Phillippa Carnall

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A&E waiting times in England prompt Labour to warn of NHS winter crisis

The number of patients waiting more than four hours in A&E departments in England before being admitted, transferred or discharged has reached its highest level since April last year, prompting Labour to warn that the NHS is in the midst of a winter crisis.<p>Figures also indicated that the number …

Church offers prayers after same-sex weddings – but bans gay priests from marrying

Church of England draws up guidelines for ‘new reality’ of gay marriage but liberal campaigners dismiss arrangements as ‘dog’s breakfast’<p>Gay couples who get married will be able to ask for special prayers in the Church of England after their wedding, the bishops have agreed.<p>But priests who are …

Council houses go to professionals earning £100,000

An estimated 5,000 wealthy professional households are benefiting from subsidised council house rents, worth £4,200 a year each, according to figures from Eric Pickles<p>Thousands of wealthy professionals are living in taxpayer-subsidised council houses despite earning more £100,000 a year, official …

Independent Scotland 'would find it extremely difficult to join EU'

It would be "difficult, if not impossible" for an independent Scotland to join the EU, the European commission president, José Manuel Barroso, said on Sunday.<p>The statement will dent the hopes of Scottish nationalists who claim the country would join the EU if Scotland votes yes in the 18 September …

Riding my broken bike is like working with the Lib Dems

Mistaking a pothole for a puddle put paid to an old friend, but there is an upside to my mishap<p>At first, I couldn’t believe it. No, I said when they told me of the death of my bike. Get away, I said; and then they made me look at the appalling wound, and it was only when I had run my fingers round …

Labour attacks 'discrimination' at Department for Education

An increasing number of Department for Education staff believe they are victims of discrimination at work, according to figures unearthed by Labour from a civil service staff survey released last week.<p>The number of civil servants in Michael Gove's department who say they have personally experienced …