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Britain looking to integrate traditional Chinese medicine with NHS

Britain looking to integrate traditional Chinese medicine with NHS

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Jeremy Hunt, Britain's secretary of state for health, said his visits to China, the home country of his wife, better acquainted him with Chinese medicine.
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Britain to impose healthcare fee on long-term visitors

LONDON, July 3 (UPI) -- The British government plans to charge people from outside the European Union who plan to stay for at least six months a hefty healthcare fee, officials say.
British health secretary says doctors should be advocates

British health secretary says doctors should be advocates

LONDON, May 26 (UPI) -- Britain's health secretary says every primary care physician should be an advocate for their patients, instead of being the gateway to the healthcare system.
British immigration debate ongoing

British immigration debate ongoing

LONDON, March 25 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge to issue identification cards to new migrants from other Eurozone countries is controversial, officials said.

Britain to monitor hospitals more closely

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Britain's health secretary vowed to tighten up the monitoring of hospitals after appalling conditions were reported at a facility in Redditch, England.

British doctors found pro-NHS party

LONDON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Two doctors announced the formation Thursday of National Health Action, a new political party aimed at protecting Britain's National Health Service.

U.K. official urges abortion restriction

LONDON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- British Home Secretary Theresa May has become the third senior cabinet member in recent weeks to call for reducing the time period for legal abortions.

Brits consider three-parent baby fertility

LONDON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The British government is asking people to consider whether couples with a genetic risk of incurable defects should be allowed to use the DNA of a third party.
Murdoch defends Prince Harry pics in Sun

Murdoch defends Prince Harry pics in Sun

LONDON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- News Corp. owner Rubert Murdoch said he ordered The Sun to publish naked pictures of Prince Harry to make a point about free press in Britain.

Cameron: Osborne 'is not going anywhere'

LONDON, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne will remain in his post until the next general election, Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday.
Additional tickets released for Olympics

Additional tickets released for Olympics

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced an additional 3,000 tickets for various Olympic events were made available Monday at the London 2012 Web site.
More troops added at London Olympics

More troops added at London Olympics

LONDON, July 24 (UPI) -- With Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics Friday, the British government has deployed an additional 1,200 armed troops to beef up security.
Hunt denies bias in BSkyB bid

Hunt denies bias in BSkyB bid

LONDON, May 31 (UPI) -- British Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt says he was sympathetic to Rupert Murdoch's effort to purchase the British Sky Broadcasting Network.

Protester calls Blair 'war criminal'

LONDON, May 28 (UPI) -- An anti-war protester interrupted a British inquiry into press ethics as former Prime Minister Tony Blair was testifying Monday, calling Blair a "war criminal."

Documents suggest Murdoch had Tory friends

LONDON, May 26 (UPI) -- Text messages released Friday suggest a possible conflict of interest in British Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt's relationship with a lobbyist for News Corp.

Cameron: No reason to fire Hunt now

LONDON, April 29 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says at this point there's no reason to fire his cultural secretary for his handling of News Corp.'s bid to acquire BSkyB.

Hunt: BSkyB bid handled with 'integrity'

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said his contacts with an adviser about News Corp.'s BSkyB takeover bid would show he handled it with "total integrity."
Murdoch says newspaper covered up scandal

Murdoch says newspaper covered up scandal

LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch told a panel probing the British phone-hacking scandal he was misled and thought at least one person was covering up the situation.
Phone hack scandal may reach U.S.

Phone hack scandal may reach U.S.

LONDON, April 25 (UPI) -- News Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch hinted Wednesday Britain's phone hacking scandal could reach across the pond to the United States.
British culture secretary urged to resign

British culture secretary urged to resign

LONDON, April 24 (UPI) -- A top British politician Tuesday called for Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to resign for allegedly being too cozy with the Murdoch media empire.

Britain seeks to limit online porn access

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- Instead of trying to ban online pornography in Britain, Parliament is favoring "opt in" terms for those who want access to the material, officials said.

Britain's top artists protest arts cuts

LONDON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- More than 100 U.K. artists have written the culture secretary saying government spending cuts would obliterate a cultural scene "that is the envy of the world."
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