• Mayor warns of ‘public health emergency’ caused by London pollution

    Mayor warns of ‘public health emergency’ caused by London pollution

    • January 11, 2019

    By Thomas Hornall, Press Association London’s “filthy, toxic air” has become a “public health emergency” killing thousands prematurely every year, the Mayor of London has warned. Harmful polluted air is even causing the underdevelopment of children’s lungs, a situation Sadiq Khan called “shameful”. Mr Khan used a speech at a London government dinner at Mansion

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  • High-fibre diet linked to lower risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes

    High-fibre diet linked to lower risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes

    • January 11, 2019

    Eating wholegrain foods which contain dietary fibre could reduce the risk of contracting a range of deadly diseases including diabetes and cancer, a study has concluded. The risk of contracting “a wide range” of communicable diseases, including heart disease, could fall by as much as a third with a diet containing grains, pulses and wholegrain

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  • Spanish police seize 6,000lb of marijuana heading to UK and Netherlands

    Spanish police seize 6,000lb of marijuana heading to UK and Netherlands

    • January 11, 2019

    By Associated Press Reporters Spanish police say they have seized 2,700kg (6,000lb) of marijuana bound for the UK and the Netherlands. The Interior Ministry said Civil Guard officers in Barcelona arrested 25 people in the operation, which the ministry said was the largest seizure of marijuana in Spain. The statement said the marijuana was grown

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  • Tory MP calling for second referendum says Brexit would be ‘national suicide’

    Tory MP calling for second referendum says Brexit would be ‘national suicide’

    • January 11, 2019

    By Joe Gammie, Press Association Politicians have a duty to prevent the country committing national suicide in relation to Brexit, a pro-EU Conservative MP has said. Former attorney general Dominic Grieve told a packed hall that once Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is defeated in the Commons next week the only option is a second

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  • Dozens of tennis players face match-fixing probe by Spanish police

    Dozens of tennis players face match-fixing probe by Spanish police

    • January 10, 2019

    By Associated Press Reporter Spanish police have revealed they are investigating 28 professional tennis players over alleged match-fixing Authorities did not reveal the names of those under investigation but said one player competed in last year’s US Open. Police said an Armenian organised group allegedly bribed athletes for betting purposes. A total of 15 people

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  • MPs demand ‘minister for hunger’ to be named to tackle UK malnutrition ‘scandal’

    MPs demand ‘minister for hunger’ to be named to tackle UK malnutrition ‘scandal’

    • January 10, 2019

    By David Wilcock, Press Association Political Correspondent MPs have demanded a “minister for hunger” be appointed by the Government to tackle the “scandal” of hunger and malnutrition affecting millions, including children, in the UK. The Environmental Audit Committee said it was “concerned that an item as significant as hunger and food insecurity in the UK

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