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Anti-ageing drug could be on the market in three years, say scientists

A drug that reverses ageing, promotes DNA repair and could even help astronauts travel to Mars by reducing the impact of cosmic radiation, may be on the market in three years, scientists claim.

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Sea ice cover reaches record low as winter ends in the Arctic

The Arctic has ended the winter with record low sea ice cover after warm temperatures and "heat waves", US scientists said.

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Hospital staff more likely than patients to be served fresh food, report finds

NHS staff are more than twice as likely as patients to be served fresh food in hospitals, according to a new report.

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Drug-resistant strains threatening efforts to eradicate TB, scientists say

Decades of progress in combating tuberculosis are in danger of being derailed by the rising tide of drug-resistant TB strains, experts have warned.

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Finish the peace building of Martin McGuinness, Bill Clinton urges mourners

Former US president Bill Clinton has told mourners at Martin McGuinness's funeral to finish the peace building work he began.

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Sir Richard Branson says hard Brexit 'a shot in the foot' as he urges new vote

Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is calling for a second EU referendum, warning a hard Brexit will be a "shot in the foot" for Britain.

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Quarterly retail sales show biggest drop since 2010

Retail sales in the three months to February recorded their biggest drop in almost seven years as rising petrol prices cut into households' disposable income.

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Pilot jailed after preparing to fly jet while over legal alcohol limit

A pilot who admitted preparing to fly a passenger jet while more than double the legal alcohol limit has been jailed for 10 months.

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Post-Brexit vote fall in EU nationals working in UK 'driven by graduates'

Graduates drove a 50,000 fall in numbers of EU nationals working in the UK in the wake of last year's Brexit vote, according to new analysis.

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Pre-Brexit 'sweet spot' for exporters unlikely to last, warns Bank deputy

UK exporters are in a welcome "sweet spot" thanks to a boost from the Brexit-hit pound - but this is unlikely to last , according to a senior Bank of England policymaker.

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Women reluctant to join companies offering unequal pay, survey finds

Companies refusing to pay men and women the same salaries will find it difficult to recruit female workers, a report warns.

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Criticism of Jimmy Fallon over Trump interview was unfair, says James Corden

British comedian James Corden has defended rival talk show host Jimmy Fallon over "unfair" criticism of his interview with US President Donald Trump.

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Next annual profits show first fall for eight years

High street giant Next has revealed its first fall in annual profits for eight years as it was hit by sliding sales and warned that 2017 is set to be "another tough year".

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Airline cabin laptop ban to be implemented 'no later than Saturday'

The UK's c abin baggage ban on laptops and tablets must be implemented by Saturday, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.

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Theresa May defends under-fire school funding reforms

Theresa May has been forced to defend the controversial shake-up of school funding in England after a respected economic think tank warned it would create "significant winners and losers".

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Countries 'losing £400bn in taxes a year to profit shifting'

Governments around the world are losing as much as half a trillion US dollars (£400 billion) a year in tax revenue due to so-called "profit shifting" by multinational companies, according to research.

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Lord Chief Justice criticises Liz Truss for not defending Brexit case judges

The Lord Chief Justice has strongly criticised Lord Chancellor Liz Truss for failing to publicly defend judges involved in the landmark Brexit case.

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Labour MPs pressure ministers over Osborne's Evening Standard appointment

Labour has pressed ministers over George Osborne's new role at the London Evening Standard, insisting new business appointments should not be announced before they have been considered by the Government's advisory committee.

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David Davis faces Lords grilling over Brexit

Brexit Secretary David Davis is facing questions in Parliament ahead of the Government formally giving the EU its notice to quit the bloc next week.

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Plusnet fined £880,000 for continuing to charge former customers

BT-owned Plusnet has been fined £880,000 for continuing to charge more than 1,000 former landline and broadband customers, Ofcom said.

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