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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 ...

Old Phone Boxes to Charge Mobile Phones

London’s red telephone boxes - an iconic reminder of years gone by, before the rise of mobile phones and tablets. Street telephone boxes have become more and more obsolete, though some have been converted into mini libraries or fitted with medical equipment in case of emergency. But two former London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) students may have come up with an even better use for these ...

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Wonga to Wipe More Than 300,000 Debts

The UK’s biggest payday lender, Wonga, has been the subject of much controversy over the past year or so. Now the company is trying to pull back and makes amends for some of its misgivings, by agreeing to write off more than 300,000 debts of customers who are 30 or more days in arrears. Customers will be contacted by 10 October to be informed if they are one of the 330,000 people who have had their debt wri ...

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More Children Passing Y1 Phonics Test

New government figures from the Department for Education (DfE) have shown that more five- and six-year-old children in Year One in England are meeting the expected standard in the phonics test. The test requires pupils to spell out a combination of real words and “non-words” that allow the child to blend common sounds together to form longer words. This method has been shown to help the majority of children ...

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UK Copyright Law Changes: You Can Now Copy CDs!

Back in June, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) issued guidance on changes that should be made to copyright laws in the UK. Those laws have finally come into full effect and mean that we are now allowed to make personal copies of our music, films and eBooks! Until now, every time you copied a CD onto your computer and converted it to MP3, you were breaking the law. Every time you changed the format of ...

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Bidding Namoki the Gorilla a Fond Farewell

The gorillas at Bristol Zoo in England recently threw a party to bid farewell to Namoki, who is leaving the nest to start a family of her own at Belfast Zoo in Northern Ireland. Namoki, a western lowland gorilla, was born at Bristol Zoo nine years ago and is now old enough to start a family of her own. However, as she is related to the male gorillas there, she needs to move and be introduced to a new group. ...

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Great Scots!

In honour of Scotland voting to stay with the UK, we have compiled a list of ten of the greatest Scots of all time, some of whom have dramatically impacted the way we live today! Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955) A biologist who specialised in plants and drugs, he witnessed many soldiers dying from infected wounds during WWI and vowed to find some sort of anti-bacterial agent to combat such infection. He ...

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New £1 Coin: “Tails” Competition Now Open!

Back in March, we told you about the new pound coin to be introduced by the Royal Mint in 2017, which will include some of the same counterfeit-proof tech found in Britain’s banknotes. When George Osborne made the announcement in this year’s Budget, he explained that one pound coin in every 30 is a fake, which costs both businesses and taxpayers millions every year. So, for the first time in 30-odd years, a ...

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Tenants to get “Revenge Eviction” Protection

Are you one of the nine million people in the UK that privately rent your home? If so, you could be getting some extra protection from being evicted after making completely justifiable complaints. Sadly, this occurrence is more common than you might think. Some rogue landlords kick tenants from their property for simply making a complaint about something that affects their health and safety, something the l ...

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Uni Rejection Letters Don’t Come Much Better Than This…

Go on, admit it! You’ve secretly hoped a letter would arrive in the post (or by owl) with that tell-tale inky scrawl across the front, finally informing you of your acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We’ve all been there, don't worry. But it seems that one person has gone a step further… Twitter user @QuantumPirate stirred up a viral storm when he tweeted the picture below, showin ...

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The Secrets Beneath Stonehenge

Believed to have been built at some point between 3000BC and 2000BC (making it more than 4,000 years old!), Stonehenge is one of the most famous sites in the world. And yet, such mystery surrounds not only how it got there, but also why it was built there. And now that mystery has deepened even further since a first-of-its-kind study has found 15 further monuments beneath Stonehenge that have either had the ...

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