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 Chemicals found in food packaging linked to weight gain 13 Feb 9:06pm Chemicals found in food packaging linked to weight gain
A study led by Harvard’s School of Public Health looked at the affect of chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) on weight regulation after weight loss.
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 How council taxes CAN be cut! 13 Feb 8:53pm How council taxes CAN be cut!
Under Ferris Cowper's leadership, East Hampshire District Council has never put up its tax by a penny; but crucially, without ever axing a 'frontline' service.
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 Children must know times tables by age of nine 13 Feb 8:21pm Children must know times tables by age of nine
Every child must learn their times tables by the age of nine in a crackdown on teaching standards in England and Wales. A trial of the test will be taken by around 7,250 pupils across 290 schools.
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 Reading and Leeds Festival lineup sparks Twitter fury 13 Feb 8:04pm Updated Reading and Leeds Festival lineup sparks Twitter fury
With Glastonbury cancelled this year, hundreds of fans stumped up £220 to attend Reading Festival before knowing the lineup. Pictured: Pop star Dua Lipa, one of the unlikely acts performing.
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 Aaron Joseph jailed for 10 years after dog attack 13 Feb 7:34pm Aaron Joseph jailed for 10 years after dog attack
Aaron Joseph, 30, ignored a court order to impose controls on his bull terrier type dog Alex, who mauled lollipop man David Ellam (pictured) to death in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
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 Energy firm Eon tells customers they need a smart meter 13 Feb 7:31pm Updated Energy firm Eon tells customers they need a smart meter
The message says the provider needs to install smart meters into all customer homes but smart meters are not compulsory and it is up to the consumer if they choose to have on installed or not.
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 Oxfam staff earning six-figure salaries doubled in 7 years 13 Feb 7:10pm Oxfam staff earning six-figure salaries doubled in 7 years
The figures, published in Oxfam's annual reports, reveal the number of staff with salaries of more than £60,000 has almost tripled over a seven-year period.
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 Prince Harry takes Meghan Markle to greet Edinburgh locals 13 Feb 4:54pm Updated Prince Harry takes Meghan Markle to greet Edinburgh locals
After receiving a rapturous welcome with Meghan Markle from the people of Edinburgh today, he praised cafe Social Bite which works to support people living on the streets.
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 Congressman: Brexit trade deal with US to be done quickly 13 Feb 3:38pm Updated Congressman: Brexit trade deal with US to be done quickly
George Holding, a Republican and chairman of the British-American parliamentary group, said America is ready to get 'around the table' and thrash out a deal.
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 Brexit transition set to end early on December 31, 2020 13 Feb 2:58pm Updated Brexit transition set to end early on December 31, 2020
Theresa May set out in her Florence speech a transition that ran for 'around two years - taking the transition until the spring of 2021.
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 Detonation of bomb found at London City Airport is delayed 13 Feb 2:46pm Detonation of bomb found at London City Airport is delayed
Police and a bomb disposal squad shut the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, which joins Dartford and Thurrock across the River Thames, during the morning rush hour today.
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 England cricketer Ben Stokes arrives to face court 13 Feb 2:42pm Updated England cricketer Ben Stokes arrives to face court
Stokes (pictured) walked through a throng of press and photographers as he made his way inside Bristol Magistrates’ Court to face charges alongside Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 26.
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 Blood covered man jumped on car and attacked family inside 13 Feb 1:25pm Updated Blood covered man jumped on car and attacked family inside
Police were called to reports that a man had jumped from a second storey flat window in Ancoats in Manchester. They found the woman's body inside a flat shortly after.
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 Traveller family tries to ram rivals off the road in Kent 13 Feb 12:56pm Traveller family tries to ram rivals off the road in Kent
Footage believed to have been filmed in Dartford, Kent, shows one of the vehicles in the chase slamming the vehicle on its side.
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 Fans rage over Reading and Leeds Festival lineup 13 Feb 12:22pm Updated Fans rage over Reading and Leeds Festival lineup
With Glastonbury cancelled this year, hundreds of fans stumped up £220 to attend Reading Festival before knowing the lineup. Pictured: Pop star Dua Lipa, one of the unlikely acts performing.
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 Traveller family tries to ram rivals off the road in chase 13 Feb 12:11pm Traveller family tries to ram rivals off the road in chase
Footage believed to have been filmed in Dartford, Kent, shows one of the vehicles in the chase slamming the vehicle on its side.
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 New car tax bands bite from April for most 2017 vehicles 13 Feb 12:02pm New car tax bands bite from April for most 2017 vehicles
Motorists who bought a brand new car from last April are about to have to tackle confusing car tax rates that will pull many popular and greener motors into paying more.
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 Bristol woman posed as doctor to inject member of public 13 Feb 12:01pm Updated Bristol woman posed as doctor to inject member of public
Cassandra Grant, 38, of Coombe Dingle, Bristol, is charged with fraud by false representation, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, after posing as a medic at the Blenheim Horse Trials.
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 Mother-of-two died from sepsis on Tenerife family holiday 13 Feb 12:00pm Mother-of-two died from sepsis on Tenerife family holiday
Lisa Macklin-Palmer, 43, began feeling unwell within 24 hours of arriving on Tenerife, but felt well enough to have a meal out a day later with her husband Antony, sons Blayze, 9, and Dexter, 7.
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 Shoppers cut cyclist free from under tram with a pen knife 13 Feb 10:47am Shoppers cut cyclist free from under tram with a pen knife
The video shows a shop worker using a penknife to cut the man free (pictured) after his rucksack got trapped in the undercarriage, pinning him down against the tracks in Manchester city centre.
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 Grays pub the White Hart refuse call to remove golliwogs 13 Feb 10:33am Updated Grays pub the White Hart refuse call to remove golliwogs
Chris Ryley and his wife Benice (pictured) said they were left reeling after the council received an anonymous complaint about golliwogs behind the bar at the White Hart pub in Grays, Essex.
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 London firefighter battles to stop his wife being deported 13 Feb 10:21am Updated London firefighter battles to stop his wife being deported
Colin Jones, 44, met his wife Elizabeth Madrid (pictured together) at the fire station they both work at in Holloway, north London. However Home Office officials have denied her a new visa.
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 UK Weather: Winds and torrential rain blow in to Britain 13 Feb 10:03am Updated UK Weather: Winds and torrential rain blow in to Britain
Nearly an inch of rain could fall within just two hours in South West England today, which will also face strong winds on exposed coasts and high ground - while the North faces six inches of snow.
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 Sister of missing student issues urgent appeal to find her 13 Feb 9:43am Updated Sister of missing student issues urgent appeal to find her
Jade Rayner, 26, has not been seen since last Friday morning when she left her home in Marple, Greater Manchester, to get on a bus to Stockport College.
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 Saudi women allowed to watch football match for first time 13 Feb 9:41am Saudi women allowed to watch football match for first time
Last week, female fans poured into a stadium in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and sat in family seating sections, marking a historic moment for the country.
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 Leah Bracknell reveals NHS doctors missed her lung cancer 13 Feb 9:39am Updated Leah Bracknell reveals NHS doctors missed her lung cancer
The terminally ill former Emmerdale star, 53, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in October 2016 but had to go to four GPs in 10 days before her symptoms, were taken seriously.
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 International showjumping is the hobby of the super-rich 13 Feb 9:18am Updated International showjumping is the hobby of the super-rich
Whether their families are royalty, Silicon Valley billionaires or famous rock stars, there’s only one hobby of interest to the daughters of the world’s richest parents -international showjumping.
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 Vanessa Trump hospitalized, opened white powder letter 13 Feb 8:04am Updated Vanessa Trump hospitalized, opened white powder letter
President Trump's daughter-in-law Vanessa Trump was hospitalized in New York City on Monday after opening a letter addressed to her husband with white powder in it.
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 Footage shows Russian plane crashing near Moscow 13 Feb 7:39am Footage shows Russian plane crashing near Moscow
Disturbing CCTV footage appears to show the moment the Russian passenger plane crashed near Moscow on Sunday, killing all 71 people aboard.
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 NHS denies 1 in 3 dementia patients best standards of care 13 Feb 7:36am Updated NHS denies 1 in 3 dementia patients best standards of care
This means tens of thousands miss out on counselling sessions, home visits from specialist nurses and activities such as dance and art.
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 Paddy McGuinness and Nicole Appleton unfollow each other 13 Feb 7:15am Paddy McGuinness and Nicole Appleton unfollow each other
Amid growing speculation about their relationship, Paddy McGuinness and Nicole Appleton have unfollowed each other on social media.
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 Leah Bracknell reveals NHS doctors missed her cancer 13 Feb 7:04am Leah Bracknell reveals NHS doctors missed her cancer
The terminally ill former Emmerdale star, 53, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in October 2016 but had to go to four GPs in 10 days before her symptoms, were taken seriously.
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 70mph winds and torrential rain blow in to Britain 13 Feb 6:19am 70mph winds and torrential rain blow in to Britain
Nearly an inch of rain could fall within just two hours in South West England today, which will also face strong winds on exposed coasts and high ground - while the North faces six inches of snow.
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 Former aid chief quizzed over cover-up of Oxfam scandal 13 Feb 5:41am Former aid chief quizzed over cover-up of Oxfam scandal
A Tory MP asked what Sir Mark Lowcock – permanent secretary at the Department for International Development between 2011 and 2017 – knew about claims of sexual harassment.
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 Making a joke about yourself might make you feel happier 13 Feb 5:40am Making a joke about yourself might make you feel happier
Jorge Torres Marin and colleagues from the University of Granada in Spain published their research in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
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 Hague says cutting aid over Oxfam would be a blunder 13 Feb 5:40am Updated Hague says cutting aid over Oxfam would be a blunder
The claims have fuelled long-running calls for Theresa May to end the Government's legally-backed promise to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on foreign aid - currently about £13billion.
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 Ian Huntley was attacked last year in his cell 13 Feb 5:34am Ian Huntley was attacked last year in his cell
The child murderer said that the violent offender attempted to stab him with a homemade knife at HMP Frankland in County Durham last May. It comes eight years after an inmate attacked him with a blade.
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 Detective arrested on suspicion of inciting prostitution 13 Feb 5:21am Detective arrested on suspicion of inciting prostitution
Detective Inspector Ian Jarvis, 44, (pictured) worked on a number of rape inquiries and sexual assault cases while based at Milton Keynes Police Station in Buckinghamshire.
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 Exports of gin hits £530m for the first time last year 13 Feb 5:18am Updated Exports of gin hits £530m for the first time last year
Exports of British-made gin topped £500million for the first time last year amid booming demand for the spirit once dubbed Mother's Ruin.
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 Top bosses to blame for toxic culture at RBS 13 Feb 5:16am Top bosses to blame for toxic culture at RBS
Thousands of small businesses fell into the clutches of RBS's global restructuring group (GRG) during the financial downturn.
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 Director quits after Fawcett joins Prince Charles’ company 13 Feb 5:06am Director quits after Fawcett joins Prince Charles’ company
A few months ago, Michael Fawcett cemented his place next to the heir to the throne by being made a director of Prince Charles’s company, A. G. Carrick Ltd.
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 Oxfam scandal: Claims of sex abuse in its charity shops 13 Feb 5:02am Updated Oxfam scandal: Claims of sex abuse in its charity shops
The Mail has seen figures showing that 123 alleged incidents of sexual harassment have been investigated in Oxfam stores in the UK in just nine years.
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 New technology which detects 94% of ISIS videos 13 Feb 5:01am Updated New technology which detects 94% of ISIS videos
Web firms have been told to increase efforts to remove terror-related posts after the UK was hit by attacks in London and Manchester last year.
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 My Wonderful Life: Messages from beyond the grave 13 Feb 4:50am My Wonderful Life: Messages from beyond the grave
Karon Peters, of Somerset, was terminally ill when she sat down in front of a camera to record messages for her loved ones. She was one of the brave people who took part in My Wonderful Life.
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 Brussels is ready to offer Britain a better deal on trade 13 Feb 4:47am Brussels is ready to offer Britain a better deal on trade
EU chiefs said there was pressure from EU capitals to scrap its chief negotiator's strategy.
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 The South African woman who designed British road signs 13 Feb 4:46am The South African woman who designed British road signs
Sixty years ago, Margaret Calvert revolutionised the look of the humble road sign, a feature of everyday life so ubiquitous we barely notice it.
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 The joy-filled last messages that prove love never dies 13 Feb 4:38am Updated The joy-filled last messages that prove love never dies
Karon Peters, of Somerset, was terminally ill when she sat down in front of a camera to record messages for her loved ones. She was one of the brave people who took part in My Wonderful Life.
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 Couples with a good sex life are more likely to cheat 13 Feb 4:25am Couples with a good sex life are more likely to cheat
Researchers at Florida State University found that people who really enjoy sex are more likely to be unfaithful because they seek out sex with more partners.
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 Donal MacIntyre’s wife arrested for planting hidden camera 13 Feb 4:24am Updated Donal MacIntyre’s wife arrested for planting hidden camera
Ameera MacIntyre, 43, is accused of using his credit card to buy it on Amazon and getting a third party to plant the device in his Surrey home. The hook has a tiny lens concealed at the top.
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 Duterte tells troops to shoot female rebels in the vagina 13 Feb 4:11am Duterte tells troops to shoot female rebels in the vagina
The 72-year-old President's remarks, during a speech in the Philippines last week, have been condemned by a human rights group as 'misogynist, derogatory and demeaning'.
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 WWI plane replica with Reliant Robin engine for sale 13 Feb 4:11am WWI plane replica with Reliant Robin engine for sale
A replica of the Focker Eindecker E.III is up for auction after its Hertfordshire creator died flying an aircraft he built when he crashed into a field in Luffenhall last year.
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 Meghan Markle made secret visits to Grenfell victims twice 13 Feb 3:34am Updated Meghan Markle made secret visits to Grenfell victims twice
The actress made the appearances alone, on two occasions, and comforted those who were affected by the blaze. She visited the Al Manaar community mosque in North Kensington.
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 Comedian Jim Davidson sparks Facebook backlash 13 Feb 3:33am Updated Comedian Jim Davidson sparks Facebook backlash
Comedian Jim Davidson has been slammed after ranting at bar staff for not letting him bring his pint on stage at a gig he was paid £15,000 for on Cromer pier, Norfolk.
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 Unmarked HGV cabs deployed across UK to catch bad drivers 13 Feb 2:59am Unmarked HGV cabs deployed across UK to catch bad drivers
Highways England will deploy three new unmarked HGV cabs to tackle dangerous driving offences and improve road safety across the UK. More than 4,000 drivers were caught during a trial.
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 Cancer-fighting robots thinner than human hair 13 Feb 2:27am Updated Cancer-fighting robots thinner than human hair
Robots one-thousandth the width of a human hair are now able to fight cancer by destroying tumours in the body.
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 Doctors told not to hug patients in case they complain 13 Feb 2:26am Updated Doctors told not to hug patients in case they complain
Doctors are being urged not to comfort patients with a hug in case they complain. They are being warned to ‘err on the side of caution’ as a well-meaning embrace ‘could easily be misinterpreted’.
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 Grand Canyon helicopter crash survivor runs from wreckage 13 Feb 2:26am Updated Grand Canyon helicopter crash survivor runs from wreckage
Becky Dobson from Worthing was among three British tourists been who died after the tour helicopter they were in crashed onto the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
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