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Weight loss jab to be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes

Health officials in the UK have given the green light for a weight-loss jab to be used to prevent heart attacks and strokes in overweight people. Semaglutide, sold under the brand name Wegovy, has already been approved for weight management in people with obesity. Now, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved

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Government defeats Kings Speech amendment call to scrap two child benefit cap

The Government has defeated a King’s Speech amendment calling for the two-child benefit cap to be scrapped. The House of Commons voted 363 to 103, majority 260, to reject the amendment tabled in the name of SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn. Slow handclapping could be heard in the chamber after the result was announced. The

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Charlotte Dujardin out of Olympics and hit with six month provisional ban

British Olympian Charlotte Dujardin has been provisionally suspended by equestrian’s governing body with immediate effect. Dujardin withdrew from the Paris Olympics over a video from four years ago showing her making “an error of judgement”, in her words, during a coaching session. Dujardin, a three-time Olympic dressage champion, had decided to pull out of all

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Police officer critically ill after being stabbed by prison inmate

A police officer is critically ill after being stabbed in the chest at a high-security prison. The officer, who is from Greater Manchester Police, was attacked at HMP Frankland in Durham just after 11am on Tuesday. Land and air ambulance crews were called to the notorious jail and he was taken to hospital in a critical condition

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Charlotte Dujardin withdraws from Paris Olympics over coaching session video

Charlotte Dujardin has withdrawn from the Olympics over a video from four years ago showing her making “an error of judgement” during a coaching session. Dujardin, a three-time Olympic champion, has decided to pull out of all competition while the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) investigates the incident. “What happened was completely out of

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Clapham chemical attacker took his own life within hours of incident coroner

Clapham chemical attacker Abdul Ezedi took his own life and drowned within hours of attacking a woman and two young girls, a coroner has ruled. Police had begun hunting for the 35-year-old pizza delivery worker after the incident in Clapham, south London, at 7.30pm on January 31. His body was found in the River Thames

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