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Jersey Assembly votes for humane right to die law

Jersey’s States Assembly today approved a proposal to change the law on assisted dying for adult islanders with terminal or incurable conditions, who have a clear and settled wish to end their lives. Channel Islands Humanists, part of Humanists UK, which campaigns for a right to die for those with terminal or incurable illnesses, praised the debate… Read more »

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George Osborne's budget saving 'shortfall'
George Osborne’s budget saving ‘shortfall’

A report today claims the shadow chancellor’s proposed savings would fall £3 billion short and take five years longer than he estimated. At the Tory party conference George Osborne confirmed reports that under a Conservative government the state retirement age would rise to 66 ten years earlier than planned, saving £13 billion a year from… Read more »

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The prime minister privately congratulated US president Barack Obama today.
PM congratulates Obama on Nobel win

By Liz Stephens The prime minister has congratulated US president Barack Obama on winning the Nobel peace prize today. A Downing Street spokesman told politics.co.uk: “The prime minister has sent a private message of congratulations.” However, Downing Street would not be drawn on the content of the message. Mr Obama was awarded the prize “for… Read more »