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June 6, 2018 1:29 PM Woman in Australia dies after contracting hepatitis A from frozen pomegranate

Health officials urge people to dispose of recalled packets of Creative Gourmet frozen pomegranate arils after the "tragic" death. Health officials have urged people to dispose of recalled packets of the Creative Gourmet fruit product following the 64-year-old's death. Professor Paddy Phillips, South Australia Health's chief medical officer, said the case had been referred 52

May 26, 2018 4:58 PM Singer James Blake slams 'sad boy' label amid 'epidemic of male depression and suicide'

The musician has called the term "unhealthy and problematic" after it was used in a review of his new track "Don't Miss It". The British singer-songwriter, who won the Mercury Prize for his 2013 album Overgrown, released his latest single "Don't Miss It" on Friday. At least one early review has described the piano-led track as "sad boy", with the term used to describe 69

May 24, 2018 10:28 AM What is a ‘speed limit’?

THOUGH most of Britain’s motorists don’t realise it, the country’s roads are theoretically governed by unenforcable ‘speed limits’. What are they? Amazingly, they vary from place to place – even on the same road! Take our quiz to find out if you’re following these limits or if you’re ‘breaking the law’. You’re on the M1 heading north with a small, fully 33

May 19, 2018 12:26 PM Chinese corruption crackdown screwed Cartier watches

These aren’t things you’d really think would be connected. How much corruption there is or isn’t in the Chinese economy and the profits of a Swiss watchmaker. But there is indeed a link and it’s worth about £400 million. The connection is that when people Out East make buckets of cash money from doing something they shouldn’t have done then they’ll invest 47

April 30, 2018 11:19 AM British Airways i360 is venue for Mile in the Sky

THE 2018 Brighton2Brussels Charity Cycle Ride - organised by Brighton and Hove Property Consortium - starts on Thursday. This year’s ride takes on a unique starting point from 450ft in the air at Brighton’s iconic British Airways i360, where the cyclists will attempt 40 laps around the pod to complete a ‘Mile in the Sky’. For this challenge, participants 52

April 29, 2018 12:29 PM Old Town stabbing: Police probe possible link to High Street fight

DETECTIVES investigating a stabbing in Old Town say they are keeping an "open mind" about a possible link to a High Street fight. Police were called at around 10pm on Saturday night to reports of a disorder near SUJU's nightclub on Old Town's High Street. A group of young men fled towards Hoopers Place, including along an alleyway currently sealed off by police 49

April 24, 2018 9:19 AM Coffee in pregnancy ‘raises risk of an overweight child’: Women who drink just two cups a day could see their children weighing more than those who don't have caffeine regularly

Women who drink just two cups of coffee a day while pregnant risk their children being overweight, a study has found. Babies exposed to moderate or high levels of caffeine in the womb have a higher chance of being overweight in early childhood, the research says. The findings call into question NHS guidelines which say expectant mothers can safely consume 105

April 18, 2018 2:56 PM Latest WhatsApp hoax message doing the rounds DOES have a shred of truth to it: Here's what to do if you receive it

The text, which asks people to pass it on to their friends, claims that a video is about to come out that could hack your phone. While the claim about the video is a scam, there is a genuine security risk about links to WhatsApp Gold, which can direct users to malicious websites. If you receive such a message and wish to pass it on, delete the first 108

April 14, 2018 8:00 AM New Basildon Market stalls are making progress

Taken on a roof overlooking the new development in Basildon by Roy Davis who sent them into the Echo, the photo shows how the new market stalls in St Martin’s Square are progressing. Once complete this spring all 46 kiosks will be in place with electricity and water, as well as pop-up stalls. The relocation of the market from Market Square will pave the way for a major 45

April 13, 2018 2:21 AM Vic govt to consider airport rail options

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews wants as much bang for his buck as possible out of a Melbourne Airport passenger rail line, saying such a service should also benefit outlying cities. Following news of a $5 billion Commonwealth offer to help build the line, Mr Andrews said Canberra's proposed path through Maribyrnong was not his preferred option, when others 24