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June 21, 2018 1:41 AM Number of elderly people with cancer to soar by 80% over next two decades

There is already a significant gap in survival rates between the UK and the world's best performing countries for cancer care. About 130,000 people over the age of 75 currently get some form of the disease in the UK each year, but Cancer Research UK has predicted that it could soar to 234,000 by 2035 as a result of an ageing population. With a significant 6

June 20, 2018 11:52 PM ‘Sign up to save parks’ charter call

A CHARTER to safeguard the UK’s parks and open spaces was unveiled last night. The Keep Britain Tidy charter calls on Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland’s leaders to champion parks and green spaces to halt and reverse their decline. It comes as research published today by public sector union Unison reveals that more than £15million 6

June 20, 2018 11:14 PM Britain is terrorists’ top European target

MORE than half of all terrorist attacks in the EU last year occurred in Britain, it was revealed yesterday. A total of 205 foiled, failed and completed attacks were reported by nine member states, according to figures from Europol. The UK experienced the highest number at 107 – including 88 security-related incidents in Northern Ireland. France recorded 7

June 20, 2018 3:45 PM From The Prince of Wales in London to The Railway in Manchester: The most popular pub names for each UK county and Ireland revealed

If you thought that every other pub in Britain seems to be called The Red Lion, you wouldn't be far wrong. A new infographic that lists the most popular names for pubs in each UK county and Ireland reveals that The Red Lion is, overall, the most common one. You'll see it on 517 pub signs and it's the most popular pub name in several counties including 5

June 19, 2018 10:08 PM Woolies plastic bag ban begins

Single-use plastic bags will be banned in all Woolworths stores from Wednesday as the retail giant tries to dramatically reduce the amount of plastic in its stores. Woolworths and Coles last July joined a push to rid Australia of disposable plastic bags and set a deadline of June 30, 2018 for their stores to stop offering them to shoppers. Woolies, which 1

June 19, 2018 8:22 PM England v Australia: Hosts make record 481-6 in 242-run victory

England made the highest one-day international total in history as they crushed Australia by 242 runs to seal the series at Trent Bridge. The hosts scored 481-6 in 50 overs - eclipsing their own own record of 444-3, set against Pakistan at the same venue in 2016. Alex Hales hit 147 and Jonny Bairstow 139 as England briefly threatened to post 500 in the third 9

June 19, 2018 2:01 PM Rare postcard written by a maid on the Titanic set to fetch more than £20,000 at auction

A POSTCARD written by a maid on Titanic to a friend which said "wish you were here" is expected to fetch more than £20,000 at auction. Sarah Daniels wrote to pal Nell Green on April 11, 1912 – four days before the doomed liner hit an iceberg and sank with the loss of 1,503 lives. The pencil-written postcard, which bears a black-and-white picture of Titanic 9

June 19, 2018 8:08 AM King Arthur’s castle shock: Mysterious inscription unearthed at 7th century Tintagel

MYSTERIOUS scribbles have been discovered among ruins from 7th century wonder Tintagel Castle, which has links to the legendary King Arthur. The scrawling was found on a 2ft stone at the medieval castle in Cornwall and features a fascinating mixture of Christian symbols, Latin writing and Greek lettering. Experts believe the strange combination in the engraving 7

June 19, 2018 5:52 AM Leaving customs union MORE IMPORTANT than no hard Irish border

TWO-THIRDS of Brexiteers would accept a hard border with the Republic of Ireland if it meant the UK ditched the customs union after Brexit, a poll has uncovered. A poll by Lord Ashcroft, the Tory peer, found only a third of voters in the UK said it would be unacceptable for Northern Ireland to have a different status in the EU from the rest of the UK. Almost 6

June 18, 2018 10:47 PM Ban the Beads victory: Gove praises Mail as toxic beads banned, but more work ahead for bottles, straws, stirrers and cotton buds

Michael Gove has praised the Daily Mail for its campaign against toxic microbeads, which are banned from today. The Environment Secretary said the Mail had led the way with its Ban the Beads Now campaign, launched in 2016 to highlight their devastating effect on marine life. He said the country should be ‘proud’ to have one of the world’s toughest bans on the plastic 5