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NHS funding: Brexit 'won't save enough' to fund £20bn boost

NHS funding: Brexit 'won't save enough' to fund £20bn boost

Health
The government will not reveal how a £20bn boost to the NHS is funded until the autumn budget - but any savings from Brexit will not be "anything like enough", the health secretary says.Jeremy Hunt also said there "will be an increased burden of taxation" to fund the 3.4% average annual rises to 2023.It came after Theresa May said the NHS funding boost in England would be partly funded by a "Brexit dividend".Labour's John McDonnell called the funding model "not credible".The prime minister announced at the weekend that the government's plan to increase the NHS budget over the next five years.The plan means more money will be given to the rest of the UK - about £4bn - although it will be up to the Welsh and Scottish go...
NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost

NHS funding: Theresa May unveils £20bn boost

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your device The NHS in England is to get an extra £20bn a year by 2023 as a 70th "birthday present", Theresa May says.It means the £114bn budget will rise by an average of 3.4% annually - but that is still less than the 3.7% average rise the NHS has had since 1948.The prime minister said this would be funded partly by a "Brexit dividend", but also hinted at tax rises.Labour said the government had failed to fund the NHS properly and was relying on a "hypothetical" windfall.Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said Labour's taxation plans meant his party could match the Conservatives' spending plans and "will go further".In her BBC interview, Mrs May did not spell out how the £20bn a year ...
England boost advantage over Pakistan on rain-hit day – highlights & report

England boost advantage over Pakistan on rain-hit day – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Second Test, Headingley (day two)Pakistan 174 (48.1 overs): Shadab 56, Broad 3-38, Anderson 3-43England 302-7 (95 overs): Bess 49, Cook 46, Root 45, Faheem 2-43England lead by 128 runsScorecardEngland tightened their grip on the second Test against Pakistan on a rain-shortened second day at Headingley. The home side pushed their first innings along to 302-7 - a lead of 128 - after persistent drizzle prevented any play until 14:45 BST and reduced the day to 59 overs.Nightwatchman Dom Bess made 49, captain Joe Root 45 and Jos Buttler ended unb...
Donald Trump thanks Kanye West for poll boost

Donald Trump thanks Kanye West for poll boost

Entertainment
Donald Trump has credited the rapper with doubling his African-American approval rating, saying: "Kanye West must have some power!"The US president was addressing the annual National Rifle Association convention when he made reference to West's controversial support for him.He made the comments in a patriotic speech in Dallas, Texas, in which he defended the American peoples' right to bear arms.Before turning to the issue of gun ownership, he said: "African-American unemployment has reached another all-time-in-history record low."And by the way, Kanye West must have some power, because, you probably saw, I doubled my African-American poll numbers. We went from 11 to 22 in one week."Thank you Kanye, thank you!my MAGA hat is signed 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/DrDHJybS8V— K
Solid iPhone sales boost Apple revenues

Solid iPhone sales boost Apple revenues

Business
Apple plans to double its share buyback scheme to $ 100bn (£73bn) as solid iPhone sales helped revenues rise 16% to just over $ 61bn.The company said it sold 52.2 million iPhones in the three months to March - only a touch below expectations, despite waning global demand for smartphones.Revenues at Apple's services business that includes Apple Music and the App Store jumped almost a third to $ 9.1bn.Shares rose 3% in afterhours trading.Ben Wood, an analyst at CCS Insight, said the services growth was "particularly impressive". He also pointed out that the iPhone X was the best-selling model in every week of the quarter - despite costing almost $ 1,000 or £1,000.Some analysts had questioned whether demand for the top-of-the-range smartphone would hold up after the initial rush.Overall Apple