Dad of girl, 6, killed by flu warns virus is now a ‘plague’

Six year-old Emily Muth was killed by flu just three days after being diagnosed The parents of a six year-old girl killed by flu said the virus is now a ‘plague’ sweeping across America  Emily Muth was rushed from her home in Raleigh, NC, to a nearby hospital last Tuesday, but passed away by Friday. Ketamine ‘cures’ suicidal woman of ...

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National Television Awards 2018: Celebrities hit the red carpet

Rochelle Humes and Marvin Humes (Picture: REX) The celebs were out in force for the National Television Awards 2018 on Tuesday night. Rochelle and Marvin Humes, Michelle Heaton and husband Hugh Hanley plus presenter Roman Kemp were just some of the celebrities to pose for pictures ahead of the NTAs ceremony at the O2 Arena in London. Now in its ...

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Games Inbox: Xbox Game Pass value, Anthem microtransactions, and Resident Evil 2 remake delay

Is Game Pass the future of gaming? The evening Inbox dreams of a Disney game that looks like Dragon Ball FighterZ, as one reader imagines Until Dawn in the style of Evil Dead. To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk Consumer friendly That Xbox Game Pass announcement is very interesting. If I had an Xbox One I’d get ...

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Four puppies found dumped in ditch by cruel owner

Sadly one of the dogs died before they were discovered by a horrified dog walker, who rushed two of them to a vet. (Picture: National News) Four young puppies were dumped in a ditch last week as temperatures dropped across the UK. The female collie cross puppies, who are between 10 and 12-weeks-old, were left to fend for themselves. Government ...

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Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook will make it easier for its more than 2 billion users to manage their own data in response to a tough new European Union law that comes into force in May, the social network’s Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said. “We’re rolling out a new privacy center globally that will put the core privacy settings for ...

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UK regulator puts hurdle in path of Murdoch's $15.7 billion Sky deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s $15.7 billion takeover of European broadcaster Sky should be blocked unless a way is found to prevent the media tycoon from influencing the network’s news output, Britain’s competition regulator said. The initial ruling complicates a separate plan by Walt Disney Co to buy the majority of Murdoch’s assets, including Sky. Disney had hoped Murdoch would ...

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Sainsbury's targets cost savings with store management shake-up

LONDON (Reuters) – Sainsbury‘s, Britain’s second largest supermarket group, said on Tuesday it would restructure its store management as it seeks to achieve another round of targeted cost savings. All of Britain’s big four food retailers – market leader Tesco, Sainsbury‘s, Asda and Morrisons – are chasing efficiency savings to finance price cuts so they can better compete with discounters ...

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May slaps down foreign minister over health funds

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May slapped down her foreign minister on Tuesday after he demanded more funding for Britain’s public health service, telling him any discussion of money saved from Brexit should be kept private. Boris Johnson, whose promises that Britain’s departure from the European Union would boost funds for the National Health Service helped persuade many voters ...

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Regulator says ready to block UK changes to cashpoint fees

LONDON (Reuters) – Regulators should block reductions in fees by Britain’s LINK cash machines network if they threatened access to free-to-use ATMs across the country, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday. LINK, used by high street banks like HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and RBS, is to unveil changes to how it collects one billion pounds a year in fees to pay ...

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan laid to rest in home town

BALLYBRICKEN, Ireland (Reuters) – Cranberries lead singer Dolores O‘Riordan was laid to rest at a private funeral in her home town on Tuesday, remembered as someone who rescued people from “the darkness of depression”. O‘Riordan, 46, whose distinctive and powerful Irish voice helped fuel The Cranberries’ rapid rise in the early 1990s, was found dead in a London hotel last ...

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