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Poverty causing ‘misery’ in UK, and ministers are in denial, says UN official

[ad_1] Image caption UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston travelled the country for his report on poverty Ministers are in a "state of denial" about poverty, a UN expert has said following a 12-day tour of the UK.Philip Alston, special rapporteur on extreme poverty, said despite being in the one of the world's richest countries he had encountered "misery".A fifth of the population, amounting to 14m people, are living in poverty
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Passenger sues BA for being ‘squashed next to obese man’

[ad_1] Image copyright Wales News Service Image caption Stephen Prosser is claiming for damages and loss of earnings A man is suing British Airways after being "squashed" next to an obese passenger during a 13-hour flight. Stephen Huw Prosser, 51, of Penygraig, Tonypandy, who is 5ft 3in, said he suffered a pelvic injury and nerve damage in his neck on the journey from Bangkok to London in January 2016. He
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Publisher pulls plug on ShortList magazine

[ad_1] Image copyright ShortList ShortList, which claims to be UK's biggest men's magazine, is being axed by its publisher as advertising continues to move online.The magazine will stop publishing its free print edition, which has a circulation of about half a million copies, but live on online.Its publisher has been renamed the Stylist Group and will focus on the female-focused title of the same name.Stylist has twice the revenues of
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Gamekeeper: I was vegetarian for 18 years

[ad_1] Image copyright Megan Rowland Image caption Megan Rowland's work in land management involves deer stalking A woman who grew up a vegetarian has told how she has ended up working as a gamekeeper.Megan Rowland does deer stalking as part of her job in the Highlands.She said: "I was brought up a vegetarian, for 18 years. I never knew anything different."After eating meat from livestock raised on crofts run by
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Escaped ponies roam in rush hour Hellesdon traffic

[ad_1] About 30 ponies were spotted roaming busy roads during a morning rush hour.They escaped from a nearby field in Hellesdon, near Norwich, early on Thursday, and drivers on Reepham Road were forced to stop to let them pass.A local farmer helped to return them safely to the Hillside Animal Sanctuary.The charity said it was unsure how the animals managed to get out of a locked field but they had
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No books loaned from Barrow Island library in a year

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption The community library has been in Barrow Island Primary School for a year Not a single book has been taken out of a pop-up library in the last year.Eighteen books were technically "checked out" at the library on Barrow Island, Cumbria, but they were by IT staff making sure the machine worked.Barrow Local Committee was told the library had sporadic opening hours.There is now
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Liverpool and Scotland’s Kenny Dalglish receives knighthood

[ad_1] Image copyright BCA Image caption Sir Kenny received the honour from Prince Charles during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace Former footballer and manager Kenny Dalglish has been knighted.Sir Kenny received the honour from Prince Charles during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.As a player, Sir Kenny helped Liverpool win three European Cups in seven years. He went on to successfully manage both Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers.Sir Kenny supported the families
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Brexit: Where we are in eight charts

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images UK Prime Minister Theresa May has dismissed speculation she could be ousted as leader despite a series of ministers resigning over her long-awaited Brexit deal.Mrs May has vowed to get her draft withdrawal agreement signed off in Brussels and put before MPs in defiance of a possible vote of no-confidence in her. Such a vote could lead to her removal as prime minister and a
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Handyman admits bludgeoning pensioner to death in her Romford home

[ad_1] Image copyright Met Police Image caption The body of 85-year-old Rosina Coleman was found at her home in Romford A handyman has admitted bludgeoning an 85-year-old woman to death with a hammer.Rosina Coleman was found beaten to death at her home in Ashmour Gardens, Romford, east London, on 15 May.Paul Prause called police claiming he had discovered the former seamstress dead, but was later arrested and charged.The 65-year-old, of
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Insomnia: ‘No link’ between sleepless nights and early death

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images There's some good news for people with insomnia - your lack of sleep is probably not going to kill you.A new report published by the journal Science Direct says there is no link between insomnia and early death.This may or may not come as some comfort to anyone who's lying awake at 4am in the morning panicking about nothing whatsoever.Scientists reviewed 17 studies, which covered