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England and Wales house price growth at four-year high

England and Wales house price growth at four-year high

House prices in England and Wales have grown at their fastest rate in almost four years according to figures produced by the Land Registry. The average property price in England and Wales is now £172,069, which is 6.7% higher than April [read more]

Stephen Sutton vigil continues: £4 million funds raised

Stephen Sutton vigil continues: £4 million funds raised

The appeal by teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton has passed £4 million as thousands of people gathered to attend his two-day vigil in Lichfield Cathedral. The Teenage Cancer Trust said: “The 19-year old will never be forgotten [read more]

Experts warn WHO not to “control and suppress” e-cigarettes

Experts warn WHO not to “control and suppress” e-cigarettes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been warned by scientists to “resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes”, arguing that these safer nicotine products could be part of the solution to reduce non-communicable diseases. [read more]

Scientists to test dogs and cats for Mers infection

Scientists to test dogs and cats for Mers infection

Scientists are beginning to test pet dogs and cats in order to understand the mystery of Mers virus after more than 200 people have died around the world since its outbreak in 2012. Figures show more than 100 people have died in Saudi [read more]

Night-eating syndrome linked to faulty gene

Night-eating syndrome linked to faulty gene

An irresistible urge to wake up at night and eat has been linked to a faulty gene according to a new research. The study, published in Cell Reports, discovered that night-eating syndrome, or the inability to avoid feeling hungry at night, [read more]

Royal Mail to start Sunday delivery service

Royal Mail to start Sunday delivery service

Royal Mail is to trial a Sunday delivery service for parcels to address the growing demand for goods ordered online. Later this summer it plans to open around 100 offices on a Sunday afternoon for customers to collect their parcels, [read more]

Abu Hamza found guilty of terrorism offences

Abu Hamza found guilty of terrorism offences

Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical Islamist cleric, who was extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, has been found guilty of terrorism charges by a federal court in New York on Monday. The Egyptian-born hook-handed cleric was found guilty [read more]

Patients urged to give suggestions to shape new nursing code

Patients urged to give suggestions to shape new nursing code

Patients and the public are being encouraged to contribute their opinions as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) drafts a new version of its code. The decision to revise the code follows recent controversies such as the Stafford [read more]

OwnFone launches world’s first 3D printed Braille phone

OwnFone launches world’s first 3D printed Braille phone

London-based company OwnFone has launched the world’s first 3D printed Braille phone to provide visually challenged more independence with mobile services. The new Braille phone has been constructed using 3D printing on both front and [read more]

One in five UK adults deficient in vitamin D

One in five UK adults deficient in vitamin D

Millions of Britons are at risk of developing rickets and bone deformities due to vitamin D deficiency National Health Service watchdog has warned. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) has revealed one in five [read more]

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