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Hunt defends A&E data suspension
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said A&E waiting times data is never published during the Christmas period

Hunt defends A&E data suspension

NHS staff should not be forced to work over Christmas to publish A&E waiting time figures, Jeremy Hunt has said, amid claims of a festive "news blackout".

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Obama brings Cuba in from the cold

Obama brings Cuba in from the cold

After half a century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on to restore diplomatic relations in a historic shift that could revitalise the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

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Armitage lands 12-week ban

Armitage lands 12-week ban

Toulon full-back Delon Armitage has been suspended for 12 weeks following a misconduct complaint lodged against him after his club's match against Leicester, European Professional Club Rugby has announced.

Business news

Royal Mail 'sold for right price'

Royal Mail 'sold for right price'

The Government and taxpayer achieved "significant value" from the sale of Royal Mail and the right decisions were made over the pricing of shares, according to a report into the controversial privatisation.

Technology news

Mobile networks agree coverage deal

Mobile networks agree coverage deal

The Government has reached a deal with the four mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport said.

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Mel B hubby's 'witch-hunt' anger

Mel B hubby's 'witch-hunt' anger

Mel B's husband Stephen Belafonte has said he feels he has been the victim of a "witch-hunt" amid reports the pair had split.

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