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Bank pledge adds to fears that EU referendum will cause market turmoil

Central bank will open lending facility on three extra days to prevent financial sector suffering a credit squeeze at time of vote Bank of England governor is to face questions on Brexit. Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters The Bank of England has heightened fears that Britain’s referendum on EU membership will destabilise already fragile financial markets, pledging to provide extra funds to Read More

Will That Product Really Give Me Cancer?

My sister-in-law recently was looking at weightlifting equipment. She was surprised when she found a warning label saying it might cause cancer. She then asked me: Would this product really give her cancer? The short answer: it depends. Back in 1986, California passed a law requiring manufacturers to put a warning label on products that contain carcinogens, or substances that Read More

Nicky Morgan: Education Secretary on the lack of female school heads and cross-dressing in the Commons

Liberal leaning: Nicky Morgan in Leicester Andrew Fox The Secretary of State for Education may be the mother of a school-age child, but she’s rather more nuanced than the working mum cliche. In fact, Nicky Morgan is hard to pin down. One moment it’s all a bit Middle England – family finances, children’s rugby and the school run. The next Read More

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Npower confirms 2,400 job cuts as it makes £99m loss

German-owned business said it would cut jobs in the UK and overseas in the next two years Npower employs 11,500 people directly and through outsourced services, 7,500 of whom work directly for Npower in the UK. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters Npower plans to cut 2,400 jobs – a fifth of its workforce – to reduce costs after losing customers, offering bad Read More

A Call for Better Awareness and Diagnosis of ADHD in Older Adults

Kathleen Orr, a 68-year-old clinical social worker, complains to her doctor that she struggles to remain focused, becomes easily distracted and has difficulty completing tasks at work and chores at home. After asking a few questions, her physician tells her that this is part of normal aging. Mary says, “But I’ve had this issue on-and-off my whole life.” The physician Read More

The Diet Myth documentary: The real reason we’re fat

IT IS the gutsy documentary which questions everything we know about diet and weight loss. Now the man behind it is determined to bust quite a few myths about what is really making us all so fat — and the results will surprise you. While good food and exercise are no doubt crucial to a healthy body, leading diet and Read More

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BP chief receives 20% pay hike despite record loss and 7,000 axed jobs

High Pay Centre says £14m earned by Bob Dudley last year during crisis at oil firm shows it is ‘losing contact with reality’ The High Pay Centre asked if Dudley was being rewarded for getting rid of people. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images Bob Dudley, the chief executive of BP, earned nearly $20m last year – at a time when the Read More

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Turkish authorities seize newspaper close to cleric Gulen – state media

Supporters of Gulen movement shout slogans during a protest outside the Kanalturk and Bugun TV building in Istanbul, Turkey Turkish authorities seized control of the country’s largest newspaper on Friday, state-run media said, in a widening crackdown against supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, an influential foe of President Tayyip Erdogan. Administrators have been appointed to run the Zaman Read More

Jennifer Lopez reveals her body secrets

Oh to have J Lo’s body. The 46-year-old sat down with to explain how she does it. JENNIFER Lopez’s gravity-defying booty has been captivating us for decades. But when photos emerged last week of her rock hard abs in workout clothes we couldn’t look away. You’ve got to remember this lady is 46 and she’s had twins! So how Read More

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Selling off Network Rail power lines is ‘thin end of wedge’, says union

Network Rail’s hiring of KPMG to market its substations to global investors marks start of privatisation, says RMT’s Mick Cash A train leaves London King’s Cross station. Only the NHS procures more electricity than Network Rail in the UK. Photograph: Frank Baron for the Guardian Rail campaigners have denounced moves to potentially sell off Network Rail’s power assets as the Read More