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Day: August 31, 2016

The best place to retire in the UK
ENGLISH, Life Style

The best place to retire in the UK

    Surrey pensioners have the highest average income in the country (£21,200), while those in Dyfed and Powys enjoy the lowest crime rate, and people in Herefordshire have the most years in retirement before disability kicks in. However, these aren't the best places to retire in the UK - a study by Prudential has revealed that this particular honour goes to Dorset. The quality of life index took a number of things into account, including crime levels, pensioner income, the health of people in retirement, access to healthcare, its attractiveness as a retirement destination, and the amount of sunshine. Top 5 best places to live 1. Dorset This took the top spot the last time the index was released - in 2014 - and the reasons are obvious. It's a beautiful place, with all-round ap...
Three bedroom house on sale for £8,000 comes with reception room and kitchen
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Three bedroom house on sale for £8,000 comes with reception room and kitchen

    This terraced house boasts three bedrooms, a reception room and kitchen - and could be yours for just £8,000. Up for auction with a guide price cheaper than the cost of the average car, the home is on South Terrace in South Bank, near Middlesbrough. The home will go under the hammer at Barnard Marcus Property Auctions in London’s Covent Garden on September 12 at 10.30am. So what do you get for your money? The mid-terrace property features three bedrooms, a reception room, kitchen and bathroom, reports the Gazette. The description reads: “The property is situated on South Terrace which is located off Normanby Road. “Public transport links include South Bank rail station together with a network of local bus services serving the surrounding areas. "Road links include the A66 ...
Turkey Denies Cease Fire Deal With Kurdish Rebels in Syria
Arab world, ENGLISH

Turkey Denies Cease Fire Deal With Kurdish Rebels in Syria

    Turkey's minister of European Union affairs dismisses claims that a cease-fire has been reached with Kurdish rebels in northern Syria. In comments made to the state-run Anadolu news agency on Wednesday, EU Minister Omer Celik says, "Turkey is a sovereign state, it is a legitimate state. To suggest it is on a par with a terrorist organization and suggest there are talks between them, that a deal has been reached between them, this is unacceptable." Turkey's incursion into Syria helped rebels take the border town of Jarablus from the Islamic State group last week, but clashes have since broken out between Turkish and Kurdish forces in the area. The Kurdish-backed Jarablus Military Council said in a statement Tuesday it had agreed to a cease-fire following consultations with ...
Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer fighting drugs
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Chemotherapy warning as hundreds die from cancer fighting drugs

  Cancer drugs leading to deaths Patients should be warned about the dangers of chemotherapy after research showed that cancer drugs are killing up to 50 per cent of patients in some hospitals. For the first time researchers looked at the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy, which indicates that the medication is the cause of death, rather than the cancer. The study by Public Health England and Cancer Research UK found that across England around 8.4 per cent of patients with lung cancer, and 2.4 per cent of breast cancer patients died within a month. But in some hospitals the figure was far higher. In Milton Keynes the death rate for lung cancer treatment was 50.9 per cent, although it was based on a very small number of patients. At Lancashir...
PM Theresa May called Dominate Cabinet’s meeting about Brexit
ENGLISH, London

PM Theresa May called Dominate Cabinet’s meeting about Brexit

    Brexit will dominate a special Cabinet away day at Chequers as Theresa May and her ministers meet for the first time since their summer break. The Prime Minister will use the meeting to attempt to resolve a bitter split between senior Cabinet ministers over the deal Britain wants to leave the European Union. It has been claimed she intends to "bang a few heads together" to halt feuding between the so-called "Three Brexiteers": Liam Fox, David Davis and Boris Johnson. Chancellor Philip Hammond is also at odds with Dr Fox and Mr Davis because he wants the Government to try to retain its membership of Europe's single market after Brexit. Other big issues on the Chequers Cabinet agenda will include: :: Hinkley Point C - The PM has launched an inquiry into the project before gi...
US Secretary of State John Kerry stuck off in India visit
Asia, ENGLISH

US Secretary of State John Kerry stuck off in India visit

    United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to India and his planned schedule continued to be affected by heavy rains which lashed the national capital on Wednesday morning. Not only his planned visit to three religious shrines in Old Delhi – including Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Jama Masjid and Gauri Shankar temple – was cancelled, his visit to IIT Delhi campus was also delayed by almost an hour. Kerry is on a two-day visit to the country for the Second Indo-US Strategic and Commercial (S&C) dialogue. It all started the moment he landed at the airport on Monday evening and got stuck in a massive traffic jam en route to his hotel in Chanakyapuri. Kerry’s motorcade snailed through the traffic jam and it took him two hours to cover the 13-km stretch from Terminal 3 of IG...