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Woman stabbed to death at hospital in 'tragic' incident

A female hospital staff member was stabbed to death in a "tragic" incident, an NHS Trust has said.

A spokesman for 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Wotton Lawn Hospital, said:

During the incident a colleague was stabbed and after being attended by fellow clinicians, was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

It is with deep sadness that we confirm that our colleague died a short time later. Our thoughts remain with their family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

"The full facts of this sad incident are still being established and therefore it is inappropriate for us to comment further at this time.

The spokesman was unable to confirm the role of the staff member, but it is understood that she was not a nurse.

Argentina coach says Germany have the advantage

Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella believes Germany will have the advantage in the World Cup final.

Speaking after his team knocked the Netherlands out of the tournament 4-2 on penalties, Sabella said the fact Germany has a extra day's rest while his players faced extra time and a gruelling penalty shootout could be "crucial".

Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella celebrates as his team goes through to the World Cup final.
Argentina's coach Alejandro Sabella celebrates as his team goes through to the World Cup final. Credit: REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

"Some of our players are sore, beaten, tired - the results of a war so to speak," he told reporters.

The match is extremely difficult ... Germany is always a difficult hurdle to overcome", Sabella added.

Pictures: The moment Argentina knocked Netherlands out of the World Cup

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Conchita Wurst closes Gaultier couture show

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst closed Jean Paul Gaultier's haute couture show in Paris, embracing the designer at the end of the runway in a full gown.

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Gaultier said Wurst was "unstoppable". Credit: Reuters

Wurst, real name Tom Neuwirth, strutted down the runway in the prestigious closing shot of the couture show, usually reserved for the designer's favourite model.

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Wurst won Eurovision with her song "Rise Like A Phoenix". Credit: Reuters

Jean Paul Gaultier was full of praise for the bearded transvestite and said: “I always say that beauty is difference and Conchita has shown us all that she is unstoppable. And she looks great in couture; she is a real couture woman.”

Sir Mick Jagger denies being Brazil's World Cup jinx

Despite being branded a jinx after Brazil's crushing World Cup semi-final defeat, Sir Mick Jagger has refused to take the blame.

Sir Mick, who was pictured at the Mineirao stadium with his son Lucas, looked on as the host nation was beaten 7-1 by Germany.

Brazil fans smile before the World Cup semi-final in which they lost 7-1 to Germany,
Brazil fans smile before the World Cup semi-final in which they lost 7-1 to Germany, Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

But the Rolling Stones frontman told The Sun (£), "I can take the blame for the first German goal ... but not the other six!"

Read: Brazilian fans blame 'jinx' Sir Mick Jagger after humilating World Cup defeat

Suspect in custody after stand-off comes to an end

A man has surrendered to police following an hours-long stand-off in suburban Houston, Texas, local news station KHOU 11 reported.

It follows the deaths of four children and two adults who were shot in a "domestic dispute". Another person was injured in the shooting.

One million public sector workers expected to strike

The Government is set to be hit by the biggest strike over pay since it came to power when over a million public sector workers walk out in a bitter dispute.

Lollipop men and women are among those public sector workers striking today. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Teachers, firefighters, civil servants and transport workers are among the workers downing tools and joining the picket lines over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts.

Trade union Unison will stage an early morning demonstration outside Parliament, one of hundreds of events across the country to mark the 24-hour walkout.

Read: One million public sector workers set to strike

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Poor billing 'turns household budgets upside down'

Problems with billing systems can "turn households budgets upside down" and energy companies owe it to their customers to make any changes as smoothly as possible.

Citizens Advice chief executive Gillian Guy said:

The knock-on effect of poor billing systems can turn household budgets upside down. Many people do not have the spare cash to cover the cost of a large bill that suddenly lands on their doorstep.

While we recognise Npower is receiving more complaints because it is starting to get over some of the earlier issues, it needs to do more to stop consumers' problems escalating.

Offering repayment plans and discussing ways they can help consumers from the off will nip issues in the bud and remove the need to complain.

– Gillian Guy

Argentina fans celebrate World Cup semi-final victory

Argentina fans are celebrating their World Cup semi-final win after the team beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout.

Fans celebrate around an inflatable Christ the Redeemer statue in Buenos Aires after Argentina's win. Credit: REUTERS/Martin Acosta
A smile for the cameras as Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 on penalties.
A smile for the cameras as Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 on penalties. Credit: REUTERS/Martin Acosta
Argentina fans fill a Buenos Aires street as they celebrate their team making it through to the World Cup final. Credit: REUTERS/Martin Acosta

Pictures: The moment Argentina knocked Netherlands out of the World Cup

Complaints about two energy companies 'double'

The number of complaints about npower and Scottish Power doubled in the first quarter of 2014, according to Citizens Advice.

Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland point to problems with new billing systems as to why there was a sharp rise in complaints.

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More customers were calling the CAB to complain about their energy provider. Credit: PA

Complaints about npower rose from 306.8 for every 100,000 customers during the closing months of 2013, to 592.4 between January and March - or one complaint for every 168.8 customers.

Scottish Power complaints increased from 100.5 per 100,000 customers to 197.7 in the first quarter.

All suppliers saw an increase in complaints, although the rise was only slight for some, it added.

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