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Philip Hammond Attacks Donald Trump's Tax Cuts In Fresh Row Between UK And US

The UK has risked a fresh row with America after Chancellor Philip Hammond attacked Donald Trump’s tax cuts. Hammond has sided with four other European treasury ministers to warn the US President’s massive tax overhaul could spark a trade war. In a letter to US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the Chancellor joined finance ministers from Germany, France, Italy ...

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'Peppa Pig' Is Encouraging 'Inappropriate Use' Of GPs, Claims A Doctor

‘Peppa Pig’ has previously been criticised for damaging kids’ emotional development, and now a doctor has raised another issue with the show. Dr Catherine Bell, a GP from Sheffield, claims that children watching ‘Peppa Pig’ may develop “unrealistic expectations” of GPs, such as the presumption of home visits or use of doctors for minor illnesses.  Dr Bell said she had wondered ...

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Man Flu Might Be Real After All, Claims Academic

Men the world over, prepare to feel vindicated: there’s a growing body of evidence suggesting man flu is real. In a special Christmas issue of the BMJ, a Canadian academic set out to determine whether men really experience worse flu symptoms than women. After analysing a wide range of data, Dr Kyle Sue, a clinical assistant professor at Memorial University of ...

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Girls Still Regularly Facing Sexual Harassment At School, Disturbing Report Underlines

More than a third of girls have suffered sexual harassment at school, a disturbing new report reveals.  The research from the National Education Union and UK Feminista shines a light on an epidemic of sexism behind the UK’s school gates.  Sixth form students hear sexist language regularly and gender stereotyping happens “on a weekly basis” at primary schools, the ‘It’s just ...

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Over 300,000 Will 'Needlessly Die From Bowel Cancer By 2035' Due To Research Gaps

Almost 332,000 people living in the UK will needlessly lose their lives to bowel cancer by 2035 unless urgent action is taken to fill critical research gaps, a leading charity has warned. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer with 16,000 people dying from the disease each year. It’s also the fourth most common cancer with over 41,200 diagnosed ...

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More Than A Third Of Girls Have Been Sexually Harassed While At Mixed-Sex Schools, Study Finds

More than a third (37%) of girls have been sexually harassed while at mixed-sex schools, a study has found.  Sexist language and gender stereotypes are a “typical feature” of school culture in England and Wales, contributing to a climate where sexual harassment is commonplace, according to research from the National Education Union and UK Feminista. A total of 1,508 students and 1,634 teachers from ...

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US drug company hikes price of everyday vitamin pills by 800%

A US drug manufacturer has increased the price of a bottle of vitamins – a generic version of which can be bought for around $5 – by more than 800 per cent. In the latest example of eye-dropping price-gouging in the US’s lightly regulated pharmaceutical industry, records show Avondale Pharmaceuticals, a mysterious company registered in Alabama, raised the price of ...

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New York explosion: Police hunt for motive after man attempts to detonate pipe bomb in Manhattan

Police are searching for the motive behind an attempted terrorist attack on the New York subway, after a man with a home-made bomb strapped to his body set off an explosion during the morning commute. The explosion injured five people including the suspect, named as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah by authorities. Ullah is said to be a Bangladesh national who lived in Brooklyn ...

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UK rail delays latest: Travel disruption intensifies just in time for Christmas?

Travellers across Britain and the rest of Europe faced widespread delays and disruption due to a range of issues including adverse weather. Europe’s busiest railway station, London Waterloo, was partly closed for much of the evening rush hour because of a lineside fire outside the station. It damaged the signalling system, leading to track circuit failures on three of the ...

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Theresa May unveils new climate change policies as Tories hope to rebuild ruined environmentalist credentials

Theresa May will unveil a series of new climate change policies in Paris on Tuesday being held to mark the two-year anniversary of the global climate change agreement struck in the city. The move appears to be the latest plank in a new Tory push to stake out new environmentalist credentials following the party’s shock defeat at the general election ...

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