Cameron finally concedes Britain could quit Europe as he prepares to offer referendum on the subjectPrime Minister says UK exit not his 'preference' but was now 'imaginable'He may look to negotiate a looser, trade-based relationship with Brussels | UPDATED: 00:16 GMT, 18 December 2012 David Cameron admitted for the first time last night that Britain might leave the European Union. The Prime Minister said that while a UK exit was not his ‘preference’, it was however ‘imaginable’. Mr Cameron is preparing to offer a referendum on Britain’s future in Europe in a speech next month.
Ageism in hospitals 'leaves elderly heart attack and breast cancer victims to die' Government promised to end ageism in Health Service and introduced lawsBut patients in 80s are at risk of not receiving emergency treatmentAnd some hospitals refuse to offer the treatment to those over 75 at allProcedure has been credited with saving up to 80 patients a yearWards are becoming 'dangerously' overcrowded, raising risk of infection | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 4 December 2012 The elderly are being denied life-saving treatment for heart attacks and surgery following breast cancer, a report warns. It reveals the extent of age discrimination across the NHS, with doctors making ‘inaccurate assumptions’ about patients based on their dates of birth. This year the Government promised to end ageism in the Health Service and introduced laws that enable the elderly to sue if they are unfairly refused treatment
All knife thugs will be sent to prison, says Justice Secretary after figures show one in five escape with a cautionMandatory prison sentence for 'aggravated knife crime' Offenders face a maximum of four years’ imprisonment or a minimum of six months | UPDATED: 09:45 GMT, 3 December 2012 Tough stance: Justice Secretary Chris Grayling wants prison sentences for knife crimes Knife-wielding thugs will no longer be able to escape with only a caution, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has vowed. The Cabinet minister said anyone who uses a knife to threaten others in a public place will be jailed. Of the 4,207 people arrested for carrying knives this spring, only 951 – 22 per cent – were sent to prison.