversee the new interim government that is charged
with organizing elections.
UN Urges Iraqis to Set Up Body to Oversee
New Govt, R, 2.6.2004,
Cut down on tranquilliser prescriptions,
Headline, G, 11.2.2004,
100 years ago,
there were five people working for every retired person.
Soon for every pensioner, there will be just one worker.
But we have not woken up to this social revolution
as we grow older and healthier.
Robin McKie asks what this means for the future
and how our lives will change
Living with Britain's population timebomb, O, 25.1.2004,
THE British computer scientist who created the World Wide Web
and did not make a penny from it is knighted in the New Year honours.
Tim Berners-Lee developed the hypertext language of the internet,
setting up the information superhighway
on which documents on different computers are linked.
Without his genius, there would be no www. addresses
and the net might still be the exclusive domain of computer experts.
Mr Berners-Lee, 48, refused to cash in on his work.
Instead he fought to keep it out of the hands of mega-corporations
such as Microsoft
and ensured his invention of 1990 remained free to everyone.
Sir-fing the net, DMi, 31.12.2003,
Tony Blair signalled his determination today
to press ahead with controversial reforms
to the public services in the coming year,
saying he will not "falter with the job only half done".
In his new year message to the country,
Mr Blair emphasised his determination to ensure
that reforms are seen through to their conclusion,
however great the opposition.
'I will not falter': Blair, G, 31.12.2003,
If you are low on Christmas spirit,
take a trip to Calais to see Père Noël
and stock up on festive wine supplies,
writes Cathy Packe
for the weekend... Calais, I, 11.12.2003,
Time for reflection:
after 13 years playing cricket at the highest level,
Stewart is able to look back with satisfaction
and forward to more time with his family
Photo caption, Memorable innings comes to happy end, T, p. 42, 3.9.2003.
John Farmer, one vocal retail investor,
hit out at the rising level of executive pay
for "sub-standard performance"
and told the company management:
"Frankly, you give a disgusting impression
of a complacent and self-satisfied board".
Rolls-Royce rides out stormy AGM, I, p. 23, 30.5.2003.
Hand in guns to your local police station
and you won't be prosecuted for having them illegally.
Home Office Gun Amnesty ad, Get guns off the streets, O, p. 12, 30.3.2003.
Tony Blair might not be feeling it now,
but being prime minister is not all bad.
To make up for all the jetlag and public opprobrium,
there is the pile of gifts he has received
from foreign governments and dignitaries,
which, it is revealed today, includes everything
from tennis rackets to a guitar
from the soft rocker Bryan Adams.
Revealed: PM's cupboard full of secret gifts, GE, p.1, 25.3.2003.
As for spin doctors, "It's a bit like the emperor's clothes.
Someone is going to come along one day and say:
'This is a fantasy. We don't need these people.
We should do away with them'."
Speaker lays into spin doctors as a 'nuisance', G, p. 5, 2.1.2003.
'I'm not the easiest person in the world to get along with,'
'I'm angry and innocent' - the 16-year hell of Death Row Briton, O, p. 14, 13.10.2002.
Thousands of young eastern Europeans
are to be allowed into this country to work as au pairs.
Is this a wonderful opportunity for them to learn English
and study our curious customs?
Or are they in for a nasty shock?
Not quite Mary Poppins, GE2, p. 2, 28.11.2002.
EMI, the world's third-largest music business,
yesterday blamed the illegal copying of songs for falling sales
at its recorded music division and called on governments
to crack down on piracy
in order to preserve intellectual copyright.
EMI blames scourge of piracy for drop in music sales, I, p. 24, 20.11.2002.
As the search closed in on the two,
the joint task force investigating the sniper killings
continued to communicate with the killers,
issuing the latest, and strangest of a series of messages.
Found asleep but ready to kill: Gulf veteran and the
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