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Lessen stillbirth deaths by sleeping on your side.

Mon 20 Nov 2017, 11:52 am by papa_umau

Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester.

The study looked into 291 pregnancies that ended in stillbirth and 735 women who had a live birth.

Researchers say the position which women fall asleep in is most important - and they should not worry if they are on their …

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Hydrogen powered trains in Germany..

Fri 10 Nov 2017, 12:34 pm by papa_umau

Hydrogen-powered fuel-cell trains to run on German rails from 2021.

The world's first hydrogen-powered fuel-cell trains will run in Northern Germany by 2021.

German rail firm LNVG have signed a deal for 14 fuel-cell trains with French engineering giants Alstrom.

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You may or may not know that hydrogen, ( the world's most abundant element ), can, by using …

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Illegal puppy trade surges in UK ready for Christmas.

Tue 14 Nov 2017, 12:25 pm by papa_umau

Record numbers of illegal puppies are being smuggled across the Channel into the UK ready for the "Christmas trade".

In three undercover operations the Dogs Trust seized 100 young dogs in just one week from Folkestone and Dover ports.

But the UK's largest dog welfare charity said the clampdown was "just the tip of the iceberg", and feared people looking for a cheap puppy would fuel the illegal …

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Geldorf returns Dublin honour.

Mon 13 Nov 2017, 10:10 am by papa_umau

Geldof returns Dublin honour in protest over Aung San Suu Kyi

Bob Geldof has said he will return his Freedom of the City of Dublin in protest against the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who also holds the award.

Mr Geldof said "her association with our city shames us all".

Ms Suu Kyi has faced heavy criticism over her failure to address allegations of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar's …

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Bernard Kenny to receive George Medal posthumously.

Tue 07 Nov 2017, 11:49 am by papa_umau

Jo Cox 'hero' Bernard Kenny to receive George Medal posthumously

The widow of a man who tried to stop the murder of MP Jo Cox is to receive the George Medal on his behalf.
Bernard Kenny was stabbed as he intervened when Thomas Mair attacked Mrs Cox in Birstall, West Yorkshire in June 2016.

His widow Doreen Kenny will be present at the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Mair stabbed Mrs …

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Trump: Japan could shoot down North Korean missiles.

Mon 06 Nov 2017, 11:54 am by papa_umau

Shoot North Korean missiles out of the sky.

US President Donald Trump has said Japan could shoot North Korean missiles "out of the sky" with military equipment bought from the US.

Japan's PM Shinzo Abe followed up by saying his country could intercept missiles "if necessary", and added that he was looking into the deal.

The two leaders were speaking to reporters at the close of Mr Trump's …

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Grammar schools must be open for ordinary people.

Tue 31 Oct 2017, 11:51 am by papa_umau

Education Secretary Justine Greening wants England's schools, including a new generation of grammars, to do more to help "ordinary working families".

The school system needs to support those who are struggling and not "the privileged few", she will say later.

But new government analysis shows a majority of selective school places WILL go to more affluent families.

Labour says this adds to the …

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Should you smoke around you're pets ?

Mon 30 Oct 2017, 12:05 pm by papa_umau

Second-hand smoke linked to pet deaths and illnesses, experts say

Family pets are equally, if not more, at risk of being affected by passive smoking as humans, research suggests.

Animals inhale more smoke and - because of their grooming routines - also digest nicotine when licking their fur, a study by Glasgow University said.

Dogs are at risk of developing lung or sinus cancer while smaller …

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BrightHouse pays 14.8m in redress.

Tue 24 Oct 2017, 12:05 pm by papa_umau

BrightHouse rent-to-own firm pays 14.8m in redress

Rent-to-own retailer BrightHouse has been told to pay 14.8m to 249,000 customers by the financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

BrightHouse will compensate customers who had cancelled agreements after one downpayment but had not been refunded.

It will also make payments to those who signed up to lending agreements that …

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