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Greens call for urgent inquiry into East Sussex chemical cloud

The Green party has called for an urgent investigation into the chemical cloud that closed beaches across East Sussex on Sunday. Caroline Lucas, the party’s co-leader and MP for Brighton Pavilion, said an inquiry was needed to determine “how this gas came to be in our atmosphere and engulfing our beaches, and an action plan put in place to ensure this never ...

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Tory election campaign lacked clear policy message, MPs tell review

Theresa May is being urged by Conservative MPs and defeated candidates to offer voters clear messages on policy and to shake up the party machine after June’s catastrophic election performance. An internal review being carried out by the former minister Eric Pickles and set to be discussed at the party’s October conference will contain painful home truths about the campaign, which ...

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Brexit UK and EU negotiators call for more progress

The European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has expressed concern about progress so far, as the third round of Brexit talks gets under way. He warned that UK “ambiguity” must be removed and progress on “separation” issues made before any talks on the future EU-UK relationship. For his part, UK Brexit Secretary David Davis said both sides had to show ...

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Late stage cancer remission technology

Praava Health, a health startup focusing on patient-centric care, organised a seminar yesterday on the breakthrough CAR T Cell Therapy — Lasting Remission in Late Stage Cancers at its recently-inaugurated family health centre. Dr Rana Quraishi, the Director of New Ventures at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, was the keynote speaker at the event, which was facilitated by cancer immunologist ...

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Smoking tied to frailty in older adults

Older adults who smoke are more likely to become physically frail than their counterparts who are former smokers or never used tobacco products, a recent study suggests. Researchers studied people age 60 or older in the UK who had not yet developed so-called frailty, a term that describes a lack of robustness and physical reserves that leaves a person more ...

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‘A pedometer saved my life’: How I became fit in my 60s

It came after decades of eating and drinking too much in a high-stress, sedentary job: “It was an explosion waiting to happen,” he said. For Graham, whose wife had become increasingly disabled through multiple sclerosis, the diagnosis was a wake-up call. “I need to be able to help her – and I need to be around for longer,” he said. ...

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Anti-inflammatory drug ‘cuts heart attack risk’

Anti-inflammatory drugs could cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study of 10,000 patients suggests. A trial of the drug canakinumab could represent the biggest breakthrough in treatment since the advent of statins to lower cholesterol, its authors say. The study reported a 15% reduction in the risk of a repeat heart attack among patients – but others ...

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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: ‘Frightening money, hollow legacy?’

Conor McGregor’s first words at his post-fight news conference announced he was at the lectern with his own branded whiskey. It was another sell at the end of arguably the greatest sell in boxing history. Former five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather stopped the Irish UFC fighter, who was making his boxing debut, in the 10th round after one of the ...

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Bangladeshi boat race takes the UK by storm

A total of 18 teams from around the UK participated in this year’s boat race. Two teams of women also participated. They live in the United Kingdom, thousands of miles away from home. Some have moved there, some were born there. They may live in a western country, but their roots are back in Bangladesh. Thus, when occasion calls, these ...

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