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Children, 3, found to be self-harming while at school

Children as young as three are self-harming, teachers have found (Picture: Getty) New figures have revealed that the number of children at nursery and primary schools who are self-harming is rising rapidly. But reports suggest that referrals to mental health professionals – often made by distraught teachers who feel unable to help – are regularly being rejected. Homeless man died ...

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Rafael Nadal admits frustration at not being closer to Roger Federer’s Grand Slam haul after latest injury upset

Nadal was stopped short by injury once more (PIcture: AFP/Getty Images) Rafael Nadal admitted that it was another ‘tough moment’ for him in his career after another opportunity is ‘gone’ to add another Grand Slam to his already remarkable collection. The 16-time major winner is only behind Roger Federer – who can add a 20th title at Melbourne Park – ...

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Johnson demands 5 billion pounds extra health spending – The Times

LONDON (Reuters) – Foreign minister Boris Johnson will press Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday to boost funding for Britain’s public health service to try to revive the fortunes of her Conservative Party and grab back the domestic agenda. At a regular meeting of top ministers that will discuss what is widely portrayed as a health crisis in Britain, Johnson ...

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Gas leak in central London closes train station, hotels evacuated

LONDON (Reuters) – A major gas leak in central London forced the closure of Charing Cross train station and the evacuation of hundreds of people from nearby nightclubs and hotels on Tuesday. Police closed the Strand, a major road artery that leads into Trafalgar Square – the very heart of the capital city – and advised people to avoid the ...

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UK public finances boosted by EU credit, surging VAT receipts

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s budget deficit fell by much more than expected last month, helped by an unusually large credit from the European Union and the strongest value-added tax receipts on record. Tuesday’s data will help finance minister Philip Hammond to meet his goal to lower public debt to help the world’s sixth-biggest economy withstand any shocks in the years ...

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Manchester United beat Real Madrid to top spot in latest football rich list

Manchester United have retained their position as world football’s top earners, according to the latest annual “Money League” report by accountancy firm Deloitte. United made £581million during the 2016-17 season, pipping Real Madrid to the top spot by just £1.5million, the closest margin in the rich list’s 21 years. It is the 10th time the Old Trafford club have topped ...

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Hormones that make you hungry rise in the evening, study finds

Your “hunger hormone” levels rise and your “satiety hormone” levels drop in the evening, a study has discovered. A report published in the International Journal of Obesity investigated how evening hours can influence a person’s tendency to overeat. The study, which was overseen by Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, also took the participants’ stress levels into account, exploring whether a ...

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Screen time linked to lower levels of happiness in teenagers, study finds

Teenagers who spend long periods of time staring at their phones, TVs and computer screens might see more of an effect than just square eyes. Researchers at San Diego State University have found that adolescents who spend substantial amounts of time in front of screen devices are distinctly less happy than those who mostly engaged in face-to-face social interactions. Just one hour ...

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Britney Spears announces UK and European tour including Brighton Pride – how to get tickets

Britney Spears is bringing her Las Vegas show to the UK, announcing various tour dates across the country.  Britney: Piece Of Me will first come to Brighton, the singer headlining the city’s Pride Festival on the 4 August.  After touring multiple other European countries — including Germany, Norway, and Sweden — Spears returns on the 17 August to play Scarborough. ...

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Arsenal in talks over transfer of Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsene Wenger confirms

Arsene Wenger has revealed Arsenal “are not close to doing any deals” but revealed that the club are in talks with Borussia Dortmund for forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis flew out to Dortmund over the weekend to try to force through a deal which would see Aubameyang follow his former teammate Henrikh Mkhitayran to the Emirates, following ...

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