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Pamela Anderson makes it to Playboy cover for 13th time

Anderson, who posed for the title first in 1989, will be featuring on the cover of the magazine's Ja

Hollywood actress Pamela Anderson will be featured on the cover of Playboy magazine for the 13th time in 21 years.

Anderson, who posed for the title first in 1989, will be featuring on the cover of the magazine's January issue.

Chief creative officer and founder of Playboy Hugh Hefner tweeted about the 'Baywatch' star's photo shoot at the Playboy mansion on Wednesday.

"Pamela Anderson is in the Mansion swimming pool, posing for the January cover in a tribute to 'La Dolce Vita," wrote Hefner.

Reportedly, Anderson will be mimicking the iconic scene from Federico Felini's famous 1960 film, in which the character played by actress Anita Ekberg splashes around in the Trevi Fountain in Rome, in a black dress.

Anderson will also be contributing a foreword to the publisher's upcoming book, Playboy's Greatest Covers, which will feature about 300 of the publication's cover spreads from 1953, reports Folio.

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Is anyone prepared to solve the NHS funding crisis?

As long as the political taboo on raising taxes endures, the service will be in financial peril. 

It has long been clear that the NHS is in financial ill-health. But today's figures, conveniently delayed until after the Conservative conference, are still stunningly bad. The service ran a deficit of £930m between April and June (greater than the £820m recorded for the whole of the 2014/15 financial year) and is on course for a shortfall of at least £2bn this year - its worst position for a generation. 

Though often described as having been shielded from austerity, owing to its ring-fenced budget, the NHS is enduring the toughest spending settlement in its history. Since 1950, health spending has grown at an average annual rate of 4 per cent, but over the last parliament it rose by just 0.5 per cent. An ageing population, rising treatment costs and the social care crisis all mean that the NHS has to run merely to stand still. The Tories have pledged to provide £10bn more for the service but this still leaves £20bn of efficiency savings required. 

Speculation is now turning to whether George Osborne will provide an emergency injection of funds in the Autumn Statement on 25 November. But the long-term question is whether anyone is prepared to offer a sustainable solution to the crisis. Health experts argue that only a rise in general taxation (income tax, VAT, national insurance), patient charges or a hypothecated "health tax" will secure the future of a universal, high-quality service. But the political taboo against increasing taxes on all but the richest means no politician has ventured into this territory. Shadow health secretary Heidi Alexander has today called for the government to "find money urgently to get through the coming winter months". But the bigger question is whether, under Jeremy Corbyn, Labour is prepared to go beyond sticking-plaster solutions. 

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.