How to save: Martin Lewis’s four top tips for putting money away | Money

According to NatWest, which looked at the data of 750,000 anonymised customers, around half are not saving any money each month. Household finances are under pressure – earlier this year the Resolution Foundation thinktank described it as “an unprecedented income squeeze over the past decade”. Martin Lewis, founder of Money Saving Expert, agrees: “There are […]

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Four big drug firms agree to $260m opioid payout hours before trial set to begin | US news

Four major pharmaceutical companies agreed to a multimillion-dollar payout over the US opioid epidemic on Monday, hours before a landmark federal trial in which they were facing accusations of a conspiracy to profit from addiction and death. Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest manufacturer of generic drugs in the world, and three drug distributors, among the biggest […]

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Landmark study reveals link between football and dementia | Football

Former professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than the general population, a landmark study has found. Researchers at the University of Glasgow also discovered that there was a 4.4 times greater chance of ex-pros getting Alzheimer’s disease and a four-times risk of motor neurone disease. However they […]

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Making my own clothes transformed my body image – and my life | Life and style

If you had told me when I was 29 that in 10 years time I would have made my entire wardrobe, run a sewing pattern company and finally found peace with my body, I would have said that was impossible. But learning to sew a simple pillow started a journey that blossomed into a total […]

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Five ways to deal with head lice and nits | Life and style

Act fast “People are not treating an infestation at the earliest stages,” says Ian Burgess, the director of the Medical Entomology Centre in Cambridge, whose research is cited in the Nice guidelines for this persistent problem. “We quite often find people with hundreds and occasionally thousands of lice,” he says. Dee Wright, the owner of […]

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Time to recognise that western greed is one of the causes of global hunger | Kevin McKenna | Opinion

The world has recently paid homage to the oat, stalwart comestible of Scotland’s larder. For the last decade, 10 October has been deemed World Porridge Day, thus canonising the brawny cereal that kept Scottish armies on their feet and built cities. Sadly, in recent years, this most unostentatious and proletarian of foods has been gentrified […]

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A mea culpa from Pharrell Williams? Truly we live in an era of delayed woke | Barbara Ellen | Opinion

Musician Pharrell Williams says he is now “embarrassed” by Blurred Lines, his controversial hit with Robin Thicke. He says that he has only belatedly realised that such sentiments as “I know you want it” and guest rapper TI’s lyric: “I’ll give you something big enough to tear your ass in two” could be considered “rapey”. […]

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What Johnson’s deal means for workers’ rights, the NHS and the economy | Politics

Why are workers’ rights at stake in Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal? The PM’s renegotiated deal opens the way to a much looser relationship with the EU than envisaged by his predecessor, Theresa May, and allows for more “divergence” with EU regulations. As such, instead of writing into the legally binding withdrawal agreement that the UK […]

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NHS to scrap paper prescriptions under plan to save £300m over two years | Society

Paper prescriptions will be scrapped next month under an NHS plan to save £300m over two years, with Jo Churchill, the primary care minister, announcing all prescriptions across England will be digitised. The electronic prescription service (EPS) will be rolled out nationally after a trial run in 60 GP practices and hundreds of pharmacies. At […]

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‘I’m a law student who works to help mental health charities’ | Money

Name: Lewis Alexander BaxterAge: 21Income: £3,000 plus student loan of £4,500 a yearOccupation: Full-time law student, part-time tutor and organisation founder I’ve just started my second year at Durham University, where I’m studying law. I’m not your typical student: I probably only go out once a week or, more accurately, once every two weeks. I’m […]

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