How I'll weed out the health tourists, by Hunt: Minister acts after Mail highlights abuse of NHS Jeremy Hunt believes non-UK residents are granted NHS numbers too easily Mr Hunt said the system was completely unacceptable He proposed anyone with a 'questionable residency' should be issued with a temporary number By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 23:28 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 GMT, 19 April 2013 Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants only permanent British residents to qualify for anything other than emergency care Foreigners travelling to Britain to take advantage of our free health service will be denied treatment under radical plans for a shake-up of the system of personal NHS identification numbers. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants only permanent British residents to qualify for anything other than emergency care free of charge.
Eastbourne care home put under investigation for allowing disabled residents to use prostitutes and strippers 'so they can fulfill their primeval needs' Staff at home in Eastbourne, Sussex would call prostitutes for residentsLeft sex workers alone with disabled people and put red sock on the door so they weren't disturbedManagers defend policy as it 'protects residents' human rights' By Hugo Gye PUBLISHED: 14:16 GMT, 28 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:02 GMT, 28 January 2013 A care home has admitted to calling prostitutes for disabled residents who are otherwise unable to have sex. The home is now under investigation by the local council over concerns the bizarre set-up could place vulnerable residents at risk of being exploited.
Middle class care bill fiasco: PM backed 35,000 cap on fees… now elderly couples face paying as much as 150,000Couples could face 150,000 care bill under new plansCameron initially backed 35,000 contribution cap, now it could be 75,000Older people face selling their homes to cover costs | UPDATED: 02:44 GMT, 26 December 2012 Support: Prime Minister David Cameron initially backed setting the contribution cap for people who need residential care at 35,000
MRSA found in our milk: Superbug strain can cause serious infections in humans and is resistant to antibiotics Scientists tested 1,500 samples of bulk milk and found seven cases of MRSA ST398 from five farms in England, Scotland and Wales The superbug can cause serious and occasionally deadly infections in humans | UPDATED: 07:46 GMT, 21 December 2012 A potentially deadly MRSA superbug has been found in British milk for the first time. The superbug – already a problem in farm animals on the Continent – can cause serious and occasionally deadly infections in humans and is becoming a cause of udder infections in dairy cows. The strain of MRSA known as ST398 is resistant to antibiotics, so doctors find it difficult to treat infected people effectively
Now you can drink in the same pub as Bilbo: Middle Earth hostelry opens to the public… and luckily the pints aren't Hobbit-sizedThe Green Dragon pub is found in Hobbiton, near Matamata, New ZealandShire inn was popular watering hole for Frodo, Sam, Merry and PippinUsed in filming for the latest Hobbit film, the iconic pub includes characteristic circular doors made famous in movies | UPDATED: 18:27 GMT, 11 December 2012 For the inhabitants of Middle Earth, it was a popular watering hole, where Frodo Baggins and his friends Sam, Merry and Pippin liked to tipple. But now the famous shire inn in the village of Hobbiton has expanded its visitors from curious Hobbits and opened up to the public.
No, Mr Tubby Tycoon, dodging your tax tab is NOT a jolly clever wheeze | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 2 December 2012 Toughening up: The Government has said it wants to do more to combat tax-avoidance scheme which are estimated to cost the UK billions every year in lost revenue The Government, pressured by the Liberal Democrats, appears intent on tackling tax avoidance. Revelations about the lengths individuals and corporations go in order to avoid paying their fair share have reminded me of an evening in 2008 that I spent on the same dinner table as a minor-league oligarch. We were at a French film festival and this gentleman spent a long time boasting how he'd jetted in privately from Moscow.