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Sponge on a string test could transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis – study

Sponge on a string test could transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis – study

Sponge on a string test could transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis – study

The test, which can be carried out by a nurse in the GP surgery, can also pick up abnormal cells and potentially early-stage cancer.

Parts of the UK expected to be hotter than mainland Europe on Friday

Parts of the UK expected to be hotter than mainland Europe on Friday

Parts of the UK expected to be hotter than mainland Europe on Friday

The Met Office says it expects Friday to be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures even nudging into 35C in Greater London.

First ever cyber sanctions imposed by EU welcomed by UK Government

First ever cyber sanctions imposed by EU welcomed by UK Government

First ever cyber sanctions imposed by EU welcomed by UK Government

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the measures would help counter future hostile activity.

Grime musician Solo 45 jailed for 24 years for raping and imprisoning women

Grime musician Solo 45 jailed for 24 years for raping and imprisoning women

Grime musician Solo 45 jailed for 24 years for raping and imprisoning women

Andy Anokye was convicted of 30 charges earlier this year.

Covid-19 mobile app launched in NI

Covid-19 mobile app launched in NI

Covid-19 mobile app launched in NI

It is the first use of the software in the UK.

Remote music events and autonomous lorries among UK 5G trial projects

Remote music events and autonomous lorries among UK 5G trial projects

Remote music events and autonomous lorries among UK 5G trial projects

£30 million of funding is being shared between tech innovators looking at how 5G can leverage industries across the country.

Scottish Government will fight ‘tooth and nail’ against UK internal market plans

Scottish Government will fight ‘tooth and nail’ against UK internal market plans

Scottish Government will fight ‘tooth and nail’ against UK internal market plans

Scottish Constitution Secretary Mike Russell branded the proposals from Westminster a ‘blatant power grab’.

Man jailed for minimum of 20 years for ‘brutal’ murder of ex-RAF servicewoman

Man jailed for minimum of 20 years for ‘brutal’ murder of ex-RAF servicewoman

Man jailed for minimum of 20 years for ‘brutal’ murder of ex-RAF servicewoman

Brian Manship was described by police as a ‘danger to society and to women in particular’.

Single-use plastic bag sales down 95% since 5p charge brought in

Single-use plastic bag sales down 95% since 5p charge brought in

Single-use plastic bag sales down 95% since 5p charge brought in

The big supermarkets sold 226 million carriers in 2019/20, down from 7.6 billion before the fee was introduced in 2015.

Increase in empty shops as high streets and shopping centres hit by lockdown

Increase in empty shops as high streets and shopping centres hit by lockdown

Increase in empty shops as high streets and shopping centres hit by lockdown

The quarterly BRC-LDC vacancy monitor revealed 12.4% of all shop units were vacant in the three months to the end of June.

Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill to join Captain Tobias for fundraising effort

Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill to join Captain Tobias for fundraising effort

Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill to join Captain Tobias for fundraising effort

Nine-year-old Tobias Weller has raised more than £133,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Paces School by walking and running two marathons.

In Pictures: English tourist attractions prepare for return of visitors

In Pictures: English tourist attractions prepare for return of visitors

In Pictures: English tourist attractions prepare for return of visitors

Many attractions are reopening to the public following the relaxation of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Gap between rich and poor university students widest for 12 years

Gap between rich and poor university students widest for 12 years

Gap between rich and poor university students widest for 12 years

The proportion of white British boys eligible for free school meals entering higher education has also fallen.

13% of Covid-19 patients say hearing worsened after hospital discharge – study

13% of Covid-19 patients say hearing worsened after hospital discharge – study

13% of Covid-19 patients say hearing worsened after hospital discharge – study

Researchers say there is an urgent need for more research into how the disease impacts the audiovestibular system.

Investors in bond scheme get £8.4m payout from compensation scheme

Investors in bond scheme get £8.4m payout from compensation scheme

Investors in bond scheme get £8.4m payout from compensation scheme

Around £237 million of investors’ money was trapped in London Capital and Finance when it collapsed.

‘Beautiful’ great green macaw chicks hatch for first time at Chester Zoo

‘Beautiful’ great green macaw chicks hatch for first time at Chester Zoo

‘Beautiful’ great green macaw chicks hatch for first time at Chester Zoo

The pair of endangered parrots, which hatched in April, have spent three months hidden inside their nest with parents Royan and Dresden.

Coastal flooding risks forecast to increase as climate warms

Coastal flooding risks forecast to increase as climate warms

Coastal flooding risks forecast to increase as climate warms

A study warns north-west Europe, including the UK, is among the hotspots at high risk.

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