Cameron plea over Afghan government

Somerset County Gazette: PM David Cameron has urged Afghanistan's two presidential candidates to work towards a democratic unity government in time for next month's Nato summit

12:14am Thursday 28th August 2014

David Cameron has urged both of Afghanistan's presidential candidates to work towards the "prize" of a democratic unity government in time for the Nato summit in Wales next month.

Britain is 'deeply elitist society'

Somerset County Gazette: Many members of Britain's judiciary have had a private education, a report has found

12:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Britain is still "deeply elitist" with privately-educated pupils and Oxbridge graduates continuing to dominate top roles in society, a major new report warns.

Women's representation falls again

Somerset County Gazette: Progress in women's representation in Britain had stalled or gone backwards, a study has found

12:10am Thursday 28th August 2014

Britain has collapsed from 33rd to 65th place on a global league table of women's representation in less than 15 years, a new report has revealed.

Crime chief quits Labour Party

Somerset County Gazette: South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright is facing calls to quit

12:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post.

£160m boost for Cancer Drugs Fund

Somerset County Gazette: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has hailed new investment in the Cancer Drugs Fund

12:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

Thousands more cancer patients in England will be offered vital treatments in a £160 million boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), the Department of Health said today.

Cameron praises 'single market' UK

Somerset County Gazette: David Cameron will tell business leaders that the UK is 'one of the oldest and most successful single markets in the world'

12:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

The Prime Minister will hail the UK as one of the world's "oldest and most successful single markets" as he campaigns to keep the country together.

Parents 'missing meals' to pay rent

Somerset County Gazette: 10.5% of working adults with children reported missing meals to help pay for their home

12:04am Thursday 28th August 2014

An estimated 880,000 working parents in England have resorted to skipping meals in the last year in order to cover their mortgage or rent, according to research from Shelter.

Depressed cancer patients 'ignored'

Somerset County Gazette: Cancer patients are more likely to suffer from major depression, figures show

12:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

Large numbers of cancer patients suffer from major depression and in the vast majority of cases their mental anguish is being overlooked or ignored, a study has found.

Extreme weather threat to seabirds

Somerset County Gazette: Little terns have been badly affected by recent severe weather conditions, the National Trust has warned (PA/National Trust)

12:13am Thursday 28th August 2014

UK seabirds are being hit by a triple whammy of extreme weather, predators and disturbance by humans, the National Trust has said.

Weird compensation offers revealed

Somerset County Gazette: A book of stamps was one of the bizarre compensation offers made by a company, a poll has revealed

12:04am Thursday 28th August 2014

A year's supply of fruit cake, a book of stamps and a free meerkat adoption are some of the forms of compensation offered by UK companies, a survey has found.

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