Asteroid in ‘near miss’ with the Earth: Object capable of destroying London will pass within 17,000 miles from earth on Friday Scientists say there no chance the space rock will hit the planet But the asteroid could collide with satellites disrupting your mobile phone DA14, has been closely tracked since its discovery a year ago. It is predicted to reach its nearest point to the Earth at around 7.30pm UK time on Friday. Experts have calculated it will stay at least 17,200 miles (27,681km) away – easily far enough to be safe, but a very close shave in astronomical terms
Twenty stone thug crushed his victim’s ribs by SITTING on him during drunken row in pub gardenMichael Eldin was captured on CCTV assaulting 12 stone Daniel WatsonThe pair had been drinking at The Plough Inn, East YorkshireMr Watson also suffered a broken collarbone in the attackEldin was handed a four month suspended sentence at Hull Crown Court By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 11:32 GMT, 6 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:38 GMT, 6 February 2013 Sentenced: Michael Eldin pictured arriving at Hull Crown Court where he was handed a suspended sentence for breaking Daniel Watson's ribs and colllarbone in an argument A 20 stone man who crushed a drinker's ribs and broke his collarbone by sitting on him during a row in a pub garden has been spared jail.
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GPs will be paid 30,000 bonus for cancer, dementia and out-of-hours care NHS to reward surgeries which provide an all-round good serviceCritics say GPs should not receive extra bonuses just for doing their jobs | UPDATED: 07:56 GMT, 18 December 2012 Health minister Dr Dan Poulter believes the new targets will improve quality in care GPs will be paid thousands of pounds in bonuses for hitting a new raft of NHS targets. Their practices will be given extra payments worth up to 30,000 a year if they make improvements in cancer, dementia and out-of-hours care. The NHS wants to reward surgeries which diagnose patients early, improve survival rates and provide an all-round good service.