Ukip 'set for big by-election win'

Wharfedale Observer: Ukip leader Nigel Farage, centre, and new Ukip MP Douglas Carswell, right, join candidate Mark Reckless on the campaign trail for the upcoming Rochester and Strood by-election

12:23am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Ukip is on course for a resounding victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election with a new poll putting the party 13 points ahead.

Worker cash plan to tackle obesity

Wharfedale Observer: Employees could be rewarded with cash or shopping vouchers if they lose weight under new plans backed by the NHS

12:08am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Workers could be rewarded with cash or shopping vouchers if they lose weight under NHS-backed plans to tackle the obesity crisis.

PM: EU must do more to fight Ebola

Wharfedale Observer: Prime Minister David Cameron is to urge fellow EU leaders to do more to tackle Ebola

12:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

David Cameron is to urge fellow EU leaders to do more to tackle Ebola in west Africa, warning that failure to halt the killer disease there would risk future cases in Europe.

Man and boy, 9, die in house blaze

Wharfedale Observer: A nine-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man have died after a house fire

12:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A nine-year-old boy and a 44-year-old man have died after a house fire, police said.

Commanders slam Afghan campaign

Wharfedale Observer: UK troops in Afghanistan were so stretched at times there was a risk they would be "massacred", commanders said

12:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

British commanders have given a damning assessment of the military campaign in Afghanistan, admitting that at times troops were so stretched there was a risk they would be "massacred".

EU targets 'to raise power bills'

Wharfedale Observer: The UK has a legally-binding EU target to source 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020

12:07am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Energy targets set by Brussels will force up annual household gas and electricity bills by £149 within six years, research has found.

Tesco boss faces profits pressure

Wharfedale Observer: Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is under pressure to turn around the firm's fortunes

12:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

New Tesco boss Dave Lewis will be under pressure over plunging profits and a £250 million accounting scandal when the company publishes half-year results today.

Soulful Sam is big Mobo winner

Wharfedale Observer: Sam Smith collected four prizes at the annual awards event

12:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Chart-topping soul singer Sam Smith dedicated his triumph to his parents after celebrating being the big winner at the Mobo Awards.

Photobomb named word of the year

Wharfedale Observer: The Queen had a hand in making 'photobomb' word of the year

12:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Photobomb, an action brought to the nation's consciousness by a host of famous figures from Jennifer Lawrence to the Queen, has been named the word of the year by Collins English Dictionary.

Cuts 'hitting fertility treatment'

Wharfedale Observer: Patients face an unfair "postcode lottery" for fertility treatment, a watchdog says

12:03am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Women across Britain are being denied fertility treatment because NHS trusts are trying to cut costs, a health watchdog has warned.






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