Council to axe 2,000 jobs amid cuts

Council to axe 2,000 jobs amid cuts - Wolverhampton City Council says it is shedding up to 2,000 jobs because budget cuts are 'worse than previously thought'. [BBC Politics]

More ambulance staff off with stress

More ambulance staff off with stress - A growing number of ambulance service staff are going off sick because of stress, BBC Wales learns. [BBC Health]

'Deadly ambulance postcode lottery'

'Deadly ambulance postcode lottery' - A postcode lottery among England's 12 ambulance services could be costing 2,500 lives a year, a former ambulance service chief executive claims. [BBC Health]

India cuts duties on cars and phones

India cuts duties on cars and phones - India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram cuts indirect taxes on cars and mobile phones in an attempt to boost economic growth. [BBC Business]

Co-op boss says 2013 its worst year

Co-op boss says 2013 its worst year - Co-operative Group boss Euan Sutherland announces plans to move on from "perhaps the worst" year in the mutual's history. [BBC Business]

Adults 'unaware of NHS data plans'

Adults 'unaware of NHS data plans' - Fewer than a third of adults in England recall getting an a leaflet about changes to the handling of medical records, a poll for the BBC suggests. [BBC Health]

Greece jobless rate hits new record

Greece jobless rate hits new record - The jobless rate in Greece reached a record high of 28% in November, according to newly released government figures. [BBC Business]

'Yes' vote 'means leaving pound'

'Yes' vote 'means leaving pound' - UK Chancellor George Osborne says a vote for Scottish independence would mean walking away from the pound. [BBC Business]

Relative tells of A&E distress

Relative tells of A&E distress - A woman whose mother died at a Belfast hospital in circumstances where delays may have been a contributory factor says her family no longer trust the National Health Service. [BBC Health]

Tenant evictions hit record high

Tenant evictions hit record high - The number of tenants in England and Wales forcibly evicted from their homes last year was the highest yet recorded, according to figures from the Ministry of Justice. [BBC Business]

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