Labour chief to have nose op

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Labour leader Ed Miliband is to have surgery to straighten out tissue in the centre of his nose after suffering years of interrupted sleep.

The Doncaster North MP will have the ‘routine’ operation to correct a deviated septum on the NHS in July after being diagnosed with sleep apnoea - a condition which causes sufferers to stop breathing while asleep and waking up suddenly.

A spokesman said: “Ed Miliband has been diagnosed with sleep apnoea made worse by a deviated septum.

“On medical advice he is having a routine operation to correct the deviated septum at the end of July with the NHS.

“We do not intend to comment further.”