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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 7

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 28

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 24

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 22

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 10

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 15

August 16, 2018 8:35 AM A Level pass rates, boys against girls, subjects and more

- The proportion of candidates receiving top grades is the highest since 2012. A total of 26.4% entrants scored either an A or A*, up slightly on 26.3% in 2017. - 8.0% of entrants received an A*, down from 8.3% last year. This is the lowest level since 2013, when it was 7.6%. - The overall pass rate (grades A*-E) was 97.6%, down from 97.9% last year. This is the lowest 12

August 11, 2018 3:49 PM Turkey's Erdogan vows to FIGHT against ‘currency PLOT’ after Trump gloats over lira crisis

TURKEY’S President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called the plunge of the lira a “currency plot” after Donald Trump gloated about his crushing sanctions on Twitter. Mr Erdogan pledged to fight back after US President Trump doubled punishing tariffs on the nation adding that those responsible “think they can destroy Turkey”. The President denied Turkey is in a currency 21

August 8, 2018 4:48 AM Price of average semi soars £3k in month to hit new record high

The average cost of a three-bedroom semi-detached home rose 3.3 per cent to a new record £230,280 in the year to July, as low unemployment and rising wages boosted the market. House price infation is now at its highest level since last November, the latest data from the Halifax showed. The pace of the rise has confounded many economists, who had expected 18

August 5, 2018 10:41 AM BREAKING: Murder probe launched after man dies in London stabbing

POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Kingston upon Thames, south London. The latest attack comes despite the head of the Met Police, Cressida Dick, claiming earlier this week that violent crime in the capital had “stabilised”. She said: “While earlier this year we saw increases in violent crime, I can report 16