Two arrests after disco crush deaths

Officers want to speak to people who were at the hotel at the time and have already tracked down 160 witnesses. They have reassured anyone who was in the queue that they will not face questions about being under-age at a licensed premises. After discussions with the director of the Public Prosecution Service, Det Ch Supt Raymond Murray said the PSNI have agreed that age is “not an issue in this investigation”. “The focus of our investigation… is about trying to find answers for the families of the three teenagers who tragically died. “We need to know what you saw so the heartbroken families of Connor, Lauren and Morgan know what happened to their children,” he said. Lauren Bullock was …

Are races getting safer for horses?

According to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the number of horse deaths per 1,000 race starts fell from 2.8 in 1994 to to 2.2 in 2018. The lowest rate was 1.8 in 2017. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCheltenham Festival: How authorities are aiming to improve horse welfare Altogether, the BHA figures show that, from 1994 to 2018, 4,905 horses died on British racecourses. “Despite the fact that the overall trend is one of decline, we never stand still when it comes to safety and we always look at the data from the previous year to determine whether any further improvements can be made,” a BHA spokesman said. Unsurprisingly, jump racing – where horses have to clear …

McDonald’s urged to drop Monopoly game

But McDonald’s argued that people can take part by buying some of the healthier foods on their menu – and that they no longer get extra chances to compete by buying larger items. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption McDonald’s said it was continuing to review its menu Type 2 diabetes affects one in 16 adults in the UK and causes the level of glucose in the blood to become too high. It is strongly linked to diet and lifestyle. It is the more common form of diabetes, with nine out of 10 people with diabetes in the UK having type 2. Type 1, on the other hand, is an autoimmune condition and is not associated with being overweight or …

Cancer’s ‘internal wiring’ predicts relapse risk

They went far beyond considering all breast cancers as a single disease and beyond modern medicine’s way of classifying the tumours. Doctors currently classify breast cancers based on whether they respond to the hormone oestrogen or targeted therapies like Herceptin. The research team analysed the genetic mutations inside the tumour to create a new way of classifying them. Related Topics Cancer Breast cancer Women Medical research Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Zaghari-Ratcliffe to get diplomatic protection

The Iranian ambassador to London said the decision “contravenes international law”. Iran refuses to recognise dual nationals so does not recognise Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s right to be represented by Britain. Diplomatic protection is a rare legal procedure in international law. States can use it to help one of their nationals whose rights have been breached in another country. It is very different to diplomatic immunity, which is something given to diplomats to ensure their safe passage and protection from prosecution. What is diplomatic protection? What is the Zaghari-Ratcliffe case about? Iran ‘tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK’ According to the BBC’s diplomatic correspondent James Landale, her new legal status will not force Iran to change the way it …

10 ways you could be affected by no-deal Brexit

There have also been warnings about possible price rises for dairy goods. A no-deal Brexit could mean the UK charges tariffs, or taxes on products such as cheese and butter from the EU, but it is thought unlikely that retailers would pass all of this increase on to the customer. Or the UK could waive tariffs – but under WTO rules it would have to offer the same reductions to other countries as well. Government advice for the food and drink sector UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal Could the UK drop tariffs to zero? If you are planning to make a journey to an EU member state after 29 March, the government is advising you …

Dancer, 25, tackles hair loss head on

Image copyright Josie Sinnadurai/Hook News Image caption Her GP initially told Josie that her hair loss would likely be temporary “I woke up in the morning to find my pillow covered in hair,” she said. “When I washed or brushed it, huge clumps fell out.” Image copyright Josie Sinnadurai/Hook News Image caption Josie dances all over the world and has been in a Hollywood film But a couple of weeks later, Josie noticed she was losing body and facial hair, too. “My leg hair, eyebrows, eyelashes – it was all falling out,” explained Josie, who has travelled the world as a dancer, including Germany, Spain, Israel and Canada. Doctors diagnosed her with alopecia universalis, an autoimmune condition characterised by a …

How to make your cervical test more comfortable

“Ideally, you would arrange it for somewhere in the middle of your cycle or towards the end of your cycle.” Dr Kaye adds the test itself might cause some pain similar to menstrual cramps, “but that lasts maximum 30 seconds, and then it’s gone”. Wear comfortable clothes The doctor or nurse taking the test needs you to be relaxed when taking the test – so make sure you’re comfortable. “Maybe you want to wear a skirt, so that we can lift that up and you still feel more covered – as opposed to taking off leggings or jeans,” says Dr Kaye. Ask for a woman to do the test If you’re more comfortable with a female doctor or nurse doing …

Home secretary: ‘Knife crime can’t go on’

Mr Javid said: “We’re taking action on many fronts… It is vital that we unite to stop this senseless violence.” On Saturday evening, Yousef Ghaleb Makki, from Burnage, was stabbed to death in the village of Hale Barns, near Altrincham. Two boys, also aged 17, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody. Image copyright PA Image caption The playground where Jodie was found is called Amy’s Play Site The teenagers’ deaths follow the deaths of three others three teenagers dying in knife attacks in two weeks in Birmingham, causing West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson to brand the situation a “national emergency”. Hazrat Umar, 17, was killed in Bordesley Green on Monday; Abdullah …

Minister rejects ‘May should quit’ reports

Brexit could be lost if deal is rejected, Hunt warns Tories Big Brexit vote: What do I need to know? On Tuesday, MPs will vote for a second time on the withdrawal deal Mrs May has negotiated with the European Union – ahead of the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc on 29 March. They rejected it by a historic margin in January – with many Tory Brexiteers opposing it because of concerns about the “backstop” proposal in the agreement, aimed at avoiding a return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Many believe the deal is heading for another defeat, with little sign of progress in continuing talks with the EU about getting legally …

Vaccine deniers gaining ground – NHS boss

He went on to describe the uptake of the MMR vaccine among five-year-olds in England (87.5% compared with the World Health Organization target of 95%) as a “real problem”. He said: “Across the world, two to three million lives are saved each year by vaccination. “But as part of the fake news movement, actually the vaccination deniers are getting some traction… “We are not being helped on this front by the fact that although nine in 10 parents support vaccination, half of them say they have seen fake messages about vaccination on social media.” Related Topics Vaccines NHS Children Social media Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Terminally ill man dies after removing mask

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn King had been a regular runner and gym user A man with advanced motor neurone disease has died days after giving an interview to raise awareness of the effects of the incurable illness. John King, 77, from Worcestershire, died on Thursday after removing a mask he relied on for air to stay alive. After his diagnosis 18 months ago, the businessman had been fed through a tube and needed constant care. “I think I’m at the right point in my life to make the decision… I have no issue with it at all,” he told the BBC. The method of ending his own life did not constitute assisted suicide, he said. …

‘I’ve gambled my compensation away’

“It’s a compulsive decision that I make and I don’t know what I’m doing. “I’ve had this awful thing happen to me, I’ve wasted time and I’ve lost money that’s supposed to help me and it’s ruined my life. “I’m not doing this because I enjoy it, it’s an addiction. I know that I’m not going to win money, but it’s an illness.” Problem gambling scheme ‘too easy to cheat’ The tricky issue of problem gambling George told 5 Live Investigates he had been unable to recover much of the estimated £210,000 he spent in a four-month period last year, despite telling the casinos, after he had gambled, about his brain damage. He developed his addiction following a visit to …

Thirteen people ‘packed’ in three-bed semi

Image caption Paula Davis said the people were “packed in” the house The Home Office said of the 13, three women and seven men aged between 20 and 51 were arrested for either overstaying their visas or on suspicion of obtaining leave to enter the UK by deception. Image caption Other houses visited had mould climbing up the walls Others had broken sockets which carried a risk of electrocution, windows and doors that did not open and mould on the walls. Ms Davis, the council’s public protection and neighbourhoods team manager, told Inside Out: “There are an awful lot of vulnerable tenants, old people, young people, people who have migrated to the city and maybe don’t speak English as a …

Who are the MPs resigning?

But who are the MPs within it? Image copyright UK Parliament Former party: Conservative Constituency: MP for Cambridgeshire South since 2015 Majority in the last election: 15,952 Referendum result: 38% Leave, 62% Remain Positions: She sits on the Work and Pensions committee, but has not held any government posts. Before becoming an MP she worked for ExxonMobil, the Royal Mail and ran a manufacturing business. Ms Allen has campaigned repeatedly, and with some success, for changes to new benefits system Universal Credit. She is a vocal supporter of the People’s Vote campaign for a further referendum on EU membership. Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Former party: Labour Constituency: MP for Liverpool Wavertree since 2010 Majority in the last election: 29,466 …