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Seven-a-day a new mantra to stay healthy

Seven-a-day a new mantra to stay healthy

People who eat seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day will be healthier and live longer, a recent study suggests. The current recommendation is set at five portions a day, which many people already find difficult. The study [read more]

Animal health surveillance cuts jeopardise public wellbeing

Animal health surveillance cuts jeopardise public wellbeing

Reductions to farm animal health surveillance could risk harmful diseases going undetected and jeopardise public wellbeing in Britain, the Royal College of Pathologists (RCP) have warned. RCP said that human health could be in danger as [read more]

No energy price rises before 2016 says SSE

No energy price rises before 2016 says SSE

SSE has announced it will freeze the price of domestic gas and electricity at their current levels until 2016. Conversely, many of the “big six” UK energy firms raised their tariffs at the end of 2013. SSE said it would [read more]

BMA proposes to ban cigarettes for those born in the 21st century

BMA proposes to ban cigarettes for those born in the 21st century

In a bid to eradicate smoking from Britain doctors have urged the British Medical Association (BMA) to lobby government for a total ban on sale of cigarettes to anyone born after the year 2000. Dr Tim Crocker-Buqué, a registrar from East [read more]

Primary schools lack staff with language qualifications

Primary schools lack staff with language qualifications

A research has revealed that almost one in four primary schools in England have no staff with a language degree higher than a GCSE. The study published by the CfBT Education Trust and the British Council, looked at the state of foreign [read more]

China Southern airline stops shipping primates after activists campaigns

China Southern airline stops shipping primates after activists campaigns

In response to vigorous campaigning by animal rights organisations around the globe China Southern airlines has announced that it has stopped shipments of primates to laboratories worldwide. The news came yesterday after senior cargo [read more]

EDF lied about Dungeness nuclear plant safety

EDF lied about Dungeness nuclear plant safety

Energy giant EDF failed to properly inform the public after it was forced to close the Dungeness nuclear plant in Kent for two months due to severe flood warning.    In an online statement EDF said: “Reactor 21 was offline for planned [read more]

Government to increase childcare tax-free allowance next year

Government to increase childcare tax-free allowance next year

Prime minister David Cameron has announced an increase in childcare tax-free allowance to all children under the age of 12 in the first year starting 2015. Under the new scheme parents paying 80% towards childcare costs of up to £10,000 [read more]

Michael Gove criticises David Cameron’s Etonian inner circle of advisers

Michael Gove criticises David Cameron’s Etonian inner circle of advisers

The education secretary, Michael Gove has criticised the UK government for the “preposterous” number of Etonions in the Prime Minister’s inner circle. Gove commented that four people in the exclusive group all went to the same [read more]

Fast-track drugs NHS scheme launched for severely ill

Fast-track drugs NHS scheme launched for severely ill

The Early Access to Medicines Scheme (EAMS) was launched by the government for patients with life-threatening or debilitating conditions, allowing them access to unlicensed medication that could be beneficial to them. Drugs that are not [read more]

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