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11/11/2013 02:36 GMT | Updated 11/11/2013 02:37 GMT

Top Stories, November 11: Philippines Typhoon, Help To Buy And Premium Phonelines

Sunrise in central London
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Sunrise in central London

PHILIPPINES DEVASTATION

A desperate rescue mission is underway to reach areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

CAMERON HAILS HELP TO BUY A SUCCESS

Figures showing average-income first-time buyers make up the bulk of 2,000-plus people taking up a Government-backed mortgage scheme are proof the policy is working, David Cameron said.

'RISKS' OF WALK-IN CENTRE CLOSURES

Almost a quarter of NHS walk-in centres have closed in just three years - leaving patients unable to access the care they need, a health regulator has warned.

FURY AT EXPENSIVE GOVERNMENT CALLS

More than 100 million calls by the public to central Government departments were charged at a premium rate and the practice must be stopped, an influential committee of MPs has said.

PHILIP HONOURS WAR DEAD IN BELGIUM

The Duke of Edinburgh will travel to Belgium today to honour fallen troops at the scene of some of the First World War's most deadly battles.

ACTS TO REMEMBER WAR DEAD

Acts of remembrance for Britain's war dead will take place around the country today to mark Armistice Day, including a service at the national Armed Forces Memorial.

McLOUGHLIN FACES HS2 REPORT QUIZ

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin faces a grilling from MPs over a contested report predicting the HS2 rail project could benefit the UK by £15 billlion a year.

NEW HEART SCAN IDs DANGER PLAQUES

A new method of scanning the heart using high-resolution images and radioactive tracers could help identify people at highest risk of a heart attack.

DEBT WARNING OVER SMARTPHONES

A debt advice charity has raised fears of surging numbers of people struggling to pay for "expensive" smartphone deals after seeing the number of cries for help with phones generally more than treble over a five-year period.

VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FAVOURED

More than half of British employers say vocational qualifications are better than academic ones at preparing young people for work, a survey has found.