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November 7, 2018 9:16 AM Meat tax could save thousands of lives and slash healthcare costs

Although the tax would push up the price of burgers, sausages and mince, scientists are calling on governments to consider it. A study has found meat taxes could save an estimated 220,000 lives globally by 2020 and reduce healthcare costs by £30.7bn. Consumption of red meat such as beef, lamb and pork has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease 51

October 29, 2018 6:05 PM Virgin Money owner CYBG‎ faces new salvo in SME loans fight

All Square Finance and RGL Management will say that they have joined forces in a fight over loan mis-selling, Sky News learns. Sky News understands that CYBG, which owns the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking networks, is being targeted by a group comprising two specialist claims management firms which plan to seek hundreds of millions of pounds in compensation 109

October 29, 2018 4:38 PM BUDGET 2018: Universal Credit ‘HERE TO STAY’

Philip Hammond said he was increasing work allowances in payments by £1,000 a year, benefitting 2.4 million families by around £630 a year. The Chancellor said: "Switching to Universal Credit is a long overdue and necessary reform. This is not just a welfare measure it is a major structural reform to our economy that will help to drive employment for years 57

October 27, 2018 10:56 AM David de Gea: Man Utd keeper focus on 'winning, not contracts'

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says he is focused on "winning games, rather than contracts", despite being yet to agree a new deal. The 27-year-old's contract runs out next summer, with the club having an option to extend to 2020. United manager Jose Mourinho has said he is "not confident" the Spaniard will sign a new contract, but De Gea insists 64

October 26, 2018 3:56 PM US sanctions on Iran force EXTRAORDINARY reaction from Tehran

IRAN is launching emergency financial measures to protect 20 million people ahead of a fresh wave of Donald Trump’s sanctions. Tehran has accused Mr Trump’s US government of waging “economic warfare” on its citizens. The new measures will provide economic support for 20 million lower-income residents who make up one quarter of Iran’s population 38

October 25, 2018 11:19 PM Four million millennials can get new railcard

The new 26-30 railcard will go on sale before the end of the year - and this time it will be available to all four million eligible passengers, the rail industry has announced. During a trial in the spring, only 20,000 people were allowed to buy one. The ticket website crashed because of overwhelming demand from thousands of young people. The launch 74

October 24, 2018 10:32 AM Slough named best place to work in the UK

The Berkshire town, famous for being the location of The Office, has scooped the title two years in a row. The Berkshire town retained its position based on the cost of housing, the ease of finding a job and employee satisfaction. Slough was also said to have relatively high salaries and job vacancies. Others in the top five were Gloucester, Cambridge 53

October 22, 2018 5:44 PM Lil Wayne necklace helps art student pay university fees

An art student who made a solid gold necklace for Lil Wayne has said the sale helped pay for her course fees. Joy Bonfield-Colombara, 29, from south-east London, said she was struggling to pay her £9,500-a-year course fees at the prestigious Royal College of Art. But just as she was considering dropping out, she said she received an email from a friend 44

October 17, 2018 6:41 PM Boxing champion Saul Alvarez signs 'richest sports contract ever'

The mega-money deal makes Saul "Canelo" Alvarez the highest-paid athlete in the world, says his promoter. It makes the middleweight world champion the highest paid sportsperson in the world, according to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya. Alarez, 28, has agreed the five-year-deal with sports streaming service DAZN. It will offer fans a monthly subscription 50

October 17, 2018 1:39 PM Hate preacher Anjem Choudhary 'faces financial RUIN as UN freezes assets'

ANJEM Choudary could face financial ruin when hit by an asset freeze as part of a strict supervision regime following his release from prison later this week. Police and MI5 are expected to be among a host of agencies involved in monitoring the 51-year-old hate preacher in the community. His name has also been added to a United Nations sanctions list, which 41