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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 ...

Real-Life Superhero: The Birmingham Spider-Man

If you're sceptical about the existence of superheroes (besides the emergency services, that is), then this one might change your mind! Spider-Man has set up residence in Birmingham in the UK and in true superhero fashion he is making sure the homeless people of the city aren't going hungry. While it's unlikely that this person is actually Peter Parker, the 20-year-old does wish to remain anonymous, and we ...

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Wild Lynx to be Reintroduced to UK?

There haven't been any lynx in the British countryside for more than 1,300 years, but that be about to change thanks to conservation charity The Lynx Trust. The Eurasian lynx - the species hoped to be introduced - can grow up to 129cm (51in) long and 70cm (28in) tall. The solitary cats, with long legs and tufty ears, are often only detected by their large footprints. The creatures also have beautiful fur, w ...

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Schools to Get Better Careers Advice?

Careers advice in schools in England isn't currently that great, but a new report from Teach First could be able to change all that... Teach First is a charity and social enterprise that aims to end inequality in education. They recently carried out and published a report suggesting that there should be at least one teacher or member of middle management in each school specially trained in careers guidance. ...

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Red Nose Day is Nearly Upon Us – Check Out the Line-Up!

It's an odd-numbered year, which means something we've all been waiting is nearly upon us... Red Nose Day! And the line-up this year is truly stellar. Red Nose Day, also called Comic Relief, is a whole evening dedicated to comedy in aid of raising money for various projects aimed at changing the lives of poor and disadvantaged people around the world. The event happens every second year, alternating with Sp ...

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St Andrews Uni Offers Booze-Free Student Housing

University is a time that many associate with partying and drinking in between studying for their degree. Sure, you're there to learn and whatever, but partying can make up a big part of your life during this important time. But what if you don't like drinking or partying? Maybe a student doesn't consume alcohol for health or religious reasons, or maybe they simply don't like drinking alcohol. Their experie ...

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Natural History Museum to Replace Dippy with Blue Whale

For the last 35 years, visitors to the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London have been welcomed by Dippy, a plaster-cast replica Diplodocus. But despite Dippy's impressive size, he just doesn't provide the 'wow' factor that museum organisers want the guests to feel when they walk into the main hall. Dippy has simply become too friendly and familiar. Besides, they want something that will impress visitors, ...

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The Devon Beavers… Can Stay!!

"England" isn't going to be anyone's first guess when asked "Where might you find beavers?" - and yet, up until the 16th century, beavers were actually quite common in Great Britain. Unfortunately, before our time, the animals were hunted to extinction, their highly valuable fur, meat, and oil apparently worth too much or too useful for hunters to leave them alone. And then beavers in Britain were no more. ...

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The CV Man is Now Hiring!

In this day and age, hundreds upon hundreds of people can be applying for the same role. Of course, there is often only one position to fill, so what can a person do to make themselves stand out? A unique approach to the job hunt could be what it takes to attract employers and land the role of your dreams. And someone who has managed to accomplish this is 22-year-old Alfred Ajani from Coventry. You might ha ...

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England and Wales Water Charges to Fall

We don't get to tell you often enough that your bills are going to fall slightly over the next few years. But according to England and Wales water regulator Ofwat, that is just what is going to happen to your water bills. Not including inflation, household water bills will be falling by an average of 5% by 2020. In terms of real money, this means that water bills will be around £20 less than they are today ...

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Twins Find Out They’re Identical for Liver Transplant

The first ever UK live donor liver transplant involving identical twins took place earlier this year - but the twins didn’t know they were identical until one of them needed surgery. Annemarie Atha and Geraldine Rowing, both 48 and from Leeds, were always told by their mother that they were not identical because they hadn’t shared a placenta in the womb. Despite the sisters having identical noses and indeed ...

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