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The UK’s first drug consumption room for users to take illegal drugs under medical supervision has been approved. The £2.3 million facility is planned for Glasgow’s east end and will allow users to take their own illegal drugs in a hygienic environment with medical staff on hand. First proposed in 2016 following an HIV outbreak in the city, the development of drug consumption rooms has […]

Heinz has created a new sauce for the quarter of consumers who believe it acceptable to eat pasta with ketchup. The new Tomato Ketchup Pasta Sauce is the first of the brand’s pasta sauces to contain ketchup, which makes up 10% of the product alongside 84% tomato puree and other ingredients such as vinegar, olive […]

GB News has launched an investigation into “totally unacceptable” comments made by Laurence Fox about a female journalist during a broadcast. Fox made a series of remarks about Ava Evans, the political correspondent for online news site Joe, during an episode of Dan Wootton Tonight on Tuesday including describing her as a “little woman” and […]

Millie Bright said it was “mind-blowing” that VAR was not used in England’s 2-1 Nations League defeat against the Netherlands. Lieke Martens’ opener for the hosts would have been disallowed for offside if VAR had been in operation, as Danielle van de Donk took part in the build-up after returning from an offside position. But […]

A controversial North Sea oil field has been given the go-ahead, prompting anger from environmental campaigners. Rosebank, which is one of the largest untapped oil fields in UK waters, has been granted development and production consent by the UK Government’s regulator, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA). Environmental campaigners including Greta Thunberg had voiced strong […]

Calls have been made to ban the sale of vapes and tobacco products in the vicinity of schools in a bid to “protect young people”. The step could work towards “educating a nicotine and tobacco-free generation”, according to The World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO said the “tobacco industry relentlessly targets young people”, with products such […]

The Princess of Wales has begun a tour of a heritage textile mill which has a close association with her family. Kate is visiting Yorkshire-based AW Hainsworth which held a royal warrant from the late Queen and bought a woollen manufacturer once owned by her father Michael Middleton’s relatives. The company made the scarlet tunics of the Guardsmen on duty during the coronations of both […]

Britain’s smaller music venues will collapse if a business tax relief measure is taken away next year, a charity representing the sector has warned the Chancellor. The Music Venue Trust (MVT) published an open letter to Jeremy Hunt urging him to extend the existing business rates relief for the retail, hospitality, and leisure sector next year. The measure means that eligible […]

The British Museum is asking the public to go to its new webpage so they can help recover missing items from the institution’s collection. An estimated 2,000 artefacts – including gold jewellery, semi-precious stones and glass – were found to have been taken from the London-based institution over a “significant” period of time. However, when […]

JP Morgan Chase has agreed to pay 75 million (£62 million) to the US Virgin Islands to settle claims that the bank enabled the sex trafficking acts of financier Jeffrey Epstein. JP Morgan said on Tuesday that 55 million dollars of the settlement will go towards local charities and assistance for victims. Another 20 million […]

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