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 People urged to return bowel cancer kits as study confirms screening cuts cases

People urged to return bowel cancer kits as study confirms screening...

August 08, 2023 05:34 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Almost a third of people eligible for bowel cancer screening do not send off their free at-home kits, NHS figures for England suggest.

 Suspected Kinahan gang members charged with firearm offences, NCA says

Suspected Kinahan gang members charged with firearm offences, NCA sa...

August 08, 2023 04:45 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The men are suspected of being members of the Kinahan organised crime group, which operates in Ireland, the NCA said.

 Even 4K steps a day could ‘reduce risk of death’ – study

Even 4K steps a day could ‘reduce risk of death’ – study

August 08, 2023 04:17 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

But researchers said that the more a person walks ‘the better’.

 Even 4,000 steps a day could ‘reduce risk of death’ – study

Even 4,000 steps a day could ‘reduce risk of death’ – study

August 08, 2023 04:17 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

But researchers said that the more a person walks ‘the better’.

 July confirmed as the hottest month on record

July confirmed as the hottest month on record

August 08, 2023 04:08 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Global air and sea temperatures reached new highs last month, with scientists confirming what had been predicted several weeks ago.

 ‘Hogwarts Express’ train services can resume, says safety body

‘Hogwarts Express’ train services can resume, says safety body

August 08, 2023 03:47 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The Jacobite, which runs from Fort William to Mallaig, has been suspended in the past because of concerns over its hinged carriage doors.

 No evidence to suggest Facebook not good for wellbeing, Oxford scientists say

No evidence to suggest Facebook not good for wellbeing, Oxford scien...

August 08, 2023 03:40 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The association between using Facebook and wellbeing was also slightly more positive for males as well as for younger people, the researchers said.

 ‘Chaotic’ maternity unit ‘not fit for purpose’ rated inadequate by CQC

‘Chaotic’ maternity unit ‘not fit for purpose’ rated inadequate by C...

August 08, 2023 03:36 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The service at Hull Royal Infirmary was previously listed as good by the regulator, but a recent inspection raised a number of red flags.

 Mobile phone industry urged to ‘design out’ their appeal to thieves

Mobile phone industry urged to ‘design out’ their appeal to thieves

August 08, 2023 03:30 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

London mayor Sadiq Khan and Met Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley have called on the mobile industry to help cut thefts of phones.

 Police will take no further action regarding MP’s leaflet on Traveller sites

Police will take no further action regarding MP’s leaflet on Travell...

August 08, 2023 03:15 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Wales Secretary David TC Davies had defended the leaflet.

 Asylum seekers have ‘right’ to challenge move to Bibby barge – charity

Asylum seekers have ‘right’ to challenge move to Bibby barge – chari...

August 08, 2023 03:09 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Care4Calais said it had ‘serious concerns’ about the wording of notices issued by the Home Office.

 Alex Salmond urges Humza Yousaf to end power sharing deal with Scottish Greens

Alex Salmond urges Humza Yousaf to end power sharing deal with Scott...

August 08, 2023 03:06 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The former Scottish first minister said the agreement with the Greens was ‘causing difficulities’ for the Scottish Government led by Mr Yousaf.

 Martial arts enthusiast guilty of killing partner and holding friend captive

Martial arts enthusiast guilty of killing partner and holding friend...

August 08, 2023 03:01 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Jason Bell, 42, attacked Nicole Hurley, 37, with at least two knives at their home in Primrose Hill, north-west London, in October 2021.

 Man guilty of ‘brutal’ murder of grieving widow on Christmas Day

Man guilty of ‘brutal’ murder of grieving widow on Christmas Day

August 08, 2023 02:58 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Thomas Grant, 28, stabbed and strangled Lucy Clews in her own home after she offered him a place to stay.

 Council probing potential breaches of law after demolition of landmark pub

Council probing potential breaches of law after demolition of landma...

August 08, 2023 02:48 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The 18th century Crooked House inn was razed to the ground by a mechanical digger less than 48 hours after being gutted by fire

 Alex Salmond says ‘never say never’ about reconciliation with Nicola Sturgeon

Alex Salmond says ‘never say never’ about reconciliation with Nicola...

August 08, 2023 02:44 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The former Scottish first minister was asked about the breakdown in the relationship with his successor when he appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe.

 Lucy Letby murder trial jury given majority direction

Lucy Letby murder trial jury given majority direction

August 08, 2023 02:30 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

The nurse denies murdering seven babies and trying to murder several others.

 Many adults would struggle to understand video-sharing platforms’ rules – Ofcom

Many adults would struggle to understand video-sharing platforms’ ru...

August 08, 2023 02:27 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

At nearly 16,000 words, OnlyFans had the longest terms of service, which would take its adult users more than an hour to read, the regulator found.

 Handful of nuts a day ‘associated with 17% lower risk of depression’

Handful of nuts a day ‘associated with 17% lower risk of depression’

August 08, 2023 02:18 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

Researchers speculate that anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of nuts may have a protective effect.

 A pink chair and a love of colour: Bray locals say goodbye to Sinead O’Connor

A pink chair and a love of colour: Bray locals say goodbye to Sinead...

August 08, 2023 02:14 PM AEST | By PAMEDIA

One local said ‘there is a real palpable sense’ of having lost someone special.

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