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


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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.

Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures in the South are set to hit 22C


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Get ready for the hottest day of the year so far as temperatures are set to hit 22C (but make the most of it because the weekend will be cold) A '30 to 40% chance' it will be the hottest day of the year, say forecastersTemperatures peaked at 21.3C in East Malling, Kent, yesterdayNorth-south divide with temperatures as low as 10C expected in ScotlandIt will fall to 12C in London on Friday as a cold weather front moves across the country By Rob Cooper PUBLISHED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 GMT, 24 April 2013 Britain could bask in the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures set to break through the 22C barrier today, forecasters said.

British golfer drowns in Spanish lake after falling in when he went to retrieve golf ball


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British golfer, 73, drowns in Spanish lake after falling in when he went to retrieve his ball Thomas Ross fell into lake at Dunas de Donana golf course in AndaluciaMr Ross, 73, from Scotland, was playing the fifth hole when he slippedCourse located near Matalascanas which is popular with British tourists By Lee Moran PUBLISHED: 11:28 GMT, 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:23 GMT, 23 April 2013 Died: Thomas Ross died while on a golfing holiday in Spain A British golfer drowned in a Spanish lake after he fell in trying to find a lost ball.

Boston Marathon explosion: Dozens reported injured as device goes off near finish line


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BREAKING NEWS: Two explosions rock finish line of Boston Marathon as dozens of people reported seriously injured By Beth Stebner PUBLISHED: 19:09 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:15 GMT, 15 April 2013 Two large explosions has been reported near the finish line of the famous Boston Marathon, leaving behind a scene of carnage. Eyewitnesses at the scene said there was a loud explosion and emergency vehicles crowded the scene. Up to 60 people have been reported injured, dozens of them seriously.

Jason Owen: Man who let Baby P die is sent back in jail after breaching parole


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Man who let Baby P die is sent back in jail after breaching paroleJason Owen, 41 back in prison after breaching conditions of bail Jailed in 2009 for his part in toddler's death, but served just half 6 year termBaby P found dead in his bloodied cot in August 2007 after horrific abuse His mother, Tracey Connelly and her boyfriend Steven Barker also jailed By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 08:24 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 12 April 2013 Jason Owen, one of a trio jailed over Baby P's death, who is said to be back in prison after breaching his parole A man who was jailed for his part in Baby P's death is back in prison after breaching the conditions of his bail. Jason Owen, 41, was jailed in 2009 for his part in the toddler's death, alongside the child's mother, Tracey Connelly, her boyfriend Steven Barker – and Owen's brother. But he served just half of his six year sentence and was given parole in 2011.

MPs can claim 3,750 on expenses to fly home to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher in the Commons


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MPs can claim up to 3,750 on expenses for flying home to pay tribute to Baroness Thatcher in the Commons All 650 MPs told they can receive up to 3,750 after Parliament was recalledLabour MPs say debate could have been delayed until next week By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 09:55 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:50 GMT, 10 April 2013 MPs have been told they can claim up to 3,750 if they want to take part in today’s Commons tributes to Baroness Thatcher. Expenses chiefs emailed all 650 MPs to tell them they can receive the sum to cover the cost of returning from their Easter holidays.

Lee Close fire: Toddler, three, loses his fight for life hours after house fire that killed two teenagers


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Toddler, three, loses his fight for life hours after house fire that killed two teenagers Child suffered serious injuries during the blaze in Devon yesterday morningA 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man also in house died earlier today Emergency services arrived in Honiton shortly before 8am yesterday Police have said there was nothing to suggest fire was started deliberately By James Rush, Jill Reilly and Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 12:27 GMT, 6 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:03 GMT, 6 April 2013 A three-year-old boy has died from serious injuries after a house fire which also killed two teenagers. Doctors were battling desperately to save the toddler's life at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol following yesterday's blaze in the Honiton area of Devon but he was pronounced dead this afternoon

Man crushed to death by a train after station fight


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Man crushed to death by a train after station fight Ryan Harrison, 22, was crushed between the platform and a trainHe had been involved at a fight and was pushed onto the tracksThe indent occurred on Saturday at Guildford station, Surrey British Transport Police is treating the death as suspicious although reports he had been stabbed are unfounded By Francesca Infant And Larisa Brown PUBLISHED: 00:57 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 02:19 GMT, 1 April 2013 A young man died when he became sandwiched between a railway platform and a departing train moments after a fight at a station. It is understood that following a row with a group of men, the 22-year-old either fell or was pushed down the side of the platform next to a stationary train. Ryan Harrison was killed minutes later when the train moved away, trapping him between it and the platform edge.

Toddler dies after her buggy is blown into the road by a gust of wind and hit by a van as her mother turns to lock the front door


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Toddler dies after her buggy is blown by a gust of wind into the path of a van as her mother turns to lock the front doorPushchair was blown into traffic after mother turned to lock the front door Three-year-old girl suffered cardiac arrest and died an hour laterDesperate mother tried to give CPR at the scene of the accidentCourier van driver held on suspicion of causing death by careless driving By Damien Gayle PUBLISHED: 16:37 GMT, 25 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:27 GMT, 25 March 2013 A three-year-old girl was killed in front of her mother this morning when a gust of wind blew her buggy from her doorstep into the path of a delivery van, according to witnesses. The girl was hit by a van driving into an estate off Wellesley Road in Croydon town centre, South London, after her mother let go 'for a second' to lock her front door

Inflation index "has cheated us for years": Annual increase in bills has been linked to inaccurate figures

Inflation index 'has cheated us for years': Annual increase in bills has been linked to inaccurate figures ONS admitted its Retail Prices Index measure was 'inadequate'RPI dictates how much Britons' household bills go up each yearThe measure has been swapped for the 'improved' RPIJ, said ONS .