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Millions miss out on seven-day GP access

Millions miss out on seven-day GP access

Health
More than five million people across England are unable to book an appointment with a GP outside of working hours.BBC analysis of official data shows 10% of registered patients live in areas where there is no access to GPs in evenings and at weekends.Labour has accused the government of "breaking its promises".NHS England said it was still on target to provide access to extended care for all patients by 1 October.Our analysis shows: More than 22 million people - or 40% of patients registered with GPs - now have "seven-day 8am to 8pm" access to GPs - defined as full provision by NHS England Just over half the population have access to partial provision. This is when a GP practice can offer the minimum of ninety minutes of bookable appointments once a week...
Voices of millions of UK taxpayers stored by HMRC

Voices of millions of UK taxpayers stored by HMRC

Technology
The voices of millions of taxpayers have been analysed and stored by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) without consent, privacy campaigners say.Big Brother Watch says HMRC's Voice ID system has collected 5.1 million audio signatures and accuses the department of creating "biometric ID cards by the back door".The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) says it is following up complaints about the service.HMRC says the data is held securely.It also emphasised that callers could choose not to use Voice ID.The Voice ID scheme, which was launched last year, asks callers to repeat the phrase "my voice is my password" to register.Once this task is complete, they can use the phrase to confirm their identity when managing their taxes.'Very po...
If you hit the $502 million Mega Millions jackpot, here's how to keep it quiet

If you hit the $502 million Mega Millions jackpot, here's how to keep it quiet

Finance
With the Mega Millions jackpot swelling to at least $ 502 million for Friday night's drawing, many ticket holders likely are daydreaming about what they'd do with that kind of money.They also should be thinking about how they would protect their identity if they win big.Experts say it's the most important step to take to protect your sudden wealth. It also isn't always an easy thing to do.While some states allow winners to easily remain anonymous when they collect their winnings, others do not. In some places, you can create a trust to receive the money to avoid your name being attached to the cash, as long as you plan ahead.Whether you can shield your identity or not, you should assemble a team of professionals who are experienced in helping lottery winners. That includes an attorney — th
Millions in gems stolen in gun raid at Paris Ritz

Millions in gems stolen in gun raid at Paris Ritz

World
Armed robbers have raided the Ritz Hotel in Paris and stolen jewellery thought to be worth millions of euros.The axe-wielding thieves made off with the jewels after smashing the windows of the world-famous hotel in the French capital, police said.The stolen items are worth "several million euros", a police source added.TV station BFM said the jewels were worth €4.7m (£4.16m).Three suspects have been detained and two others are on the run, the source said.A witness told Sky News they heard "at least 10 rounds of gunfire".Video:Aftermath of Paris robbery Nik said: "My parents and I were sitting at the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz for a drink and we were about to leave when we heard shouting from the bartenders to get down."One man wearing a ski mask ran right from the bar door to the front righ