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Young non-smokers told not to take up vaping by experts
Young non-smokers are being advised not to take up vaping.
Queen's cause of death given as 'old age' on death certificate
Queen Elizabeth II died of "old age", according to her death certificate, which has been released by the National Records of Scotland.
Government is undercutting UK institutions, says former Bank governor
Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney has accused the government of "undercutting" the UK's key economic institutions.
Liz Truss grilled by BBC local radio stations
Listen to some of the key moments from the prime minister’s first interviews since the mini-budget announcement.
Liz Truss interviews: Five key exchanges with prime minister
Liz Truss has been grilled in a string of BBC radio interviews - her first comments in a dramatic week that has seen a new mini-budget, the pound slump and the Bank of England forced to step in and take action.
109-year-old Oxford woman 'has a bacon sandwich every day'
A woman who has turned 109 and was born while King George V was on the throne, still enjoys a bacon sandwich every day for breakfast.
Mini-budget: PM to meet head of OBR following market turmoil
The prime minister will meet the head of Britain's independent forecaster on Friday after days of market turmoil.
Truss: Right to take decisive action to help people
The PM says her government needs to continue to "deliver economic growth, jobs and opportunities".
Kwasi Kwarteng: We stopped consumer spending collapse
Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has said his mini-budget was needed to stop a collapse in consumer spending, despite it sparking days of market turmoil.
Transgender charity Mermaids under investigation
Transgender youth support charity Mermaids is under investigation by The Charity Commission over safeguarding concerns.
Striking barristers to vote on pay proposals
The government is offering barristers tens of millions of pounds in extra payments in a bid to end a strike which has seen record criminal court delays in England and Wales.
Liz Truss to attend first meeting of European nations club
Prime Minister Liz Truss has agreed to meet other European leaders at a new political "club of nations" next week.
The surprising power of internet memes
Is there more to internet memes than meets the eye? The science of these viral mash-ups reveals why they are so effective at spreading ideas and beliefs.
Phil Oh’s Best Street Style Photos From the New York Fashion Week Spring 2023 Shows
This season New York Fashion Week has brought in a worldwide crowd of stars thanks to a packed season that even includes shows from international designers like Fendi and Marni.
The hidden overwork that creeps into so many jobs
Many employees are completing under-the-radar tasks after hours to get ahead. This kind of overwork has become normalised – and while not all bad, there’s an insidious dark side.
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Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration
Liz Truss chief of staff Mark Fullbrook is paid through his lobbying company so he can evade personal taxes
This stinks. Boris Johnson has been kicked out despite being elected by the people, because he could not be trusted and questions about how he treated number 10 as a personal plaything. Here we go again with the unelected UK prime minist...
51 Relaxing Poolside Sitting Areas To Daydream About
Relaxing poolside sitting areas, featuring luxurious outdoor living spaces, conversation pits, outdoor dining rooms, outdoor lounge furniture & modern gardens.
Iran’s President Disavows Twitter Account Everyone Followed
Mohammad-Mehdi Rahimi, head of Raisi’s public relations office said the president has no account on Twitter. The announcement has left many wondering about the identity of those behind the account thought to be the president's official a...
Pink Floyd founder cancels Poland concerts after Ukraine war remarks
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has canceled concerts planned in Poland amid outrage over reminding Europeans the real facts about the war in Ukraine. Waters wrote an open letter to Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska early this month...
Spanish Court Formally Sends Shakira to Trial for Tax Fraud
A Spanish court on Tuesday formally ordered Colombian superstar Shakira to stand trial on accusations that she failed to pay $14.31 million in income taxes, a court document released on Tuesday showed.
German conservative leader accuses Ukrainian refugees of ‘welfare tourism’
‘We have a problem here that’s getting worse,’ claims Friedrich Merz.
Robo-cop: EU wants firms to be held liable for harm done by AI
New liability regime would give victims of AI systems their day in court.
Germany’s Scholz inks gas deal with United Arab Emirates
During two-day trip to the Middle East, the chancellor balanced securing energy supplies and raising human rights concerns.
'Everything is pointing to Russia': U.S., EU officials on edge over pipeline explosions
U.S. officials downplayed the potential for immediate impacts from the leaks hobbling the two Nord Stream natural gas lines. But the incidents are adding to worries about winter.
Bank of England will buy UK government bonds in bid to calm markets
Major intervention from the UK’s central bank comes hard on the heels of controversial ‘mini-budget’ that pitched debt-funded tax cuts.
Sweden and Denmark say Nord Stream pipeline blasts were deliberate attacks
Although suspicion is falling on Russia, neither Copenhagen or Stockholm identified a culprit.
EU to hit Russian steel, IT industry with sanctions, but spare diamonds
Also on the proposed list: Everyday household items like beauty products and toilet paper.
US Man Accidentally Buys 3 Lottery Tickets For Same Game, Ends Up Winning All
His winning numbers were based on his wife's birthday, the 5-1-3-5-9 number gifted him a jackpot.
Virgin Atlantic Scraps Gendered Uniform, Male Pilots Can Now Wear Skirts
The airlines said the move was to reflect the diversity of the workforce.
Bank of England takes emergency action to stabilize UK economy, after earlier IMF warning
The Bank of England has stepped in to stabilize financial markets after the British government’s tax-cutting plans caused economic chaos.
This England: Critics mixed over Kenneth Branagh's portrayal of Boris Johnson
This England, the Sky Atlantic series which sees Kenneth Branagh portray former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has arrived to mixed reviews.
Mortgages timebomb for Northern Ireland homeowners, says expert
Northern Ireland is sitting on a "mortgage timebomb", according to the property expert who compiles the Ulster University house price index.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe cuts hair in support of Iran protests
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian national who spent six years in jail in Iran, has cut her hair in solidarity with Iranian protesters.
Government not responsible for market volatility - minister
Andrew Griffith says the UK is dealing with the same issues as other major economies affected by the Ukraine war.
'Toxic culture' of abuse at mental health hospital revealed by BBC secret filming
Humiliated, abused and isolated for weeks - patients were put at risk due to a "toxic culture" at one of the UK's biggest mental health hospitals, BBC Panorama can reveal.
Farah out of London Marathon with hip injury
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has withdrawn from Sunday's London Marathon with a hip injury.
Bank of England steps in to calm markets
The Bank of England has said it will step in to calm markets after the government's tax-cutting plans sparked a fall in the pound and caused borrowing costs to surge.
Treasury rejects U-turn on mini-budget despite turmoil
The government will not abandon its mini-budget despite the Bank of England having to step in amid market turmoil, a Treasury minister has said.
Christmas With Cliff
If you are already dreading the sound of festive staples playing on a loop during outings to the high street, then your misery may soon be compounded. In a return to the musical frontline, 81-year-old Sir Cliff Richard has announced he i...
Rupa Huq MP apologises for 'superficially' black remark
MP Rupa Huq says she has apologised to Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng for describing him as "superficially" black.
IMF sounds alarm on UK tax cut plans
The International Monetary Fund has openly criticised the UK government over its plan for tax cuts, warning that the measures are likely to fuel the cost-of-living crisis.
Keir Starmer speech: Labour plans publicly owned renewable energy giant
Sir Keir Starmer has announced plans to create a publicly owned renewable energy company if Labour wins the next general election.
Sir Mark Rowley: Met Police will attend all London burglary reports
The Metropolitan Police will "get back" to attending all reports of burglary in London, the new commissioner has said.
Home Secretary criticises Sussex force for 'policing pronouns'
A police force has been criticised by the home secretary for "policing pronouns" after it said it would not tolerate hateful comments about a child sex offender's gender identity.
Study contradicts Rees-Mogg over hydrogen for heating
A new study has cast doubt on government claims that hydrogen could be used to heat homes and so cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Starmer: Only Labour can end economic turmoil, says party leader
Sir Keir Starmer has said Labour can come to the UK's rescue as it has done at key moments in the past, in his big speech to the party's conference.
Eurovision 2023: Glasgow or Liverpool will host song contest
Either Glasgow or Liverpool will host next year's Eurovision Song Contest, after the shortlist of cities in contention was cut from seven to two.
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