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Doctors say patient care could suffer after a massive rise in charges

Doctors surgeries hit my massive increases in service charges say they could be forced to sack staff as a result. They warn that patient care could be affected as a result. It comes after the NHS re-calculated the amount of money GPs have to pay for buildings they rent from the Health Service. Some have received bills with increases of up to 1,000%. Tom Savvides reports from the Faversham Medical Practice in Kent, where GPs are refusing to pay the extra costs.

Teenagers charged after Uckfield fire

Firefighters tackled the fire in Uckfield last month. Credit: Sophie Williams

Police have charged three people with arson following a major fire in Uckfield High Street.

Geraint Purton,18, of Parklands, Maresfield, near Uckfield, Adam Bushell, 18 of Luxford Close, Uckfield, and a 17 year old boy from Uckfield, will appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on Friday, October 19th.

The charges follow an investigation by East Sussex CID officers.

The fire was started behind the charity shop Sense in Uckfield High Street at around 11pm on Sunday, September 2nd.

It caused significant damage to several buildings and meant that nearby residents were evacuated.

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