Ed Miliband says he is proud of the way Labour handled the NHS when Labour was in power, but admitted the party "did not get everything right".
The Labour leader was addressing the Royal College of Nursing at congress in Harrogate a day after the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley was forced to defend government reforms.
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Local authorities said the move is necessary to "avert the growing number of deaths and increasing harm linked to psychoactive substances".
Some students argued that the centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams was 'archaic' and looked elitist.