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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 ...

“Family Test” for All Future Laws and Policies

For the first time, some questions have been introduced to as a sort of “family test” when coming up with new government laws and policies. The plans were announced by Prime Minister David Cameron in August, and on Friday, ministers published the criteria guidance that should be applied to future policies. Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary for Work and Pensions and in charge of family policy, said that the needs ...

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Elected Mayor for Greater Manchester

For the first time, the leaders of Greater Manchester in England have agreed to have an elected mayor. The first election is expected to take place in 2017 and the successful candidate’s role will be to preside over regional policies, such as transport and housing. Greater Manchester is made up of Wigan, Trafford, Tameside, Stockport, Salford, Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Bolton, and, of course, Manchester. Thes ...

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UK Rubbish Heating Denmark’s Homes

Regarding rubbish in the UK, there is no doubting the landfill problems we often hear about. But did you know that last year alone we exported around 200,000 tonnes of the stuff - to Denmark? And over the last year or so, that figure has doubled. But what are they doing with it? Well, they are turning it into heating for their radiators and lights for their lamps - generally creating energy for their homes. ...

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“Orphan Works” to Find New Homes

There are an estimated 91 million “orphan works”, according to the UK government. These are artworks, photographs, diaries and letters and other historically important documents, of which the copyright owners cannot be located. And now, under a new licensing scheme in the UK, some of these works will be made accessible to the public for the first time. The change in rules means that filmmakers, publishers a ...

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Is this a 17th-Century Witch Bottle?

A beautiful glass-like green bottle has been discovered by archaeologists working near what will be the new National Civil War Centre in Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire. Experts have dated the bottle back to around 1680, but they don’t think that this is your ordinary old and pretty bottle - they believe it to be a witch’s bottle. Witch's bottles were thought to link a homeowner to their property, preven ...

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Young Carers’ Lives Put into Game to Raise Awareness

Working with some charities, young carers in Wales have come up with a way of raising awareness of the types of lives they have to live every day - in the form of a board game. The game, funded by a Millennium Trust grant, aims to bring the day-to-day issues that young carers face to the attention of other young people who don’t have the same kind of responsibilities. The concepts for two games were thought ...

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BP and GDF Suez Collaborate on New Oil Field Discovery

The discovery of a new oil field in the UK Central North Sea has been announced by oil companies BP and GDF Suez. As the oil field borders on areas operated by both of the firms - and has been flow-tested to suggest that it could yield around 5,350 a day - they have agreed to collaborate and operate the area together. However, that doesn’t mean that they have to name the region the same! BP has called the d ...

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Garlic Injections to Save the UK’s Trees

Acute oak decline and ash dieback are just two of many diseases killing off trees in woodland areas across the UK. But there might be a cure for our wooden friends - garlic! Or more specifically, allicin, which is a compound found in garlic that is responsible for its unique and pungent scent. What makes allicin so special is that it is not only have numerous antibacterial properties, but also antifungal an ...

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Mental Health Waiting Time Targets Unveiled

For the first time, waiting time targets have been unveiled for people with mental health conditions. These targets are to be introduced from April next year, in a move that has been greatly welcomed by mental health charities. Every year, mental health issues are thought to be accountable for 70 million lost working days, a total estimated cost to the economy of around £100 billion. According to the NHS, a ...

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Faithful Feline Tracks Down Owner to Care Home

We have heard some amazing stories of cats travelling miles to their former homes after their families have relocated. But how often do you hear about a kitty who has tracked down their owner to a new home - and one they have never been to before? That’s exactly what happened with Cleo, a former stray who had been rescued by Nancy Cowen. Having spent more than eight years together, a couple of months ago th ...

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