Archives for July 7th, 1999

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS TO GET CHEAPER ACCESS TO THE INTERNET

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 July, 1999

Public learning institutions are to get cheaper access to the Internet. Public libraries, Further Education Colleges and Citizens Advice Bureaux will all benefit from a scheme announced by OFTEL. Telecom operators BT, Kingston, CWC, Telewest, NTL and Energis have all agreed in principle to provide cheaper access. Schools already benefit from lower rate tariffs.

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TARGETS FOR BETTER HEALTH

Headlines, PublicNet: 7 July, 1999

Health Secretary Frank Dobson has launched a white paper which sets out targets to save 300,000 lives over the next ten years. This will be done by cutting deaths from heart disease, cancer, accidents and suicide by one fifth by 2010. The target for cutting heart disease for people under 75 is two fifths. The proposals also seek to reduce the health inequalities between rich and poor.

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