Weatherwatch: why cold weather is still a killer in the UK

Research finds local communities can do most to halt unnecessary deathsIn an affluent, educated country like the UK it is surprising that there is still a large spike in the number of people who die in cold weather because they cannot afford to heat their homes or do not understand the danger they are in.Last winter there were 50,100 excess deaths in England and Wales, many of which were entirely preventable. Most of those who die unnecessarily are older adults who have not kept themselves warm ...

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World Bank president Jim Yong Kim to step down

Korean-American doctor and anthropologist leaves amid differences with Trump administration over climate change ...

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Government shutdown: TSA agents 'calling out sick' causes lines and chaos in US airports

The shutdown has entered its third week, and Mr Trump is planning a week of events to drum up support for his border wall ...

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Golden Globes: Dick Cheney's daughter slams Christian Bale's 'Satan' comment

US Rep. Liz Cheney came to her father's defense when actor Christian Bale thanked 'Satan' for the inspiration to play Dick Cheney in the movie, Vice, by bringing up Bale's 2008 domestic violence charge. ...

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Carer fleeced a vulnerable dementia sufferer out of £18,000

Sarah Wingate, 35, admitted two offences of fraud after befriending the patient while looking for opportunities to take his money, Grimsby Crown Court heard. ...

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Government shutdown stalemate halts the production of new beer and wine

Craft beer breweries and wineries across the US may see their seasonal spring flavors abandoned, as Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has been forced to close its doors. ...

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Jason Dalton: Former Uber driver pleads guilty to shooting six people dead in Michigan

He faces a life prison sentence without the possibility of parole ...

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Royole unveils the first consumer-ready flexible phone that folds down from the size of a tablet

Royole’s radical foldable smartphone made its global debut at CES, beating Samsung and other top phone makers in the race to bring flexible handheld devices to consumers. ...

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Shoppers vent their fury over Sainsbury's new wellness section

The new section is currently on trial in seven of its UK stores but has been ridiculed by shoppers. Bee Wilson, who recently visited the Cambridge branch of the store, described the move as 'madness'. ...

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Commuter dies after falling from escalator at Canary Wharf tube station

Incident in London not being treated as suspicion after person pronounced dead at sceneA person has died after falling from an escalator in one of the UK’s busiest commuter stations, the emergency services have said. The incident took place in Canary Wharf station in London Docklands on Monday afternoon.Police have given no information about the person who died and said they were working to inform their relatives on Monday evening. Continue reading... ...

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