Second Pret allergy-link victim named

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News of her death followed the inquest of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, who died after eating a Pret baguette. Related Topics Pret allergy death Food allergies Bath Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-45784742

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Backlash over Marmite maker’s HQ move

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The company is one of the biggest firms in the UK’s FTSE 100 share index with a market value of about £124bn. However, under UK rules it would no longer be eligible for inclusion in the FTSE 100 in London after the proposed change. Shareholders fear this would cause a rush for the exits to […]

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Bodyguards David Budd could be about to save more lives

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“It’s very difficult for those who haven’t experienced PTSD to grasp how it affects people,” he told the BBC. “But from the first episode, it hooked me, and I thought ‘that’s bang on’. The goal for me was to watch to see if he went to get help. I’d sit there, going ‘go on mate, […]

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Brexit approach incompetent – Lord King

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLord King laments Brexit ‘incompetence’ Former Bank of England governor Lord King has blasted Brexit preparations as “incompetent”. The Brexit supporter said it “beggared belief” that the world’s sixth-biggest economy should be talking of stockpiling food and medicines. This left the government without a credible bargaining position, […]

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‘Total chaos’ as care home closed down

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‘Loved ones crying’ One relative described the situation as “total chaos” and “an unbelievable situation”. Tim Leader, whose father-in-law is cared for at the private home, said: “There are loved ones there now crying not knowing what to do.” “How can the Care Quality Commission make this decision without first ensuring adequate provision has been […]

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Experts confirm Novichok caused poisoning

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The international chemical weapons experts reached their conclusions having collected samples from the UK. It was not possible to conclude whether the nerve agent used in the two incidents was from the same batch, the OPCW said. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt thanked the OPCW and paid tribute to the “high standards set by our world-leading […]

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Watchdog sues ticket reseller Viagogo

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“This applies to Viagogo as much as it does to any other secondary ticketing website. Unfortunately, while other businesses have agreed to overhaul their sites to ensure they respect the law, Viagogo has not,” he said. “We will now be pursuing action through the courts to ensure that they comply with the law.” Ticketmaster to […]

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What’s the Brexiteers’ alternative plan?

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Brexit approach incompetent – Lord King Mayor backs ‘last resort’ new Brexit vote ‘No new ideas’ in Johnson Brexit criticism I hear from Sunday onwards we should expect several days of carefully planned announcements, almost like a government grid perhaps, where the Brexiteers, with their eyes ruthlessly on their short term prize of “chucking Chequers”, […]

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Ethnic minority consultants ‘paid less’

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While the the lack of a significant pay gap for most doctor grades was encouraging, the differences at consultant level warranted further investigation and explanation, said report author John Appleby, chief economist at the Nuffield Trust think tank. Average basic pay for white consultants was higher than all other ethnic groups – varying from about […]

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From cake shop to civil servant – without A-levels

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Education just did not feel important and these days she struggles even to remember what subjects she took. This was before the government brought in new rules which say that in England you’re meant to stay in education, or employment with training, up to the age of 18. These days 90% of 16-year-olds remain in […]

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