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Sir Keir Starmer has said the “opportunity for change” will define the general election on 4 July. The Labour leader said Rishi Sunak’s announcement was the “moment the country needs and has been waiting for”. Speaking in central London, Sir Keir reiterated the six “first steps” for government he outlined last week and added: “It
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It’s not just your lifelong politicans who enter the fray when it comes to election time. With the next general election now confirmed for July, there are already some faces in the mix you might recognise from other walks of life. They wouldn’t be the first from the worlds of entertainment and sport to venture
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People infected with deadly viruses due to the tainted blood scandal could receive more than £2m in compensation, according to government documents. “Illustrative figures” have been published on the Infected Blood Compensation Authority section of the government website, which show “the compensation award that an infected person living with a single infection or co-infection may
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The infected blood scandal was “not an accident” – and its failures lie with “successive governments, the NHS, and blood services”, a public inquiry has found. From the 1970s, 30,000 people were “knowingly” infected with either HIV or Hepatitis C because “those in authority did not put patient safety first”, the report into the inquiry
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The confirmed cases of a waterborne disease caused by a parasite have more than doubled. There are 46 cases of cryptosporidiosis, a diarrhoeal illness, the UK Health Security Agency has said – with more than 100 further people reporting similar symptoms in the Brixham area. Other reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in residents and
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