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Scientists to study if beetroot can help people with type 2 diabetes burn fat

Scientists are launching a new study to see if drinking beetroot juice can help people with type 2 diabetes burn fat more efficiently. Research using animals has previously shown that nitrates can turn white fat storage cells into brown fat cells which are easier to burn off. But now a team from the University of Portsmouth and Bournemouth University will looking at the effects of drinking nitrate-rich beetroot juice on […]

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Tax fuel on domestic flights to fund train fares freeze, urges lobby group

A fuel tax should be imposed on domestic flights to fund a freeze in train fares, a pressure group has said. Campaign for Better Transport said taxing jet fuel at the same rate as petrol and diesel for motorists would help cut carbon emissions from aviation and raise £1.53 billion per year. That money would be enough to scrap the next annual increase in the cost of rail travel, the […]

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British youngster dies in Turkey after getting into trouble while swimming

The 14 year old lost his life after the incident in a hotel pool in Antalya A British teenager has died while on holiday in Turkey. The 14-year-old boy got into difficulty while swimming with his aunt during a stay at the five-star Liberty Lara beach hotel near Antalya on Sunday afternoon, The Sun reported. A hotel guest told the newspaper the boy was dragged unconscious from the pool by […]

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Workers face record pay slump against surging inflation

UK workers saw their pay lag behind inflation at record levels over the past quarter, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said regular pay, excluding bonuses, grew by 4.7% over the three months to June. Analysts had predicted that wages would increase by 4.5%. It comes after CPI inflation hit a new 40-year record of 9.4% in June and is expected to peak at around 11% […]

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Sir David Attenborough to present BBC series focusing on the British Isles

The 96 year old will show off Britain's wildlife, hoping to emulate what the Planet series did for the world's wildlife Sir David Attenborough will present “extraordinary animal dramas and wildlife spectacles” across the British Isles in a new series for the BBC. The five-part natural history series, titled Wild Isles, aims to emulate what the Planet series did for the wildlife of the world – inspiring people to “safeguard […]

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Midwife numbers fall in every English region, figures show.

Numbers dropped by around 600 on top of a longstanding shortage of more than 2,000 midwives, according to analysis of NHS Digital data by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The RCM said more investment is needed in maternity services to ensure the safety and quality of care, as “even the smallest falls are putting increasing pressures on services already struggling with shortages, worsened by the pandemic”. Yorkshire and the […]

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Flash floods and thunderstorms will give way to breezy conditions by end of week

Flash floods and thunderstorms hitting parts of the UK over the coming days will give way to breezier weather by the end of the week, forecasters have said. The fresher conditions, expected from late Wednesday onwards, will no doubt come as a relief to many after scorching temperatures over the weekend were quickly followed by heavy downpours and ongoing humidity. The Met Office has issued an amber thunderstorm warning for […]

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Pay farmers to restore habitat on least productive farmland

That's according to the think tank, Green Alliance Paying farmers to restore natural habitat on England’s least productive land would both boost their income and increase wild bird populations by almost 50% by 2050, according to a new study. Environmental think tank Green Alliance is calling for the Government to allocate £600 million of the £2.4 billion annual farming budget to restoring peatland, heathland and woodland. The poorest quality land […]

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Former school teacher who confessed to child sex offences jailed

Peter Jenkins – also known as Peter Greenham – admitted to historical assaults on young girls, which dated back to the 1980s An ex-school teacher who confessed to sexually abusing young girls over a period of two decades has been jailed for 13 years. Peter Jenkins – also known as Peter Greenham – admitted to historical assaults on young girls, which dated back to the 1980s, West Midlands Police said. […]

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