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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 30, 2018 1:00 PM Budget 2018: A bit of a gamble, says IFS

The Budget has been branded "a bit of a gamble" by a respected economic research group. The chancellor was able to promise more spending in his budget after forecasts for tax collection were raised, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said. But those forecasts could easily change for the worse, leaving the chancellor in a tight spot, the IFS said. The IFS also warned 10

October 30, 2018 12:53 PM Budget spending hike 'a bit of a gamble' warns IFS

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said the Chancellor would be "thanking his lucky stars" that improved forecasts from the independent fiscal watchdog had delivered the additional firepower needed to deliver the boost - mainly focused on the NHS - without having to raise taxes. But the think-tank's director Paul Johnson warned that if this deteriorated 17

October 26, 2018 11:26 PM Comic Con: Cosplayers explain how they support their art

This weekend, the Excel Centre in London will be packed with superheroes, Disney princesses and anime heroes for the latest MCM London Comic Con. The event has grown significantly, with an estimated 133,000 attendees at the three-day version in October 2016, compared with a more modest 47,000 attendees only six years earlier. For those not in the know, cosplay 26

October 19, 2018 3:39 PM 'Closer to NO DEAL Brexit than ever before!' Ex-EU negotiator has warning to Barnier

BREXIT negotiations are as close to the prospect of a no deal as they have ever been, claims the UK’s former negotiator to the EU, Steve Bullock. Speaking on Sky News about whether the UK will secure an agreement over Brexit, the UK’s former negotiator to the EU, Steve Bullock, said: “We’re as close to the prospect of a no deal as we’ve ever been. Mr Bullock 10

October 17, 2018 2:46 AM 'Trump from Pahrump': Most famous US pimp found dead

Dennis Hof ran five brothels and was running as a Republican for state elections in November - supported by Trump allies. Dennis Hof was found dead by porn star Ron Jeremy and a friend who went to wake him for a meeting on Tuesday, hours after his weekend-long 72nd birthday party, his campaign manager Chuck Muth said on Twitter. He appeared to have died in his sleep 10

October 15, 2018 7:02 AM 'Shut up Piers!' Alastair Campbell ERUPTS in anger as Morgan DEFENDS Leave voters decision

ALASTAIR Campbell told Piers Morgan to ‘shut up’ as a furious on-air row erupted over Brexit this morning. Anti-Brexit campaigner Alastair Campbell reacted with fury as Piers Morgan set out exactly why the British public voted to leave the European Union. The angry exchange took place on ITV’s Good Morning Britain as Mr Morgan grilled Mr Campbell on his commitment 10

October 9, 2018 5:42 AM Facebook faces backlash over £7.4m UK tax bill on sales of £1.3bn

Labour MP Margaret Hodge says it is "absolutely outrageous that Facebook's UK tax bill is 0.62% of their revenue". Documents released on Monday showed the company paid a net £7.4m in corporation tax last year after an £8.4m credit for staff share awards cut the total from £15.8m. Facebook had booked a 7.5% increase in pre-tax profits to £62.8m on revenues 12

October 8, 2018 7:33 AM Brazil election 2018 results LIVE: Right wing 'Tropical Trump' storms ahead in first round

POPULIST Brazilian presidential hopeful Jair Bolsonaro has secured a resounding victory in the first-round of his country’s elections but fell just short of the majority he needed to avoid a second-round run-off. The former Army captain, dubbed “Tropical Trump" because of his nationalist agenda and anti-establishment tirades, won nearly half the votes 6

October 5, 2018 12:15 AM Donald Trump Minnesota rally LIVE: US President in Rochester for mid-terms campaign

DONALD TRUMP will hold a Make America Great Again rally in Rochester, Minnesota today in support of Jim Hagedorn, the First District's Republican congressional Candidate. Mr Hagedorn, who was also the Republican nominee in 2014 and 2016, is listed as a speaker at the event. This will be Trump's third rally this week, having been in Tennesse on Monday 12