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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 ...

“Guardians” Proposed for Missing People’s Finances

It is hard enough when someone you love goes missing without having to worry about what is happening to the life you hope they will return to. Sadly, when a person disappears it is too often the case that their bills go left unpaid and their mortgage payments slide. This is because the person who would normally pay them, after all, isn’t around to take care of them and no one else can take them over without ...

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Police Stop-and-Search Changes

A new government code of conduct has been introduced which will see more than half of all police forces in England and Wales changing the way they handle stop-and-searches on members of the public, spreading to all 43 forces by November this year. The changes were proposed earlier this year by Home Secretary Theresa May, who said that stop-and-search was being abused by police officers to the point that it ...

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University Places Rise for A-Level Students on Results Day

A couple of weeks ago, students from across the UK received their long-awaited A-level results, nervously opening an envelope that could hold their future inside. For the first time in thirty years, the overall pass rate of A-levels has fallen slightly, as well as the number of A and A* grades. While this doesn't sound like the best news, it does coincide with the abolishment of a cap on the number of stude ...

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The Circus Group Vs The Bank

At the end of July, a circus group from Bristol was denied a business account because the bank claimed that some of the troupe’s acts posed a “moral problem” that the bank couldn’t be associated with. But in true Daily Diamond style, there is a silver lining to this story! Joshua Morris and Lucy Tucker started up Circus Uncertainty earlier this year, with 40-odd performers in their ranks. Their acts range f ...

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Shaun the Sheep to Take to the Streets

In 2011, gorillas were scattered around Bristol as part of a huge art event called Wow! Gorillas to celebrate Bristol Zoo’s 175th birthday. Not only could residents and tourists alike wander around the city trying to spot the uniquely decorated sculptures, but after their 10-week showcase they were auctioned off to raise more than £400,000 for gorilla conservation and Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Last ...

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Schoolboys Find 4,000-Year-Old Gold

Four boys from Cumbria, North West England, have found a rare head ornament made of gold during an archaeological dig in Northumberland. Aiden Bell and Sebastian Alderson, both 10, Luca Alderson, eight, and seven-year-old Joseph Bell had learnt about archaeology at Alston Primary School, as part of a programme called Dreaming the Land. The scheme was set up by Altogether Archaeology, a project from the Nort ...

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Autonomous Automobiles Could Be Hitting Our Roads Next Year!

According to Business Secretary Vince Cable, cars could be driving their own way around the UK’s streets from as early as January next year. Mr Cable said that computer-controlled cars would be trialled in three cities around the UK, with government funding of £10 million being made available to develop the technology and being split between these cities.The tests are intended to run for between 18 and 36 m ...

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Adoption Register Opened Up for Approved Adopters

The Adoption Register is an online secure database in the UK containing the details of all of the 6,000-plus children awaiting adoption. Internal software matches up potential adopters and children, cross-referencing information, before social workers consider the match in more detail. But with this system, some children who might have otherwise been chosen for a new family might be overlooked because they ...

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Amazing Video Showing What Lifeguards Actually Do

We might have an idea of the work that lifeguards do, but do any of us actually know? They might be trained, but every time they go out there to save someone’s life, they are risking their own - and many of them are volunteering their services so aren't even getting paid for doing it. A video has been recently shared on the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) YouTube channel, which shows the perfect ...

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Music Education Funding Boost: Double Victory for Campaigners

Campaigners for music education can claim a double victory this week. Not only has the government backed out of its recommendation that music hubs be solely responsible for funding music ed, but the subject is also going to get a huge boost in funding. The Department for Education (DfE) made the announcement, saying that extra money will be given to boost music education in schools as well as music educatio ...

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