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Alzheimer’s supplement ‘breakthrough’ condemned by experts

Experts have strongly condemned “irresponsible” and “deeply cynical” claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to ...

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Sadiq Khan will run for London Mayor again in 2020

Sadiq Khan has confirmed he will seek a second term as Mayor of London in 2020.

The Labour politician also said he hoped protests against US President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK would help change public opinion in America.

Mr Khan, who has been involved in a ...

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Barry Bennell’s victims relieved after paedophile loses sentence appeal

Victims of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell have spoken of their relief after he failed in a Court of Appeal bid to have his 30-year jail term cut.

Three judges in London ruled on Wednesday that the length of his jail term for multiple offences against 12 boys he coached was ...

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Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement

The Government may have seen off a Commons rebellion over its flagship Brexit legislation with a last-minute concession to pro-EU backbenchers.

Brexit Secretary David Davis wrote to MPs to inform them that an official ministerial statement will be issued on Thursday making clear it ...

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Government bids to fend off Brexit rebellion with Davis statement

The Government may have seen off a Commons rebellion over its flagship Brexit legislation with a last-minute concession to pro-EU backbenchers.

Brexit Secretary David Davis wrote to MPs to inform them that an official ministerial statement will be issued on Thursday making clear it ...

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Royal Ascot welcomes Sir Mo Farah as gold medallist ‘here to enjoy the racing’

Sir Mo Farah made his first appearance at Royal Ascot declaring he wanted to enjoy the racing as thousands of racegoers geared up for the start.

The long distance runner – who won four Olympic golds – looked smart in a top hat and tails as he arrived with wife Tania ...

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Poundworld starts closing down sale amid struggle to find buyer

Beleaguered retailer Poundworld has started a “closing down” sale and drafted in consultants at Hilco to kick-start stock clearances.

Administrators at Deloitte have informed staff that Hilco will “help advise and support” staff during the process.

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Football fan hits back at Lord Sugar’s Senegal slur

A Senegal fan has criticised as offensive Lord Sugar’s tweet comparing his national team to sunglasses sellers on Marbella beach.

Pape Ndiaye, 47, said he was “absolutely” offended by the tweet, which Lord Sugar defended as a joke, before apologising and removing. ...

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Anfield Road redevelopment on track – Liverpool chief Hughes

Liverpool insist plans for the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end remain on track but building the club’s new training ground is the priority.

Following the opening of the £115million Main Stand in September 2016, fans were keen for the smallest side of Anfield, which ...

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Gosport hospital probe reveals ‘truly shocking’ catalogue of failings

Criminal charges could be brought following “truly shocking” revelations that the lives of more than 450 people had been shortened by the prescribing and administering of opioids without medical justification at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital.

A damning report found ...

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South Korea urges ‘concrete’ plan on nuclear weapons as Kim visits China

South Korea has urged North Korea to present a plan with concrete steps towards denuclearisation, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un as he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Mr Kim and Mr Xi held a second day of talks at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, whose grounds ...

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Sick MPs may be unable to take part in crunch Brexit vote

With Theresa May facing a knife-edge Commons vote over Brexit, Labour has accused the Conservatives of refusing to co-operate with a long-standing convention permitting sick MPs to vote.

Under the convention, MPs who are too ill to make their way through the voting lobbies can be ...

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Drumm admits ‘huge error in judgment’ over Anglo-Irish Bank fraud

The former head of Anglo-Irish Bank has acknowledged a “huge error in judgment” over a 7.2 billion euro (£6.3 billion) fraud at the failed lender.

David Drumm, 51, was convicted earlier this month at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court of conspiracy to defraud and false ...

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Lloyds to cut 450 jobs as back office operations targeted

Lloyds Banking Group is to axe 450 jobs in a move that will mainly affect back office staff.

The lender chalked the move up to organisational changes that will help it “adapt and evolve to support changes in customer behaviour”.

A spokeswoman said branch ...

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Corbyn: May’s NHS figures ‘so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus’

Theresa May’s figures on extra NHS spending are “so dodgy they belong on the side of a bus”, Jeremy Corbyn has claimed as he urged the Prime Minister to be straight with voters on tax rises to fund the plans.The Labour leader asked why Mrs May was pushing her own ...

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Disney increases Twenty-First Century Fox bid

Disney is upping the ante for Fox, making a 70.3 billion dollar (£53.3 billion) counterbid for Fox’s entertainment businesses following Comcast’s 65 billion dollar (£49.2 billion) offer for the company.

The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new ...

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Marcus Rashford hails improved England team spirit

Marcus Rashford says the England squad are relishing this opportunity to show people how far they have come, saying Gareth Southgate’s World Cup group “really is a team” compared to Euro 2016.

Harry Kane’s late heroics in Volgograd saw the Three Lions ...

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Iceland’s Johann Berg Gudmundsson doubtful for Nigeria clash due to calf injury

Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s World Cup adventure is in doubt after it was confirmed he has torn a calf muscle.

The 27-year-old Burnley midfielder was injured during Saturday’s 1-1 Group D draw with Argentina and is being monitored by medical staff ahead of ...

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Lewis Hamilton faces engine wait ahead of French Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton faces an anxious wait to discover if Mercedes will be able to push ahead with their planned engine upgrade for this weekend’s race in France.

Mercedes performed a late U-turn on a decision to unleash their revised power unit at the last round in Canada which ...

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Ideas needed to help Cleveland Way celebrate 50 years

SUGGESTIONS are being sought for the best things to do and sights to see on the Cleveland Way as part of a new booklet being produced ahead of the trail’s 50th anniversary next year.

They will form part of a booklet that will be available from January 2019 suggesting 50 ways ...

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Reptiles, ivory and polar bear carcasses seized in wildlife crime crackdown

A month-long global operation against illegal trade in wildlife and timber has resulted in the seizure of thousands of live animals and tons of meat and ivory, international police agency Interpol announced.

Among those arrested were flight attendants carrying turtles in their ...

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