We need to talk about your weight because it’s slowly killing you

Some of the richest countries on the planet are the fattest with most people having waists that measure more than half their height British girls are second only to the US in the amount of dangerous stomach fat they carry. More than half of girls in both countries are said to be ‘overfat’ according to a new study that ranks ...

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Cheap Imported Food Could Threaten Animal Welfare After Brexit, Warns Report

Animal welfare standards could take a step backwards after Brexit as UK farmers struggle to compete with cheap imported foods, a new report is warning. A House of Lords investigation into the impact of leaving the EU on animal welfare predicts farmers could be sucked into a “race to the bottom” as they struggle to keep prices low. There are ...

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Vladimir Putin 'told Donald Trump that Russian hackers are too good to get caught'

Vladimir Putin reportedly told Donald Trump that if Russian hackers had infiltrated Democratic groups, they would have been too good to have been detected. And now the President is making the same claims, the White House has admitted. According to the New York Times, Mr Putin told the US President during their G20 meeting that “Moscow’s cyber operators are so good ...

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Brexit: UK 'overwhelmingly reliant' on EU vets and abattoir workers

The UK is “overwhelmingly reliant” on EU workers to uphold animal welfare standards, a group of peers has warned. The Lords EU Environment Committee said 90% of veterinary surgeons and 75% of abattoir workers were EU nationals and retaining them after Brexit was vital. Peers said there was no reason welfare standards should fall after Brexit. But they warned of ...

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Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

As the school summer holidays get under way, food banks are urging people not to forget to donate supplies to their local centres. The Trussell Trust, which runs over 420 food banks across the UK, says many children risk going hungry over the six-week break from school. It says demand for emergency parcels for children rose significantly – by more ...

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Charlie Gard: 'Last precious moments' for parents with their son

Media playback is unsupported on your device Charlie Gard’s parents are spending their “last precious moments” with their terminally ill son after ending their legal fight to take him to the US for treatment. Lawyers said Chris Gard and Connie Yates want to spend the “maximum amount of time they have left with Charlie”. The couple ended the case after ...

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Violence at Bristol prison due to 'deluge of drugs'

A “deluge of illicit drugs” has fuelled violence, debt and self-harm at a men’s prison, a report has said. “Chronic” staff shortages are to blame for many of the poor outcomes at HMP Bristol, chief inspector of prisons Peter Clarke warned. One in seven inmates said they had developed a drug problem while at the prison, which was far higher ...

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A Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Could Also Create A Cure For HIV

In the hunt for a HIV cure, specialists are desperate to team up with another field of treatment, but for a different deadly disease. A week-long international conference in Paris has seen HIV experts asking for help from their peers in life-saving cancer research as it seems one treatment might be useful in fighting both HIV and cancer. Although there ...

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Astronomers Solve Mystery Of Weird Signal Coming From Silent Solar System

Scientists from the Arecibo Observatory have finally found what they believe is the cause of a mysterious radio signal that was picked up during one of their routine observations last month. The signal appeared as part of a routine observation of seven solar systems that they believed contained red dwarf stars with orbiting planets. NASA Now after consulting with both ...

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Why The Future Of Driving Is Closer Than You Think

It is clear we are on the cusp of a revolution in the way we travel from A to B. Every week heralds a new breakthrough in the development of driverless cars. These and other developments in travel tech will have far-reaching implications for the automotive sector. But the future of driving does not simply lie in customers buying autonomous ...

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