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.

Early to bed and rise won"t make you wealthy and wise, research shows as night owls are linked to high income earners

Early to bed and early to rise won't make you wealthy and wise, research shows as night owls are linked to high income earnersUniversity of Madrid researchers tested nearly 1,000 teenagersEarly risers do well at school but are outstripped by night owls at work By Helen Lawson PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:01 GMT, 24 March 2013 They are most likely to be healthy, wealthy and wise, according to the old adage. But those who are early to bed and early to rise do not always have the upper hand, researchers say. They have revealed that night owls are generally brighter and wealthier than those able to get up early in the morning.

Richard III: Scientists reveal DNA results confirm king"s body has been found under a car park in Leicester

It IS Richard III: Scientists reveal DNA results confirm 15th century king's body has been found under a car park in Leicester University of Leicester academics unveil their findings at press conferenceDNA sample matches that of a descendant of the king's maternal lineSkeleton's spinal curvature also matched accounts of the humpback king Remains were uncovered by archaeologists at former church in LeicesterHistorical records say he was taken to the city after he was killed in 1485 By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 10:42 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 14:51 GMT, 4 February 2013 Human remains found buried beneath a social services car park in Leicester are those of Richard III who was killed in battle in 1485, archaeologists confirmed today. In an extraordinary discovery which rewrites the history books, the skeleton of the last of the Plantagenet kings was identified by DNA analysis after researchers traced his living descendants

Putin: Ill sign plan to ban adoptions in US

Putin: I’ll sign plan to ban adoptions in U.S.Putin said he will sign the bill to prevent Americans adopting Russian children It is seen as a tit-for-tat response to U.S. bill that will freeze assets of Russians accused of human rights abuse Amnesty International criticises 'childish' response | UPDATED: 23:31 GMT, 27 December 2012 Ban: Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he will sign a law preventing U.S. citizens adopting Russian children Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children

Rise in number of families with four cars: Working women and their stay-at-home offspring behind rise in vehicles on the drive

The four-car families: Working women and their stay-at-home offspring behind rise in vehicles on the driveFamilies with four or more cars account for nearly one in 50 of all householdsStudy by RAC Foundation analysed census results | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 26 December 2012 The number of households with four or more cars has soared by 51 per cent to nearly half a million over the past decade. The rising number of women who work is one factor behind the increase

Google under fire for "failing to stop easy access to porn" despite tweaking search results in the US to hide indecent images

Google under fire for 'failing to stop easy access to porn' despite tweaking search results in the US to hide X-rated images Search engine fails to makes it more difficult to find pornographic images Plans only in effect in America but due to be introduced internationallyCompany refuses to say, however, when restrictions will be introduced in UK Internet users accuse the company of 'censorship' | UPDATED: 23:06 GMT, 13 December 2012 Google has come under fire from child protection campaigners after its claims to have put effective safeguards on access to porn were called into question. The internet giant had changed its programming after earlier criticism so as to make X-rated pictures more difficult to find