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Surplus in public sector finances

Gordon Brown looks set to meet his public sector borrowing targets as new figures show there was a healthy budget surplus last month. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), public sector finances had a surplus of £4.1 billion last month, compared with a £0.4 billion deficit in October 2004. Much of this improvement… Read more »

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Health minister Rose Winterton announces global cooperation on bird flu
Ministers agree global cooperation on bird flu

The international community today agreed to share information and expertise in an attempt to speed up the development of a vaccine for bird flu. Health minister Rosie Winterton met with representatives of eight other countries, and agreed to co-operate to ensure they could respond effectively to a possible pandemic. “We have agreed a programme of… Read more »

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