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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 9

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 12

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 16

October 3, 2018 9:49 PM US-China trade war latest: What has happened in Donald Trump's trade war so far?

EXCLUSIVE: The US-China trade war started at the beginning of 2018 after the US imposed tariffs on laundry machines and solar panels coming from China and since then, the economic war has intensified rapidly. So what has happened so far? When Donald Trump won the US election in 2016 the President vowed to make trade fairer for Us citizens. Since then, Trump 12

September 17, 2018 8:13 PM Turkish lira crisis: Lira PLUNGES as president Erdogan escalates row with banking sector

THE Turkish lira has been plunged into crisis again after president Recep Tayyip Erdogan escalated his dispute with Turkey’s banking sector, by calling for an investigation into links with members of the opposition. Last week concerns from investors were eased by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey’s surprise decision to increase its key interest 15

August 28, 2018 2:52 PM New blood pressure checker that goes around the wrist

New wrist blood pressure checker is introduced because so many Britons are too overweight for traditional cuff used around the bicep to work Britain's obesity epidemic means thousands of patients have become too fat to have their blood pressure taken normally. Doctors have now been forced to develop a new type of blood pressure checker that fits around 34

August 28, 2018 1:12 AM ‘Brexit would win by BIGGER margin’: Jeremy Vine says Brits ‘angry’ we haven't left EU yet

JEREMY VINE has suggested “there’s incredible anger about why Brexit hasn’t happened yet” in a newspaper interview ahead of his takeover of Matthew Wright’s current affairs phone-in and chat show on Channel 5. Mr Vine is due to take on a new post as host of Mr Wright’s daytime TV show while also juggling his BBC Radio 2 show, The Jeremy Vine Show. Speaking 30

August 26, 2018 8:30 AM Maternity unit welcomes delegation

VISITORS from China enjoyed a fact finding tour of the fetal medicine and maternity facilities at Southend University Hospital. The group wanted to learn about UK healthcare services for infants and pregnant women, especially methods on how to prevent birth defects and lower mortality rates. The group was led by Liu Yibing, Director for Women and Infants 25

August 21, 2018 8:03 AM Sudden infant death numbers rise for first time in three years

Spike in sudden infant deaths as 219 babies die before their first birthday from unexpected causes, according to fresh data – and it is the first rise in three years The number of babies dying from unexplained causes has risen for the first time in three years, new figures show. There were 219 deaths caused by sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or without 16

August 17, 2018 11:55 PM A quarter of Britons at risk from lifestyle

DIABETES is one of the fastest growing health crises of our time, with the condition now affecting four million Britons. Sedentary lifestyles and over reliance on convenience and junk foods has left a further 12 million at increased risk – a quarter of the UK population. Fast food and sugar are blamed for rocketing rates but the UK’s dietary habits have not helped 19