New UK obesity plan fails to address underlying problems

The plan does nothing to capitalise on the gains already made by imposing the sugar tax on soft drinks. Public Health England has been pleased by the amount of sugar taken out of drinks through reformulation by manufacturers. It worked because government wielded a big stick, imposing a levy on drinks with higher sugar levels. […]

UK government gets green light to use personal data from citizens’ mobile phones to help fight coronavirus – but privacy experts brand the move ‘extremely concerning’ and warn it could lead to invasive surveillance

The National Institutes of Health in the US, and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, say they are working on a vaccine based on what they know about coronaviruses in general, using information from the SARS outbreak. But this may take a year or more to develop, according to Pharmaceutical Technology.

The Pussycat Molls! Three sisters who ran all-female fraud gang are jailed after using stolen receipts and credit card numbers to scam almost £80,000 in designer clothes, beauty treatments and cash

Detective Sergeant Paul Kay, from Merseyside Police’s Economic Crime Team, said: ‘This type of fraud is not victimless as the majority of these fraudulent transactions were charged-back to the store making them the loser and in some cases the loss to the store was greater than their weekly turnover.

Cyclist killed after being hit by lorry in central London on Cycle to Work Day

Did you see what happened? Email [email protected] “A40 High Holborn (one-way street) is closed at A4200 Kingsway due to a serious collision at the Newton Street junction.” TfL tweeted.

Queen’s doctor Peter Fisher hit and killed by lorry while cycling in central London

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0208 991 9555 or contact via Twitter @MetCC, quoting CAD 1899/15AUG. You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

London coronavirus rates soar in more than half of boroughs amid travel ban fear

The PM’s official spokesman told journalists yesterday : “If you look at the Contain strategy, which we published two weeks ago, it sets out within there the possibility of putting gin place restrictions on travel if there’s an area which is particularly badly affected.

Caroline Flack’s boyfriend ‘leaked photo from night of her arrest’, star’s mother says

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China poised to power huge growth in global offshore wind energy

“Over the coming decade we will see emerging offshore wind markets like Japan, Korea and Vietnam move to full deployment, and see the first offshore turbines installed in a number of new countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa,” Backwell added.

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Compulsory facemasks and a new safety video: On board Wizz Air as it becomes first carrier to resume overseas flights to Romania, Hungary, Portugal, and Spain from Luton and Gatwick

Loganair: The Scottish regional airline said on March 30 that it expects to ask the Government for a bailout to cope with the impact of the pandemic. Loganair will go to the government despite being told by Finance Minister Rishi Sunak last week that airlines should exhaust all other options for funding, before asking for […]