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Gluten-free foods no healthier than regular carbs, expert claims

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 18:03 Giving up regular carbs for gluten-free foods may not be as healthy as it seems, a gastroenterologist has claimed. It comes amid reports of some 13 percent of Brits ditching the protein for supposedly healthier lifestyles. Gluten-free diets tend to be followed by people suffering from celiac disease, whereby the ingestion of gluten creates ...

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Grandad’s testicle ‘explodes’ after he contracts rare strain of Salmonella

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 18:38 A grandfather whose testicle “exploded” after he contracted a rare form of Salmonella says his life has completely changed. The 59-year-old caught the disease while on a Tunisian holiday. David Worsley was on holiday with his wife Joanne in Tunisia when he contracted African Salmonella, a potentially deadly strain of the disease. Read more ...

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Walker heard ‘snoring’ before discovering man buried in shallow grave, court hears

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 20:35 A passerby heard snoring noises before discovering the body of a man buried in a shallow grave on the Northumberland coast, a court was told. The man died in hospital 16 days later. Darren Boner, 24, and from Sunderland, died of permanent brain damage after being strangled and beaten, Newcastle Crown Court heard. Read ...

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Policeman caught with images of children being raped receives slap on wrist, walks free from court

A former cop who was caught with 1,500 indecent images of children including pictures of rape, has been given a suspended sentence. Darren Wright, 38, blamed his two bouts of cancer as the reason for his crime. Wright’s home in Southport, where he lives with his parents, was raided on June 9. Legal representatives of the former officer told the ...

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Theresa May ‘invisible’ in first photograph of new ‘white, male’ cabinet

Number 10 has released a photo of Theresa May’s first meeting with her new cabinet on Tuesday morning – but curiously, the prime minister is barely visible. Many have taken to Twitter to point out yet another gaffe. “Another optics government win – Theresa May is pretty much invisible in the photo of her new cabinet,” one user said. Another ...

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Branson’s health service avoids UK corporation tax while racking up millions in NHS profit

Richard Branson’s Virgin Care Services has failed to pay any corporation tax in the UK, despite the private health service racking up over £15 million in profit from NHS contracts over the past two years. The private health service earned more than £200 million from the National Health Service in the past financial year, a jump of over 50 percent ...

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Chaotic cabinet reshuffle reveals lack of control May has over Tory MPs

Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle, which had been expected to be the biggest shake-up since her election, has been labelled a disaster. One MP quit instead of accepting a demotion and another minister refused to give up a portfolio. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt threw a spanner in the works for the prime minister, when he refused a move to become Business ...

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‘Lonely hearts jihadists’ found guilty of Christmas bomb terrorist plot

A couple who met on a Muslim dating site called ‘SingleMuslim.com’ have been found guilty of plotting a terrorist attack with an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) inspired ‘Mother of Satan’ bomb in Derby. Sudanese asylum seeker Munir Mohammed, 37, volunteered for a “lone wolf” UK mission as he chatted on Facebook with a man he believed to be an ...

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Brexit is going ahead and it’ll cost other EU countries billions – Jean-Claude Juncker

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 10:21 Jean-Claude Juncker poured cold water on the hopes of remainers, dismissing the idea of a second Brexit referendum. He warned officials “not to believe” politicians like Tony Blair, who are agitating to reverse the vote. “I don’t think Brexit can be put to the voters again. I don’t believe it,” European Commission President Jean-Claude ...

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David Cameron thought Barack Obama was a self-absorbed narcissist, former strategist claims

David Cameron thought Obama was one of the “most narcissistic, self-absorbed people” he ever met, according to the ex-PM’s former strategy chief. The comments come despite the pair’s once notorious “transatlantic bromance.” Steve Hilton, who was one of Cameron’s closest advisers until they parted ways over his support for Brexit and tougher immigration laws, made the comments during the latest ...

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