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By Hilary Waldman, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 9--St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center is to receive the largest private gift in its 111-year history upon the death of an anonymous donor who has pledged $12.5 million to the hospital in his will.
When Labour politician Aneurin Bevan (pictured right) founded the National Health Service on July 5, 1948, it was not without a battle. The concept of a National Health Service - free at the point of use - met with widespread opposition.
THE NHS should be set free from the culture of targets and Whitehall micromanagement if it is to thrive, the Tories said. Shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley told MPs medical staff should be focused on the outcomes of patients.
By MICHAEL SETTLE UK POLITICAL EDITOR ALEX Salmond is set to raise the issue of "Scotland's oil" and high fuel prices when he travels to London on Wednesday for a meeting with ministers of the devolved administrations and the UK Government.
By DAVID LISTER The Week in Arts I have not touched on the issue of ticket prices for a while, even though I think it remains a key factor in encouraging or discouraging access to the arts. But now two things, one national, one local, have made it a live issue again.
A personal computer was stolen during a break-in at the district office of British Communities Secretary Hazel Blears. A spokesman said the computer contained some information about Blears' constituency and her department but no sensitive personal data, the Daily Mail reported.
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will step down in a year, a close ally said on Tuesday after newspapers reported that once loyal legislators had called on the increasingly unpopular British Prime Minister to quit.
By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime
By Patricia Reaney NORWICH (Reuters) - Whether it's a power walk, raised eyebrows or who walks through a door first, politicians like George W. Bush and Tony Blair use a silent language to appear dominant and likeable.
By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged an end to speculation about when he will leave office and asked to be allowed to get on with his job in an interview published on Friday.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.