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MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CUTS WARNING
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.

MAY 'BRUISED' OVER EU ARREST WARRANT
Home Secretary Theresa May tells Desert Island Discs she was left "battered and bruised" after denying MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant.

HAMILTON EYES 'BIGGEST DAY OF LIFE'
Lewis Hamilton says Sunday's title showdown with Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi will be "the biggest day of my life".

LABOUR PROPOSES LONDON BUILDINGS SALE
The QEII Conference Centre and the Civil Service Club are among four London landmarks that Labour says could be sold off to reduce the deficit.

CALL TO SANCTION FAILING UNIVERSITIES
It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.

FOREIGN OFFICE 'FAILS BEREAVED BRITONS'
The consular service provided by the UK Foreign Office sometimes falls short of what the public "can legitimately expect", a report by MPs says.

NHS STAFF FLY OUT TO FIGHT EBOLA
The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola.

POLICE AND NHS PHONE LINES RESTORED
Non-emergency police and medical phone lines are now working, Vodafone says, after technical problems disrupted services for a number of hours.

BABY 'LOOKED LIKE AUSCHWITZ VICTIM'
A four-and-a-half month-old baby girl looked 'like something from Auschwitz' when found at her home in east London, a court is told.

ELECTION PRIZE 'NEVER GREATER' - DUP
DUP leader Peter Robinson tells his party's annual conference "the prize at a Westminster election has never been greater" than next May's poll.

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