A leaked letter from the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives says that NHS England "agreed in principle" to raise ambulance target times for non-critical patients.
The same letter also states that Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt signed off the plans on December 15th, although Mr Hunt has firmly denied that there are any plans to raise target times.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has emphatically rejected reports that the NHS is planning to double ambulance target times for patients with non life-threatening injuries.
Police have arrested a Superman lookalike for throwing a punch at an officer - and not a very good one at that.
In the early hours, police in Durham announced they had arrested a 29-year-old man dressed in a cape in the city centre.
Writing on the Durham City Police Facebook page, an officer said: "Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
"No, it's Superman in handcuffs with his hands behind his back being loaded into a police van!
The target times for ambulances to reach some patients could double from eight to 19 minutes, according to reports.
A leaked NHS document suggests the change for patients in the 'Red 2' category, meaning their condition is "serious but not the most life-threatening".
The Mail on Sunday reports that the proposals have been agreed by NHS England bosses "in principle", but that changes would only happen after May's general election.
The man suspected of shooting dead two New York police officers yesterday posted a message on his Instagram account before the incident warning of his plans.
Ismaaiyl Brinsley posted: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs," using the hashtags Shootthepolice RIPErivGardner (sic) RIPMikeBrown.
New York police chief Bill Bratton said that Brinsley shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend earlier in the city Baltimore and made posts from her Instagram account.
The shooting happened hours after his "pigs" post, around the time that Mr Bratton said New York police were receiving a warning fax from the authorities in Baltimore.
A silver Semi-automatic pistol has been recovered on a New York subway, the New York Police department said.
Police Commissioner William J. Bratton wrote in a blog that two of New York's finest were shot and killed "with no warning, no provocation".
A White House official has said that Barack Obama was briefed on the fatal shootings of two New York police officers.
The US President was informed of the shootings while playing golf in Kailua, Hawaii, where he is vacationing for two weeks with his family.
White House staff are continuing to monitor the situation, the official said.
President Barack Obama has said that he unconditionally condemned the murder of twopolice officers in New York City on Saturday, adding in a statement that police officers "deserve our respect and gratitude every single day."
The NYPD has released photographs of the two police officers who were "assassinated" by a gunman as they sat in a patrol car.
Officers Wenjian Liu,32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, were shot by 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley who then fled into a nearby underground station before killing himself.
Boxing legend and global sporting icon Muhammad Ali has been admitted to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia.
The former heavyweight boxing champion, 72, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease, is in a stable condition and has a "good prognosis", His spokesman Bob Gunnell said.
His hospital stay is expected to be a short one.