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Billie Eilish is the big winner at the Grammys

Billie Eilish is the big winner at the Grammys By Mark Savage BBC music reporter    Pop star Billie Eilish swept the board at the 2020 Grammys, winning five awards, including best new artist and song of the year. The 18-year-old also won album...

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Prostate overtakes breast as ‘most common cancer’

  Prostate cancer is now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England, overtaking breast cancer for the first time, latest figures show. In 2018 there were nearly 50,000 registered cases – around 8,000 more than in 2017. Public Health England says it is because more...

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Holocaust: Dutch PM apologises over failure to protect Jews

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has apologised on behalf of his country’s government for its failure to protect Jews during World War Two. Mr Rutte said that while some Dutch officials resisted during the Nazi occupation, too many simply did as they were told. It...

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Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crash

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames. The LA county sheriff said...

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Today Joke

  A boy asks his father, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?” “That’s disgusting. Don’t talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies. After dinner the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?” “Oh, nothing,” the boy says. “There...

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Health Tips

Salt: the facts Eat well   Find out the daily salt recommendations for adults, children and babies and learn how to use nutrition labels to spot the salt in food. A diet high in salt can cause raised blood pressure, which can increase your risk of heart...

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China coronavirus spread is accelerating, Xi Jinping warns

   The spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating, Chinese President Xi Jinping warned, after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year public holiday. The country is facing a “grave situation” Mr Xi told senior officials, according to state television....

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Harry and Meghan: Hagan Homes apologises over housing ads

  A house building firm that used images of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a bid to sell new homes has apologised over its advertising campaign. Hagan Homes, one of Northern Ireland’s biggest property developers, said its houses “fit for part-time royalty’ ads...