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Flu vaccine ‘working better for children’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The flu vaccine is so far proving more effective in children than in adults in the UK, mid-season figures suggest.The nasal spray flu vaccine is 87% effective in children aged two to 17 against the main circulating flu strain, influenza A(H1N1)pmd09, Public Health England data

Princess Royal Maternity Hospital: Dead babies had ‘extremely rare’ infection

Richard Coles: Mental health hospital ‘saved my life’

PTSD affects ‘one in 13 by age of 18’

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Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped

[ad_1] Image copyright EyesWideOpen/Getty Images Image caption The Great Barrier Reef in 2015 Australia plans to dump one million tonnes of sludge in the Great Barrier Reef.Despite strict laws on dumping waste, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) gave the go-ahead.A loophole was found - the laws don't

Virgin’s Unity plane rockets skyward

Botswana mulls lifting elephant hunting ban

The students recycling clothes for London Fashion Week

Entertainment

R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption R Kelly has faced sexual abuse claims for decades Singer R Kelly has been charged on Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving underage victims, US media report.The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced
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Shatterhand: Next James Bond film’s working title revealed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Craig and actress Lea Seydoux, who played Madeleine Swann in Spectre The next James Bond movie is to be filmed under the working title Shatterhand, according to a listing in industry magazine Production Weekly.The publication, which lists current and forthcoming film shoots,
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Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jussie Smollett will not appear in the final episodes Jussie Smollett will not appear in the final two episodes of Empire, the shows executive producers have said.In a statement, they said the past few weeks had been "incredibly emotional" for the team.They called
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Leah Bracknell: Ex-Emmerdale actress talks of cancer ‘nightmare’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell has said the debilitating effects of terminal cancer have left her feeling like she is "trapped in a cage".Bracknell, who played Zoe Tate in the soap for 16 years, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2016.In an update
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Michael Jackson estate sues HBO for $100m over Leaving Neverland film

[ad_1] Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption In Leaving Neverland, Wade Robson (pictured) says he was abused by Jackson in the 1990s Michael Jackson's estate is suing HBO for $100m (£77m) over the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland.They claim the film, which details the singer's alleged sexual abuse of two boys,

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Kraft Heinz shares fall as appetites wane

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kraft Heinz is one of the world's biggest food companies Kraft Heinz's share price has plunged to a record low amid signs that customer appetite for the company's processed foods is weakening.The US food giant's stock dropped 28% after it reported flat 2018 sales
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Nike app for self-tying shoe comes undone

[ad_1] Image copyright Nike/PA Nike's new self-lacing trainer, the Adapt BB, has fallen at the first hurdle after the Android app that controls the shoe has malfunctioned. Billed as the "future of footwear", the $350 (£268) a pair Adapt BB launched on Sunday.However, an update to the Google Android app
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SFO drops investigations into Rolls-Royce and GSK

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has dropped its investigations into aerospace firm Rolls-Royce and drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline.The SFO said there was "either insufficient evidence" or it was "not in the public interest" to continue.Rolls was being investigated over concerns about bribery and corruption, which led