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Wales tops England on doctors' pay deal

2% for all dentists and doctors, including consultants An extra 2% for GPs An extra 1.5% for doctors working in specialisms, who are not consultants and not in training In England, the UK government announced in July it would give a one-year pay rise of 1.5% for consultants, 2% for trainees, 3% for specialty doctors

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'No major concerns' for Thames whale

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhale spotted in Thames again A beluga whale seen in the Thames for a second day is “swimming strongly and feeding normally”, the RSPCA has said. The animal welfare charity said the whale, nicknamed Benny, had moved towards the estuary, and there were no major concerns for

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'Cunning' man tricked other men into sex

‘Bizarre conditions’ Police believe there may be other victims who have so far felt too ashamed to come forward. Det Con Lucy Marsh, of the Metropolitan Police, said: “Xavier has demonstrated extreme manipulation and cunning in order to satisfy his own sexual gratification, setting bizarre conditions that the victims adhered to in the belief that

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'Why I want a civil partnership with my sister'

“There’s no real argument against it,” says Catherine Utley, 59. “People are getting the wrong end of the stick.” She has lived with elder sister Ginda, 63 – full name Virginia – for most of her adult life since they bought their first flat together in 1985. Image copyright Catherine Utley Image caption Catherine’s daughter

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Body found in search for missing kayaker

Coastguard helicopters continued looking for him overnight and a coastguard fixed-wing aircraft was brought in on Sunday morning as the search area widened. Police said the aircraft found the body, which was recovered from the sea by the warship HMS Tyne. Related Topics Studland Swanage Worcester Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-45779686

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Two runners die at Cardiff Half Marathon

“They unfortunately become the first fatalities in the 15 year history of the race.” The men were treated on the finishing line before being taken to Cardiff’s University Hospital Wales. South Wales Police said the men’s next-of-kin had been notified. Related Topics Running NSPCC Haverfordwest Fitness Marathon running Cardiff Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45747632

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Would a bigger house make you happier?

Meanwhile, the proportion of families and individuals sharing private rented housing has almost tripled since 1992 to 6.6%, according to research by the Resolution Foundation think tank. So, does more space always mean happier occupants, or is there a cut-off point? You might think that people with very big houses would be more satisfied with

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Boots investigated over fatal pills error

Image caption Gail Pickles found double the number of packs her father should have been given She was determined to look more closely at what had happened, a decision backed up in January this year when she watched a BBC investigation into Boots, which covered three patients who died after pharmacy errors. In June, at

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Rainbow presenter Geoffrey Hayes dies

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRemembering Rainbow star Geoffrey Hayes Geoffrey Hayes, who hosted long-running children’s TV show, Rainbow, has died aged 76. The actor and presenter died in hospital surrounded by his family, according to his manager. In a statement, Phil Dale said: “It is with great sadness that the family

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Man and boy, 8, injured in shooting

Det Sgt Chris Jones said: “We’re still trying to establish the motive for the shooting, but at this time we don’t believe that the man or his stepson were the intended targets. “Thankfully, they have escaped really serious injury, but the person or people responsible for this are clearly dangerous and willing to recklessly use