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Opinion: 'Loneliness has become a social epidemic'



News December 15, 2017


The Labour MP's sister, Kim Leadbeater, is helping launch the report - and in this opinion piece for Sky News, says loneliness has become a "social epidemic". Chatting to strangers at the bus stop, inviting elderly aunties or uncl...

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Amount of waste thrown out at Christmas 'unacceptable' - polls finds



News December 15, 2017


More than two-thirds of people (69%) said the quantity of rubbish thrown out is unacceptable, according to the survey by FlyResearch for Sky Ocean Rescue.Of the more than 2,000 people surveyed across the UK, 46% said they would ra...

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Oxford Dictionaries names youthquake word of the year amid political unrest



News December 15, 2017


The term, which is defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people", follows previous winners - omnishambles, post-truth and selfie.Despite seeing increased usa...

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Judge-led inquiry into pregnancy test Primodos 'not off the table'



News December 14, 2017


Health minister Steve Brine told MPs he had "ruled out no options" amid claims of a "whitewash" after a review of HPTs such as Primodos found available scientific evidence did not support a link between the drug and birth defects....

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Man's ear bitten in London train row over phone noise



News December 14, 2017


The 24-year-old needed hospital treatment after another passenger on a train clamped down on his ear as they argued over whether his friend was talking too loudly.The victim was on board the 11.40pm service from London Bridge to P...

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