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

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.

Emma Hall: Baby-faced woman, 21, jailed for 15 years after leading vigilante gang to kill a wrongly accused rape suspect

Baby-faced woman, 21, jailed for 15 years after leading vigilante gang to kill a wrongly accused rape suspect in brutal attack which left him looking like the 'Elephant Man'Emma Hall encouraged gang to beat Luke Harwood to death in EssexA girl had told Hall that Harwood raped her but this turned out to be falseBrutal attack left victim with flattened head 'like a marshmallow' James Danby and Tony O'Toole also jailed for taking part in the murder By Arthur Martin and Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 15:59 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:55 GMT, 25 April 2013 Jailed: Emma Hall will spend at least 15 years in prison for the brutal torture and murder of Luke Harwood A gang who tortured and killed a teenager who was wrongly accused of rape were jailed for life yesterday. The trio – led by baby-faced Emma Hall – left Luke Harwood, 18, looking like ‘the Elephant Man’ after punching and kicking him for two hours.

Clubber critically injured "after mistakenly entering wrong house and trying to get into bed with woman"

Clubber who mistakenly entered wrong house left critically injured 'after confrontation with householder who found him trying to get into bed with girlfriend'Stuart Lynch, 23, walked through unlocked door after a night outHouseholder, 24, found reveller taking his clothes off in woman's bedroomHe has been arrested by Lancashire Police on suspicion of GBH By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 10:35 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:05 GMT, 18 April 2013 A 24-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly attacked bodybuilder Stuart Lynch (pictured), who had been at the nearby Vogue nightclub in Rawtenstall, Lancashire. A clubber is fighting for his life after he mistakenly wandered into the wrong house after a night out and tried to get into bed with a woman sleeping there

Lowestoft deaths: Bodies of children aged three, two and 11 months found by police after a woman fell from a multi-storey car park

Bodies of children aged three, two and 11 months found by police after a woman fell from a multi-storey car parkChildren discovered after woman fell to her death in LowestoftSuffolk Police say they are treating the deaths of the children as suspicious By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 15:38 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 15 April 2013 Three children have been found dead today after their mother fell to her death from a multi-storey car park. Suffolk Police closed off Gordon Road in Lowestoft after 8am when a woman in her twenties was found with fatal head injuries. Paramedics and an air ambulance attended the scene but the woman could not be saved.

Abu Hamza"s son calls for holy war while praying in London mosque in series of jihadist-style videos

Like bigoted ranting father… like bigoted ranting son: Abu Hamza's son captured on video calling for holy war while praying in London mosque Uthman Mustafa Kamal has built up a following at the An-Noor mosqueHead of London mosque accepted speeches could be used by extremistsKamal is the second-youngest son of notorious hate preacher Abu HamzaQuilliam Foundation: 'One video twists the meaning of the Qur'anic verses' By Arthur Martin and Paul Bracchi PUBLISHED: 17:05 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:59 GMT, 20 March 2013 Abu Hamza's son has given vitriolic sermons in which he calls for a holy war and backs a Pakistani mother who tried to kill US agents. Othman Mustafa Kamal, 24, urged followers at a London mosque to 'destroy' the enemies of 'mujahids', who are holy warriors.

"Be more lenient to help boost trade": Pickles wages war on traffic wardens

Pickles wages war on 'over-zealous' traffic wardens as he orders them to stop fining people who have popped into the local shop to boost tradeCommunities Secretary said wardens can be 'overzealous'Drivers should be able to 'pop into a local shop', without fear of a ticket By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 01:49 GMT, 18 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:05 GMT, 18 March 2013 Ease up: Pickles demanded that 'officious' wardens should be more lenient to help boost local businesses Drivers should no longer me hit with parking fines just for stopping at the local shop for 10 minutes, Eric Pickles has said. The Communities Secretary said he wanted to put an end to the 'over-zealous culture of parking enforcement'. He demanded that 'officious' wardens should be more lenient in a bid to help boost local firms

British citizens could be forced to carry ID cards to access free NHS care as part of crackdown on health tourism

British citizens could be forced to carry ID cards to access free NHS care as part of crackdown on health tourism Care may be restricted to those who have lived in UK more than a yearMPs say scheme only works if those entitled to free care can prove it digg] By Daniel Martin PUBLISHED: 20:51 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:48 GMT, 4 March 2013 Proposals for an NHS card have been sent to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt Britons could have to carry an ‘entitlement card’ to access free NHS care as part of a crackdown on health tourists, it emerged yesterday.

Head teacher and five staff suspended for locking a knife wielding nine-year-old pupil in a cupboard after HIS parents complain to police

Head teacher and five staff suspended for locking a knife-wielding nine-year-old pupil in the 'naughty cupboard'Child carried blade taken from the kitchen at Revoe Primary in BlackpoolHe was disarmed and put in a lockable 'naughty cupboard' to calm downStaff suspended and police investigating false imprisonment By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 12:51 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:59 GMT, 26 February 2013 Fury has erupted at a primary school because its headteacher and five others have been suspended after they disarmed a knife-wielding child and shut him in a 'naughty cupboard'. Teachers placed the nine-year-old in a lockable room after he terrorised staff and fellow pupils with a blade he took from the kitchen at Revoe Primary School in Blackpool.

Duchess of Cambridge"s sister Pippa Middleton lands recipe column in Waitrose magazine

Pippa gets a job at Waitrose! Duchess of Cambridge's sister lands job writing recipe column in magazineHer food column Pippa's Friday Night Feasts will start in April issueComes despite her book Celebrate being a pre-Christmas flop By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 14:07 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:07 GMT, 25 February 2013 Her first book may not have been the success she or the publisher that paid her an 400,000 advance expected, but despite the hiccup the work keeps rolling in for Pippa Middleton.

Pippa gets a job in a supermarket (but she won"t be stacking shelves): Duchess of Cambridge"s sister lands recipe column in Waitrose…

Pippa gets a job at Waitrose! Duchess of Cambridge's sister lands job writing recipe column in magazineHer food column Pippa's Friday Night Feasts will start in April issueComes despite her book Celebrate being a pre-Christmas flop By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 14:07 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 25 February 2013 Her first book may not have been the success she or the publisher that paid her an 400,000 advance expected, but despite the hiccup the work keeps rolling in for Pippa Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge's sister will now pen a column called Pippa's Friday Night Feasts which will feature 'casual dining ideas and recipes' for Waitrose's monthly magazine.