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Imperial College fined £70,000 after scientist suffocated in lab

Damian Bowen died working in a hospital lab (Picture: Central News) Imperial College has been fined £70,000 after a scientist suffocated due to liquid nitrogen in a hospital lab.  Damian Bowen, 32, died in October 2011 when he was carrying out HIV blood sample experiments. Liquid nitrogren is used in research to freeze samples, and displaces oxygen when it becomes a ...

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Mud-strewn Christmas festival was so bad it closes after one weekend

Winterfest didn’t seem too winter-proof (Picture: Triangle News) A Christmas festival has been shut down after furious visitors found a melted ice rink and an AWOL Santa Claus nowhere near his grotto. Complaints from disappointed parents saw the Crystal Palace Winterfest, in south London, last only one weekend. Imperial College fined £70,000 after scientist suffocated in lab They were left ...

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Feud: Bette And Joan – Everything you need to know about BBC Two’s new Hollywood drama

Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange star in Feud: Bette And Joan (Picture: FX Network) It’s not long until Feud: Bette And Joan starts on BBC Two. The League Of Gentlemen: everything you need to know about this cult comedy revival If you’re looking for something new to watch, Feud: Bette And Joan is definitely worth your attention – a high ...

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Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition review – Not A Hero and End Of Zoe

End Of Zoe – and the end of Resident Evil 7 The final two DLC expansions are released for Capcom’s award-winning horror game, but do they end the story with a bang or a whimper? It seems a very long time ago now that Resident Evil 7 was released. It was the first major new game in January, and the ...

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Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie cover The Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York and it’s a thing of beauty

Ed’s hit Christmas hard with this cover (Picture: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) Ed Sheeran has bravely taken the Christmas classic Fairytale Of New York and given it his spin. It’s a bold move to cover such a classic, but if anyone can pull it off it’s Ed. The original released in 1988 was sung by The Pogues, ...

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Armed forces veterans to get ID to recognise 'sacrifice'

British armed forces veterans could have their driving licences stamped with a “V”, as part of plans to improve the recognition of their service. The move, similar to a US scheme, could see 2.5 million ex-military personnel issued with the new licence to “clearly distinguish” them as veterans. The card would give holders easier access to specialist services and to ...

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UK wage growth still below inflation

Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October, below inflation at 3%. Real earnings, which take into account the cost of living, fell by 0.4% Unemployment declined by 26,000 to 1.43 million, while ...

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'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!' Voting Stats Reveal Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo Was Always Going To Win

In fact, not only did Toff top every single viewer vote (and by some margin) but in the final vote she scored three and a half as many votes (71.41%) as runner-up, Jamie Lomas (18.53%). That’s even more impressive when you consider Toff received the most votes for the very first Bushtucker Trial, ’Critter-Cal Rescue. That’s in stark contrast to ...

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'Girls Trip' Star Jada Pinkett-Smith Says Tiffany Haddish's Golden Globes Snub Indicates Wider Problem In Hollywood

‘Girls Trip’ actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has spoken out in defence of her co-star Tiffany Haddish, following her apparent snub at the upcoming Golden Globes. When nominations for next year’s awards were released earlier this week, many spotted that ‘Girls Trip’ and its standout star, Tiffany Haddish, were both noticeably absent from the list, despite the film’s commercial success over the summer. ...

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Ultra-conservative Faith Schools Found Teaching That Women Must Consent To Sex With Their Husbands

Schools The Ofsted report called for additional powers to tackle the growing menace of unregistered and illegal schools 130 schools fail to show any improvement in a decade Inspector concerned over rising exclusions and homeschooling Report calls for new powers to tackle unregistered and illegal schools  Some ultra-conservative, illegal faith schools have been found teaching pupils that women must consent ...

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