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Resources pour in, but the cost of fighting Ebola is huge

While money and resources continue to pour into the areas worst affected by the Ebola outbreak, the costs of fighting the disease remain huge.

Hussein Ibrahim from the International Medical Corps said it cost around £800,000 to run one clinic in the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown.

Mr Ibrahim also said running a 100-bed facility needed 250 staff so the IMC needs volunteers as well as money.

ITV News Correspondent Dan Rivers reports from Sierra Leone.

Cameron: This is not an acceptable way to run the EU

Asked by ITV News Europe Editor James Mates if Britain would pay the suprise £1.7bn EU surcharge now or later, David Cameron said it was "not happening".

"I want to see proper meetings take place, emergency talks to happen," he said.

"Two billion euros - that is bigger than a lot of countries' gross contributions.

"It is not not an acceptable way to run this organisation."


David Cameron: I am not paying that EU bill

A visibly angered David Cameron told a press conference today that he simply would not pay the surprise £1.7bn surcharge handed to Britain by the EU.

"It is not acceptable. It is an appalling way to behave," he said.

"I am not paying that bill on December 1st and if people think I'm going to they've got another thing coming. It is not going to happen."

Millions of Ebola vaccines 'ready by end of 2015'

Millions of doses of an Ebola vaccine will be ready by the end of 2015, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

The organisation said "money will not be an issue" when developing and distributing vaccines against the deadly virus.

Potential manufacturers have committed to ensuring vaccines are sold at affordable prices, a WHO official added.


Drink-drive limit to be reduced in Scotland

The legal drink-driving limit will be reduced in Scotland from the beginning of December, STV reports.

Drinkers in Scotland will have to take extra care if they are driving. Credit: Johnny Green/PA

Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny McAskill has introduced new legislation cutting the limit from 80mg of alcohol to 50mg in every 100ml of blood.

The new law means that from December 5 there will be a lower drink-driving limit in Scotland than England and Wales.

Ashya King parents 'do not feel safe' to return to UK

The parents of five-year-old cancer patient Ashya King have said they do not feel safe to return to Britain.

Brett and Naghmeh King are set to travel to Spain after their son's proton therapy treatment came to an end.

The five-year-old has completed proton therapy treatment in Prague. Credit: PA Wire

Asked why he was reluctant to return to the UK, Mr King said there was "so much still at stake" and did not want to risk losing Ashya.

"At the moment we don't feel 100% safe, I suppose you would call it, contemplating being in England until perhaps they do this investigation into how everything was conducted for us," Mr King told Sky News.

"Once that has been established then we can think about going back to England. But for the time being we have been in contact with a doctor in Spain so we are continuing with (Ashya's) treatment in Spain instead of England."

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Police: This kind of exploitation has no place in modern society

Darrell Simester Credit: Wales News

Gwent Police have paid tribute to the '"remarkable courage and resilience" of Darrell Simester as Dan Doran Jnr was jailed for four-and-a-half years.

The years of exploitation of Darrell Simester by Dan Doran Jnr was an appalling betrayal, which took advantage of Darrell’s vulnerable and timid nature.

This conviction is a culmination of the Police, CPS and partners working closely together, and the strength and fortitude of the Simester family. Throughout this investigation and trial, Darrell and his family have shown remarkable courage and resilience and I again pay tribute to them for their determination to help to bring an offender to justice.

I sincerely hope that they can now move on with their lives.

Whilst this kind of prosecution is rare, incidents of slavery, servitude and forced labour continue to be identified across the UK. The police remain committed to working with partners in supporting vulnerable victims and prosecuting the offenders.

This kind of exploitation has no place in our modern society.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Griffiths, Gwent Police
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