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Thursday, 23 July 2009

National / Internation headlines at 08:00

A dedicated phone-line and website launches today to take the pressure off the NHS as it tries to deal with swine flu.

Patients will be able to get access to anti-viral drugs through the service - by-passing GPs and hospitals.

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The water regulator will give its verdict today on bills for millions of UK households over the next five years.

Ofwat will set price limits on how much companies can charge between 2010 and 2015.

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The main rail line between London and Swansea and the route between Manchester and Liverpool are going to be electrified at a cost of 1 point 1-billion pounds.

Phased work on the upgrade will begin immediately - and take up to eight years to complete.

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England footballer Steven Gerrard is expected in the witness box today to defend himself against an affray charge.

The Liverpool captain hit businessman Marcus McGee during a row over music at a bar in Southport last Christmas.

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England cricket selectors meet today to discuss the squad for the third Ashes Test.

They have to decide on who'll replace batsman Kevin Pietersen, who's out of the rest of the series after Achilles surgery.
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