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Lucky fat genes can help protect obese people from certain diseases, new study suggests

National News January 25, 2022 at 3:59 am

Lucky fat genes can help protect obese people from certain diseases, a new study suggests.

PM to meet Cabinet amid growing threats of Russian invasion in Ukraine and more Downing Street party claims

National News January 24, 2022 at 11:57 pm

Boris Johnson is meeting his Cabinet amid the growing threat of war with President Putin in eastern Europe and more humiliating Downing Street party allegations at home.

MP’s claim she was sacked as a minister due to her Muslim faith ‘disturbing’, says Tory peer

National News January 24, 2022 at 8:44 pm

An MP’s claim that she was sacked as a minister because of her Muslim faith is “disturbing”, the former co-chair of the Conservative Party has said.

PM had birthday party during first national lockdown, report claims

National News January 24, 2022 at 6:16 pm

Downing Street has disputed a report suggesting Boris Johnson held a birthday party inside Number 10 attended by up to 30 people during the first lockdown.

FGM victim applies for UK asylum for third time as she fears for her life if found by husband

National News January 24, 2022 at 5:48 pm

Virginia fled her country to escape her husband, who she says started abusing her after he joined a local gang, trying to force her to submit to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Dentists to be paid extra to work weekends and evenings to help clear massive COVID backlog

National News January 24, 2022 at 5:16 pm

350,000 extra NHS dental appointments will be created in the next few months in England as the government spends £50 million to clear the enormous backlog created by COVID disruption.

COVID travel restrictions are being scrapped – all the changes announced by transport secretary

National News January 24, 2022 at 4:33 pm

The COVID travel restrictions imposed by the government are being scrapped.

More drilling for North Sea gas ‘an unrealistic strategy for bringing down energy prices’ – Sharma

National News January 24, 2022 at 4:25 pm

COP26 president Alok Sharma MP has told Sky News that extracting more gas from the North Sea is not a “realistic” strategy for bringing down energy prices for UK consumers.

‘Forgotten’ vulnerable patients being missed off eligibility lists for drugs to fight COVID

National News January 24, 2022 at 4:16 pm

People who are vulnerable to becoming seriously ill with COVID are being “forgotten” and face an “uncertain future” with “many patients being missed off” eligibility lists for drugs to fight the virus, a charity has told Sky News. 

Consumer complaints about business reach record high

National News January 24, 2022 at 4:07 pm

Britons complained more about their treatment at the hands of businesses last year than any other on record, according to a long-running consumer survey.