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Vaping better than cigarettes for blood vessel health – study

Vaping better than cigarettes for blood vessel health – study

Switching from tobacco cigarettes to vaping improves blood vessel function within one month, researchers have found, in a study they say supports the use of electronic cigarettes as a tool to quit smoking. E-cigarettes have becoming a booming...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 

Sepsis: essential information on the UK’s hidden killer

Sepsis is a leading cause of death in the UK, but too few people know enough about it or understand what they could do to help. According to the UK Sepsis Trust, there are at least 260,000 cases of sepsis a year in the UK. An estimated 44,000 of those...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
Samoa declares state of emergency over deadly measles epidemic

Samoa declares state of emergency over deadly measles epidemic

Samoa has closed all schools and cracked down on public gatherings as it enters a state of emergency over the deadly measles outbreak spreading across the Pacific islands. The island state of just 200,000, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand,...

Sunday, 08:46 in Health
 
London ballroom hosts showcase event for 'golden passports'

London ballroom hosts showcase event for 'golden passports'

Three prime ministers took to a stage in the ballroom of a five-star London hotel this week offering the world’s wealthiest people “golden passports” and citizenship of their countries in return for hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment or...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Investing is not so different from playing the lottery – just less fun

Investing is not so different from playing the lottery – just less fun

“The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous prizes, was the one public event to which the proles paid serious attention. It was probable that there were some millions of proles for whom the Lottery was the principal if not the only reason for...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Record numbers of young adults in UK living with parents

Record numbers of young adults in UK living with parents

Record numbers of young adults in their 20s and 30s are living with their parents, according to official figures, with critics blaming soaring house prices and rents. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that over the last two decades, there...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Waitrose champagne named best-value bubbly for Christmas

Waitrose champagne named best-value bubbly for Christmas

An own-brand champagne from Waitrose has been named the best-value Christmas bubbly after experts said it tasted almost as good as the established brands Piper-Heidsieck and Veuve Clicquot. The supermarket’s fizz, which sells for £20 a bottle, scooped...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 

Food prices set to rise in UK as floods ruin crops

The price of crisps and chips are expected to rise in the new year as the flooding in northern England hits the supply of winter vegetables such as potatoes, cauliflowers and cabbages. Official data released on Friday revealed a “great deal of...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Noel parking: Tesco van appears on roof to start Christmas ad blitz

Noel parking: Tesco van appears on roof to start Christmas ad blitz

Tesco has parked one of its delivery vans on top of a thatched house in Tatton Park, near Knutsford in Cheshire, to promote the launch of its Christmas ad this weekend. The supermarket group, which is one of the last big retailers to reveal details of...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
BT Sport keeps Champions League rights in £1.2bn deal for 2021-24

BT Sport keeps Champions League rights in £1.2bn deal for 2021-24

BT Sport has retained the rights to the Champions League until 2024 but has been unable to cut its £1.2bn bill after having to see off offers from Sky and ITV. BT, which has aired Champions League football since 2015 after beating the then joint...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Carpetright agrees £15m sale to main investor Meditor

Carpetright agrees £15m sale to main investor Meditor

Carpetright has agreed a cut-price £15m sale to its biggest shareholder, saying its new owner would help it complete a turnaround plan in a “very challenging consumer market”. Meditor, a British hedge fund headed by former Old Mutual banker and poker...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Full-fibre broadband: is the UK lagging behind other countries?

Full-fibre broadband: is the UK lagging behind other countries?

Claim Labour’s pledge to roll out full-fibre broadband to every home, in every part of the country, is “very much following the model of what’s happened elsewhere,” John McDonnell has said. Background Britain lags behind the rest of the world for...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Outdated ombudsman rules frustrate consumers

Outdated ombudsman rules frustrate consumers

Customers are being left out of pocket because of arcane rules that force them to wait eight weeks before they can take unresolved complaints to an ombudsman. Campaigners are calling for the system to be updated after research by the consumer website...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
Migrants forced to wait months for UK visa despite paying £800 for priority

Migrants forced to wait months for UK visa despite paying £800 for priority

Xanthe Couture, a Canadian living in the UK with her British husband, applied in March for indefinite leave to remain. The Home Office website said she would have to wait six months for a decision, but that if she paid an £800 super-priority premium...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 
‘I have a daughter to bring up and I’m struggling to survive’

‘I have a daughter to bring up and I’m struggling to survive’

Name: Jason Cordingley Age: 38 Income: Occasional part -time casual work plus rent support Occupation: Student I’ve lived all over the country but the only place I’ve really struggled to find work is Plymouth. I moved from Brighton more than a year...

Sunday, 08:45 in Business
 


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