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Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

September 20, 2017 8:30 pm0 comments
Quit smoking campaign Stoptober backs e-cigs for first time

The annual Stoptober campaign in England is embracing e-cigarettes for the first time – in a sign vaping is being seen as the key to getting people to quit. Health experts have tended to shy away from explicitly promoting e-cigarettes. But the government campaign during October will feature vaping in […]

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Niall Horan: 'One Direction's first gig was a disaster'

September 14, 2017 11:26 pm0 comments
Niall Horan: 'One Direction's first gig was a disaster'

Whatever you do, don’t ask Niall Horan about One Direction’s concert debut. “I never want to talk about that gig again,” grimaces the star. “Worst night of my life. The worst One Direction show ever.” The band were less than a year old when they played the Watford Colosseum in […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: First public inquiry hearing to open

September 13, 2017 11:58 pm0 comments
Grenfell Tower fire: First public inquiry hearing to open

A public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed at least 80 people in June, officially opens later. It will examine the cause and spread of the fire, high-rise regulations, and the actions of the local authority. The head of the investigation, judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick, will give a […]

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Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

September 12, 2017 12:52 am0 comments
Brexit: EU repeal bill wins first Commons vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device The government’s bid to extract the UK from EU law in time for Brexit has passed its first parliamentary test. MPs backed the EU Withdrawal Bill by 326 votes to 290 despite critics warning that it represented a “power grab” by ministers. The […]

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George Michael: New song by late star to get first play

September 6, 2017 3:36 pm0 comments
George Michael: New song by late star to get first play

A previously unheard George Michael track is to receive its first play, eight months after the singer’s death. The track, to be aired on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday morning, is thought to be a remix of previously-released track Fantasy from the 1987 album Faith. Producer Nile Rodgers, who had […]

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Rami Malek: First look at Mr Robot star as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic

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Rami Malek: First look at Mr Robot star as Freddie Mercury in Queen biopic

After years of delays, production has finally started on a biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Actors including Johnny Depp, Ben Whishaw and Sacha Baron Cohen had been linked to the role, only to drop out. Producers finally cast Mr Robot star Rami Malek as the Bohemian Rhapsody singer, and […]

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The female director who was issued a fatwa for her first film

September 3, 2017 5:22 am0 comments
The female director who was issued a fatwa for her first film

When 35-year-old Maysaloun Hamoud, a Palestinian director, said she wanted to “stir things up” with her movies – she achieved it. Her first feature film, In Between, has resulted with her being issued with a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling), as well as death threats. The movie, which is released in […]

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US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes

August 31, 2017 6:39 pm0 comments
US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes

Four companies have been chosen to build prototypes for Donald Trump’s planned border wall, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said. The four concrete prototypes will be 30ft (9m) long and up to 30ft tall, and will be built in the coming months. Officials will then spend up to two […]

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First cancer 'living drug' gets go-ahead

August 30, 2017 7:02 pm0 comments
First cancer 'living drug' gets go-ahead

The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient’s own immune system so it attacks cancer. The regulator – the US Food and Drug Administration – said its decision was a “historic” moment and medicine was now “entering a new frontier”. The company Novartis is charging $ 475,000 […]

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North Korea: 'Japan missile was first step in Pacific operation'

August 29, 2017 7:32 pm0 comments
North Korea: 'Japan missile was first step in Pacific operation'

North Korea says its firing of a missile over Japan was “the first step” of military operations in the Pacific, signalling plans for more launches. State media also repeated threats to the US Pacific island of Guam, which it called “an advanced base of invasion”. The missile launched on Tuesday […]

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