Miliband set for policy clash with his own MPs: Labour leader plans to woo middle Britain with tougher stance on immigration

Miliband set for policy clash with his own MPs: Labour leader plans to woo middle Britain with tougher stance on immigration Labour MPs remain firmly opposed to curbs on immigration and red tapeSome 49% said restrictions on immigration would harm economy Miliband says he has learned 'hard truths' about what Labour 'got wrong' By Jason Groves PUBLISHED: 00:33 GMT, 28 December 2012 | UPDATED: 00:33 GMT, 28 December 2012 New Year's message: Ed Miliband hopes to focus on rebuilding the economy and helping struggling families Labour MPs remain firmly opposed to curbs on immigration and red tape, a survey reveals today – as Ed Miliband pledges to unveil a string of policies to woo middle Britain. In his New Year’s message the Labour leader says the party will finally begin setting out its policies for the next election, with a focus on rebuilding the economy and helping struggling families. Mr Miliband insists he has learned ‘hard truths’ about what Labour ‘got wrong’ on issues like immigration in the past

Visitors banned and more wards closed as hospitals battle worst norovirus outbreak for five years

'Please, please don't visit': Hospitals in lockdown amid worst norovirus outbreak in five years Birmingham's City Hospital has imposed the ban until further notice after an outbreak of the bug forced four wards to close Comes as Doncaster & Bassetlaw trust takes to Twitter, begging those with any symptoms to stay away Cases of winter vomiting bug up 72% on last year | UPDATED: 13:16 GMT, 14 December 2012 Hospitals are going into lockdown in a desperate bid to get the winter vomiting bug under control. Birmingham's City Hospital announced today that visitors are banned until further notice, after an outbreak of the bug forced the closure of four wards

Respect MP attacks new rule on veils saying the restriction discriminates against Muslim women

Respect MP attacks new rule on veils saying the restriction discriminates against Muslim women George Galloway said restrictions could discriminateHe said they were 'heavy handed'Everyone who works at the Palace of Westminster are 'required to remove any covering obscuring the face' | UPDATED: 01:34 GMT, 9 December 2012 New curbs on Muslim veils in the Commons were criticised by Respect MP George Galloway last night, writes Simon Walters. Mr Galloway, whose Bradford West constituency has a large ethnic population, said the restrictions could discriminate against Muslim women