£15bn of NHS contracts given to private companies since 2015 despite government’s ‘no privatisation’ pledge, analysis reveals
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£15bn of NHS contracts given to private companies since 2015 despite government’s ‘no privatisation’ pledge, analysis reveals

Boris Johnson is facing fresh questions over privatisation in the NHS after new research revealed that £15bn of health service contracts have been handed to private companies since 2015. The analysis found that almost two-thirds of NHS contracts by value have gone to the private sector in the last four years, and that their total yearly value has… […]

The secret life of a Kiwi wartime code-cracker
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The secret life of a Kiwi wartime code-cracker

Crown copyrightPamela Pigeon, the New Zealander who became the first female commander of a British spy base during World War II.When England’s GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) turned 100 on November 1, it shared publicly for the first time some of its World War II code-breaking exploits. Among the welter of now-declassified information was an astonishing photo,… […]

Ghost tours in Prestbury Cotswolds England’s most haunted village cancelled over vicar complaints
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Ghost tours in Prestbury Cotswolds England’s most haunted village cancelled over vicar complaints

Ghost tours of ‘England’s most haunted village’ have been cancelled after the vicar complained and threatened to sabotage them.The Gloucestershire village of Prestbury is well known for its ghouls and paranormal activity, with tales of hooded figures haunting residents and phantom noises in the dead of night.For years tourists have travelled from far and wide… […]