Abbie Cavendish

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    Survival rate for premature babies rising

    The number of babies who survive after being born seriously prematurely rose dramatically between 1995 and 2006, new studies have shown. The survival rate for infants born between 22 and 25 weeks of pregnancy jumped from 40% in 1995 to 53% in 2006, according to research by the British Medical Journal (BMJ)....

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    Osborne claims coalition is “confronting the country’s problems”

    Chancellor George Osborne has said the coalition government is tackling Britain’s economic problems rather than avoiding them, despite the fact that the economy is set to shrink by 0.1% this year. In today’s Autumn Statement, the Chancellor has conceded that he will not be able to meet his own intended target that...

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    Samsung to release “unbreakable, bendable” phones by next year

    South Korean technology company Sa...

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    Government’s energy tariff plans unveiled

    Energy Secretary Ed Davey yesterday unveiled the Government’s plans to ensure that all consumers are offered the cheapest energy deals available to them. Following confusion after Prime Minister David Cameron announced last month that legislation would be put in place to ensure greater transparency in the system, Mr Davey clarified today that...

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    UKBA backlog may lead to unwarranted amnesty for illegal immigrants

    Politicians have warned today that a backlog of cases that the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is trying to clamp down on could lead to a large number of immigrants being granted asylum in what is being described as an “amnesty”.  Over 300,000 cases needed to be investigated by the end of June....

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    Vulnerable teenagers failed by care system

    MPs have warned that England’s care system is in urgent need of...

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    US voters take to the polls

    American citizens have gone to the polls to vote in this year’s Presidential race ...

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    Legal highs “mexxy” and “black mamba” banned by government

    Legal highs “mexxy” and “black mamba” are to be made class B drugs by the government, meaning that anyone caught with the drug could face five years in prison. Anyone caught supplying the drugs could face up to 14 years in prison now that the drugs have been recognised as particularly dangerous....

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    New colour test could enable HIV diagnosis

    UK researchers have developed a method for testing for the HIV virus which is expected to cost ten times less than current techniques, as well as being ten times more sensitive, say scientists. The generic test uses nanotechnology, and can be configured to test for numerous different diseases – in this case...