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Heart Attack Test Hugely Reduces Hospital Admissions

Heart Attack Test Hugely Reduces Hospital Admissions

There are many causes of chest pain: perhaps it's strained muscles or joint inflammation, pneumonia, a panic attack... or even a dreaded heart attack. The prospect of a heart attac ...

UK Womb Transplant Trials Given Go-Ahead

UK Womb Transplant Trials Given Go-Ahead

Thousands upon thousands of women are either born without a uterus or have it removed for health-related reasons. This has massive implications for their ability to have children, ...

Panic Over: PM says Free School Meals Won’t be Cut

Panic Over: PM says Free School Meals Won’t be Cut

Over the past couple of week, you might have heard something about free school meals and how the government plans to cut them in the next spending review, in November. This would m ...

Couple Serve “Recycled” Wedding Breakfast to Guests

Couple Serve “Recycled” Wedding Breakfast to Guests

When it comes to getting married, there are a number of approaches that couples can take. For example, there are those who like things traditional and "just so". And what about tho ...

England to Test Electric Motorways

England to Test Electric Motorways

Imagine being able to recharge your car as you drive down the road. Well, that possibility could become a reality for motorists in England if a scheme proposed by government agency ...

Jobs Market Opens Up for Young People

Jobs Market Opens Up for Young People

It's good news for apprentices and young people leaving school as more and more companies are looking to fill skills gaps in their workforces. This is according to the latest resea ...

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon in Style

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Finishes Triathlon in Style

Bailey Matthews is eight years old and from Doncaster in England, and a couple of weekends ago, he completed his first triathlon. This wonderful achievement becomes even more so wh ...

Life Expectancy Increasing – Men Catching Up!

Back in 1981, the average life expectancy for men in England and Wales was six years behind women. Since then, a variety of factors has improved the average life expectancy of both men and women, with men reaping the most benefits. They've caught up and there is only a two-year gap between the two groups of people. Of course, on matters such as this, there are official surveys and estimates to try and deter ...

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Ancient Coin Suggests Earlier Bristol Channel Trading

A coin has recently been revealed to the public that suggest maritime activity along the Bristol Channel in Britain began a lot earlier than originally thought. The little lump of metal doesn't look like much, but this isn't just any old coin. It is 2,300 years old, which makes it older than the Roman Empire and even the Great Wall of China! Made from copper and smaller than a penny at only 20mm in diameter ...

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First New Pylons in 90 Years

Pylons are those great steel structures dotted around the country, supporting the overhead cables that carry high voltages of electricity. They make up the UK's electricity transmission network and started when the first ever pylon was built new Edinburgh in 1928. Since then, around 88,000 pylons have been built, but a new design hasn't been constructed in all of that time. With more focus being placed on a ...

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Violence Against Children at Lowest in Annual Survey

That's right folks - it's that time again when we learn the results of Cardiff University's annual violence report for England and Wales. For the seventh consecutive year, the figures have improved from the year before. Violence-related injuries are now at their lowest levels since the study began in 2001. The violence research group examines data collected from almost 120 hospital units across England and ...

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Park Restoration Unearths 175-Year-Old Time Capsule

In October, we told you about the rediscovery of a bronze box in New York that turned out to be one of the oldest examples of a time capsule known to us. It was something of a tradition in Victorian times to lay time capsules inside the foundation stone of important buildings. One such Victorian time capsule, thought to be nearly 200 years old, has been discovered in a park undergoing restoration in Londond ...

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Vinyl Records Make Comeback with First UK Chart

Many of us have grown up listening to vinyl, perhaps your own records, or that of your parents or older siblings. Whatever the case may be, listening to vinyl has played an important role for a lot of people, providing the soundtracks to their lives. There is just something about vinyl. Just think about sliding the PVC disc from its sleeve, gently placing it in the record player, moving the stylus to just t ...

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“Significant” Oil Find Near Gatwick Airport

According to UK Oil & Gas Investments (UKOG), there could be around 100 billion barrels worth of oil lying underneath the south of England, and it could be removed without having to resort to fracking! In October, we told you about a new oil field that had been discovered in the North Sea, a location that has produced around 45 billion barrels' worth of oil over the last 40 years. It is thought that mor ...

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All UK Babies to Get MenB Vaccine!

Almost exactly a year ago, we told you how a meningitis B vaccine was on its way for babies in the UK. And now, we can happily announce that a deal has been struck and all infants under the age of two months will have access to the vaccine from later this year. There has been something of a delay, which was mainly caused by the cost of the drug, called Bexsero. As we told you last year, Bexsero was created ...

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River-Powered Homes?

We're always happy to learn about potential new renewable energy sources! And that's just what a million homes across England could be benefiting from in the near future, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Technology known as water source heat pumps relies on something called a heat exchanger to warm water coming from the sea, rivers, and other bodies of water. It uses a system ...

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Native Flora Not Threatened by Introduced Species

When it comes to plant life in Britain, it is generally thought that species introduced from other countries - "non-native species" - pose a risk to the plants that originate here. But according to University of York study that has recently been published in PNAS, these plants aren't quite as invasive as we thought. Not only are plants that have been introduced to Britain less widespread than native species ...

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