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Brits dismissive of Tory record on immigration and NHS

As David Cameron prepares to give his closing speech at the Conservative party conference, a new ComRes poll for ITV News suggests the public are dismissive of his party's record in government, especially on flagship NHS and immigration policies.

David Cameron at the Conservative party conference. Credit: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

The poll found that, two thirds of Britons think that the Conservatives handling of immigration has been bad for Britain, while 57% think the same of the party’s management of the NHS.

When asked if the government's policy on immigration was good or bad for the country:

  • 65% Bad
  • 8% Good
  • 18% Neither good nor bad

On the Conservative's overall management of the NHS, those questioned said:

  • 57% Bad
  • 11% Good
  • 22% Neither good nor bad

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Moazzam Begg set for release from prison

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg is expected to be released from Belmarsh prison in south-east London later today.

Seven terror charges against the 45-year-old have been dropped following a review of Mr Begg's case.

He appeared before the Old Bailey via video link from the high security jail and did not react when the decision was announced.

Sainsbury's '100% confident' in accounting practices

Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe says he is "100% confident" in the company's accounting practices, following a recent scandal when rival Tesco overstated profits by £250m.

Finance director John Rogers said there were already "very strong checks and balances" in the group but admitted Sainsbury's had "gone back just to look and check at what we have done historically".

Sainsbury's said it was '100% confident' in its accounting practices. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It came as the company announced a 2.8% fall in like-for-like sales for the second quarter of the year.

Mr Coupe said the firm had faced a "perfect storm" of changing consumer habits and a supermarket price war.

David Beckham watches PSG match with Jay-Z and Beyonce

David Beckham was joined by Jay-Z and Beyonce in Paris on Tuesday evening, as he watched former club Paris Saint-Germain take on Barcelona in the Champions League.

The trio went home with smiles on their faces after watching the Parisian side record an impressive 3-2 victory.

PSG welcomed the A-list stars for the visit of Barcelona. Credit: PA
Beckham was joined by Jay-Z's wife, Beyonce, in Paris. Credit: PA
Jay-Z and Becks were all smiles. Credit: PA

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DVLA website crashes as online service opens

The website of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has crashed as drivers scramble to register their vehicles on the new service.

From today, all drivers will be entered into an electronic register to show whether their tax is up-to-date.

However, many drivers have reported that the service is not working, and they have been unable to access it.

DVLA has asked drivers to try again later.

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