Tory MP hits out at NHS sell-off 'smears'

Conservative MPs have hit back at union claims that they have links to private firms who could profit from Government reforms to the NHS, with one calling them a 'smear'.

Will they ever clear up this tip?

The rubbish mountain

A towering pile of rubbish has not been touched in 10 months - despite the man at the centre of the row being jailed for failing to clear it up.

Another huge fall in unemployment

COPYRIGHT EXPRESS & STAR/ GAVIN DICKSON 18/12/2008 Job Centre, Queen Street, Wolverhampton. Roger Tomlinson. (7739304)

A further 15,000 people in the West Midlands have stopped claiming dole money another huge fall in unemployment - but 200,000 people are still out of work.