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Boots refuses to drop price of morning-after pill

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The leading pharmacy chain Boots has refused to drop the price of the morning-after pill because it feared an increase in complaints. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) wants the company to reduce the cost of emergency…

Wednesday, Jul 19

Antibiotics linked to birth defects

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Taking certain antibiotics during pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects, according to research. The research included an analysis of 139,938 live births in Quebec between 1998 and 2008 and found that clindamycin, doxycycline,…

Tuesday, Jul 18

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Judge orders hospital staff to pay huge parking fines

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Dozens of hospital staff will have to pay parking fines totalling thousands of pounds after they lost a court case. They were issued with the tickets after the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff contracted out its parking to Indigo, a…

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The end: Stephen Bloom, Britain's rudest bookseller, shuts up shop

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The man known as “Britain's rudest bookseller” is closing up and few people in the little Yorkshire town where he is based will shed many tears. Stephen Bloom, 64, says that he sold his shop of his own volition, partly to escape whining…

Monday, Jul 17

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Janet Commins killer jailed 40 years after innocent man was convicted

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A former soldier who raped and killed a 15-year-old girl in 1976 has been jailed after an innocent man served six years for the same crime. Stephen Hough, 58, was sentenced today to 12 years for the manslaughter of Janet Commins in Flint,…

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Non-urgent 999 patients to be treated via video call

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Video consultations could become the norm for low-priority 999 calls, as a trial begins across England. It involves patients with non-life threatening conditions such as back pain. The Skype and Facetime trials were revealed by Karen…

Acid attack victim says ministers are dragging feet on tougher rules

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A survivor of an acid attack has accused the government of dragging its feet over tighter regulation. Naomi Oni, 25, who was attacked by a jealous friend in 2012, backed calls for controls on the purchase of corrosive products, but said…

Woman outwits thieves by stealing back her own bike

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It's a revenge tale that will cheer every cyclist who has fallen victim to thieves. A woman has regained her £800 bike with a cunning sting after it had been advertised for sale online hours after being taken. Jenni Morton-Humphreys, 30,…

Poundland's chocolate bar has mountain to climb after Toblerone 'row'

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Poundland's Twin Peaks chocolate bar is based on The Wrekin, a hill in Shropshire. The maker of Toblerone is said to have sent the company a legal letter, delaying the product's releaseDAVID PARRY/PA. Poundland has delayed its Twin Peaks…

Sunday, Jul 16

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Ed Sheeran cameo divides Game of Thrones fans

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He had nine songs in the Top Ten, headlined Glastonbury and has now invaded Game of Thrones. There is just no escaping Ed Sheeran. The singer made a cameo in the long-awaited return of the blood-soaked TV drama for its seven series, which…

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Chris Howard, Royal Mint's bullion chief, is man with the golden gum

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It must have been a tough day for Chris Howard. At 11.31am on April 8 last year, he ordered a $14 Bloody Mary while on a business trip to Las Vegas. Just 41 minutes later, he ordered a Slightly Hung Over cocktail for $15. It may have been…

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Consultants throw cold water on US doctor's 'magic potion' for Charlie Gard

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The American doctor flying to the UK tomorrow to examine the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard has been working closely with the British medical establishment for more than 14 years. Professor Michio Hirano, a neurologist at Columbia…

'Stalking risk' for children using Snapchat tracker

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Young people are putting themselves at risk of being stalked and bullied if they use a new social media application that could allow strangers to discover their exact location. Snapchat, the photo and video- sharing app that has more than…

Saturday, Jul 15

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More Scots waiting over a year for NHS treatment

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The number of patients waiting more than a year for treatment rose more than 400 per cent in 2016. Figures show that 1,186 outpatients were on waiting lists for more than 12 months, despite a supposed legal guarantee for treatment to take…

Friday, Jul 14

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Elephant all at sea before navy rescue 10 miles off Sri Lankan coast

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It's a good thing that the elephant packed its trunk or it might have been the last we saw of it. One of the animals was swept ten miles out to sea before being saved in a 12-hour operation involving the Sri Lankan navy. The elephant is…

Shrinking sea ice blamed for rise in polar bear attacks

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Dwindling sea ice around the North Pole may be causing more polar bears to attack humans in a desperate search for food, according to a report. Biologists from the United States, Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia examined 73 “confirmed”…

Thursday, Jul 13

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Ex-teachers charged with sex offences at Christ's Hospital

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Four former teachers at a leading independent school have been charged with historical sex offences dating back nearly 40 years. The men, aged between 62 and 74, who taught at Christ's Hospital in Horsham, West Sussex, were charged this…

Wednesday, Jul 12

School bullies chanted Isis' at Muslim girl

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The mother of a Muslim schoolgirl in Manchester says that she witnessed fellow pupils surrounding her daughter chanting “Isis” at her. Police are investigating the claims that the girl, aged 14, was cornered by students last week and asked…

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Peer faces jail for menacing Brexit activist

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A viscount who offered £5,000 for someone to “accidentally” run over Gina Miller, the Brexit campaigner, has been warned that he could go to jail. Rhodri Colwyn Philipps, 50, the fourth Viscount St Davids, called Ms Miller “a hideous…

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London hopeful dies in training accident preparing for World Para Athletic Championships

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An athlete preparing for the World Para Athletic Championships that start on Friday died in a training accident in east London yesterday. Abdullah Hayayei, 36, from the United Arab Emirates, was training at the Newham Leisure Centre when…

Lloyds Bank cuts cost of overdrafts to avoid sanctions

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Britain's biggest high street lender is to slash the costs of its overdrafts after widespread criticism of lenders' rates. Lloyds is abolishing all fees on unplanned overdrafts in a move that it hopes will avoid sanctions by the financial…

Parents demand answers after Karanbir Cheema, 13, was killed by cheese

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Karanbir Cheema, 13, died after an allergic reaction to cheese. His father Amarjeet was with him when he died after 11 days in hospitalAmarjeet Cheema. The parents of an “angel” schoolboy who died from an allergic reaction to a piece of…

Leave voters were obsessed by immigrants, says Vince Cable

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The vote to take Britain out of the European Union was fuelled by elderly people fixated on the idea of “80 million Turks coming to their village”, Sir Vince Cable claimed yesterday. The incoming Lib Dem leader said the Brexit campaign…

Low-income women will be given free sanitary products

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Scotland could become the first country in the world to provide free sanitary products to low-income women if a pilot project proves successful. Ministers have announced that free sanitary products will be given to those in need in…

Tuesday, Jul 11

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Charlie Gard's parents shout at judge in final court appeal

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The parents of the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard shouted at a judge and lawyer yesterday as they were told to provide fresh evidence to persuade a court to let them take their child abroad for treatment. At an emotionally charged…

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Edinburgh airport plans business and homes site

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Plans by Edinburgh airport to create a huge business and housing complex that it claims would be one of the best-connected in Scotland could take off as early as next year if planning permission is approved. The development on a 90-acre…

Sports Direct chairman's 'shock' at £15m bonus

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Sports Direct's chairman has told a court that he was “shocked” when he first heard claims that Mike Ashley had offered to pay a former adviser £15 million to more than double the retailer's share price. Keith Hellawell said that he had…

BMW steers clear of threatened strikes with new pension offer

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The threat of further strike action at BMW's British plants has been lifted after workers accepted a revised offer on their pensions. Yesterday's agreement came after a protracted dispute that had led to the downing of tools at the German…

Fragments left in garage for 55 years are found to be from St Columba's Iona cell

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Wooden fragments that were left in a garage in Cornwall for decades were almost certainly once part of a cell in which the monk who brought Christianity to Scotland wrote and prayed 1,400 years ago. Advanced carbon-dating techniques showed…

Monday, Jul 10

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Camden market fire 'like scene from a disaster movie'

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A third of a Camden market building has been destroyed by the blaze that ripped through the area “like a scene from a disaster movie”. Investigators are working to determine what caused the fire, thought to have started in the Honest…