'North-south divide' on disability

Malvern Gazette: People born in the south of England have a much higher 'disability-free life expectancy' compared with those in the north, ONS figures suggest

2:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

People living in different parts of England are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to the age they should expect to be struck down with a disability or long-term illness, new figures suggest.

Energy firms face extra storms bill

Malvern Gazette: Ofgem said that while SSE and UKPN's southern arms were badly hit by the storms 'they could have done more to get customers reconnected faster'

7:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

Regulator Ofgem has ordered energy companies SSE and UK Power Networks (UKPN) to pay an additional £3.3 million after a probe into how they handled last winter's storms.

52 priests defrocked for sex abuse

Malvern Gazette: More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been reveale

3:36pm Thursday 24th July 2014

More than 50 priests in England and Wales have been defrocked for clerical sex abuse over the past 13 years, it has been revealed.

Gove to probe 'assault' case MP

Malvern Gazette: Former shadow police minister David Ruffley was given a caution for common assault following an incident between him and his ex-partner

8:11am Thursday 24th July 2014

A Tory MP who apologised after receiving a police caution for a domestic assault has been referred by the party to chief whip Michael Gove, a Conservative source has confirmed.

Disappointment as Farah withdraws

Malvern Gazette: Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

2:04am Thursday 24th July 2014

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have been dealt a blow after Olympic hero Mo Farah pulled out just hours after the spectacular opening ceremony.

Hammond calls for Gaza ceasefire

Malvern Gazette: Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has blamed the latest fighting on Hamas (AP)

10:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has called for a swift ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as he joined international diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in Gaza amid growing concern at the rising civilian death toll.

Car parts firm in administration

Malvern Gazette: Soli-hull-based firm Unipart Automotive is one of the UK's largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment

2:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Unipart Automotive - one of the UK's largest suppliers of car parts and garage equipment - has gone into administration with the loss of more than 1,200 jobs.

Sea rescue caught on camera

Malvern Gazette: The daring rescue of a boy off a Cornish beach

10:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

The daring rescue of a drowning boy from a dangerous rip current off a Cornish beach has been captured on camera.

£1m a year to discuss nuclear waste

Malvern Gazette: Ed Davey said the area that hosted a disposal facility would benefit from significant investment

2:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Communities could be paid millions of pounds just to consider having a facility to bury nuclear waste in their area, the Government has said.

Children trying smoking 'at lowest'

Malvern Gazette: One in five pupils aged 11 to 15 said they have tried smoking, figures show

10:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

The number of children trying cigarettes has dipped to the lowest level on record, new figures suggest.






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