How Can The UK Media Win Back Consumer Trust?

Trust in news used to be a given. We’d open the paper, read it and believe what we were being told. We were aware that the news may be spun in a particular way depending on the political agenda of the paper or source, but never had reason to question the facts that were reported. Today things aren’t so easy. ...

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Tesco Named As 'Supermarket X' Which 'May Have Infected Thousands With Hepatitis E From Sausages'

The supermarket that unintentionally may have infected thousands of people with a pig virus which causes and neurological problems has been identified as Tesco. Researchers at Public Health England (PHE) assessed the shopping habits of 60 people infected with hepatitis E, or HEV, and found that the consumption of ham and sausages from one store, identified originally only as “Supermarket ...

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Cyclist Charlie Alliston Cleared Of Manslaughter Over Mother-Of-Two's Death

A cyclist that knocked down and killed a mother-of-two in London has been cleared of manslaughter following a ground-breaking trial. Charlie Alliston was however, found guilty at the Old Bailey on Wednesday of “wanton and furious driving” over the death of 44-year-old HR director Kim Briggs. The case was thought to be the first time a cyclist had been put on ...

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Police to review Cromer disorder response

Police in a seaside town that went into “lockdown” following reports of thefts and anti-social behaviour are to review their response to the disorder. The were 37 crimes recorded in Cromer over the weekend – including the rape of a teenager – with residents linking them to a group of travellers. Suffolk Constabulary said it warned Norfolk Police about the ...

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EU citizen detention letters sent in error

The Home Office sent about 100 letters “in error” to EU citizens living in the UK, telling them they were liable for “detention”. The mistake emerged after a Finnish academic, who has the right to live in the UK, received one of the letters. Dr Eva Johanna Holmberg, who is married to a British citizen, was told she had a ...

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Trump says he wants to keep the number of new Afghanistan troops 'secret' – here's why that doesn't make sense

In a speech regarding the US approach to the 16-year war in Afghanistan, Donald Trump said he wants to keep the number of additional troops being sent a secret but that is likely not going to happen. He said it was part of the plan to remain unpredictable to the Taliban, who are currently holding territory in various parts of Afghanistan. “America’s ...

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North Korea will never surrender nuclear weapons, says Pyongyang diplomat

North Korea’s self-defensive nuclear deterrence arsenal will never be on the negotiating table, a Pyongyang envoy has said. Ju Yong-chol, a North Korean diplomat, spoke at a UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament after the US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood said that President Donald Trump’s “top priority” was to protect the United States and its allies against the “growing threat” from North Korea. “The ...

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National Burger Day: Can you eat beef patties rare?

Considering everyone knows you can eat rare steak, you’d be forgiven for thinking rare burgers are fine to eat too. But this is in fact not the case.  According to experts, eating a burger that’s pink inside could lead to food poisoning or even be fatal. The reason for this is that bacteria (salmonella, e-coli and campylobacter, for example) live ...

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Saudi-led air strikes hit Yemen hotel killing 60 people including civilians and rebels

Saudi-led coalition air strikes near the Yemeni capital of Sanaa have killed an estimated 60 people and injured 13 after hitting a hotel, officials in the country have said. Dozens of Shia Houthi rebels as well as civilians were among the dead, officials told the AP on Wednesday on condition of anonymity. Eyewitnesses, including a medic, said the two-storey hotel ...

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Detroit's Will Poulter: 'It was like working in an oven. I was very, very glad to leave that character behind'

“I really am still at that stage where I pinch myself that what I do for a living is something that I love,” says Will Poulter. Impressive though his humility is, the British actor – still only 24 – can probably stop pinching himself now. The past 18 months have seen him graduate into the upper echelons of Hollywood casting ...

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