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Scientists Have Developed A New Way To Detect Cancer In Humans, Using Bananas

Scientists employ endless innovation and creativity in fighting cancer, but now they have used something you might not have ever imagined – banana skins. The new study was developing a technique for finding and killing the disease in the body, and involved the team conducting tests on the fruit’s overripe black spots, which contains the same typical biomarkers as skin melanoma. ...

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John McDonnell: London-Centric Decision-Making May Have Caused Brexit Vote

PA Wire/PA Images Too much London-based decision-making may have contributed towards the UK’s vote to leave the EU, according to John McDonnell. The shadow chancellor said he would support moving some functions of the Bank of England to Birmingham after commissioning a report on the challenges and opportunities facing the country’s financial system.  Carried out by GFC Economics, the report ...

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How To Deal With School Snow Closure Today: Your Rights For Getting Time Off Work And Ideas For What To Do

For kids, having a snow day is often a highlight of the school year.  But sadly for parents, we have to think about childcare, time off work, and what we’re going to do with the day. Due to heavy snowfall schools in Birmingham, Leicestershire, Essex, Derbyshire, Wales, Scotland and Gloucester (to name but a few areas) are not open today [Monday 11 December]. ...

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Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima Announces She Will No Longer Strip Off 'For An Empty Cause'

Adriana Lima has announced she will no longer be taking off her clothes for an “empty cause.” The Victoria’s Secret Angel took to Instagram to explain she wanted to help change the narrow body ideals imposed on women. The mother-of-two vowed to make this change in “the name of my grandma, my mother and all her ancestors that have been labelled, ...

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Sour Beer: The Flavour Bridge Between Cider And Wine

Most people are familiar with ale and lager. These are two of the three branches of the family tree of beer. Less familiar is the third branch – sour beer. For drinkers who expect beer to be bitter, the sour flavour is completely unexpected. I have a secret weapon for imbibers of cider and wine who claim not to like ...

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Chancellor Accused Of 'Fraudulent Spin' After Hidden Cut To Workplace Learning Unearthed

Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner said: “The Chancellor enjoyed telling us all he’d had an email from Len about Unionlearn but perhaps he should have read it more carefully. Maybe he’d have learned a few things himself. For all his talk, he isn’t even reversing the cuts that the Tories have made since 2015.”  A Department for Education spokesman said ...

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Why Federalism Is The Future Of British Politics

Virtually every mature democracy in the developed Western world operates under some semblance of federalism, or at least autonomism. The United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Australia, the list goes on and on. Following two bruising votes in the form of the 2017 General Election, and the 2016 Brexit referendum – Britain needs constitutional change to quell the increasingly polarised and ...

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Six people reveal their best excuses for calling in sick

Inventing a daughter to get days off is excessive yet effective. (Picture: MMUFFIN) It’s almost Christmas – there’s a lot of nights out planned, some brilliant television shows to catch up on and sometimes it’s just too cold to get out of bed. So you may be tempted to take a cheeky day off to catch up on sleep, finish ...

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Last-minute gifts you can buy in Poundland

(Credit: Poundland) I’ve finished my Christmas shopping. Or, at least, I *think* I’ve finished. There’s no doubt that as the day draws nearer, there’ll be a million people I’ve forgotten about. The neighbour will pop round with chocolates, meaning I have to get her something. Someone at a party will hand me a gift bag, prompting a very awkward and ...

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People told us their worst landlord stories

(Picture: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Not all landlords are bad. In fact my current landlord is amazing and gets on all our repairs right away. However, having left home six years ago, that’s the first time I can say that. I’ve had landlords who thought it was acceptable to call me at 9pm for ‘a chat’. I’ve rented from ...

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