Dying to sleep: Insomnia stories

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Image caption Martin was taking up to 12 sleeping tablets a night Award-winning documentary maker Martin Read says his insomnia has been a “gift and a curse”. Martin lives in Cardiff, the worst city in the UK for insomnia, according to research. “Going to sleep for most people is as easy as breathing and walking […]

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British Steel collapse threatens 5,000 jobs

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The company was transferred to the Official Receiver because British Steel, its shareholders and the government were not able to, or would not, support the business. That meant the company did not have to funds to pay for an administration. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn and Theresa May clashed over […]

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Body image concerns ‘making people suicidal’

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The charity is promoting a number of personal stories as part of its push to raise awareness about the issue. They include one from Justyn Bravescar, 25, from Croydon, south London. Related Topics Life Mental health Body art Body image Social media Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48228021

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How stand-in Commons chamber will look

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Is Notre-Dame fire a warning for UK Houses of Parliament? What it’s like to work in a crumbling Parliament However, many members are concerned about the estimated cost of the project and want the proposed move to another venue to be as short as possible. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May said the refurbishment […]

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No trophy hunting import ban yet – Gove

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Clients, mainly from Europe or the US, often pay thousands of pounds to take part in a hunt, and keep a “trophy” – usually the head or skin, or another body part. It’s a big business in some African countries. Critics describe it as a blood sport, but proponents say it helps raise vital money […]

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How wind power is re-energising Great Yarmouth

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Having seen the decline of its fishing industry and ridden the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry, Great Yarmouth and its neighbouring port Lowestoft find themselves at the centre of the UK’s renewables boom. The UK already has offshore wind turbine infrastructure that could provide a capacity of 7.5GW – more than […]

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Sick dog with bespoke high-chair dies

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He had been been taken in by the rescue centre weighing only 17kg (37.4lbs), and needed to eat upright to allow the food to drop into his stomach with gravity. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBuck had a high-chair specially-made for him last year Sharing news of his death, they said: “As […]

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Call to end BSE ban on immune therapy

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Megan is one of only 5,000 people in the UK with a rare condition called primary immune deficiency. She had a stem cell transplant last year, which her family hope will cure her condition, but for now her life depends on regular infusions of immunoglobulins. Image copyright enot-poloskun/Getty Images Image caption A cell in the […]

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Morrisons to sell paper bags in all stores

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It will start selling both types for 20p, having phased out 5p carrier bags in the past year in England, Wales and Scotland. The supermarket chain does not have any stores in Northern Ireland. Morrisons marketing director Andy Atkinson said: “We are taking another meaningful step that will remove an estimated 1,300 tonnes of plastic […]

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Four stabbed in ‘random’ knife attacks

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The second man, aged in his 40s, was arrested later on Sunday at a residential address in Edmonton. Both men remain in police custody. The Metropolitan Police said the motive “appears to be solely to inflict harm” as none of the victims was robbed and had not engaged in conversation before being attacked. A spokesman […]

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