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Amid a record number of 999 calls and a severe shortage of paramedics, a report also urges ambulance services to hire more call-centre handlers to advise more patients over the phone, rather than dispatching emergency vehicles.

The response time trial is under way in three of the country's ten ambulance services – South West, West Midlands and Yorkshire, which serve a total of 16million patients – and could be extended nationally.

Leon Kass, respected author, professor and bio-ethicist, puts words to our worst fears in this second excerpt from a three-part series. Reading romantic subtext into completely normal communication?

Though it's discouraging news, being able to expose the problem is the first step toward finding a solution. Maybe you've been through a breakup but you can't stop thinking about your ex.

And, interestingly, marriages that begin online are less likely to result in separation or divorce, and those that remained married are happier than their offline counterparts.

I'm a veteran online dater, and I'm here to tell you the stories from the trenches and dispel the horror myths surrounding online dating.Thurston Von Moneybags (not his real name) was scammed once by a girl in Houston. She didn't show to the meet, and that's the last time Thurston Von Moneybags ever got hustled again.He had arranged to meet her so that he might size her up and determine whether he wanted to give her a monthly stipend in exchange for regular sex and sometimes maybe dinner. Was she blonde and blue-eyed, the way he liked them? Now he meets the girls for lunch before he offers them an ahem arrangement, and he is very clear. A thing you should know is that there are very few people to root for in this story.But most of the public are unaware of it and it has only been highlighted today in a report by the National Audit Office.It was gradually introduced in the three regions last year with no announcements, fuelling concerns that the public have been deliberately kept in the dark.If you’re struggling with this, here’s a short list to help you go from a casual date to a serious mate (so lame, I know).

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