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Take three steps before visiting GP, public urged

December 29, 2017 5:44 am0 comments
Take three steps before visiting GP, public urged

People should take three steps to try to solve a health problem before seeing their GP, a doctors’ leader has urged. Patients should see if they can sort it themselves, see a pharmacist or use a reputable online source of information, the Royal College of GPs says. GPs “really feel […]

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From disguises to bad manners: How celebs avoid being pestered in public

December 1, 2017 7:41 am0 comments
From disguises to bad manners: How celebs avoid being pestered in public

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill uses “the old wheelchair trick” while Jennifer Lawrence is “incredibly rude” – odd as this sounds, they’re revealing how they avoid being pestered in public. Hamill recently tweeted how he hopped into a wheelchair at an airport to “avoid autograph $ alesmen/Dealer$ who constantly badger me […]

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Care homes: Public 'pay unfair fees to plug £1bn shortfall'

November 30, 2017 8:10 am0 comments
Care homes: Public 'pay unfair fees to plug £1bn shortfall'

Care homes have been applying unfair charges and over-the-top fees for self-funders, an official review shows. The Competition and Market Authority found some homes had applied large upfront costs and charged families for weeks after their relatives had died. The watchdog also highlighted how those paying for themselves were charged […]

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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

November 17, 2017 2:45 am0 comments
Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country’s army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a power struggle over his successor. The military […]

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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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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 'won't sing in public again'

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Dame Kiri Te Kanawa 'won't sing in public again'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, one of opera’s most celebrated stars, has told the BBC she will never sing in public again. Dame Kiri, 73, said she stopped performing a year ago, but had not announced her retirement until now. “I don’t want to […]

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Public sector pay cap to be lifted

September 12, 2017 12:37 pm0 comments
Public sector pay cap to be lifted

The cap on public sector pay rises in England and Wales is to be lifted. Ministers will now get “flexibility” to breach the longstanding 1% limit. The announcement came as the government said police officers would get a 1% rise plus a 1% bonus, with prison officers getting a 1.7% […]

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Public 'tricked' into buying unhealthy food

September 7, 2017 3:22 am0 comments
Public 'tricked' into buying unhealthy food

Media playback is unsupported on your device The UK’s obesity crisis is being fuelled by businesses pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on shoppers, according to health experts. The Royal Society for Public Health warned consumers were being tricked by a marketing ploy known as upselling. The tactic involves shops, […]

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Grenfell Tower fire: New council leader heckled by public

July 19, 2017 4:05 pm0 comments
Grenfell Tower fire: New council leader heckled by public

Media playback is unsupported on your device The newly elected leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council has been booed and heckled amid continuing anger over the Grenfell Tower fire. Protesters shouted “resign” and “shame on you” as Elizabeth Campbell was made council leader at a public meeting. The councillor said […]

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Chancellor Philip Hammond hits back over public pay leaks

July 16, 2017 5:49 am0 comments
Chancellor Philip Hammond hits back over public pay leaks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Public sector workers get a 10% “premium” over their private sector counterparts, Philip Hammond said as he warned ministers against leaking cabinet talks on the pay cap. The chancellor refused to comment on reports he had said at a meeting that public servants […]

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