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'War on obesity is one good thing to come out of terrible Covid experience'
I'm all for Boris Johnson's fight against junk food and sugary drinks, says the Mirror's Fiona Phillips
Journalist reports live from Gaza as neighbouring building hit by Israel airstrike
An Israeli airstrike struck a high-rise building in central Gaza City as journalist Youmna Al Sayed reported live for Al Jazeera from a neighbouring building. Al Sayed continued to provide commentary despite being forced to move away fro...
'Unusual infections' found at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
A small number of "unusual infections" have been identified in patients at the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital.
China lands on Mars in major advance for its space ambitions
China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest step forward for its ambitious space program
Britain to ‘flex’ vaccine rollout to adapt to rapidly growing Indian Covid variant
The UK’s vaccines minister has said the country will be adapting its vaccination plan to tackle the increasing prevalence of the Indian variant, and additional doses have been sent to areas with higher levels of the strain.
Dogecoin Boost by 'Great Manipulator' Elon Musk Stirs Crypto World
The tweeting power of former US President Donald Trump is matched by tech tycoon Elon Musk, who with a few posts has managed to send the cryptocurrency market into a frenzy.
Using Zoom could help older people avoid dementia, study reveals
Those who communicate online alongside traditional methods show less of a decline in episodic memory
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NHS tracing app 'prevented thousands of deaths'
The NHS contact-tracing app had a significant impact on lowering the spread of the coronavirus in the UK, a peer-reviewed paper has found.
US Trade Representative Meets WHO Chief, Discusses Vaccine Production
US trade Representative Katherine Tai asked WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his views on the immediate steps to collectively increase access to vaccines.
Expert: Big Number of Isle of Man Offshore Bank Clients are Politicians
Politically influential people made up a significant portion of the clients at an offshore bank in the Isle of Man, according to a Brookings Institute researcher who analyzed data from a breach published by Distributed Denial of Secrets.
Pushing all the right buttons: the network empowering female entrepreneurship
Business Planet heads to Italy to look at an online community that’s inspiring women to start, run and grow successful businesses.
People with anorexia and bulimia 'bombarded with dangerous dieting adverts'
EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Magson, who has battled bulimia since he was a teenager, has called for stronger protections as 'monster' advertisers are deliberately targeting people with eating disorders
What is the global chip shortage and why should we care about it?
Here is everything you need to know about the global chip shortage and how it threatens to impact everyone's daily lives.
Martin Bashir quits BBC before release of Diana interview inquiry’s report
Journalist steps down as religion editor on health grounds before publication of investigation
Leading garden designers reveal the 7 biggest changes in garden design
Members of the prestigious Society of Garden Designers discuss the ways our attitudes towards gardens has shifted in recent years
Eight arrested over dirty money network flying cash to Dubai in suitcases
British police arrested eight people as part of an investigation into a £50 million ($70.7m) international money laundering racket.
Don't Vaccinate Kids, Give Doses To Covax: WHO Chief To Rich Countries
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed anger that a number of rich countries were now vaccinating children, while poorer states had barely begun vaccinating health workers and vulnerable groups.
UK Opens Fraud Probe Into Billionaire Sanjeev Gupta's Steel Group
GFG Alliance, owned by Indian-British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta, had been Greensill's biggest customer at the time of the finance giant's notorious collapse.
Any Life ‘Discovered’ on Mars Likely to Have ‘Hitchhiked’ From Earth, Scientist Warns
The recent discovery of new types of bacteria found aboard the International Space Station (ISS) draws questions about the expansion and evolution of DNA traveling through space.
We can be proud of the Home Office I lead | Letter
Permanent secretary Matthew Rycroft responds to an article about his government department
La Vie Style House Created the Perfect Summer Uniform
Designers Jamie Coulter and Lindsey McClain are making comfort chic.
Cameron's lobbying called 'demeaning' by MP
Labour's Siobhan McDonagh asks the former prime minister about how appropriate his WhatsApp messages to government ministers were.
New 'Peaceful But Talkative' Species of Dinosaur Identified in Mexico
The parts of the dinosaur’s skeleton recovered by researchers include the creature’s 1.32-metre-long crest, as well as its jaws and palate.
UK police arrest three suspected right-wing extremists over 3D-printed firearm in counter-terrorism raids
Two men and a woman have appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court charged with possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism in relation to a 3D-printed firearm. The trio were detained in UK counter-terrorism raids.
Portugal reports lowest ever number of babies born this winter as it becomes latest nation hit by declining birth rates
The birth rate in Portugal sunk to its lowest level this winter since records began in 1911, Portugal’s National Statistics Institute has said. The birth rate declined by a whopping 19% compared to the pre-pandemic January 2020.
Crypto’s Anonymity Has Regulators Circling After the Colonial Pipeline Hack
When Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger earlier this month called Bitcoin “useful to kidnappers and extortionists” and “contrary to the interests of civilization,” crypto enthusiasts mocked his investment performance, c...
Hungary is set to cut taxes on cryptocurrencies by half from 2022
Hungary is cutting tax on cryptocurrency earnings by half as interest in the crypto market drives it to all-time highs.
Indian variant could ‘seriously disrupt’ June lockdown easing
Second Covid vaccine doses to be accelerated amid concerns around the rise in cases, Boris Johnson warns
Chicago: Cat survives five-story leap from burning apartment building
Footage shared by Chicago firefighters shows a cat jumping out the 5th floor window of a burning apartment building, and then walking away unscathed.
Ellen DeGeneres’ failure to ‘take responsibility’ led to ratings drop
Ellen DeGeneres’ failure to take responsibility following her ‘toxic work environment’ scandal’ led to a loss of trust from her audience, according to a damage control expert.
Hackers Reportedly Apologise for Disrupting Colonial Pipeline Operations, Vow to Be More Selective
The actions of the hacker group are expected to cause gasoline supply disruptions in a dozen US states after their ransomware knocked out the networks of a pipeline that delivers nearly half of all fuel to these regions.
UK to speed up vaccinations, warns Indian variant may delay full reopening
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday Britain would accelerate its COVID-19 vaccination programme, to try to contain a fast-spreading variant first identified in India that could knock a re-opening of the economy off track.
Obsessed with his place in history, EU negotiator Barnier’s Brexit diaries reveal reaching an amicable deal was never a goal
Wonder why the Brexit process was so tortuous? ‘La Grande Illusion’ by Michel Barnier explains a lot, laying bare a life of jet-setting privilege that exposes a basic inability to understand why Brits wanted out of Europe.
Brits urged to drink 124 pints each to help struggling pubs
Pub-goers will need to drink 124 pints this summer to save the nation’s food and beverage industry, finance experts have claimed.
My alt-right, anti-rich views made me unemployable. Now I'm ghost-writing college papers for rich leftie kids. What an irony
Since becoming unemployable due to my political activism, I’ve been earning college degrees for the children of my oppressors. Business is booming – but it makes me sick to my stomach.
Indian variant 'could be up to 50% more infectious and spark larger peak'
The Indian Covid variant could be up to 50% more infectious than the Kent strain that sparked a deadly second wave across the UK, the Scientific Advisory Group for emergencies (Sage) has warned.
President Biden without mask
President Biden emerges from The White House maskless after the CDC announced its ok for vaccinated people to ditch the mask.
Britain's financial watchdog reveals plan to bolster consumer protection
Britain's financial watchdog on Friday proposed new "consumer duty" rules for financial services to protect people from scams and mis-selling, which have tarnished the industry for decades.
One picture is worth a thousand words: Israeli Iron Dome missiles VS Hamas rockets
One picture is worth a thousand words: dozens of Hamas rockets in front of dozens of Iron Dome missiles in the night sky
Charles ignores questions about Harry’s controversial comments
The heir to the throne spent the day in Wales carrying out a series of royal events.
Elon Musk Tweets About Working Together With Dogecoin Devs to Improve Efficiency – DOGE Price Jumps – Fintechs.fi
Musk said he was working with developers to improve Doge's "network transaction efficiency."
Britain remains divided by Brexit... not regions
Efforts to explain recent political developments through the prism of regions misses more pertinent points about England's electoral map
Floyd Mayweather Is Planning To Release Legacy NFTs Later This Month
Boxer Floyd Mayweather will release his own NFTs before the upcoming bout with Youtuber Logan Paul. The exclusive collection celebrates Mayweather’s legacy in life and sport with unique items.
Britain's Financial Services Sector 'Not Optimistic' About Getting Access to EU Markets
Britain’s financial services sector won’t get access to the European Union’s markets for the foreseeable future following Brexit, industry officials said on Thursday as a row with France simmers.
Outdoor heating ideas: 10 stylish ways to heat up your patio all year round
Make more of long summer evenings with our outdoor heating ideas, from modern fire pits and rustic chimineas to cozy built-in fireplaces and stylish electric heaters
The Queen’s ‘death’ accidentally announced by Good Morning Britain host
The Queen's death was accidentally reported yesterday on Good Morning Britain
4 Easy Ways to Get Beach Waves, According to a Celebrity Hairstylist
Ryan Trygstad explains how to get perfectly tousled hair.
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