"I won"t let gas firms hike prices": Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills

'I won't let gas firms hike prices': Energy Minister warns power chiefs they should not uses cold snap as excuse to increase fuel bills By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:04 GMT, 24 March 2013 Energy Minister John Hayes warned power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills 'Ruthless' power chiefs should not use the cold snap and shortage of gas reserves as an excuse to increase fuel bills, the Energy Minister warned last night.

Cash-strapped Greek health service in crisis as hospitals run out of gloves and gowns

Cash-strapped Greek health service in crisis as hospitals run out of gloves and gownsEurope’s top health official said Greek hospitals are in such dire straits that staff are failing to keep up basic disease controlsGreece already has one of the worst problems in Europe with hospital-acquired infections Disease experts fear this is being made worse by a severe economic crisis that has cut health care staffing levels and hurt standards of care | UPDATED: 20:36 GMT, 4 December 2012 Greece is facing a rise in hospital-acquired infections because its cash-strapped health service cannot afford basic supplies such as gloves, gowns and alcohol wipes.