October 22, 2020

Holiday promotions can be misleading, says Which?

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By Brian Milligan From BBC Holiday firms which advertise time-limited offers may be misleading consumers, according to the consumer group, Which? Many tour operators promote money-off deals, providing travellers book by a certain date. But when Which? studied such offers, it found that half the holidays advertised were the same price -or even cheaper – […]

Shipping slump: Why a vessel worth $60m was sold as scrap

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By Jamie Robertson From BBC In January 2010, the container ship Hammonia Grenada was delivered from a Chinese yard to its new owners, reportedly priced at about $60m (about £37m at that time). Just seven years later – at the start of this year – it was sold for scrap. The price: an estimated $5.5m […]

Britain swamped by hidden anti-EU messages in the Express

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From Anorak The Daily Express says the “EU wants to control your pension”. Happily, like you, my pension is in the Cayman Islands, which is not in the EU – yet. But it does sound sinister. Talk of the EU controlling your cash is unsettling. How dare those undemocratic technocrats dip into my pension book. […]

Sir Tom Jones’ wife of 59 years dies following ‘short but fierce cancer battle’

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By KIRSTY MCCORMACK From Daily Express UK The wife of Sir Tom Jones has died following a “short but fierce battle with cancer” its been confirmed. The 75-year-old posted a statement on his official Facebook page this morning, which read: “Sir Tom Jones’ wife of 59 years, Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, passed away Sunday morning, April 10, […]

Medical breakthrough: Why cancers return – Scientists make astonishing discovery

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By NICOLE STINSON From Daily Express UK A NEW study by scientists at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre has found how cancerous cells hide out and remain undetected by our immune system even after sufferers have been given the all clear. The phenomenon of cancer returning even after successful treatment is more common than […]

Severe UK storms kill two, displace thousands

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By Pat Gillespie From Mashable Princes William and Harry helped relief workers pack sandbags in the village of Datchet Gale-force winds, heavy rains and significant flooding in the United Kingdom led to two deaths Friday. A wave that crashed through the window of a cruise ship killed an 85-year-old man and injured many others, according […]

Doc claims smoking during pregnancy turns children GAY

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By Andy Wells From Daily Star UK A UNIVERSITY professor has astonishingly claimed that a woman smoking while she is pregnant can turn the baby gay. Dr Dick Swaab, a professor of neurobiology at Amsterdam University, claims that a woman’s lifestyle while she is pregnant can affect both the IQ and sexuality of her unborn […]