£7,400 for quango Christmas parties

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NHS staff to stage fresh strikes

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Bank fines boost for charity single

Fines levied on banks for misconduct will fund a VAT waiver on a military charity single, the Government has announced.

Snow on Christmas Day 'is unlikely'

A white Christmas across the UK is looking unlikely for now, but severe weather warnings are in place over the weekend.

Cheryl husband wins privacy damages

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Obama criticises Sony film decision

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£7,400 for quango Christmas parties

Three health quangos expect to spend more than £7,400 of taxpayers' cash on Christmas parties, official figures show.

Lecturer 'abducted' sons to Moscow

A Russian academic who lectured at a London university "abducted" two of his sons after their mother moved to a women's refuge complaining that she ...