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2008-07-17 03:00:26

By Shari Low IT'S a whole new me here. I know I've a history of being a jaded old cynic but I've decide to turn over a new leaf and re-establish faith in the motives and feelings of that ever-expanding sector of humans, Latin name, Celebritorus Geeus Dosh.

2008-07-16 06:00:44

By Neil Macfarlane THE former health secretary has thrown his weight behind The Northern Echo?s campaign for a change in the law to stop children from using UV sunbeds. MP Alan Milburn is to table a question in Parliament asking the Government to ban under-16s from using tanning salons.

2008-07-14 18:00:35

By BOB ROBERTS GORDON Brown is to give the go-ahead for eight new nuclear power stations to be built across the UK, it was revealed last night.

2008-07-14 09:01:02

By Andrew Grice Political Editor Gordon Brown is to fast-track the building of at least eight nuclear power stations to cut Britain's dependence on oil following the dramatic rise in its price.

2008-07-09 21:00:21

By DAMIEN HENDERSON CANDIDATES in the Glasgow East by-election will be given two chances to go head to head on live television, the BBC confirmed last night.

2008-07-05 00:00:23

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.

2008-07-03 09:01:08

Samir Brikho, CEO of the engineering and project management company AMEC, said that the UK energy sector has an opportunity to position itself as a major force on the world energy scene and for UK energy companies to grow their domestic and international revenues from $180 billion in 2008, to $400 billion by 2030.

2008-07-01 18:00:00

By JANE HAASE ONE predicted effect of the current credit crunch is that we are likely to tighten our belts when it comes to foreign travel and holiday much closer to home. And having just spent a week in Cornwall, that's not such a bad thing.

2008-06-25 18:03:06

Forcing hospitals to compete for patients by publishing data such as cancer survival rates could save 100,000 lives a year, David Cameron said yesterday. The Conservative leader said scrapping NHS targets based on processes not results could eventually form a key part of Tory health reforms.

2008-06-25 12:03:06

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.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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