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Taxpayers Should Pay People To Be Healthy Says NHS Boss

The Chief Executive of NHS England has said that the service should give companies money in exchange for asking their staff to lose weight and stop smoking. Simon Stevens claimed the move was vital to help plug the £8bn annual shortfall the NHS is expected to run by 2020. 23 Oct 2014, 9:13 AM PDT

UKIP Candidate 'Bruised and Kicked' by Man in Hove

A UKIP candidate was shoved and kicked after trying to stop a man vandalising her political stall in Brighton and Hove. Linda Reid, who is a UKIP city council candidate, said that the incident happened as she and her team were packing up their stall on George Street on Saturday afternoon when a man attacked them. 23 Oct 2014, 8:48 AM PDT

It's Official: There is No Hope for EU Reform

It might have gone unnoticed by most but the handover of power in Brussels is complete: we officially have a new government ruling the federal state of which we are effectively a part. Yesterday, Jean-Claude Juncker’s Commission has been approved without any fanfare and his office will now commence in earnest. 23 Oct 2014, 7:39 AM PDT

EU Leaders Seek More Ebola Funding at Summit

The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus. 23 Oct 2014, 7:01 AM PDT

Russia's Navalny Vows to Fight Putin

Russia's most prominent opposition leader is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block. 23 Oct 2014, 6:52 AM PDT

Coal-Rich Poland Ready to Block EU Climate Deal

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels to stamp their new, ambitious greenhouse gas emissions plan should prepare for unyielding opposition from coal-reliant Poland and some other East European countries who say their developing economies and electricity bills would suffer too much from the new target. 23 Oct 2014, 6:19 AM PDT

Exhibition on Troops in Afghanistan Opens in London

The British military's 13 years in Afghanistan is recounted in a new exhibition opening in London on Thursday, weeks before its combat forces pull out with the country facing an uncertain future. 23 Oct 2014, 6:03 AM PDT

UK Enacts Draconian Anti-Social Behavioural Laws

This week seemingly, like Banquo’s Ghost in Macbeth, a new law has appeared to haunt us and disappeared at the final curtain, unnoticed. This week the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (ABCP) came into force. It is to give additional powers to the police, local authorities and some in the private sector to deal with problem people and situations. 23 Oct 2014, 5:33 AM PDT

Here's What Will Happen to Games Journalism in the Coming Decade

One question supporters of GamerGate, the consumer revolt against shoddy ethics and bias in video games journalism, often ask me is what a successful campaign outcome might look like. Based on my experience in online media, here's where I think video games journalism is headed. In other words: what GamerGate will ultimately achieve. 23 Oct 2014, 4:59 AM PDT

BBC Radio 4 Phone-in Hijacked by Left-Wing Lobbying

A headline interview with the Chief Executive of NHS England was hijacked today by a left wing pressure group. Simon Stevens was interviewed on Radio 4 in the prime time slot reserved for the biggest interviews of the programme. As well as answering questions from presenter Sarah Montague, the programme had encouraged listeners to send in their questions from the health boss. 23 Oct 2014, 4:43 AM PDT

Ottawa: The Lazy Selfish Terrorist And The Patriot Who Killed Him

Yesterday's extraordinary fire fight in the Canadian Parliament brought together two men from quite different backgrounds. On one side was Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who raised his arms in delight having shot an unarmed solider at point blank range. The other was Sergeant at Arms Kevin Vickers, who led a team to hunt and kill the terrorist. 23 Oct 2014, 4:19 AM PDT

Police Expand Presence in Jerusalem after Car Attack

Jerusalem police vowed a "zero tolerance" policy towards violence Thursday after a Palestinian rammed his car into a crowd, killing a baby and triggering clashes across the city's annexed eastern sector. 23 Oct 2014, 3:20 AM PDT

Police Killer Roberts to be Released

Britain's most notorious police killer Harry Roberts is due to be released after spending more than 45 years in jail, reports said on Thursday. 23 Oct 2014, 3:05 AM PDT

Syria Airstrikes Toll 'over 500'

U.S.-led coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic militants, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as warplanes targeted an oil field in the eastern Deir el-Zour province near Iraq. 23 Oct 2014, 3:00 AM PDT

Tesco Chair Resigns after Accounting Scandal

The chairman of Tesco, the world's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, has resigned amid an accounting scandal in which the company admitted it had overstated its profits. 23 Oct 2014, 2:03 AM PDT

Snapshot: UKIP on Course to Win Rochester and Strood

This morning’s ComRes poll in Rochester and Strood has UKIP defector Mark Reckless 13 points ahead of the Tories in the constituency. Conservative HQ had pretty much openly priced in defeat in Clacton two weeks ago, but losing again on November 20th would be a disaster for them. David Cameron visited the seat last week and plans to make four more trips ahead of the vote. 23 Oct 2014, 12:59 AM PDT

Climate Change is Shrinking Goats, Say Researchers

Alpine goats are shrinking due to climate change, researchers have claimed. Scientists from Durham University say that the goats now weigh 25 percent less than goats of a similar age thirty years ago, and blame the shrinkage on the region's changing climate. 22 Oct 2014

Labour's Free Child Care Plan Costs £66,000 For Each Mum Back In Work

A flagship child care plan introduced by the last Labour government has been shown to be so bad at encouraging mums back into work that it cost £66,000 for each one who did. The cost of giving free nursery places for three-year-olds under the part-time pre-school places scheme will be £800m this year but only 12,000 mums have returned to work as a result. 22 Oct 2014

IRA Sex Abuse Allegations Cause Irish Political Storm

Allegations of a sexual abuse cover-up by IRA militants have caused a storm from Belfast to Dublin and drawn comparisons with the Catholic Church, as well as offering a rare glimpse into vigilante policing during the province's troubled past. 22 Oct 2014

Three Quarters of Danes Back 'Anti-Semitic' Ban on Male Circumcision

The Danish Parliament is set to once again debate the legality of male circumcision today, with the Red-Green Alliance and the Liberal Alliance teaming up to push for a ban on the practice. The other Parliamentary parties are in internal disagreement on the matter. A survey of 1,000 Danes polled in the last few days found that the Danish people overwhelmingly support a ban, with nearly three in four backing either a full or partial ban, whilst only ten percent supported the rights of parents to circumcise their sons. 22 Oct 2014

Syria Claims it Destroyed Jets Seized by IS

The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week, according to the country's information minister. 22 Oct 2014

Iraqi Kurds to Vote on Sending Forces to Syria

Iraq's Kurdish regional parliament will hold a session on Wednesday to vote on deploying peshmerga security forces to aid Syrian Kurds battling jihadists from the Islamic State group, a senior lawmaker said. 22 Oct 2014

Father of British Hostage Cantlie Dies

The father of British photojournalist John Cantlie has died, a fortnight after making a impassioned appeal to Islamic State militants to release his son, the family said on Wednesday. 22 Oct 2014

GPs Offered £55 Bonus For Each New Dementia Case Diagnosed

GPs are being offered a cash bonus for every new dementia case they diagnose under a scheme that has been branded unethical by leading doctors. The NHS will pay family doctors £55 every time they diagnose a case, in the hope it will help boost the number of sufferers identified. 22 Oct 2014

'Over Half' of British Donations to Syrian Humanitarian Charities Help Fund ISIS

More than half of the UK’s donations to smaller charities working in Syria fall into the hands of ISIS and other Islamist groups, the London based anti-radicalisation think-tank Quilliam has claimed. Two charities who send aid convoys to the country are now being investigated by the Charities Commission over possible serious breaches of their charitable status. Both deny the claim. 22 Oct 2014

Turkey Is Complicit with ISIS and Unfit to Join the EU

Turkey has finally caved in to American pressure and announced it will allow Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to cross over its territory from Iraq to Syria to join the battle against ISIS. But anyone who imagines this grudging concession represents a cooperative move by a Nato ally to help crush the so-called Islamic State would be sadly deluded. 21 Oct 2014

Splattergate II: Green Graphic Novel Celebrates Eco-Terrorism Shopping Mall Killing Spree

When is it acceptable for a terrorist to go berserk in a shopping mall and machine gun innocent victims to death? When it's all being done for the noble cause of environmentalism, of course! Such is the take-home message of an award-winning graphic novel which has been praised by a top scientist at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as "a marvellous way to convey the knowledge accumulated by our scientific community." 21 Oct 2014

Parliament Square Closed After Left-Wing Invasion

Parliament Square has been closed to the public after a group of left-wing protesters attempted to move in and take it over. Fencing was erected today and campaigners were moved on, but the Churchill statue still has a protester on its plinth. 21 Oct 2014

Tory MP: Stolen UKIP Policies Fit The PM Like An Oxfam Suit

Disquiet amongst right-wing Conservative MPs is growing thanks to David Cameron's latest announcement on curbing EU migration. The policy, which is widely believed to be unenforceable, has caused outrage because it will be seen as a "cheap stunt" according to Breitbart London sources. 21 Oct 2014

Spain Criticised for 'Brutal' Treatment of Illegal Immigrants

The Spanish authorities have been roundly criticised by the UN after a video emerged showing an immigrant being beaten up and dumped back in Morocco when he attempted to scale a fence into Melilla. The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has voiced concerns that the rights of those jumping the fences into Melilla and Ceuta, the two Spanish enclave on the North African coastline, are not being respected, The Local has reported. 21 Oct 2014

French Government to Amend Legislation to Ban Undesirables From France

The French government is drawing up plans to ban any immigrant whose “personal behaviour” is deemed to pose a threat to “security or public order”. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has made it clear that he wants to keep certain ‘undesirables’, such as Roma gypsies and east European gangsters out of his country. But critics point out that it would threaten the EU’s freedom of speech, which this weekend the outgoing President of the Commission, José-Manuel Barroso said was non-negotiable. 21 Oct 2014

Unions Still Supporting Millionaire Public Sector Salaries at the Expense of Their Own Front-Line Workers

This week front-line civil service workers went out on strike. And on Monday (13th) the public services unions did likewise. They oppose cuts to their wages and their jobs. But at the top of the Civil Service, and higher echelons of Britain’s local councils, wage inflation over the past decade runs at more than 60 percent; and some 38,000 public sector managers earn £100,000 per year, or more. 21 Oct 2014

4 Arrested in Germany for Sending Supplies to ISIS

A counter-terror operation in Germany swooped on suspects smuggling military clothing and funds to militant groups in Syria a month early after one ISIS sympathising member became suspicious that he was being monitored by police. 21 Oct 2014

Tories Forfeit £28,000 Donation from Russian Banker

The Conservative party has had a £28,000 donation forfeit after the Electoral Commission found the gift impermissible. According to an investigation by The Bureau who reported the concerns to the Electoral Commission, the donation was made as payment for an auction prize. 21 Oct 2014

Bus Driver Investigated For Shouting At Kissing Gay Couple

A gay couple have spoken out about being shouted at on a London bus for kissing. Jack James, and his partner were on board the number 89 bus in South London when, according to the Evening Standard, the driver subjected them to 'a volley of homophobic abuse for kissing'. 21 Oct 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Arrives in Tehran

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, heading a high- ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran on Monday evening, Iran's News Agency (IRNA) reported. 21 Oct 2014

Few Hopes of Success in Hong Kong Talks

Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. 21 Oct 2014

Why Immigration Is the Most Dishonest Debate in British Politics

When David Cameron promised last week that he would have “one last go” at securing curbs on immigration from within the European Union, he knew his rhetoric stood little chance of success. Days later, the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso confirmed there was “no possibility” the Prime Minister’s plans could succeed, that “it is not up for negotiation”. 21 Oct 2014

From Farage to Freud: How the Cultural Marxists Are Murdering Our Language

The other day on BBC Radio 4's Any Questions, I made a point which unfortunately went right over the heads of my booing audience. It had to do with the way lefties like my fellow panelists Chuka Umunna MP and TUC leader Frances O'Grady too often choose to misrepresent the meaning of perfectly harmless words and language for nefarious political ends. 21 Oct 2014

General: Send 3,000 British Troops to Fight Ebola

Plans to ‘defeat’ Ebola with a large-scale deployment by the British army are being considered by the Chief of the General Staff, who would dispatch a brigade to lock-down former British colony Sierra Leone at least until late 2015. 20 Oct 2014

Turkey Helping Kurdish Fighters Cross into Kobani

In a significant shift, Turkey's top diplomat announced on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to "give support" to fellow Kurds defending the border town of Kobani from Islamic State militants. 20 Oct 2014

Russian Lawmaker Demands Ban On Gay Stamps

Stamps depicting the homoerotic drawings of a Finnish artist should be banned from Russia according to a member of the St Petersburg Legislature. Vitaly Milonov has demanded Russia Post refuse to deliver letters with the stamps on because they are “homosexual propaganda” which is illegal in the country. 20 Oct 2014

Spanish Ebola Nurse Given All-Clear

The Spanish nursing assistant who was the first person infected with Ebola outside West Africa has been given the all clear, after tests to ascertain whether she still had the virus were negative. A second negative test will be required to absolutely confirm her recovery, the Telegraph has reported. 20 Oct 2014

ISIS May Use Presidential Visit To London To Behead Soldier

Police and security services are said to have upped security for tomorrow's visit of President Tan of Singapore amidst concerns ISIS may use the visit to launch an attack. The State Visit is the first major event in London since the terror threat level was raised to 'severe', meaning an attack is 'highly likely'. 20 Oct 2014

German Hostages Released by ISIS Supporting Islamic Group, after £3.5million Ransom Paid

Two German hostages who were being held by Islamic militants in the Philippines have been released in return for a ransom sum of £3.5million (€5.65million), their captors have claimed. The pair were sailing on board their yacht between Malaysia and the Philippines when they were captured by Abu Sayyif, an Islamic group supportive of ISIS, who subsequently demanded money and the withdrawal of German troops from action in Syria and Iraq. 20 Oct 2014

Labour-Run NHS Wales 'On the Verge of Becoming a Third-World Service'

Conditions within Labour-run NHS Wales are worse than those faced by the patients neglected during the infamous Mid-Staffordshire scandal, according to relatives of those who have suffered. An investigation by the Daily Mail has uncovered incidents including patients dying whilst on the waiting list for treatment, and people who have had to move to England to access health care. 20 Oct 2014

Paris Opera Ejects Woman Wearing Full Face Veil

A woman has been ejected from the Opera Bastille for wearing a full face veil. France banned anyone from wearing clothing which covered the face in 2011, arguing that face-coverings prevent the clear identification of a person, which is both a security risk, and a social hindrance within a society which relies on facial recognition and expression in communication. 20 Oct 2014

Conservatives Pull Ahead Of Labour in Scotland, SNP Surge

The Conservatives have pulled ahead of Labour in Scotland according to a poll by YouGov. The survey puts the Conservatives on 20 percent, Labour on 19 percent with the Liberal Democrats on 9 percent and 'others' including the Scottish National Party on 41 percent. 20 Oct 2014

Liberia President Describes Heavy Cost of Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. 20 Oct 2014

HK Leader: 'External Forces' Involved in Protests

Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation. 20 Oct 2014

Koreas Exchange Fire near Heavily Fortified Border

South and North Korea exchanged fire across the heavily fortified border on Sunday in the latest clash on the divided Korean Peninsula amid concerns that tensions could scuttle high-level talks between the two sides. 20 Oct 2014

France Urges Germany to Boost Investment Spending

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has called on Germany to spend an additional 50 billion euros (39.59 billion pounds) on investments over the next three years to support the European economy, according to comments that appeared in the Monday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) daily. 20 Oct 2014


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