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Elton John describes wedding as the 'perfect day'

Sir Elton John has said today has been "the perfect day" after getting married to long-term partner David Furnish.

The singing legend posted a picture, on Instagram, of some of the wedding cards he and his new husband had received along with the message: "The perfect end to the perfect day. So many kind thoughts and wishes."


Lulu shares pictures from Elton John's wedding

Lulu has posted pictures from the wedding of her friends Sir Elton John and David Furnish on Instagram.

Posing with a series of celebrity guests the 60's singer can be seen having fun with not just the grooms themselves but also the Beckhams, Gary Barlow and Ed Sheeran.

Idea of delaying ambulances has 'some merit', says expert

The Chair of the College of Paramedics has said the idea of delaying ambulances and increasing patient wait times by a few minutes has "some merit" if it means patients get better treatment overall.

Andrew Newton told ITV News that the proposals that were leaked today could be beneficial "if it means that the triage process can actually find out what is wrong with the patient."

ITV News Reporter Lewis Vaughan Jones reports on the leaked proposals to lengthen ambulance waiting times:


Garner family condemns killing of New York police officers

The family of police choke-hold victim Eric Garner has condemned the killing of two New York police officers, saying they are "standing here in sorrow" at their deaths.

Chokehold victim Eric Garner's mother Gwen Carr and widow Esaw Garner denounce the killings of New York police officers Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Gwen Carr, whose son's death at the hands of police officers sparked protests across America, said: "Anyone who's standing with us, we want you to not use Eric Garner's name for violence because we are not about that.

"I'm standing here in sorrow about losing those two police officers."

Garners' widow Esaw added: "My husband was not a violent man. We don't want violence connected to his name."

Ambulance service say lengthening wait times idea 'safe'

The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (Aace) has said proposals to raise ambulance waiting times by as much as 11 minutes for non-critical patients would still ensure the safety of patients.

A statement released by the Aace said: "We firmly believe that our proposals are safe and deliver benefits both for patients and for staff who have been concerned for some time that we continue to try and reach many patients in eight minutes when it is not clinically required."

Ambulances waiting to be called out to treat patients Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A leaked NHS document revealed today that target times for ambulances to reach patients who were "serious but not the most life-threatening" could double from eight to 19 minutes after May's general election but the Aace stated tonight that there were "only proposals".

Explaining that more cases would be bumped up to the "most serious category" if proposals for lengthening wait times for the "serious but not the most life-threatening" category went through, the Aacce added: "They will not be formally approved until NHS England and the Secretary of State are convinced, as we are, that they are clinically safe and that they offer better care for our patients."

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