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Ukrainian children treated for cancer in England

Twenty-one children from Ukraine will receive life-saving cancer treatment in England after being brought in by the government with support from Polish authorities and clinicians. The children and their immediate family members arrived in England this evening (Sunday) from Poland and will be triaged by NHS clinicians to understand their health needs before being sent […]

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Drink-driving deaths hit five-year low in 2020

Deaths involving drunk drivers hit their lowest level in five years in 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic kept many people off the roads. But the total number of fatal crashes fell at an even faster rate, meaning those caused by people driving over the limit accounted for the highest proportion of fatalities in a decade. […]

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Prince Charles meets the winners of the children’s stamp design competition

The Prince of Wales expressed his appreciation for the act of sending letters as he met the winners of a children’s competition for new stamp designs based on pandemic heroes. The eight winning designs, chosen from over 600,000 entries, feature NHS workers, a scientist, a delivery driver and Captain Sir Tom Moore. Charles welcomed the […]

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Public health expert calls for action against junk food advertising loophole

Research into the way junk food is advertised in bus shelters has revealed a major flaw, which a public health expert from the University of Teesside says needs to be fixed. The research team from the Universities of Teesside and Liverpool and Fuse (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health) looked at advertisements for food […]

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Sevenoaks mechanic saves orphans in Ukraine

The eyes of the world have been on the news since Russia invaded Ukraine. Russia launched a full-scale attack on its neighboring country on February 24, with shocking images of airstrikes and explosions following the assault. Men between the ages of 18 and 60 have been banned from leaving the country and told to protect […]

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Ukraine applies for EU membership after negotiations with Russia

The first round of talks with Russia on ending the fighting in Ukraine has ended, and further talks could take place soon, an adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. In the meantime, the president has signed an application for his country to join the European Union, with the aim of consolidating his country’s […]

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One Man’s Six-Year Mission to Document Abandoned Theaters

Dimitri Bourriau, wants to keep a photographic trace of old theaters so that “nobody forgets them” These fascinating photographs show the abandoned and crumbling theaters of Europe. Dimitri Bourriau, 38, says he has visited more than a thousand abandoned places around the world, but is passionate about old performance halls. The Paris-based photographer’s work has […]

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Who to turn to if you have money worries

It seems like hardly a day goes by without another headline on the cost of living rising. UK inflation today is reported to have hit a 30-year high, hitting 5.5% in January – the highest levels since March 1992, when it hit 7.1%. Soaring energy bills have already been highlighted and, according to the Office […]

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The county will have speed cameras that also catch jumpers at red lights

Cameras capable of catching motorists speeding or crossing a red light are installed at two locations in Lancashire. The infrared cameras will be installed at locations controlled by traffic lights – the A59 county road in Ormskirk and the point where the main road meets Hayfield Road, LancsLive reports. Lancashire County Council has already said […]

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Protests against the cost of living planned across the country

A wave of protests will take place on Saturday to highlight the impact of the cost of living crisis on workers and their families. The People’s Assembly has coordinated hundreds of local and regional protests, supported by unions, with people planning to take to the streets across the country. Laura Pidcock, National Secretary of the […]

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Historic £2million Grade II listed watermill for sale

A ‘unique and historic’ Grade II listed former watermill has been listed on Rightmove. The ‘meticulously renovated’ Solihull property is on the market for a whopping £2,000,000. Property firm EB&P Knowle is handling the sale, Birmingham Live reports. Its main features include: Meticulously refurbished Grade II listed watermill Set in approximately 7 acres of formal […]

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Boris Johnson’s reshuffle dubbed ‘heshuffle’ as loyal MPs promoted

Boris Johnson has carried out a hasty mini reshuffle as he continues to resist calls to apologize for his controversial attack on Sir Keir Starmer over Jimmy Savile. The Prime Minister gave some men – and a few women – promotions in what was quickly dubbed a “heshuffle” of loyalists. It was triggered after Cabinet […]

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Furniture and appliances contribute to retail sales recovery in January

Retail sales rebounded last month as shoppers spent more on furniture and household items, new figures show. BRC-KPMG’s latest retail sales monitor for January revealed that total sales jumped 11.9% from the same month last year, although this was bolstered by significant price inflation. Stores saw customers return after a December crippled by Plan B […]

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Launch of a competition to find the new “railway house”

A competition has been launched to find the new “railway homeland”. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said Great British Railways (GBR) headquarters could be built “anywhere in the country” outside London. Local authorities, MPs and business groups representing cities across Britain are encouraged to bid to host the new public sector body. Mr Shapps urged […]

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MP slams new ‘bonkers’ road traffic guidelines for cyclists

Changes to the Highway Code designed to boost protection for cyclists have been branded “bonkers” in the UK Parliament. Former Tory minister Sir Desmond Swayne has argued against new advice for cyclists to ride in the center of lanes on quieter roads, in slower traffic and when approaching junctions, to make themselves as visible as […]

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Lord Rogers, architect of the Millennium Dome, has died aged 88

Lord Rogers, who also designed the Center Pompidou in Paris and the Lloyd’s building in London, “passed away quietly” on Saturday evening, Matthew Freud of Freud Communications told the PA news agency. Richard Rogers was born in 1933 to an Anglo-Italian family in Florence, Italy, and moved to England at a young age, where he […]