Is this the end of premium rate lines to call your GP? NHS orders to doctors to drop 40p a minute charges


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Is this the end of premium rate lines to call your GP NHS orders doctors to drop 40p a minute chargesAt least 1,00 surgeries still use 0844 numbers so patients can check resultsContracts say number should not more than geographical number By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 22:37 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 27 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315541', 'title': 'Is this the end of premium rate lines to call your GP NHS orders doctors to drop 40p a minute charges', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315541/Is-end-premium-rate-lines-GP-NHS-orders-doctors-drop-40p-minute-charges.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Is%20this%20the%20end%20of%20premium%20rate%20lines%20to%20call%20your%20GP%20NHS%20orders%20to%20doctors%20to%20drop%2040p%20a%20minute…%20http://bit.ly/11qKlIV%20via%[email protected]' }); NHS England is in charge of enforcing GP contracts and is taking a tougher stance with GPs For the first time GPs have been told by the NHS to drop plans to charge patients up to 40p a minute to ring their surgeries. NHS England told three practices that if they brought in an expensive 0844 number, they would be in breach of their contracts. Campaigners hailed the tough stance and said they hoped it will end the scandal of millions of patients being forced to pay sky-high phone charges for a service that should be free at the point of use.

Police under investigation after father, 32, who covered himself with petrol is shot with a TASER and dies from horrific burns in hospital


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Police under investigation after father, 32, who covered himself with petrol is shot with a TASER and dies from horrific burns in hospitalAndrew Pimlott was holding can of flammable liquid which he was doused inDespite this a police officer fired a Taser gun at him The 32-year-old suffered serious burn injuries and died on TuesdayIPCC today announced it was launching investigation into his death By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:00 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315339', 'title': 'Police under investigation after father, 32, who covered himself with petrol is shot with a TASER and dies from horrific burns in hospital', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315339/Police-investigation-father-32-covered-petrol-shot-TASER-dies-horrific-burns-hospital.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Police%20under%20investigation%20after%20father,%2032,%20who%20covered%20himself%20with%20petrol%20is%20shot%20with%20a%20TASER…%20http://bit.ly/15MsnGE%20via%[email protected]' }); A man has died after he was shot with a Taser gun by police officers despite being doused in a flammable liquid, it emerged today. Andrew Pimlott, 32, suffered serious burn injuries following the stand-of with police officers in Honicknowle, Plymouth, last Thursday. The injuries resulted in him dying in Bristol's Frenchay Hospital, on Tuesday.

MPs decide to take ANOTHER two week break: Parliament"s only been back for 10 days since their last fortnight off


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MPs decide to take ANOTHER two week break: Parliament’s only been back for 10 days since their last fortnight off Commons will not sit again until Queen's Speech on May 8MPs will be in Westminster for eight days before 10-day Whitsun holiday For first 150 days of 2013, Commons will convene just 64 times By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:32 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:37 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315155', 'title': 'MPs decide to take ANOTHER two week break: Parliament's only been back for 10 days since their last fortnight off', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2315155/MPs-decide-ANOTHER-week-break-Parliaments-10-days-fortnight-off.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'MPs%20decide%20to%20take%20ANOTHER%20two%20week%20break:%20Parliament's%20only%20been%20back%20for%2010%20days%20since%20their%20last%20…%20http://bit.ly/11Hr5Zs%20via%[email protected]' }); MPs have ignored warnings that they risk looking lazy and today begin another two-week holiday. The latest break comes just days since the Commons' two and a half week Easter recess

Nick Clegg reveals he buys his pants from Marks & Spencer but it"s not enough to stop sales slump


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Too much information: Nick Clegg reveals he buys his pants from Marks & Spencer but it's not enough to stop clothing sales slump Deputy Prime Minister gives unnecessary insight into his shopping habitsRetailer reports 7th quarter of falling sales of clothing and homewareChief executive Marc Bolland under pressure after poor 2012 and disappointing Christmas sales. He has previously warned a new general merchandise management team led by John Dixon, the former boss of food, will not make a major impact on sales until M&S launches its autumn/winter collections in July. Too much information! Nick Clegg on dying his hair and what he…

Doctor Who staff "used positions to sexually exploit young male fans of show in 1980s"


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Two senior Doctor Who staff 'used their jobs to sexually exploit young male fans of BBC show in 1980s' Producer John Nathan-Turner 'groomed young men who visited studios' Production manager Gary Downie was also involved, new book claimsBook claims JNT once engaged in sex act in BBC office while on phone By Rebecca Evans PUBLISHED: 16:21 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:18 GMT, 24 March 2013 The BBC faces a new sex scandal over claims two senior Doctor Who staff abused their positions to exploit fans. A book alleges the show’s longest-serving producer, John Nathan-Turner, and his partner, production manager Gary Downie, preyed on young male fans in the 1980s.

Marks & Spencer opens shop in the marketplace where its founder first set up stall 130 years ago


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The return of the Penny Bazaar: Marks & Spencer goes back to its roots by opening shop in marketplace where founder first set up stall 130 years agoRetail giant opens Victorian-style store in Kirkgate Market First Marks & Spencer stall began trading there in the 1880s Firm is exploring its heritage to mark opening of its archive to the public M&S now has more than 1,000 outlets in 40 countries across the globe . It charts the development of the household name from its roots at Kirkgate Market to the present day.

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified

Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez is arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified Tevez was banned from the roads for six months in JanuaryPolice confirm a 29-year-old man was arrested on ThursdayMaximum penalty is six months in prison and 5,000 fine /11/1418450360_1972891531001_vs-50a6222571fcb0e4d5215cdd-782203288001.jpg” class=”plcHlder” /> Loading video… DM.has('rcpv1972877563001','BC', {'renderConfig' : { 'css' : “videoplayer-large”, 'autoplay' : false, 'muted' : false, 'title' : “Say goodbye to Carlos's car”, 'videoId' : 3476, 'adsEnabled' : true, 'playerId' : “1989148206001”, 'playerKey' : “AQ~~,AAAAAFSL1bg~,CmS1EFtcMWELN_eSE9A7gpcGWF5XAVmI”, 'objId' : “rcpv1972877563001”, 'videoPlayer' : “1972877563001”, 'width' : 636, 'height' : 358, 'linkBaseURL' : “http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2290232/Manchester-City-striker-Carlos-Tevez-arrested-suspicion-driving-disqualified.html” } });

Saad al-Hilli: Orphans of Alps massacre "to be adopted by their aunty" after being put into foster care

Aunt of little girls orphaned in Alps massacre 'wants to adopt them after they were put into foster care'Aunt Fadwa al-Saffar preparing legal bid to become legal guardian of childrenGirls were orphaned in the French alps massacre in September last year Have been placed with foster family but own family want to adopt them /10/1418450360_1935691309001_vs-509109252b13b0e4f9b19e34-1471893301001.jpg” class=”plcHlder” /> Loading video… DM.has('rcpv1935651607001','BC', {'renderConfig' : { 'css' : “videoplayer-large”, 'autoplay' : false, 'muted' : false, 'title' : “Archive footage of Alps massacre”, 'videoId' : 4411, 'adsEnabled' : true, 'playerId' : “1989148206001”, 'playerKey' : “AQ~~,AAAAAFSL1bg~,CmS1EFtcMWELN_eSE9A7gpcGWF5XAVmI”, 'objId' : “rcpv1935651607001”, 'videoPlayer' : “1935651607001”, 'width' : 636, 'height' : 358, 'linkBaseURL' : “http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276427/Saad-al-Hilli-Orphans-Alps-massacre-adopted-aunty-foster-care.html” } });

Lord Blair"s friend claims story was wrong to claim he had won contracts through cronyism


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Lord Blair's friend claims paper was wrong to allege he had won contracts through cronyism | UPDATED: 01:07 GMT, 22 December 2012 Denial: Lord Blair denies he handed out contracts to close friends paid for by public money A friend of former Scotland Yard chief Lord Blair won a High Court libel action yesterday when a judge ruled that he had been defamed in a newspaper article about his work for the Metropolitan Police. Management consultant Andrew Miller had told the court in May that his reputation had been ‘trashed’ by claims he had won police contracts worth millions of pounds through cronyism. Mr Miller, 58, brought High Court proceedings over a front-page article in the Daily Mail in October 2008.

Hacked Off Campaign: Stars who only want fame on their own terms

Stars who only want fame on their own terms | UPDATED: 09:12 GMT, 3 December 2012 Casting her spell over the media: Emma Watson wants state control The Hacked Off campaign demanding state control of the Press collects more than 80,000 signatures — and the support of Harry Potter author J. K.