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'Conveyor-belt' baby wards eject mums in just 36 hours: Maternity stays are the shortest in Europe due to shortage of midwives and beds 
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The average stay in hospital for a normal birth in Britain is just 1.5 days compared to Romanian and Slovakian mothers who stay in hospital for up to five days after giving birth.

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Under wraps, PM's Chequers wine bill: Officials refuse to reveal cost of hosting celebrities and politicians at grace-and-favour country home
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The Cabinet Office insists ‘centralised’ records mean it would be too expensive to provide details of the Prime Minister’s spending at Chequers, and that of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at Chevening.

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey asked to be tested SEVEN TIMES
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Other volunteers returning from Sierra Leone were allowed to board crowded buses and trains instead of being taken into quarantine.

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Lessons in leadership: As those newly released papers reveal, even when wrong, Mrs T had conviction and courage says ROBIN HARRIS 
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Margaret Thatcher, pictured, was correct to introduce the Poll Tax which, according to Robin Harris, former director of the conservative party’s research department, ‘was an excellent idea in principle.’

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Countryside 'to swell by half a million in ten years' as more people opt to leave the city for a rural idyll 
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The rural population is set to swell by 6 per cent by 2025 leading to a boom in the countryside economy, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs predicted.

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Parents who move house and hire tutors pay as much as those who send their children to private school, says top headmaster 
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Alun Jones, the new president of the Girls’ Schools Association has said that referring to independent schools as bastions of ‘elite and privilege’ is outdated these days.

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Happy Pugh Year: Our inimitable cartoonist's rib-tickling take on 2014 
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From Luis Suarez and Jeremy Paxman to the Downton dog and Aldi, Pugh has covered all of the year’s biggest stories in his hilarious cartoons. Here’s our pick of the best which kept us laughing in 2014.

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Gunman in Edmonton, Canada, 'kills eight people, including two CHILDREN, then commits suicide'
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The man, thought to be Phu Lam, 53, was found dead after an alleged rampage in which he attacked victims in two parts of Edmonton, Canada, before fleeing and taking his own life.

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Aldi's 'Swap & Save' adverts banned for second time after Tesco complained that its price comparisons were misleading 
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In TV and press adverts for the campaign shoppers spoke about swapping from their usual supermarket to Aldi, with one saying: ‘We’ve saved so much on our weekly shop.’

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Parents outraged after Hasbro made phallic kids' toy for Play Doh cake decorating set
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The toymaker has been attacked by moms and dads who bought the $20 Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset for their loved ones – and were shocked at the toy’s risqué connotations.

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Rail fat cats paid millions as fares soar
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While passengers struggle with ever-rising fares, senior rail executives enjoyed generous salaries, bonuses and perks such as car allowances and private healthcare.

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Sonar detects wreckage of flight 8501 upside down on bottom of the Java Sea as search pilot reveals victims were found holding hands amid parts of the doomed jet 
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Sonar images have revealed the wreckage of doomed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 upside down on the sea floor, as it’s revealed three passengers were holding hands when their bodies were found

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Man accidentally sells girlfriend’s cat and is using Craigslist and Reddit to try to retrieve it
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Camo is missing – and is dying to get home and back into this dashing outfit (Picture: Roy Dufek/Reddit) A woman has been left ‘crushed’ after her boyfriend accidentally sold her pet cat. Roy Dufek took to Craigslist in a bid to rectify his blunder and find the feline which he thinks was unwittingly shipped off to […]

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