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'Our journey may never end': Life with an unknown syndrome

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteEach year, some 6,000 children are born in the UK with a genetic condition likely to remain undiagnosed. These nameless syndromes are sometimes never identified, while others are made to wait until well into their adult years to find out what condition afflicts them. Nellie is eight years […]

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Storm Hannah to bring 80mph winds and risk of travel disruption

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Storm Hannah is set to bring strong winds and potential travel disruption to parts of the UK and Ireland, weather forecasters have warned. A yellow weather warning – the lowest alert level – has been issued for south Wales and parts of south and southwest England from […]

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Scrap pensioner benefits to help youths, peers say

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter Pensioners should have their free TV licences, bus passes and winter fuel payments scrapped, a House of Lords committee has urged. The subsidies should be cut to put younger generations on a more equal footing in preparation for 100-year lifespans, the Committee […]

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Homicides hit highest level in a decade as knife crime increases

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Police recorded 732 homicides in England and Wales last year, the highest total in a decade, according to the Office for National Statistics. It comes as the number of offences involving knives or sharp instruments increased by 6%. The number of homicides last year was the highest […]

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Leak of UK security talks on Huawei 'may spark inquiry'

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter A leak inquiry may be launched after secret talks involving government ministers on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei were made public. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Sky News he understood Britain’s top civil servant was weighing up the idea, but that ultimately it […]

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Royal Bank of Scotland boss Ross McEwan quits

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteRoyal Bank of Scotland (RBS) boss Ross McEwan has quit, saying the time is right to leave as it is in a “much stronger financial position”. The news was announced ahead of the bank’s AGM in Edinburgh – five-and-a half years after he took over the reins of […]

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Extinction Rebellion activists disrupt City in fresh protest

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteExtinction Rebellion activists have glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and climbed onto the roof of a train in Canary Wharf as part of the latest wave of climate change protests. Two men and five women glued themselves to a wall and to each other at the […]

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Blind staffie has own guide dog who never leaves his side

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lucia Binding, news reporter A Staffordshire bull terrier cross has formed a special bond with a dog who navigates him around and helps him find his water bowl. Amos was born blind at a rescue centre and struggled to find a family. But Jess Martin, a […]

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Sainsbury's/Asda mega merger is formally blocked

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteSainsbury’s and Asda have called off their planned £13bn merger after it was formally blocked by the competition regulator on the grounds it would lead to higher prices. The pair admitted defeat after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) completed its final report on the tie-up – first […]

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Premier League clubs' wage bill almost £3bn last season

25th April 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe wage bill at Premier League football clubs surged to almost £3bn for the first time last season, according to a report. Initial figures covering the 2017/18 season from the sports business group at Deloitte showed the 20 sides spent £2.9bn on salaries – a 15% increase. It […]

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