Zimbabwe's Mugabe urged to quit now by ex-VP Mnangagwa

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Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week’s army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he... Read More

Theresa May urged to halt Universal Credit rollout

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Families could be left homeless and destitute if Theresa May insists on pressing ahead with Universal Credit, a former top adviser has warned.... Read More

Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register

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GPs in England are being encouraged to keep a register of patients with autism in order to improve the care they receive. Health chiefs say a register would alert GPs... Read More

Social media firms urged to tackle online body shaming

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Internet companies should do more to tackle body shaming online, social media users have told an inquiry into how body image affects young people. One told Parliament’s annual Youth Select... Read More

Post-Brexit EU drug regulation deal urged by ministers

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The UK will continue to co-operate with the European Union on medicine testing after it leaves the bloc, two senior ministers have suggested. Business Secretary Greg Clark and Health Secretary... Read More

Trump urged to retain Paris climate deal by UN chief

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The US has been urged to remain committed to the 2015 Paris climate agreement ahead of an announcement by President Donald Trump on the issue. Reports in the US suggest... Read More

GPs urged to commit to seven-day service or lose funding

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Some GPs in England have been warned they could lose extra funding if they fail to meet a commitment to keep their surgeries open for longer. The government wants surgeries... Read More

Councils urged to redesign speed bumps to cut pollution

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Local authorities should consider lower speed limits, clean air zones and even redesign speed bumps in a bid to reduce air pollution, health experts say. The National Institute for Health... Read More

Sore throat sufferers urged to take pharmacy test

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Sore throat sufferers will be encouraged to visit their pharmacist instead of their GP for an on-the-spot test to see if they need antibiotics. The walk-in service is aimed at... Read More

France 'burkini': Mayors urged to heed court's ruling

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Mayors of French towns who banned the controversial “burkini” swimsuit have been warned they must heed a court ruling suspending the action. Human rights lawyer Patrice Spinosi said if any... Read More